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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — An elderly Amish man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four girls for years is facing 38 to 76 years in prison in Pennsvlania, even though the judge acknowledged Friday that the length of the sentence is largely symbolic given the man’s age.

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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — An elderly Amish man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four girls for years is facing 38 to 76 years in prison in Pennsvlania, even though the judge acknowledged Friday that the length of the sentence is largely symbolic given the man’s age.

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SHARON – Police are looking for a man who runs a Sharon organization for troubled youths in connection with sex charges involving a minor.

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Linda K. Whitesell has never given up hope that her daughter will somehow be found, whether she is dead or alive.

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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transce…

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Lawyers representing a former Edinburg man accused in the stabbing death of 8-year-old Mark "Markie" Edward Mason Jr. met with Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa on Friday behind closed doors. 

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Time is the most important thing you can put between a suicidal person and his ending his life, a mental health expert told New Castle Area School District teachers.

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A waste management consultant for the City of New Castle presented a detailed explanation to New Castle City Council about garbage collection services that are set to begin in April.

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The New Castle Area School Board was treated to the sounds of music at Tuesday’s meeting as a group of students displayed their singing talents.

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Workers from the city of New Castle’s Public Works department took advantage of mild temperatures Thursday to apply cold patch to potholes in downtown streets.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai will not run for reelection, the Republican announced Thursday, ending the career of a conservative force in state government in a critical year when Democrats are aiming to take control of the chamber.

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State Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced that 10 fire and EMS companies in his district will be receiving $133,859 in state grants for training, equipment and other operating costs.

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The Pennsylvania CareerLink® Lawrence County, currently located at 102 Margaret St., New Castle, will be moving to the Central Building, 101 S. Mercer St. in downtown New Castle in early spring 2020.

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HARRISBURG — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources this week will outline proposed changes to its internal policy on ATV trails on state forest lands to the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council for public comment.

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Taylor Renee Foley was transported from Mercer County jail to New Castle on Wednesday to hear charges read against her in a suspected heroin possession and overdose case that was reported inside the Lawrence County jail.

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The fate of the former First Merit Building remains in limbo as the building’s owner gave an update to New Castle City Council during its Tuesday night caucus meeting.

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A program to transport senior citizens to grocery stores and farm markets will continue this year in Lawrence County with the help of a contribution approved by the county commissioners.

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Mayor Chris Frye, middle, flips through the City of New Castle’s 2020 budget while in talks with New Castle City Council about his proposed amendments. Councilwoman MaryAnne Gavrile, left, Councilman Tim Fulkerson, top right, and city solicitor Ted Saad, right, are also pictured.

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Mayor Chris Frye and New Castle City Council presented their amendments to the 2020 adopted budget at their Tuesday night caucus meeting.

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The Lawrence County Salary Board created a few new positions Tuesday and granted some wage increases, but at no more expense to the taxpayers.

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HARRISBURG — Proponents of changing the way the state draws its congressional and legislative district boundaries hope the General Assembly takes up the issue this spring so that the new process is in place to redraw the maps after the 2020 Census.

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The chairwoman of the Home Rule Commission stepped down from the commission during Friday night’s meeting, which caused the remaining members to conduct a vote to seek a replacement.

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