STEUBENVILLE - An Amsterdam woman who admitted to stealing $125,006 while working at a local bank was sentenced Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center.
Jan L. Manson, 53, of 117 Euclid St., Amsterdam, pleaded guilty to theft by control without consent and theft by deception.
She was the operations supervisor at the former Parkvale Bank's Wintersville branch. She was charged with taking the money from June 2009 through June 2011.
Manson said she had a gambling problem but has since been undergoing counseling.
Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said the state's sentencing law changed at the beginning of the year. She said it is not possible for Manson to be sent to prison.
The threshold for prison time was increased to $150,000.
Manson provided $12,800 to the court for restitution on Friday and was ordered to make payments of $300 a month based on her income. She will be on probation for five years.
Bruzzese said Manson faces up to 18 months in prison if she violates probation.
Also, John T. Wise, 24, of Steubenville was sentenced to nine months in prison by Bruzzese after Wise pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Wise was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol during a traffic stop on June 3.
Wise had a previous drug trafficking conviction.
Torrance Lyda, 20, of Steubenville was sentenced to eight months in prison by Bruzzese after admitting to a probation violation.
Lyda pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and receiving stolen property and was sentenced in January to two years of probation.
Lyda was arrested by City Police on July 25 and charged with falsification.
Police were called about a group of men playing dice at a public housing apartment in the 500 block of South Fifth Street.
Police reported a group of men quickly walked into an apartment at the complex when officers arrived. An officer found a loaded gun in a trash can outside the apartment. Officers repeatedly knocked on the door but the men inside refused to answer the door.
A resident of the apartment arrived and told the men to get out of her apartment. Police reported the men were all taken into custody. The resident of the apartment allowed officers to search the inside. An officer found 34 packages of heroin in a cereal box. Ammunition, scales and a safe also were found inside, police reported.
Eric Jo Ighnat, 34, of Steubenville was sentenced to 22 months in prison by Bruzzese after she admitted to her second probation violation.
Ighnat pleaded guilty to theft of a check, forgery and complicity to forgery in September 2011. She was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. She was ordered to serve two years of probation after her release from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center.
She violated the terms of her probation, and was ordered in June to undergo drug treatment.
The county prosecutor's office filed another probation violation after she was arrested by City Police on Aug. 20 on charges including possession of a drug abuse instrument, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle under the influence.
Bruzzese told Ighnat he will consider judicial release from prison after she served six months.