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October 24, 2012
The Herald-Star

Man charged with possession of drugs

STEUBENVILLE - A Steubenville man was arrested for possession of drugs and other charges after fleeing from City Police on foot Tuesday.

Anthony Thorne, 22, of 1505 Oregon Ave., also was charged with obstructing official business and a bench warrant after being pursued by police on foot and in a cruiser from Pennsylvania Avenue to an area near Ohio Street and the alley between Pennsylvania and Maryland streets.

According to police reports, Thorne was one of three men who were outside a home on Pennsylvania Avenue and fled when they approached. The other two men haven't been found.

The reports said Thorne tripped on a pile of branches in a yard and when he attempted to get up, he was knocked down by a city officer and handcuffed. A bag containing heroin was found on his person.

He is being held in the Jefferson County jail without bond. His case is pending in Steubenville Municipal Court.

Firefighters respond

to vehicle fire

STEUBENVILLE -City firefighters were called to extinguish a vehicle fire along the John Scott Connector early Tuesday.

According to City Police reports, a man was traveling south on the highway when he felt a vibration in the rear of his truck, pulled over and parked it.

The truck then veered backward into a ditch and caught fire, according to the reports. The drive shaft appeared to have come loose and possibly punctured the gas tank or line.

The driver wasn't harmed and no other property damage was caused by the fire, according to police.

Retail sales show

slight increase

STEUBENVILLE - Retail sales in Jefferson County increased more than 2 percent in August compared to the same period last year.

Jefferson County Treasurer Raymond M. Agresta said retail sales for August totaled $56.95 million, generating $854,248 in piggyback sales tax revenue for the county. Agresta said piggyback sales tax receipts for August 2011 generated $831,409, based on retail sales of $55.42 million.

The August increase in retail sales was the lowest of the year. Retail sales in Jefferson County have averaged $61.48 million a month this year, compared to $54.97 million a month during the past four years.

Recycling bins moved

for Hills School

MINGO JUNCTION - The recycling containers have been moved from Hills School to the former DiCarlo's Market parking lot across the street.

Diane Julio of the JB Green Team said construction at the school site forced the containers to be relocated.

"Mingo Junction Mayor Ron DiCarlo graciously allowed us to place the paper recycling containers in his parking lot so Hills School will still be credited with paper placed in the bins. Once the construction is completed we will move the recycling containers back to the school property," said Julio.

Halloween parade

planned in Toronto

TORONTO - A Halloween parade will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the gazebo.

Each child will need to pick up a number to wear with their costume before entering the parade, according to organizers.

Following the parade each participant will be given a grab bag of goodies, sponsored by the American Legion and its Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion.

Random numbers will be draw to award prizes for those entered.

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