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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
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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