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State lawmakers want greater abortion oversight
As doctors who perform abortions in Texas must now get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to practice, a pair of Pennsylvania lawmakers are marshaling support for a similar law.
Sandusky prosecution review continues
Ten months later, the state attorney general’s office is still reviewing how prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky investigation at Penn State and whether delays allowed the former assistant football coach to continue molesting children.
Proposed city budget includes pay hikes
New Castle city employees will receive pay increases in 2014 in a budget proposed by Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo. The $18.4 million budget, which does not require a tax increase, was unveiled to city council this week.
Mother finds ways to honor daughter’s memory
Following the death of her daughter, Shirley “Sam” Phillips admits she contemplated suicide. But remembering that Danielle Lee Kennedy decried the act of taking one’s own life chased away those desperate thoughts.
Instead, she found a way to honor her daughter’s memory.
New Castle mayor proposes 2014 budget
New Castle Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo introduced an $18.4 million budget for 2014 to city council Tuesday night. The proposed spending plan, about $916,000 higher than the 2013 budget, requires no tax increase.
Wilmington hires new superintendent
Dr. Michelle M. Miller was named superintendent of the Wilmington Area School District last night. The board approved a three-year term for the 38-year-old and set her first year salary at $120,000.
Racing bill calls for industry overhaul
Legislation introduced last week might save Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, which could go broke early next year. State Sen. Elder Vogel Jr., who represents Lawrence County, is one of four senators who introduced the measure.
Extension offers Bluegrass pipeline session
Penn State Extension’s Marcellus Education Team will sponsor a workshop to provide details about the Bluegrass Pipeline. The program will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Ben Franklin Learning Center, 815 Cunningham Ave.
John K. Manna: State finally has road, bridge repair plan
Pennsylvania finally has a program in place to fix roads and bridges and provide more money for mass transit. The massive undertaking — pushed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett — will cost about $2.3 million per year, most of which will be paid by motorists in the form of increases in gas prices at the pump and fees.
Candidates elected through tiebreakers
Ed Powers was elected to Enon Valley borough council yesterday by winning a tiebreaker. Powers and Carl Braden each received one write-in vote in the Nov. 5 general election.
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