NEW CASTLE —
Scott A. McGrath
Neshannock Township police charged the following people:
•Timothy Lee Marti, 56, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving.
•Danielle Markie Lucas, 18, of New Castle, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving with no rear lights.
•Matthew C. Pruitt, 21, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence.
•William Waring McIntosh, 55, of Somerset, Pa., two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of disregarding traffic lane and driving with no rear lights.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle’s code enforcement department charged the following people:
•Coy R. Price of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass, exterior paint violation and exterior walls violation.
•Vincent A. Menichino, 51, of New Castle, sanitation of exterior properties violation, failure to cut weeds or grass and weeds, trees and ornamental shrubs violation.
•Kim Walker of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass.
•Frank Lee Walker Jr., 42, of New Castle, failure to cut weeds or grass.
•Brandi Flinner of New Galilee, failure to cut weeds or grass.
New Castle police charged the following people:
•David Lean Luper Sr., 57, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Michael Joseph Baxter, 33, of New Castle, three counts of driving under the influence and one count each of possession of marijuana and driving at an unsafe speed.
•Kenneth Lee Foster, 30, of New Castle, defiant trespass.
•Reggie Wise, 49, of New Castle, accident damage to attended vehicle or property and driving with a suspended license.
•David Perrine, 29, of New Castle, aggravated assault.
•Jaered N. Andrews, 34, of New Castle, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and six counts of conspiracy.
•Jamal A. Finley, 35, of Youngstown, Ohio, three counts each of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, intent to possess a controlled substance and conspiracy and one count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
David B. Rishel
•Tara Lea Klinkenberger, 26, of Kennerdell, Pa., charged by state police with receiving stolen property.
Shenango Township police charged the following people:
•David Frank Marchinoski, 30, of Karns City, Pa., public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Karen M. Fletcher, 56, of New Wilmington, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving and disregarding traffic lane.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Dalton Tyrone Baskerville, 54, of New Castle, charged by state police with two counts of driving under the influence and one count of turning movements and required signals violation.
•Stacey Ekas, of Zelienople, charged by Ellwood City police with bad checks and theft by deception.
•Stephanie Lee Miller, 26, of Edinburg, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, intent to possess a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
NEW CASTLE —
- Closer Look
County considers 911 land purchase
A 42-acre tract in Hickory Township is likely to become the home of Lawrence County’s 911 center. The county commissioners said they will vote Tuesday on a sales agreement for the purchase of property owned by Frank R. and Kimberly Augustine and Michael H., Janet, Michael A. and Kathlene Linz.
Pulaski approves changes for wells
The Pulaski Township supervisors approved zoning changes for two more well pads and several wells for Hilcorp Energy Co.
Our Opinion: Local tax incentive efforts have little in common
There’s been a lot of local activity lately in terms of tax abatement. In New Castle, a proposal surfaced last month to change the existing property tax abatement schedule in the city.
County sets deadline on accepting checks
The Lawrence County treasurer’s office will not be accepting any personal checks after this week. Starting Monday, the office will not take a personal check at the counter or one that is postmarked later than Dec. 15.
Corbett wants job search added to Medicaid
Gov. Tom Corbett’s version of Medicaid expansion would make Pennsylvania the only state in the union to require working poor people to look for better jobs in order to get government-subsidized health insurance.
Photo Gallery: Annual Ellwood City Christmas parade
Hundreds came “Home for the Holidays” to Ellwood City during the borough’s annual Christmas parade. More than 30 floats participated in the day’s procession, which started at Lincoln High School and wound its way through Lawrence Avenue.
Governor could get child abuse bills by month’s end
Cumbersome legal definitions of child abuse can stymie doctors, nurses and caseworkers who might believe a child is in danger, according to advocates lobbying for changes to the state’s child welfare system.
John K. Manna: Party labels shouldn’t matter in local contests
Anything is possible in elections, but often improbable when it comes to school board races in Pennsylvania. In the Nov. 5 election, voters went to the polls in six of the eight school districts in Lawrence County and were faced with little choice.
Our Opinion: Purchase of city house raises policy issues
Having the city buy a house on East Hillcrest Avenue because of neighbor complaints is bad public policy. The house in question was the scene of a shooting in October, in which three people were injured.
Revised county tax abatement targets downtowns
Lawrence County’s revised tax abatement program is intended to promote development by providing more tax breaks over a longer period.
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