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John K. Manna: Three former governors give their endorsements
Another election is history, which means another election campaign season is under way. Actually, some Democratic candidates running in next year’s gubernatorial contest couldn’t wait and began campaigning months before this year’s election.
Axion Power reports sale for solar project
Axion Power of New Castle has received an order for one of its PowerCubes for a solar project. The $320,000 purchase order is for a cube that will provide storage for energy created by a solar panel system.
New Castle native named director at PSU Shenango
Penn State Shenango’s new campus director is a New Castle native. Dr. Jo Anne Carrick has been named as successor to Dr. Fred Leeds, who will retire Dec. 31 as chancellor of the downtown Sharon branch campus.
City may buy residential property
Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo is proposing the city buy a house that was the scene of a shooting last month. His proposal was presented to city council Wednesday, but the lawmakers tabled it until the Nov. 26 meeting to allow a vote by all five members. William Panella and Thomas Smith were absent.
City applying for disaster aid
The city of New Castle will apply for federal disaster aid to repair streets damaged in a July 10 storm. At its meeting Wednesday night, city council named Matthew Staniszewski, community and economic development director, as the city’s agent to apply for the funds.
Union Township hires policeman
The Union Township supervisors Wednesday hired Ryan Tanner as a part-time policeman. He is to be paid $14.24 per hour.
Fees will increase at Sylvan Heights
Some fees at Sylvan Heights Golf Course will increase next year. New Castle City Council approved the increases Wednesday.
Mill Street Bridge to open next month
The new Mill Street Bridge is nearing completion and a grand opening is being considered for next month. Bill Humphrey of Frank B. Taylor Engineering, the design engineers, said Tuesday the bridge will be available for runners to use in the annual Thanksgiving 5-K race downtown.
Mahoning’s new building won’t require tax hike
Mahoning’s proposed budget for 2014 includes $2 million for a new township building. And an anticipated windfall from gas drilling means taxpayers will not have to foot the bill for the structure.
Mahoning ready to act on delinquent sewer bills
About a fifth of Mahoning Township’s sewer customers are delinquent on their sewer bills and officials are getting impatient. At this week’s meeting, solicitor Lou Perrotta announced that with passage of a new ordinance last month, the township is ready to begin filing civil complaints with the district magistrate against those residents.
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