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Crash kills 1, injures 1



Published: Tue, May 1, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Crash kills 1, injures 1

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A head-on crash in Taylor Township, Lawrence County, killed one man and critically injured another. Pennsylvania State Police said a pickup truck driven by Daniel Richard Parshall, 35, of Cleaned Mill Road, New Castle, crossed the center line of state Route 168 from the southbound lane around 11:12 p.m. Monday. The truck crashed head-on into a car driven by Radwan Hassan Hammad, 34, of Liberty, Ohio. Hammad was pronounced dead shortly after the crash. Both had to be extricated by the Jaws of Life. Parshall was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he is being treated for fractures to his neck and pelvis.

Arrested in shed thefts

SHARON, Pa. -- Sharon police have charged a Masury, Ohio, woman with stealing tools and equipment from three area storage sheds between March 16 and 23. Police said Alice Rice, 41, Edmonds Street, surrendered and was arraigned before District Justice James McMahon on Monday afternoon. Rice, who was charged with three counts each of conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property, was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. Police said Rice also removed fishing equipment and other items from the sheds. They said they believe Rice had an accomplice but released no additional information.

Underage liquor sale

SEBRING -- A clerk arrested 20 days ago on a charge of underage tobacco sale is one of two liquor-establishment employees due to appear in Sebring District Court on charges of selling liquor to a 19-year-old girl.

Police say Gary Criss, an employee of Sebring Drive-In at 10 S. 15th St., and Kim Harper, a bartender for the Stingray Nite Club at 195 N. 15th St., sold liquor to an undercover teen during a combined investigation by the Sebring and Alliance police departments.

Criss was arrested April 7 on charges of selling cigarettes to a minor. That case is pending.

Patrolman Danny Guy of Sebring's juvenile division said the 19-year-old nonresident went into various establishments in the village and Alliance, asking to buy liquor. Immediately after an illegal purchase was made, officers went in and arrested the offending clerk on a charge of selling alcohol to an underage person.

'Mayday for Mutts'

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- "Mayday for Mutts," a program to dispel myths about mixed-breed dogs, will run from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hermitage Agway. The program will feature a display of mutts seeking responsible adoptive parents, mutt contests and "Me and My Mutt" photos, in which people may bring their own pets to participate. There will also be balloons and face-painting for kids, displays and giveaways. Information on spaying and neutering animals will be available. The national celebration is being sponsored locally by Animal Appeal of Sharpsville. According to the Humane Society of the United States, about 75 percent of all dogs brought into U.S. shelters each year are mixed-breed dogs. Animal shelters, humane organizations and pet-related businesses around the country will participate.

Parents' Weekend

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Parents' Weekend 2001 at Grove City College will run Friday through Sunday. The weekend will mark the college's 125th anniversary. Events will include a ceremonial groundbreaking of the new academic building at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The ceremony will signify the start of several construction projects on campus. For more information, call (724) 458-2987.

Soap Box Derby winner

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jenny Rodway, 11, of Boardman is the Mahoning Valley's first rally division Soap Box Derby winner, according to Greater Youngstown Area Soap Box Derby officials.

Jenny, who began racing about a year ago in the stock division, took first place in Columbus over the weekend and is fifth in rally points, which are gained from races across the region all season.

She will compete in the Valley's first rally race in Weathersfield Township this weekend.

Speech team's show

MERCER, Pa. -- The Mercer High School Speech Team will have its second annual dinner show, "An Evening of Forensics," at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school cafeteria. Students will perform their speeches and interpretations, which received district and state during the 2000-2001 forensic season. A different cast of speakers and performers will be featured each night. The three-hour program, which is recommended for individuals high-school age or older, will include a five-course dinner catered by Tom Munnell of Mercer. The cost is $12.50 a person. To make reservations, call (724) 475-2870 or (724) 662-3094.




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