NEW CASTLE —
To Emma and Leonard Betts Jr. of New Castle, a daughter on Aug. 13, 2013.
Jerry G. Cartwright
Ellwood City police charged the following people:
•N’agapa Bumpus, 20, of Ellwood City, purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.
•Kristina Somerville, 34, of Ellwood City, theft by unlawful taking.
•Erick Daniel Koah, 27, of Ellwood City, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, defiant trespass and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Mark Bacon, 33, of Ellwood City, two counts of making a false report.
•Merideth Leigh Mazzant, 26, of Ellwood City, two counts of making a false report and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
State police charged the following people:
•Donald L. McCreary III, 22, of Enon Valley, theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy.
•Jordan Lee Musguire, 27, of New Galilee, theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy.
•Charles Alan Mort, 34, of New Castle, charged by Bessemer police with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
•Jeffrey Wayne Murphy, 27, of New Galilee, charged by Mahoning Township police with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving and driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked.
Union Township police charged the following people:
•Charlena L. West, 39, of New Castle, driving under the influence, recklessly endangering another person, driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked, failure to notify of change in address, disregarding traffic lane and careless driving.
•Edward Mark Palmer, 49, of Edinburg, robbery, receiving stolen property, simple assault and driving with license suspended.
•Thomas Richard Habib, 68, of Edinburg, two counts of driving under the influence and one count of disregarding traffic lane.
•Edward Mark Palmer, 49, of Edinburg, escape.
•Randy Dottle, 24, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Adriana L. Pitzer, 20, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Reno A. Morella, 18, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
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•Norman Clifford Lowe, 57, of New Castle, charged by state police with two counts of robbery and one count each of terroristic threats, theft by unlawful taking, disorderly conduct, receiving stolen property and facsimile weapon of mass destruction.
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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