Tri County Report For August 2nd, 2017

New Castle City Police report a South Side man who suffered two gunshot wounds while walking along South Jefferson Street yesterday morning underwent surgery at a Youngstown Hospital. The New Castle News reports 32 year old Tyrale Sherrod Sr., was shot just after midnight, once in the abdomen and once in the side. He’s listed in stable condition. Police said Sherrod was first taken to UPMC Jameson then flown to St.Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown.

A woman is facing charges for allegedly overdosing in a hospital bathroom while her three kids waited outside. Ashley Starr took the children to Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital in Beaver County last month to see her boyfriend, who had overdosed.  While they were there, Starr went the restroom, allegedly used heroin and became unresponsive.  She is being charged with endangering the welfare of children.

An Ellwood City woman faces charges following an incident at a home in Wayne Township. State Police report 26 year old Bonne Bosh is charged with simple assault/domestic violence. Police said the victim is a 47 year old female.  No injuries were reported.

U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly is not running for the Senate against Bob Casey.   Kelly made the announcement yesterday saying, “There are critical fights ahead which will require all of my energy and focus. In light of these considerations, I will be seeking a fifth term in the House of Representatives.”  Kelly represents the 3rd congressional district. His term expires in 2019.

The Pine-Richland School District is going to allow students to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.  A settlement was announced yesterday in a federal lawsuit filed by three transgender students.  The students were protesting a district policy that forced them to use a bathroom based upon their biological sex only.  Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund called the settlement a “clear warning to school districts with anti-transgender bathroom policies.”

An East Butler man is facing child endangerment charges for his alleged role in a pregnant woman’s overdose.  Andy Lucas was arrested last week.  Police say he was high on drugs when his girlfriend, Kasey Dischman, overdosed in June.  When medics arrived, Lucas allegedly told them Dischman was having a seizure, causing a delay in the proper treatment.  Dischman’s baby was delivered prematurely.  She is charged with aggravated assault of an unborn child.

Stricter school vaccine requirements are in effect in Pennsylvania.  Parents now have only five days from the first day of school to prove their children are up-to-date on shots.  The previous deadline was eight months.

Drivers with toll violations and bills from the Pennsylvania Turnpike have a few more days to participate in the Toll Amnesty Program. The deadline to settle debt is Friday at 7 pm. Under the program, toll bills and violations that are newer than 60 days can be settled by paying the toll amount in full and all other fees will be forgiven. Toll violations older than 60 days that have been referred to Duncan Solutions, the PTC’s collection agency, may be settled by paying the toll amount in full and a portion of the outstanding fees will be forgiven.

Authorities in Sharon say they have arrested a juvenile suspected of starting fires at five vacant homes in the city. WFMJ-TV reports The name of the juvenile has not been released, but Police  believe he is responsible for five arsons in the area between George and Prindle streets and from Dock Street and Stambaugh Avenue, an area known to police as Zone 5. The most recent fires were set Sunday night at three vacant homes.Police said more arrests could follow.