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Fireworks Festival to include Lego building contest
The Lawrence County Builders Association will be participating in the Fireworks Festival again this year.
City seeks assistance on tech needs
The city of New Castle is asking the state to assess the city’s information technology needs.
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.
DEP to host energy funding workshops
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is conducting Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority funding workshops this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
District to sell closed schools, contents
The New Castle school district will advertise for proposals to buy its three just-closed elementary schools.
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