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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Our Opinion: Public to get chance to comment on local project
A long-anticipated public hearing is finally scheduled for Lawrence County’s proposed casino. The May 8 hearing at the Mahoning Township Community Center in Hillsville will give citizens the opportunity to comment on the planned Lawrence Downs Casino.
On the Record: Today’s births, police items and district judge 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, police items, and district judge reports.
Agreement to enhance Austintown track project
Penn National Gaming announced Monday it has signed a key agreement regarding its Austintown race track and casino. The thoroughbred racing track, part of a facility that will include slots-like gambling machines, is scheduled to open in the fall, and the new agreement with the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is being touted as “positive progress” in meeting that deadline.
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.
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