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Arts + Education at the Hoyt will join more than 8,000 organizations across the country on Oct. 24 to celebrate Lights On After School, a nationwide event organized by the After School Alliance to recognize the important role afterschool programs play in the lives of children, their families…

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s sports wagering revenue jumped 144 percent in September, fueled by the growth of online betting and the beginning of the football season, the Gaming Control Board reported Thursday.

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MERCER – For decades up to the 2000 election, Mercer Countians cast votes in heavy, bulky voting booths. Each voter entered the booth and pulled a heavy, foot-long lever that closed a two-panel curtain behind them with a mechanical thump.

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Lawrence County and three municipalities that get annual block grant allocations intend to use a bulk of their money from this year’s allotment for housing rehabilitation.

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Cases involving a police pursuit and drugs against Taylor Renee Foley of Ellwood City and Andre Shontez Lee of Michigan will advance to the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas.

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UPMC Jameson and UPMC Horizon will present the 10th annual PINK: Fashion Show and Women’s Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., New Castle.

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A public meeting of the Lawrence County Prison Board quickly turned into an executive session when a retired jail captain spoke about his recent employment experience at the facility.

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A North Hill man is wanted after a domestic disturbance in Union Township sent a woman to the hospital, according to a police report.

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 A 61-year-old Ellwood City man has died in a reported fall at a sewage treatment plant in Franklin Township.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are gauging support for a vote to formally authorize the impeachment inquiry as another official testified Tuesday in the deepening probe of President Donald Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate Joe Biden.

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Lawrence County Children and Youth Services is taking measures to ensure its employees and people in its building are safe.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of shooting to death 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue last year said in a filing Tuesday that the case would be over if federal prosecutors had accepted his offer to plead guilty in return for life-without-parole.

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The comment and response document from Allegheny Mineral's application for a proposed 252-acre surface mine in Slippery Rock Township was issued on Sept. 30.

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A DON Management trailer is parked outside two DON Services projects on South Mulberry Street. The home on the right is a used as a nursing home transitional facility, while the one on the right is under construction for a family.

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A community garden on Richelieu Street still has some produce available for harvest. In the foreground is a rainwater collection system, made from an old satellite dish (the flower portion) and water tanks. The system was funded by Arts + Education at The Hoyt, and built by George Junior Republic.

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A 92-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon as a fire broke out at 1709 Gretchen Ave. on the city’s East Side. New Castle and a Shenango Fire District fire fighter aiding in battling the blaze.

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Remembering loved ones who died too soon from violence, but also letting go of the hurt and anger the event brought on was stressed Sunday at a candlelight vigil for victims of a triple homicide last year at 819 W. North St.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An internal review of Pennsylvania's parole system spurred by five parolees getting charged in quick succession with homicide is, in theory, acknowledging a long-standing complaint of parole agents over a long-term policy shift designed to help more parolees succeed on…

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The Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp. is spearheading an initiative to move the county into the future — and is asking the community for insight on how to get there.

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Mayoral candidate Mark Elisco says his first three priorities if he is elected mayor all revolve around one goal — to bring more revenue into New Castle.

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Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer is sacked by Penn State defensive end Shaka Toney during last Saturday's game at Beaver Stadium in State College.

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Steelers' backup quarterback Devlin Hodges throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during last Sunday's game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

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FILE - In this Friday July 26, 2019, file photo, a visitor looks through Lego pieces provided for a project at the Tate Modern, in London. Lego is testing a way for customers to ship their unwanted bricks back and get them into the hands of other kids. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

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Mary Estelle Lynch, 83, passed away on Aug. 28, 2019, in Oxford, Florida. Born in New Castle on April 20, 1936, Mary was a daughter of the late Chester Leroy and Geraldine Smiley. Preceding her in death on April 25, 2014, was her husband, Francis William Lynch, whom she married on April 23, …

Katherine A. Robison, 85, of New Castle passed away the evening of Oct. 16, 2019, at Avalon Place. Born on Dec. 12, 1933, in West Middlesex, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose A. Higel Nettinger. On Aug. 7, 1954, Katherine married her beloved husband, Robert Dale Robison Sr., who …

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