News in Brief – 6/4/09

Published 10:27 am Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sentence delayed in pill conspiracy

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a convict in a drug-trafficking conspiracy to delay reporting to prison for health reasons.

The Independent in Ashland reported U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning did not set a new date for Rhonda Renee Burchett of Grayson to go to prison for 21 months.

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Burchett is one of 14 people who were accused in a Florida-to-Kentucky prescription drug conspiracy in which Dr. Roger Browne of Coral Springs, Fla., was convicted of illegally prescribing OxyContin and other narcotics to hundreds of eastern Kentucky residents.

A motion filed last month by Buchett’s lawyer stated she was traveling to the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky airport on May 17 to fly to Texas and begin her sentence when she was taken to a hospital emergency room.

Books on sale at bargain prices

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If reading is your thing, you can stock up on a full summer’s worth of good books at the Friends of the Library used book sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4-6, at the Cabell County Public Library, 455 Ninth St.

Gently used books of all type will be on sale at the great bargain prices that long have been a fixture of the group’s book sales.

Purchase $20 worth of books and you’ll earn a “Book Buck,” a coupon worth $1 at the group’s next book sale. In addition to books, the sale also will offer magazines, audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs and more.

Sale hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The sale is located on the library’s fourth floor.

Proceeds from the sale, one of three conducted by the Friends of the Library each year, will be used to improve library services and facilities.

Members of the public are invited to join the Friends for an annual donation of $5 or more. Information on the book sale or on joining the Friends may be had by calling the library at (304) 528-5700 or logging on to its Web site at

WSAZ presents digital TV help clinic

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — WSAZ NewsChannel 3 will present a Digital Television Mobile Help Clinic Friday, June 5 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at theBig Sandy Superstore Arena Plaza.

This DTV Mobile Help Clinic will have FCC contractors on hand to answer consumer questions about the DTV conversion on June 12. There will be demonstrations of how to connect a converter box to an analog television and

how to make connections with a VCR and other recording devices. The Mobile Help Clinic will answer questions concerning what signals consumers should be receiving as well as offering ideas on how to improve their reception.

Consumers will also be able to apply for a $40 coupon that can be applied to the purchase of a DTV converter box.

‘Day at the Park with Dad’ set

GREENUP, Ky. —Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will host a “Day at the Park With Dad” on Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There will be miniature golf, swimming, tennis, corn hole, hiking, boating, and fishing.

The first 50 dads will receive a free fishing rod and a one year fishing license.

There will be a free cookout at 3 p.m. with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks. Come in the morning and stay all day.

The entire event is free and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

The event is sponsored by Community Collaboration for Children.

Rep. Evans to host public meetings

COLUMBUS — State Representative Clyde Evans (R- Rio Grande) will be holding open door public meetings for constituents in southern Ohio.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the general public to discuss their views and opinions with Evans on state government issues.

Meetings on Monday, June 15 are:

9 a.m. at the Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson, in Jackson County.

2:30 p.m. at the Richmond Dale Community Branch Library, in Ross County.

Meetings on Friday, June 19 are:

9 a.m. at the Community Building in McArthur, in Vinton County.

11 a.m. at the Rio Grande Village Hall, in Gallia County.

2 p.m. at the Proctorville Eastern Briggs Library, in Lawrence County

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

OLBH Urgent Care to open Sundays

IRONTON — Ironton Urgent Care (100 East Ring Road, Ironton) will keep Sunday hours beginning June 7.

With the new Sunday hours of noon to six, Ironton Urgent Care will be open seven days a week (Monday through Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

From flu and cold, to cuts, temperatures and twisted ankles, Ironton Urgent Care offers care for non-emergency situations.

Located in the Ironton Hills Shopping Plaza, the center is dedicated to treating everyday illnesses and injuries.

The center’s physicians will treat the type of ailments that can not wait for a doctor’s appointment, but do not require a trip to the hospital such as sprains and broken bones, cuts and scrapes, infections, asthma, migraines, bronchitis and sore throats, pneumonia, colds and flu, and other injuries or illnesses.

No appointment is necessary.

For more information about the services provided at the OLBH Urgent Care Center, please call the Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273) or visit the hospital’s Web site at

The center can be reached at (740) 533-3950.