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Scholarships split up New Castle’s Allen twins
Fraternal twins Drew and Stew Allen have been teammates ever since their tadpole days at the YMCA more than a dozen years ago. Now they are ready to go their separate ways — kind of.
Jackson still arranging for juries
Helen Jackson is wearing the same hat, but she has a new job title with lower pay. Jackson, who had been a Lawrence County jury commissioner for nearly five years, has assumed the position of county jury coordinator in the courts, at an annual salary of $15,000 plus benefits.
Two environmentalists honored
The Lawrence County Conservation District has recognized two county residents for outstanding conservation activities. Dom Viccari was awarded the distinguished service award and Joel Beeghly of Shiloh Farms was presented with the conservation farm award.
Gym dandies: Some nationally trending fitness activities take hold locally
The beginning of a new year always signals a return to the gym for many to make good on resolutions. Along with this fresh fitness start comes a new set of exercise fads, and according to U.S. News and World Report, there are plenty of new fitness trends to take advantage of in 2014.
Chamber to offer QuickBooks training
The Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a half-day class in Advanced QuickBooks. The session is designed for anyone who currently uses the accounting software and will run from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 27 in the chamber’s conference room at 314 Fifth St., Ellwood City.
Ellwood City police have new chaplain
The Rev. Norina Owens is a new chaplain of the Ellwood City Police Department. Owens was sworn in as chaplain during a ceremony Tuesday by Mayor Anthony J. Court.
Shenango board set to fill vacancy
The Shenango Area School Board is expected to appoint Dean Owrey on Monday to fill a vacancy on the board. Owrey, chief financial officer of the University of PittsburghMC’s information services division, was selected from among 16 people who expressed interest in the position.
Weekend vandals hit Shenango
Vandals used “bombs” made with soft drink bottles to blow up several mailboxes in Shenango Township early Saturday. Township Police Superintendent Bill Phillips said residents should report anything suspicious. “If it bothers you, it’s good enough to call,” he said.
Departments respond to Moravia Street fire
A blaze that broke out in an building off Moravia Street Friday night required water supplies from several fire departments. The fire started in the ceiling area of a cement and steel building located inside a gated area in the 900 block, behind Central Heating and Plumbing.
Valentine’s Day Contest: Tell us how you met!
We admit it. We’re just hopeless romantics here at The News. Are you? If so, we’ve got a simple question for those of you who are dating, engaged or married:
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