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•Accident. Tyler Nelson, 19, of New Castle was driving on Route 422, Shenango Township, around 7 p.m. Friday and going too fast for conditions when he hit the rear of a vehicle driven by Shawnee Fife, 43, of New Castle, police said. Nelson was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.
•Accident. Police said a vehicle driven by James F. Yobst Jr., 52, of Pittsburgh was stopped at the intersection of Routes 422 and Route 288 on Friday in Shenango Township when it was struck from behind by a car driven by Charlotte Patti, 27, of Freedom.
•Theft. A four-wheeler valued at $1,500 was stolen from a yard at a mobile home park in Slippery Rock Township Saturday or Sunday, police said.
•Criminal mischief. Mailboxes at two homes were damaged on Old Route 422, Slippery Rock Township Saturday or Sunday, police said.
•Accident. Vehicles operated by Valerie Alick of 1542 Sunny Ave. and Camille Prothero of 15 Buena Vista Way collided at the intersection of Maitland Lane and Plank Road at 8:20 a.m. Thursday. Police said Alick failed to stop at the stop sign and struck Prothero’s vehicle. Both cars were towed. No injuries were reported.
•Arrest. Terrica Lynn Gregory, 35, of Hermitage was charged with theft and receiving stolen property on Wednesday, according to reports. Police said about $1,900 in jewelry had been stolen from a residence in the township during the past few months and an investigation showed that Gregory had stolen the items while cleaning the home, then sold them at a gold store in Sharon.
•Thefts. Police said someone entered numerous vehicles, most of them unlocked, that were parked on Pulaski Road and Mission Meade, Lattavo, Sunnybrook and Fairway drives on April 12 and 13. Various items were stolen.
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Local pastor helping fire victims
A local pastor is opening up donation avenues to help two families who lost their homes to fire this week.
First Energy to replace transmission line
FirstEnergy Corp. has plans to rebuild a power transmission line between the West Pittsburg plant and a Mahoningtown substation.
Union to return assistant principal post
The Union Area School District will have a new administrator when the 2014-15 school year starts. The board voted 8-0 Wednesday night to hire an assistant principal. Debra Allebach was absent.
Callen gets state honors
Robert Callen has been selected to receive a state award for his contribution to local government in Pennsylvania. Callen, 58, executive director of the Lawrence County Regional Council of Governments, received the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence.
Gas holdouts unconvinced of safety
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Wilmington superintendent discusses common core
The Wilmington district has no reason to fear new Pennsylvania Core standards, superintendent Dr. Michelle Miller said. She talked about the standards to approximately two dozen residents at the school board’s monthly pre-meeting Monday.
Schreck reappointed Shenango superintendent
Dr. Michael Schreck has been reappointed as Shenango’s superintendent for a five-year term. The school board approved his reappointment by an 8-0 vote Monday. Nicholas Manolis was absent.
Congressional candidate disqualified
Commonwealth Court has removed a Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District seat from the May 20 primary ballot. Judge Bernard L. McGinley has invalidated the nomination petitions of Mel A. Marin of Sharon.
Up through the ground comes education cash
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Shenango passes tax abatement
Shenango Township supervisors unanimously approved a tax abatement for Blackwatch Properties LLC when they met Thursday.
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