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NEWS IN BRIEF – 04/11/10

KSP seeks Ashland man on the run

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Kentucky State Police in Ashland is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted fugitive from the Ashland area.

Thirty-seven-year-old Marvin Sean Hogsten, of Sherwood Drive, Ashland is wanted on a charge of receiving stolen property.

The 2006 Jeep Rubicon was originally reported stolen by Kentucky Automotive group from Grayson, Ky. The vehicle had been entered as stolen into the National Crimes Information Computer (NCIC) by the Grayson Police Department in December 2009 and was located by KSP Sgt. Kevin Pelphrey April 8 at Hogsten’s family member’s residence on Gallaher Street in Ashland. A search warrant was obtained and the vehicle was subsequently seized by police.

Hogsten is not considered armed or dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentucky State Police at (606) 928-6421. Callers may remain anonymous.

Victims of I-64 wreck­ identified

MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police have identified four people killed in a three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 64 near Milton.

The victims included a family from Plant, Fla. The Cabell County Sheriff’s Office identified them Friday as 45-year-old Wayne Lawrence, his wife, 43-year-old Ginger Lawrence and their daughter, 2-year-old Kelsi Lawrence.

Forty-three-year-old Christopher Rodgers of Ironton, Ohio, also was killed in the Wednesday accident. Eighteen-year-old Christopher Grizzell of West Hamlin was injured.

Police say Grizzell was attempting to move his car to the highway’s side because of mechanical failure when a car driven by Rodgers rear-ended the vehicle.

Both westbound vehicles crossed the median. Rodger’s car hit the eastbound tractor-trailer head-on and the 18-wheeler caught fire.

OUS set to host MBA info session

IRONTON — For individuals interested in earning an MBA degree — without sacrificing job and income — the Ohio University Professional MBA Program (PMBA) may be the answer.

Recently redesigned, the PMBA is now an online program with once-a-month, all-day Saturday residencies.

The 18-month course of study is a unique, part-time program that recognizes the multiple demands of working professionals.

Emerging business leaders, non-managers moving into managerial roles and individuals whose careers are in transition may find the schedule and the coursework especially appealing and relevant.

Information sessions at the OU Southern Campus are scheduled for 6 p.m. April 21 and May 6 in the Ohio Room. For details, visit www.cob.ohiou.edu/pmba/informationsessions.

Program Director Dr. Edward B. Yost encourages prospective students to “prepare for the eventual economic upturn by earning an M.B.A. degree now.”

Huntington to host cornhole tourney

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Up to 500 cornhole players are expected in Huntington in September when the city hosts the Miller Lite World Championship of Cornhole V.

The two-day tournament will be held Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

Tournament organizers say Huntington was selected to host this year’s tournament because cornhole is popular in the Tri-State area.

“We selected Huntington because the Big Sandy Superstore Arena is a first-class venue, the downtown amenities will be great for our players and the Tri-State area is truly a hotbed of cornholing,” said Jack Williams, Vice-President of the World Championship of Cornhole.

Cornhole players toss beanbags at a hole in a wooden board.

The World Championship of Cornhole, in its fifth year, is open to cornhole players of all levels and attracts players from across the country.

Last year’s tournament was held in Evansville, Ind.

Hospice offers grief counseling

ASHLAND, Ky. —The Community Hospice Bereavement Department is offering a six week “Embracing Our Grief” counseling session in April.

All Community Hospice grief support groups are open to the public, not just those who have been served by hospice. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend.

The sessions are on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland.

Group topics vary from week to week, but generally offer participants the opportunity to understand the grieving process.

For additional information or to reserve a space, contact Community Hospice Bereavement Counselors at 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.