Area/Region News In Brief…

Pool programs

The Warren Municipal Pool has many programs coming up in July.

A bike safety check will be held Thursday, July 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. All participants should take their bicycles and helmets. Along with the bike safety check, the police will do child fingerprinting.

On Saturday, July 12, there will be movie night in conjunction with the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry. Pool staff will show the movie, “Despicable Me 2.” The pool area will open at 7:30 p.m. for an evening swim and movie at dusk. Those with season passes will enter free of charge, and those that do not have a pass will get in for a reduced rate. The public is invited

The pool will also offer some discounted days: Saturday, July 5, will be half price for current military and veterans. Proof of service needs to be shown at the gate to receive discount. Saturday, July 19, will be “Celebrate Warren” day. Anyone who takes proof that they live in the 16365 ZIP code can get in for half price. On Saturday, July 26, there will be “Celebrate Sheffield, Tiona and Clarendon” day. Anyone who brings proof that they live in the 16347, 16352 or 16313 ZIP codes can get in for half price.

Beacon Light will be at the pool from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 7, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Stop by for information on various subjects displayed by Beacon Light.

Fire police

meeting Sunday

Warren County Fire Police will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 6, at Columbus Fire Hall.

Doctor indicted

CLEVELAND (AP) – A Pennsylvania anesthesiologist has been sentenced to three years in prison for felonious assault in an attack with a clawed pry bar on his daughter’s estranged husband in a Cleveland suburb.

Sheriff’s deputies took 67-year-old Dr. Georges Bensimhon (ben-SEE’-mohn) of Allentown, Pennsylvania, into custody after sentencing in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County on Tuesday. Bensimhon apologized to his son-in-law before sentencing and said he would never commit another crime.

Prosecutors dropped an attempted aggravated murder charge and other counts against Bensimhon in a plea deal. He faced up to eight years in prison.

Police: Truckers

duped by woman

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for commercial drivers who say they were duped by a woman charged with impersonating a physician and performing bogus health exams near truck stops.

Police say 56-year-old Joann Wingate swiped the identity of a psychiatrist with the same last name to perform low-cost physicals on drivers who needed them to maintain their commercial licenses.

She’s been charged with forgery, identity theft and other offenses.

Wingate declined to comment Tuesday.

Wingate is a chiropractor whose license was suspended in the fall after regulators found she had been offering trucker physicals at least since 2009.

State police say she continued to offering the exams this year, performing at least 16 since Jan. 1.

They say that truckers who believe they were victimized should contact state police.

Body found along

Pa. Turnpike

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – State police and the county coroner were investigating after a body was found along the berm of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, near the Somerset exit.

Police say the body is that of a black man who appears to be between 20 and 30 years old.

The body was found about 7 a.m. along the eastbound lanes near mile marker 108. That would be about two miles west of the Somerset exit.

Police say someone spotted the body and reported it.

Authorities didn’t release information on the dead man’s identity or suspected cause of death.