NEW CASTLE —
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.
NEW CASTLE —
- Closer Look
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.
Trout stocking becomes tossing in Volant
While a snowstorm slowly made its way to the area, one annual event signaled the approach of spring for some. A little more than 300 attendees made their way through leftover snow and ice to the banks of Neshannock Creek in Volant for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s annual trout stocking event.
Toomey’s staff to hold local casework event
Tuesday is a casework day in New Castle with the staff of Sen. Pat Toomey. The session, at the office of state Sen. Elder Vogel, 1904 W. State St., will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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