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Hickory Bend pipelines will come through county
Second of three parts: Two natural gas liquid transmission pipelines through Lawrence County will connect with a cryogenic processing plant near the Ohio line.
Natural gas pipeline webs being spun through area
First of three parts: A few years ago, talk about Marcellus and Utica shales was about drilling and fracking. While drilling for natural gas is now prevalent locally and well pads are dotting the county’s horizon, focus is shifting to the digging for construction of pipelines to transport the gas from the drilling sites to areas throughout the middle and eastern United States.
State revising list of dangerous dogs
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has identified more than 700 potentially dangerous dogs in the Commonwealth. That’s more than 10 times the number disclosed by the department when the Dog Law Enforcement Office was audited earlier this year.
Pam Tebow reflects on the miracle of ‘Timmy’
It was Tebow time in New Castle. Yet the hundreds gathered at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Thursday night got little in the way of pro football life. They did, however, go deep into the pro-life game plan.
Council OKs hiring of firefighters
Six part-time firefighters have been added to the New Castle fire department. City council approved the hiring of the “casual” firefighters last night.
City to pay off loan early
A budget reserve will allow the city of New Castle to pay off a federal loan three years early. The city obtained the $2.6 million loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2002 for downtown improvements.
Fees to increase at Sylvan Heights
Some fees will increase at Sylvan Heights Golf Course next year under changes presented to New Castle City Council. The increases are proposed by the city’s golf course committee to avoid a budget shortfall in 2014. The committee is made up of city officials and a golf course member.
Commission nixes Presque Isle petition
The Pennsylvania Harness Commission has rejected the petition of an Erie racetrack/casino to block Lawrence Downs. Pocono Downs Racetrack and Casino, commission members voted 2-0 at their meeting Friday to reject the Presque Isle Downs and Casino petition, which challenged the commissioners’ decision to award a harness racing license to Endeka
Photo Gallery, Story: Board gets sneak peek at Lockley school
New Castle’s kindergarten students will move into their new school in early January. The new Lockley Early Learning Center will be finished by then, but first- and second-graders won’t move in until next school year, according to the district’s plans.
New Castle Schools: District releases names in tuition probe
The New Castle school district has released the names of employees who were the subject of a state audit finding.
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