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  • Rich.jpg Official sorting out vo-tech finances

    Second of two parts: The Lawrence County Career and Technical Center is plowing through a financial quagmire with help from the Laurel School District.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo 3 Stories

  • Rich.jpg Overtime pay the crux of vo-tech forensic audit

    First of two parts: Lawrence County Career and Technical Center’s former assistant business manager allegedly logged overtime while on vacation, an audit report shows.

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Audit report details alleged discrepancies

    Forensic auditors examining Lawrence County’s vocational-technical school funds focused on overtime pay of the assistant business manager.

    March 26, 2014 1 Story

  • Audit shows more than overtime issues

    A forensic audit of the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center finances turned up more than alleged unauthorized overtime pay.

    March 26, 2014

  • Letter.jpg Our Opinion: Recording executive sessions will limit abuse

    Whenever governing bodies have public meetings, they often opt to conduct executive sessions.This is perfectly legal under Pennsylvania law — so long as the basic purpose for the executive session is explained to the public and so long as officials refrain from discussing matters in private that are required to be addressed in the open.

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    March 20, 2014

  • school.jpg New Castle principal suing district, superintendent

    With alleged sexual harassment complaints under investigation, a New Castle school official is suing his school district and the superintendent.

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Attorney says someone trying to discredit Razzano

    Robert Razzano’s attorney believes there is a concerted effort by someone to discredit his client. Razzano, 52, the New Castle Junior High School principal, has been placed on paid administrative leave while the district investigates several alleged sexual harassment complaints against him.

    March 20, 2014

  • meehan.jpg Meehan remaining, not taking Leechburg post

    Terence Meehan will be staying in New Castle. In November, Meehan accepted the position of superintendent in the Leechburg Area School District at an annual salary of $125,000. He was one of 14 applicants.

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg Three elementary schools to close July 1

    Three city elementary schools will close this summer. The New Castle school board voted 7-0 Monday to close the John F. Kennedy, Thaddeus Stevens and West Side primary centers, effective July 1.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

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