Speeding stopreveals warrants
YOUNGSTOWN -- When police stopped Wade L. Shaw on Sunday afternoon on Glenwood Avenue and charged him with speeding, the officers discovered that he was driving under suspension and has three DUS convictions.
A check through the index operator turned up six warrants for the 26-year-old Hudson Avenue man's failure to appear in municipal court on previous traffic offenses.
Session for trustees
NORTH LIMA -- Beaver Township trustees will meet in special session at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the township meeting room in the South Range Plaza. They are expected to pass a resolution to place a 1.9-mill replacement levy for general operating expenses on the November ballot. They also will be seeking bids for improvements to the parking lot at the safety building.
Man dies in jumpfrom I-80 bridge
RICHLAND , Pa. -- A Hubbard man jumped to his death Friday morning from a bridge on Interstate 80.
Pennsylvania State Police said Paul Phibbs, 36, of Walnut Street, parked his car along the berm around 10:20 a.m. Friday, ran onto the bridge near Emlenton, climbed onto the retaining wall and jumped about 200 feet.
Venango County Coroner John Greggs pronounced Phibbs dead at the scene. State police are investigating.
Teen-ager recovering after heart transplant
HUBBARD -- Christine Steele, 15, of Hubbard, continues to recover in the Cleveland Clinic, where she underwent a heart transplant Friday.
Christine, of 7552 Chestnut-Ridge Road, waited for four months for a new heart. She suffered from restricted cardiomyopathy, a stiffening of the heart walls.
Joni Summers, a family friend, said this morning that Christine told her Sunday that she'll spend about two more weeks in the hospital before returning home.
"She's in a lot of pain, but she looks good," Summers said. "She's been through a lot."
Community Celebrationwill benefit athletics
LIBERTY -- The Liberty Township Community Celebration is Thursday at the high school football field.
June Smallwood, township parks and special projects coordinator, said activities begin at 6 p.m. with rides and games for children.
At 8 p.m., the high school marching band and cheerleaders will perform, followed by introduction of the golf, volleyball, soccer, cross country and football teams.
Fireworks by Zambelli Internationale of New Castle, Pa., will be at 9:30.
There is no admission fee. Proceeds from rides, raffles and food sales go to the school athletic booster clubs.