NEW CASTLE —
To David and Melanie Caparoula of New Castle, a son on Dec. 2, 2013.
To Nicole Guy of New Castle and Clifton Ruggs of New Castle, a daughter, on Dec. 3, 2013.
•Burglary. Someone forced open a kitchen door at a home on Line Road Monday afternoon and took various items.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Justin Robert Frishkorn, 28, of New Castle, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Tabatha Monique Scales-Lanier, 44, of New Castle, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and similar misconduct and disorderly house.
•Michelle R. Murphy/Sawyer, 47, of New Castle, simple assault and harassment.
•Anthony Leo Sipe, 23, of New Castle, arrest prior to requisition.
•Dorian Allen Cullen, 31, of New Castle, four counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia and one count each of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and similar misconduct and criminal trespass.
•Timothy Pickard of Sharon, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
•William Dempsey, 33, of Newton Falls, Ohio, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
•Harry Carcase, 21, of New Castle, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Coltin Wayne Gardner, 21, of New Castle, charged by Ellwood City police with two counts of harassment and one count of simple assault.
David B. Rishel
•Carrie Kreitzer of New Castle, charged by dog law enforcement with vaccination against rabies required, failure to produce license and failure to apply for dog license.
Shenango Township police charged the following people:
•Cameron J. Hicks, 20, of New Castle, defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment.
•John Carmen Nerti, 43, of New Castle, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
NEW CASTLE —
- Closer Look
John K. Manna: State says some local people have high incomes
A lot of people fantasize about becoming instant millionaires. That’s why millions of Americans play the lottery, particularly when the jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions exceed $100 million.
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.
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