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Tribute run: Laurel senior honors late grandmother with cancer benefit
A Laurel High senior paying tribute to her grandmother raised more than $1,700 to fight cancer. Kalie Trott organized the 5K Walk/Run for Cancer at Cascade Park as her senior project. However, it also honored her grandmother, former Pulaski Road resident Mary McConahy, who died of cancer in May.
Judge OKs election district changes
Lawrence County President Judge Dominick Motto has approved a plan to consolidate and add election districts in the county. Motto issued an order approving the plan on Monday, the same day he conducted a hearing on the matter.
County approves blue bins contract
The big blue bins are here to stay for awhile. The Lawrence County commissioners yesterday approved a contract with Tri-County Industries of Grove City to collect materials from the recycling bins at key locations in the county for three more years.
Wilmington to name superintendent
The Wilmington Area School Board plans to name a new superintendent at a special meeting Monday. Board president Nancy Bretz said the meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the middle school library.
Pay to increase for poll workers
Lawrence County poll workers will receive a pay increase beginning with the May primary. The county Board of Elections, made up of the three commissioners, approved an increase of $10 each for judges, majority and minority inspectors, clerks and constables yesterday.
Storm causes destruction, outages
A storm that swept through Lawrence County Sunday night brought branches down and caused isolated damage. At the height of the storm, the area had 2,567 customers without power, Chuck Jackson of Penn Power said yesterday.
Charter school resubmits, eyes former hotel
Organizers of the New Castle Arts Academy charter school have resubmitted their application to the New Castle Area School District. Debra Rice, who has been overseeing the process, said the application was submitted Friday, this time with a pinpointed location.
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.
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