News in brief – 7/29/11

Published 10:29 am Friday, July 29, 2011

Andy Dick due in W.Va. court on sex-abuse counts

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Entertainer Andy Dick is due in West Virginia to face felony charges related to an alleged incident at a bar in Huntington last year.

Cabell County court documents say Dick’s accused of grabbing a bouncer’s crotch and groping and kissing a male patron earlier at a bar in Huntington.

He has been free on $60,000 bail leading to Friday’s court date.

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Dick’s attorney at the time said the actor and comedian was innocent of the allegations, which involve two counts of sexual abuse.

Dick was in Huntington to perform at the Funny Bone Comedy Club.

Ham radio operators meeting Aug. 15

There are now over 700,000 amateur radio (ham radio) operators in the United States.

The Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association wants to help those who are interested be a ham radio operator.

Morse code is no longer a requirement for a FCC license and the rules and theory test are much easier.

If anyone is interested please attend one of the group’s meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month in the rear room of 911/EMA Building, 515 Park Ave., Ironton. At the Monday, Aug. 15 meeting a drawing will be held for a ham test on line study guide, this drawing is for non-hams only.

Ham operators can communicate with other hams all over the world. There are many modes of operating including communications by satellite, the hobby can be very interesting, there is an interest for everyone.

Hams also provide emergency communications and other communications services for our communities. View the website for several pages of information about ham radio and how to get your FCC ham radio license. You may also contact Ken Massie at The website is at