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New Castle News (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, New Castle, Pennsylvania New Castle news i a $107 Worth of. _ coupons i Din today paper july 11-12, 2015 since 1880 vol 135 no. 267 Facebook com Newcastle news wow twitter com newscast news newsstand is 25-.�?jman charged in alleged heroin ring sentenced one of 12 people arrested last year in an alleged heroin ring will serve at least eight years in a state Penman diary. According to Lawrence county District attorney Joshua Lamancusa Jamal Pierre Hill 38, of new Castle pleaded guilty to charges of corrupt organizations Possession with intent to deliver heroin and solicitation of minors to traffic drugs he was sentenced wednesday to serve eight to 20 years in a state Penitentiary followed by five years of state supervised probation. Hill Lamancusa noted also forfeits tens of thousands of dollars in Cash. Three cars an at studio recording equipment tvs and jewelry. Hill is the fourth member of a heroin ring allegedly led by Michael Schmidt or. To be sentenced the rest Are awaiting trial or sentencing. Schmidt Hill and to others were charged after a series of june 2014 arrests that followed a year Long investigation by the Lawrence county District attorneys special investigative unit with help from new Castle police and the . Drug enforcement administration. The group is accused of distributing heroin in the new Castle area generating Between s3 million and s6 million in the 12 months prior to the arrests. At the time of the arrests Lamancusa said that the organization was Quot believed to be. By far the single largest distributor of heroin in Lawrence county. At its height the organization was averaging sales of one kilo per week.1 one kilo equals 1.000 Grams which was reported at the time of the arrests to have a Street value of $100,000 Hills Case was prosecuted by assistant District attorney Diane Shaffer. Nancy Lowry news children of All Ages enjoy the Bubble Wagon a new feature at this year s festival. Danny Westfall of West Virginia brought his Bubble Wagon to the event after talking to his wife s Cousin who lives in new Castle. Fireworks festival opens with a bang by Nancy Lowry new Castle news the rain held off and bands struck up in several locations As the new Castle fireworks festival and arts on the River walk opened. Summer is Here and with it the annual fireworks festival paired again this year with the arts. A fireworks display by Zambelli internationale will close the event tonight at to . Several Hundred people turned out last night to see and hear everything. Jazz was the main offering of bands at the main stage at the River Lex and the stage by the Mill Street Bridge but Folk music and contemporary vocal offerings could be found at other locations through the downtown including you students Rhiannon and Kahnji a two person combo called Rhi Anji. Crowds meandered through City streets As artists displayed their wares including photographs one of a kind jewelry designs ceramics and face painting. And what gathering is Complete without the food concessions included festival Page a2 Nancy Lowry news a Young girl is mystified by one of the goats at the petting zoo. Wolf willing to explore sales income tax alternatives Harrisburg a gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that he would listen to ways to wipe out a Long term deficit and increase education Aid without raising sales or income taxes but he also insisted that the deficit be addressed honestly and without what he Calls a smoke and Wolf a comments to reporters following a speech to the Pennsylvania american legion convention at a downtown Harrisburg hotel came on the 10th Day his administration is without signed budget legislation that gives it the authority to pay All of its Bills in the new fiscal year. A key sticking Point identified earlier in the week by Senate majority Jake Gorman was Wolf a gov. Tom Wolf Leader insistence on an income or sales tax increase to support state spending. Asked if he could get what he wanted for Edu cation and the deficit without raising income or sales taxes Wolf a Democrat said he was not sure. A i done to know How you do that but id like to see a Wolf said. A there might be some ways and id be Happy to work with ways to do it. He added that budget makers must be honest about a Lon term budget deficit that has prompted rating Agency downgrades and left Pennsylvania a creditworthiness in the nations basement. A we can t use smoke and mirrors that we be used in the budget Page a3 Shenango hires auditors to review its books of Mary Grabi Wisok new Ostia Newt _ Shenango township has hired a team of forensic auditors to review the township books looking for possible Legal action. Packer Thomas certified Public accountants. New Castle was contracted on thursday to review the books in preparation for any possible civil action relative to approximately $500, Okjin missing township funds. The firm will work until the audit is Complete and will be paid according to a fee schedule that ranges from $80 to $265 per hour. Depending on the work being done. Former township Secretary treasurer Brian Tanner has been charged with multiple criminal counts in that investigation. Supervisor Al Burick i the township s current Secretary treasurer. Said Friday that the audit is necessary because the township needs it As a basis for a civil lawsuit. He said the audit work audit Page a3 obituaries Winifred a. Barkley 70, Mercer Mary Kathryn Boyle 55, new Castle Pauline j. Calve 75. Bessemer Mae Mangino 74, new Castle Ruth l Mengel 71, new Castle Catherine Pezzone 90, new Castle Margaret Phipps 70, Edinburg Tammy Lynn Smith 47, new Castle see Page a5 weekend edition 30199 00006 wow non amp is Minn con classified b4-b12 a puzzles b7 Horoscope b6 Community a9-a11 a comics a7 opinion a4 sports b1-b2 insurance we can help. Call or email us a amp a insurance group 713 Wilmington Avenue a new Castle a 16101 724 658-7713 a info my Mumm a Erie insurance

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