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  • Fireworks.jpg Boomtown Again: Return of fireworks convention to boost local economy

    The neighbors are planning on getting a little noisy — and Lawrence County will be at the party. The Pyrotechnics Guild International announced last night that it will bring its 2013 convention to Cooper’s Lake Campground from Aug. 10-17. The weeklong event will include four nights of spectacular, public fireworks shows, the likes of which haven’t been seen on the East Coast since 1994 — when the guild held its convention at SNPJ near Enon Valley.

    October 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • 07.jpg Homecoming 2012: Photo galleries from around the county

    It's that time of year again when the hard-hitting action of Friday night football gives way to the elegance and pageantry of homecoming. Every Wednesday, look inside for special photo galleries featuring all attendants on this year's courts. This week: Shenango!

    October 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • 02.jpg Photo Gallery, Story: Lifelong friends create Halloween display to fight breast cancer

    Most folks will buy a plot of land to build a home. But when Tom “Mud” Fee purchased the lot next to his mother’s Loraine Avenue house last year, it was have a home to put his plots.

    October 13, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • TUNNELvision_1.jpg Home Movie: City native’s film getting big-screen treatment at Westgate Cinemas

    Lawrence County native Chris Pappas moved back to New Castle from Los Angeles to make movies. No, that’s not backward. After years of living in New York and, more recently, L.A. — plus having roles in more than 25 feature films and guest spots in another 25 to 30 television shows — Pappas came home to where it all began.

    October 11, 2012 2 Photos

  • Bottom Dollar Food Bottom Dollar Food coming to Neshannock

    “Piggy banks will fly” as plans materialize for a fourth grocery store in Neshannock Township. The Lawrence County Planning Commission Tuesday gave a favorable recommendation to a land development plan for Bottom Dollar Food to build a store in the Call’s Plaza, where Ralph’s Supermarket once stood.

    October 10, 2012 1 Photo

  • Kanan.jpg Soap secret: Return of New Castle native Sean Kanan to ‘General Hospital’ is shrouded in mystery

    Sean Kanan has a secret. The New Castle native set the daytime soap opera world abuzz in recent weeks with the announcement that he is returning to the popular ABC show, “General Hospital.” And that is where the mystery begins.

    October 9, 2012 1 Photo

  • Frankenstein.jpg New Wilmington police searching for Frankenstein

    New Wilmington police have issued an APB for Frankenstein — or at least his head and torso. The top half of Frankenstein and a red-eyed hanging clown, wearing a red/blue dress, were taken from a Halloween display in the yard at 350 E. Neshannock Ave. The theft was reported about 10 a.m. Sunday.

    October 9, 2012 1 Photo

  • Apple.tiff Applebee’s coming in, Compadres going out

    Applebee’s is coming to Neshannock Township. Signs dotting Wilmington Road in the vicinity of Field Club Commons advertise the restaurant company is now hiring. And although attempts to contact the company have been unsuccessful, a firm hired to post art work in the new restaurant has confirmed the recent rumors.

    October 5, 2012 1 Photo

  • Lugene2.jpg Lugene Hudson on Fitness: I hope my 5K experience inspires you to hit the road

    Ah, Tony Bennett, there’s a time to listen to you. But it’s not when I need motivation to run up a hill. Where was the upbeat Adam Levine and Maroon 5 on my MP3 player to help me along? I suppose it really didn’t matter.

    October 2, 2012 2 Photos

  • Breast.jpg Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor says ‘I will find a way to get through it’

    It is at night, when she is trying to sleep, that Melissa Heitzenrater-Grimes occasionally gives in to the frustration. “We argue at night sometimes, God and I,” she said. I say, ‘There’s gotta be a break in here for me at some point.’

    October 1, 2012 3 Photos

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