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November 27, 2013

On the Record: Today’s births, police items and district judge reports



To Ashley Farwell of New Castle and Jordan Rose of New Castle, a son on Nov. 21, 2013.

To Chuck and Betsy Johnston of Ellwood City, a son on Nov. 23, 2013.

To Alexis McFerren of New Castle and Blaine Zikeli of New Castle, a daughter on Nov. 24, 2013.

To Nikki Stewart of West Pittsburg and Fred Charles of New Castle, a son on Nov. 25, 2013.

To Randall and Rebecca Wiseman of New Castle, a son on Nov. 25, 2013.



•Accident. Police said Amber R. Laitnen, 18, of New Castle, was northbound on Brewster Road in North Beaver Township about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Police said she over-steered and the car began spinning, leaving the road and striking an embankment twice. No injuries were reported. Laitnen was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.

•Accident. Police said Kenneth M. Graham, 28, of New Castle, was eastbound on Princeton Station Road, Slippery Rock Township, about 3:50 a.m. Saturday and left the road, striking a utility pole. Officers said the pole broke about halfway up and the top fell to the ground. Police said Graham fled on foot. Officers said the vehicle, which sustained front-end damage, contained paperwork with Graham’s name. They also found a broken glass beer bottle and beer everywhere. No injuries were reported. Graham was cited.

•Accident. Police said Mark A. Strohecker, 46, of Ellwood City, was southbound on River Road, Wayne Township, at 6 a.m. Friday, when he rounded a curve and began to slide on the wet road. His car left the road, struck a tree, then struck and became hung up on a guide rail. No injuries were reported. Strohecker was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Accident. Police said Ashlynn R. Wagner, 17, of Volant, was westbound on Mount Jackson Road/Route 108 in North Beaver Township about 2 p.m. Sunday and lost control of her vehicle while rounding a curve. The vehicle left the road, hit a tree and went over a hillside. No injuries were reported.

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