Skip to content

Prosecutor: McArthur man sentenced after guilty plea on drug charges

August 25, 2014

A McArthur man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to drug related charges.

According to information released from the Vinton County Prosecutor’s Office, Paul Rose, 41, of McArthur was sentenced after pleading guilty to aggravated trafficking of drugs, a felony of the fourth degree and one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a felony of the third degree.

Rose will also pay a $1000 fine along with other sanctions imposed by the court.

The charges stem from a September 2013 traffic stop.

Deputy Richard Hixson led the investigation on behalf of the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office.


Prosecutor: Londonderry man sentenced to prison after community control violations

August 25, 2014

A Londonderry man has been sentenced to one year in prison following community control violations.

According to information released from the Vinton County Prosecutor’s Office, Patrick Holobaugh, 37, of Londonderry  received the sentence after community control violations.

Holobaugh was originally convicted of felony vandalism after a June 2012 incident involving a Vinton County Sheriff’s Office cruiser. At that time, he was sentenced to one year in prison. However, that sentence was suspended and he was placed on three years of community control. In 2014, violations of his community control were filed after he was charged with new crimes.

At the most recent hearing, Holobaugh admitted to violations of his community control and was sentenced to serve the balance of his sentence in prison.

Flag football, youth volleyball signups to be held August 30

August 23, 2014

Flag Football sign-ups for K-3rd grade and Youth Volleyball 4-6th grade will both be held Saturday, August 30 at the Old High School Football field. Sign ups will begin at 9 a.m. and the cost is $15 due at sign-in. Girls and boys are welcome to sign-up for either program.
The football program will run for 5 weeks on Saturday mornings only (practice followed by game) beginning September 6-October 4.
The Volleyball Program will begin the week of September 8, with practice 1-2 times per week and games every Saturday in October.  If you have any additional questions please contact Cindy Owings Waugh @ 740-352-7902.

McArthur man injured in one-vehicle crash on County Road 16

August 18, 2014

A McArthur man was transported from the scene of a one-vehicle crash on County Road 16, near Township Road 13 Monday.

According to a report from the Jackson Post of State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2002 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Nathan D. Wright, 18, of McArthur, traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and struck a tree prior to coming to a rest on its top.  The accident took place at approximately 11:46 a.m.

Wright suffered incapacitating injuries and was flown from the scene by Med-Flight to O.S.U. Medical Center in Columbus.

The Vinton County E.M.S and Laurelville Fire Department assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

County Auditor receives Continuing Education Award

August 15, 2014
Vinton County Auditor Cindy Owings Waugh

Vinton County Auditor Cindy Owings Waugh

Vinton County Auditor Cindy Owings Waugh is a recipient of the “Distinguished County Auditor” award, presented by the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO). The award recognizes County Auditors who have completed 100 or more hours of continuing education during their term of office. Ms. Owings Waugh will be recognized and receive the award from CAAO President George Kaitsa, Delaware County Auditor, during the CAAO Winter Conference in November. In recognizing this achievement the CAAO notes, that when you consider the time commitments on County Auditors in general, it is truly an accomplishment for a County Auditor to have over 100 hours of credit.

Section 319.04 of the Ohio Revised Code requires County Auditors to complete at least 24 hours of continuing education during their term of office. Ms. Owings Waugh obtained her training in topics such as Recent Trends in Real Property Value, Financial Audits, Budget Commission and Tax Levies, and two mandatory classes in ethics and substance abuse.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary to hold baked steak, chicken noodle dinner

August 15, 2014

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5299 will hold a Baked Steak/Chicken Noodle Dinner on August 22 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post located at 401 Veterans Memorial Drive in McArthur. Cost is Baked Steak $7.50 and Noodles $6.50. Drink and dessert will be included.

New Plymouth man arrested after methamphetamine components found at residence

August 15, 2014

A New Plymouth man was arrested after deputies with the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team executed a search warrant and found components to make meth and suspected methamphetamine at his residence.

According to a report from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, the team executed the search warrant on August 10 for a possible meth lab at the New Plymouth residence.

Wayne A. Corbin, 43, of New Plymouth, was arrested after he allegedly tried to purchase pseudo products from two different businesses in Logan. Lithium batteries were also found on Corbin. This information and information obtained from members of the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office Drug Taskforce lead to obtaining the search warrant.

After the warrant was executed, components to make methamphetamine and suspected cooked methamphetamine were found inside the residence. Corbin was taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville after the arrest. A bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Vinton County Court.

Members of the Vinton County Special Operations Team include LE from the Vinton County Sheriffs Office and McArthur Police Department.  Other assisting Agencies include Logan Police Department, McArthur Fire Department, Vinton County EMS, Gallia County Sheriffs Office, and Gallipolis Police Department.

Hamden man arrested on drug trafficking, corrupt activity charges

August 15, 2014

A Hamden man is facing a maximum of just over 12 years in prison after he was arrested on charges of trafficking drugs and acting in a pattern of corrupt activity.

According to information from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, on July 31, Paul Scarrett, 34, of Hamden, was arrested on three counts of trafficking in drugs and the acting in a pattern of corrupt activity charge. An arrested warrant had been issued by the Vinton County Grand Jury after a lengthy investigation by Sheriff Shawn Justice and Detective Ryan Cain.

Scarrett could receive a maximum of 12.5 years in prison if convicted.

A bond hearing was conducted in Common Pleas Court. Judge Jeffrey Simmons issued a $100,000 OR bond and Scarrett was released.


Wellston residents ejected, injured in Jackson County rollover accident

August 9, 2014

Three Wellston residents were injured and transported from the scene of an accident after the car they were in rolled over several times on Pleasant Grove Road.

According to a report from the Jackson Post of Highway Patrol, Lawrence F. Roy III, 24, from Wellston, was driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier eastbound on Pleasant Grove Road with two passengers, Jessica Yates, 19, and Sarah Thacker, 19, both also of Wellston. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a mailbox, ditch and a second mailbox. The vehicle then rolled numerous times and came to rest upright at 626 Pleasant Grove Road in Jackson.

Roy and his front passenger, Yates were both transported by air to Cabell Huntington Hospital. The rear passenger, Thacker, was transported and treated at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson.

Seat belts were not in use as all three occupants of the vehicle were ejected. Investigation is still pending by the Jackson Post of Highway Patrol.


Chinese Auction to be held for late McArthur resident

August 8, 2014

A Chinese Auction will be held on August 10 at the Community Building in McArthur for the late Barbara Jean McManis Stouffer. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and drawings will begin at 3 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, food and drinks.

Money raised at the event will be used by the family to help pay for funeral expenses.

For more information or to offer a donation, contact Angie at 740-279-6753 or Amber at 740-279-6790.