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•Accident. Police said John Somora, 78, of Grove City was driving east on Route 208 in Washington Township about 9 a.m. Wednesday when he tried to pass a stopped school bus driven by James P. Schooley Jr., 49, of Volant. Officers said Somora struck the left rear of the bus, disabling his vehicle. No injuries were reported. Somora was cited for careless driving. The Volant Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
•Accident. Police said Lazaro Hernandez, 26, of Sharon apparently lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered Route 65 in Wayne Township about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Officers said the car struck a mailbox and several small trees. No injuries were reported.
•Accident. Police said the westbound vehicle of Kathleen S. Linz, 44, of New Castle, stopped for a traffic signal at the intersection of Routes 422 and 388 in Shenango Township about noon on Jan. 18 when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Kate M. Defonde, 26, of New Castle. No injuries were reported. Defonde was cited for failing to maintain control of her vehicle.
•Theft from vehicle. Police said a saw and a rotary laser were reported taken from the back seat of a pickup truck parked in the 2000 block of Fairview School Road, Ellwood City, between overnight Jan. 19 to 20.
•Cruelty to animals. Ivy Sue Yeager, 40, of 2030 State Route 18, Wampum, was cited Tuesday with two counts of cruelty to animals after failing to provide proper shelter for two ponies in her card during 9-degree weather.
•Accident. Police said the vehicles of Bernard Seiler, 88, of 516 E. Hillcrest Ave.., and Sherri Pilch, 33, of 1906 Pulaski Road collided at 10:45 a.m. Thursday when Seiler pulled from a business lot onto Route 18, into the path of Pilch who was southbound. Police said Seiler, who will be cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic, was taken to Jameson Hospital.
•Accident. Police said the vehicles of Tori L. Pearson, 21, of Grove City, southbound on Route 18, and Winifred B. Brown, 73, of Pin Oak Drive, northbound on Route 18, collided head-on at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday as Pearson turned left onto Fairmont Avenue. No injuries were reported. Pearson will be cited, police said.
•Accident. Police said Elizabeth Yargo, 84, of Pulaski Road was driving west on West Clen-Moore Boulevard at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19, when her car left the road and hit a rock, trapping her inside the vehicle. Police said Yargo was taken to Jameson Hospital to be checked.
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Couple arrested after struggle with police
An East Side couple are facing charges for allegedly struggling with police during their arrests on warrants.
Man charged for allegedly damaging car
A Mahoningtown man is accused of intentionally causing more than $4,000 damage to another man’s car.
Firefighters respond to gas leak
New Castle firefighters responded to a gas leak Friday at the former Lincoln-Garfield school on Long Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Petrone said Columbia Gas received a call from someone in the 800 block of South Mercer Street about the smell of gas Friday morning.
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Woman accused of taking money
A West Middlesex woman is facing multiple theft charges for allegedly using someone else’s ATM card. The amount of money involved is nearly $1,100.
Couple accused of theft from baseball field firm
A Scott Township business involved in producing professional baseball field surfaces was the victim of an alleged employee theft. A husband and wife from Boardman, Ohio, are facing theft and related charges.
Car strikes Neshannock school bus
A New Castle woman will be cited for failing to stop in time to avoid striking a stopped school bus. Neshannock police said Mary Clause struck the Neshannock bus, which had stopped in the 1800 block of Pulaski Road about 4 p.m. Wednesday.
North Hill man faces stalking charges
A North Hill man is facing charges for allegedly stalking a neighbor who complained he has been watching her. New Castle police have charged Donald Dean Crews, 53, of 228 E. Fairmont Ave. with two counts each of stalking and harassment.
Man, 61, accused of raping girl
A Wayne Township man is lodged in the Lawrence County jail, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Steven Louis Haynes, 61, of 4626 Ellwood Road was charged by state police in an alleged incident that occurred in February or April of last year at his home.
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