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City seeks grant to identify vacant properties
The city of New Castle is applying for a state grant to identify vacant or abandoned land parcels. City council authorized submitting an application to the state for a $30,000 Keystone Communities Program grant on Thursday.
North Beaver spending up on road salt
North Beaver Township officials thought they would have enough salt left at winter’s end to get them through next winter. But this winter’s snow and cold have depleted the reserves and at their meeting Monday, the supervisors agreed to order more for 2014-15.
City considers leasing golf course
Last year the city of New Castle lost approximately $25,000 in the operation of Sylvan Heights Golf Course. “We can’t continue to lose this kind of money,” Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo said at city council’s work session this week.
Council president William Panella and Councilman Tim Fulkerson expressed the same opinion.
Sewer packets to be mailed
Residents will soon get Information on tapping in to Phase II of Mahoning Township’s sanitary sewer project. When supervisors met Tuesday, Supervisor Vito Yeropoli said the township will send out packets March 1 for the Edinburg sewer phase, which is the latest part of the $23.5 million sewer project.
County looking to take down pesky insects
Lawrence County government is addressing the eradication of pesky members of the insect world. The commissioners say they plan to vote next week to approve an application for a West Nile Virus control grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Man accused of fighting, spitting on jail guards
A man being booked at the Lawrence County jail faces additional charges for fighting with and spitting on corrections officers. New Castle police have charged Scott Anthony Kosior, 46, of 2688 Savannah Road with five counts each of aggravated harassment by prisoner and harassment.
Scott resident named to state board
Thomas F. McCosby of Scott Township has been appointed to the state Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council.
Neshannock supervisors reopen, adopt new budget
The Neshannock Township supervisors this week amended their 2014 budget to reflect changes made at the organizational meeting in January.
Travelin’ man: Age doesn’t deter 96-year-old New Castle native from seeing the world
The world has been Adam Pivovar’s playpen for almost a century. Pivovar has seen and done things that most Americans can only see in their dreams or on the National Geographic Channel.
On the Record: Latest district judge reports in county
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center. Today, look inside for the latest district judge reports.
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