NEWS – July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018 at 11:59 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

A Pembroke man has been arrested and charged in connection to a stabbing in the city on the weekend. Raymond Griffith … age 39 … is facing charges of assault causing bodily harm. They stem from an incident on July 20th on Bronx Street in Pembroke. Two men were reported to be in an altercation involving an edged weapon. A 28-year-old man was stabbed and transported to hospital by Renfrew County Paramedics. His injuries were non-life threatening. The investigation is ongoing and the accused will be back in court on July 31st.

Lanark OPP have laid charges after two officers were assaulted by a man in Carleton Place. They were called to a report of an unwanted person at a laundromat on High Street just after 10 o’clock on Saturday night. The person in charge of the business reported that he was trying to close for the night …  and that a man had been sleeping there for about two hours. The two officers spoke with the man who became aggressive and non-compliant. As a result of the altercation … a 47-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer one count of resisting arrest and eight counts of failing to comply with a recognizance. He was held in custody pending a Bail hearing in Perth.

It wasn’t the grand prize, but for one Renfrew man, the prize was pretty … grand. George Leavoy is now $100,000 richer after he matched the last six of his seven Encore numbers in the June 22nd Lotto Max draw. Since it only cost him an extra dollar to play Encore … along with his regular ticket … so it was a great return on investment. Leavoy bought his winning ticket at the lottery kiosk at the Renfrew Walmart.



West Carleton Electric Masters 40+ team made up of a core group of players from the Fitzroy team in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League  plus some other locals … had a good showing at the Ontario Amateur Softball Association provincials in Cambridge. The team defeated the Petersburg A’s on Saturday morning by a score of 4-0. Corey Costello had the win for West Carleton  throwing a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts. The second game of the day saw West Carleton beat the Waterdown Hammer 4-3. Martin Mauviel, a pick-up from the Kitchener Fastball League, had the win for the Electric, with Costello getting the save. Mike Cavanagh played some fantastic defense for Fitzroy in this one. The final Saturday game saw West Carleton drop a 4-3 decision to Wellington with Costello taking the loss. The team’s fourth round robin game on Sunday morning was cancelled because of a storm and the entire tournament was cancelled. But the director named West Carleton and Wellington each with two wins and a loss as co-champs of the Masters “A” title.

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