At 1:10 p.m., troopers arrested Michael Leasure, 27, of Chillicothe, on an outstanding warrant from Franklin County, charging failure to appear on a driving under suspension charge. The stop was made on U.S. 23. Leasure was taken to Scioto County Jail.
At 2:30 p.m., troopers arrested Lonnie Miller, Piketon, on a warrant from Highland County on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The stop was made on Big Bear Creek Road. Miller was taken to the Scioto County Jail.
At 4:30 p.m., troopers arrested Judy Harper, 22, Wheelersburg, on a warrant from Scioto County charging failure to appear for sentencing on a driving under suspension charge. The stop was made on Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg. Harper was taken to the Scioto County Jail, according to reports.
Bloom trustees set meetings
Bloom Township trustees had their organizational meeting for 2007. Duane Hagen was elected president, and Walter Hamilton was elected vice president. The other trustee is Fred Canter, and fiscal officer is Diana Claxon Stonerock.
Regular monthly meetings will be at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Pinkerman Building, 7250 Bennett Schoolhouse Road, South Webster. There will be no regular meeting in January.
Nile trustees set meetings
The regular meeting for January will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Township Office, 12215 U.S. 52, Friendship.
Starting in February the regular meetings for the Nile Township trustees will be at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the township office.
Boat owners can renew online
Ohioans with watercraft registrations due to expire March 1 are urged to visit ohiodnr.com on the Internet to renew their boat registration.
“The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers a fast and easy online renewal process for Ohio boaters, ensuring they are ready for the upcoming boating season,” said Rick Barrera, manager of the ODNR Division of Watercraft's registration and titling section.
Last year, a total of 9,149 watercraft registration renewals were completed through the online system, which can be accessed 24 hours each day through Sept. 30.
Approximately 130,000 renewal notices are being mailed to watercraft owners with registrations due to expire March 1. Registrations are valid for a period of three years and fees remain unchanged from last year. Ohio has more than 400,000 registered watercraft and ranks ninth nationally in the number of watercraft registered.
Address changes for boat owners also can be made through the online system. Incorrect or outdated boat registration information must be corrected through a watercraft registration agent. Watercraft registrations that are being renewed or newly issued also must include a valid 12-character Hull Identification Number.
A listing of watercraft registration agents is available at ohiodnr.com and by calling the ODNR Division of Watercraft toll-free at 877-4BOAT (426-2837).
MLK celebration set at OUS
In observance and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ohio University Southern invites the public to Lawrence County's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Memorial Celebration Jan. 15.
The celebration will be on the campus of Ohio University Southern, 1804 Liberty Ave., Ironton. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Bowman Auditorium. This year's keynote speaker will be Sim Fryson, president and chief executive officer of Fryson Enterprises in Ashland, Ky. The theme will be “But We Have Not Learned the Simple Art of Living Together.”
There also will be a special tribute to Coretta Scott King, presentations by Katrina Keith, Christ Temple Church in Huntington, W.Va., the 14th Street Community Center Dancers of Portsmouth, Ironton student and National MLK Essay Winner Jacob Long, and much more.
For more information, call Robert F. Pleasant Jr., coordinator of diversity and multiculturalism at Ohio University Southern, at (740) 533-4608.