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A robotics program continues to grow in the Union Area School District. Fifth- and sixth-graders enjoyed Education Day at PNC Park. And two jazz band clinics also were able to take place.
Grants awarded to Ellwood City, Wampum
Ellwood City and Wampum have been awarded state grants to aid in cultural and recreational activities. State Rep. Jaret Gibbons announced that Ellwood City’s Main Street Project Revitalization Inc. has been given a $60,000 grant for the construction of a comfort station on Beaver Avenue.
Former local police officer pens devotional
Dr. Timothy Barclay once made a living from helping others. He’s still doing that today — only now, he’s helping them to help themselves.
Fund to help shooting victim’s children
A fund has been set up to help the children of shooting victim Mariah Jai Anderson. According to police, the 22-year-old Anderson was shot and killed Sunday night by her former boyfriend, who also was the father of her children.
Event shows students local career options
More than 700 area students were given a glimpse at careers that Lawrence County has to offer. Area school districts gathered yesterday morning at the Scottish Rite Cathedral for the fifth annual Business Industry and Career Fair presented by Lawrence County School to Work and partners Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative, Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Needs You.
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.
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