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Man sentenced in drug, guns case

STEUBENVILLE — Ryan J. Antigo, 41, of 862 county Road 20, Dillonvale, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller after Antigo pleaded guilty to methamphetamine and gun charges.

Antigen’s house was raided by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force on Oct. 4, 2018.

He was charged with nine counts of having a weapon under disability, possession of methamphetamine, seven counts of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals to make methamphetamine and illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Three years of the sentence will be mandatory.

Antigo was not permitted to be in possession of a firearm because of a prior drug conviction.

Antigen’s codefendant, Amber Garlinger, 38, of the house was sentenced by Miller in August to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals to make methamphetamine, permitting drug abuse and unlawful transaction in weapons.

Early voting has begun

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Board of Elections announced early in-person voting has begun.

Voters can cast ballots at the board of elections office, located on the first floor of the Towers, 500 Market St. from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 25. The office will be open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1; 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Nov. 2; 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Nov. 3; and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Nov. 4, when early in-person voting will end.

The board of elections will be closed on Monday for Columbus Day.

Clerk of courts releases report

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John Corrigan has released his report for September.

The auto title department collected vehicle fees and taxes of $748,260, with $32,249 going to the county and $716,011 going to the state. Miscellaneous fees were $4,005 and watercraft fees $319. Total fees and taxes were $762,848, with $36,574 going to the county and $726,274 to the state.

For the legal department, new cases filed included miscellaneous, 35; Ohio Department of Taxation, 73; certificate of judgment, 37; civil, 41; notaries, four; domestic, 17; criminal, 16; and court of appeals, three. Clerk fees paid into the county totaled $8,456.

The Rayland title office processed 698 titles with license plate revenue of $617. Also processed were 24 passports with revenue of $840.

The courthouse title office processed 28 passports with revenue of $980; recorded license plate revenue of $1,511; and saw a total of $36,474 in total auto title fees paid. The total revenue paid into the county was $38,602, with county total titles of 2,475.

Bridge inspection set

WEIRTON — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that on Monday through Wednesday, crews will be performing bridge inspection of the Veterans Memorial Bridge

No lane closures are expected during the inspection, but motorists are urged to use caution.

Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule.

From staff reports

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