Man charged with raping woman Nov. 10 at home
SHENANGO TOWNSHIP – A Shenango Township man has been charged with rape for assaulting a woman Nov. 10 at home, Southwest Mercer County Regional police said.
Edward M. Vincent, 31, pushed the victim against a wall, put his hands around her neck and threw her to a bed, police said. He held the woman’s arms above her head during the assault to prevent her from resisting and bit her on the chest, police said.
Senior District Judge William L. Fagley, Farrell, held the charge for court at a preliminary hearing Nov. 26.
Vincent is in Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond.
Judge clears park critic of most charges
HERMITAGE – A critic of Buhl Farm park officials and their policies on wildlife was convicted of one charge but found not guilty of three others at a recent summary trial.
Glenn W. Siminick, 60, of 662 Seventh St., Sharpsville, was found guilty of disorderly conduct for fighting with Roy Hamor, 50, of 634 Seventh St., May 1 at the Hermitage park after Hamor told Siminick to stop feeding ducks, police said.
Siminick was found not guilty of a charge of harassment, and police withdrew the same charges they had filed against Hamor.
Senior District Judge William L. Fagley, Farrell, presided over a summary trial Nov. 21. He found Siminick not guilty of two counts of defiant trespass for being in the park June 16 and Sept. 22 after park officials had told him he had been banned.
Fagley fined Siminick $100 and costs on the disorderly conduct charge.
Siminick has repeatedly criticized park officials for their handling of waterfowl and has fed the birds in defiance of park policy.
Last winter, he predicted the park’s two swans would be hit by cars if not managed more closely, and his prognostication came true June 15, when an adult pair was hit by a car while crossing Forker Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified.
Park officials in September bought a new pair of adult swans.
Man charged with raping woman Nov. 10 at home
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Intruder hurts woman, takes $5
A home invasion in Hermitage Friday night sent an elderly woman to the hospital and netted the robber $5.
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.
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.
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Today is the final day of the 25th annual Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest at Scotland Meadows Park.
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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.
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.
3 area fire depts. awarded grants
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One suspect in home shooting is jailed
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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.
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.
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