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•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 200 block of East Lutton Street between 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday and stole an electronic game system and a television.
•Burglary. Someone entered a home in the 100 block of East Sheridan Avenue between midnight June 7 and 11:15 a.m. Saturday and stole nine feet of copper pipe, a water meter and several copper connecting pieces from the basement.
•Theft. A 2003 silver Mitsubishi Lancer was stolen from Triple S Auto at 320 Neal St. The business owner told police a man wanted to test drive the vehicle around 10 a.m. June 7 but did not return it.
•Property damage. Police said ruts were made in the grass and a fence was damaged around 9:30 p.m. June 7 on North Walnut Street when a driver of a yellow Hummer tried to escape police. Officers tried to pull him over but he took off at high speed. Police learned the Hummer had run through the yard of 216 N. Walnut St. and ran through a fence, then crashed in a yard at 220 N. Walnut St. Police said they found small amounts of suspected marijuana and crack cocaine in plain view inside the vehicle.
•Criminal mischief. A Bobcat and a trailer, both belonging to Columbia Gas Co., were spray-painted between 4 p.m. June 6 and June 7 on a field on South Wayne Street at South Cedar Street in Mahoningtown. Police said someone painted green and red dollar signs and other markings.
•Criminal mischief. Two windows were broken on two vehicles parked in an alley behind a business in the 1100 block of Moravia Street between 5 p.m. June 7 and Monday morning.
•Theft. Two laptop computers were stolen from a home in the 200 block of Bellview Avenue around 2:30 p.m. June 4.
•Assault. Police charged Robert Earl Tyler, 30, of 121 Gary Lane, Edinburg with assault after an alleged dispute at his home early Tuesday morning.
•Theft. Gasoline cans, a tool box and 800 feet of welder leads were taken from two construction trucks parked in a quarry off Trusel Road in Slippery Rock Township. The theft occurred Sunday or Monday.
•Driving under the influence arrest. Police arrested Brian Joseph Cinque, 28 of Bessemer after he allegedly was seen driving erratically after leaving a Mahoning Township bar early May 25. Cinque was taken into custody and taken to Jameson Hospital for a blood test.
•Accident. Police said Stacy A. Julian, 33, of New Castle, was eastbound on 1-376 in Pulaski Township at 4:15 p.m. June 6 when she lost control on the wet road. The car went off the road and struck a tree west of Heather Heights Road. No injuries were reported. Julian was cited for failing to drive at a safe speed.
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•Luke Richard Proya, 29, of New Galilee, charged by municipal animal control with pet confined within the premises of the owner violation.
Ellwood City police charged the following people:
•Luke E. Myers, 41, of Wampum, two counts of driving under the influence.
•Gerald Bruce Davidson, 51, of Ellwood City, two counts of driving under the influence and one count of careless driving.
•Mark A. Folino, 25, of Ellwood City, harassment.
•Dennis R. Byers, 61, of Ellwood City, harassment.
•Marlin Ostrom, 19, of Ellwood City, purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.
•Robert Earl Tyler, 30, of Ellwood City, charged by state police with simple assault and harassment.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Leland Burnette, 16, of Detroit, Mich., possession of firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license and possession of a firearm with manufacturer number altered.
•Maurice Perkins Jr., 21, of New Castle, two counts each of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and intent to possess a controlled substance and one count each of receiving stolen property and firearms not to be carried without a license.
•Misty B. McKim, 29, of Youngstown, Ohio, endangering the welfare of children, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
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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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