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New Castle News (Newspaper) - September 2, 2015, New Castle, Pennsylvania Wednesday september 2, 2015 since 1880 vol. 135 no. 311 new Castle has Only two major Revenue sources a wage and property taxes. Since wage tax Revenue will decline one option the City could consider is raising the property tax. City officials Given options on exiting act 47 by John k. Manna new Castle news new Castle City officials Are faced with the task of plugging a $5 million budget Hole by 2020. Addressing the situation with Council and the administration last week act 47 coordinator Gordon Mann said. Quot there Arentt a lot of options and most of them Are not the options include property tax increases new fees and cuts in expenditures. Amendments made to the act 47 Law by the state legislature last year require municipalities to be out of distressed status within a certain time Frame. For new Castle the deadline is 2019. Previously municipalities were under no time constraints. New Castle was declared financially distressed in 2007 by the state department of Community and economic development under the act 47 Law. The projected deficit is created largely by the loss of earned income wage tax Revenue from residents and nonresidents. Act 47 has allowed new Castle to Levy a higher wage tax on residents and nonresidents. However once the City leaves distressed status the Revenue derived from the higher Levy would go away. Act 47, Page a2ymca plans second rehab closure new Castle Myca members will have to move their workouts to new locations next week. Myca officials announced the West Washington Street facility will be closed sept. 7-13 for continued renovations. It is the second closure of the building since the $2 million renovation project began in late june. The makeover will make the facility a More open accessible and safer for All Quot according to chief executive officer Dick Lyons. The announcement from Lyons and Myca Board president Amy fehrs came via email to members on Friday five weeks before the project is slated to be completed on sept my members were also notified of the closure via text message. Facebook and on they a website a there Are a few project mat ill require us to close. For safety and efficiency reasons Quot the email said. Quot we will begin demolition for our new lobby Community room Ami teen inter generational spaces. In addition we will be updating flooring in the main hallways and the building will reopen at 5 30 . Sept. 14. A we re very sorry for any inconveniences it is causing you and your family but know our improvements will be Worth the wait and provide new opportunities for you to grow and have fun together Quot the email said. In addition to the demolition of the main level offices which will make Way for the new Community room and teen inter generation spaces marketing dilator Lynise Massena said the closure will also allow staff to move into the newly completed office suite in the lower level. Jet Titca Shelenberger news in this july photo new Castle Myca ceo Dick Lyons shows the Progress being made on renovations in the lower level of the downtown y facility. Here he stands in front of what was once part of the women s locker rooms. The closure come lust before they a fall programming schedule is stated to begin on sept. 14. Massena said they intentionally delayed the begin Ning of the fall classes. A we had planned to Start the in it Grams later in the event that we had to close like she said tuesday. Quot we wanted to give ourselves some wiggle Massena Addal that the delay has had no effect on registration. However the email to members addressed registration and class schedule concerns suggesting those interested in classes either Call they visit they zone in Neshannock township or go the v s website to Register. They zone will be open during the downtown facility s closure and Many fitness classes will be offered there the email said As will drop in child care. Additionally the Down town Myca preschool win remain open during the closure and parents of those children Are directed to drop their children off at the door on Diamond Street facing Kite Aid. For More information about the closure y zone hours and program registration Call 724 658-4766 or 724 658-9211 or visit . Of. Bullying what the Law says by Debbie Wochter new Castle news imagine the following Johnny is 14. He weighs Only 80 pounds while a lot of the kids his age especially those participating in sports Are a lot bigger. A certain group of football players tease him mercilessly at school when no one is watching. They pull his hair yank his and Call him names like Skinny and puny and runt. Some of those same kids live in his neighbourhood and they continue tormenting him when he goes out to ride on his skateboard after school. They done to include him in their ballgames. Instead they mock and mimic him. One of the boys even knocks him off his skateboard. The problem keeps getting worse. Soon they Start ganging up on him trying to fight him. He withdraws at Home is sullen and won t eat and is depressed. His parents see that something is wrong and finally he Breaks Down and tells them begging them to please not Tell anyone at school or they will make it worse. While Johnny is not a real boy and this is not a real scenario ii could be a realistic one what boys like Johnny sometimes done to realize is that kids who pick on them May be breaking the Law. And there Are consequences for their behaviour. And the bad feelings that drive Johnny to the lowest level of self esteem could be avoided with Early intervention by school Counselor and the police acting in school As mediators and resource officers and out of school As Law enforcement. New Castle police chief Bobby Salem defines bullying As when a victim is being continuously intimidated and harassed and does not want to be. Johnny is not alone. Many boys and girls Are victims of bullying of some sort and in varying degrees both in school or out of school and More recently via social Media. At what Point does Law enforcement step in Quot bullying is a goner Ali Zed term thai encompasses a wide variety of conduct Quot Lawrence county District attorney Joshua Lamancusa said. Including harassment assault sexual bullying and recently online bullying. One or two comments done to amount to criminal conduct according to Lamancusa who reviews criminal charges to determine whether police have a Case. A we assess each actual addressing situations if a problem is ongoing in school the child and parents should make school officials aware so they can Law Page a3 bullying what if it happens in i it i school county prepares for potential disasters by Debbie Wochter new Castle news flooding and High wind storms Are natural hazards that have typically plagued Lawrence county. But the Pennsylvania and Federal emergency management agencies want counties throughout Pennsylvania to plan for any Type of disaster and put that planning on paper so they can qualify for funding and assistance following any Type of a Large scale emergency. The higher agencies also Are demanding the input and participation of individual municipalities in the document showing How they will respond should scale emergencies arise within the county a Borders. The county commissioners in response to the disaster mitigation act of 2000 in 2004 spearheaded the initial countywide Hazard mitigation planning Effort to prepare adopt and implement the Multi jurisdictional Hazard mitigation plan for the county and its 27 municipalities. A local Hazard mitigation planning team was initially developed comprised of government leaders and citizens from Lawrence county and the plan was updated in 2010 and has been put to use. The county departments of Public safety and planning Wert appointed to update the plan this year. Mcm consulting group inc. Of Mcmurray pa., was selected to Complete this years update. Hazard mitigation describes sustained actions taken to prevent or minimize Long term risks to life and property from hazards and to create successive benefits Over time according to the plan. A Core Assumption of mitigation is that dollars invested in mitigation practices will significantly reduce future costs by lessening the amount needed for recovery repair and reconstruction these mitigation practices will also enable residents businesses and industries to re establish themselves in the Wake of a disaster getting the Economy Back on track sooner and with less interruption the plan indicates. The voluminous document details How the county will respond to any Type of manmade or natural emergency occurrence prepare Page a2ohi la Iak i is John Stitt 87, Irwin a. William m. Steele 89, Wayne township Henry Clyde Walp too Ellwood City James b. White 8s, Enon Valley Joseph h. Quot Joe Quot Wrona 80, Clen Moore place see Page a58 1 30199 Dodock 6classified b3-b8 a puzzles b8 a Horoscope b6 a Community a8-a10 a comics a7 a opinion a4 a sports b1-b2 a air conditioner. Transmission j top off 1 flush i i most cars and Light trucks. 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