Car strikes buggy

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- State police said an Amish man and his horse suffered minor injuries when their buggy was struck from behind by a car on State Route 158 in Wilmington Township.
Police said Mose Byler, 26, of Mercer, was traveling south on Route 158 around 4 p.m. Friday when a car driven by Paden McConnell, 84, of New Wilmington, hit the buggy, causing it to run off the road and overturn.
Police said Byler had a minor cut on his arm and his horse suffered only a slight injury. No immediate charges were filed but police said the investigation continues.
Accident injures man
FREDONIA, Pa. -- James M. Iman of South Summit Road, Greenville, was in stable condition today in UPMC Horizon with injuries suffered when his pickup truck ran off South River Road and slammed into a tree.
State police said Iman wasn't wearing a seat belt when the accident happened around 2:40 p.m. Saturday.
New thrift-store hours
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- In an effort to better serve the community, the City Rescue Mission is changing the hours of its Lighthouse Shoppe thrift store at 105 Cascade St., effective Oct. 1.
New hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The donation center behind the shop will also remain open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Free writing seminar
SHARON, Pa. -- Shenango Valley Community Library will offer a free writing seminar at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. "Writing Success: How Do You Define It, Measure It, Achieve It?" will be led by Joe Zentis, a local published writer and secretary of Pennwriters, a statewide association of aspiring and published writers.
There are various levels of success in writing, from the personal satisfaction resulting from the act of creation to the potential money and acclaim that a best seller can bring, Zentis said.
Maintaining the motivation to continue writing is easier if one understands those different types and levels of success, he said. For more information, call the library at (724) 981-4360.
Slain man identified
YOUNGSTOWN -- The man shot to death Saturday afternoon at 743 Parkview Ave. has been identified as Jefferson Smith Sr., 57.
Police, who were alerted by Smith's daughter, found him lying on a bed with a gunshot wound to the head and a pillow partially covering his face. The pillow had a bullet hole.
Police found evidence of drug activity in the house. Smith's death is the city's 29th homicide of the year. The city had recorded 22 homicides at this time last year.

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