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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.
Rescue operation takes in, adopts out small animals
James Herriott wrote about all creatures great and small. Jen Kilmer of Edinburg never wanted to forget about the littlest of animals. She never wanted to forget about a beloved horse named Judge, either.
City Council Candidates: New Castle race has different wrinkle
New Castle voters will elect three people to city council on Tuesday. However, unlike most elections for council, this one has a different wrinkle. Two people will be chosen for four-year terms and one will be elected to a two-year term.
Turnpike reimbursing firefighters
When volunteer fire companies respond to traffic accidents on Interstate 80, Interstate 79 or any other state highway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation does not compensate the firefighters for their time.
Voter ID law on hold until judge makes decision
Before you vote in Tuesday’s general election, here is what you need to know. Poll workers will ask for a photo identification, but it will not be necessary for voters to produce one in order to vote Tuesday.
Man faces attempted homicide, arson charges
An Ellwood City man has been charged with arson in connection with a borough fire in September. Timothy Douglas Jackson, 47, of 210 Franklin Ave., also is facing three counts of attempted homicide, as Ellwood City police said he endangered the lives of three people at the 422 Loop St. apartment he allegedly torched.
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