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John K. Manna: Governor’s stances appear to shift over time
Where did Gov. Tom Corbett get his ideas? I don’t know if anyone has ever asked that question, but it came to me this week after reading a column written by G. Terry Madonna and Michael L. Young.
District mulls buying new band uniforms
Members of the New Castle school district’s marching band hope to be looking spiffier next year. Band director Nick Yoho made a proposal to the school board Monday to buy new band uniforms at a total cost of $52,188 for 110 uniforms.
Gas tax hike makes state nation’s sixth highest
A tax increase for road and bridge repairs helps make Pennsylvania the sixth most expensive place to buy gas in the United States, according to AAA. Only motorists in New York, Connecticut, California, Alaska and Hawaii pay more.
Wayne edges closer to zoning ordinance
One Wayne Township resident said he’s all for zoning, but doesn’t want industry along a residential stretch of Route 288. Ron Aiken, who sits on the township’s planning commission and ad hoc committee for zoning, attended the county commissioners meeting Tuesday to vent his concern about it.
City seeks grant to identify vacant properties
The city of New Castle is applying for a state grant to identify vacant or abandoned land parcels. City council authorized submitting an application to the state for a $30,000 Keystone Communities Program grant on Thursday.
North Beaver spending up on road salt
North Beaver Township officials thought they would have enough salt left at winter’s end to get them through next winter. But this winter’s snow and cold have depleted the reserves and at their meeting Monday, the supervisors agreed to order more for 2014-15.
City considers leasing golf course
Last year the city of New Castle lost approximately $25,000 in the operation of Sylvan Heights Golf Course. “We can’t continue to lose this kind of money,” Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo said at city council’s work session this week.
Council president William Panella and Councilman Tim Fulkerson expressed the same opinion.
Sewer packets to be mailed
Residents will soon get Information on tapping in to Phase II of Mahoning Township’s sanitary sewer project. When supervisors met Tuesday, Supervisor Vito Yeropoli said the township will send out packets March 1 for the Edinburg sewer phase, which is the latest part of the $23.5 million sewer project.
County looking to take down pesky insects
Lawrence County government is addressing the eradication of pesky members of the insect world. The commissioners say they plan to vote next week to approve an application for a West Nile Virus control grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Man accused of fighting, spitting on jail guards
A man being booked at the Lawrence County jail faces additional charges for fighting with and spitting on corrections officers. New Castle police have charged Scott Anthony Kosior, 46, of 2688 Savannah Road with five counts each of aggravated harassment by prisoner and harassment.
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