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State lawmakers take more free, legal trips
U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year.
New Castle hires information technology director
The New Castle school district has a new information technology director. At its meeting this week the board hired Emily Sanders of Cranberry Township to fill the position, left vacant by the retirement of Beth Barber.
Neshannock approves bond refinancing
The Neshannock Township supervisors this week agreed to refinance a 2011 bond issue.
ESB reports earnings growth in quarter
ESB Financial Corp., parent company of ESB Bank, has announced an increase in earnings.
Carpenter Project volunteers return to do home repair for Ellwood area resident
An army of blue, tie-dye-clad workers teemed around Ellwood City. They were part of the annual Carpenter Project.
Health care fight spares area
Highmark and UPMC found one thing they agree on in their truce accord: Their ongoing feud, which has softened in recent weeks, will not affect services provided outside the greater Pittsburgh area. That area includes all of Mercer and Lawrence counties.
Anti-fracking group to meet
The Fracking Truth Alliance will meet Monday in New Wilmington. The session will begin at 7 p.m. at the Westminster Field Station, 937 Fayette-New Wilmington Road.
North Beaver schools to be demolished
The former North Beaver Township school buildings will be demolished — it’s just a question of when and by whom.
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.
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