City man sentenced for heroin possession
STEUBENVILLE -Drake Burton, 19, of Steubenville was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson after pleading guilty to possession of heroin.
Burton was arrested by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force after a confidential informant purchased heroin from him in October.
County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said Burton was convicted as a juvenile of carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with evidence and spent time in a state juvenile detention center.
Defense attorney Lydia Spragin asked Henderson to put Burton on probation because he had spent 178 days in the county jail. The judge noted Burton had asked for a delay in his trial.
Burton will be on probation for two years after his release from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. He faces up to 18 month in prison if he violates probation.
Mingo water committee to meet
MINGO JUNCTION - Village Council's water committee will meet at 6 p.m. today in council chambers at the Municipal Building.
Paving work begins on state Route 213
KNOXVILLE - The Ohio Department of Transportation reported work is beginning this week to resurface almost nine miles of state Route 213.
State route 213 will be resurfaced from state Route 7 to state Route 152 in Knoxville.
Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
ODOT's contractor for this $2 million project is Shelly and Sands Inc. of Rayland.
Community rummage sale set for Saturday
STEUBENVILLE - The parks and recreation department will sponsor a communitywide rummage sale from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at Belleview Park.
Recreation Director Troy Kirkendall said a single booth rental fee is $15 and a food booth is $30.
"Patrons are responsible for any additional health department fees and they should also bring their own tent. Two food vendors will be allowed on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested participants should register at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center at (740) 283-6000, extension 4002," said Kirkendall.
Trustees plan tire collection, cleanup
BERGHOLZ - Springfield Township trustees are sponsoring a tire collection and community cleanup May 18-19 for township residents only at the township garage, 722 Monroe St.
Car tires with or without rims, as well as truck tires with or without rims, will be accepted. Tires from business vehicles and semi-truck tires won't be accepted.
Items acceptable in the community cleanup include household furniture, small household appliance, yard decorations/furniture and play equipment, toys and bikes. Paint, household garbage and televisions, computers and monitors won't be accepted.
ODOT to upgrade signs on Ohio Route 7
STEUBENVILLE -Highway signs along state Route 7 from Dilles Bottom in Belmont County to Steubenville in Jefferson County will be upgraded this summer, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported.
Work will begin later this week on the $946,775 systematic sign upgrade project.
Most work will occur along the shoulder during daytime hours. ODOT reported there will be some single lane closures on occasion.
ODOT's contractor for this project is Lake Erie Construction Co. of Norwalk.