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  • money.jpg 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.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • bike.tiff 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.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • money.jpg 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.

    June 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • money.jpg 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.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

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