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Vo-tech school budget still on hold
A debt owed to school districts is prompting their boards to look harder at the proposed vo-tech budget. So far, three of the county’s eight districts — Laurel, Neshannock and Union — have adopted the 2013-14 spending plan for the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center.
Photo Gallery, Story: Sports Hall of Famers bask in spotlight during annual banquet
Tears were shed, careers were honored and memories were celebrated. Hundreds gathered at the New Englander yesterday to commemorate the 2013 inductees to the Lawrence County Historical Society Sports Hall of Fame.
Your Safety: Are we ready to handle a county emergency?
Is Lawrence County prepared to handle a weather-related or natural emergency? The answer is a carefully considered “maybe,” according to two local fire chiefs. “You think that you’re prepared (for emergencies),” said Shenango Township fire chief David Rishel.
Intermediate Unit IV director resigns; investigation ongoing
The Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV solicitor said he is turning findings of the director’s credit card over to law enforcement. Cecelia H. Yauger, executive director of the intermediate unit that oversees 27 school districts, resigned Wednesday following an investigation into alleged misuse of her intermediate unit-issued credit card.
Neshannock board, teachers agree on pact
Neshannock Township teachers have a new contract. At a special meeting this week, school board members voted 9-0 to accept a four-year bargaining agreement.
ABC Supply plans move to larger facility
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has experienced booming sales over the last eight years in New Castle. As a result, the company has outgrown its South Mill Street site and will be moving its operations just a few blocks away to a larger facility.
Verizon offering $50,000 reward to solve phone cable theft
New Castle police are investigating the removal of about 300 feet of cable from a pole on the North Hill. The wires are the property of Verizon, according to police reports.
Demonstrators oppose Internet information act
Demonstrators last night on Kennedy Square opposed a bill that would allow Internet information sharing.
Some of them wore masks. Others wore sunglasses and most asked for anonymity. Most of them are from New Castle and organized themselves for the cause via social media.
Former resident donates $100,000 to Warner project
The Warner Film Center has project received a $100,000 boost from a New Castle native with local theatrical ties. Jack Oberleitner, his wife, Marian, and business associate Keith Staffan made the donation from their shared charitable trust.
Marathon Terrorist Attack: County native recounts Boston horror
Timing was everything on Monday for Angela Taylor Lawrence. The 31-year-old who grew up in Pulaski Township had trained for about four years before qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
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