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Same-sex marriage legal since May 20
Same sex marriage in Pennsylvania became legal on May 20. That is the day a U.S. district court judge ruled the state’s 1996 statutory ban on recognizing same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. The following day, Gov. Tom Corbett said he would not appeal.
Businesses complain about pothole-riddled street
Industrial Street runs from Mahoning Avenue to Cherry Street in Mahoningtown — more than three-quarters of a mile. There are few spots along the road that are free of potholes, some of which measuring more than several feet in length and width.
Historical marker returned to theater site
Busloads of theater aficionados crowded South Mill Street Thursday to celebrate the rededication of the Warner brothers theater historical marker. It was a show that would have made the brothers proud.
Accused heroin traffickers charged
Nine of 12 people accused of widescale heroin sales have been charged. Police said charges are pending against Roy Zook, 34, 230 Crawford Ave., William Fuller, 43, of 721 E. Main St., and a 17-year-old male, who is to be charged by juvenile petition.
Investigators break up multimillion-dollar heroin ring
Narcotics officers claim Michael Schmidt Sr.’s source for buying heroin to sell in New Castle was in Youngstown. Investigators also allege he involved several family members and friends, including a 17-year-old male, in sales that netted thousands of dollars a week and between $3 million and $6 million during the past year.
Vo-tech administrators get bonuses, no raises
Lawrence County Career and Technical Center administrators will get one-time bonuses instead of raises next year. The joint operating committee approved one-year agreements that would freeze the salaries of director Leonard A. Rich and the principal, head custodian, cafeteria supervisor and computer technician.
‘Fat ’n Furious’: Local men star on Discovery Channel show
Putting a lot of muscle into everything he does is Steve McGranahan’s specialty. The New Castle resident known as the World’s Strongest Redneck is back at it again with the hijinks and comic moves that have captured mega-size audiences on TV, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Frank Aloi: 50 years of school spirit in Ellwood City
Frank Aloi is a true Wolverine. Aloi, who turned 73 Friday, spent the past half-century affiliated with the Ellwood City school district and its sports teams.
State law funding 911 centers under review
Lawrence County’s public safety director says the system for funding 911 centers in Pennsylvania is fundamentally broken.
Restaurant owners: No questionable deliveries, food safe
About 15 years ago, China Banquet opened in New Castle. The buffet-style Chinese restaurant at 102 S. Jefferson St. has enjoyed popularity and suffered tragedy.
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