A Greenup County Circuit Court jury found 21-year-old William Dixon guilty of rape, robbery, and assault charges for the July 14, 2004 attack of the female manager of the Superstar Video store in the Russell Plaza.
An accomplice, 31-year-old Wayne Murphy of Ironton, will face trial on the same charges next May.
The two men are also suspects in the July 5, 2004 assault of a Franklin Furnace clerk. Art Waddell, 61, was working at the Blanton & Graff Market in Franklin Furnace when he was attacked and robbed during daylight hours.
No charges have been filed in the Waddell case as of Tuesday.
Greenbo plays host to Santa
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup, Ky., will provide three upcoming opportunities for children and their parents to enjoy a lunch buffet with Santa Claus.
Lunch with Santa will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 17.
The menu consists of chicken nuggets, hot dogs, French fries and banana pudding. The cost, including a drink, will be $5 for children and $5.95 for those 12 years old and older.
For more information, call the park at (800) 325-0083 or (606) 473-7324.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located just seven miles off of U.S. 23.
Oak Ridge Boys to perform Dec. 14
The Oak Ridge Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on the Shawnee State University Campus, 940 Second St. For tickets, call the McKinley Box Office at (740) 351-3600 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.vrcfa.org.
Community orchestra performs Dec. 17
The Portsmouth Community Orchestra under the direction of Carl Daehler will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. Program will include “Let It Snow,” “Stille Nacht,” Dance of the Tumblers,” “Fantasy on Greensleeves,” “Nutcracker Suite,” and “Sleigh Ride.” “Just a Baby Boy” will feature Steve Free. Also the Portsmouth Community Orchestra Chorale will perform.
And, there will be a audience sing-a-long of Christmas carols.
For ticket information call the McKinley Box Office at (740) 351-3600 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.vrcfa.org.
Retired teachers to meet Dec. 13
The Scioto County Retired Teachers will meet Dec. 13 at Hill View Retirement Center. Registration will start at 11 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program will include the induction of officers and a sharing of “Christmas Memories.” Members are asked to bring anything that has made their Christmas bright. To make reservations, call (740) 354-1737.
From PDT staff reports