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Presque Isle Downs sues harness commission, Endeka
Presque Isle Downs and Casino is continuing its efforts to block Lawrence County’s proposed racetrack and casino. This week the Erie-based racetrack and gaming facility asked Commonwealth Court to order the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission to “substantively review licensure matters” involving the license issued to Endeka Entertainment to establish Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort.
Photos, Video, Story: Lincoln High to present ‘Wizard of Oz’
Ellwood City Lincoln High School will take you “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with its annual “spring musical in the fall.” The production of “The Wizard of Oz” runs tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday for a total of four performances in the high school auditorium.
Light-Up Night: A list of parade participants and parade route
Tonight’s New Castle Light Up Night Parade starts at 7 p.m. at the intersection of the Columbus innerbelt and West Washington Street. It continues down West Washington Street, turning left onto East Street and heading up North St. The parade will conclude back on the innerbelt.
Hey, kids! Hey, parents! Take a photo with Santa!
Hey, Kids! Hey, Parents! Want to take a photo with Santa? Then be sure to stop in at the New Castle News on Thursday, Nov. 14, just before the Light Up Night Parade begins in the downtown.
Activity bus returning to Mohawk
Mohawk area students are an active bunch. To accommodate their extracurricular activities, the district has agreed to reinstate the activity bus to take students home following after-school activities.
Plain Grove plans memorial project
The Plain Grove Township supervisors are seeking financial help for a war memorial and pavilion they are planning. The supervisors sent a letter to the Lawrence County commissioners requesting funding for the project, planned for the municipal building. They estimate the cost at $22,000.
Comcast offers free calls to Philippines
Free calls to the Philippines are being offered by a local cable and phone provider. Comcast has announced it will provide the free calls to all its Xfinity Voice residential customers.
Salvation Army launches Red Kettle Campaign
Salvation Army Captains Geoff and Mari Swires have a bucket list. Providing Christmas gifts for local children in need is certainly on it. But the annual Red Kettle Campaign, which kicked off Saturday morning in New Castle at Shop ’N Save in Westgate Plaza, funds far more than holiday happiness.
New store, restaurants planned in Shenango Township
Several Lawrence County businesses are planning new development. El Canelo closed its restaurant in the Lawrence Village Plaza Oct. 31 and plans to re-open by the end of next week in its new location, just north on Ellwood Road.
Open house slated at McConnell’s Mill
A traditional Christmas open house has been set for McConnell’s Mill State Park. The McConnell’s gristmill was the center of a traditional farming community that welcomed the Christmas season. So people are invited to take their family to try a craft and enjoy a different view of the mill in the winter season.
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