The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

April 15, 2014

News briefs from April 15, 2014

- — Man charged with attack on his wife in Walmart

HERMITAGE – A 78-year-old Greenville-area man has been charged with assaulting his wife of 43 years after he became fed up with her wandering around a grocery store, police said.

Ralph Ross, 141 S. Stateline Road, West Salem Township, was charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from the 7:13 p.m. March 31 incident in Walmart, 1275 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, police said.

Ross pushed a shopping cart into the electronic cart driven by his wife, Mary Louise Ross, police said. He also choked her and shook her, police said.

A bystander broke up the couple, police said.

“Ralph advised that he had just become ‘fed up’ with Mary wandering around the grocery store and ‘lost it.’” police said.

Ross posted bond and faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. April 22 before District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell.

Woman arrested for stabbing man with knife

FARRELL – A Farrell woman was arrested Saturday not long after she allegedly stabbed a man with a paring knife, police said.

Robin L. Smith, 47, of 53 Cathedral Court, stabbed Patrick Williams, 58, of 107 Oak Hill Drive, Shenango Township, at her home, police said.

Williams was treated at a regional hospital, police said.

When police were called, at 10:22 p.m., Williams initially reported he had been robbed by two men, police said. He later said Smith had robbed and stabbed him with a key, police said.

Smith was located at a home next door to where she lives with Williams’ cellular telephone and a bloody paring knife, police said.

Smith was arraigned by District Judge D. Neil McEwen, Pine Township, on charges of aggravated and simple assault, robbery and theft, and taken to Mercer County Jail for failing to post bond.

Smith faces a preliminary hearing at 11:15 a.m. April 22 before District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell.

3 injured in pickup-motorcycle crash

SANDY CREEK TOWNSHIP – A collision between a pickup and a motorcycle at abut 5:10 p.m. Sunday in Sandy Creek Township severely injured a passenger on the motorcycle.

A 17-year-old girl police didn’t identify turned her northbound pickup into the path of a southbound motorcycle driven by Robert M. Codispot, 50, of Butler, on U.S. Route 19, police said

Julie Ann Codispot, 46, was severely injured and was flown to UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after the crash south of Carpenter’s Corner Road. Codispot and the pickup driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, were treated at UPMC Horizon, Greenville, police said.

A spokesperson said Monday UPMC Presbyterian had no information about Ms. Codispot.

Neither of the motorcycle riders was wearing a helmet, police said.

Text Only
Local News
  • Intruder hurts woman, takes $5

    A home invasion in Hermitage Friday night sent an elderly woman to the hospital and netted the robber $5.

    July 27, 2014

  • national night out March against crime set for Aug. 5

    At the last Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Commission meeting, Chief Riley Smoot Jr. presented the number of incidents for each of the four communities in May.

    Farrell topped out at 819.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • high street trail Peaceful pathways

    History buffs and picnickers in the Shenango Valley won’t have to drive to Sharpsville to hang out at the old Erie Canal extension lock. They’ll soon have the option to walk or roll in on bicycles and even powered chairs to visit Canal Park near the outflow of Shenango Dam.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • balloonquest1 Balloon Quest celebrates 25 years

    Today is the final day of the 25th annual Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest at Scotland Meadows Park.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • News briefs from July 26, 2014

    Man faces bomb threat charges

    June building tops $4 million in Hermitage

    July 26, 2014

  • Elderly man survives plane crash

    An elderly man survived wrecking his plane into a bank, then landing into a wetland, about 200 feet south of Runway 28 at Grove City Regional Airport in Springfield Township on Friday.

    July 26, 2014

  • Dontae Rashad Pinkins Man arrested for April gunfight

    Federal marshals and local police arrested Dontae Rashad Pinkins Thursday on a warrant accusing him of involvement in an April gunfight with another man in a Sharon alley.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing changed in starving case

    The time and place for the preliminary hearing of a Greenville mom accused of starving and beating her 7-year-old young son has been changed.

    July 26, 2014

  • Schell working on mural Drawn to Mexico

    Jason Schell probably is not exaggerating when he says that millions of people have seen his art.

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • Farrell man, 24, arrested on warrant in connection with April shooting

    Federal marshals and local police arrested Dontae Rashad Pinkins Thursday on a warrant accusing him of involvement in an April shootout in Sharon.

    Pinkins, 24, of Farrell, is in Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond on gun charges.

    Additional details to follow.

    July 25, 2014

  • Firm will study timing of traffic signals

    Hermitage commissioners on Wednesday hired Whitman, Requardt and Associates LLP to study the timing scheme of traffic signals along parts of Hermitage Road and East State Street.

    July 25, 2014

  • 3 area fire depts. awarded grants

    Three area fire departments will share in more than $590,000 in grants meant to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced.

    July 25, 2014

  • One suspect in home shooting is jailed

    The first of three suspects police say were involved in an attempted robbery that ended in a shooting is in jail.

    July 25, 2014

  • Dancing kids K.I.D.S. day

    Hoping to reach children at just the right age, when they are old enough to understand but not past the point where it may be too late, Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission counselors held an “alternative activities” day at the courthouse Thursday, complete with music and dancing, hot dogs and treats, games and T-shirts.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Better security Grant available to boost security in district courts

    County officials are looking to quickly upgrade security systems in the five district judge offices, not due to an increase in risk, but because current systems are antiquated and there is a short window to apply for some financial help with the costs.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo