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Natural gas pipeline webs being spun through area
First of three parts: A few years ago, talk about Marcellus and Utica shales was about drilling and fracking. While drilling for natural gas is now prevalent locally and well pads are dotting the county’s horizon, focus is shifting to the digging for construction of pipelines to transport the gas from the drilling sites to areas throughout the middle and eastern United States.
Natural gas program set at Westminster
Pipelines and natural gas issues will be the subject of a program scheduled for Nov. 2 at Westminster College. The League of Women Voters of Mercer County and the Westminster College Environmental Programs are co-sponsoring the event featuring Dr. Roberta Winters of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters.
Commission nixes Presque Isle petition
The Pennsylvania Harness Commission has rejected the petition of an Erie racetrack/casino to block Lawrence Downs. Pocono Downs Racetrack and Casino, commission members voted 2-0 at their meeting Friday to reject the Presque Isle Downs and Casino petition, which challenged the commissioners’ decision to award a harness racing license to Endeka
Endeka answers Presque Isle petition
Endeka Entertainment has asked the state to dismiss an Erie racetrack/casino’s request to scratch Lawrence Downs’ license.
Manager named for Austintown track, casino
Penn National Gaming has named the general manager for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. Michael Galle, 43, who served as assistant general manager of Hollywood Casino Toledo, will run the Austintown facility, scheduled to open late in 2014.
Appeals court denies Sandusky new trial
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should not get a new trial after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Erie track objects to license for local proposal
An Erie racetrack’s attorney contends the state should conduct a public hearing for the proposed local racetrack and casino. Presque Isle Downs Inc. filed a petition Monday with the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, contesting the commission’s awarding of a conditional license to Endeka Entertainment for Lawrence Downs Casino and Racetrack planned for Mahoning Township.
State Supreme Court asked to review Jordan Brown case
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has been asked to review a lower court’s ruling that overturned the conviction of Jordan Brown. Defense attorneys do not believe the case will be heard.
Track developers in compliance for license
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission Friday gave Endeka Entertainment more time to find a horsemen’s association. In October, the commission transferred the license to operate a racetrack in Lawrence County to the Philadelphia-based developers, setting six conditions to be met.
Jordan Brown Case: High court rejects request in teen’s case
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has told state prosecutors it doesn’t want to hear a re-argument of Jordan Brown’s appeal.
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