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September 17, 2013
The Herald-Star

Suspect arrested in tavern theft Monday

TORONTO - A city man was in the Jefferson County jail this morning after being arrested Monday on charges relating to a break-in at a local tavern, according to City Police reports.

Michael Nemeth, Apartment 1, 303 Market St., was arrested by City Police Monday and charged with felony breaking and entering after being recognized by witnesses on surveillance tape after a break-in early Monday morning at Shooters Bar, 236 N. Fourth St. Hundreds of dollars worth of liqueur were reportedly stolen during the theft.

Nemeth was arrested Monday afternoon after several witnesses identified him on security cameras. Nemeth also was a former employee at the bar, according to the report.

The incident still is under investigation, according to officials.

Sedgmer memorial 5K run/walk planned

CADIZ - The sixth-annual Lucas D. Sedgmer Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Run/Walk will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Sally Buffalo Park. In addition, a Lap the Lake event will occur along with the 5K run/walk, while a kid's 100-yard dash will start at 12:30 p.m.

To pre-register, entries with check or money order may be mailed to: Lucas D. Sedgmer Scholarship Committee, 111 Old Steubenville Pike Cadiz, OH 43907, attention: Clint Barr. Checks may be made payable to Lucas D. Sedgmer Scholarship Fund. T-shirts will go to the first 75 registered 5K run/walk participants.

Lap the Lake allows participants one or more laps around the lake at their pace and is $5 per person. Advanced run/walk registration is $20. Cost on race day is $25, and the kid's 100-yard dash is $5.

Registration forms are available at the Harrison County Treasurer's Office, Harrison News Herald, the Facebook page "We Miss Luke" or by calling (740) 491-1371.

Trinity West site of pet blessings

STEUBENVILLE - The annual pet blessings will be held at 5 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Trinity Medical Center West. This event is a celebration of the ministry and life of St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his ability to interact with animals.

This event is held worldwide, but is especially meaningful at Trinity due to the co-sponsorship of the health system by The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, according to officials.

All pet owners are invited to attend. The blessings will take place at the statue of St. Francis of Assisi in the Main Drive at Trinity Medical Center West.

Hancock Shelter to be open on Sundays

NEW MANCHESTER - The Hancock County Animal Shelter, 715 Gas Valley Road, will be open on Sundays and closed on Mondays starting this Monday. Office hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public hours during the rest of the week - Tuesday through Saturday - will remain the same at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shelter board members decided to open the shelter on Sundays to better accommodate the schedules of county residents, many of whom have said they are able to visit the shelter on weekends only.

"It is our hope that increasing weekend hours will help the shelter obtain more adoptions as well," shelter spokesman Tom Goff said.

The shelter has a moratorium on accepting new cats and kittens. To address the increased cat intake, the shelter is running low-cost adoption specials on cats and kittens through Sept. 30.

Cat adoptions, normally $80, are now $25, and kitten adoptions, normally $100, are now $50. The fee includes spaying or neutering and shots.

Goff said the shelter hopes to be able to accept cats and kittens again soon.

"We would like to thank the residents of Hancock County for their patience while the shelter works to find homes for the cats and kittens currently in their care," he said.

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