NEW CASTLE —
Melissa A. Amodie
•Juliann Holmes of New Castle, charged by the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General with fraud in obtaining food stamps or assistance.
New Castle’s code enforcement department charged the following people:
•Rose Boak of Beaver Falls, transfer of ownership violation.
•Todd Laughley of New Castle, failure to vacate violation.
•Jonathan Francis Fellion, 45, of New Castle, accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
•Kurtis Helbling, 23, of New Castle, window, skylight and door frames violation and accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
•Sarah Marie Wrzesinski, 25, of New Castle, window, skylight and door frames violation and accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
•Clara E. Smith, 25, of New Castle, accumulation of rubbish or garbage and window, skylight and door frames violation.
•Clara E. Smith, 25, of New Castle, failure to board and secure.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Carlos Anthony Thompson, 37, of New Castle, criminal homicide, murder of the first degree, robbery and possession of firearm prohibited.
•Crystal Ann Thompson, 36, of New Castle, indecent assault, corruption of minors and rape of a person less than 13.
•Natalie McKee of New Castle, theft by unlawful taking.
•Mandy Jo Strickler, 31, of New Castle, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jerry G. Cartwright
Ellwood City police charged the following people:
•Dustin Craig Nicoll, 35, of New Castle, criminal trespass and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Anna May Stafford, of Ellwood City, endangering the welfare of children and simple assault.
David B. Rishel
•Lisa Frazier of New Castle, charged by Shenango Township police with pet confined within the premises of the owner violation.
The Shenango school district charged the following people:
•Margaret L. Yhelka, 55, of New Castle, violation of compulsory attendance required.
•Michele Davis of New Castle, compulsory school attendance violation.
Jennifer L. Nicholson
•Craig Michael Trumbull Sr., 42,of Greenville, charged by Union Township police with retail theft.
•Justin Andrew Stauffer, 32, of New Castle, charged by state police with rape-forcible compulsion, sexual assault, unlawful restraint and indecent assault-forcible compulsion.
Scott A. McGrath
•Scott Pendel of New Castle, charged by the Neshannock school district with violation of compulsory attendance required.
State police charged the following people:
•Jonathon Benjamin Coates, 27, of New Castle, two counts each of robbery and conspiracy and one count each of robbery of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and simple assault.
•Courtney Marie Probst, 20, of New Castle, two counts of robbery and conspiracy and one count each of robbery of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault and harassment.
NEW CASTLE —
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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.
Our Opinion: Some consumers pay price of changing power suppliers
Choice may be good, but an informed choice is even better. That’s the conclusion we draw from reports here in Lawrence County and elsewhere around Pennsylvania about some residents and businesses receiving electric bills that are substantially higher than normal.
SRU addresses alleged audit discrepancy
As Slippery Rock University officials continue to tackle budget issues that include a potential deficit of up to $10 million, they’re also addressing concerns that a recent audit alleges a $1 million discrepancy.
On the Record: Today’s births and police reports
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center. Look inside for the latest births and police reports.
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