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To George and Nebal Asaad of New Castle, a son on Oct. 21, 2013.
To Aaron and Gretchen Lewis of New Castle, a son on Oct. 21, 2013.
•Accident. At 2:20 a.m. Sunday on Route 208, Washington Township. Police said Donte L. Calhoun, 24, of New Castle, was westbound and hit a deer that ran into his path. No injuries were reported to the driver or his passenger.
•Theft. Three checks from the home of a 73-year-old Hickory Township man sometime before Oct. 13.
•Accident. At 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 376, Neshannock Township. Police said Mona L. Bays, 49, of North Bloomfield, Ohio, was westbound and struck a deer, disabling her vehicle. No injuries were reported to the driver.
•Theft or mislaid property. Police said a Kel-Tec .389 caliber pistol, valued at $270, was reported missing from a Wayne Township home on Oct. 14.
•Identity theft. Police said more than $300 worth of unauthorized purchases was placed on the credit card of a North Mercer Street resident sometime before Oct. 1. The victim told police his computer had been hacked several weeks prior to the incident.
•Accident. At 1 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Route 18. Police said Ralph Martone of Orlando Avenue pulled from a business and struck the side of a vehicle operated by Diana Nicely of Moravia Street, a wooden planter box in the parking lot of 2309 Wilmington Road and a parked vehicle owned by Diane Snyder, no address provided. Officers said the car came to rest at Orlando Avenue. No injuries were reported. Martone’s vehicle was towed from the scene.
•Burglary. A chain saw and a reciprocating saw were reported taken from the 1400 block of East Washington Street between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Saturday.
•Assault. Police said a woman was assaulted in the 600 block of Etna Street about 11:30 p.m. Friday following a domestic disturbance.
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- Closer Look
Our Opinion: Purchase of city house raises policy issues
Having the city buy a house on East Hillcrest Avenue because of neighbor complaints is bad public policy. The house in question was the scene of a shooting in October, in which three people were injured.
Revised county tax abatement targets downtowns
Lawrence County’s revised tax abatement program is intended to promote development by providing more tax breaks over a longer period.
On the Record: Today’s births, police items and district judge reports
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center. Today, look inside for the latest births, police items, and district judge reports.
Our Opinion: Wilmington district avoids trouble with tuition vote
The Wilmington Area School Board’s decision against giving non-resident teachers free student tuition was the right one.
Lawmakers eye package of voter bills
Conflicts caused by the state’s last attempt to improve the integrity of elections was the biggest source of complaints logged by a watchdog group during the 2012 presidential race.
State lawmakers want greater abortion oversight
As doctors who perform abortions in Texas must now get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to practice, a pair of Pennsylvania lawmakers are marshaling support for a similar law.
Sandusky prosecution review continues
Ten months later, the state attorney general’s office is still reviewing how prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky investigation at Penn State and whether delays allowed the former assistant football coach to continue molesting children.
Proposed city budget includes pay hikes
New Castle city employees will receive pay increases in 2014 in a budget proposed by Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo. The $18.4 million budget, which does not require a tax increase, was unveiled to city council this week.
Mother finds ways to honor daughter’s memory
Following the death of her daughter, Shirley “Sam” Phillips admits she contemplated suicide. But remembering that Danielle Lee Kennedy decried the act of taking one’s own life chased away those desperate thoughts.
Instead, she found a way to honor her daughter’s memory.
New Castle mayor proposes 2014 budget
New Castle Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo introduced an $18.4 million budget for 2014 to city council Tuesday night. The proposed spending plan, about $916,000 higher than the 2013 budget, requires no tax increase.
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