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  • Fireworks.jpg Fireworks Festival to include Lego building contest

    The Lawrence County Builders Association will be participating in the Fireworks Festival again this year.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • gavel.jpg City seeks assistance on tech needs

    The city of New Castle is asking the state to assess the city’s information technology needs.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • gavel.jpg County to continue saving energy

    Lawrence County is about to enter the second phase of a major energy saving upgrade for its buildings. Joe Price of Johnson Controls, a global company with offices in Youngstown, told the county commissioners Tuesday that the program started in 2008 for $2.2 million has been more successful than anticipated.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • DEP to host energy funding workshops

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is conducting Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority funding workshops this month.

    July 2, 2014

  • money.jpg City council proposes new park fees

    Fees for use of New Castle parks are being adjusted. City council has introduced an ordinance establishing a fee schedule for Cascade Park and Darlington Park that will run from 2014 through 2016.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • bike.tiff Bike trail to close for repairs

    The Stavich Bicyle Trail will be closed for four days in July. Lawrence County has contracted with Butch & McCree Paving Inc. to seal the surface of the trail.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • money.jpg Company cranks up cost of its Sharon project

    Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine Co. has landed up to $661,000 in state aid on its Sharon plant project, where the cost has been cranked up to $80 million.

    June 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • money.jpg Union Township gets extra housing rehab funds

    Union Township has received an extra $300,000 in housing rehabilitation funds this year for low-income residents. Township zoning officer Linda Farris said the one-time grant will be spent in a target area in the vicinity of the recently completed Scotland Lane sewer project that includes Burns and other side streets.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Killer could get out of prison — in 30 years

    A local judge gave Anthony Machicote a ray of hope that he could someday be let out of prison. Machicote has been serving a prison term of life without parole for his role in the death of Wayne Urey Jr., a night supervisor at George Junior Republic, the residential treatment center for boys in Pine Township.

    June 27, 2014

  • school.jpg District to sell closed schools, contents

    The New Castle school district will advertise for proposals to buy its three just-closed elementary schools.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

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