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Seedling sale deadline nears
The deadline for tree seedling and plant orders from the Lawrence County Conservation District sale is Friday.
Veterans health fair set at courthouse
A veterans health fair has been scheduled for Friday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lower level of the Lawrence County courthouse.
Township tries for walking trail
Union Township is going to try again to get a walking trail for Scotland Meadows Park. At a special meeting Monday, the supervisors agreed to apply for a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant for half the cost.
Viaduct inspection to impact traffic
Inspection of the Mahoning Avenue Viaduct will begin Monday. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said crews from SAI Consulting will conduct the work
Fundraiser set for canine vests
A Night at the Races has been set to raise money for equipping local police dogs with protective vests. Organizers said the effort was inspired by January’s death of Rocco, a Pittsburgh canine officer who was fatally stabbed by a suspect police were arresting.
County’s population drops further
Lawrence County’s population has dropped again, according to estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. The county’s population fell from an estimated 89,766 in 2012 to 89,333 in 2013. The loss of 433 people represented a drop of 0.5 percent.
Free blue bag giveaway to begin
The city of New Castle will begin distributing free blue bags to residents on Tuesday. Bags will be given away in April and in May.
Tax payments will be taken at trade show
The Lawrence County treasurer’s office will be accepting county property tax payments at the Lawrence County Builders Association Trade Show.
Our Opinion: Financial failings in local education create concerns
We think it’s safe to say that taxpayers have high expectations of public school systems. After all, they receive considerable public funding to perform the primary task assigned to them — the education of young people.
City police officer retirements OK’d
New Castle will lose two police officers next month. The New Castle Police Pension Board accepted the retirements of Cynthia Collingwood and Nathaniel Akins on Thursday.
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