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Friday, January 25, 2013

Coroner identifies second fire victim


Dr. Joseph Ohr, Mahoning County coroner, on Thursday identified Jeffrey Todd Davenport, 48, as the other victim in a deadly house fire in North Jackson on Sunday.

The coroner said Davenport and 75-year-old Audrey L. Lunsford died in a fire at a home on 1875 N. Duck Creek Road. Crews responded to a blaze that started in the attached garage in the home around 1 a.m. Lundsford and Davenport were found inside the home. The coroner said both died from smoke inhalation.

PNC Bank robbed


Police are looking for a man who robbed PNC Bank on Hermitage Road.

Police said a man walked into the bank around noon Wednesday and showed the teller a note requesting cash. No weapon was shown. The teller gave the man some cash, and he walked out.

He is white, 45 to 50 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and was wearing a greenish-blue checkered coat and hood. He wore glasses and a brown hat with a brim.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hermitage police at 724-983-6780, or 724-662-6110 after 5 p.m.; or the Pittsburgh office of the FBI at 412-432-4000.

Also, anyone with information who wants to provide it anonymously by text via Text A Tip can do so by typing Mercer and the information to CRIMES (274637).

Mercer County Crime Solvers is offering a reward up to $1,000 to anyone providing information resulting in the suspect’s arrest and conviction.

Beaver park taking rental reservations


Beaver Township Park Board is accepting applications for 2013 pavilion rentals.

The cost is $55 for residents and $85 for nonresidents for the Memorial Park Pavilion, located behind the former South Range High School, and Woodworth Park, on Luther Avenue between Market Street and Southern Boulevard.

Pavilions may be used May 1 through Oct. 31. To apply, call the park board at 330-549-9552 and leave your name, contact information and the reservation date.

Lordstown board plans work session


Lordstown Board of Public Affairs has scheduled a work session for 4 p.m. today at the Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, to review and revise the water- service agreement and East Side sewer connections.

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