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Mahoning Township to conduct cleanup
Mahoning Township has scheduled a spring cleanup for this month. Items will be picked up during the weeks of May 6 and 13. Residents are to place all items at curbside on the day before their scheduled collection only.
Water company wants to hike your bills
Pennsylvania American Water Co. is seeking a rate increase. On Tuesday, the company filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission requesting a $6.12-a-month increase in water rates for a typical residential customer.
Bill would stop schools from ‘passing the trash’
Betty Ferguson’s crusade started in August 1975 when her 16-year-old daughter Debbie disappeared. Debbie’s body turned up in Cussewago Creek in Crawford County four days later. Police were stumped, Ferguson said Tuesday.
Area colleges considering merger
Stressed by years of flagging government funding, the Community College of Beaver County has announced it will raise tuition by 17 percent in the next academic year.
Photo Gallery, Story: Motorcyclists gather for bike blessing
In the Old Testament book of Eziekel, God promises showers of blessing. You might say he delivered a few of them yesterday. Despite conditions that were anything but ideal motorcycle weather, dozens of bikers gathered near the fountain on Kennedy Square to have their vehicles blessed amid a steady drizzle.
John K. Manna: Term limits again considered
Some things just never go away. One of them is the idea to impose term limits on members of Congress. Once a big deal in the 1990s, discussion about imposing term limits has died down to a whisper in recent years. But the idea is apparently not dead.
Tourism director receives honor
New Castle’s JoAnn McBride has received the ATHENA Leadership Award. The goal of ATHENA International is to incorporate the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, our communities and our government.
State promotes natural gas fuel conversion
Pennsylvania already has spent at least $3.65 million to help businesses convert trucks and buses to natural gas fuel. The Act 13 natural gas impact fee law passed in 2012 includes another $20 million to do the same thing.
Harrisburg gun rally draws local crowd
David Knight helped organize three busloads of people to make the journey from Beaver County to Harrisburg. They got up in the middle of the night arrived in time for a 10 a.m. Second Amendment rally.
Spring prompts interest in development
The Neshannock Township supervisors approved a few preliminary plans for development this week. Requests included sewer line extensions on Trail One and Club Drive for houses, a subdivision for Terrace North off Nesbit Road to create more parking at the former Fisher’s Big Wheel office building; and the R&K Partners subdivision for a side yard addition off East Maitland Lane.
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