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Month: June 2021

Harrison County man arrested on rape charges

Harrison County Sheriff’s have arrested a man on multiple charges of rape. Police say, Mike F. Carothers, age 56, of Scio and formerly of Jewett, Ohio, was arrested on charges of rape towards young victims. Police say the victim that came forward was 13 years old when the first incident happened and since she is now 18 years old and she lived with it long enough and came forward to a detective. Carothers is being held in the Harrison County Jail awaiting arraignment on charges. Police ask if anyone else has been a victim that they come...

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Officials investigating child endangerment, animal cruelty case in Bellaire

Officials are investigating a serious case of alleged child endangerment and animal cruelty in Bellaire. Two people were arrested and face a number of charges, and children and animals were removed from what police are calling deplorable conditions. Five dogs, 12 cats, a snake and a tank of fish were surrendered to the Belmont County Animal Rescue League. “What we saw was unbelievable, it was filthy, the smell leading up to the house, rotting trash.”BCARL Director Howard Goldman BCARL contacted the Bellaire Police Department and children services to help remove the children from the home. “I’ve been here almost...

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Jefferson County General Health District adds new COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The Jefferson County General Health District is strengthening their fight against COVID-19 by holding vaccine clinics at area churches throughout the month of June. They are calling this initiative Vaccinate to Congregate. They clinics are walk-in, all are welcome and you do not need to make an appointment. The initiative was created by RADx-UP Community Health Workers. RADx-UP stands for Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics in Underserved Po;ulations. Their goal is to both address and reduce the low education, testing, contact tracing, vaccines, follow-up and treatment among minorities, underserved and vulnerable populations. The schedule for these pop-up vaccine clinics is...

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Trial for Toronto man accused of 11 sex-related charges begins

Trial began yesterday for a man accused of sexually abusing children as jury selection finished. Jury selection concluded Monday as a trial began for a man accused of sexually abusing children. Opening statements were made in the child sex abuse trial involving Paul Voltz. Three victims are alleging Voltz of three different types of crime including seven counts of rape. Voltz is also facing two counts of pandering obscenities and two counts of gross sexual imposition. He was a former local teacher, but none of the charges in the trial stem from his work as an educator. Jury selection...

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Meth lab dismantled in Deersville home, one arrested

One person is behind bars after a meth lab was discovered in Deersville. The investigation began when a tip was received by deputies that methamphetamine was being manufactured in the residence. Drug task force agents were notified and, with assistance from the Deersville Volunteer Fire Department, a methamphetamine lab located in the home was dismantled and neutralized. 42-year-old Kyle Parrish was arrested. He will be facing the charge of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs a felony of the 3rd degree. This investigation of persons involved is still ongoing. The search of the residence took place without incident and suspected drugs,...

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RSS Townhall News

  • Bipartisan senators reach tentative plan on infrastructure June 24, 2021
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators reached a tentative framework on an infrastructure deal Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House. That’s according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private talks. Biden has invited members from […]
  • Giants overcome Ohtani, rally in 13th for 9-3 win over Halos June 24, 2021
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out nine over six innings of one-run ball for the Angels, but the San Francisco Giants rallied for seven runs in the 13th inning of a 9-3 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday. Steven Duggar had an RBI double in the 12th and a two-run single in the […]
  • Arkansas deputy fatally shoots teen during traffic stop June 24, 2021
    CABOT, Arkansas (AP) — An Arkansas sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 17-year-old male during a traffic stop early Wednesday, but authorities aren’t saying what led to the fatal shooting. The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office said it has turned the investigation of the shooting that occurred at about 3 a.m. over to Arkansas State Police. […]

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