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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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- 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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