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Two injured in crash


The driver and a passenger were injured when their Ford Focus, traveling west on state Route 965, pulled into the intersection of state Route 173 and was hit broadside on the driver’s side by a dump truck northbound on Route 173.

The driver of the Focus, Angellea P. Page, 24, of Franklin, Pa., was severely injured and flown to a hospital for treatment. Her passenger, Levi A. Woods, 26, of Franklin, was less seriously injured. Neither the driver nor the passenger in the truck was injured.

The impact caused the car to spin counter-clockwise, then strike a tree in a yard of a home on Route 173 where it came to rest, the Pennsylvania State Police reported. Page is charged with failing to observe stop and yield signs, police said.

Neighborhood grants


Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will continue its U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Challenge Grant meetings starting Monday, this time focusing on Northwest Warren.

The first one will be at noon Monday at First Church of God, 1951 Parkman Road NW, for the area west of U.S. Route 422 and south of Summit Street. One will be at 6 p.m. Monday at First Church of God, 1951 Parkman Road NW for the area east of U.S. Route 422 north of Summit Street. The third one will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oakdale Drive NW, for all areas of Northwest Warren.

The goal of the HUD Community Challenge project is to create neighborhood specific plans for improvements.

Cooking show


Chef Mark Anthony, a vegan/ vegetarian chef, will host a live vegetarian performing-arts cooking show at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen SDA Church, 7668 Glenwood Ave. The chef will discuss plant-based health and nutrition, as well as weight-loss, lowering cholesterol and increasing energy.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as there is limited seating. The event is free, but donations to cover food, printing and traveling expenses for the event will be appreciated.

For more information on the event, call 330-726-1645.

For information on the chef, visit or find his Facebook and YouTube accounts at “VeganChefMarkAnthony.”

Charged with thefts


A former employee of a New Wilmington, Pa., doctor’s office faces 67 charges in the theft of nearly $40,592 while she worked at the medical practice. New Wilmington police said Tracy Lynn Chess, also known as Tracy Lynn Allen, 41, of Titusville, Pa., stole, endorsed and cashed multiple checks payable to Family Medical Care of Lawrence County, 150 N. New Castle St., and kept the money for her own use in 2009 and 2010 when she was office manager for the business. Chess, fired from her job June 29, 2010, lived in Stoneboro, Pa., at the time of the alleged crimes.

A warrant was issued for Chess’ arrest; she turned herself in Friday for arraignment before District Judge Scott McGrath in New Castle. She was released on $3,000 bond, and her preliminary hearing is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Lawrence County Central Court in New Castle.

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