Charges dismissed

Charges dismissed
YOUNGSTOWN -- A municipal court judge dismissed two charges of child endangering against Amanda Beck, 20, of Parnell Street, the clerk's office said Friday.
Beck told police during her arrest July 2 that she'd been in the house for only one week. Police said the house had no water, and they described it as filthy.
Identity theft
CAMPBELL -- Kimberlee A. Kuzma, 39, of 23 Coitsville Road, was arraigned in municipal court Friday on charges of identity theft.
Police reports say Kuzma used her aunt's credit card to order a computer. The aunt told police she discovered her account had been used without her permission when CitiBank contacted her. She also told police she has had similar problems with Kuzma in the past.
Judge John Paul Almasy set Kuzma's preliminary hearing for Tuesday. She is being held in jail on a $7,500 bond.
Campaign headquarters
BOARDMAN -- U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, a Lucasville Democrat, and state Rep. John Boccieri, a New Middletown Democrat, plan to open a joint campaign headquarters in the Boardman Plaza on U.S. Route 224.
The two received the keys to the headquarters Friday.
The office is about a mile outside of Boccieri's state House district. Boccieri said the reason he is opening the headquarters there is because many of his constituents shop in Boardman. This is Strickland's second campaign office; the other one is in Lisbon.
Illegal dumping
STRUTHERS -- Boy Scouts Troop 101 will apply informational stickers to every storm sewer in the city Aug. 17 beginning at 10 a.m.
The bright green and blue stickers read: "No Dumping -- Drains To Creek." The effort is an attempt to protect the region's rivers and streams by stopping illegal dumping of pollutants.
A troop press release says many people wrongly assume that the water entering the storm sewers drains into the city's water treatment plant. The stickers will inform these potential dumpers that whatever enters the storm sewer goes directly back into the environment.
Every household in Struthers will receive detailed information explaining the undertaking. In case of rain, Scouts will apply the stickers Aug. 24.
Shooting case
YOUNGSTOWN -- A man who grazed an 18-year-old man in the head with a shotgun bullet in August 2000 will serve six years in prison.
Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Robert G. Lisotto on Thursday sentenced Darryl L. McCary, 26, to serve three years in prison each on charges of felonious assault and attempted murder, to run concurrently. Lisotto added three years to the prison term because of firearm specifications.
Investigators said McCary walked into the rear yard of a West Ravenwood Avenue house and fired a shotgun, grazing Anthony Thomas of West Philadelphia Avenue in the head, back and right leg.
National Night Out
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County will celebrate the third annual National Night Out on Tuesday.
The Lawrence County District Attorney's Task Force is hosting a countywide block party from 6 to 8 p.m. at the county government center.
National Night Out is a national crime prevention event. There will be demonstrations by the New Castle Fire Department, New Castle Public Library Book Mobile, Jameson Health System, St. Francis Health System, the district attorney's drug task force, Americorps from Slippery Rock University, the Women's Shelter/Rape Crisis Center, various police departments in Lawrence County, McGruff the Crime Dog and local crime watch programs.
There will be free hot dogs, refreshments and giveaways. Local sponsors are Giant Eagle, Lawrence County and the district attorney's task force. For details, call (724) 656-1916.
Disciplinary meeting
BOARDMAN -- The trustees will meet in executive session at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss a personnel matter regarding the disciplinary process for Lt. John Rosensteel. The meeting will be at the township government center, 8299 Market St.

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