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SRU, Chinese university eye collaboration
Slippery Rock University is one step closer to forming a partnership with a university in China that would expand educational opportunities for staff and students.
Corbett’s climate stance drawing fire from across country
When new clean air rules came out in June targeting emissions at coal power plants, the Corbett campaign tried to link Democrat Tom Wolf to the Obama administration policies.
Local man leading French and Indian War invasion of Portersville
A New Castle man will be in command when The French and Indian War resumes this week. Mark Wiley is organizer of the Grand Encampment, which will be staged Thursday through Sunday at the site of Cheeseman’s Farm/Portersville Steam Show Grounds.
Hilcorp to ‘remediate’ soap spill
Hilcorp Energy Co. has notified state officials it will “remediate” a soap spill in Pulaski Township. The company, which has multiple unconventional gas wells in the county, submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for its wellpad site at 3242 Garner Road, Pulaski Township.
PennDOT plans Ellwood City area road upgrades
Upgrades to Routes 65 and 288 in the Ellwood City area are planned for next year. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation sent a letter to the Lawrence County commissioners detailing the proposed project, which also will extend into Franklin and North Sewickley townships in Beaver County.
Shenango police watching drivers
Shenango Township police say they will crack down on bad driving behavior through Aug. 31. As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement initiative, Shenango will join the state police and hundreds of other municipal police agencies to target aggressive driving behaviors including speeding, tailgating and running red lights.
County to raze former recycling building
The Lawrence County commissioners have given the go-ahead to demolish the county’s former recycling/solid waste building.
Crowd turns out for vote on new fracking rules
The Wilmington Township supervisors updated their zoning ordinance this week to address fracking. More than 70 people turned out Tuesday and stayed in the crowded township meeting room for more than three hours to get information and voice concerns about the new fracking limits.
Tornado touches down in East Lackawannock
A tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon in East Lackawannock Township, the National Weather Service confirmed. No injuries were reported.
Yauger’s Mercer County trial on hold
A pending criminal trial for the former Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV executive director has been continued again in Mercer County.
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