Darrell J. Nesbit, 44, of Otway, was arrested and transferred to Scioto County Jail, after officers discovered him with a truck load of scrap metal taken from a building at 1763 10th St., belonging to Norfolk Southern Railway.
According to a Portsmouth Police Department report, Nesbit and another man had shoved open an overhead door to the building and placed the scrap metal into the truck. A witness positively identified Nesbit, the report said.
Officers spoke with a Norfolk Southern official who told the police to charge the suspect. According to the report, Nesbit said he didn't go into the building because the scrap metal was laying outside the building. However, officers told him it still was a breaking and entering charge, because he had treapassed on property to commit a theft.
Rising waters close Ohio 239
Ohio 239 in Scioto County has been closed because of high water.
The route is closed between Ohio 73 and 104 at West Portsmouth and U.S. 52, because of backwater from surrounding tributaries and the Ohio River. Crews from ODOT's highway maintenance facility in Scioto County have placed high water signs and barricades to close the route; however, motorists are reminded crossing any closed route is prohibited.
Because the closure is contingent upon weather conditions, it is not known when the route will be reopened to traffic. While the route is closed, motorists may detour via U.S. 52 and Ohio 73/104.
For additional information regarding closures caused by flooding or other weather-related activity throughout the state, the public may visit the Ohio Department of Transportation's Web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org.
Time with Easter bunny planned for Saturday
Valley Elementary School Safety Patrol will host a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley Elementary cafeteria, 18215 Ohio 728, Lucasville. Cost will be $4. Pictures with the Easter bunny will be available. Proceeds will go to the safety patrol's trip to Hershey, Pa., and Gettysburg, Pa.
Pancake breakfast scheduled Saturday
Wheelersburg Kiwanis will have a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wheelersburg Elementary School gym, 1731 Dogwood Ridge, Wheelersburg.
Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. for ages preschool through grade five. There will be no admission fee. Also, there will be prizes.
Counseling services offers workshops
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services at Shawnee State University offers not only counseling, but also workshops on academic survivor skills, anxiety disorders, addictions, relationships, study skills, suicide, smoking cessation, stress management, time management and dealing with critical incidents.
Dr. Michael Hughes, clinical counselor and director of the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, presents two sessions each month on different subjects. Sessions will begin at 4 p.m. in the Howard/Ketter Room, located on the second floor of the University Center and are open to staff, faculty and students of SSU community.
Sessions include "Learning to Manage Time" March 27; "Managing Stress Effectively" April 9; and "Coping with Test Anxiety" April 22.
Office of Counseling and Psychological Services is located on the second floor of the UC and offers a wide range of informational materials to students regarding issues and concerns commonly encountered by college students, including mental health, physical health, college life, personal safety and alcohol/drugs/nicotine.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening hours are available by appointment. Stop by the office, or call (740) 351-3213.
Emergency crisis consultation is available by contacting the Crisis Hotline at Shawnee Mental Health Center at (740) 354-1010, seven days a week on a 24-hour basis.
From PDT staff reports