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Neshannock OKs school budget with no tax hike
The Neshannock Township school board this week approved a budget with no tax increase. The board approved the 2014-15 spending plan of $17,513,194 in expenditures and $16,997,781 of revenues by an 8-0 vote. Jay Vitale was absent.
Pastor reflects on experience in Iraq: ‘We minister to people in crisis’
As a pastor at Victory Christian Center in Youngstown, Dave Drespling regularly prays with others and preaches about healing. So when the opportunity came to make a few house calls to grieving families at the end of May, Drespling decided to do what any good pastor would by going the extra mile.
Photo Gallery, Story: Passer-by finds downtown crusade timely
Does God care about the people of New Castle? Just ask Mitch. The Rev. Randy Crum of Vision Ministries was wrapping up his second downtown crusade in as many months, inviting members of his Riverwalk Park audience and even passers-by to step to the middle of the plaza if they loved and wished to praise Jesus.
Court receives Mayor of Year award
Ellwood City Mayor Anthony J. Court has received a 2014 Mayor of the Year Award. The Association of Mayors of the Boroughs of Pennsylvania presented Court with the Albert Montecalvo Mayor of the Year Award this week in Ellwood City.
Christofer re–elected Democratic chairman
Richard Christofer withstood some competition to win re-election as chairman of the Lawrence County Democratic Party.
Shenango officials seek surveys
The Shenango Township supervisors are urging residents to return their “community surveys” by June 30.
Tomatoes kick off summer kids program
The Apple Castle kicked off its “Read Learn and Grow” program yesterday day with about 50 participants. The program, aimed primarily at children 10 years old and under, took place outdoors at a rustic amphitheatre of crates and benches designed just for the event.
Columbia Gas to replace North Beaver pipelines
Columbia Gas has announced a new pipeline improvement project in Lawrence County.
National title? Neshannock grad hopes to become America’s Distinguished Young Woman
New Castle will be represented next week in the 57th Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Miranda Nichols, who last year was crowned 2014 Lawrence County and Pennsylvania Distinguished Young Woman, left Sunday for Mobile, Ala., where a national winner will be determined June 26-28 at the Mobile Civic Center.
Local pediatrician warns about bad tick season
A local pediatrician is warning parents to watch their children for signs of tick bites. Dr. Carlos Flores said he is seeing more tick bites this year than he has in 30 years of practice.
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