Undercover buy leads to arrest
WESTWOOD - A drug buy by an informant working for the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of a Westwood man on Wednesday.
Darrin L. Stafford, 47, of the 900 block of Wheatley Road, was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center, charged with first-degree drug trafficking, the sheriff’s department said.
Following the buy, deputies served a search warrant at Stafford’s residence. The search turned up oxycodone, other narcotics and a large amount of cash.
AARF fundraisers, adoptions set
RUSSELL - The Ashland Animal Rescue Fund will have an adoption event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply.
A variety of pets will be there, available for adoption.
AARF also will accept donations of Purina Dog and Puppy Chow, Purina Cat and Kitten Chow, leashes, cleaning supplies, gently used linens, paper towels, detergent and Dawn dishwashing liquid.
Another AARF fundraiser, Fur Ball 2013, is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Transportation Building, 99 15th St. Admission is $20. There will be music, food and raffles.
Undercover buy leads to arrest
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'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' coming to PAC
The Paramount Players’ production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 through 14 with a 3 p.m. show on Dec. 14.
The roots of Christmas traditions in the city run long and deep, with each event bringing to life a different element of the holiday.
Greenup bank teller pleads guilty
The head teller at a Greenup County financial institution on Tuesday pleaded guilty to stealing more than $800,000 from her employer during an eight-year period.
Testimony begins in Carter trial
Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of Clifford “Boomer” Cathey, a Grayson man accused of manslaughter in the New Year’s Day 2012 beating death of another man.
19 pounds of pot seized in Ironton
An Ironton man is scheduled to arraigned today on charges stemming from him allegedly taking delivery of a package containing more than 10 pounds of marijuana on Monday.
Local in brief: 12/12/13
Retirees and friends of King’s Daughters Medical Center will have a Christmas reunion at 1 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church at 1811 Carter Ave.
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An old coffee can or jewelry box is the same as a treasure chest for the crew on duty at the Cannonsburg Days Inn on behalf of the National Coin Collectors Association.
Pathways report singles out flexibility
Pathways Chef Executive Officer Kim K. McClanahan used a quote from Charles Darwin to best describe the status of mental health care under the Affordable Care Act.
Christmas concert set for Monday at OU Southern
The Ohio University Southern Community Band will perform its annual free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday in the Collins Center Bowman Auditorium on the Ohio University Southern Campus. The Ironton High School Varsity Singers, under the direction of Kathy Price, also will perform.
Charles Romans: What we are made of: 12/12/13
It’s interesting how so many people and things come into our lives and change them forever.
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