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New Castle News (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, New Castle, Pennsylvania Since 1880 vol. 135 no. 179 newsstand 75<t monday March 30,2015 new Castle Battle fierce As Wolf preps to Divide millions by John finn by Chi Harrisburg Bureau Harrisburg a gov. Ism Wolf has a $125 million pile of pork and no shortage of requests for a slice of that beast. A backlog of projects outstrips available dollars almost 10-to-l. More than 250 requests Worth a combined $1 billion Are in line for a share of the Money funnelled to local projects by a state redevelopment program. Historically the Money has helped fire up factories build libraries erect sports Arenas and expand hospitals and colleges both Tom Public and Pri w0f vate. That includes $10 million that helped pay for the John p. Murtha Center for Public policy at the University of tit Isburgh in Johnstown. The University broke ground last fall on the $20 million Center named in Honor of the late congressman. The Grant had been approved by the i Legisla Ture in 2010 and released by former gov. Tom Corbett two years later. As Wolf prepares to carve up his first round of funding five projects in the wings Are asking for $20 million or More. They include an expansion of the Ellwood crankshaft operation at the former Westinghouse site in Sharon. The company has already used a $3 million Grant to break ground on an $80 million expansion of its factory making crankshafts for cruise ships. State rep. Mark Langietti d budget Page a3 a cheap wheels a controversial Benefit for lawmakers. Page a3 volunteers Box up homemade pastries just purchased by a easter fest visitor. Quot it a a a tradition despite wintry setting easter fest brings a taste of Spring to downtown by Emu Lupton or. New Castle news Sam left acc mews on ice the Frozen Fountain outside the Mary Mother of Hope Parish Hall Drew onlookers and picture takers from among those attending saturday s annual easter fest in top mows a Sample of the intricate egg ornaments made and donated by longtime Mary Mother of Hope member Stella Presnar. A chill was in the air. Snow dusted the ground and fell from the sky. Outside the Mary. Mother of Hope Parish Hall the Fountain had Frozen solid. Inside though Spring was definitely in the air saturday. It was Mary. Mother of Hope s annual East hundreds of people filled the Parish Hall Church Mem hers and nonmembers alike to visit the Var ious Booths and Purchase easter and Spring related items. The festival featured hand made Palm crosses and cemetery crosses. As Well As Flower sprays gifts crafts Candy toys and Novelty items. One table featured a display of hand made hollowed and carved easter. Page a2 on the web a Check out More photos from saturday s castoffs ast at we inc Newton Una com fire in Slippery Rock township firs devastated a Home in Slippery Rock township about 3 . Yesterday but residents reportedly got out safety. Slippery Rock firefighters were assisted by departments from Portersville and Hickory township. No further information was available yesterday. Oil i i ski James Anthony Janacone 85. Towson my. Steve Medvit 87, Union township Frank a. Ham Quot Thomas 91, Golden Hill nursing Home Daniel j. Van Fossan 70, Newcastle Elizabeth Zurasky 84, Shenango township see Page a5 classified b4-b10 a puzzles b6 a Horoscope b5 a Community a9-a10 a comics a7 a opinion a4 a sports b1-b3knowingis simply Che first step. Make the very bes breast Choice

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