The Herald-Dispatch Ohio News RSS 2014-04-18T19:32:18-04:00 urn:uuid:3e3c293b-cc71-4988-b15f-06c61ae78cf6 Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Police warn residents of drunk-driving scam The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-18T00:00:32-04:00 <p>PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning residents of a phone scam that is using the patrol's name in a non-existent attempt to solicit money for drunk-driving checkpoints. </p> Ironton man gets 10 years in prison on drug charges DAVID E. MALLOY 2014-04-17T00:00:00-04:00 <p>IRONTON -- An Ironton man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court in a drug case. </p> Scioto jail prisoners found with drugs The Herald-Dispatch 2014-04-17T00:00:00-04:00 <p> PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Two prisoners being held in the Scioto County Jail were charged with hiding drugs within their bodies, according to a news release from the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.</p> Roadwork to affect Ohio US 52 traffic DAVID E. MALLOY 2014-04-17T00:00:00-04:00 <p>COAL GROVE, Ohio -- A $187,606 bench clean project is scheduled to begin next week on U.S. 52 near the two bridges connecting Ashland and Coal Grove, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. </p> Gallipolis training center branch opens DAVID E. MALLOY 2014-04-16T00:00:00-04:00 <p>GALLIPOLIS, Ohio -- A training center that opened earlier this week in Gallipolis, Ohio, already has helped 17 people find a job, said State Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell. </p> Discovered explosives bring US 23 to stop DAVID E. MALLOY 2014-04-15T23:49:30-04:00 <p>RUSSELL, Ky. -- All four lanes of U.S. 23 near the construction of the new Ironton-Russell Bridge were closed to traffic for more than an hour-and-a-half Tuesday after old, undetonated explosives were found on a hillside rock cut, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. </p> Treasurer accused of taking funds from fire department DAVID E. MALLOY 2014-04-15T00:00:00-04:00 <p>PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- A Valley Township Fire Department firefighter and treasurer of the department was arrested Saturday on charges of taking several thousand dollars from funds that were earmarked to build a new fire department, according to the office of Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini. </p> Pennington to lead Ohio University-Southern DAVID E. MALLOY 2014-04-15T00:00:00-04:00 <p> IRONTON -- J. Nicole Pennington, director of the nursing program at Ohio University-Southern, has been named the fourth dean in the history of the regional campus of Ohio University.</p> Ashland man gets 7 years for burglary, robbery DAVID E. MALLOY 2014-04-15T00:00:00-04:00 <p>CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- Eight people were sentenced Friday in Boyd County Circuit Court, according to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney David Justice. </p> Man accused of sexual activity with two girls DAVID E. MALLOY 2014-04-15T00:00:00-04:00 <p>PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- A 27-year-old Gallia County man was arrested Friday on sex-related charges involving a 15-year-old and an 11-year-old in Scioto County, according to the office of Sheriff Marty V. Donini. </p>