Lisbon council

Lisbon council
LISBON -- Village council hired residents Randy Groff and Russell Hawkins Jr. for the Public Works Department. Council postponed buying a used bucket truck for $6,850 from Rollerena Auto Sales in Unity until less expensive options are considered, including the cost of a scissors-jack platform lift and scaffolding on wheels. Interim village administrator Mike Ours had proposed the purchase to assist in changing of traffic lights, street lights, and with tree trimming and installation of holiday decorations.
Burglary charges
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police said the fifth woman wanted in the burglary of a house in the 1900 block of Hofius Lane Sept. 24 and 25 surrendered to police Friday. A warrant had been issued for Rachael L. Fedele, 21, of North Street, Sharon, on two counts each of burglary, criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property. Four other women were also arrested on similar charges, arraigned and freed on their own recognizance in the case. Fedele was arraigned before District Justice Henry Russo and also freed on her own recognizance. Police said the women reported someone had told them the people were moving out of the Hofius Lane house and anyone could go in and take what they wanted. Police said the women took a wide variety of items, from household appliances to toys.
Candidates' night
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- The Penn State Veterans Association and the League of Women Voters of Mercer County will hold a candidates' night from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Bly Auditorium at Thiel College. All candidates for county office are invited to attend and the League will introduce its Democracy Net program, a nonpartisan interactive Web site designed to give voters and candidates access to an exchange of information. The county's new electronic voting machines will also be demonstrated.
Car accident
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A Youngstown man plunged over a 50-foot embankment after his car was hit from behind on U.S. Route 422. Pennsylvania State Police said George L. Fintor, 57, complained of chest pain after his car went over a guide rail, down the embankment and landed on its roof. He was eastbound at noon Monday when William J. Rentler, 46, of Pittsburgh crashed into the back of his car. Medevac Ambulance and the Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Department responded to the crash. Police and a Medevac spokeswoman did not know where Fintor was taken for treatment when contacted this morning. Reports don't indicate whether any citations were issued.
Sharpton to speak
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The Rev. Al Sharpton will discuss "Social Justice Today" when he visits Slippery Rock University at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Swope Recital Hall. The Rev. Mr. Sharpton is known nationwide for activism.
Caiazza Candy recall
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Caiazza Candy has recalled a 12-piece assortment box because of a labeling error. Felicia Caiazza, vice president, said the New Castle-based candy manufacturer voluntarily put out the recall after U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection found that dried egg yolk was not listed on the package as an ingredient for a buttercream candy that is the 12-piece box. The boxes were mainly sold in the spring in the tri-state area, she said. The candy manufacturer isn't sure how many boxes were sold. The 5-ounce box has a clear lid and Caiazza Candy written on it. Anyone with the candy can take it back to the store where it was purchased for a refund, she said. Caiazza said the candy manufacturer ships out few boxes over the warm weather months and most of the candy was still in the company's warehouse when the FDA found the error. Those boxes have been relabeled, she said.
Woman robbed
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A woman using a pay telephone was robbed of her purse and cash by two men with guns. Police said Monday that the woman was at the pay telephone at North Jefferson and West North streets when two men approached her at 4:32 a.m. Saturday. She told authorities the men threatened to shoot her if she didn't turn over her purse.