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New Castle News (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, New Castle, Pennsylvania New Castle Friday july 3,2015 Mai Iii cd Jeff Frijs we Page by since 1880 vol. 135 no. 260 newsstand 75c Neshannock supervisors establish curfew by Nancy Lowry new Castle news a curfew to remove unsupervised children from streets Between la . And 5 . Has been enacted in Neshannock township. Passed by a 2-1 vote of the supervisors this week the curfew is expected to take effect july 6. Supervisor de Stevens opposed. Supervisors Joe Gierlach and chairman Steve Demofonte said the ordinance which has already been advertised was enacted at the request of the township police department. Following the supervisors wednesday night meeting it. John Rand officer in charge of the police department said growing bands of youth have become a concern to the officers and residents. A beginning in May groups of teenagers began roaming through the neighbourhoods committing acts of criminal mischief Quot Rand said. According to Rand officers were aware of groups of 40 to 50 youth Ages 12 to 15, who would roam neighbourhoods every weekend Between Midnight and 2 or 3 . A they would destroy ornamental lighting and mailboxes and they seemed to be target ing specific houses a he said. A what they did was minor a More annoying than dangerous or threatening really a but if you Are a target it can get expensive replacing the same things Over and Rand noted that recent weather put a Damper on activities through june. Quot but we be got a lot of sum Mer left a he said. A a we re concerned things could escalate. A according to the ordinance unless a youth is going to or returning from a Job or is in the company of a Parent or guardian it is unlawful for anyone younger than age 18 to be in a Public place within the township Between la . And 5 . Public places Are defined As Public or private streets alleys sidewalks Parks playgrounds Public buildings or parking lots or in a parked vehicle in any of those locations. The ordinance also limits the congregation of groups of interacting minors to four. The ordinance also makes it unlawful for parents or guardians to allow minors to violate provisions of the ordinance. Violators May upon conviction face fines of $100 for the first offence to $300 for each subsequent offence. If taking minors into custody police May require proof of age. Email Lowry City sewer system ass t a Burden for 3 constant concern typical Homeowner Dan Irwin news a Crew cleans out a storm sewer at the Corner of Carl and Hamilton streets on new Castle s South Side after last week s heavy Rains. By John k. Manna _ new Castle news since the torrential rain last week that flooded new Istle basements there May be one Central question on Peoples minds. Is the City storm sewer system functioning properly there is no argument that the storm sewer system in much of the City is old. While there is no known documentation stating the age of the system some City officials believe it dates Back to the 1800s. Ron Rizzo of Rar engineering the City s Engineer speculates that sewers in the downtown Are probably older than say those on the North Hill. A your ancestors did a Good Job Quot he said regarding the construction of the system. He added however a a we re getting some Rains that Are unusual. You can to design for that. A i think our system is pretty Good Quot Rizzo continued. A a it a hard to Point fingers. Again the system is old. For the most part they re Good. Yes we do have some issues. It needs some care and some maintenance Here and there. We have some areas where pipes Arentt Large the biggest obstacle to fixing the problem in certain areas is the Lack of Money he said. For example mayor Anthony Mas Trangelo noted that he has been using Money set aside for paving this year to remove dirt and Sand from Carl Street on the South Side. The City has budgeted $350,000 for Pav ing and $35,000 of that has already been spent on Carl Street he said. Heavy Rains in recent years have caused not Only flooding but debris to Wash onto the Street and into the storm sewer. Rizzo said the City previously paved Carl Street but that did no to Correct the problem. A with monies Federal funds we probably could have fixed the drainage sewers Page a3 by Mary Grzebieniak new Castle news you might live far from a Creek or River and consider your Home immune to flooding. But floods can result from heavy Rains Snow melt and other factors according to the Federal emergency management website. Last week s heavy Rains demonstrated that no one is Safe from flooding. And flooding is not covered by Standard homeowners insurance. Of you have a mortgage and you live in a flood Plain you probably won t have an option. Domele Russell Deputy director of Community development at the Lawrence county planning office said your mortgage Holder will require you to buy flood insurance if you live in a vulnerable area. However flood insurance is expensive. Fred Reider a licensed insurance agent from Burns amp Burns associates inc., on Wilmington Road one of Only a few local insurers to offer it said flood insurance costs several thousand dollars per year if you live in a flood Plain or about $300 in other areas. Because of the Cost Reider said usually Only those who Are required by their Banks buy it. In his 22 years As an insurance agent he has Only written about 50 flood insurance policies and All but one were required by the Lender. You can to shop around for a flood Page a3 Trail in yields Crystal meth additional drugs a Butler county woman is in jail after police allegedly found Crystal methamphetamine and heroin during a traffic Stop. New Castle police say that Crystal m. Drake 31, of Chicora also had cocaine and crack cocaine in her Possession. She was arrested along with Desmond Dwight Cochrane 37, of 311 e. Reynolds St. Cochrane was a passenger in a car that Drake was driving when police pulled her Over around 10 30 . Wednesday on the City a South Side. Police reported that they stopped a Blue Pontiac Coupe that did not make a Complete Stop at Grimes and Lyndal streets. Officers said they saw Drake grab her purse in the car and put her hand Down the front of her shorts trying to pull something out. She was ordered out of the vehicle and officers said they suspected Drake had a weapon in her pants. Police said they also smelled marijuana on her. When they asked what she had in her shorts she said she did not know they reported. Police instructed her to remove the hidden object which was a Clear plastic bag containing suspected narcotics. She also pulled Money out of her pants according to the police report. Altogether officers confiscated $1,022 in Cash 3.6 Grams of suspected Crystal methamphetamine 4.5 Grams of suspected marijuana two individually packaged bags containing a total of 3.5 Grams of suspected heroin 8.5 Grams of suspected cocaine and 2.1 Grams of suspected crack. Drake told police that after they pulled Over her car Cochrane shoved the bag of narcotics Down her shorts. Cochrane told police that he has never been involved with narcotics and that the drugs belonged to Drake. Drake and Cochrane each face four counts of Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and six counts of Possession of a controlled substance. Drake additionally is charged with one count each of Possession of drug paraphernalia and a Stop sign violation they were arraigned thursday by District judge Melissa a. Amodie who committed them both to the Lawrence county jail in lieu of $50,000 Bond each. Obituaries Mary Freeman Anttila 71, Florida Sophie Bubela 104, Struthers Ohio Frank Midge Quot Bullano 90, Toledo Ohio Eugene Ricardo Scala 73, Leasure Avenue Mark Erie Spencer 41, new Castle Cheryl i. Tempesta 68, new Castle see Page a5 30199 0000 classified b5-b8 a puzzles b6 a Horoscope b5 a Community a7-a8 comics b4 a opinion a4 sports b1-b3 Access protect your Freedom your heme 8 your Lowed ones forever Etui it i Rel pm jul kit Rcw emf Csc Lumm in Al in. Call for Spring special pricing a 724-3330742 i. A Berry a it Safe Sale Home Security amp fir Protection residential Elal a Auto cd circuit to americans 01 Selling safes wow. Ii Booty a a to com Newcastle lock amp key 724-3s3-0742 a

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