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Police arrest woman wanted in Florida
An East Side woman whose car was stopped by New Castle police is wanted on felony charges in Florida. New Castle police have charged Vivian Lynn King, 54, of 1819 E. Washington St., as a fugitive from justice.
Electric bill complaints keep growing
If your electric bill has skyrocketed, it might help to complain to your electric supplier. One local resident actually received some money back from Pennsylvania Gas and Electric after she had called to express her shock at the size of her electric bill.
AFSCME, county to continue contract talks
A courthouse labor union and Lawrence County government officials are returning to the bargaining table to iron out a contract.
Jail workers get new positions, more pay
New job titles have been created — and pay hikes granted — for three Lawrence County jail employees. At a special meeting Monday, the Lawrence County Salary Board eliminated the positions of two non-union recordkeepers and a secretary at the jail.
Clutch coach: Intense practices, focus on film and lessons learned from local legends all help Blundo mold ’Canes into a history-making program
It all starts at the top. Like any quality organization, a foundation of success is built through strong leadership. That’s evident with the New Castle High boys basketball program.
New Castle Schools: Leave with pay was superintendent’s call
When a New Castle school district employee is placed on administrative leave, it typically is the superintendent’s decision. District solicitor Charles Sapienza said in an email last week that the district has no policy governing when and why an employee is placed on administrative leave or whether he or she should be paid during that leave.
East Side man dies in fire
An East Side man died after a fire destroyed his house Thursday night. Edwin Sheffield Lewis, 61, was found in an upstairs bedroom in the front of the house at 761 Lathrop St.
Local residents shocked by electric bills
Jenny Pierog of North Beaver Township thought her Christmas baking had driven her electric bill up to $700 for December. The 86-year-old didn’t know what else it could be. “We didn’t burn any (Christmas) lights; we don’t have that much on.”
Man arrested for soliciting teen on Facebook
A Shenango Township man has been arrested for allegedly contacting and soliciting a 14-year-old through Facebook. And a man who allegedly found out about it and tried to stop the online dialog between them also is to be charged.
Defendant enters guilty plea as jury deliberates
A man facing a possible death sentence pleaded guilty and was sentenced while a jury deliberated his fate. DeAngelo Mercer, 24, of 322 Halco Drive pleaded guilty Tuesday night to criminal homicide, murder in the third degree.
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