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  • Road.jpg 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.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 9, 2014

  • 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.

    April 9, 2014

  • Movie.tiff 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.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg 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.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • money.jpg 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.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • emergency-room-sign.jpg 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.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • money.jpg Gas company to replace aging pipelines

    Columbia Gas Co. is planning at least four pipeline replacement projects in Lawrence County this year. According to Sarah Perry, company spokeswoman, the projects are designed to continue upgrading existing, aging natural gas pipelines.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • 02.jpg Photo Gallery: State champion ’Canes visit nursing home where one star’s mom works

    All of New Castle is proud of the Red Hurricane state championship basketball team. Likely, though, no one is more so than Angela Dennis. Dennis is the mother of Malik and Marquel Hooker, both members of the 31-0 squad that won both the WPIAL and PIAA titles.

    April 2, 2014 10 Photos

  • gavel.jpg DEP sets ‘forced pooling’ hearing for May

    Hearings that could lead to “forced pooling” have been re-scheduled for May. The Department of Environmental Protection announced that there will be three hearings, and one will be reserved for testimony from the public.

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

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