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New Castle News Weekend (Newspaper) - September 26, 1998, New Castle, Pennsylvania Saturday sunday Newcastle a september 26-27,1998 119th year no. 14 copyright 1998 new Castle news new Castle news Cai new Castle overdo Nothe hostile environment against Central Catholic to win its second straight Quad North game. Page 17 m a my Geikie n d last night s scores new Castle. .18 Ambridge. 21 c. Catholic. .14 Ellwood City. 16 Wilmington. .35 Hopewell. .28 Mercer. 0 Shenango. .14 South Side. 31 Laurei. 22 Neshannock. .7 Union. 6 new Brighton. .34 North Hills. 78 Mohawk. .0 Seneca Vaizey .13 Negi 181268186 classified. .24-32 comics to. .16 crossword. 29 daily record. .5 entertainment .23 horoscopes. .28 living. .12-15 Money. .23 obituaries. .5 sports. 17-21 High school Roundup pages 17, 18, 19 Rockwell Axle division recalled Page As a great place to work i have to hang up now a a a we re having an earthquake a Lawrence county residents feel tremor of earthquake entered near Greenville rattling four states and shattering windows and loosening foundations in Mercer county. Although no injuries were reported Here plenty of people were shaken. By Debbie we cheer Bonnie new Castle news get Gie Griggs and sue Schillinger were closing their business for the Day shortly before 4 . Yesterday in Adamsville Mercer county when they heard a loud blast and Felt the building shake. The Adamsville general store a gift shop restaurant and bed and breakfast on route 18, about eight Miles North of Greenville is believed to be near the epicentre of an earthquake that rattled at least four states at 3 52 . The quake which had a focal Point in Northern Mercer county lasted less than a minute. Minor damage such As cracked Walls and broken dishes were reported but there were no serious injuries. According to reports from the . Geological Center in Boulder Colo., the quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and tremors were reported to have been Felt in Ohio Michigan Southern Ontario Central Pennsylvania and new York. A quake of magnitude 5 can cause considerable damage said Don Blakeman an analyst at the National earthquake information Center in Golden Colo. Frank Jannetti Lawrence county 911 director said the epicentre is believed to be in or around Atlantic pa., which is about a mile North of Adamsville and is the same country town that was ravaged by a killer Tornado in 1985. Marko Bourne a spokesman for the Pennsylvania emergency management Agency said most Western counties Felt the earthquake and Are assessing damages. Although people in Lawrence and Crawford counties both of which Are next to Mercer county Felt the tremors they reported no damages. The last time an earthquake occurred in Pennsylvania was february 1996 in the Spring township area of Berks county. The quake had a 2.3-magnitude. That county was hit by unprecedented 4.6 and 4.0-magnitude quakes on Jan. 15,1994. The last earthquake Felt locally was on Jan. 30,1986, a tremor that measured 5.0. Its epicentre was 30 Miles Northeast of Cleveland. A quake also Shook Lawrence county in july 1980. Yesterdays seemed to have been the strongest one yet in Pennsylvania. Griggs a resident of Conneaut said she was scrubbing the Kitchen floor of the Adamsville general store restaurant when it happened. A i heard a loud explosion a she said thinking that a logging truck hit something. Dishes fell please see quake Page 3 Cleveland n Youngstown Greenville yesterdays quake was the most powerful in the Eastern United states since Jan. 30, 1986, when Lawrence county Felt one with a magnitude of 5.0. Earthquakes epicentre in Atlantic fast facts what an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2. Where the epicentre is believed to be Atlantic pa., near Greenville. When 3 52 . Yesterday. Affected Erie Warren Oil City Franklin Sharon new Castle Youngstown and Sites As far away As Toledo Ohio Michigan and Ontario Canada. Matthew s. High news get Gie Griggs sweeps up Glass at her general store in Adamsville after last night s earthquake. Grand theft verdict guilty a former area resident hired to help elderly Florida woman is convicted of stealing More than s84,000 Tim Kolodziej news rally planned to focus attention on needs of Blind by Judy Hruska news correspondent pennsylvanians who Are Blind and their advocates Are concerned about becoming less visible in the bureaucracy a eyes. In order to do something about the situation that has been developing Over the last 15 years the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind has organized a rally in Washington d.c., for tuesday. State funding to the Bureau of blindness and visual services has continually been Cut Back said Larry Nord executive director of the Pennsylvania association for the blinds Lawrence county chapter. It is feared the Bureau now Independent will eventually become a part of the office of vocational rehabilitation under which the Blind will receive Little attention he said. A most of the state Money will go to the mentally disabled a Nord said. A not to say that they done to need help. But the Blind also need help right up front to be Independent. Their problems Are unique but the drawback is that the Blind Are a very Small minority of the handicapped population in the according to information released by the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind Over the past 15 years the Bureau has undergone internal budget shortages a 40 percent reduction in staff decreased training of existing staff and serious departmental delays in approving essential services. The Council also said the Bureau has been unable to communicate the needs of Blind people to those with decision making authority within the administration and failed to understand the operations expected of the Agency. The Bureau has been reduced from an office of the state government to a Bureau. On july 31, Douglas Boone director of the Bureau became so frustrated with the Lack of support he was receiving from the department of Public welfare he resigned the Council said. A the had a lot of expertise and came to Pennsylvania with the intent of doing some things but they just kept juggling a Nord explained. A the thinks maybe he can do More from outside the organization. The state May move someone with seniority into his position at bus who really does no to have any Back ground in that Sonja Wagner who has been Blind since birth pointed out that the Bureau provides orientation and mobility training to those who suddenly lose their sight for the education of the Blind and Supply equipment to be used in the workplace. A in my Case it does no to affect me too drastically because i have a lot of friends to help me and in a not in the work Force nor do i need orientation or mobility training because in be been dealing with blindness All my life a said the 59-year-old Wagner a North Hill resident. However there Are people who need training to get around their Homes or travel after they be lost their sight. Because Pennsylvania please see Blind Page 8 by Debbie Wachter Bonnie new Castle news a new Wilmington area woman accused of stealing More than $84,000 from an elderly Florida woman while living with her was convicted in Sarasota county court. Elizabeth j. Patterson 46, formerly of new Castle and More recently of Wilmington township Mercer county was hired by a Neshannock township family to live with 89-year-old Cynthia Galanot and take care of her in her Ocean Side condominium in Lido key. Patterson was charged with grand theft and exploitation of an elderly person a Misdemeanour in Florida. Florida authorities Are calling it one of the largest crimes against the elderly in Sarasota and in the state of Florida. She was found guilty earlier this month by a six member jury and will face a mandatory prison sentence of three to five years when she is sentenced oct. 6 in Sarasota. She is being held in custody in Florida until then. Patterson a who authorities said also has assumed aliases of Elizabeth Demartinis Jane Patterson and Jane Demartinis a was hired in october 1995 by or. Frank Raynak to care for Galanot his sister in Law. Galanot suffers from dementia and her judgment and memory Are affected according to evaluations by doctors and evidence Given at the trial. While living with Galanot Patterson stole Money from her by cashing checks and certificates of deposits from Galanot a accounts by putting her expenses on Galanot a charge account and by transferring funds into accounts in Patterson a name assistant District attorney Craig Schaeffer of the Sarasota county District attorneys office explained. According to a private investigator about $20,000 Worth of Federal please see guilty Page 8today�?Ts obituaries weekend weather meet Duwayne Nelson Conjetta Malizia 57 507 Waldo St. See Page 5 dictators son Dies Paris a Kon Gulu Mobutu the son of the late zairian dictator Mobutu sese seko died thursday. He was 28. No other details were available. An army general known for his brutality Kon Gulu Mobutu was one of nine children. Before the rebellion that ousted his father in May 1997 after 32 years of despotic Rule the younger Mobutu spent most of his time overseeing a dozen businesses Ltd -.,.saturday High 75 to 85 Low 55 to 65 sunday High 75 to 85 Low 55 to 65 the week ahead Chance of morning showers monday. High 65 to 75, Low 45 to 55. Partly sunny and Cool tuesday. High in the 60s, Low 35 to 45. Occupation circulation director new Castle news birthrate May 16,1951 Hometown Edinburg favorite word Spaghetti if i had a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world i would travel to Marianas Trench 35,797 feet deep no one knows what a there least favorite word a you have the right to remain silent if you do your current work what would you do be a Lighthouse attendant if i could do one thing to improve the Community it would be develop Cascade Park into a water Park that would attract millions last Good Book i read a a Walden by Henry David Thoreau people May be surprised to know that in a a masked professional wrestler in the wow what the rest of America should know about Lawrence county we re actually an extended suburb of new York City three words that describe me Best creative energetic witty Best advice i Ever heard hold your breath before you go under water what would you want god to Tell you upon your arrival in heaven a yes you can stick around flu lib

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