News in Brief — 8/17/12

Published 9:58 am Friday, August 17, 2012

W.Va. woman accused of forging lottery tickets

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Huntington gas station employee faces charges of forging winning lottery tickets.

Media outlets say 30-year-old Crystal Gail Hampton of Huntington is charged with 35 counts of forgery and counterfeiting and one count of embezzlement.

Hampton is accused in criminal complaints of scanning lottery tickets at the gas station to determine if they were winners. She allegedly bought 35 winning tickets at the gas station and then cashed them in.

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Payouts ranged from $1 to $18.


Ironton Kiwanis Club is seeking craft fair participants

IRONTON — The Kiwanis Club of Ironton is sponsoring a craft fair on Saturday Oct. 13 at the Ironton City Building on the corner of Third and Vernon in downtown Ironton (the former Penny’s building).

Tables are available in the City Center at $30 each. Limited electricity is available and this must be specified when register to display your wares.

Set-ups start at 9 a.m., doors open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

To register or for more information contact Steve Call at (740) 533-4559 or


Paramount Arts Center seeking Volunteers

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Paramount Arts Center is looking for participants to join the Youth Ed volunteer team.

There will be a luncheon and information session at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 in the marquee room.

To attend, email or call (606) 324-3175 ext. 311


SOPOC to host workshop

The Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center presents a workshop on government contracting: “Government Marketing 101: An Introduction to Government Procurement”, 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Chamber of Commerce building in South Point. Registration is free.

This workshop is designed to give business owners an overview of the government procurement process. We discuss many different ways our counselors can helpyour business to expand its market to include local, state, and federal buyers.

All small businesses considering expansion into the government contracting arena on the federal, state or local levels are encouraged to attend.

Topics will include necessary registrations, small business designations, contracting resources, details of the contracting process, finding opportunities, the bid process, subcontracting, and working with specific agencies.

This is an event for business owners and/or sales people looking for a refresher and for those businesses just getting into government contracting.

To register, go to or call the Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center 740-377-4550.