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  • State sponsoring dog license poster contest

    The state Department of Agriculture is inviting  students to enter a poster contest about the importance of dog licensing. The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students of grades 1 through 6, enrolled in public, private or home schooled children. The entry deadline is April 30.

    March 20, 2014

  • meehan.jpg Leechburg accepts Meehan’s resignation

    The Leechburg School District has officially accepted the resignation of Terence P. Meehan as its superintendent. Meehan tendered his resignation to the board effective Monday, turning down a five-year contract with the school district with a starting pay of $125,000.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mahoning to float loan for new building

    The Mahoning Township supervisors are planning to borrow $2.2 million for construction of a new municipal building. They have set a special meeting for 4 p.m. Tuesday at the township Community Center at 4512 W. State St., Hillsville.

    March 19, 2014

  • Huston.jpg Greg Huston: The Buccos, March Madness and Miller time

    We’re getting closer and closer to the 2014 opening day for the Pirates, and for the first time in forever, there are big time expectations for the Buccos.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg Neshannock superintendent gets more responsibilities

    With less than three months remaining before her retirement, Neshannock’s superintendent of schools is filling two job vacancies. The board this week appointed Dr. Mary Todora as acting business manager and school treasurer.

    March 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bill targets abuse of closed meetings

    Elected officials often abuse closed-door meetings, according to a state legislator who wants all secret sessions to be recorded to make it easier to find the truth should questions arise later.

    March 17, 2014

  • City makes plans for rain barrel program

    The city of New Castle plans to begin an urban rain barrel program. City council adopted a resolution this week to enter into an agreement with the Lawrence County Conservation District, which is applying for a $10,000 grant to implement the program.

    March 17, 2014

  • Road.jpg Renovations planned for I-376 in county

    Work on a $16.9 million project to improve I-376 in Neshannock, Wilmington and Pulaski townships will begin Monday.

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Council approves plan for recycling company

    New Castle City Council has approved a land development plan for a recycling facility.

    March 15, 2014

  • Corbett takes aim at waiting list for families of disabled children

    Families of people with mental disabilities know what it means to wait for the state. More than 13,000 families are in line for benefits to help care for someone with a intellectual disability, including 4,000 deemed to need immediate help.

    March 15, 2014

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