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To Kevonna Flamer of New Castle and Corey Lee of New Castle, a daughter on May 1, 2013.
To Michelle and Adam Dziedzic of New Castle, a daughter on May 1, 2013.
OUT OF TOWN
To Shane and Elizabeth Gregg Matejka of New Castle, a daughter on April 30, 2013, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.
•Theft. About $10 in change and two DVD headrest players were stolen from a car parked in the 1500 block of Jackson Avenue between Saturday afternoon and Monday afternoon.
•Theft. A charcoal grill was stolen from outside the Fifties Diner at 1130 Butler Ave. between 5 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.
•Theft. Two pocket knives, a subwoofer in a box, an amplifier and a compact disc case containing 50 discs was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 900 block of Adams Street between Saturday night and Monday afternoon.
•Theft. A wallet containing a variety of cards was stolen from a car parked in the 900 block of Adams Street just before midnight Tuesday.
Melissa A. Amodie
•William W. Durham of Phelan, Calif., charged by New Castle’s code enforcement department with accumulation of garbage or rubbish, weeds, trees and ornamental shrubs violation and failure to display street numbers on dwelling.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Jalen Bailey, 18, of New Castle, criminal trespass.
•Adam J. Harvey, 38, of New Castle, driving under the influence, making an unsafe U-turn, reckless driving, careless driving and driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked.
•Harold Benedict, 59, of Edinburg, driving under the influence, careless driving and driving the wrong way.
•Steven Bellisario, 38, of New Castle, criminal mischief.
•Charles Fair, 40, of New Castle, harassment.
•Christopher Defiore, 22, of New Castle, access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
•Paul Defiore, 47, of New Castle, access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
•Dana Jaynece Keen of New Castle, accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property.
•Patrick A. Kelley, 18, of New Castle, purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Charles Miller, 52, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Richard Kohlmetz, 45, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•David Richard McLaren Jr., 34, of New Castle, two counts each of use/possession of drug paraphernalia and intent to possess a controlled substance and one count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.
•Glenn M. Woods, 22, of Youngstown, Ohio, disorderly conduct.
•Misty D. Miller, 35, of Toronto, Ohio, two counts of driving under the influence.
•Dean Frank McEwen Jr., 27, of New Castle, intent to possess a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and failure to stop at stop sign.
Jerry G. Cartwright
Ellwood City police charged the following people:
•Michael Tomasello, 53, of Ellwood City, three counts of driving under the influence.
•Deborah L. McGuire, 52, of Ellwood City, harassment.
State police charged the following people:
•Ralph L. Pounds Sr., 73, of Ellwood City, two counts of cruelty to animals.
•William K. Bintrim, 45, of New Castle, scattering rubbish on land or stream.
•Michael D. Pounds, 24, of Ellwood City, cruelty to animals.
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- Closer Look
County sets deadline on accepting checks
The Lawrence County treasurer’s office will not be accepting any personal checks after this week. Starting Monday, the office will not take a personal check at the counter or one that is postmarked later than Dec. 15.
Corbett wants job search added to Medicaid
Gov. Tom Corbett’s version of Medicaid expansion would make Pennsylvania the only state in the union to require working poor people to look for better jobs in order to get government-subsidized health insurance.
Photo Gallery: Annual Ellwood City Christmas parade
Hundreds came “Home for the Holidays” to Ellwood City during the borough’s annual Christmas parade. More than 30 floats participated in the day’s procession, which started at Lincoln High School and wound its way through Lawrence Avenue.
Governor could get child abuse bills by month’s end
Cumbersome legal definitions of child abuse can stymie doctors, nurses and caseworkers who might believe a child is in danger, according to advocates lobbying for changes to the state’s child welfare system.
John K. Manna: Party labels shouldn’t matter in local contests
Anything is possible in elections, but often improbable when it comes to school board races in Pennsylvania. In the Nov. 5 election, voters went to the polls in six of the eight school districts in Lawrence County and were faced with little choice.
Our Opinion: Purchase of city house raises policy issues
Having the city buy a house on East Hillcrest Avenue because of neighbor complaints is bad public policy. The house in question was the scene of a shooting in October, in which three people were injured.
Revised county tax abatement targets downtowns
Lawrence County’s revised tax abatement program is intended to promote development by providing more tax breaks over a longer period.
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. Today, look inside for the latest births, police items, and district judge reports.
Our Opinion: Wilmington district avoids trouble with tuition vote
The Wilmington Area School Board’s decision against giving non-resident teachers free student tuition was the right one.
Lawmakers eye package of voter bills
Conflicts caused by the state’s last attempt to improve the integrity of elections was the biggest source of complaints logged by a watchdog group during the 2012 presidential race.
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