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AFSCME, county back to bargaining table
A courthouse labor union and county government officials hope to try a third time to reach a contract agreement. County administrator James Gagliano, who represents the county’s collective bargaining team, said talks are scheduled for May 2 between county negotiators and members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2902.
New Castle director, writer, producer filming zombie pilot locally
The horror genre holds a special fascination for Tom Stoops. He has been a devotee of that film style since he was young. So it makes perfect sense that as a director, executive producer, writer and actor, zombies would show up in his latest project.
Neshannock trail to be integrated regionally
Construction of a downtown section of the Neshannock Creek Trail is expected to commence this summer. Lawrence County planning director Amy McKinney briefed the county commissioners yesterday on a 1,400-mile trails project initiated by Power of 32.
Shale royalty meeting for landowners planned
Lawrence County residents who have questions about royalties on gas drilling leases are invited to a meeting tomorrow.
Townships to pave roads
Youngblood Paving Inc. was awarded a contract for this year’s road maintenance in North Beaver and Little Beaver townships.
Union principal receives award
Union Area School District’s elementary principal will receive the 2014 Distinguished Female Educator Award. The award from the Tri-State Area School Study Council is to be presented April 24 to Linda J. O’Neill during the 12th annual Dr. Jean Winsand International Institute for Women in School Leadership at the Edgewood Country Club in Penn Hills.
Good to grow: Library to offer seed lending program
Patrons of the New Castle Public Library will soon have another service to look forward to. For newcomers to gardening and seasoned pros, the library is having — for the first time — a seed lending program.
Knives prompt reporting of school violence
On a typical day last year, Pennsylvania schools caught 11 students toting weapons. They were knives, similar to ones used to slash 21 students and a security guard at a Pittsburgh-area high school, according to the state Department of Education.
Upholstery shop showcases music, talent
Following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jim Ferrante is working to improve his community.
Local pastor helping fire victims
A local pastor is opening up donation avenues to help two families who lost their homes to fire this week.
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