Accident injures manoperating forklift
SALEM -- A North Jackson man was injured in an industrial accident. Dennis Hamilton broke his hip when the forklift he was operating at E.F. Quality Heating Treating, 431 W. Wilson St., came off a ramp and fell over, a company spokesman said. The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Monday. Hamilton was taken to Salem Community Hospital, where he was in fair condition this morning, a hospital spokesman said.
Break-in at outlet mall
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police said someone used a large rock to smash a display window at the Bose Factory Store in the Prime Outlets complex in Springfield Township. The burglary occurred around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The thief took $3,000 worth of home entertainment equipment and damaged an additional $1,000 worth of equipment.
Man dies in wreck
EMLENTON, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police said Scott A. Campbell, 67, of Patton, Pa., was killed when his pickup truck ran off Interstate 80 in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County. Campbell was eastbound around 4:15 p.m. when his truck ran off the road and struck a concrete bridge abutment.
Arrested on warrant
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Police arrested Brian Gosbin, 21, of Main Street on a warrant charging him with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment. Gosbin is accused of striking and injuring a 21-year-old Adamsville woman at his home Dec. 4. The victim suffered a broken collarbone and other injuries, police said. Gosbin was arrested at his home around 8 p.m. Tuesday and jailed pending arraignment.
Probing teen's death
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Authorities are still looking into the death of a 16-year-old Mahoningtown boy who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities think the shooting was accidental and are waiting for autopsy results before making an official ruling. Lawrence County Coroner Russell S. Noga said Dylan Haley died at 9:47 p.m. Thursday on a path near Newell Street, where he lived with his grandmother. Police said they are still investigating how Haley got the gun.
Plan for new school
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City officials are expected to vote Thursday on a plan for the new city high school. School officials are seeking a subdivision of property on East Street and East Lincoln Avenue where the new campus-style school will be built. City Solicitor James Manolis said the school district plans appear to be consistent with all city subdivision laws. In other business, city officials are also considering changing zoning laws to permit institutions of higher learning in any area, Manolis said. The Lawrence County Learning Center, which provides space for nearby community colleges and others, recently moved to a building in an area zoned for manufacturing, which does not permit schools. Manolis said council is considering whether to allow schools in any area as long as a conditional use permit is granted by the city.
Steel coil rolls off rig
WHEATLAND, Pa. -- Police said a steel coil rolled off a tractor-trailer and slammed into the VIP Catering building at 66 Broadway Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The truck driver, who wasn't identified by police, was cited with failure to properly secure his load and improper security chains. The 23,000-pound coil did extensive damage to the building, police said.
Lordstown school audit
LORDSTOWN -- State Auditor Jim Petro's office has released an audit of the school district covering July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2001. The report found that 12 accounts had deficits throughout the year. The funds include general, food services, bond retirement, district-managed student activities, career development, teacher development and miscellaneous state grant funds. "This indicates money from other funds has been used to pay the obligations of these funds," the report said. The district has been in fiscal emergency since December 2000 and a state oversight commission oversees district finances.