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Meal maker: Neshannock teen fighting childhood hunger
On stage, Gianna Cherry is a Mini Star. In the community, she’s a Souper Star. A member of the New Castle Playhouse Mini Stars for the past two years, Gianna recently received a $500 grant from the Sodexo Foundation and Youth Service America, which recognizes young people working to fight childhood hunger.
Program feeds hundreds of local kids
The Lawrence County Summer Food Service Program offers free meals to eligible children age 18 and younger during the summer.
On the Record: A listing of today’s police 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 police reports.
Walkers raise funds for outreach
Walkers of all ages and from across the county wound their way through the streets of New Castle on Saturday. They were participating in a 5K walk-a-thon to benefit the Gussie M. Walker Community Outreach and Walker house, located on the city’s South Side.
Grand jury: Red flags at abortion clinic missed
The grand jury investigating allegations of botched and illegal abortions and unsanitary conditions at the Philadelphia clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell revealed lapses by the agencies supposed to monitor women’s clinics.
Wilmington plans security improvements
The Wilmington school board approved a new security camera system for two district buildings. The district agreed to spend $26,874 to purchase security cameras for the New Wilmington Elementary school and $18,450 for the Pulaski elementary building.
Wilmington to fill board vacancy
The Wilmington school board is seeking a new member.Board member Peggy Foht resigned April 8. The board has 30 days to select a replacement.
On the Record: A listing of today’s births, district judge reports and marriage licenses
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 births, district judge reports and marriage licenses.
Our Opinion: State report of New Castle district remains in the dark
An old saying goes that rumors are always worse than the truth. That’s why we are baffled by the way the New Castle Area School Board is handling a review of a state audit. The audit in question was prepared by the Pennsylvania auditor general’s office. It’s a regular audit, something the office does with every school district in the commonwealth.
Jail’s state inmate pay boosted to $65 a day
As parole-busting inmates are herded into the local jail, its income will be more than county officials had expected. The Lawrence County Prison Board has learned Pennsylvania will pay $65 per day to house the state parole violators, an increase from the $50 it had received for housing state criminals.
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