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To Adam and Sarah Ruffner of New Castle, a daughter on March 21, 2013.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Raymond Ellis Rice, 53, of New Castle, disorderly conduct and disorderly house.
•David J. DeSalvo, 47, of New Castle, defiant trespass.
•Marlin D. Scott, 19, of New Castle, scattering rubbish on land or stream.
•Steven Ayersman, 21, of New Castle, harassment.
•Kathy Kordish, 36, of New Castle, harassment.
•Robyn M. McConahy, 44, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of accident involving serious bodily injury, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property, accident involving death or personal injury, reckless driving, careless driving, disregarding traffic lane and failure to keep right.
•Diondre Q. Calhoun, 20, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with simple assault and harassment.
David B. Rishel
•John Andrew McCormick, 20, of New Castle, charged by state police with retail theft.
The Lawrence County district attorney charged the following people:
•Phoebe Hohn, 34, of New Castle, failure to keep dog licensed, failure to apply for dog license and failure to have dog or cat vaccinated.
•Tara Kennedy, 45, of New Castle, failure to keep dog licensed, failure to apply for dog license and failure to have dog or cat vaccinated.
Shenango Township police charged the following people:
•Jacob R. Isenberg, 17, of New Castle, retail theft.
•Rene A. Isabella, 54, of Wampum, harassment.
•Charity Lynn Isabella, 29, of Wampum, harassment.
•Zachary Dean Moffatt, 34, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked, driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving.
Scott A. McGrath
•Marshall McKean, 19, of Mercer, charged by New Wilmington police with disorderly conduct.
•Joseph Mark Ban Jr., 26, New Castle — Twelve months probation, costs of prosecution, forfeit the firearm in his possession. He pleaded guilty to simple assault.
•Michael Paul Ayersman, 28, New Castle — Seventy-seven days to 23 1/2 months in the Lawrence County jail with credit for 77 days served, costs of prosecution, $321 restitution to the victim. He pleaded guilty to access device fraud.
•Elissa Ann Heemer, 30, New Castle — Six months probation, costs of prosecution, $1.58 restitution to Walmart. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.
•Heather Ward, 22, Ellwood City — Eighteen months probation, costs of prosecution, $554 restitution to the victim. She pleaded guilty to resisting arrest.
•Keylin D. Shaw, 26, Youngstown — Costs of prosecution, $300 fine, $2,200 restitution to the victim. He pleaded guilty to failing to render aid or report an accident.
•Brandon Michael Levine, 19, New Wilmington — Two years probation, costs of prosecution and $295 restitution to the victim. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to receive stolen property.
•Malinda Marie Greene, 41, Wampum — Ninety days on intermediate punishment program with the entire time to be served on house arrest. She pleaded guilty to driving while operating privileges are suspended.
•Malinda Marie Greene, 41, Wampum —Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest to be served consecutively with any other sentence being served, costs of prosecution, license suspension for 18 months. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
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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.
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.
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