Two die in crash

Two die in crash
MERCER, Pa. -- Two people died after their car crashed into a tree and caught fire. Pennsylvania State Police said Robert Wayne Lyons, 23, and Deann D. Deal, 27, both of Franklin Road, Jackson Center, Pa., were traveling west on Kelly Road in Pine Township when their car left the road and crashed into a tree at 12:05 a.m. Sunday. No other details were available for police.
ATV reported stolen
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Someone took an all-terrain vehicle from a garage in the 1300 block of Hoffman Lane. Police said the garage was left unlocked and the vehicle was taken sometime in the last six weeks. The red Suzuki ATV was reported missing Friday. It is valued at $6,000.
Condition improves
SALEM -- The condition of a 4-year-old Hanover Township girl injured in a traffic accident is improving. Paige Balasz of Spillway Road was in satisfactory condition this morning, said a spokeswoman at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Paige was a passenger in a car involved in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning east of Salem. She was in guarded condition immediately after the accident.
Arrested after scuffle
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A Sankey Street man was arrested after a scuffle with police. Jonathan T. Jackson, 22, faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance. Police said they were called to Buzz and Rich's Tavern on Hamilton Street at 1 a.m. Saturday for a disturbance. Jackson refused to leave the bar and had to be taken out forcibly and then wrestled to the ground by police, they said. Police said they found a baggy of suspected crack cocaine in his pocket after his arrest. He was arraigned by District Justice J.V. Lamb. He was in the Lawrence County Jail this morning. The amount of his bail was not available from police.
Seeking assailants
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Police are looking for men who jumped a 48-year-old man in Swamp Alley just off of Canal Street. Police said the man was walking down Swamp Alley at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday when he saw a man arguing with a woman pushing a baby stroller. The victim stopped and had words with the man and then continued down the alley. Police said the suspect and about two or three other men caught up with the victim and forced him to the ground and kicked him repeatedly. Police did not release a report on the assault until this morning. Anyone able to identify the men involved should call police at (724) 588-4190.
Construction site theft
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Someone took cabinets and heating equipment valued at $18,000 from a home under construction on Lori Lane. Police said this morning that 32 boxes of oak cabinets and electric and gas heaters were taken sometime from 4 p.m. Thursday to 8:30 a.m. Friday. They said a window in the home was forced open.
Video games taken
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- About $1,000 worth of video games were taken from a Park Drive home. Police said this morning there was no forced entry into the home. The Sega and Nintendo games and joysticks were taken sometime from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Packard cycle show
WARREN -- Pleased by record-breaking attendance, officials at National Packard Museum are looking to draw celebrity motorcycles to be part of its "Thunder of the Road" exhibit.
Officials have said they're trying to obtain for exhibition a cycle owned by Elvis Presley.
The Mahoning Avenue museum's annual exhibit runs through April 20. More than 1,000 people have seen the show since it opened Jan. 8.
More than 27 cycles spanning 80 years are on display. Clark Gable's 1942 Harley Davidson "Knucklehead" motorcycle has been on extended exhibit because of the attendance.
For more information on the show, call (330) 394-1899 or visit

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