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Architects urge Brookfield voters to pass bond issue

Architects contend building on the current school site would cost the same as a new site.

Residents not sure about home rule

Commission members say their plan will force Sharon to operate more efficiently. SHARON, Pa. —

Mom: Girard man is excited to be dot

A contingent from the Mahoning Valley has traveled to watch the ‘i’-dotting. GIRARD — Little

Warrant issued in Farrell shooting

There were nine people in the house when the shooting started. FARRELL, Pa. — The man

Equipment for stroke victims proves valuable to UPMC Horizon president

Doctors can see patients through a secure vidoeconferencing system. FARRELL, Pa. — When UPMC

Teen pleads guilty in death of his girlfriend

The victim left behind a 1-year-old daughter her parents are caring for now. NEW CASTLE, Pa.

Mercer man charged in Internet sting

The suspect wanted to have sex with a girl and her mom at the same time, court papers say.

Moonda sentenced in parole violation

The Mercer County woman was sobbing through the sentencing. MERCER, Pa. — It wasn’t the

Mother who abandoned baby unlikely to face criminal charges

Tips called into police led them to the mother. SHARON, Pa. — A 20-year-old woman who left her

In stand against abortion, residents form Life Chain

Life Chain is in its 20th year nationally. WARREN — Debbie Thornton is thankful that the birth

Life Chain links protest abortion

WARREN — Debbie Thornton is thankful that the birth mothers of her seven adopted children didn’t

Track project races ahead

Centaur Inc. is now raising $900 million for its projects in Lawrence County and Indiana. NEW

Metal thefts make plant unstable

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — City officials are assessing the stability of the former Shenango China plant

Making space for Butler college

Enrollment in Lawrence County has risen 10 percent each year for the last seven years. NEW

Judge sentences 2 men in homicide

One of the men faced the death penalty if the case had gone to trial. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A

Fruits of woman’s labor help cause

Women 40 and older are recommended to have a mammogram each year. HERMITAGE, Pa. — If there’s

Moonda gets life term for husband’s murder

Donna Moonda asked to be sent to a federal prison in West Virginia to be near family. AKRON —

Masonry group to honor 3 stonework projects in Pa.

The awards are given out every other year. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A recent building boom in

Klays for Kids The event, attended by retired Steelers, is expected to raise $30,000 for area Boy Scout chapters.

AY HILL SUPPORTS YOUNG people and sports every chance he gets. So when he heard about Klays for

Hermitage man shows his valor in Army show

The show includes true stories and re-enactments. PITTSBURGH — When David Willcox entered the

Repayment sought for Moonda’s burial

Prosecutors also want Donna Moonda to sign over the Jaguar. AKRON — Federal prosecutors want

Counties to share employee

The state is contributing $200,000 to pay the salary. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Lawrence County

Man accused of stabbing clerk receives sentence

The victim has recovered from her injuries. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A man accused of stabbing a dry

Official begins effort to work with track-casino

Centaur already has a representative in the community meeting with officials. NEW CASTLE, Pa.

Girls on the Run changes lives

A new session is starting later this month. HERMITAGE, Pa. — When Jenna Rimko was in the fifth

Lawrence County commissioners begin planning how to spend racetrack windfall

The state has earmarked how the money can be used. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Just a day after learning

Lawrence County to get harness track license, slots, water park

The Shick family intends to develop the adjoining 300 acres, including hotels. HILLSVILLE, Pa.

Campaign aims to populate panel

Six people must get 200 write-in votes each for the study commission to exist. NEW CASTLE, Pa.

Beekeepers share their knowledge with fairgoers

One hive can produce 100 pounds of honey. CANFIELD — The swarm of people around the Mahoning-

40-year-old man injured by tree

SHARON — A 40-year-old man was injured about 3:55 p.m. Saturday when a part of a dead tree fell and

Isaly’s becomes a new restaurant

The restaurant has been remodeled. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — There’s one less Isaly’s in the

Since beginning, Buhl Day has blossomed

A second stage is being set up this year for more entertainment. HERMITAGE, Pa. — For many

Only 5 file petitions to be on 11-member panel

Write-in candidates must get 200 votes each to be elected. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — There appears to

Group home certified as ‘green’ building

Environmentally sound practices were used in building the facility. PULASKI, Pa. — A group

Missing girl is found

The girl is staying at a youth shelter in New Castle. NEW BEDFORD, Pa. — A Lawrence County

Worries cling to recovery plan

Three new people will be hired under the financial recovery plan. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — With New

Family seeks teen missing two weeks

Posters with her description are being distributed in Youngstown. NEW BEDFORD, Pa. — Fourteen-

Sons win order to exhume body for autopsy

The autopsy will be done before the end of the year. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The body of a Lawrence

Japanese girls set to arrive in New Castle Friday

Shinshiro, Japan, is the sister city of New Castle, Pa. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — It will be hot dogs,

Fire at plant is allowed to burn out

About 2 million pounds of scrap magnesium remain on the site. WEST PITTSBURG, Pa. — Recent

PBS fundraisers increase exposure for vocal hall

The hall of fame will appear on ABC’s ‘20/20’ in September. SHARON, Pa. — The Vocal Group Hall

New school to open in Sharon

Officials wanted to locate the school where the less fortunate could walk to class. SHARON,

Companies vie for last harness racing license

There is no time frame for the commission’s decision. HARRISBURG — And they’re off — again.

Applications abound for director slot

There were inquiries from as far away as California. ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — If inquiries are any

Alleged minister pleads guilty to assault, theft

Before sentencing, he must be evaluated by a social worker. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A self-described

Several shootings take place in Sharon, Farrell

One man was arrested, and police are still seeking the other shooters. SHARON, Pa. — Three

Best cows shown at fair

Various cow competitions will be held throughout the coming week. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — If you

Missing Farrell woman returns, was in coma

The woman was in a coma in Chicago. FARRELL, Pa. — Police are still piecing together the

Building collapse closes street in New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A portion of Moravia Street had to be closed as debris from a fallen building was

Army reservists are happy to return home

An Oklahoma Reserve unit is taking over the fueling mission. FARRELL, Pa. — Maj. Michael


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