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March 25, 2014

News briefs from March 25, 2014

- — Woman struck, killed by car was in crosswalk

REENVILLE – A woman struck and killed by a car Thursday was legally walking inside the crosswalk, police said.

At 2:02 p.m. Thursday police found Irene C. Gedeon, 89, of 9 N. Penn Ave., Greenville, lying in the middle of the street at Main Street and Penn Avenue, police said.

Gedeon had been hit by a vehicle driven by Donald Christy. She was transported by ambulance to UPMC Horizon, Greenville, and flown to the trauma center at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, where she died.

Greenville-West Salem police, who released the report on Monday, said the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

Valley woman charged with robbing Farrell store

FARRELL – A Sharpsville woman has been arrested for allegedly robbing a Farrell dollar store.

Danielle M. Cleveland, 31, of 100 W. Ridge Ave., was arrested on charges of robbery, theft, terroristic threats and simple assault.

Cleveland was shopping at 11:43 a.m. March 11 in Dollar General, 843 Sharon-New Castle Road, and brought several items to the checkout counter, police said.

One of the items, a purse, did not have a price tag, and Manager Melissa Lloyd said she would have to look it up, police said.

Cleveland claimed the purse sold for $5 and got angry when told its price was $8.50, police said.

Cleveland said she would kill Lloyd; that Lloyd was going to die; and that she would come back to the store and the manager would not leave, police said.

Lloyd called 911 and Cleveland came around the counter, pushed Lloyd into the counter, yanked the purse from the manager’s hands and left, police said.

Lloyd went to a hospital for treatment of back pain, police said.

Interviewed by police at 2 p.m. later that day, Cleveland claimed she was bipolar and had not taken her medication that day, police said.

Cleveland denied touching anybody in the store, and that Lloyd had accused her of stealing, police said.

Cleveland was arraigned by District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, who set a preliminary hearing for 1:15 p.m. April 3.

Cleveland was released after posting bail.

‘Unhappy Birthday’ rally for POW in Afghanistan

YOUNGSTOWN – Disabled American Veterans are hosting an “Unhappy Birthday’’ rally for Army Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl, from noon to 1 p.m. FridayMarch 28, in Market Square in downtown Youngstown.

The event is being held to call attention to Bergdahl, who has been a prisoner of the Taliban-aligned Afghanistan Haqqani network since June 2009. Born March 28, 1986, in Sun Valley, Idaho, Bergdahl was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska. During his unit’s normal deployment rotation to Afghanistan, he went missing on June 30, 2009, near the town of Yahya Khel in the Paktika Province, which is in southeast Afghanistan on the border to Pakistan.

Veterans groups are calling on Congress to act in freeing Bergdahl. The Afghan Taliban are demanding the release of a list of prisoners along with money as a condition of Bergdahl’s release.

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    Additional details to follow.

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