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Our Opinion: You should be frightened, outraged by IRS abuse of power
When people talk about government posing a threat to citizens, a common topic these days is unmanned drones. But a more credible threat may be the Internal Revenue Service. This agency, responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing related rules, has the ability to make life miserable for the average individual.
Supervisors undecided on radio tower
The Neshannock Township fire department is waiting for the supervisors to decide whether it will get a new radio tower. Chairman Ralph Sheen said at Tuesday’s supervisors meeting he had gone to look at the tower on the Clen-Moore station after being told it is in disrepair.
Mahoning to be paid for Edinburg easement
Mahoning Township will get $53,000 for an easement on property in Edinburg. The supervisors unanimously approved a contract Tuesday allowing Pennant Midstream — a Marcellus Shale oil and gas development company — to run 100 feet of pipe through township-owned property off First Street.
Shenango board not raising taxes
The Shenango Area School Board has introduced a $15.8 million budget that requires no tax increase. The $15,819,792 spending plan for the 2013-14 school year is $43,012 higher than the current budget.
Shenango hires three teachers
The Shenango Area School Board hired three elementary teachers for the 2013-14 school year. They are:
Guide dog dispute sparks complaint against mission
The City Rescue Mission has been charged with violating the federal Fair Housing Act over a guide dog. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed the complaint against the mission Monday, arguing a member of its staff had violated federal rules by refusing to let a blind homeless man stay at its shelter with his guide dog.
Our Opinion: Our endorsements for City Council race
The city of New Castle needs help. Financially distressed and operating under Pennsylvania’s Act 47, New Castle must find ways to reverse its population loss and fiscal challenges.
State puts YDC, other properties up for sale
This is a listing a Realtor would relish: Talk about a motivated ‘cell-er.’ Two state prisons that will close next month are among 13 surplus properties the state hopes to sell to shed $5 million in annual maintenance costs.
Your Tax Dollars: Do you what non-profit employees make across the state? It may surprise you
Richard Bosserman has spent more than four decades turning a small workshop for the visually impaired into a $20 million operation making everything from mining equipment to insulation used in aircraft to the fluorescent vests worn by Department of Transportation road crews.
John K. Manna: New legislative districts give advantage to local lawmakers
We finally have a map, and area state legislators have to be gushing with joy. The map, which reshapes state House and Senate districts in Pennsylvania, gained the approval of the state Supreme Court this week.
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