Frog Net News For August 26th, 2016

An Erie resident was treated at Ellwood City Hospital Thursday morning after a fight with police. According to the Ellwood City Ledger 44 yearold Jamie Sullivan was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest,  providing false identification to law enforcement and criminal mischief. The charges stem following a traffic stop when a struggle insued between an Ellwood City Police officer and Sullivan. Sullivan was treated and Ellwood City Hospital then was arraigned Thursday morning before Ca and placed in Lawrence County Jail after failing to post $100,000 bail.

A woman is facing charges after passing out and leaving her six-year-old son alone.  Angela Bartling was found unresponsive in a yard in Ambridge last month.  A subsequent investigation found Bartling had overdosed on heroin, while her son was alone in their Harmony Township apartment.  Heroin needles and crack pipes were later found mixed in with the child’s crayons.  Bartling has since been evicted from the apartment and the child is in foster care.

A man is facing charges for allegedly pulling a knife on his brother during a domestic dispute in Cranberry Township.  Police were called to the Robinhood Drive home earlier this week for a report of a fight.  Officers found the siblings had gotten into a physical altercation, and one grabbed a kitchen knife and held it to his brother’s neck.  No injuries were reported but the suspect was arrested for simple assault.

A group of people who don’t believe in God are suing over prayer in the state House.  The recently filed suit claims the House is discriminating by allowing believers to hold opening invocations before sessions, but not non-believers.  Representative Stephen Bloom was asked about the case and explained that an invocation is a call to God, so a person who doesn’t believe, can’t do one.  Bloom says it’s not fair to label the House as a body that discriminates.

The sentencing date has been pushed back for an Ohio man who bilked an elderly Greenville,  woman out of tens of thousands of dollars. The sentencing 42 year old Mark Preston French of Westerville, Ohio, has been delayed until October 21st is U.S.District Court in Columbus. French pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of wire fraud in connection to investment fraud scheme involving more than $1 million.  French faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250 thousand for his crimes. He must pay restitution to the elderly victim of his fraud scheme as part of his plea agreement.

An employee at a Butler County Bar has been charged with theft. State Police report the suspect is a 21 year old man that has worked at the Beer Garden for two years.  He’s accused of altering receipts and removing cash from the business.  The total theft reported is 16 thousand dollars.  An investigation is continuing.

The former financial administrator of Noah’s Ark Preschool in Washington County is facing charges for stealing from the organization.  An inspection of financial records recently found that Leslie Monahan allegedly wrote 257 checks to herself and then deposited the money into her personal bank account.  The total amount taken is believed to be over 165-thousand dollars.  Monahan, who worked for the school from 2012 through 2016, was arraigned Wednesday.

A Sharon woman was hurt in a rollover crash Tuesday night on Interstate 80 in  Trumbull County. According to the Sharon Herald 22 year old Adeina Biblis was taken to St.Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown following the crash with non-life-threatening injuires. Police said Biblis’ westbound car was in the left lane and hit a westbound tractor-trailer that was in the right lane. The impact sent the car off the roadway and into the median, where it overturned, police said. Biblis was cited for drunk driving and failure to control her vehicle.