Ironton man gets 51 years
An Ironton man was sentenced Monday to 51 years in prison for sexual offenses.
Lawrence Common Pleas Court Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced Jeremy S. Curry, 23, to 11 years for rape and eight years for each of five counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, with the sentences to run consecutively, according to news release from the office of Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson.
Additionally, Curry was found to be a sexually oriented offender/child victim offender and ordered to register as a Tier III sex offender for the rest of his life, Anderson said.
The case involved the rape of a 2-year-old.
Time change for city meeting
The Ashland Board of City Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. today at the city building. The meeting was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., but was changed because of scheduling conflicts.
Changes for ‘93 class reunion
The Paul G. Blazer High School Class of 1993 will still have its 20-year class reunion this weekend, but with some changes.
A casual-dress mixer will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Callihan’s in the Kyova Mall.
A buffet-style dinner will be from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Arts Center. The event will be cocktail attire with dancing and a cash bar.
There will be a family picnic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the high school, under Building 1. Food will be provided by Giovanni’s Pizza. Each family is asked to bring its own nonalcoholic beverages. Classmates will have access to the campus to tour at their leisure.
The cost is $40 per person to attend all three events. For those attending only one or two activities, the per-person cost is $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $7 Sunday.
For more information or to RSVP, join the Blazer Alumni ’93 group on Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church drama in second week
Unity Baptist Church, 2320 29th St., is presenting the second week of its Judgement House presentation today through Saturday at the church.
It will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and Friday and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Reservations are not required to attend the free presentation, which is a walk-through drama.
For more information, call (606) 329-2934.
AARF to have fundraisers
Moe’s Southwest Grill and Penn Station on Sixth Street will help the Ashland Animal Rescue Foundation by giving a portion of their proceeds to the organization from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
AARF will have a car and dog wash for donations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Equestrian Medical Plaza at 937 29th St. There will also be a bake sale, face painting, door prizes and AARF items for sale. Dog and cat supplies will be accepted.
Ironton man gets 51 years
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Man charged with stealing items for meth
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Woman reports purse-snatching
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