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News in Brief – 3/2/10

Woman jailed after stabbing, man arrested after car accident

An Ironton woman was arrested Saturday evening after she called police to report she had stabbed her boyfriend.

Paula S. Clutters, 50, of 414 N. Sixth St., Ironton, was charged with felonious assault. She was taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

Just before 8 p.m. Saturday, a woman called the Ironton Police Department and, according to the police log, said, “Send the police, I stabbed Dave.”

Police Chief Jim Carey said the victim was taken to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital with a wound to his arm. Information on his condition was not available.

“Looking over the report, it appears they were arguing over the amount of money he had spent on a dog,” Carey said.

Also Saturday, an Ironton man was jailed after a car accident injured a child in his car.

Mark A. Patrick, 44, of 2305 S. 12th St., was arrested at approximately 8:20 p.m. following an accident in the 3700 block of S. Third St.

Patrick was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, aggravated vehicular assault and endangering children. He was taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

Patrick’s three-year-old child was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. following the accident. Information on the child’s condition was not immediately available.

Cabell County’s expanded smoking ban on hold

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Cabell County’s ban on smoking in bars and video gambling parlors is on hold.

The ban was scheduled to go into effect Monday. But a judge on Friday issued a temporary injunction delaying the ban’s implementation.

The injunction was sought by more than 50 bars and gambling parlors that are suing the Cabell-Huntington Board of Health. They claim the board’s decision to expand the county’s indoor smoking ban to bars and gambling parlors is arbitrary, unreasonable and denies them the economically viable use of their property.

Cabell County Circuit Judge Jane Hustead has scheduled another hearing in the case for Thursday.

Balmer’s Farm joins American Angus Association

PEDRO — Balmer’s Farm in Pedro is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The American Angus Association, with nearly 31,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry Association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 16 million registered Angus.

The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records on individual animals for its members. These permanent records help members select and mate the best animals.

in their herds to produce high quality, efficient breeding cattle which are then recorded with the American Angus Association. Most of these registered Angus are used by the U.S. farmers and ranchers who raise high quality beef for U.S. consumption.