NEW CASTLE —
NEW CASTLE —
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:
Bragging rights aren’t always without a downside. Case in point: The Chow Chow Luncheon, sponsored by the local office of Howard Hanna Real Estate.
Two winter hikes are planned for this month at McConnell’s Mill State Park. The first of the Hemlock Hikes will be Saturday. The second is planned for Dec. 14. Both will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Lawrence County Conservation District has entered Pennsylvania American Water Co.’s Community Investment Challenge contest.
One was a stagecoach stop and tavern. Another is 87 years old. The third is more contemporary. But the common denominator is that those three houses will be dressed in their winter finery for the Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s Club house tour.
The American Red Cross has scheduled blood drives in Ellwood City and New Wilmington this month. One drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 615 Crescent Ave. in Ellwood City.
Children of non-resident Wilmington teachers will not be able to attend classes in the district tuition-free. The school board voted against introducing such a benefit at a meeting this month. President Nancy Bretz said the board had been studying the idea for about three months.