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Teen hurt in wreck



Published: Fri, November 2, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Teen hurt in wreck

LISBON -- A Lisbon teen-ager was injured Thursday after his car struck a dump truck on U.S. Route 30 in St. Clair Township.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Lisbon post reported Adam Hoppel, 16, of 40891 state Route 518, was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital and later transferred to UPMC Health Systems, Pittsburgh. A UPMC administrator said the hospital does not release condition information if patients are minors.

A patrol spokeswoman said Hoppel was northbound on Route 30 about 6:10 p.m. and struck a dump truck that was parked facing northbound. Half of the dump truck was on the road, and Hoppel's pickup truck struck the left rear axle, the patrol said.

The driver of the dump truck, Floyd Sowers, 64, of Poland, was cited for parking on the road, the patrol said.

Food collection

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Lawrence County Veterans Affairs Office, along with Bishop Kenneth Kauffman of the Community Outreach Program, is collecting nonperishable food for Thanksgiving baskets for needy veterans and their families.

Donations may be dropped off at the Lawrence County Government Center, beginning Monday and through Nov. 16, in containers placed at the front entrance, the veterans office and the renovated side of the government center. The courthouse is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Held in bomb threats

SHARON, Pa. -- Police arrested a 44-year-old East State Street man they believe used his cell phone to call in five bomb threats to Our Gang's Lounge at 93 Sharpsville Ave. as he walked along the street around 8:40 p.m. Thursday.

Police were called to the bar after the first call and employees said the suspect had been there and threatened to blow up the bar. Police found him about a half-mile north a few minutes later, still walking along Sharpsville Avenue. He was carrying a cell phone.

Police said the Mercer County 911 center had received calls about five bomb threats against the bar from a cell phone in a matter of minutes. The man was held overnight for arraignment on charges of making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Chemistry for kids

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- The Thiel College chapter of the American Chemistry Society will sponsor a "Kids and Chemistry" program from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 100 of the Academic Center next to the library.

Pupils in fourth through sixth grades at East and St. Michael elementary schools in Greenville have been invited to participate in the hands-on activities that will include making crystal stencil stars and marker butterflies.

Housing information

EAST PALESTINE -- Information sessions for low- to moderate-income residents seeking to buy a home in East Palestine will be at noon Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at city hall, 82 Garfield St.

Those who participate in the first-time homebuyer down payment assistance and counseling program will receive housing counseling, down-payment assistance and rehabilitation funding to make repairs on a home purchased in the city.

For more information, call Martina Grimm or Missy Ammon at the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County Inc., (330) 424-4013.

To buy pumper truck

VOLANT, Pa. -- The Volant Volunteer Fire Company has been approved for a low-interest loan to buy a 1988 FMC Pumper Wagon on a Spartan chassis, said state Rep. Frank LaGrotta of Ellwood City, D-10th.

The $41,240 loan is financed by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency through the state fire commissioner's office.

Tech literacy grants

COLUMBUS -- Four area high schools are among 68 in Ohio to receive grants ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 each from the Ohio SchoolNet Commission in its fifth and final round of distribution from the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund for computer technology improvements.

The recipients are East Palestine, South Range, Southern, and Warren G. Harding high schools. The program is part of the state's Raising the Bar technology initiative and seeks to ensure that all students are technologically literate as they enter the work force.




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