News in Brief – 1/17/13

Published 9:10 am Thursday, January 17, 2013

Shipley named to dean’s list

ADA — Kirt R. Shipley, son of Kenneth and Brenda Shipley of Pedro, has been named to the Ohio Northern University dean’s list for the fall semester 2012-13. He is a sixth year majoring in pharmacy.

The dean’s list includes students who attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading system


W.Va. man gets 18 months for dumping

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Mason County man will spend a year and a half in prison for dumping raw sewage on land and in waterways that feed the Ohio River.

Sixty-one-year-old Frank Zuspan pleaded guilty last fall to dumping a pollutant into waters without a permit. He was sentenced Tuesday in Huntington by U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says that Zuspan admitted taking a 2,400-gallon truck onto a property in Mason County on multiple occasions between November 2010 and February 2011, and dumping the waste there.

He also admitted dumping sewage into a lake and stream watershed that’s connected to the Ohio River.

Goodwin says it’s dangerous and illegal to pollute your neighbor’s water supply, and people should know better.


Annual tree sale set for March 5

The Lawrence Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Tree Sale is now underway. Orders will be taken from now until March 5.

Tree species, wildlife packets, and other items for sale include: Northern Red Oak, Black Walnut, Sugar Maple, Black Cherry, Scotch Pine, Eastern White Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Canadian Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Bald Cypress, American Chestnut, Norway Spruce, Austrian Pine, Nut Tree Packet, Grimes Golden Apple, Santa Rosa Plum, Shiitake Mushrooms, English Ivy, Pachysandra, Crownvetch, Erosion Control Seed Mix, Wildflower and Grass Mix, Bird and Butterfly Seed Mix, Wildlife Food Plot Seed Mix, Bat Houses, Eastern Bluebird Boxes, Tree marking flags, Plantskydd-ready to use spray and Plantskydd-soluble powder.

You may contact the Soil and Water Office at (740) 867-4737 or visit for pricing information and for any other questions about the tree sale.