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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.
Two pipelines coming through, heading south
Third of three parts: Two natural gas pipelines to be built through Lawrence County will head south to other states. Sunoco has plans to build a 12-inch, 74-mile Allegheny Access pipeline that will pass through Little Beaver Township, then go southeast through Darlington and South Beaver and Brighton townships in Beaver County.
Spirited effort: New anti-bullying group launches efforts with Halloween party
Halloween is a scary time of year all in the name of fun. But children shouldn’t be frightened on a regular basis. A new community-wide group — Let’s Make a Difference — has been established to address the issues of bullying.
Cats missing after fire
Five kittens and an adult cat were missing but presumed safe after a fire Tuesday afternoon on the East Side. Mike Petrone, New Castle’s assistant fire chief, said he suspects the cause of the blaze at 815 Lathrop St. was electric.
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.
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