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Jurors choose death for killer

The defendant told jurors he does not remember the killing. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A Lawrence

Pa. man found guilty in ’01 shooting

The defendant offered no testimony during trial. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Dennis Reed should know

Panel calls for mayor to resign

Commissioners say the mayor’s remarks are a detriment to the community. NEW CASTLE, Pa. —

Westinghouse memories to be saved for history

Volunteers are needed to catalog the items. SHARON, Pa. — Though just the shell of the old

Remembering the missing

A list of missing veterans will be read at the ceremony. MERCER, Pa. — Dave Bailey makes it a

Jurors visit sites linked to slaying

One juror was dismissed before the trial started. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Dennis Reed, on trial for

Director of recycling works on bin problem

Lawrence County is also seeking a state grant to help homeless people. NEW CASTLE, Pa. —

Lawrence election board to offer more training

A former candidate wants the voting machine manufacturer to look into her complaint. NEW

Sharon begins change

Most of the immediate changes were procedural. SHARON, Pa. — After a contentious election,

Officials seek new ideas to resolve problems with drop-off recycling

The county government study commission has asked for $12,000. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Lawrence

District attorney’s effort targets copper thieves

The district attorney is also asking state lawmakers to pass a similar law. NEW CASTLE, Pa.

Company renovates old Troutman’s store

They are searching for eateries to locate on the first floor. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — It’s been more

Trial to begin in ’01 murder case

Potential jurors will be questioned individually by the court and attorneys. NEW CASTLE, Pa. —

Altmire presents Head Start funds

The money will be used to buy new materials for the classrooms. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — When U.S.

Homicide case heading to trial

Police found marijuana in the suspect’s apartment. SHARON, Pa. — A muffled argument followed

Stab wounds are found on body after shooting

SHARON, Pa. — Multiple stab wounds were found during an autopsy of a Sherman Avenue woman who was

Employees get fatter paychecks

The highest raise given out was 12.2 percent. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — It was Christmas all over

LaValle plans to retire

LaValle has served for 17 years as state senator. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A longtime state senator

Bypass surgery sidelines mayor-elect

The new mayor will be sworn in at his home. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — New Castle’s mayor-elect will be

Ex-lawmaker not immune from civil action, court says

The nursing home buyers claim the lawmaker’s interference killed the deal. HARRISBURG — A

Library seeks public’s support

Shenango library is adding new services such as wireless Internet. SHARON, Pa. — Those in

Former candidate drops her bid for new election

The election board will be given the election complaints. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A former county

Council appoints transition members

Council passed the 2008 budget with no tax increase. SHARON, Pa. — The transition committee

Training school to open in Sharon

The building will have $2 million to $3 million worth of equipment. SHARON, Pa. — A new school

Lawrence housing panel weighs using outside agency for help

HUD will not pass the authority’s 2008 budget without some outside intervention. NEW CASTLE,

Lawrence budget reflects savings

Savings of $150,000 to $160,000 are expected on bank fees and liability costs. NEW CASTLE, Pa.

After mix-up, county study panel now has its 11 elected members

The board will meet again Jan. 9. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — It looks like Donald Currie and Dwayne

Vets groups to pursue flag-holder theft case

Police believe more than 1,000 veterans’ grave flag holders were stolen. NEW CASTLE, Pa. —

Nuclear plant reaches age 50

There are now 1,000 people employed at the nuclear facility. SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. — If you live

Volant man who beat 3-year-old found guilty

Both children have recovered and are in foster care. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A Volant man accused of

I-80 toll application sent back for details

The state did not provide details of how it intends to improve the interstate. An application

Government study panel needs 2 more members

The commission will have its first meeting Tuesday. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The first order of

Attorney added to Lawrence Co. case list

The addition of another attorney — the fifth — is expected to save money in 2008. NEW CASTLE,

‘08 tax refunds could be late if Congress stalls

The government could have a 12- to 13-week delay in processing tax returns. HERMITAGE, Pa. —

Pa. man aims high for goal

Free flights will be offered Sunday. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Jack Thompson is giving youngsters a

Lawrence to proceed with study commission

The study commission must meet and organize by Dec. 19. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Lawrence County

Taxes will not increase in Lawrence

The county added $52.2 million to the tax rolls this year from new construction. NEW CASTLE,

Hermitage parents plan trip to Thailand for stem-cell procedure to help daughter

A nonprofit foundation seeks funds to finance the procedure and travel expenses. HERMITAGE,

Parents look to Thailand for procedure to help daughter

HERMITAGE, Pa. — A parent’s love knows no bounds and, apparently, no international boundaries.

Neighborhood bounces back from ’06 explosion

A second new home is being built on the block where the explosion occurred. NEW CASTLE, Pa. —

Crowd speaks out on I-80 tolls

Moving locally made oversized loads would be impossible with toll booths. GROVE CITY, Pa. —

English decries I-80 toll meeting

U.S. Rep. Phil English wants opponents to send letters to his offices. GROVE CITY, Pa. —

Mom sues over girl’s death

Police are still waiting for toxicology tests. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The mother of a New Castle

Nicole Simpson’s sister fights domestic violence

AWARE served nearly 1,000 Mercer County people in the last year. WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. — Denise

Bouncing back from a tragedy

Community donations of more than $100,000 helped pay medical bills. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — It has

Mercer commissioner hopefuls outline proposals for county

The former county nursing home and economic development are their top priorities. MERCER, Pa.

Candidates focus on development

The county treasurer and controller posts are also up for election. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — There’s

Police: No charges in newborn case

The woman has visited the child and appears to want the baby. SHARON, Pa. — Sharon police have

Developers eye plan for Sharon

City council expects to have an agreement with the developers by next week. SHARON, Pa. — City

Panel to oversee racetrack development

Commissioners will have an evening meeting next week. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Lawrence County



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