NEW CASTLE —
To Aaron M. and Thea Togisala Vitale of New Castle, a daughter on July 5, 2013.
OUT OF TOWN
To Kevin Seelbaugh of New Castle and Theresa Banko of New Castle, a son on July 5, 2013, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Marcus Curry, 25, theft by unlawful taking.
•Davon Natell Griffin, 27, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Sean E. Nixon Jr., 20, of New Castle, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief.
Jerry G. Cartwright
Ellwood City police charged the following people:
•Sara McGuire, 23, of Ellwood City, simple assault and harassment.
•Heather Ward, 23, of Ellwood City, simple assault and harassment.
David B. Rishel
•Nicholas Frank Holmes, 19, of New Castle, charged by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission with violation of rules and regulations on equipment requirements.
•Gregory Davis Werling, 19, of New Castle, charged by state police with driving under the influence and purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.
Shenango Township police charged the following people:
•David John Caldararo, 18, of Wampum, disorderly conduct.
•My Phan, 26, of Stockton, Calif., two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of criminal attempt, simple assault, public drunkenness and similar misconduct and harassment.
NEW CASTLE —
- Closer Look
Library friends slate spring yard sale
The Friends of the New Castle Public Library has set the date for its spring indoor yard sale. The two-day event will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at the New Castle Public Library.
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.
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