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December 17, 2013

Shenango to explore sewer lines value

NEW CASTLE — The Shenango supervisors have hired an engineer and accountant to determine the worth of the township sewer lines.

Supervisor Larry Herman said another public meeting will be set once those figures are in.

The township is trying to decide whether to sell Shenango sewer lines and lift stations to the New Castle Sanitation Authority, which has made an offer to take over the system. The amount of that offer has not been disclosed

Also at the supervisors meeting, Shenango police presented $1,000 to the Lawrence County Animal Relief Fund in honor of fallen officer Jerry McCarthy. The donation is the first from the Shenango Police Memorial Fund established in honor of the late Shenango Township police officer. McCarthy was killed when a fleeing suspect rammed the cruiser he was in May 2. William Altman accepted the donation on behalf of the animal fund.

William Phillips, Shenango Township police superintendent, said officers intend to make two donations per year from the memorial fund. In May, they will present a $1,000 scholarship to a Shenango student.

After the meeting, Phillips said the police will make the donations “as long as we can.” Money is raised during a bi-annual golf outing, through the sale of memorial T-shirts and from donations.

(Email: grzebieniak@ncnewsonline.com)

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