New Castle News Weekend in New-Castle, Pennsylvania
9 May 1998

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9 May 1998

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New Castle News Weekend (Newspaper) - May 9, 1998, New Castle, Pennsylvania Saturday sunday new Castle a May 9-10,1998 118th year no. 207 copyright 1998 new Castle news new Castle new Sparks Fly arcing transformers atop Pittsburgh skyscraper injure Utility company worker and Start a fire that forces office workers out into the streets. See Page 3 inside today a news classified .23-32 comics tv.22 crossword.28 daily record.5 entertainment .14 horoscopes.27 living.8-11 menus.15 money.5 obituaries. 5 sports.17-21 a if the death penalty is appropriate its certainly appropriate in this Case a judge Glenn Mccracken the sentence a jury rules that Thomas Kimbell should be executed for 1994 Pulaski homicides singles including a i love a Rainy night and driving my life away has died at age 56. See Page 3 Paul Hawthore news the grandmother of slaying victim Stephanie Herko talks to the Media at the Lawrence county courthouse last night after Thomas Kimbell received the death penalty. Kimbell was convicted wednesday of killing Stephanie As Well As two other children and their Mother in 1994. By Rick Elia new Castle news a jury deliberated about five hours yesterday before sentencing Thomas h. A a Hank Kimbell or. To death in a Pulaski township homicide Case. Kimbell 36, of Ellwood City was convicted wednesday of four counts of first degree murder in the stabbing deaths of Bonnie Lou Dryfuse 34, her two daughters Heather 4, and Jacqueline 7, and their Cousin 5-year-old Stephanie Herko of new Castle. They were found dead in the Dryfuse residence on Ambrosia Road the afternoon of june 15,1994. The jury returned to the Lawrence county government Center yesterday for a sentencing hearing to determine if he should be Given the death penalty or life in prison. The panel of seven men and five women ruled that Kimbell should be put to death for the slayings of the three children. He received a life sentence for the murder of Bonnie Dryfuse. Its decision was read in court about 9 . Inside _ a a i got picked on about my size. 1 was picked up put in garbage that a part of How Thomas Kimbell described his childhood in testimony yesterday. A prosecutor paints grim picture in asking jury to weigh aggravating and mitigating circumstances. See pages 6,7 before officially handing Down the sentence president judge Glenn Mccracken or. Asked Kimbell if he had anything to say. A a in be got one thing a Kimbell said As he stood before the Bench. A i know in a after making the sentence official the judge commented a if the death penalty is appropriate its certainly appropriate in this the presence of aggravating circumstances listed under the Law allowed the prosecution to seek the death penalty. The jury was to weigh these with any mitigating circumstances it might find. In this Case the Commonwealth pointed to the fact that three of the victims were under age 12, and it was a multiple homicide. The jury said it found several mitigating circumstances also. They were physical and mental abuse Kimbell suffered As a youth at the hands of his father a learning disability cocaine and alcohol problems and depression. State senior Deputy attorney general Anthony j. Krastek who prosecuted the Case said after the jury a decision that the age of the three children was a key Point. A obviously its the killing of the children that was so abhorrent a he said. A a it a hard to imagine any mitigating circumstances that could outweigh the deaths of these children. Because Kimbell received a death sentence his Case will automatically be appealed to the Pennsylvania supreme court. He will be placed in the state correctional system. Mccracken dismissed a contempt of court action against Kimbell smother Shirley. It had stemmed from her outburst after she was leaving the courtroom following her testimony earlier this week. Kimbell a wife Connie said after the sentencing that her husband is innocent. A i swear before god he a not the killer a she said. A i am married to him. I sleep beside him. I never woke up a a in begot one thing. I know in a innocent. Thomas Kimbell momus the word Edie Norman 98, stands next to a mantel full of family photographs in her new Castle Home. Mother of Faith woman dedicated life to missionary work raising family related stories on Page 2 super in everything she a done. A she has been doing Church work since she was 16 years old. The Church is her first love and really All she a Ever known. She was married twice both husbands were ministers. She is the Mother of our Church the new Jerusalem Church of god in Christ at 26 e. Long Whetzel said Norman will be honoured by the Church with a stained Glass window to be installed soon. A a she a been like a Mother to me since in be been in new Castle. My Mother died in 1967,�?� Whetzel said. A and she a been an inspiration and really like a Mother to everyone who a needed a helping hand who a crossed her path. She a never Given up on anyone and she a a Good Christian woman in the truest bom March 31,1900, in Dermott ark., Norman was one of 10 children of elder Edward and Annie Glass Webster. In 1918, she married James Blackwell in her parents Home. A my husband was a preacher. He conducted Street meetings and tent revivals. We moved around a lot a she said. Please see Mother Page 21 last in a six part series by Nancy Lowry new Castle news Edie Blackwell Norman is a legend in her own lifetime. At 98 years old Norman of 1605 s. Jefferson St. Does no to get out As much As she used to but is still a Force and inspiration to those who know her. Nancy Whetzel who moved to the area from Michigan 14 years ago said she has worked with Norman Over the years. A she has done so much for so Many people a Whetzel said. A she is a real asset to the Community. She a Paul Hawthore news today a obituaries weekend weather meet Jean Wallace Edwin Naderinski 72, 3723 Ellwood Road see Page 5 logo designer Dies North Haven Conn. Apr j. Gordon Lippincott an Engineer and logo specialist who helped design the Campbell soup Label the Tucker automobile and the inside of the Nautilus nuclear submarine died april 29. He Vas 89. He and Walter Marguiles teamed up to create Many famous logos including the Betty Crocker spoon the general Mills a a go and an adaptation of the coca cola Label. By the mid 1950s, Lippincott amp Marguiles was one of the big three design companies. Occupation housewife Community service mayor Enon Valley Secretary Enon Valley Christian Church birthrate july 11,1943 Hometown Enon Valley first childhood memory. My parents taking me to Church on sunday the greatest influence on my life ii Timothy 2 15 a be diligent to present yourself approved to god a worker who does not need to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth last Book i read the Bible and in a still Reading and studying it people May be surprised to know that i wanted to be a flight attendant but i was Over the weight requirement three words that describe me Best honest kind helpful Best advice i Ever heard our deceased preacher Jim Nealis said a when in a discussion about scripture always ask what Book chapter and verse the week ahead Cloudy monday. High 55 to 65, Low 45 to 55. Partly Cloudy tuesday. High 65 to 75, Low 45 to 55. Showers wednesday. High 65 to 75, Low 45 to 55. Saturday High in 60s Low in the 50s sunday High 65 to 75 Low 45 to 55

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