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Neshannock superintendent Dr. Mary Todora to retire
Dr. Mary Todora, Neshannock’s superintendent, will retire at the end of this school year. The board voted 6-3 Thursday night to accept Todora’s resignation, effective June 30.
Shop with a Cop makes 116 children happy
All Mason Work wanted for Christmas was a basketball. But when the 8-year-old New Castle boy left Walmart Thursday, he was the excited owner of a new scooter, a toy equalizer gun and a pair of Spiderman boots, in addition to a blue and white Wilson basketball.
Photos, Video, Story: Shenango homecoming queen Brittany Chieze considers herself ‘a pretty lucky girl’
Rochelle Chieze admits she panicked at first when she learned her daughter had been placed on Shenango High’s Homecoming ballot. “I started thinking about the germs from being around so many people and how tired this would make her,” Rochelle said. “Even though she was thrilled — we all were — I went back and forth. I thought maybe we should say no.”
Councilman thinks house purchase an ‘illegal act by the mayor’
New Castle Councilman William Panella believes the mayor committed an act of malfeasance in buying a property without council’s approval. “I think it’s an illegal act by the mayor,” Panella said at Tuesday’s work session regarding the purchase of a property at 315 E. Hillcrest Ave.
County’s borrowing will merge debts
The Lawrence County commissioners are consolidating the county’s debts for more efficient and cost-effective operations.
Shenango considering sewer sale
Shenango Township is trying to decide whether to sell its sewer system. A recent public meeting on the matter drew only about 15 residents and the Shenango supervisors said they will schedule another meeting to get more input.
Pair assists woman in escape from smoky bedroom
A woman was rescued Friday evening after reporting smoke in her mobile home. Cindy Zarlingo of 275 Dominick Lane, Mahoning Township, called 911 at 8:54 p.m. stating there was smoke in her bedroom and she was unable to get out.
Public library gets new director
The job description for library director doesn’t call for pig wrestling. But Sandra Collins did just that when a library she worked at in Utah participated in a county fair contest.
New director no stranger to shelter’s work
A murder underscored for Debbie Hennon how important her new job is. Hennon’s first week as executive director of the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County was marked by the death of Mariah Jai Anderson, who was gunned down Nov. 17 by her former boyfriend.
‘Miracle’ birth blesses Thanksgiving holiday
The number gathered around the Thanksgiving table at the Lamb household is slightly bigger than last year. Smiles are brighter and thankful prayers are in abundance for the little bundle of joy in a rocking baby seat at the family’s North Beaver Township homestead.
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