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Perennial passion: Union Township man marks 20th anniversary of his Easter musical drama
For two decades, Bob Summers has helped ignite the flames of Lenten spirit around the Pittsburgh Diocese. Now the Union Township resident is hoping to add fuel to the fire.
Lenten season begins for Christians
The annual season of Lent begins Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, for Christians in Lawrence County and around the world.
City attacking potholes
Contrary to what drivers may think, this has not been an unusual year for potholes in New Castle. That’s the assessment of city public works director Michael Rooney.
Red Cross Month prompts efforts to seek volunteers
March is Red Cross Month, and the organization is encouraging Lawrence County residents to be “everyday heroes.”
JoAnn McBride Retiring: Local tourism agency’s leader reflects on career
Leaving a job you love is never easy. But there comes a time to say good-bye. On March 31, JoAnn McBride will do just that. After more than 23 years as director of the Lawrence County Tourism Promotion Agency, McBride is retiring and handing over the reins to her successor, Janet Falotico.
Family Dollar coming to Pulaski Township
Officials expect to break ground for a new Family Dollar store in late summer. Robert D. Jack of The Durban Group, Wexford, told the Pulaski Township supervisors Wednesday the store will be built at the site of an existing former bingo hall on Route 422 at the intersection with Route 208.
Bridge replacement set in North Beaver
The replacement of a bridge in North Beaver Township is scheduled to begin Tuesday. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, crews will replace the bridge on Petersburg Road that goes over a branch of Sugar Creek.
Public hearing for casino could be in spring
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board could turn its focus to Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort this spring. Lawrence County Commissioner Dan Vogler, who attended the board’s meeting in Harrisburg this week, said he and staff members informally discussed a timetable for the upcoming public hearing on the gaming application submitted by Endeka Entertainment.
Bridge inspection project to impact local traffic
Inspection of the bridge that carries Route 488 over the Slippery Rock Creek between Perry and Wayne townships will begin Monday.
Pulaski Township: Nuns say no to drilling
The nuns at Villa Maria have said no to fracking their 761 acres, despite offers from five gas drilling companies.
And they urge others to think carefully before signing a contract.
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