NEW CASTLE —
OUT OF TOWN
To Sabrina McBride of Hermitage and William Samuels of Hermitage, a son on Feb. 12, 2014, in Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
•Burglary. A laptop computer was stolen from an apartment on Halco Drive between 4 and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
•Theft. A television and a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol with two magazines were stolen from an apartment in the 300 block of East Wallace Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
•Theft. A blue and white Suzuki Sport quad was stolen from a property in the 800 block of Frank Avenue between Feb. 8 and 9.
•Theft. A battery charger was stolen and three security cameras damaged at an apartment in the 100 block of West Lincoln Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 10.
•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 300 block of Lutton Street between 3:45 and 9 p.m. Feb. 11. Two televisions, a video game console and a laptop computer were stolen.
•Accident. Police said Nikola J. Relic, 51, of New Castle, westbound on Route 224 in Union Township about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, hit the car of Jerome J. Jurcisin, 75, of Lowellville, Ohio, trying to turn left from Route 224 to a side street. No injuries were reported. Both cars were towed. Officers said Jurcisin was cited for a turning violation.
•Accident. Police said William T. Probst, 65, of Mercer, northbound on Interstate 376 in Union Township, at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 17, traveling in near white-out conditions, lost control of his car after applying his brakes. Police said he hit the back of the car of Danielle M. Walker, 26, of New Castle, pushing it into the back of the car of Jennifer L. Bright, 39, of New Castle. Police said several vehicles were stopped on the highway because of weather conditions. Officers said Walker sustained minor injuries, no other injuries were reported.
•Accident. Police said Solomon N. Majak, 31, of Beaver Falls and Matthew M. Elias, 33, of New Castle collided on Big Beaver Boulevard in Big Beaver Borough in Beaver County about 1 a.m. Feb. 2. No injuries were reported.
•Burglary. A 32-inch television and several coins were taken from a residence on Mudd Bridge Road, Little Beaver Township between 6:10 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. Friday.
•Accident. Police said two vehicles collided on the Route 422 bypass at the East Washington street intersection at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Nkula Goma, 22, of South Park and Margaret Joann Bryant, 65, of Ford City, were both traveling west when their autos collided. There were no injuries reported and both autos were driven from the scene.
Melissa A. Amodie
•Reginald A. Wise, 50, of New Castle, charged by New Castle’s code enforcement department with sanitation of exterior property areas violation.
•Valli Logan of Butler, charged by New Castle’s code enforcement department with failure to display street numbers on dwelling and gutters and downspouts violation.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•David Paul Zachrich, 48, of New Castle, harassment.
•Richard Kohlmetz, 46, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct and disorderly conduct.
•Glen Maurice Campbell, 42, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Bradley Karas, 25, of Aliquippa, charged by state police with theft from a motor vehicle and loitering and prowling at night.
•Karla J. Kennard, 55, of Ellwood City, charged by municipal animal control with noise control violation.
David B. Rishel
•Michael Rao, 38, of Mercer, charged by state police with making a materially false written statement and an unsworn falsification to authorities.
•Raymond Joseph Barkey Jr., 29, of Volant, charged by state police with two counts each of burglary, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking and one count of criminal mischief.
Jennifer L. Nicholson
•Ashley G. Capece, 22, of New Castle, charged by Union Township police with retail theft and conspiracy.
•Gary Clark of New Castle, charged by dog law enforcement with pet confined within the premises of the owner violation.
Aisha L. Blackshear, 43, of Austintown, Ohio, from Damon L. Blackshear, 39, of New Castle. They were married Oct. 18, 1996.
Carl Brant Myers, 54, of New Castle and Brenda Lee Myers, 46, of New Castle.
Gerald Siddall, 71, of New Castle from Gale Siddall, 63, of New Castle. They were married Nov. 17, 2000.
Joelle Russell, 46, of New Castle from Ignacio Russell, 51, of Philadelphia. They were married May 30, 2000.
Alana Perrotta, 41, of Portersville from Michael Perrotta, 43, of New Castle. They were married Aug. 8, 1998.
Terri L. Cearfoss, 57, of Ellwood City from David A. Jinar, 59, of Ellwood City. They were married Nov. 24, 1984.
Laura Ann Kerr, 28, of New Castle from Joseph Robert Hernandez, 28, of New Castle. They were married May 9, 2009.
Sara Patterson, 27, of New Castle from Josh Patterson, 31, of New Castle. They were married Aug. 16, 2012.
David R. Pearson II, 24, of New Castle from Lisa J. Pearson, 27, of Wampum. They were married Aug. 5, 2011.
Angela Renee Pasha, 32, of New Castle from Mohammed D. Pasha, 42, of Indiana, Pa. They were married Aug. 30, 2007.
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.
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