New Castle News Weekend in New-Castle, Pennsylvania 5 Dec 1998
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New Castle News Weekend (Newspaper) - December 5, 1998, New Castle, Pennsylvania
New Castle news today a obituaries weekend weather meet Tiffany Wolfe by Debbie we cheer Bonnie new Castle news its unlikely Lawrence county residents will face a property tax increase next year and there a a Remote possibility their taxes could be reduced for 1999. Those Are the Hopes of commissioner de Fosnaught after a budget meeting he had with his fellow commissioners and other county officials yesterday afternoon. They hacked away at proposed expenses in next years spending plan attempting to bring expenses in line with revenues. County chief clerk Charleen Mic co has been Given the responsibility of coming up with a draft budget and she and the commissioners and other county officials Are whittling it to a liable plan. They still have a lot of whittling to do yet before they propose it to the general Public later next week. They met yesterday afternoon to work on the draft which initially showed about a $700,000 shortfall. By the end of the Day the anticipated total revenues for next year were $24,331,550.98, while the projected expenditures were at $24,433,832.37. That left the spending plan $102,281 out of balance Micco said noting a a we re coming she noted that its not unusual for the budget figures to be off and that $102,281 is actually a lot closer than it has been in past years. She Hopes to see the commissioners continue to Cut until the budget is balanced and possibly beyond that she said. They Are working with a budget that holds taxes at 27.6 Mills she said. If the taxes Are held there residents will not be paying any increase Over 1998, she said. Fosnaught is even More optimistic. A a in a hoping we can further reduce the budget and have a tax reduction a he said. A those Are my Hopes and its not Concrete on the part of commissioners Thomas j. Fee and Brian Burick by any Means. We re going to try to do that. I sincerely Hope that Well have a budget All three of us can vote on please see budget Page 6 closing in new Castle High football team will try to leap final hurdle before state championship game when it meets Cathedral prep tonight at 7 in Erie. See Page 17 Dunn big or Lawrence county a High school basketball teams get their 1998-99 seasons under Way last night. See pages 17, 18 inside a a a classified. 24-32 comics. 23 crossword 27 daily record. I entertainment 13 horoscopes 28 living. 9-12 Money. 6 obituaries. I sports. 17-21 television. 23 Christmas presence saturday sunday Newcastle a december5-6,1998 119th year no. 74 copyright 1998 now cattle new Deal h. For dinner a local Ponderosa seeks Community help in hosting Holiday meal for needy by Judy Hruska news correspondent the Ponderosa restaurant on Wilmington Road would like to Host a Christmas party for the estimated 2,400 needy people in Lawrence county who would otherwise go without fanfare this Holiday season. In order to do this the restaurant is seeking the help of the Community. Pamela acs general manager and Christopher Campbell and Ben Hollar managers decided to turn their annual gift certificate promotion into a Way of giving Back to the Community. A when Ponderosa Burnt Down a few years ago i realized just How important the restaurant is to the Community a acs said. A i know this area has been hit a Little bit hard lately with businesses closing Down so we thought if we could feed 100 or 200, that would be make a difference. But when the salvation army said they could identify 2,400 needy people in the area my heart almost salvation army maj. Pat Beeman said More than 520 families have already county officials out to Cut expenses commissioners chief clerk continue to work on 1999 budget Paul Hawthorne news Cheryl Mcmurray and her son Mason 2, of Slippery Rock look Over the Buffet pickings at the Ponderosa in Neshannock township. When they were paying into it they were Dren these Only paying very Little. Ponderosa is asking individuals Busi a now they done to have a very big social Nesses and organizations to buy gift cer Security Check coming in and so Many Tif Cates earning one meal for a needy grandparents Are raising their grandchild please see dinner Page 6 signed up for Christmas assistance. A some have lost their jobs due to downsizing Here and there a Beeman said. A others Are aged with limited incomes. They might be on social Security but Robert l. Calvin 73, Hunters Woods blvd. George Kitzko 57, new Galilee Grace Nelson 90, Warren a. Mary s. Rice 77 Boyd school Road Alex r. Vetica 84, Cypress Page 5oswald Friend Dies Atlanta apr Kerry Thomley a Friend of Lee Harvey Oswald who wrote a Book about him before he was charged with assassinating president John f. Kennedy died nov. 28 of cardiac arrest. He was 60.saturday High 55 to 65 Low 45 to 55 sunday High 55 to 65 Low 45 to 55the week ahead mostly Cloudy with a Chance of showers monday. High in 50s, Low in 40s. Chance of rain tuesday. High 45 to 55, Low 35 to 45. Occupation photographer new Castle news birthrate june 12,1975 Hometown Grove City favorite word guess what if i had a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world i would travel to Ireland least favorite word whatever if you do your current work what would you do replace Ginger spice of the spice girls if i could do one thing to improve the Community it would be improve the parking situation downtown. Bigger spaces last Book i read a Only the River runs free people May be surprised to know i have a Tattoo what the rest of America should know about Lawrence county beware of Amish buggy Drivers three words that describe me Best flighty feisty flirty Best advice i Ever heard you meet everyone for a reason what would you want god to Tell you upon your arrival in heaven a there seems to be a mistake Ryan Quahliero of new Castle ducks behind shelter while playing a game of paintball. Oye ing in Battle a Croton Avenue business allows paintball combatants to take their colourful fights indoors Tiffany Wolfe news by Debbie we cheer Bonnie new Castle news John Rand started playing paintball several years ago when an outdoor Arena was open at Park town in Union township. This warlike form of recreation has been in his blood Ever since. His enthusiasm for the game a but Lack of a place to play when the Arena at Park town closed a led him to open his own outdoor paintball Arena at Bryce Lake Park in Mahoning township. From there he has taken the sport indoor. Rand opened the doors of ultimate Pursuit in october on the second floor of a vacant building on Croton Avenue next to Napa Auto parts. The Arena provides paintball enthusiasts of All Ages a place to play their favorite sport in any weather All year round. Rand owns the business and his father in Law Frank Deluca jr., co owns the building with another partner As part of a Compa please see Battle Page 8
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