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March 13, 2013

On the Record: A listing of today’s births and district judge reports



To Rashad Fitzpatrick of New Castle and Samantha Maize of New Castle, a daughter on March 11, 2013.

To Michael Houk of New Castle and Kamille McConnaughy of New Castle, a son on March 12, 2013.

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•Jennifer Pautz, 28, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with bad checks.

New Castle police charged the following:

•Michael C. Campbell, 39, of New Castle, burglary, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass.

•Kenneth Stephone Hardret, 24, of New Castle, two counts each of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and intent to possess a controlled substance and one count each of possession of firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license and flight to avoid apprehension, trial, or punishment.

•Michael Anthony Harris, 27, of New Castle, terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct.

•Scott Keller, 21, of New Castle, intent to possess a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Mark Allen Phillips, 28, of New Castle, intent to possess a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Daylen S. Ballinger, 33, of Youngstown, Ohio, simple assault and harassment.

•Daniel C. Taylor, 76, of New Castle, harassment.


•Kim I. Kerr, 53, of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.

•Jennie Mars, of Ellwood City, charged by the Ellwood City school district with compulsory school attendance violation.

State police charged the following:

•Elizabeth Lordi, 22, of Ellwood City, disorderly conduct.

•Thomas Cambio, 36, of Ellwood City, disorderly conduct.


•Brian Lee Collingwood, 31, of New Castle, charged by state police with three counts of simple assault, two counts of terroristic threats and one count of harassment.


Shenango Township police charged the following:

•Thomas Matthew Dolan, 28, of New Castle, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property and theft.

•Ginette M. Daviduk, 41, of New Castle, retail theft.

•Cindi F. Francescato, 52, of Ellwood City, five counts of adulterating or misbranding a controlled substance and three counts of driving under the influence.

State police charged the following people:

•Joseph Maggie IV, 33, of New Castle, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.

•Kenneth Lee Brown, 18, of New Castle, purchase of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

•Hope Marie Lohr, 21,of New Castle, harassment.

•Dominic Russo Cook, 21, of New Castle, retail theft.

•Christopher Saxon Rowland, 28, of New Castle, harassment.


•Saloma A. Byler, 18, of Volant, charged by New Wilmington police with theft and receiving stolen property.

•Aubrianna Taylor, 23, of New Castle, charged by Neshannock Township police with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of not yielding at roadway and careless driving.

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