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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.
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.
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