Area News In Brief…

WAHS Open House

Warren Area High School and the Warren County Career Center will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Parents are invited to meet their children’s teachers and look around campus. Refreshments will be available in the lobby of the school. This will be an “open” evening in which parents are invited to walk around and meet any of the teachers (they will not be following the students’ schedules).

Fourth of July

committee to meet

The Warren County 4th of July Committee will meet this Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Thorne’s BiLo public meeting room located near the flower shop entrance. Anyone interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend.

Man gambles, girl wanders in casino

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A man is facing child endangerment charges after police say he left his 4-year-old granddaughter to wander in a Pennsylvania casino and race track as he gambled on horse races.

State police said 63-year-old Felix Cruz’s granddaughter was left unsupervised for nearly an hour while Cruz gambled at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on Aug. 30.

2nd suit in Philly building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Relatives of a mother of eight who was killed in a deadly building demolition while shopping for clothes in a Philadelphia thrift store are bringing the second wrongful death suit in the collapse that claimed six lives.

Roseline Conteh, 52, an immigrant from Sierra Leone who worked as a nursing assistant, was among the victims when a four-story building tumbled onto the Salvation Army store in June.

The suit posted on Philly.com alleges “negligence, carelessness, recklessness” and “conscience-shocking behavior” on the part of the defendants. It says there were ample warning of structural problems and other issues that could hinder the demolition and that should have prevented the collapse that killed Conteh, who was shopping for clothes for friends and family.

Last week, a wrongful death suit was filed by the family of an arts school graduate killed along with her childhood friend as they were dropping off clothes and shopping at the thrift store.

Nails damage coal

truck tires in W. Pa.

CAIRNBROOK, Pa. (AP) – Police say they have a person of interest, but have yet to file charges against anyone for scattering nails along a southwestern Pennsylvania road frequented by coal trucks which have suffered thousands of dollars of damaged tires.

Jonathan Jones, president of Jones Brothers Trucking in Shade Township, says his coal truck drivers first noticed the nails about weeks ago. When on Wednesday, more truck tires were damaged.

Jones says hundreds of nails were scattered over a two-mile stretch of road leading to his company about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. He says about 30 tires were damaged or destroyed in both incidents.

Township police Chief Tom Holland says he’s also concerned because school buses travel the road and says, “Right now, safety is the number one priority …”

Edinboro dorms

reopen

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) – Students in four dormitories at state-owned Edinboro University were forced to spend the night in other buildings due to a power outage.

Officials at the school about 100 miles north of Pittsburgh say about 850 students were impacted Thursday evening, but power was restored by 7:30 a.m. Friday and everyone returned to their rooms.

The Erie Times-News reports the outage affected a four-dorm complex known as The Highlands.