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  • 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

  • A8 jackson anniversary.jpg 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.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • money.jpg 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.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 25, 2014

  • TUESDAY Drespling_1.jpg 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.

    June 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • 13.jpg Photo Gallery, Story: Passer-by finds downtown crusade timely

    Does God care about the people of New Castle? Just ask Mitch. The Rev. Randy Crum of Vision Ministries was wrapping up his second downtown crusade in as many months, inviting members of his Riverwalk Park audience and even passers-by to step to the middle of the plaza if they loved and wished to praise Jesus.

    June 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • anthony court.jpg Court receives Mayor of Year award

    Ellwood City Mayor Anthony J. Court has received a 2014 Mayor of the Year Award. The Association of Mayors of the Boroughs of Pennsylvania presented Court with the Albert Montecalvo Mayor of the Year Award this week in Ellwood City.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • vote.jpg Christofer re–elected Democratic chairman

    Richard Christofer withstood some competition to win re-election as chairman of the Lawrence County Democratic Party.

    June 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shenango officials seek surveys

    The Shenango Township supervisors are urging residents to return their “community surveys” by June 30.

    June 20, 2014

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