Area men face probation hearings
WHEELING - U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced two area men were found in violation of their parole and sentenced in U.S. District Court.
Michael S. Henrick, 35, of Newell was sentenced to six months in prison and 12 months of supervised release for committing additional offenses of shoplifting, domestic battery, failure to report to his probation officer and absconding from supervision.
Henrick originally was sentenced in 2008 to 32 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distribution of heroin.
Scott Nale, 44, of Weirton was sentenced to 45 days in prison for failure to update sex offender registration and unauthorized contact with a minor child. Nale originally was sentenced in 1995 to 168 months in prison and three years of supervised release for carjacking, use of a firearm in a crime of violence and felon in possession of a firearm.
Extension committee to meet Friday
WELLSBURG - The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service Committee will meet at noon Friday at the extension service's office at 840 Charles St.
Wayne trustees will hold special session
BLOOMINGDALE - The Wayne Township trustees will meet in special session at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the township garage on county Road 26.
Members are to discuss permanent appropriations for the year and personnel issues.
Speaker to detail Reagan conservatism
STEUBENVILLE - President Reagan biographer and presidential historian Paul Kengor will speak at 7 p.m. on March 25 at Franciscan University of Steubenville in the St. Joseph Center Seminar Room.
In his book, "11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative," Kengor identifies key points that "tell us what Reagan's conservatism was truly about, and what his emulators might take to heart," he says.
Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of the college's Center for Vision and Values. An internationally recognized authority on Ronald Reagan and the presidency, Kengor is a New York Times best-selling author whose numerous writings on Reagan have appeared in academic presses, scholarly journals and other publications.
The event is sponsored by the university's Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life.
Capito to speak to WLU club
WHEELING - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-Charleston, will speak at the next meeting of the West Liberty University Economics Club at noon March 18 at River City, 1400 Main St.
A buffet lunch will be available for $15, which can be paid at the door by cash or check (payable to the WLU Reseach Corp).
To make reservations, call (304) 336-8301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The university economics club is sponsored by the Center for Economic Philosophy at West Liberty University and funded through a grant from BB&T.
Others scheduled to speak at future meetings are columnist and author Cal Thomas, April 3; Chris Stirewalt, digital politics editor at Fox News, May 22; Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, June 26; and Joy Pullman, research fellow at the Heartland Institute, July 24.
Land bank info session planned
STEUBENVILLE - An informational meeting regarding land banks is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on March 20 in the second floor conference room of the Towers building located at 500 Market St.
Land banks facilitate the return of vacant, abandoned and tax-foreclosed properties to productive economic use, said Rich Fender, Jefferson County Regional Planning Commission planner. Jim Rokakis and Robin Darden Thomas of the Thriving Communities Institute will give an overview of land banks.
Land banks have helped communities stabilize housing and property tax bases by eliminating blight through the demolition of abandoned structures and the clearing of property titles, Fender said. Cuyahoga, Lucas, Montgomery, Trumbull, Mahoning and Hamilton counties are among the counties that have established land banks.