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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2022

Police in Neshnannock Township are asking residents in the area not to leave valuables in vehicles in Pearson Park after a recent rash of break-ins.  Police are asking all to place valuables out of sight in the vehicle or in the vehicle’s trunk.  Police are asking that if you see anything suspicious or someone looking…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2022

 A man was found guilty on Thursday in a Mercer County courtroom for the murder of his wife in June of last year. WKBN-TV reports 45-year-old Eric George was found guilty of third degree murder in the death of his wife, 41-year-old Serena Schoeder. George will be sentenced next month. The crime took place at…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2022

Police in Beaver County have arrested the suspect in a Wednesday carjacking.  Reports say that 21-year-old Nathan Kistner fled an addiction recovery house early yesterday morning and went back to his home.  Later as his mother was driving him back to the facility, investigators say Kistner got into a fight with his mother, tried to…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2022

Investigators have released the identities of four of five people killed in a farmhouse fire in Mercer County last week.  Firefighters responded to a fire last Thursday night at the farmhouse near Fredonia and when they arrived, the home was fully involved.  Four of the victims are identified as 33-year-old Elizabeth Seltzer and her three…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2022

The trial for a man accused of strangling his newlywed wife at his mother’s Mercer County trailer last year began Monday morning.  WFMJ-TV reports jury selection began before noon in the trial for 45-year-old Eric George on charges of first-degree murder, strangulation, and aggravated assault.  He’s accused of strangling 41-year-old Serena Anne Schoeder who was found dead in…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2022

Multiple people are dead after a farmhouse fire in Mercer County. State Police say four bodies were recovered and that crews were working to locate a fifth body. No identifying information is being released at this time. The fire broke out just after midnight Friday morning.  No other details were released. Police in Neshannock Township…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2022

A Mercer County woman charged for allegedly participating in unrest at the U.S. Capitol Building may have to wear an ankle monitor soon.  Rachel Powell is accused of repeatedly violating the conditions allowing her to be out of jail while awaiting trial.  The Sandy Lake mother of eight has been free from jail since February…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2022

A former Mercer County municipal worker has pled guilty to federal charges.  Seventy-three-year-old Linda Baun was the secretary and treasurer for Jackson Township.  Authorities say that over an 8-year period beginning in 2011, she stole 150-thousand dollars from the community through unauthorized ATM withdrawals and the unauthorized use of the township’s credit card to make…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2022

Parents of students in Mohawk Area Schools are asking for action from district leaders following last month’s hazing allegations.  Many shared their opinions during yesterday’s school board meeting.  The Lawrence County district attorney says three members of the Mohawk High School football team will face charges related to assault and harassment.  The district has not…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2022

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2022

A New Castle man is facing charges following a shooting Sunday. WFMJ-TV is reporting the shooting happened Sunday just before midnight at a home on the 500 block of Centennial Street in New Castle. Police on scene found a 35-year-old man upstairs in a bedroom shot in his chest. Officers interviewed Branden Rogers inside of…