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Pa. man is charged in theft, falsification



Published: Tue, April 16, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Pa. man is chargedin theft, falsification

LISBON -- A Pennsylvania man is in Columbiana County Jail on falsification, theft and other charges.

Deputy Kip Dowling said deputies charged John S. Regelman III, 45, of McKees Rocks, Pa., with theft, falsification, violating a protection order and having fictitious plates. He is held on $1,000 cash or surety bond for each charge.

Dowling said Rogers Community Auction employees called deputies about 7 p.m. Friday because Regelman had given them a check in October that proved to be written on a closed account.

Dowling said Regelman initially gave deputies a fictitious name when questioned. Deputies found the license plate on his van was a laminated photograph of a dealer plate. Deputies discovered the dealer plate was reported stolen.

Dowling said Regelman registered for the auction using his girlfriend's name. Deputies found that Regelman has a protection order in effect against him, prohibiting him from having contact with the woman.

After deputies had Regelman's van towed, they found 22 small turtles dead in a plastic container. They contacted Ohio Department of Natural Resources officers, who are investigating possible additional charges, Dowling said.

Sharpsville school deal

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- The Sharpsville Area School District's Blue Devil mascot logo will be appearing soon on a National City Bank Visa Card.

The school board approved the plan Monday, noting the school district will make some money on the deal.

Sharpsville will see a return of 0.4 percent on all purchases by card users, said Dr. Derry Stufft, superintendent. The card has no annual fee and will carry an interest rate between 12 and 16 percent, based on the prime interest rate, Stufft said.

Coins stolen

SALEM -- Police are investigating the theft of nearly $8,000 in coins. The money was taken from the trunk of a car being used by a serviceman for coin-operated game machines.

The car was parked outside a North Ellsworth Avenue business when the theft occurred at about 3 p.m. Monday.

Several bags of coins, each weighing about 40 pounds, were taken from the vehicle while the serviceman was inside the business tending to machines there.

Gunfire in Salem

SALEM -- A city man who told police he was shot at last week said a second eruption of gunfire occurred, and this time he shot back.

The man, who lives in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue, told police someone fired a bullet through his front door about 3 a.m. Sunday. The man returned fire with his shotgun, sending a blast through the door window.

Police checked the area and found no sign that the shotgun blast had hit anyone.

The man called police to his residence early Thursday after he said someone fired a shot at him when he answered his doorbell.

Free lecture

MONACA, Pa. -- Fritz Ottenheimer, a Jew who left Nazi-controlled Germany just before the war began, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Study Learning Center auditorium at Penn State University's Beaver County campus.

Ottenheimer returned to Germany as an American soldier to fight against the Nazis. He will share his experiences at the free lecture. He works in conjunction with the Holocaust Resource Center, Pittsburgh.

USW local backs Latell

GIRARD -- United Steelworkers of America Local 7-L, which represents about 1,900 workers at Akron's Goodyear plant, has endorsed state Rep. Anthony A. Latell Jr. of Girard for the Democratic nod for the 17th Congressional District seat.




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