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Shell donation boosts Jameson project
Shell Appalachia’s search for natural gas will help fuel completion of Jameson Heath System’s emergency/surgical wing. Jameson is scheduled to take possession of its $20.3 million expansion Feb. 14.
Jordan Brown heading to George Junior
Jordan Brown is moving closer to home. At a hearing Thursday, Judge John W. Hodge approved transferring the 15-year-old from a facility in central Pennsylvania to one in western Pennsylvania. Jordan was in the courtroom, which was closed to the public.
Racetrack developers seek, receive more time
Endeka Entertainment has requested and received more time to seek a casino license. In a letter dated Nov. 19, the Philadelphia-based developers of a proposed racetrack and casino in Lawrence County were given an additional 60 days to meet three conditions imposed by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing commission.
Our Opinion: Expanded shale drilling operations will have an impact
Until recently, the local impact of shale gas drilling has been mostly a theoretical, what-if discussion. But as drilling, hauling, pipeline construction and related activities expand in Lawrence County, the issue has a more immediate — and practical — impact.
Shell addresses concerns for Henry organic farm
A Shell Appalachia spokeswoman said the company has been responsive to concerns of a North Beaver Township organic farmer. Kimberly Windon, business communications manager for Shell, has tried to dispel their fears, saying the company has looked closely at the potential for abandoned and unplugged gas and oil wells existing on the property of Dale and Maggie Henry of Columbiana Road.
County needs to be ready for advancing shale boom
Lawrence County’s workforce and businesses need to prepare for an economic boom from Marcellus Shale, an expert said. Marcellus Shale is changing the geopolitical climate of the nation, and the county is in a good location to benefit from the gas and oil drilling that is evolving in western Pennsylvania.
Jordan Brown Case: Observers comment on teen’s first treatment review
Kenzie Houk’s family and friends fear Jordan Brown is not receiving the help he was promised. After Friday’s evaluation hearing, the father and sister of the woman Jordan had been found responsible for killing expressed concerns the teen may be a victim of abuse perpetrated by the system, his family and defense counsel.
Jordan Brown Case: Victim’s family disappointed at evaluation report
Jordan Brown visited Lawrence County on Friday. As in the past, he said nothing. In April, Jordan, 15, was found responsible for the 2009 deaths of his father’s pregnant fiancée, Kenzie Marie Houk, and her unborn child.
Ex-PSU president Spanier charged in sex abuse scandal
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier on Thursday became the latest high-ranking school official to face charges in the child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Additional charges were also filed against two other school officials already charged in the case.
Racetrack owners pursue permit applications
Endeka Entertainment has applied for permits required to develop a racetrack/casino in Mahoning Township. The Lawrence County commissioners were notified this week by the Michael Baker Jr. engineering firm of Beaver that the new Philadelphia-based owners are applying to renew permits sought in 2008 when Centaur Gaming owned the project.
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