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Photo Gallery: Annual Veterans Day Parade pays tribute to those who served
Local residents who have served their country received a civilian salute Saturday. Hundreds turned out downtown to watch the Lawrence County Veterans Council’s annual Veterans Day Parade.
Photos, Story: North Hill gas line rupture forces evacuations
Contractors knocked on Billie Jean and Tom Cioffi’s door yesterday and said they were installing a gas meter. “And then, boom,” Billie Jean Cioffi said, describing how the workers had broken a four-inch natural gas main in front of their house at 1907 Delaware Ave.
Proposals offered on city tax abatements
New Castle City Council is considering shortening the time for property owners to take advantage of tax abatements.
New Castle Schools: District responds to state audit findings
The New Castle Area School District is answering state audit findings it received earlier this year. One finding addresses three teachers who did not pay tuition for their out-of-district children who attended city schools.
Kiriakou chosen for Peacemaker Award
Imprisoned New Castle native John Kiriakou is the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County’s 2014 “Peacemaker of the Year.”
New Castle Schools: Sandy Hook teacher who protected class during deadly shootings shares story
Forty-five minutes. That three-quarters of an hour seemed like an eternity on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, after teacher Kaitlin Roig made a decision that spared her 15 first graders from a deadly encounter with a deranged shooter roaming the halls at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
City pension fund shows increase
New Castle’s employee pension fund showed significant growth during the third quarter of the year. That’s according to the fund’s investment managers, who said the increase of $1,564,020, or 5.93 percent, resulted primarily from a strong showing in the stock market.
Grease fire damages Shenango home
A kitchen grease fire caused about $25,000 damage to a Shenango Township home Monday afternoon. Shenango and four other departments responded to 122 Aiken Road about 3:30 p.m. to find the inside engulfed in flames, according to Shenango Township Fire Chief David Rishel.
Board seeks inquiry into expense report matter
The Lawrence County Board of Elections is turning over a campaign expense report matter to the district attorney. The board, made up of the three county commissioners, voted Monday to have District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa investigate the Lawrence County Republican Committee’s failure to file an expense report in October 2012.
State’s voter ID law still on hold
For the third consecutive election, poll workers will ask voters to show identification, but for the third time, citizens do not need ID to vote Tuesday.
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