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Monessen Valley Independent (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Monessen, Pennsylvania Valley food pre made dishes can add flavor to your picnic with minimal work. A9 Gila tops gird nals for 13th win Gerrit Cole allowed two runs Over seven innings As he became the season s first 13-game Winner. By gyrate j saturday july 11,2015 relevant reliable Independent an edition of Hie Tribune review inside today Flag comes Down the Confederate Flag was permanently removed Friday from the statehouse in South Carolina. As Donora heroin sweep nets 4 All Are accused of set Ling to confidential informants. By Rick Bruni or. Four suspected Donora drug dealers Are in jail after the Washington county District attorneys drug task Force served arrest warrants Ash thursday night in the Borough stemming from controlled buys. Aaron Trilli 28, of Linden Way was arrested along with Perry Youngblood sr., 47 Perry Youngblood jr., 22 and Svan nah Gilmer 29, Youngblood or. All of Thompson Avenue. All Are accused of Selling heroin to confidential informants on several occasions the past three months in Donora according to District attorney Gene Vittone. Donora police assisted in the Roundup. Vittone said Trilli had been suspected of Selling heroin out of his residence. Vittone said during his arrest agents Youngblood or. Seized 263 stamp bags of heroin approximately $300 and paraphernalia commonly used to package and distribute the drug. Trilli reportedly tried running from the agents before being detained. He is also accused of sell ing heroin to an informant earlier this month. Trilli was taken to the booking Center at the Washington county correctional facility Gilmer and arraigned on four counts of Possession manufacture with intent to deliver 257 counts of Possession of a controlled substance and three counts of Possession of drug paraphernalia. Heroin a a2 Monessen Man convicted on drug charge James Womack did 7 testify during the three Dav trial. By Stacy Wolford a Monessen Man accused of having a Cache of heroin and Cash in a Ros Traver hotel in 2014 was found guilty of drug charges. James a a Boozy Womack 23, was convicted by a Westmoreland county jury following his three Day trial this week. The jury deliberated about 90 minutes before finding Womack guilty of manufacture delivery or Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance conspiracy and Possession of a controlled substance. Westmoreland county judge Meagan Bilik Defazio presided Over the trial which included testimony by Monessen police it. James Smith and members of the state attorney general a drug task Force. Womack and Aaron Jackson 22, of Monessen were arrested april 5,2014, by Smith and members of the state attorney general a drug task Force. They found 13 bricks of heroin under a mattress in a Ros Traver hotel room rented by Jackson and Womack. Smith said that during the arrests police found two bundles of heroin in Womacks pocket and one Brick of heroin in Jackson a Back pocket. Womack and Jackson had thousands of dollars in the hotel room at the time Smith said. Womack also had a Holiday inn express room key card in his pocket Smith said. Smith testified they were conducting surveillance when he received a tip from a task Force member that Womack was staying at the hotel. Smith said he knew Womack was wanted on a warrant. He told Westmoreland county assistant District attorney Jackie Knupp that Womack and Jackson were seen leaving the hotel in a Maroon Ford explorer. They followed them to the Denny sparking lot where the suspects were arrested Smith said. Smith testified that Womack had a Large amount of Cash and heroin at the scene. Womack Smith testified that when investigators returned to the Holiday inn they secured the room in which the men were staying and waited for a search warrant to be obtained. Smith said that in addition to the suspected heroin investigators found heroin packaging material in a nightstand next to a bed and blood stained Khaki pants. Drug a a2 prison visit Pope Francis heard inmates at one of Bolivia s most notorious prisons describe their living conditions. A7 Omar Sharif Dies the former Hollywood leading Man died Friday at 83. A spouts lightning blamed for june fire fire marshal says weather sparked the Blaze at a vacant North Belle Vernon House. By Rick Bruni or. A lightning strike sparked the fire that consumed a vacant North Belle Vernon House last month a state police fire marshal has ruled. In a phone message to the Valley Independent apr. Erie Graham of the Washington Barracks said he is ruling the june 30 fire attempts to reach Graham on Friday were unsuccessful. Although the edict initially raised eyebrows because no lightning strikes were reported in the area North Belle Vernon fire chief Ken Ramsdell said he was a More than satisfied and the Borough was Graham and Ramsdell recently examined what was left of the two Story House at the intersection of Lynn and Spring alleys along with Borough police chief Eugene Lipari. The charred remains have since been torn Down. Ramsdell initially feared an arsonist had set the fire which started on the upper floor. Ramsdell said the one strange thing about the fire was How fully the House was engulfed before his department was called in. A from what Graham showed us with the Burn patterns the fire definitely started on the second floor or the roof a Ramsdell said. A the reason we called the fire marshal in is because fires Are automatically suspicious when there is no electric Power and no Gas to the Ramsdell and Lipari confirmed that several residences in the Bor Ough lost Power prior to the fire. Fire a a2 men s final set Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic for the men s singles title at Wimbledon. B3 by legion team Falls Belle Vernon lost to top seeded Uniontown in playoff action Friday. By deaths a Glenn Edward Weaver 53, Pricedale Page a4 Index celebrity cipher b4 classified b7-10 comics b5 dear Abby b6 lotteries a5 news roundups a5 obituaries a4 opinion a6 sports bl-3 television b6 two sections 20 pages weather today 84� Sun and Clouds tonight by mostly Clear details a2 monday Don t miss Valley weekend a monday feature of the Valley a. Ready for fireworks Jim Ferenc a / trib total Media from left. John Pokomo Buzzy Byron of a amp a fireworks and Monessen mayor Lou Mavrakis set up mortar tubes for saturday s Quot celebrate America Quot festival at the Herman Mihalich boat launch in Monessen. The festival will Start with food and refreshments at 4 30 ., with fireworks at 9 30 Charleroi Man admits he set fire at Dollar general Jim Ferencak Trilb total Madia Johnathan Szabo of Charleroi is lad into court in this 2014 fila photo. Johnathan Aaron Szabo appeared in court thursday trib total Media a Charleroi Man pleaded guilty thursday to All charges against him in connection with an arson at a Dollar general store in Ros Traver. Johnathan Aaron Szabo 24, will be sentenced at a later Date. He appeared in Westmoreland county court of common pleas before judge Debra a. Pezze. Surveillance footage from the store in Tri county Plaza showed Szabo walking around the business then picking up a lighter from a store shelf and using it to ignite paper police said. More than a dozen customers were evacuated from the store and the Blaze ultimately caused the roof to collapse. Two adjacent businesses a Joann fabrics and hallmark cards and gilts a were damaged. Szabo is charged with three counts of arson and single counts of causing catastrophe criminal mischief and reckless endangerment in the oct. 24 incident

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