Motorcycle crash kills Lordstown man

Motorcycle crashkills Lordstown man
WARREN -- A motorcycle crash left a 39-year-old Lordstown man dead and a 47-year-old Niles woman seriously injured. Police reports state Thomas R. Shepherd Jr., of Highland Avenue, Lordstown, was riding his motorcycle around 6 p.m. Tuesday on Warren Boulevard and crashed near the CSX trestle. Connie Sublett, of Belair, Niles, was riding on the back of the motorcycle, reports state. Sublett is in serious condition this morning at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, officials said. Police said this morning that they are still investigating the crash.
In serious condition
WARREN -- A 28-year-old Robert Lane N.W. man was in serious condition this morning at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital after police found him on the ground on Commerce Avenue N.W. early today. Reports state Laval Jackson was involved in a fight and had head, mouth and face injuries.
Money, stereos stolenfrom unlocked cars
HUBBARD -- Police are urging residents to lock their cars as thieves have ransacked 18 of them since Monday. Detective Robert Altiere said today the thieves aren't breaking into the cars on the West Side. The cars have been left unlocked while parked in the driveways. Money and stereo equipment is being taken. The thefts have been concentrated the thefts along Westview, Parish and Christian avenues and Prescott Street.
Watch for purple hands
LAKE MILTON -- Milton Township police are warning residents to be on the lookout for a burglary suspect with purple-tinged hands and to call (330) 538-0078 with any information. In response to burglaries at two businesses and two residences, police planted at one house a decoy item dusted with invisible powder that turns hands purple. The powder takes about 30 days to come off and leaves brown spots when washed.
Party for babies
SHARON, Pa. -- The third annual party for babies born in Sharon will be Friday at West Hill Elementary School. The program, "Welcome to Sharon," which is sponsored by Sharon Rotary Club, promotes reading to newborns by providing a packet of books and materials to the babies. A personally addressed "Welcome to Sharon" birthday card is part of the free package. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and siblings of the newborns are invited. Light refreshments will be served. The party will feature a singing program presented by third-grade pupils, who assembled the packages and wrote birthday cards to the babies. The program was created by Sharon Lifelong Learning Council and Sharon City Schools.
Fredonia's yard sale
MERCER, Pa. -- The ninth annual "Pass It On Day," sponsored by the community of Fredonia, will be Saturday. The event centers around more than 70 yard and garage sales and provides fund-raising opportunities for area nonprofit organizations. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a Little League benefit auction, Amish community market, blood pressure and blood sugar screening, a quilt show and craft fair. For more information, call (724) 475-2352 or (724) 475-3483.
Low-cost rabies clinic
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Humane Society of Mercer County will have a rabies clinic Saturday at its new location behind Robert's Kennels, just off state Route 18 in Hermitage. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. All pet owners are invited. Dr. Coreen Flanery of Mercer County Mobile Vet will administer the shots. The cost is $7 a shot. Volunteers will be selling crafts and baked goods to raise funds for the Humane Society. For more information, call (724) 981-5445.
Old church to go
FARRELL, Pa. -- City officials agreed Monday to pay Daniel A. Terreri & amp; Sons of North Jackson $89,200 to tear down the former Methodist church at Roemer Boulevard and Spearman Avenue. The abandoned church, which has been vacant at least 15 years, is across the street from the municipal building. The owner, Karen Ross, who lives in Florida, offered to give the land to the city if it would tear down the dilapidated structure. The city received three bids for the project, which will involve asbestos removal and demolition. Officials said they hope to see it completed by July 10.
Saw, blade stolen
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Someone walked off with a cement cutting saw and a 14-inch diamond-tipped cutting blade from a parking lot on Moravia Street. Police said the gas-powered saw and blade were taken sometime from 7:15 to 8:50 p.m. Tuesday. They are valued at $1,289.

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