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•Reckless endangerment. Matthew John Sedor, 32, of Brook Park, Ohio, was charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and multiple traffic offenses. Police said Sedor grabbed the steering wheel of someone who was driving on Interstate 376, Neshannock Township, Jan. 26. The driver lost control, traveled onto the berm, struck a guide rail and went over an embankment.
•Accident. Police said Kaitlyn M. Thomas, 19, of Ellwood City, was northbound on Kennedy Road, Slippery Rock Township, about 10:30 p.m. Feb. 5, when her vehicle went off the right side of the road, climbed an embankment, struck a small tree with its right front, came off the embankment, went across the road and struck another tree.
•Accident. Police said Whylene A. Clark of 218 Smithfield St. pulled from the stop sign on Enclave Drive into the path of a vehicle operated by James Lemmon of 2280 Martha St. about 1:50 p.m. Feb. 5. According to police, Lemmon attempted to avoid the accident but struck Clark’s vehicle. Both vehicles were towed.
•Arrest. Police said Shawn Johnson, 26, of 406 E. Wallace Ave. and Jordan Smiley, 25, of Volant were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after Johnson was stopped for speeding and driving in the center turn lane at Route 18 and Cathcart Drive Feb. 6.
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Five injured in school bus crash
Four students and a driver sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. According to state police, a line of vehicles was westbound on snow-covered Route 108/Harlansburg Road at 7:50 a.m. when Shannon C. McAnney, 21, of Gibsonia, the second car in the line, lost control of her vehicle.
Ray Street man charged in burglary
An East Side man has been arrested in connection with a Scott Street burglary. Mark Anthony Magusiak Jr., 23, of 613 S. Ray St., was charged with burglary and attempted theft. He is in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
New Castle man jailed in drug case
A New Castle man facing 11 drug-related charges is being held on $25,000 bond. The charges against Theodore Trent McHenry, 20, of 919 Beckford St. followed a raid at his home last week.
City man charged with making threats
A New Castle man is facing charges that he threatened to harm a woman. City police arrested John A. Adamo, 34, of 211 E. Leasure Ave. after he allegedly tried to kick in the door of another Leasure Avenue home and threatened a woman inside Wednesday evening.
Drunk driving suspect tied to double fatal
A man charged with drunk driving in New Wilmington was the driver in a 2009 double-fatality crash. New Wilmington police said they learned Austin J. Ewers, 20, has a record that includes homicide by vehicle after they arrested him in the borough Nov. 24.
Second body this week found at Moraine
The body of a New Castle man was found at Moraine State Park. Jake Weiland, assistant park manager, said someone who had been boating and fishing from a kayak on Lake Arthur saw something on the shore at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and contacted park officials.
Shop with a Cop makes 116 children happy
All Mason Work wanted for Christmas was a basketball. But when the 8-year-old New Castle boy left Walmart Thursday, he was the excited owner of a new scooter, a toy equalizer gun and a pair of Spiderman boots, in addition to a blue and white Wilson basketball.
Council OKs agreement with DA’s office
New Castle City Council has approved an agreement that details city narcotics officers to the Lawrence County district attorney’s office.
Man jumps into Shenango River
New Castle police and fire departments were dispatched Wednesday morning after a man jumped into the Shenango River. Police were called at 11:35 a.m. and the fire department was notified about 10 minutes later.
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