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Minimum wage checks received by Ellwood City Medical Center workers

ELLWOOD CITY — Ellwood City Medical Center workers were paid Friday, but only partially. Ellwood City Mayor Anthony Court said he was told Friday that employees were only paid minimum wage for their paychecks, with their remaining regular hourly wages owed to them.


Gunshots followed by man's arrest

Gunfire erupted on the lower end of Highland Avenue on Wednesday night. Two hours later, New Castle police arrested a man after another alleged incident on the city's North Hill and found a loaded gun in his car.


State of emergency declared in Pennsylvania ahead of weekend storm

Gov. Tom Wolf has declared a state of emergency ahead of this weekend's winter storm. The state of emergency will allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs. To stay updated on the forecast of a potential winter storm, download the WPXI News App. You can also follow WPXI on Facebook and


Investigators search bank accounts of Ellwood hospital owner

Detectives from the Lawrence County District Attorney's office are investigating the corporate owner of the Ellwood City Medical Center, and today served a search warrant on Northwestern Bank.


City police claims man has four DUI offenses

A man allegedly facing his fourth DUI is also facing drug charges as the result of a traffic stop. New Castle police arrested 57-year-old James E. Burkett of 208 E. Lincoln Ave., Apt. 1F, after an officer pulled him over on Cunningham Avenue at Taylor Street around 3 p.m. Jan. 10.


Eat'n Park closing Boardman, New Castle restaurants

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh based family restaurant chain Eat'n Park plans to close six restaurants in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including the locations in Boardman and New Castle. Those restaurants, as well as those in Willoughby, Chapel Hill, Medina, and Mentor, Ohio, will close on Sunday, February 17, 2


First responders on scene of accident on Youngstown-Poland Road

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) - First responders are on the scene of a car accident on Youngstown-Poland Road. It happened around 2 p.m. Friday near Taco Bell. Traffic may be delayed in that area as crews clean up the scene.


Demofonte remains Neshannock supervisors chair

Steve Demofonte has been retained as chairman of the Neshannock Township supervisors. At its reorganizational meeting earlier this month, Demofonte was returned by unanimous vote of fellow supervisors Joe Gierlach and Leslie Bucci.


Heavy snow projected for region

With most local weather models projecting a possible snow accumulation of up to 15 inches from Friday night through Sunday for the area, officials are urging residents to travel only if they have to, drive carefully and follow snow ordinances.


Bullet found on the floor of New Castle Area School

NEW CASTLE, Pa. - The New Castle Police Department is investigating a bullet that was found on the floor at New Castle Jr./ Sr. High School. According to the press release, school officials notified the resource officer immediately after the bullet was discovered.


PA declares snow emergency, commercial vehicles banned from I-79, I-80 in Mercer

Mercer County, Pa. - Pennsylvania officials are preparing for the biggest winter storm of the weekend so far by declaring a state of emergency. Governor Tom Wolf signed a state of emergency declaration to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs.


Robbery suspect waives right to hearing

A woman charged in two robberies earlier this month has waived her right to preliminary hearings for both alleged incidents. Kristen Nicole Scully, 46, of 603 Pearson St. is accused in holdups of the CVS Pharmacy and store at 734 E. Washington St. on Jan. 6, and the Sunoco station at 1719 E. Washing


Mercer County District Attorney found guilty of criminal charges

MERCER, Pa. - Mercer County's top law enforcement official could be on the other side of a jail cell. Seventy-three-year-old District Attorney Miles Karson was found guilty Friday on ten of eleven criminal charges.


Westminster’s Preschool Lab to close

No new enrollments are being taken at Westminster’s Preschool Lab, which has welcomed preschool-aged children for more than two decades. Erin Smith, chief information officer at the college in New Wilmington, confirmed yesterday afternoon that the program will cease operations at the end of the 2018


Need for postage hike, new city tax questionable

Year after year, postage increases. I understand that inflation, wages, insurance and other expenses increase. The United States Postal Service always increases postage due to such costs. Usually, they say fuel was the biggest increase as an expense.


New Castle Eat'n Park to close next month

After more than four decades serving food and smiles downtown, Eat'n Park will instead be serving pink slips next month. The Homestead-based family restaurant famous for its smiley face cookies announced Wednesday plans to close its New Castle location Feb. 17. The restaurant will close at 2 p.m. th


Mary Thompson, Edward Skozen to marry in fall

Mary Thompson and Edward Skozen, both of Struthers, are engaged and plan to be married Nov. 30. An evening reception will follow the ceremony. Invitations will be extended for both events.


Nassau Man Wanted For Fatal Hit-And-Run Arrested In Pennsylvania

Nassau County police say that the Baldwin man wanted for allegedly running over and killing a gas station manager earlier this week has been arrested in Pennsylvania. Police say that Joshua E. Roston, 33, turned himself in to authorities in Philadelphia late Thursday night. Police are currently work


Before, after, and during a winter storm: What you need to know

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Winter storms can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of all of these conditions. There are things you and your family should know before, during and after a winter storm.


Driver who struck and killed gas station worker on Long Island arrested in Pennsylvania: police

SOUTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The driver accused of fatally striking a gas station worker on Long Island turned himself into police in Pennsylvania on Friday, police said. On Jan. 14, the driver tried to leave without paying for $22 worth of gas at the Pit Stop gas station on Grand Avenue in South Hempste