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DEP monitoring Ohio earthquakes
Pennsylvania officials do not believe that five recent Ohio earthquakes near a wellpad warrant any action on their part.
Bill would shift horse testing costs to owners
Horse owners who race in Pennsylvania could get stuck with paying the costs of testing their animals for illegal drugs. Some predict the move will encourage them to move to out-of-state tracks.
On the Record: Today’s births, police items and district justices
On the Record is a periodic update of public information coming out of the Lawrence County Government Center. Look inside for the latest births, police items, and district judge reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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