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Herald and New Castle News Editor Jeff Gerritt’s column ( “A dream that died too soon,” May 8) about the Beaver Falls Police Department’s shooting of a most likely innocent and highly accomplished 24-year-old African American man, Cecil Robinson, 50 years ago was movingly sad.

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Herald and New Castle News Editor Jeff Gerritt’s column ( “A dream that died too soon,” May 8) about the Beaver Falls Police Department’s shooting of a most likely innocent and highly accomplished 24-year-old African American man, Cecil Robinson, 50 years ago was movingly sad.

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Like many people, I work a job where I have a desk. Like many people, that desk includes personal effects, a bunch of sticky-notes we kind of just inherited, hand sanitizer and maybe a random item or two — like a ceramic bowl I made in 12th grade. 

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The following comments were among the more than 15 posted to The News’ Facebook page in response to a Thursday story headlined “County asks for PennDOT attention to stretch of Route 422.” 

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Shenango Township and its inspector have been requiring payment to be made for inspection that was not required by the Uniform Construction Code and there is no ordinance requiring the inspection when they are exempt from the UCC. When I questioned Supervisor Albert Burick II on July 26, 201…

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Shenango Township and its inspector have been requiring payment to be made for inspection that was not required by the Uniform Construction Code and there is no ordinance requiring the inspection when they are exempt from the UCC. When I questioned Supervisor Albert Burick II on July 26, 201…

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President Joe Biden marked his first 100 days in office this week by laying out a massive spending plan, as well as massive tax increases that would only partially cover the costs while inflicting significant damage to the economy. His plan would also harm those the president purports to hel…

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The following comments were among the more than 15 posted to The News’ Facebook page in response to a Sunday story headlined “Catholic schools’ partnership perceived as positive.” 

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ov. Tom Wolf, apparently unsatisfied with controlling merely everything in Pennsylvania related to the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided he now needs to decree what is best regarding the state’s charter schools, despite the fact that up until recently, it appeared he and the state Legislature w…

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The Lawrence County Historical Society strongly advises against the establishment of a Dollar General on Highland Avenue in the North Hill Historic District. The board of directors unanimously agreed at its monthly meeting to go on record against it.

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Did you hear that President Joe Biden is going to ration hamburgers and steaks and force red-blooded Americans to consume horrible things like Brussels sprouts and tofu in a bid to reduce carbon emissions?

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The Pennsylvania State Police announced last week it will make it a priority to hire as many as 65 women who were otherwise qualified to become troopers but were not hired because they could not meet rigorous physical fitness standards — standards that apparently were not required to perform…

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The following comments were among the more than 70 posted to The News’ Facebook page in response to a Saturday story headlined “City police enforcing ATV, dirt bike measure.”

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As someone who has worked for both federal and state agencies for over 35 years, and who personally knows officers who have patrolled the border, I understand security there affects law enforcement and all of us throughout this country.

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For the first time in decades the office of Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds is up for grabs. As a lifelong resident of Lawrence County, my family and I have had interactions with the office as needed and those experiences have always been met with proficiency, efficiency, and respect.

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Growing up in Lawrence County and attending Westminster College basketball games as a youngster, I frequently saw Zigmund “Red” Mihalik officiate.

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