NEW CASTLE —
To Corry and Autumn Schachern of New Castle, a daughter on Oct. 10, 2013.
•Burglary. A laptop computer valued at $3,000, a flat-screen television, a PlayStation 3 and a Pittsburgh Penguins watch were taken and bedroom drawers ransacked at a house in the 400 block of Lyndall Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
•Theft. Copper was taken from the basement of a house in the 900 block of Marshall Avenue before 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
•Theft. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police apprehended a 12-year-old in possession of items apparently taken from Family Dollar on Wilmington Road. Police said items were returned to the store and the juvenile was released to his father and charged. Police said additional charges will be filed against the boy, who was identified by video as being involved in a crime Sept. 29. Officers said his identity had been unknown until now.
Melissa A. Amodie
New Castle police charged the following people:
•Jason Paul Jenista, 31, of New Castle, defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Steven James Nail, 40, of New Castle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of driving with license suspended, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and driving with no rear lights.
Jerry G. Cartwright
•Erin Griggle, 43, of Ellwood City, charged by Ellwood City police with public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
•Max A. Rossi, 46, of Ellwood City, charged by municipal code enforcement with violation of borough ordinance.
Jennifer L. Nicholson
•Rick Taylor Burkes II, 18, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
Union Township police charged the following people:
•Kevin John Gilmore, 38, of Edinburg, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, criminal trespass and theft by deception.
•Jason T. Betker, 29, of New Castle, retail theft, theft by unlawful taking and disorderly conduct.
•Brian A. Kent, 22, of New Galilee, theft by unlawful taking and disorderly conduct.
Scott A. McGrath
•Amy Kathleen Shannon, 44, of New Castle, charged by state police with four counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of defiant trespass and one count each of harassment, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without valid inspection.
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.
- More Closer Look Headlines
- John K. Manna: State says some local people have high incomes