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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 22ND, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 22ND, 2019

The 2019 Primary Election is now in the books. Lawrence County will have at least two new County Commissioners come January 2020. Incumbent commissioner Dan Vogler was the top vote getter with Morgan Boyd finishing second, ahead of current commissioner Bob Delsignore. Loretta Spielvogel finished on top on the Democratic side with former New Castle…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 21ST, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 21ST, 2019

Today is primary election day. Polls will open at 7am and remain open until 8p. Voters in Lawrence County will choose Democratic and Republican nominees for Lawrence County Commissioner. In New Castle, three term Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo faces opposition. Voters in the city of New Castle will also choose nominees for New Castle City Council.…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 17TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 17TH, 2019

Neshannock Township has a police chief. According to the New Castle news John Rand who has been the officer in charge since 2011 was sworn in as chief of police at the supervisors meeting on Wednsday night. Rand joined the police force I 1997 as a part-time officer and became full time in 1998. He…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 16TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 16TH, 2019

Two young girls remain hospitalized after a crash in New Castle.  Police say the one- and three-year-old girls were in an SUV that was hit, broadside, by another vehicle yesterday on Jefferson Street and flipped over.  There were no reports of other injuries or charges. Beaver County officials are celebrating a tentative agreement with three…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 15TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 15TH, 2019

Both the Shenango and Wilmington School Districts have introduced their budgets for next school year and neither includes a tax increase. According to the New Castle News the budget in Wilmington totals 20.2 million dollars while Shenango Township the budget is at 18.8 million. Shenango is facing a deficit of a little over 323 thousand…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 14TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 14TH, 2019

Yesterday the New Castle City Police Department, the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Special Investigative Unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the state Attorney General and with the assistance of other Law Enforcement agencies executed Federal search and/or arrest warrants throughout the City of New Castle. According to the City…

Tri County Report For May 13th, 2019

Tri County Report For May 13th, 2019

The fate of a Lawrence County youth football league could be decided today.  WTAE-TV reports league leaders are considering a proposal to boot two New Castle teams out amid security concerns.  A shooting near Taggart Stadium last year forced the teams to play every game on the road and pay for extra security. A Diocese…

Tri County Report For Thursday May 9th, 2019

Tri County Report For Thursday May 9th, 2019

A fire in Sharon yesterday afternoon destroyed a vacant house. Crews from three departments went to the fire on Lafayette Avenue around 5:30 p.m. WKBN-TV reports A man was inside, fixing up the hundred-year-old home when the fire started. Investigators think an electrical problem started it. No injuries were reported. A former Beaver County resident pleaded guilty in federal court…

Tri County Report For May 8th, 2019

Tri County Report For May 8th, 2019

The New Castle News is reporting that all charges were held for court yesterday for a man involved in the shooting death of 35 year old Michael Riser back on April 11th. 27 year old Anthony Thurman is charged with criminal homicide, criminal attempt homicide along with a firearms violation. Riser along with another man,…

Tri County Report For May 7th, 2019

Tri County Report For May 7th, 2019

UPMC officials are disputing rumors of a possible measles case in Lawrence County.  The healthcare system said yesterday there have been no confirmed cases of the disease in any patients at Jameson Hospital in New Castle.  Several measles cases have been confirmed over the past week, all in Allegheny County. The Allegheny County Health Department…