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To Shawn and Jade O’Hare of New Castle, a son on Sept. 10, 2013.
To Brandi Hilke of New Castle and John Popovich II of New Castle, a son on Sept. 10, 2013.
To Sara Mia Orlando and Jeffrey A. Nero of New Castle, a daughter on Sept. 11, 2013.
•Theft. A chain link security fence surrounding the radio tower at Spartan Park Drive, Hickory Township, was cut between Monday and Tuesday. Once inside, several copper ground wires for the tower were cut and taken.
•Accident. Police said Renee Caravaggio, 43, of Saratoga Circle, westbound on Pulaski Road at 9 a.m. Tuesday, apparently lost control of her vehicle just east of Kings Chapel Road. Her car left the road and struck a tree. Police said she was treated at Jameson Hospital.
MELISSA A. AMODIE
New Castle police charged the following:
•Clinton P. Klinesmith, 25, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•William Reynolds, 45, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Steven Michael Tedrow, 23, of Ellwood City, unauthorized use of a motor or other vehicle and driving while operating privileges suspended or revoked.
•Melissa Lorraine Tracy, 26, of New Castle, three counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Justin B. Edworthy, 29, of Greenville, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief.
•Aaron Lee Vogus, 38, of New Castle, four counts of intent to possess a controlled substance and one count each of receiving stolen property and driving while operating privileges suspended or revoked.
New Castle's code enforcement department charged the following:
•Jennifer Tolbert, 44, of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass.
•Charmagne Allen, of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass.
JERRY G. CARTWRIGHT
•Zebuliah James Bartley, 35, of Wampum, charged by Ellwood City police with public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
State police charged the following:
•Joseph Pounds, 20, of New Castle, criminal mischief.
•Lawrence County Auto Recycling, of Ellwood City, control of alarm devices violation.
•Stacy Elizabeth Lopez, 32, of New Castle, charged by Union Township police with retail theft.
DAVID B. RISHEL
Shenango Township police charged the following:
•Edward Joseph Cook, 30, of New Castle, criminal trespass.
•Sarah Elizabeth Heuer, 36, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Jonathan B. Malinchak, 24, of New Castle, harassment.
State police charged the following:
•Charles R. Bielski, 49, of Pulaski, criminal mischief.
•Raymond D. Gennaro, 61, of New Castle, harassment.
•April Lynn Turner, 35, of Volant, disorderly conduct.
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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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