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Extension offers Bluegrass pipeline session
Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Education Team will sponsor a workshop to provide details about the Bluegrass Pipeline. The program will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Ben Franklin Learning Center, 815 Cunningham Ave.
John K. Manna: State finally has road, bridge repair plan
Pennsylvania finally has a program in place to fix roads and bridges and provide more money for mass transit. The massive undertaking — pushed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett — will cost about $2.3 million per year, most of which will be paid by motorists in the form of increases in gas prices at the pump and fees.
Candidates elected through tiebreakers
Ed Powers was elected to Enon Valley borough council yesterday by winning a tiebreaker. Powers and Carl Braden each received one write-in vote in the Nov. 5 general election.
Remembering Kennedy: Lawrence County man stood silent watch over the body of a slain president
Like most of his generation, Thomas Franus remembers the moment he heard about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He also vividly recalls what he did amid the chaos and confusion that filled the next few days as the nation mourned the death of its beloved leader.
Board continues to study privatizing jail
The Lawrence County Prison Board is still mulling over privatization of the county jail. The board voted 6-0 yesterday to pursue discussions with Community Education Centers Inc. of West Caldwell, N.J., to determine the cost of contracting services at the jail.
No tax hike anticipated in Hickory Township
The Hickory Township supervisors bought a building and pumped more than $100,000 into their budget for next year. The spending plan calls for no increase in property taxes, but residents can expect to pay more to the fire department.
Local family moving for marijuana treatment
Amy and Jamie Houk and their 5-year-old son, Cameron, are medical refugees. The family is moving from New Castle to Colorado, where they can legally buy medical marijuana to treat Cameron’s epilepsy. Twenty states across the country, including Delaware and New Jersey, have legalized some form of medical marijuana.
Township has lengthy executive session
The Neshannock Township supervisors spent nearly two hours in executive session yesterday before completing their five-item agenda. Most of the session was with Pittsburgh attorney Josh Lorenz, who advises the supervisors about legal matters involving Millennium Park.
People needed for county authorities
Lawrence County citizens are needed to serve on a couple of county authorities. The commissioners have announced an open seat on the Lawrence County Airport Authority.
Court considers district changes
Lawrence County President Judge Dominick Motto received no objections yesterday to proposed changes in some county election districts.
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