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News in Brief — 6/11/13

Rotary Club offers nursing scholarship

The Ironton Rotary Club has a long-standing tradition of annually helping two junior or senior class nursing students attain their goal of becoming a registered nurse with a four-year degree.

Again this year, the club will award two $500 scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year to students who have the academic standing and can show a need for assistance.

Each scholarship winner will also personally receive $200 for other school related expenses such as textbooks or fees.

If you are from and living in Lawrence County and you will be a junior or senior in a four year nursing program in the upcoming 2013-14 academic year, you are eligible to apply for the nursing scholarship.

Scholarship applications can be obtained by sending an email request to the Ironton Rotary Club at irontonrotaryclub@gmail.com or by writing to Ironton Rotary Nursing Scholarship, P.O. Box 432, Ironton, OH 45638.

The deadline for applications will be 5 p.m., Friday, June 28.

 

Michigan man gets 12 years in child sex case

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Michigan man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for traveling to West Virginia to have sex with a 12-year-old.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 34-year-old Ashlee C. Liebert of Whitmore Lake, Mich., was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Huntington.

Liebert pleaded guilty last October to traveling in interstate commerce with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

Goodwin says during a five-month period starting in November 2011, Liebert and the child exchanged emails and phone calls. Putnam County sheriff’s officers found the pair inside Liebert’s vehicle parked in Buffalo in March 2012. Goodwin says a police search of Liebert’s home the same day turned up more than 600 images and videos of child pornography on several computers.

 

Huntington council OKs neighborhood redevelopment

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An aging public housing complex in Huntington will be demolished to make way for commercial development.

Razing the Northcott Court complex is part of a plan to redevelop the city’s Fairfield West neighborhood.

The plan also includes construction of two senior townhouse building and single-family homes in the neighborhood.

Media outlets report that City Council approved the plan Monday.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also must approve demolishing the 129-unit housing complex. Northcott Court was built in the 1940s.