As severe weather rolls through the area, FirstEnergy is reporting thousands of power outages across the Mahoning Valley Saturday evening. As of 8:12 a.m., Columbiana County is reporting 11 total outages. In Mahoning County, over 2,700 homes originally lost power last night. Now about 189 customers remain without power. Austintown...
Authorities are investigating a recent incident where a Lawrence County resident claimed that they fell victim to a case of fraud. According to State Police, a Slippery Rock Township resident reported that they were defrauded of approximately $650 around April 19th of this year. Officials did not say how the...
Music teacher is second in Wilmington Area School District charged after her husband reports alleged inappropriate relationship
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A former high school music teacher in Lawrence County is the second teacher in the school's music department to face charges for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.The teacher is in jail after her husband first reported the allegations. Olivia Ortz, 26, of Hermitage, Mercer County, is charged with institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility. Ortz worked as the choir director at Wilmington Area High School. She was suspended and later resigned from her job, the school district said. New Wilmington police and the Lawrence...
(Wayne Twp., Lawrence County, Pa.) Pa State Police in New Castle reported yesterday that they were called to a location on Morgan Lane in Wayne Township, Lawrence County, on May 8, 2022 at 11:24 AM for reports of Terroristic threats against a pair of victims who were attempting to repo a vehicle.
State Police Looking for Person or Persons Who Fired a Gun into a Wooded Area Near Homes in Wayne Twp.
(Wayne Township, Lawrence County, Pa.) Pa State Police in New Castle are looking for the publics help with an incident that occurred on April 23, 2022 around 2:14 AM on Chewton Wurtemburg Road in Wayne Township, Lawrence County. Troopers said via release that they responded to a report of disorderly...
The following are unofficial election results, in the May 17 primary election, for the U.S. 16th Congressional District, the Pennsylvania 50th Senatorial District, the Pennsylvania 8th Legislative District, and the Pennsylvania 9th Legislative District. 16th Congressional District ...
All three counties in the tri-county area are once again seeing very significant increases in COVID-19 cases per 100K with Mahoning County in particular jumping by over 200 more than last week. This week, Columbiana County jumped to 222 cases (217.9 per 100K), Trumbull County Jumped to 421 (212.7 per...
Ellwood City Ledger
New coronavirus cases leaped in Pennsylvania in the week ending Sunday, rising 189.6% as 21,316 cases were reported. The previous week had 7,360 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Pennsylvania ranked 22nd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY...
New Wilmington Police say they first became aware of the situation after being contacted by the principal of Wilmington Area High School.
WILMINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An Amish buggy was flipped on its side after it was struck by a vehicle on Route 208 in Lawrence County. Police say the buggy was heading west from the town of Volant in Wilmington Township when it was struck from behind by the passenger vehicle.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania teacher is facing charges after police say she had an inappropriate relationship with a student. Olivia Ortz, 26, worked at Wilmington Area High School in Lawrence County. She is accused of having sex with the 17-year-old student at her home while her...
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A former music teacher in Lawrence County, PA was arrested after she allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with student. Olivia Ortz, 26, of Hermitage, Mercer County was reported to school officials by her husband who works with the school district that Oliva Ortz used to work for. New Wilmington police were alerted of the alleged […]
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. — A Lawrence County school choir director is facing sex assault and unlawful contact with a minor charges, police in New Wilmington announced Tuesday. Olivia Ortz, 26, was employed as the director of choirs at Wilmington Area High School. Court documents allege that in April, Ortz's husband discovered messages on Ortz's iPad. Ortz told her husband the messages were between her and a female student.
A couple of local food distribution events are planned for this weekend. The first will be held Saturday in Chicora at the Christ’s Family Church on West Slippery Rock Street from noon until 4 p.m. Boxes containing milk, canned goods, fresh produce, and dry goods will be distributed. The...