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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.
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.
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.
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.
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