President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will come under intense scrutiny during their first debate Wednesday. AP's Connie Cass says there are five things to watch for during their debate.
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Audit: Children of New Castle school employees didn’t pay tuiton
The Pennsylvania auditor general’s office has determined that seven non-resident students went to district schools but did not pay tuition over the course of four years. Now, the district will have to repay more than $100,000 to state.
Vo-tech budget an issue for interim director
The first order of business for the new vo-tech school interim director may be to address the 2013-14 budget. The Lawrence County Career and Technical Center’s spending plan must be passed by at least six school boards in the county and a majority of the 72 members on the eight school boards in the county must vote yes.
Warner Theater Project: That’s not all, folks
Through the magic of the movies, visitors to the Warner Film Center may soon be transported through time and space. “Our plan is to take visitors from modern times back to 1907 — the year the Warner brothers opened their first theater in New Castle,” explained John L. “Jack” Oberleitner, a trustee of the Warner Film Center and in charge of development of the planned Warner Movie Palace at Cascade Center at the Riverplex.
Warner Theater Project: The man behind the scenes
Jack Oberleitner has been involved in the movie business since 1959. Beginning as an usher at the former Victor Theater in New Castle, he worked his way into management and theater chain ownership, participating in restoration and reopenings of more than a dozen theaters.
Tommelleo resigns, Ionta named interim director at vo-tech
The Lawrence County Career and Technical Center has a new interim director. Domenic J. Ionta was named to the post Thursday night to lead the school while it searches for a permanent executive director.
Photo Gallery, Story: Tortured kitten on the road to recovery
When Rebecca Smith first saw Oscar, he was a little ball of orange and white fur. The Morris Street resident befriended the kitten, his mother and two siblings, feeding them at their home under the porch of a vacant house in her neighborhood.
Man sentenced in robbery of legislator
State Rep. Jaret Gibbons praised law enforcement officers for prosecution of a man who had robbed the legislator last year. A Dauphin County judge sentenced Donnie Dozier, 42, to 12 to 30 years in prison under a plea deal Tuesday for robbing Gibbons and two staff members the night of March 12, 2012, in downtown Harrisburg.
Pain doctor’s trial gets under way
An attorney defending a pain management doctor claims his client dispensed prescriptions within the parameters of the law. A Pennsylvania attorney general’s deputy said she intends to prove that 61-year-old Dr. Van Edward Scott had prescribed powerful and highly addictive drugs to at least eight patients in Lawrence County and that he prescribed the drugs to three patients who were drug-dependent.
IU IV director racked up thousands on credit card
Cecelia H. Yauger’s credit card expenses started growing three months after she was named Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV’s executive director.
IU IV director explains prior credit card system
The Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV’s acting executive director said his work-issued credit card came with checks and balances.
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