- Closer Look
Two locals among Rocket finalists
The Scottish Rite Cathedral was a hot spot for local talent Friday night. Rocket to the Stars, the biggest singing competition in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, held its semifinal round in New Castle to determine which of its competitors would be moving on to the finals.
Memorial Day Reflections: New Castle veteran drove injured to important deliveries
Chester Flamino drove “a couple million miles,” hauling coal, steel and cement for local trucking companies before retiring in 1988. But he had many more vital deliveries during World War II.
New Castle News staffers win awards
New Castle News staffers finished out the spring awards season with wins in four contests. In the Keystone Press Awards competition, reporter Debbie Wachter took first place in the spot news category for her coverage of the fire at the Black Whale in downtown New Castle.
Police to handle animal abuse calls
Animal abuse complaints over the next few months should be directed to police — local or state. Complaints which go to the county will be referred to them because Lawrence County’s humane officer position is currently vacant following the death of Detective William “Jerry” McCarthy.
John K. Manna: A look back a big wins, tiny turnout in primary
Years from now few people, if any, will remember Tuesday’s primary in Lawrence County. The few probably will not remember that only 9,291 registered voters turned out at the polls. It wasn’t the lowest turnout over the last 25 years or so.
Cancer society grant to aid Amish women
Amish women in Mercer and Lawrence counties will benefit from an American Cancer Society grant. Primary Health Network will use the Making Strides Early Detection and Quality of Life Grant to educate them about the importance of breast cancer screenings.
Blessing, repairs set for cemetery
The former Harbor Presbyterian Church in Mahoning Township dissolved in 2005. Now all that remains is its cemetery. Harbor Bridge Cemetery has been in existence since 1850. Charles Ellenberger said that at one point, grass had grown so tall there that you couldn’t even tell a cemetery was there.
Our Opinion: Lousy voter turnout is a missed opportunity
Tuesday’s primary in Lawrence County had its share of winners and losers. But — based on the numbers — the biggest winner has to be voter apathy. Countywide, voter turnout in the primary was a whopping 17.1 percent. In case you missed it, our use of the term “whopping” is sarcasm.
Governor signs bill for health clinic funds
Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a bill that would provide $4 million for grants for community health clinics with at least 70 percent of that money directed toward the state’s smallest counties.
On The Record: Today’s births, police items and district judge reports
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center and local police departments. Look inside for the latest listing of police items and district judge reports.
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