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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 6TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 6TH, 2019

Incumbent Lawrence County Commissioner Dan Vogler won another four year term last night as he was the top vote getter. The republican received over 10 thousand votes followed by fellow republican Morgan Boyd.  Democrat Loretta Spievogel picked up the final spot. Voter turnout in the county was 39 percent. In the city of New Castle…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 5TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 5TH, 2019

Today is Election Day in Pennsylvania. In Lawrence County voters will be selecting its county commissioners for the next four years. In New Castle voters will choose their next mayor and city council, along with a question whether they want to form a commission to study a home rule form of city government. There are…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 25TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 25TH, 2019

Investigators say a man from Mercer County is facing homicide charges in the death of his teenage son.  The 14-year-old was found at their 500-block of District Road home in Delaware Township yesterday morning.  State troopers say another man, called a family friend, is facing endangering the welfare of a child charges as well.  There’s…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 18TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 18TH, 2019

The contract that’s expected to end the strike against General Motors will officially end production at the Lordstown Ohio Assembly Plant.  United Auto Workers officials say the once-bustling factory will be shuttered in exchange for pay raises and job security for new hires and temporary workers.  Lordstown GM workers and residents were hopeful that another…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 17TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 17TH, 2019

President Trump has a stop in Pittsburgh next week.  Trump will deliver the keynote address at next Wednesday’s Shale Insight event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  The event brings together the Ohio Oil and Natural Gas Association, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association. The suspect in…

Tri County Report For October 16th, 2019

Tri County Report For October 16th, 2019

State troopers say an Ellwood City man is dead after falling into a pit at a small sewer plant in Franklin Township yesterday.  The 61 year old man fell at the plant on Park Road in Moraine State Park.  The man’s identity hasn’t been released. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is telling President Donald Trump he…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

Six dogs are safe after being rescued from a burning Moon Township home Monday.  The blaze broke out on the 500-block of Moon Clinton road, badly damaging the house.  The homeowners weren’t there at the time.  The fire reportedly started on the second floor and the dogs were rescued by firefighters from the basement.  A…

Tri County Report For October 10th, 2019

Tri County Report For October 10th, 2019

A 33-year-old Slippery Rock Township man is accused of overdosing while watching two kids at his home.  Stephen Gilkinson was charged by state police Monday after he was found unconscious September 15th.  First responders had to use Narcan to revive Gilkinson, who faces child endangerment charges. The Sharon Herald is reporting a former Hermitage doctor…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 9TH 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 9TH 2019

A New Castle man faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl. According to the New Castle News 35 year old Roberto Gardner is being charged with sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault without consent of another along with a corruption of minors charge. The alleged incident took place in February of this…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 7TH, 2019

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 7TH, 2019

Investigators say a New Galilee man died of natural causes prior to a crash in Big Beaver last week.  Anthony Rockar was found in his vehicle after the one-vehicle crash on Route 168 near Larchwood Drive Thursday morning.  The coroner hasn’t given more details as to what were the natural causes. More details are expected…