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Meeting to discuss charter school plan
The New Castle Arts Academy Charter School will have a committee meeting Monday at the New Castle Public Library.
Photo Gallery, Story: Gardeners stock up at Cascade event
Plants, flowers, and gardening handcrafts of every kind filled the Cascade Park dance hall Saturday. The annual New Castle Garden Mart brought in gardeners and those with green thumbs from around the area to peruse the plants and flowers, potted and ready to be planted.
Playing sports for Neshannock? You’ll have to pay
The Neshannock school district has no tax hike in its proposed budget, but is extending its pay-to-play program. The proposed $17 million 2013-14 budget will be posted on the district’s website. The budget holds the millage at the current rate of 14.3758.
Butz scholarship winners announced
Although he died in 2003, New Castle humanitarian Jack Butz is still helping young people. At the Jack Butz Humanitarian Award banquet this week, nine students, representing each of the county high schools, received scholarship assistance through a fund set up to honor “Mr. Downtown New Castle, Jack Butz.”
‘What Killed Arafat?’: Neshannock grad nominated for prestigious award for investigation of late Palestinian leader
Clayton Swisher once helped keep Yasser Arafat alive.Little could Swisher have known that, ultimately, he would find himself investigating the Palestinian leader’s death.
Red Cross wants your blood
The American Red Cross has announced the following blood drives in Lawrence County during June:
Mixer planned to meet candidates for primary
The Lawrence County Young Republicans will have a meet-the-candidates mixer in anticipation of the May 21 primary. The session will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Crane Room, 3009 Wilmington Road.
Appeals court overturns Jordan Brown ruling
A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned the Jordan Brown decision in Lawrence County. As a result, a new juvenile proceeding will be needed for the now-15-year-old accused in the 2009 shooting death of his father’s pregnant fiancée, Kenzie Houk.
Laurel not anticipating tax hike
The Laurel School Board has introduced a $17.4 million budget that requires no tax increase. The $17,488,091 spending plan for the 2013-14 school year is $947,945 higher than the current year’s budget.
Local agency’s innovative program wins award
The Human Services Center’s Mobile Medication Program now has an extra $25,000 to use for continued care. The community-based mental health and substance abuse agency earned the first-ever National Innovations in Rural Health Award.
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