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To Rosanna and Justin Ketchel of New Castle, a daughter on March 15, 2013.
To Chelsi Honick of New Castle, a daughter on March 15, 2013.
To Patrick and Janessa Kelly of New Castle, a son on March 17, 2013.
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To Tara Jean and Andrew Joseph Heasley of Hermitage, a daughter on March 15, 2013, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
To Duke and Shana Passek Whiting of New Wilmington, a son on March 12, 2013 at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
•Attempted burglary. Between Feb. 21 and 23 at Mahoning Presbyterian Church, Skyhill Road, Pulaski. Police said someone damaged a large set of oak double doors while trying to get into the building.
•Accident. Police said Stephen C. Esposito, 18, of New Castle was driving east on Route 422 in Slippery Rock Townsip around 7:50 a.m. March 1 and slid on a snow-covered road and hit an embankment. He was not injured.
•Accident. Police said Maria L. Beckman, 42, of New Castle was traveling east on Route 422 in Shenango Township around 8:30 p.m. March 8 and struck a deer that crossed the road. Beckman was not injured.
•Accident. Police said Robert A. Watenpool, 75, of Ellwood City was stopped on Route 18 in North Beaver Township around 9:45 a.m. March 9 and attempting to make turn left onto Route 168. A sport utility vehicle driven by Joanne E. Irvine, 62, of Wampum, also northbound, struck the rear of Watenpool’s car. No injuries were reported.
•Found firearms. Two pieces of shotguns were found near the Little Neshannock Creek in Slippery Rock Township on March 10. Anyone with information should contact state police at (724) 598-2211.
•Accident. At 12:10 p.m. March 11 on Gerber Road, Wilmington Township. Police said Amanda M. Mickley, 22, of Volant was driving on Gerber Road in Wilmington Township around 12:10 p.m. March 11 when her car went off the road and hit a tree. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. Police said Robert McCormick, 16, of Princeton Road pulled onto New Butler Road from Hoover Road around 5:15 p.m. March 9 and was hit broadside on the driver’s side door by a vehicle driven by Sheryl Goss, 49, of Kinsman, Ohio. McCormick’s sport utility vehicle turned on its side. A person in McCormick’s vehicle was transported to Jameson Hospital, police said.
•Accident. John Glomb, 54, was traveling west on the Route 422 Bypass around noon March 10 and struck a deer near the Pennsylvania Avenue overpass. Glomb was not hurt.
•Accident. Police said George T. Downs, 24, of Coraopolis and Allan E. Scott, 27, of 2031 Eastbrook Road both were westbound on New Butler Road around 5:40 p.m. March 11. As Scott was turning into a driveway, his vehicle was struck from behind by Downs’ vehicle. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. Police said Garry L. Houk, 70, of Game Farm Road was driving east on Hollow Road around 7:50 a.m. Thursday and as he entered Ellwood Road, his car was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Joseph Gary Senko, 25, of Rose Stop Road.
MELISSA A. AMODIE
•Howard Lee Haid, 56, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with waste or discarded materials violation.
•Mark Anthony Brown Sr., 39, of New Castle, charged by the New Castle police with intent to possess a controlled substance, adulterating or misbranding any controlled substance, driving without a license and driving with no rear lights.
DAVID B. RISHEL
•Matthew Goodrich, 31, of New Castle, charged by Shenango Township police with retail theft.
SCOTT A. MCGRATH
Neshannock Township police charged the following:
•Jonnie Marie Klingensmith, 39, of New Castle, burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault, terroristic threats and intimidating a witness or victim to withhold testimony.
•Shannon Raquel Hooks, 42, of New Castle, burglary, simple assault, terroristic threats, criminal trespass and intimidating a witness.
•Albert Scott Tedrow Jr., 24, of Ellwood City, burglary, criminal trespass, terroristic threats, intimidating a witness or victim and two counts of simple assault.
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