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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
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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