A motorcyclist is expected to face a judge this week, accused of leading state police on a 40-minute chase in Lawrence County. Troopers say Brooks Robinson was wanted for auto theft when he fled on his motorcycle through five townships early yesterday. Robinson was arrested after he tried to get away on foot. He’s facing a host of felony, misdemeanor and traffic charges.
There’s no word yet of any charges against the Butler County father who’s accused of disappearing with his three-year-old son. State police say Hollen Hile was found safe yesterday after a two-day search. Hollen’s father, Patrick Hile, was losing custody of the toddler when he took off with the boy into a wooded area near his home.
Grief counselors will be on hand in the Jeannette schools today after a deadly shooting during a high school football game. District officials say a crisis team will talk to students about Friday night’s traumatic event at McKee Stadium. They’ll also meet today to talk about possible security upgrades at the stadium. Meantime, Greg Harper remains jailed on a homicide charge after he was accused of gunning down Dameian Williams.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania students and faculty are speaking up for inclusion after a student’s recent social media post. The Snapchat video shows the student spewing racial slurs and threatening violence against African-Americans. University officials were quick to condemn the student’s remarks while an online petition is calling for the student’s expulsion.
A missing elderly woman from New Brighton has been found safe. Police were looking for 81-year-old Eleanor Lewarchik, who went missing Sunday. Investigators were concerned because Lewarchik has medical conditions that can make her confused easily. There’s no word on where Lewarchik was found.
Beaver County’s recycling program is getting a big boost from a Shell Chemicals grant. The county will use a 225-thousand-dollar grant to keep the recycling center at Bradys Run Park in Brighton Township open four days a week as well as one Saturday per month. Currently, the center is only open two days a week. The center is closing for one week in mid-October to prepare for the new hours and influx of drop offs.
A Butler man is facing charges after he was accused of sexually assaulting a child from Petrolia. State Police said they received a Child Line report regarding a sexual assault that occurred back in November of 2018. Following an investigation 47-year-old Ivan Cumba of Butler was charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and corruption of minors in addition to disorderly conduct relating to the case. The victim is a 14-year old female.
A northeast Ohio doctor is being accused of paying underage girls for sex. Albert Aiad-Toss was charged last week in federal court with sex trafficking and child pornography charges. Prosecutors say the Youngstown-area doctor paid girls between 12 and 14 to have sex and gave money to a 15-year-old girl to pose sexually in a cellphone video.
Hopewell Township is holding its fall cleanup starting next week. From September 17th through the end of the month, residents can place items in the container at the township municipal building on the first-block of Parkview Road in Avella. The township isn’t accepting building materials, tires, refrigerators, electronics, and some other items. The full list of acceptable drop offs is available on the township’s website.