Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Coach's sons may avoid prison

By Steve Kemme
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — The adult sons of longtime Badin High School football coach Terry Malone, who have admitted they stole drugs from the school, are being screened for the Butler County Drug Court program.

        Steven and Andrew Malone were to be sentenced Monday by Judge Michael Sage of Butler County Common Pleas Court.

        But Judge Sage postponed sentencing when their attorney, Mike McGee, told him they were candidates for drug court, a program that offers intensive counseling and monitoring as an alternative to jail.

        Andrew Malone, 22, and his brother, Steven, 19, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and theft of drugs. Andrew Malone also pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, and his brother pleaded guilty to attempted theft of drugs.

        The charges against each of them carry a maximum prison sentence of 31/2 years. But if they're accepted into the program, they would avoid prison as long as they comply with the program.

        Police say the brothers used their father's keys to get into the school on four occasions and steal medications used to treat attention deficit disorder.

        If they are not accepted into the program, they will be sentenced by Judge Sage on July 12.

        School officials said in early April that they noticed a couple of pills missing from the locked cabinets in the nurse's office.

        They called police after they discovered a large number of pills missing between April 20 and 25.


Gas prices start to show ripple effect
Driver had suspended license
Teen charged in crash that killed 2 girls
City OKs funds for Nordstrom
CPS board approves charter school in East End
Port Authority's role in riverfront plans gets OK
Cures for diseases will take time
Genetic breakthrough poses ethical dilemmas
Local scientists join gene study
Police dogs get bulletproof vests
Police want to quiz man about killing
- Coach's sons may avoid prison
Robber recounts shooting by police
Union spelled confusion, so now it's West Chester
Robbery suspects indicted
SAMPLES: Church musicians bond for life through music
KNIPPENBERG: To cast 'Aida,' opera worker goes to jail
New 'What to Expect' series caters to kids
Pig Parade: CAM Ham
Teen helps others deal with anorexia
Bank robbers remain at large
Bauer continues to serve causes
Dealing better with bias crimes
Democrat says Boone County winnable
Fire ruins a dad's gift to daughter
Harrison seeks bus solutions
Hot-air balloons give rise to Lebanon celebration
Ky. Senate candidate selects manager
Local Digest
Loveland manager set to quit
Mason shuts door on proposal for Kroger store
Museum to break ground on expansion
Newport commission agreement puts stop to lawsuit
Ohio could get funds to restore properties
School formula questioned
Sewer facility vote is expected
Springdale set for July 4 fest
Warren Co. homes more valuable