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February 2, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Sentence ordered for escape, perjury

STEUBENVILLE - Matthew D. Lanham Jr., 21, of 125 Springfield Township Road 275, Bergholz, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Lanham pleaded guilty to escape and perjury

Lanham escaped Oct. 20 from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center outside Wintersville, and was apprehended four days later. The county prosecutor's office also reported Lanham lied during testimony at a preliminary hearing.

Lanham will be back in court on Tuesday before Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson to face a probation violation charge.

Lanham was on two years of probation out of Henderson's court for theft and complicity to breaking and entering. Because of his conviction in Bruzzese's court, a probation revocation motion was filed. Lanham faces up to 30 months in prison in Henderson's court.

Man pleads in child sex case

STEUBENVILLE - Rusty E. Workman, 52, of 55 Diamond St., Irondale, was placed on four years of probation by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. on Friday after Workman pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct of a minor.

Workman was charged with the crime after an incident in August 2011 involving a then 15-year-old girl.

Workman faces one year in prison if he violates probation. Bruzzese ruled that Workman is a Tier II sexual offender requiring him to report his address to the county sheriff every 180 days for 25 years.

Indian Creek school registrations set

WINTERSVILLE-The Indian Creek Local School District's registration of preschool and kindergarten age children, eligible to enroll for the first time, is planned at the following schools:

- Wintersville Elementary: March 4-5.

- Hills Elementary: March 6-7.

- Wayne Elementary: March 8.

Sessions are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Wintersville Elementary. All sessions at Hills and Wayne elementaries are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Records of birth certificate, immunizations and evidence of Social Security number are required for registration. Children ages 3, 4 or 5 on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to enroll.

Children age 4 will receive priority placement into the preschool classes.

JobsOhio swallows liquor business

COLUMBUS - The sale of $1.5 billion in bonds to fund Ohio's private job-creation entity is under way, and the transfer of the state's liquor business to JobsOhio is complete.

JobsOhio bonds, backed by state liquor proceeds, went on sale Tuesday in two separate but related offerings.

An official circular posted on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's website Friday says more than $1.1 billion are taxable revenue bonds while the other $400 million are tax-exempt. Also Friday, the state and JobsOhio completed transfer of the liquor business.

From wire and staff reports

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