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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.
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.
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.
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.
Christofer re–elected Democratic chairman
Richard Christofer withstood some competition to win re-election as chairman of the Lawrence County Democratic Party.
Shenango officials seek surveys
The Shenango Township supervisors are urging residents to return their “community surveys” by June 30.
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