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Our Opinion: Some consumers pay price of changing power suppliers
Choice may be good, but an informed choice is even better. That’s the conclusion we draw from reports here in Lawrence County and elsewhere around Pennsylvania about some residents and businesses receiving electric bills that are substantially higher than normal.
SRU addresses alleged audit discrepancy
As Slippery Rock University officials continue to tackle budget issues that include a potential deficit of up to $10 million, they’re also addressing concerns that a recent audit alleges a $1 million discrepancy.
On the Record: Today’s births and police reports
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center. Look inside for the latest births and police reports.
Trout stocking becomes tossing in Volant
While a snowstorm slowly made its way to the area, one annual event signaled the approach of spring for some. A little more than 300 attendees made their way through leftover snow and ice to the banks of Neshannock Creek in Volant for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s annual trout stocking event.
Toomey’s staff to hold local casework event
Tuesday is a casework day in New Castle with the staff of Sen. Pat Toomey. The session, at the office of state Sen. Elder Vogel, 1904 W. State St., will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coach attacker must get help after paroled
The man who attacked his high school football coach last summer was returned to jail Thursday after hearing terms of his sentence. It includes an order to seek mental health treatment when he is paroled and keeps him under court supervision for 13 years.
Law association makes new pitch for office space
Neighborhood Legal Services Association is making another pitch to occupy some space at New Castle city hall.
John K. Manna: Son of football legend leads political field in poll
Jay Paterno announced last week that he will be a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in the May primary. Earlier this week, a poll showed Paterno leading the field of Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor by a slim margin.
Our Opinion: Giving Laurel teachers free tuition is inherently unfair
Whenever government hands out perks to its own, red flags are raised. And arguments that they cost taxpayers nothing can ring a little hollow.
County hopeful of grant for domestic prosecutions
The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County is pursuing a $300,000 federal grant for prosecuting domestic and sexual assault cases. The funds, through the U.S. Department of Justice, office of Violence Against Women, would be shared among the shelter and the Lawrence County district attorney and adult probation offices.
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