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Motorcycle rider killed

Published: Sat, May 23, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m.

Motorcycle rider killed

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — An early- morning motorcycle accident in Shenango Township resulted in the death of a woman. Just after midnight Friday, township police responded to a one-vehicle accident at Ellwood Road, just north of Center Church Road. Police said the motorcycle, which was carrying two people, was traveling north on Ellwood when the cyclist lost control. Both people were thrown from the motorcycle. The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, and a condition report on the male driver wasn’t available, police said. Police did not release their names, ages or addresses. The accident remains under investigation.

Click It or Ticket

POLAND — Township police, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, are participating in the statewide Click It or Ticket mobilization through May 31. The program focuses on seat-belt use and compliance with the safety-restraint laws. The main goal is to save lives by having the motoring public buckle up. This year, students from various schools in Mahoning County showed their artistic talents by making posters regarding seat-belt use. Dobbins Elementary and Holy Family schools were among participating schools. Poland Giant Eagle and Save-A-Lot have displays showcasing the posters from both schools.

Car ends up in lake

LISBON — A Lisbon man’s car ended up on its roof in a lake after he lost control Friday morning on Case Road in Knox Township, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported. According to authorities with the patrol’s Lisbon post, Michael Miller, 26, was driving north on the road at 3:30 a.m. when he lost control of the car, striking a tree and ending upside-down in about 3 feet of water. He was able to get out of the car on his own and was taken to Salem Community Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the patrol said. State troopers are investigating the accident.

Knife used in robbery

CAMPBELL — A woman brandishing a large knife robbed the owner of Christy’s Pastry Shoppe of $50, police reported. Police said officers responded to the robbery at the store on 12th Street at 8:20 a.m. Friday. The owner reported the woman came in, went around the counter and showed the knife. She demanded money and threatened to kill the store owner if she called authorities, police reported. Police searched the area but could not find the woman.

Workplace violence

SALEM — A program to prevent workplace violence will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. May 29 at Kent State City Center Auditorium, 230 N. Lincoln Ave. There’s no cost, and any attending company will get a free organizational guide. Issues include the impact of violence on a company, the legal and liability issues of workplace violence, how one workplace responds to violence and the help that is available to companies. The event is sponsored by the YWCA of Salem, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Kent State University, Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. and the Columbiana County Department of Job & Family Services. Space is limited to no more than two participants per company. Reservations should be made by Tuesday. Call (330) 332-9944.

United Way fundraiser

YOUNGSTOWN — O’Charley’s Pro/Am Bass Classic, a fundraiser for Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way, will be May 30 at Evans and Pine lakes. Amateur entrants can pair with a professional angler for a $300 donation. Also, a Kids Fish and Fun Event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Evans Lake. The day will end with a weigh-in at 2:15 p.m. Pine Lake is off Market Street (state Route 7) in North Lima in the Pine Lake Reserve Development, about two miles from the state Route 164 intersection. Evans Lake is off South Avenue extension in Beaver Township. Call Jack Wollitz, tournament chairman, at (330) 716-0731 or Tara Mady at (330) 746-8494 for information on amateur status.


1gmann415(268 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

click it or ticket, and people on moter cycles being killed. why is it a law that a driver or a passanger of a car,truck,van,or a suv has to wear a seat belt but those on a lets say 500lb bike doesnt have to wear a helment. oh thats right cuz there is more people that own cars,ect over motercycles so they,ll make more money on the seatbelts.

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2gmann415(268 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

this is a holiday weekend. everyone needs to put their seatbealts on. a seatbelt ticket can cost quite a bit. so buckle up and be safe. as for motor cycle riders, its ok for you guys to get on your bikes and speed around town and not wear a helmet. its ok to kill yourselves on a bike. but dont get caught without a seatbelt. can anyone say russia. we are the united states the land of the free and home of the brave. but yey where has all of our rights gone to. every day we are told by our goverment how we have to live. it is sick.

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3cambridge(4158 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

And those speed limit and stop signs. It's like Nazi Germany.

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4cosmo(2 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

Why is click it or ticket only through May 31? Why isn't there zero tolerance all of the time. Also why are DUI check points announced ahead of time?

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5gmann415(268 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

cosmo, you must enjoy being told that you have to wear a seatbelt. well some of us dont. some of us feel like its against our rights. i feel that if you dont want to wear it you shouldnt have to. did you also know that seatbelts can do more harm than good from time to time, depending on the accident. that there is something that the dept.of transportation dont want you to know. i had a friend in a bad accident and even the rescue workers told him that if he had his seatbelt on he would of been dead. like i said before, lets make you wear a seat belt everyday when you are in a 2,500lb car but you can go home get on your bike and not wear a helmet. which to you seems more deadly. the law was passed because they knew the,d get more more money. there,s more people who own cars trucks,ect than motercycles. if we should have to wear a seatbelt then bikers should have to wear a helmet.

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6jshoemaker30(1 comment)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

I agree with all of you buy no one mentioned school buses! I, an adult, have to put my seatbelt on everytime I get in my car, but I can watch my children get on a bus 5 days a week, with a bus driver that forgets to drop them off or stop at all cause she is going so fast, and they don't have seat belts!! How is that even right???? I know I know, it could be a safety hazard if god forbid something happened... but like someone above mentioned... wearing your seat belt in a car can be deadly too!

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