Charged in fatal crash

Charged in fatal crash
BROOKFIELD -- A Hermitage woman faces aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault charges as the result of a weekend crash that left a 71-year-old woman dead.
Catherine Settlemire, 41, appeared in Eastern District Court on Monday. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 21.
According to the Southington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Yvonne Edwards of Hermitage was a passenger in a car that was struck head-on by Settlemire, who crossed the median about 7:20 p.m. Saturday on Standard Road near U.S. Route 62.
Edwards died Sunday in Sharon Regional Health System hospital.
Sorry, wrong number
SALEM -- An East Fifth Street man told police his wife has been getting telephone calls at home as the result of an advertisement posted on the Internet. The ad features a photograph of a nude woman. The photograph is not of the man's wife, but his wife's name and telephone number are attached to the ad as though they match the photograph. The man told police that calls have been coming in from throughout the United States and some foreign countries. The matter was reported to police over the weekend.
Police probe robbery
SHARON, Pa. -- Police are investigating an armed robbery at a home in the 800 block of South Orchard Avenue. Two men forced their way into the home at 12:45 a.m. Sunday and demanded money and car keys, police said. The car was later found about a block from the home, they said.
Charged in car theft
SHARON, Pa. -- A Farrell Avenue man faces a charge of receiving stolen property after he was stopped driving a stolen car, police said. The red Dodge Neon was reported stolen from Club Topsy in Brookfield at 3:53 a.m. Sharon police spotted the vehicle sometime after that on North Oakland Avenue. Juan Houston, 23, of Fruit Avenue was driving the car, police said. He was arraigned before District Justice Ruth French and released on $10,000 unsecured bond.
Joint meeting set
NORTH LIMA -- The Beaver Township Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals will have a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, to reorganize for the year. The two boards will elect officers and review and discuss proposed amendments to the township zoning ordinance. The meeting will be held in the township meeting room in the South Range Plaza.
Multiple charges
SHARON, Pa. -- A Masury, Ohio, man remained in Mercer County Jail this morning in lieu of $15,000 bond. Police arrested Richard A. Williams, 22, at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police initially stopped Williams because he appeared to be a juvenile. They said he initially gave them a fake name and when they discovered his real identity, they learned there was a warrant for his arrest for not appearing at a sentencing in Mercer County court. When they tried to arrest him, police said, he ran and they had to chase him for several blocks and wrestle him to the ground. He faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and giving false identification to police.
Jewelry, wallet stolen
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A robber walked into a North Ashland Avenue home and took jewelry and a wallet. The resident was in his bedroom when he heard someone come in at about 3:30 p.m. Monday, police said. He believed it was his wife, but became startled when a man about 6 feet tall and wearing a beard, walked into his bedroom, police said. The resident yelled at the man and asked his name. The burglar only replied "Jim" and took off with a gold chain that was on a nearby dresser. A wallet with about $180 and credit cards also is missing, police said.
Stop leads to charges
SHARON, Pa. -- Jeffrey Oatis remained in Mercer County Jail this morning in lieu of $5,000 bond. A patrol officer spotted Oatis, 39, of Wallis Avenue, Farrell, at Wallis Avenue and Quinby Street in Sharon at 3:30 a.m. Saturday and stopped him because he appeared to be drunk, police said. Oatis ran about seven blocks before police tackled him in the 300 block of Quinby Street. They said a canister with suspected cocaine residue was found in his pocket. He faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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