21, Sep 2014 - Dillonvale, OH Jones enters not guilty plea by reason of insanity
WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – Not guilty by reason of insanity. That's the plea coming from Judy Jones, a woman accused of slitting her husband’s throat in his sleep in their Dillonvale home on July 26. Wednesday was Jones' first appearance in a Jefferson County courtroom since officially being indicted by a grand jury on charges of attempted murder and two counts of felony assault. ...
21, Sep 2014 - Jefferson, OH Ohio appeals court overturns Amish hate-crime convictions
An Ohio appeals court has overturned the hate-crime convictions of a rogue Amish group convicted in a series of beard-cutting attacks.
20, Sep 2014 - Jefferson, OH Guilty plea, 30-month sentence in police chase case
WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNY, Ohio â Demetrius Harrison, a man who led police on a high speed chase that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour in March, learned heâll spend 30 months in jail on Friday. The chase started when members of the drug task force tried to pull him over. ...
20, Sep 2014 - Jefferson, OH Rape suspect goes before judge
WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – Larry Debee, who is accused of raping a young child, entered a not-guilty plea in a Jefferson County court on Wednesday. He's facing felony charges of rape and sexual battery. His bond is set at $100,000. And if that's posted, he is to have no contact with the alleged victim. ...
20, Sep 2014 - Jefferson, OH Shooting suspects on the run, considered armed and dangerous
WTOV9.com STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Police and U.S. Marshals are continuing their search for two suspects following Tuesday night’s shooting in Steubenville. On-the-run suspects Jevante Childs and Jerek Wesley are recently out of jail, considered armed and dangerous, and as it turns out, they're brothers. ...
20, Sep 2014 - Jefferson, OH Amish Beard-Cutting Not a Hate Crime, Federal Court Says
A string of unusual beard- and hair-cutting attacks on Amish people were not properly determined to be hate crimes, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday The decision reverses previous hate-crime convictions entered against 16 members of an Amish community in Jefferson County, Ohio who were found guilty of carrying out multiple hair-cutting assaults in 2011. The attacks were motivated by ...
20, Sep 2014 - Jefferson, OH Court throws out hate-crime convictions for Amish beard attacks
A federal appeals court in Ohio threw out hate-crime convictions for 16 Amish separatists Wednesday, saying that the jury in their case had not been properly instructed about how to decide whether a series of beard and hair-cutting attacks had been motivated by religion.
17, Sep 2014 - Strip mining OK in state wildlife area, Ohio Supreme Court rules
Part of a state wildlife area in Jefferson County potentially can be strip mined for coal, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today in settling a contract dispute. The court’s 6-1 ruling may allow the owners of mineral rights to dig coal worth $11 million from a 651-acre section of the Brush Creek Wildlife Area owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
17, Sep 2014 - Strip mining OK in state wildlife area
Part of a state wildlife area in Jefferson County potentially can be strip mined for coal, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today in settling a contract dispute.
04, Apr 2014 - Steubenville, OH Facing aggravated menacing charges against city leaders, Copley wants to defend himself
WTOV9.com STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Craig Olen Copley, a man with an extensive background involving threats to government officials, was back in Jefferson County Court on Friday, less than a week after two aggravated menacing charges were filed against him for recent ramblings against Steubenville city leaders. ...
02, Apr 2014 - Jefferson, OH Bill would increase jail time for gun-related felonies
wtov9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - Local lawmakers and Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla are looking to crack down on violent criminals by introducing a bill to enforce stricter sentencing for people who use a gun while committing a felony. The bill is brand new, having been introduced last week to the state legislature. ...