NEW CASTLE —
To Altina and Aron Jenkins of New Castle, a daughter on July 4, 2013.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Freeman M. Bankston IV, 41, of New Castle, intent to possess a controlled substance, distributing a small amount of marijuana/not for sale, disorderly conduct and two counts of turning movements and required signals violation.
•Aleea Jean Stowe, 26, of Pulaski, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Ti-Yonda Mikell Brothers, 34, of New Castle, unauthorized use of a motor or other vehicle, harassment and driving while operating privileges suspended or revoked.
•Kevin Gilmore, 38, of Edinburg, retail theft.
•Felicia Megal Abraham, 29, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with disorderly conduct, defiant trespass and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
Jerry G. Cartwright
State police charged the following people:
•Scott A. Jackson, 19, of Wampum, burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy.
•Ryan Austin Nixon, 18, of New Castle, burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy.
•Angela Renee Kirkland, 44, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with simple assault and harassment.
NEW CASTLE —
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Commission reviews 11 well pad plans
As Marcellus and Utica shale drilling continues and pipelines are laid, plans are in place for more well pads locally. The Lawrence County Planning Commission reviewed land development plans Tuesday for 11 sites for well pads, which are where the drilling rigs are set up.
Advocates cry foul over phone deregulation bid
Consumer advocates and the AARP are warning that a telephone deregulation bill would allow phone companies across the commonwealth to shed price controls that have kept land-line phone bills cheaper than wireless phone bills.
County considers 911 land purchase
A 42-acre tract in Hickory Township is likely to become the home of Lawrence County’s 911 center. The county commissioners said they will vote Tuesday on a sales agreement for the purchase of property owned by Frank R. and Kimberly Augustine and Michael H., Janet, Michael A. and Kathlene Linz.
Pulaski approves changes for wells
The Pulaski Township supervisors approved zoning changes for two more well pads and several wells for Hilcorp Energy Co.
Our Opinion: Local tax incentive efforts have little in common
There’s been a lot of local activity lately in terms of tax abatement. In New Castle, a proposal surfaced last month to change the existing property tax abatement schedule in the city.
County sets deadline on accepting checks
The Lawrence County treasurer’s office will not be accepting any personal checks after this week. Starting Monday, the office will not take a personal check at the counter or one that is postmarked later than Dec. 15.
Corbett wants job search added to Medicaid
Gov. Tom Corbett’s version of Medicaid expansion would make Pennsylvania the only state in the union to require working poor people to look for better jobs in order to get government-subsidized health insurance.
Photo Gallery: Annual Ellwood City Christmas parade
Hundreds came “Home for the Holidays” to Ellwood City during the borough’s annual Christmas parade. More than 30 floats participated in the day’s procession, which started at Lincoln High School and wound its way through Lawrence Avenue.
Governor could get child abuse bills by month’s end
Cumbersome legal definitions of child abuse can stymie doctors, nurses and caseworkers who might believe a child is in danger, according to advocates lobbying for changes to the state’s child welfare system.
John K. Manna: Party labels shouldn’t matter in local contests
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