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No ice jams, flooding in county yet
Lawrence County so far has dodged a bullet when it comes to ice jams and flooding on local streams. In past years, ice jams have plagued the Neshannock Creek, causing water to overflow the banks and prompt rescuers to take people and pets out in boats.
County OKs assessment agreement
The Lawrence County commissioners have approved a tax assessment settlement for a senior citizens housing complex. At their meeting Tuesday, which took place in Bessemer, they accepted a reduced tax assessment agreement for the Lightner Greene development off Mitchell Road at Eleanor Drive in Neshannock Township.
Board approves polling sites
The Lawrence County Board of Elections approved polling place changes for districts in Neshannock and North Beaver townships Tuesday.
Pulaski tax collector ends 40-year career
She’ll really miss the people but after 40 years as Pulaski Township’s tax collector, Shirley Snyder said it’s time to retire. “I wished I would have kept a journal,” the 76-year-old said, recalling that the best part of the job has been getting to know the people of the township.
City tax bills on the way
The New Castle treasurer’s office is mailing out 2014 property tax bills Tuesday. The city will again accept payment by credit card. However, a 2.45 percent fee of the total tax bill will be charged this year.
Districts awarded Safe Schools grants
The Shenango and Ellwood City school districts have been awarded Safe Schools Initiative Targeted grants from the state. Each district will receive $25,000, according to state Sen. Elder Vogel.
Call from the wild: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star shares gospel, captivates crowd
If camouflage worked, few would have been seen Saturday night at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.However, almost 2,500 ticket holders sporting beards, flannel shirts, camo hunting apparel, ballcaps and tuques — the knit cap worn by the headliner — filled the auditorium to see Jase Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty.”
Viaduct inspection to impact traffic
Inspection activities on the Mahoning Avenue Viaduct in New Castle are to begin today.
Pavilion rental date set
Saturday is the first day to reserve pavilions in Scotland Meadows Park for the summer season.
Presto! Local magician to appear on ‘Ellen DeGeneres show’
Thanks to a little magic, a Shenango High School graduate is making his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. T.J. Hill, a 2000 graduate of the school district, will be taking his bag of tricks and magic to the talk show for an episode set to air Sept. 8.
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