Fatal crash probed

Fatal crash probed
MERCER, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police continue investigating a crash last week that killed a Sandy Lake woman.
Dana L. King, 20, of Boyd Road died at 2:37 p.m. Friday in UPMC in Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County Coroner's Office said the cause of death was multiple injuries.
Pennsylvania State Police said King was westbound Friday on Pa. Route 358 near Patton Road in Lake Township when her car drifted into the oncoming lane and crashed head on with a tractor-trailer.
The tractor-trailer driver, Edward N. King, 50, of Cochranton, Pa., was not hurt, police said. He is not related to Ms. King.
Theft at Alltel
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- An Alltel Communications employee faces theft charges after more than $3,600 was not deposited in the company's accounts.
Neshannock Township Police said Jennifer DeSalvo, 25, of Audley Avenue, New Castle, failed to make daily cash receipt deposits for her employer from Dec. 27 to Jan. 18. They said $3,691.65 is missing from the company. A preliminary hearing date is pending.
Airport expansion
EAST LIVERPOOL -- The public can learn more about the Columbiana County Airport's expansion plans at a meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the airport, 15606 County Airport Road, Madison Township.
Airport officials will discuss plans that include construction of a hangar, which will start in the spring. Also detailed will be a runway extension project. Using about $450,000 in federal funds, the airport intends to build a 500-foot extension and an additional taxi-way in 2004.
A second 500-foot extension is planned for sometime later. But additional funding must be sought.
Girl Scout parade
BEAVER, Pa. -- Girl Scouts of Beaver and Lawrence Counties will be on parade Saturday at the Beaver Valley Mall throughout the day. As part of a celebration of 90 years of Girl Scouting, the council will demonstrate how Girl Scouting is both traditional and contemporary.
Girl Scout troops from various areas will showcase their talents on stage and present highlights from their troop year such as trips, service projects and badges and patches earned.
Other exhibits will include: Girl Scout alumni, memorabilia, day and resident camp, membership information, Council Shoppe display and a photography display.
61st District candidate
GOSHEN -- Heather Plues of Goshen was to file her nominating petitions today to run in the May 7 Republican primary for the reconfigured 61st Ohio House District seat.
Plues is vice president of the Mahoning Valley Young Republicans and chairwoman of legislative issues for the Rural Republicans. She is the third Republican to file for the position, joining Randy Pope of Alliance and Ronald Barnhart of Beaver.
The seat in the current 61st District is held by state Rep. John Boccieri, a New Middletown Democrat who plans to run for re-election. The filing deadline is Thursday. The new district, which takes effect next year, includes Beaver, Smith, Springfield, Goshen and Green townships as well as New Middletown, Sebring and Beloit in Mahoning County. The small portions of Washingtonville and Columbiana located in Mahoning County are also in the district, as well as Carroll County and parts of Stark and Tuscarawas counties.
Health talk planned
LIBERTY -- Michele O'Donnell, a registered nurse and director of the Holistic Health Care Center in San Antonio, Texas, will speak on "Freedom from the Tyranny of Disease" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Retreat House, 3128 Logan Way. The event is offered by the Health Choices Network and the Council for Better Nutrition.
Call (330) 782-3554 or (330) 759-9303 for more information. The donation is $5.

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