A hot weekend
YOUNGSTOWN -- This past weekend brought the Mahoning Valley its hottest weather in nearly three years. Saturday's high temperature in Youngstown was 90 degrees and on Sunday the high topped out at 92, according to Weather Central weather service of Madison, Wis. Those two days were the first with temperatures of 90 or higher since Sept. 3, 2002, when the high was 90 degrees. The temperature last reached 92 on Aug. 14, 2002. But as hot as it was on Sunday, it didn't approach the all-time record for June 26 of 99 degrees, set in 1952. The normal high temperature in Youngstown for June 26 is 80 degrees.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- A gunman robbed the Eckerd's Drug Store on South Market Street of prescription painkillers Friday afternoon. According to police reports, a white male presented a note to employees in the pharmacy at about 12:30 p.m. demanding OxyContin and Percoset, and threatening to shoot them if they didn't cooperate. The employees turned over a small amount of both drugs that were kept in the store, and the robber left through the front door. Police describe the robber as about 6 feet tall with medium build. He was wearing a light beige or gray T-shirt, dark blue shorts and blue mirrored sunglasses. Anyone with information is asked to call New Wilmington police at (724) 946-8111 or Pennsylvania State Police at (724) 598-2211.
UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A 23-year-old man is in the Lawrence County Jail facing multiple charges after a high-speed chase early Saturday. Pennsylvania State Police are holding Douglas Eugene Pegg of 320 Barker Lane, Portersville, Pa., on a probation violation. According to reports, he is expected to be charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, fleeing and eluding, drug contraband and reckless driving. Police attempted to stop Pegg just after midnight as he was driving his 1993 Toyota Corolla on Frew Mill Road in Slippery Rock Township. He led officers on a chase for about 20 minutes, often at speeds in excess of 100 mph. Troopers attempted to slow the Toyota down by getting in front of him, but Pegg struck the rear bumper of a State Police cruiser, according to reports. After he struck the cruiser, Pegg lost control of his car, struck a guardrail and flipped over. He got out of the car and started to run, but was quickly apprehended, reports said.