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United Way reports funds raised for pool renovation
United Way of Lawrence County has raised $51,363 toward the renovation of the Cascade Park swimming pool. Gayle Young, United Way executive director, reported the amount this week.
Shenango to consider tax abatement
The Shenango Township supervisors will consider offering a five-year sliding tax abatement for businesses at a special meeting Thursday.
Paterno memorial gaining support in PSU trustees election
Former lieutenant governor Bob Jubelirer has joined Penn State supporters calling for the return of the Joe Paterno statue that once stood outside Beaver Stadium.
PennDOT to resurface Route 18
Plans are under way to resurface a nine-mile stretch of Route 18 in southern Lawrence County. Dan Cessna, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation district manager, told the Lawrence County commissioners Tuesday that is one project that has been added since the Lawrence County road work for this year was announced last week.
Turnpike maintenance to impact E-ZPass use
Pennsylvania Turnpike E-ZPass users will face a restriction Wednesday. Eastbound and westbound Express E-ZPass lanes at the Gateway Mainline Toll Plaza (Exit 2) will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to turnpike officials.
Mental illness shouldn’t disqualify gun buyers, advocates say
In the aftermath of another mass shooting and an inevitable debate over gun laws, a mental health advocate and gun control lobbyist are warning against unfairly restricting the mentally ill from accessing firearms.
Cascade Theater plans to be finalized
Architectural drawings for the Warner Cascade Theatre restoration are expected to be finished by early next month. Renovation of the Warner Brothers’ first theater, located at 18 S. Mill St., is scheduled to follow by summer, with a grand opening set for Feb. 2, 108 years from the date of the original opening.
John K. Manna: Decyphering results of state Democratic survey
It’s no surprise that Tom Wolf is far ahead of other Democratic candidates for governor, according to a recent poll. After all, Wolf has been flooding the airwaves with ads, effective ones at that, as evidenced by this Franklin & Marshall College Poll.
Schools wait years to receive state’s share of construction bills
More than 200 school building projects are awaiting money from the state — in some cases months and years after they cleared all other hurdles of Pennsylvania’s approval process.
Joint venture to manage Jameson emergency room
Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians have formed a joint venture to manage emergency departments at nine facilities.
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