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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.
Five years after his death, Michael Jackson is still the King of Pop
It’s been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades. Just last month, the singer moonwalked across a Las Vegas stage in a nationally televised hologram performance.
Township pays watchdog $102,000 to settle suit
Kurt D. Toth accepted $102,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit he had filed against South Pymatuning Township and a policeman. Toth, a self-styled township watchdog, alleged his free-speech rights had been violated when he was removed from a June 12, 2012, township supervisors meeting by patrolman Andreu Foriska.
Neshannock OKs school budget with no tax hike
The Neshannock Township school board this week approved a budget with no tax increase. The board approved the 2014-15 spending plan of $17,513,194 in expenditures and $16,997,781 of revenues by an 8-0 vote. Jay Vitale was absent.
Pastor reflects on experience in Iraq: ‘We minister to people in crisis’
As a pastor at Victory Christian Center in Youngstown, Dave Drespling regularly prays with others and preaches about healing. So when the opportunity came to make a few house calls to grieving families at the end of May, Drespling decided to do what any good pastor would by going the extra mile.
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