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RIVER NEWS FRIDAY 8.17.18

 

Full Syringe Found at Beatty Park

Loren Cutri and her family were enjoying a day at the park on Tuesday when she discovered a full syringe at one of the park’s shelters.

She posted the images of what she found on Facebook, hoping to bring attention to the issue.

She says this isn’t the first time she’s had experiences like that at Beatty Park. And after coming across trash, destroyed playgrounds, and dirty shelters, she wants to see change.

Now she’s asking the city and the community to help preserve the only park in the south end of Steubenville.

City police patrol the park, but City Manager Mavromatis says this has been an ongoing issue for years.

And Mavromatis wants to remind the community that if anyone sees anything questionable or suspicious in any of the city’s parks, you’re asked to call the police immediately so that they can respond to the situation.

 

Police Investigation Nabs Two in Belmont County

An investigation months in the making took two drug dealers off the streets of Belmont County.

Police had been investigating Shane Allen Danehart and Sarah Lynn Waryck for a while, and the traffic stop and subsequent house search confirmed a lot of suspicions.

The couple was found with drugs, guns and plenty of ammunition.

That amount of crystal meth has a street value of about $10,000.

Among their charges are drug trafficking, possession of drugs, weapons under disability, and endangering children — as Waryck is pregnant.

Investigators also found out the drugs were coming from Zanesville.

Commander of the Belmont County Major Crimes Unit, John McFarland says this investigation is ongoing, and more arrests may be made.

 

Ohio May be Paying too Much for Medicaid Prescriptions

A new report from Ohio’s State Auditor asks the question: When it comes to Medicaid prescription coverage, “What are we getting for our money?”

…O-N-N’S Daniel Barnett.

 

Candidates for Governor Hold Town Hall Debate

The men vying for to be the next chief executive visited the Dayton International Airport Thursday to talk jobs, the economy, ans their respective visions for Ohio.

…O-N-N’S Glenn McEnty

 

Ohio’s Pot Problem

Ohio’s Legal Medical Marijuana Growers will have to break the law before they start growing the plant…

…O-N-N’S Daniel Barnett.

 

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