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Oakland's Zookeeper: Neshannock High graduate leading the cheers for Pitt’s zany student section.
From the Lancer Lunatics to the Oakland Zoo, Jordan Shoup has seen it all. The 2010 Neshannock High graduate and current University of Pittsburgh student has led both schools’ student sections.
Bad-guy blog: Scotsman’s focus on New Castle crime earns Internet praise
A New Castle-themed blog has received national recognition for its tales of transgressions captured in a “Dragnet” motif. Diarmid Mogg’s “Small Town Noir” details the misdeeds of local criminals during a 30-year period beginning in the 1930s.
County gets healthy pension fund report
Lawrence County government’s retirement fund had a prosperous 2013. At the beginning of last year, the account held $47,303,321, county controller David Gettings reported.
Local police on alert for tainted heroin
A rash of Fentanyl-tainted heroin deaths in the Pittsburgh area has put local law enforcement on alert. New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem said the tainted heroin is evident by stamp bags with a different appearance. Stamp bags are how the heroin typically is packaged for sale.
Couple make deal in charges over girl’s school
A Philadelphia husband and wife whose daughter attended a suburban school district while living in the city have reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Bank robbery suspect facing more charges
City Police Chief Bobby Salem said bank robbery investigators had received multiple calls from Richard J. Bruni Sr.’s family. Those calls tipped them off to Bruni’s identity as the alleged robber shown in photos online and in the newspaper from three recent bank robberies in Lawrence County.
Electric grid may be stressed today
No power outages were reported because of winds over Sunday night, but local electrical concerns linger. Chuck Jackson, area manager of Penn Power, said there are worries about electric overload Tuesday and Wednesday when demand increases as electric furnaces and heating devices struggle to keep homes warm in subzero windchills.
Snow and wind chills visit county again
Lawrence County residents had another cold, snowy weekend. Six to 11 inches of snow fell Saturday and Sunday, and nighttime temperatures were around zero again. And it’s not over yet.
Double duty: Latest Naval appointment caps sterling career for Mount Jackson dentist
Blending a successful civilian life with an exemplary military career has been a double blessing for Dr. Thomas Patton. The Mount Jackson dentist has seen the world, courtesy of the Navy.
Council selects new member
Paul Stefano was appointed to New Castle City Council Thursday night by a unanimous vote of the four members. Stefano, 39, a history teacher at New Castle High School, fills a vacancy for a two-year term that will expire at the end of 2015.
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