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To Teena M. Heckathorne and Bradley W. Hall Jr. of New Castle, a son on Sept. 9, 2013.
•Burglary theft. A Wii game set and games and assorted jewelry were reported stolen from a home on Firehall Road in Slippery RockTownship between Aug. 30 and 31.
•Accident. Police said John J. Kish, 31, of Mercer was stopped at a stop sign on Branchton Road around 1:38 p.m. Friday in Slippery Rock Township, Butler County. William T. Kosior, 53, of Wampum was driving east on Route 108. Kish began to turn left before Kosior’s vehicle could pass, and Kosior’s car struck Kish’s car. No injuries were reported.
MELISSA A. AMODIE
•John McCracken, of New Castle, charged by New Castle's code enforcement department with failure to cut weeds or grass.
New Castle police charged the following:
•Mary Lewter, 43, of New Castle, three counts of intent to possess a controlled substance and one count each of use/possession of drug paraphernalia and adulterating or misbranding any controlled substance.
•Mary Niglio, 52, of New Castle, endangering the welfare of children.
•Bland Givens, 28, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.
•Jeanine Buchanan, 35, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.
•Christopher Adam Mazzocco, 28, of New Castle, receiving stolen property and theft by deception.
•Richard Neely, 49, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Lisa Jones, 39, of New Castle, harassment.
•Michael L. Jenkins, 47, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar miconduct and disorderly conduct.
•Diane Marie Arnold, 33, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.
JERRY G. CARTWRIGHT
•Logan Anthony Beckinger, 25, of Wampum, charged by New Beaver police with failure to dispose of garbage or rubbish.
•Krystal Marie Rocco, 24, of New Castle, charged by state police with two counts of endangering the welfare of children.
DAVID B. RISHEL
•Tomi Lynn Fleissner, 26, of Mercer, charged by Hickory Township police with simple assault and harassment.
SCOTT A. MCGRATH
•Andrea Jo Atwell, 35, of New Castle, charged by Neshannock Township police with retail theft, receiving stolen property and defiant trespass.
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Agreement to enhance Austintown track project
Penn National Gaming announced Monday it has signed a key agreement regarding its Austintown race track and casino. The thoroughbred racing track, part of a facility that will include slots-like gambling machines, is scheduled to open in the fall, and the new agreement with the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is being touted as “positive progress” in meeting that deadline.
Library friends slate spring yard sale
The Friends of the New Castle Public Library has set the date for its spring indoor yard sale. The two-day event will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at the New Castle Public Library.
John K. Manna: State says some local people have high incomes
A lot of people fantasize about becoming instant millionaires. That’s why millions of Americans play the lottery, particularly when the jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions exceed $100 million.
Tentative casino hearing date set
May 8 is the tentative date for a public hearing for Lawrence County residents to comment on the proposed casino. The Mahoning supervisors announced the date Thursday.
Training seminar to address handling PennDOT contracts
A training seminar on how to deal with state transportation engineering and construction contracts is planned for this month
Recycling facility’s plan recommended for approval
The New Castle Planning Commission has recommended approval of a land development plan for a recycling facility. Ben Weitsman and Sons of New Castle plans to construct a facility at 526 S. Jefferson St. to recycle scrap metal.
Jameson to move pediatric unit
Plans are under way to relocate inpatient pediatric care at Jameson Hospital. A press release issued Wednesday by Jameson Health System said pediatric care will continue at the hospital and “will be provided in a safe environment by the same pediatricians, physician specialists and pediatric trained registered nurses and staff.”
County asking to divert state bridge money
Lawrence County has an accumulation of state funds designated for its bridges that it cannot spend. It wants to share those funds for local road repairs, but cannot use the money — more than $600,000 — for that because the funds are restricted by a law enacted in 2007, and can be used only as a county match for county-owned bridge projects.
Commissioners make meeting changes
The Lawrence County commissioners have made a couple of changes to their regular meeting schedule this month.They will meet as usual at 10 a.m. Tuesday in their meeting room in the courthouse.
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