Road closing in Hanover
SALEM -- State Route 9 between state Route 172 and U.S. Route 30 in Hanover Township will be closed during the daytime Aug. 13-14. Crews will close the road from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on those days to replace a culvert.
During periods when state Route 9 is closed, motorists will be detoured onto state Route 172 and U.S. 30, according to information provided by District 11 of the Ohio Department of Transportation.
SHARON, Pa. -- Police said they arrested a 25-year-old Alderman Avenue man after spotting him riding a motorized scooter on the street near his home around 12:10 a.m. Monday. Such scooters are illegal on Pennsylvania roads. Police said they spotted the man riding the scooter but he refused to stop for them and they had to follow him for several blocks until he reached his home.
Police said he was cited for a traffic violation as well as possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was released but will be sent a summons by District Justice James McMahon to appear for arraignment at a later date, police said.
COLUMBUS -- The governor has appointed Eloise V. Traina of Salem to the state Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services for a term ending July 31, 2003, replacing Bobbi E. Douglas of Wooster. Traina is the executive director of the Family Recovery Center. The council reviews the development of statewide plan for alcohol and drug addiction services and other actions taken by the Ohio Department of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Services. Members are compensated for expenses only.
Also, Jack Popadak of Warren was reappointed to the Ohio Ambulance Licensing Board for a term ending July 5, 2003. He is president of and chief paramedic for Action Ambulance.
Power tool theft
MERCER, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of power tools from an East Lackawannock Township home. Police said the tools were taken from a garage in the 200 block of Old Sharon Road between 3 and 9 p.m. Saturday. The loss was estimated at $400.
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police arrested a Sharon man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and assaulting her. Mark A. Hopson, 30, of Baldwin Avenue, was picked up by Sharon police Friday on a warrant secured by Hermitage police.
Hermitage authorities said Hopson is accused of breaking into a woman's home in the 1500 block of Park Drive around 1 a.m. July 31. Hopson was arraigned before District Justice Henry Russo, who freed him on $3,000 bond.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A man baby-sitting his girlfriend's 6-year-old son is accused of abandoning the boy at a Union Township restaurant. Jeremy Lee Hurd, 19, of East Lutton Street, New Castle, faces a charge of endangering the welfare of a child after Pennsylvania State Police were called to McDonald's restaurant Wednesday. Matthew Mangino, Lawrence County district attorney, said when the child went to the bathroom at 9 a.m., Hurd and a 16-year-old juvenile drove off.
The 16-year-old returned to the restaurant about an hour after state police were called to investigate, Mangino said. A juvenile charge of endangering the welfare of a child will be filed against the 16-year-old, the district attorney said. Hurd will appear before District Justice J.V. Lamb on Aug. 15 for his preliminary hearing. Officials haven't said why the two left the boy.
AUSTINTOWN -- The board of education will ask voters to allow it to borrow $42 million to pay for the construction of a junior high school and the renovation of Frank Ohl Middle School. At a special meeting Monday, the board gave its first reading to a resolution to put a 3.9-mill, 26-year bond issue on the ballot this November.
The second reading will be during the board's regular meeting Aug. 21. A meeting also will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fitch High School to organize the committees to run the bond issue campaign. The board members said all local residents are invited to attend.