Daytona 500: Local woman part of Danica Patrick’s team
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick made history this week, becoming the first woman to claim pole position for the Daytona 500. But the driver who logged the fastest time at Sunday’s qualifying round — 196.434 mph — isn’t the only competitive young female on the team.
Photo Gallery, Story: County residents claim state farm show honors
Lawrence County farmers, square dance teams and FFA members who attended the Pennsylvania Farm Show last month returned with honors. The week-long event took place at the state farm show complex in Harrisburg. Dozens of Lawrence County residents traveled to Harrisburg to compete or cheer on participants.
Wilmington to conduct kindergarten screening
The Wilmington school district will have a screening clinic for kindergarten students in April. Anyone who has a child who will be 5 before Sept. 1 may register him or her for kindergarten.
Wilmington to show off new fitness center
Wilmington Area High has a new fitness center and it’s ready to put it on display. An open house is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday for the center, which is located right behind the Wilmington High School gym.
Teen’s death in crash attributed to drowning
A preliminary ruling in the death of a teen in a traffic accident indicates he died by drowning. The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office issued a press release in connection with its investigation into the death of Shane McQuiston, 15, of Edinburg, who was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed along Valley View Road in Pulaski Township Friday night.
High School Football: Wilmington players earn honors
Two Wilmington High football players earned recognition for their efforts this year. Jeremy Miller received second-team status at defensive tackle and Jon Yohman was a third-team recipient at his offensive line position on the Pennsylvania Football News’ all-state team.
Tragedy & heroics: Teen driver in fatal crash may owe life to vigilant off-duty officer
A Pulaski Township officer’s vigilance may have saved the driver’s life in a fatal accident Friday night in Wilmington Township. Shane McQuiston of Garner Road, a 15-year-old sophomore at Wilmington High School, died in the wreck that occurred when a pickup truck in which he was a passenger apparently swerved to avoid a deer and went off the road.
‘Emotional Night’: Wilmington mourns young crash victim
The grieving process continues for the Wilmington High School community. Shane McQuiston, a 15-year-old sophomore at Wilmington, was killed in a single-vehicle accident late Friday evening.
Shooting Aftermath: Local school districts gear up for crisis plan reviews
Lawrence County’s district attorney is planning a school safety summit of sorts after the first of the year. Joshua Lamancusa said he will meet with district officials, security guards and police to determine what security measures are in place at local schools and what can be done to enhance them.
Gold on the line
Familiar faces. Familiar place. Familiar stakes. Wilmington High football makes a return to the the District 10, Class AA Championship when it clashes with Hickory at 7:00 p.m. tonight at Slippery Rock University. This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season as the Greyhounds seek their 11th district title since 1994. Wilmington outscored the Hornets 35-28 in September.
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