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October 9, 2012
The Herald-Star

Man arrested for breaking in door

STEUBENVILLE - Charles B. Myers, 26, of 116 Logan Ave., Mingo Junction, was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department after he allegedly kicked in the door to his former girlfriend's house on Monday evening on Mellwood Drive, Toronto.

A deputy reported the former girlfriend said Myers was at her door, knocking and claiming to be "Sheriff Henderson." The former girlfriend said she had a protection order against Myers, the sheriff's department reported.

Myers then kicked in the door and went inside, the sheriff's department reported. Myers was found upstairs in the house and arrested, a deputy said.

The former girlfriend said Myers told her he had numerous guns in his car and was there to take the child they had in common, the sheriff's department reported.

Deputies located the car a short distance away but no guns were found. A deputy said duct tape and zip ties were found inside the vehicle.

Myers was taken to the county jail on pending charges of burglary, domestic violence, violation of a protection order and impersonating a police officer.

McLister Avenue closed for paving

MINGO JUNCTION - McLister Avenue will be closed to all traffic beginning Thursday from Logan to Standard avenues for repaving, village officials said.

The road will be closed in that section through Tuesday.

Special Smithfield Council meeting set

SMITHFIELD - A special Village Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the city building to explain the fiscal year 2012 Community Housing Improvement Program grant that has been received by the Jefferson County commissioners.

The grant will be used to fund home repair and private rehabilitation improvements to single-family housing units, as well as continue the emergency monthly housing program to assist homeowners in preventing foreclosure, according to Mayor Richard Boyd, and the guidelines, eligibility requirements and applications will be explained.

Applications for the home repair activity are available countywide. Applications for the private rehabilitation activity are available only for the village, he noted.

The public is encouraged to attend.

The board of public affairs is seeking resumes for a position on the board after the resignation of Jo Smith at the Oct. 1 meeting. Resumes will be taken until Monday at the city building, according to Debbie Coconougher, fiscal officer.

Natural Resources Conservation to meet

HOPEDALE - The Natural Resources Conservation Service, which administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns, is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2013 program.

A meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the USDA Service Center, 104 Firehouse Lane, Hopedale. County landowners and agricultural producers can provide input regarding resource concerns and conservation needs for the EQIP program. For information, contact the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District at (740) 264-9792.

Last day to register to vote in Ohio

Ohio residents who are not registered to vote must do so by the end of today if they want to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.

Local boards of elections will be open until 9 p.m. today to accept new and updated registrations, and they also will be open for in-person absentee voting until 9 p.m. today. The offices can be contacted at the following phone numbers and locations:

Jefferson County - (740) -283-8522, 117 N. Third St., Steubenville.

Belmont County - (740) 526-0188,103 Plaza Drive, Suite B, St. Clairsville.

Harrison County - (740) 942-8866, 538 N. Main St., Suite B, Cadiz.

Absentee ballot applications are available now at boards of elections offices.

Voters also can check their registration and update their voter registration online through the Ohio Secretary of State's website at

Ohio law requires that every voter provide identification before casting a ballot. The forms of identification that can be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include a current and valid driver's license or photo identification card issued by the state of Ohio or the United States government; military identification; a current utility bill; or a copy of a current bank statement, government check or current paycheck.

The last day to register to vote in West Virginia is Oct. 16. Early voting starts in West Virginia on Oct. 24 and continues through Nov. 3.

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