NEW CASTLE —
To Carl and Angela Andresky of Grove City, a daughter on Jan. 19, 2014.
To Angela Fishe of New Castle and Michael Cuffie of New Castle, a daughter on Jan. 20, 2014.
OUT OF TOWN
To Travis and Jennifer Agnew of Ellwood City, a son on Jan. 17, 2014, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
•Criminal mischief. Someone damaged a mailbox Monday in the 3500 block of Grandview Road in Perry Township.
Melissa A. Amodie
•Jermaine Morton, 50, of New Castle, charged by the New Castle school district with compulsory school attendance violation.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Demetrius Campbell, 21, of New Castle, two counts of access device fraud and one count of receiving stolen property.
•Martierius R. Brown, 23, of New Castle, defiant trespass.
•William Joseph Kroll, 33, of New Castle, use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Frederick Lee Bowan, 47, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.
•Richard Kohlmetz, 46, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
New Castle’s code enforcement department charged the following people:
•Allen K. Martin, 64, of Jackson Center, mechanical appliances violation.
•Lisa Suizi of Edinburg, occupancy of residential rental property without a permit and requirements to obtain permits/compliance violation.
Jennifer L. Nicholson
•Rodney Bernard Madison, 37, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with two counts each of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and intent to possess a controlled substance.
David B. Rishel
•Thomas Paul Brown, 34, of Volant, charged by state police with harassment.
•Miranda Wansitler, 19, of New Castle, charged by dog law enforcement with vaccination against rabies required violation.
J. Craig Cox
•Christina Collier, 26, New Castle — Six to 23 and a half months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 122 days served. Work release granted. Any evidence seized by law enforcement is forfeited. She pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
•Christina Collier, 26, New Castle — Two years probation. Any evidence seized by law enforcement is forfeited. She pleaded guilty to tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
•Kenneth Paul Massioni, 28, Ellwood City — Six days to 12 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for six days served, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement authorities.
•Kenneth Paul Massioni, 28, Ellwood City — Six days to 12 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for six days served, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment. He pleaded guilty to involvement in accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed.
•Everett Allan Finley, 52, Salem, Ohio — Two years probation, costs of prosecution, $600 restitution to Feezle’s Auto. He pleaded guilty to theft.
•Nikia Jerome Goode, 39, New Castle — A $100 fine and costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
•Michael Murphey, 30, New Castle — Twelve months probation and costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to theft.
•Andrew Montgomery — His previous sentence is revoked. He is resentenced to 24 months in the state intermediate punishment program with credit for all days since his commitment date to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, he is to comply with all terms and conditions of the program. This sentence to be served concurrently with any other sentence imposed. He had pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.
•Andrew Montgomery — His previous sentence is revoked. He is resentenced to 24 months in the state intermediate punishment program with credit for all days since his commitment date to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, he is to comply with all terms and conditions of the program. He had pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to possess a controlled substance.
Thomas M. Piccione
•Charles W. Kennedy Jr., 26, Altoona — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first seven days on house arrest with electronic monitoring; $1,000 fine, costs of prosecution, $79.42 restitution to Lawrence County for lab fees, community service, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment, 12-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
•Richard Allen Fairtrace Jr., 41, North Apollo — Twelve to 24 months probation, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to simple assault.
•Jacob M. Prementine, 21, New Castle — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first seven days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $500 fine, costs of prosecution, community service, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment, 12-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
NEW CASTLE —
- Closer Look
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.
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.
- More Closer Look Headlines
- Tentative casino hearing date set