News in Brief – 3/26/13

Published 9:19 am Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Church to present ‘Bend the Knee’ March 29-31

Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene will present its annual program “Bend the Knee” at 7 p.m. March 29-31 at the church.

For more information, call (740) 354-9021.


Ironton native graduates from technical institute

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Brad Sanders of Ironton graduated from ITT Technical Institute of Huntington, W.Va., with the Class of 2012. He achieved a 3.5 to 3.79 GPA.

Sanders is the son of David and Sharon Sanders. He is the grandson of Faye Hall and John and Margaret Sanders of Ironton.


Porter Park site of egg hunt

Coal Grove — A community Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Paul Porter Park,

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be sponsored by Abbott Home Care and is open to the surrounding communities in the Tri-State.

Everyone should bring their own basket to collect the eggs and should arrive no later than 10:50 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in three categories beginning with ages 2 to 4, ages 5 to 8, and ages 9 to 11.

Even though this is a busy time of the year, the Easter Bunny has promised to make an appearance – always a highlight for the children.


W.Va. landlord took drugs for rent

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 46-year-old Huntington man who admitted accepting heroin and prescription painkillers in exchange for rent has pleaded guilty to distributing oxycodone.

Prosecutors say Lowe admitted that he received heroin and painkillers from two men who have since been sentenced to prison terms on drug charges.

The government says Jerry A. Lowe entered his plea on Monday. His sentencing was scheduled for June 24 in U.S. District Court.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Lowe could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined up $1 million.