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Crestview cited under disorderly house ordinance
New Castle police have cited Crestview Gardens under the city’s disorderly house ordinance. Chief Bobby Salem said the housing complex on the city’s East Side was cited after police responded to an incident of people screaming outside and jumping on a car.
New Castle board adopts budget despite uncertainty
The New Castle school board adopted its 2014-15 budget Monday but may have to re-open it next week. The $5.4 million budget, introduced in May, has no tax increase and will not tap into the fund balance. Taxes remain at 17.72 mills.
Vendor cited for selling spoiled sausage
A vendor has been cited for selling spoiled sausage and producing it an unlicensed facility. New Castle health officer Patrick McGuire has revoked the license of William DeFelice to operate a concession trailer at 1130 Butler Ave. “due to the imminent health risks the business had exposed to the public,” according to a press release issued Monday.
Food vendors must post license
Businesses that have a retail food license are required to post it all times, according to New Castle’s health officer.
Civil ceremonies unite same-sex couples here
Uniting couples in matrimony is something District Judge Jerry Cartwright has done for years. “According to national statistics, one out of two marriages ends in divorce,” the Ellwood City-based judicial official said. “I think I have a better record than that.”
Same-sex marriage legal since May 20
Same sex marriage in Pennsylvania became legal on May 20. That is the day a U.S. district court judge ruled the state’s 1996 statutory ban on recognizing same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. The following day, Gov. Tom Corbett said he would not appeal.
Businesses complain about pothole-riddled street
Industrial Street runs from Mahoning Avenue to Cherry Street in Mahoningtown — more than three-quarters of a mile. There are few spots along the road that are free of potholes, some of which measuring more than several feet in length and width.
Historical marker returned to theater site
Busloads of theater aficionados crowded South Mill Street Thursday to celebrate the rededication of the Warner brothers theater historical marker. It was a show that would have made the brothers proud.
Accused heroin traffickers charged
Nine of 12 people accused of widescale heroin sales have been charged. Police said charges are pending against Roy Zook, 34, 230 Crawford Ave., William Fuller, 43, of 721 E. Main St., and a 17-year-old male, who is to be charged by juvenile petition.
Investigators break up multimillion-dollar heroin ring
Narcotics officers claim Michael Schmidt Sr.’s source for buying heroin to sell in New Castle was in Youngstown. Investigators also allege he involved several family members and friends, including a 17-year-old male, in sales that netted thousands of dollars a week and between $3 million and $6 million during the past year.
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