Man turns himself in on rape charges
STEUBENVILLLE - A man wanted on eight sex charges involving a teenage girl turned himself into the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department on Saturday.
Adam D. Taylor, 55, of 2444 township Road 157, Rayland, was wanted on four counts of rape and two counts each of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Wells Township Police Capt. Sean Norman said the incidents involved a 14-year-old female and occurred over a period of time.
He said the victim came to police to report the alleged incidents a couple weeks ago, and police obtained warrants for Taylor's arrest.
Toronto woman pleads guilty to money thefts
LISBON - A Jefferson County woman who worked as a nurse's aide at a Lisbon care facility for the elderly and for mentally disabled adults pleaded guilty to stealing money from 31 of those residents.
Annette L. Sell, 47, of Toronto pleaded guilty to felony theft charges during a hearing Friday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Sell is scheduled to be sentenced on May 22, and the county prosecutor's office is recommending she receive probation.
According to the indictment, Sell stole more than $1,000 from Vista Center residents over a 12-month period starting in May 2012. Chief Assistant County Prosecutor John Gamble said after the meeting that as part of Sell's duties she helped with the residents' accounts, and she stole money from 31 residents while in the course of administering those accounts.
Court records accused Sell of specifically stealing $9,948, but Gamble said the Vista Center's insurance carrier placed the figure at about to $4,200 based on its review of bank records and other related documents.
He said that as part of the plea deal Sell is being required to make restitution to the Vista Center for about $5,000.