NEW CASTLE —
NEW CASTLE —
Mahoning Township’s 2014 budget provides for a new municipal building but does not raise taxes. The $3,052,493 general fund budget, which the supervisors approved unanimously Wednesday, includes $2 million for a new building and furnishings.
Mahoning officials are putting new limits on the use of township trash containers. Supervisor Gary Pezzuolo said that as a result of abuses at all three trash dumping sites, one site will be eliminated and two others will have new restrictions.
Most of the 25 people attending a public meeting opposed selling Union Township’s sewer lines to the city sanitation authority. The supervisors said Wednesday’s meeting was to get residents’ opinions before they announce a decision at a public meeting not yet scheduled.
Owners of a heroic dog and a precious family pet are winners in the Go for the Gold contest. Brenda Ryhal of Bessemer won for an essay she wrote about how her dog had saved her life during a fire. Paris Adams, 8, of Wilmington Township, wrote about her love for her 3-year-old beagle, Emma Lou.
The U.S. Search, Rescue and Recovery Corps will give a presentation in New Castle this month for interested volunteers.
Olivia McKenna, 11, started getting interested in rubber band bracelets last summer. “My friends all had them and they looked like they were really fun to make,” the Mohawk sixth-grader and Bessemer resident remembers.
This year’s Wampum Christmas parade was one of special significance for the parade committee members and organizers. Amid the spray of confetti cannons and candy tossing, committee members took time to recognize a member they lost this year.
The city of New Castle will petition the courts to void the purchase of a Hillcrest Avenue property. Assistant city solicitor Jonathan Miller said at Thursday’s council meeting that a petition would be filed with the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas.
Four New Castle firefighters and a policeman have been commended for saving the lives of three people this year.
New Castle City Council has approved setting a 20-mph speed limit on some East Side streets. The streets getting the reduced speed limit are: