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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.
Photos, Preview, Cast List: ‘Pajama Game’ returns to Neshannock
At Neshannock High School, drama is serious business. The spring musical is one of THE events of the year at Neshannock, and this weekend’s production of “The Pajama Game” will be no exception.
City continuing to pick up leaves
New Castle’s public works department is continuing to pick up leaves from last fall. Leaves must be in brown, biodegradable bags and left at the curb.
Larry Kelly: Cheers, tears and a state title for the ages
The New Castle High boys basketball team won the first PIAA championship in school history Saturday at the GIANT Center in Hershey. I laughed, I thought, and I had my emotions moved to tears. It was a great day to be a Red Hurricane.
Mahoning to seek bids for new building
The Mahoning supervisors plan to advertise for bids for construction of a new township building within two weeks. They agreed unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday to borrow $2.2 million to build a new township office building behind the existing one at 4152 W. State St., Hillsville.
Forbes appointed to Laurel board
Blaine Forbes has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Laurel School Board. Forbes, who previously served on the board, was approved Monday by a unanimous vote of the eight board members.
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