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Poll: Wolf top Democrat in governor’s race
In a few days, Tom Wolf said, his kitchen cabinet company will divide $1.2 million among 240 employees. Those bonus payments — which Wolf said represent 20 to 30 percent of the net profit for the Wolf Organization Inc. — have been a prominent part of his advertising campaign in a bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.
People sought with high electric bills
Did your electric bill shock you? Some people in the area are receiving electric bills that are two, three and even four times as high as normal.
Oh-Penn fosters jobs, training on regional basis
Jobs and strengthening ties between Ohio and Pennsylvania manufacturing regions are on the minds of community planners. Members of the Northwest Regional Commission and the Southwest Regional Commission exchanged ideas and information Friday in a joint meeting and forum at Westminster College’s McKelvey Center.
Joint commissions meet, highlights advancements
Manufacturing, economic growth and job opportunities are the emphasis of two regional planning agencies that include Lawrence County.
Neshannock approves assessment settlement
The Neshannock Township supervisors accepted a reduced tax assessment settlement this week for the Lightner Greene development.
Simple formula explains golf course woes
Expenses were up and revenue was down. That, in a nutshell, is the reason New Castle’s city-owned golf course operated at a deficit last year.
John K. Manna: Distressed status gives city more revenue sources
New Castle’s population decline over the years has been well documented. It may be small consolation, but most cities in the Northeast have experienced a migration of residents to the suburbs or the Sun Belt over the last 50 years or so.
Preston acquires Chevrolet dealership
A Chevrolet dealership is returning to the New Castle area. Bobby Preston, president of Preston Auto Group, announced Friday that he and his brother, Kevin, have acquired the Chevrolet dealership and will build a new facility at the corner of Wilmington and Mitchell roads.
Misunderstanding prompted campus lockdown
A student running to get to class on time inadvertently triggered a campus lockdown Wednesday. Union Township police said Thursday the young man told officers he had gotten off the bus at Walmart and headed for the Butler County Community College.
Local college campus locked down
An incident involving an unarmed student prompted a local college to be locked down for more than an hour Wednesday. About 200 students at Butler County Community College’s Lawrence Crossing campus on West State Street in Union Township were instructed to remain in their locked classrooms for about an hour and a half.
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