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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.
County to raze former recycling building
The Lawrence County commissioners have given the go-ahead to demolish the county’s former recycling/solid waste building.
Crowd turns out for vote on new fracking rules
The Wilmington Township supervisors updated their zoning ordinance this week to address fracking. More than 70 people turned out Tuesday and stayed in the crowded township meeting room for more than three hours to get information and voice concerns about the new fracking limits.
Tornado touches down in East Lackawannock
A tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon in East Lackawannock Township, the National Weather Service confirmed. No injuries were reported.
Yauger’s Mercer County trial on hold
A pending criminal trial for the former Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV executive director has been continued again in Mercer County.
Police: Man dies trying to help friend ‘who had too much to drink’
Police said a Sharpsville man killed his friend while fighting off his attempts to drive him home from a bar. “Two friends, one had too much to drink on a holiday,” Police Chief Keith A. Falasco said. “The other trying to get him home and that’s what it turned into.”
Vogel to host veterans outreach van
A mobile veterans outreach van will be at state Sen. Elder Vogel’s office on West State Street Friday. The van will be at the office, 1905 W. State St., from 9 a.m. to noon.
Mahoning awards contracts for new building
The Mahoning supervisors awarded contracts for electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioning and a security system for the new township building
Fireworks Festival to include Lego building contest
The Lawrence County Builders Association will be participating in the Fireworks Festival again this year.
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