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To Jennie and Joe Anderson of New Castle, a daughter on March 19, 2013.
To Charles and Karmin Dando of New Castle, a son on March 20, 2013.
Melissa A. Amodie
•Scott Matthew Haley, 31, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with three counts of criminal attempt and one count each of simple assault and harassment.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Nicole Ann Schilling, 33, of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
•Micah Daniel Peffer, 21, of Wampum, charged by Wayne Township police with two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment.
•David M. Plohr, 43, of New Castle, charged by state police with five counts of corruption of minors, four counts of statutory sexual assault, three counts each of unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault on a person less than 16, two counts each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 and selling or furnishing liquor to a minor and one count of displaying explicit sexual material to a minor.
David B. Rishel
•Matthew J. Goodrich, 31, of New Castle, charged by Shenango Township police with retail theft.
State police charged the following people:
•Josiah Wallace Beck, 35, of New Castle, two counts of harassment.
•James Robert Patton Jr., 41, of New Castle, harassment.
Scott A. McGrath
•Ghianni A. Lane, 20, of New Castle, charged by Neshannock Township police with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor, driving while operator's license suspended or revoked and exceeding the speed limit.
J. Craig Cox
•Valerie Rochelle Roberts, 53, New Castle — One to two years in a state correctional institution, with credit for 124 days served, to be served concurrently with any other sentence she is serving, costs of prosecution, $197.12 restitution to the victim. She pleaded guilty to robbery.
•Valerie Rochelle Roberts, 53, New Castle — One to two years in a state correctional institution to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, costs of prosecution, $197.12 restitution to Walmart. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.
•Valerie Rochelle Roberts, 53, New Castle — One to two years in a state correctional institution to be served concurrently with any other sentence being served, costs of prosecution, $270.52 restitution to Walmart. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.
•Valerie Rochelle Roberts, 53, New Castle — One to two years in a state correctional institution, costs of prosecution, $15.98 restitution to Shop ‘N Save. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.
•Valerie Rochelle Roberts, 53, New Castle — Her parole is revoked and she is re-sentenced on a guilty plea of retail theft to one to two years in a state correctional institution with credit for 33 days served, to run concurrently with any other sentence being served.
•Donald Ray Frelin II, 24, New Castle — Fifty-five days to six months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 55 days served, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Donald Ray Frelin II, 24, New Castle — Twenty-one days to two years in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 21 days served, costs of prosecution and $145.96 restitution to Uni-Mart. He pleaded guilty to theft.
•Robert Shawn Carder, 25, Waterford, Mich. — A $200 fine and costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to loitering and prowling at night.
•Justin Steven Lewis, 33, Pulaski — Six to 12 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 29 days served, costs of prosecution and $1 restitution to the New Castle Area School District. He pleaded guilty to burglary.
•John Junior Fuqua II, 32, New Castle — Six to 23 1/2 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for one day served. When paroled, he is granted work release. Following the maximum period of incarceration he will serve two years probation. Sentence also includes costs of prosecution in cash or community service, Drug and Alcohol referral, provide a DNA sample and forfeit $64 to the Drug Task Force. He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
•Krista L. Riccio, 27, New Castle — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring. She is granted work release and her driver’s license is suspended for 12 months. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
•Justin David Matuz, 26, New Castle — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days on house arrest, $750 fine, costs of prosecution. He is granted work release and his driver’s license is suspended for 12 months. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
•Alison Ann Brown, 30, New Castle — Nine to 18 days in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 18 days served. She pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
•Aaron Andrew Duffy, 32, Edinburg — Resentenced to state intermediate punishment program for 24 months to be served concurrently with any sentence now being served, restitution to Kmart, supervision fees as required by the state board of probation and parole and costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to retail theft.
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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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