Local. The new fireworks law in Pennsylvania imposes a 12 percent additional sales tax on fireworks.  All of the proceeds from the new tax will go into the state general fund except for $2 million per year, which will be set aside for grants for emergency medical services and volunteer firefighting training programs. This breakdown was not clear in Wednesday’s edition.


Local. A building on Route 224 by the state line where a gas station complex will be constructed was built by the Carbon Limesone Co. and remained until 1983 when it was bought by SME Corp. This information was incorrect in Wednesday’s edition.  



•Accident. Vehicles operated by Robert N. Ponziani, 69, of Enon Valley and Cynthia DeFrank, 60, of Bessemer collided at 2:23 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Columbiana and Smalls Ferry roads in North Beaver Township. Both vehicles were towed, but no injuries were reported.

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•Victoria Grace Pappas-Pappakostas, 25, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.


Ellwood City police charged the following:

•Billy James Haswell, 28, of Ellwood City, access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

•Mary Ann Marks, 52, of Zelienople, two counts of driving under the influence and one count of disregarding traffic lane.

•Timothy Annarumo, 57, of Ellwood City, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of failure to stop at stop sign and restrictions on alcoholic beverages violation.


•Samuel Patrick Trageser, 21, of Grove City, charged by state police with three counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving and failure to use safety belt.

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