NEW CASTLE —
To Allyson Hetman of New Castle, a daughter on Aug. 23, 2013.
•Attempted burglary. Someone tried to break into a garage in the 900 block of Adams Street between midnight Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Nothing was reported missing.
•Burglary. Someone entered a home in the 100 block of South Ray Street between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday and stole about 70 feet of copper piping.
•Assault. Jacqueline Marie Kliem, 19, of 868 Cleland Mill Road, is charged with simple assault, harassment, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of disorderly conduct in connection with an incident at 9:53 p.m. Sunday at a store on East Washington Street. Kliem allegedly struck an officer in his chest as she got out of the car and was combative, police said. Lawrence County jail personnel confiscated a bag of suspected marijuana that Kliem allegedly had hidden in her clothing, police said.
MELISSA A. AMODIE
New Castle police charged the following:
•Anthony A. Moss Sr., 44, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Iris Grandy, of New Castle, two counts of harassment.
•Jacqueline Marie Kliem, 19, of New Castle, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count each of simple assault, harassment, intent to possess a controlled substance, possession of marijuana-small amount for personal use and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
•Tony Richards, 22, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Selina Florence Talley, 28, of New Castle, two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment.
JERRY G. CARTWRIGHT
•Paul Lynch, of New Castle, charged by municipal code enforcement with two counts of violation of borough ordinance.
DAVID B. RISHEL
•Johna M. Quahliero, 48, of New Castle, charged by Moraine State Park with violation of government traffic rules.
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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