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New Castle News Weekend (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, New Castle, Pennsylvania New Castle news saturday january 10, 1998 fuel leak detected at Mobile Home Park by Debbie we cheer Bonnie new Castle news Shenango township and county emergency officials responded to a fuel spill in Kerry a Mobile Home Park on . 422 last night after 150 Gallons of a kerosene Type fuel leaked from a Home heating tank. According to Frank Jannetti Lawrence county emergency management coordinator the spill was reported by the Park manager. Bob Wickline after a woman who lived in the Park told him yesterday she had smelled the fuel for a couple of Days. The fuel leaked Between two of the Mobile Homes. Jannetti said he reported the spill to the state department of environmental Protection. However most of it had washed away during flooding that hit the area during the past two Days. A couple of Mobile Homes at one end of the Park were surrounded by water he said noting the flooding was not As severe As floods that have occurred in the past. None of the Park residents were evacuated. Jannetti calculated the number of Allons that leaked from the tank from a report of a neighbor who said the resident had purchased 150 Gallons of fuel just a few Days ago. The tank was almost empty last night. The Rainy weather also resulted in several roads being closed elsewhere in the county due to flooding. Roads closed yesterday included Dougherty Road in Shenango township Nashua Road in Pulaski township coverts crossing in Union and Mahoning townships Stoughton Road in Scott township on the Home front new Castle tin Mill workers knew the meaning of a hard Day s work. Tin soldiers memories of Mill prominent among descendants photo Courtesy of the Lawrence county historical society by Judy Hruska news correspondent Wilbur Whiteman 74, knows that the years people Call the Good old Days were really pretty rough. The Neshannock township resident remembers when his father the late John h. Whiteman worked at the american Sheet and tin plate co., which was housed in the facility that Rockwell International eventually occupied. A the used to say it was hot hard work a Whiteman said. A i remember people coming Home from work and they would be so tired they would be dragging their buckets on the ground As they walked Home. People today done to even know what it was in the old Days but it was a Heck of a lot of John Whiteman was born in 1884 and at the age of 14, started working at the factory that locals called the tin Mill. He retired in 1953, after 55 years of service and died in 1967, at the age of 83. Marti Marchette 67, remembers her Grandfather and father now both deceased reminiscing about the hard work and camaraderie they experienced while working at the tin Mill. A the had a lot of Pride in new Castle and where he worked a said Marchette an East Side resident. She also recalled that her Grandfather helped two of his four sons get jobs at the Mill. One of them was her father Harry a. Dennis. The elder Dennis worked As a tin roller until retirement. Marchette still has three yellowed certificates which were presented to him in 1929,1930 and 1931 recognizing excellent service. They appear on paper with the Letterhead american Sheet amp tin plate co., subsidiary of . Steel corp., Shenango works new Castle a. Part of the text reads a the Gold Star placed on this letter is recognition of your 100 George Greer founded the new Castle Sheet and tin plate co. In 1893. Because of the prominence to which the factory would Rise Lawrence county annuals later credited him As one of the individuals responsible for the growth of new Castle. By the turn of the Century various types of National publications noted the City As the tin plate Capitol of the world and As the fastest growing City in the United states. Born in 1844, Greer was raised on a Neshannock township farm. He and his brother Charles opened a retail piano and Organ business downtown directly West of Beaver Street and on the South Side of Washington Street. By the late 1800s, National politics were creating opportunities for entrepreneurs. Because the United states was the largest consumer of tin the Mckinley Tariff act of 1890 placed High duties on imported tin and other goods. Greer saw this As his Chance to pursue the tin Market. He built a capital base from the profits of his and his brother a music business and organized a Stock company gathering associates including local businessmen. A member Hen memories of How new Castle used to be by october of 1893, the Greer Brothers were out of the music business and into tin manufacturing. George Greer assumed the role of president and general manager. Other officers were John stevenson.jr., vice president William Foltz treasurer Charles Greer Secretary de t. Davis bookkeeper . Roberts stenographer and clerk Harry Herbert hot Mill superintendent Joseph Mann sr., pickling Foreman David w. Thomas annealing Foreman John Thomas tin House superintend please see tin Page 7 and River Road in Mahoning township Jannetti said. He was not certain whether those roads would be open to traffic today and advised motorists to use caution. Graham fording Road in Neshannock township had some water flooded onto its surface he said. A Nashua Road was the worst i had Ever saw it a he said. Insurer pares its infertility coverage Blue Bellap a the nations largest health insurer will eliminate benefits for advanced infertility procedures such As in Vitro fertilization. Aetna us healthcare a Pioneer in covering infertility treatment decided to make the change because it Felt too Many people were attracted to its plans Only to take advantage of the coverage for the expensive treatment the Philadelphia inquirer reported yesterday. A women were enrolling in Aetna us healthcare obtaining the Benefit and leaving the program a Arnold Cohen Aetna a corporate medical director for women a health told the newspaper. The decision is Likely to intensify the debate Over the extent to which insurers should finance medical care they View As optional or too costly. Legislation that would have mandated infertility coverage failed in the new Jersey Senate in 1996. Similar legislation is pending in the Pennsylvania Senate and will be introduced in the House. Doctors who specialize in the High tech procedures and patients who benefited from them criticized Aetna a decision which will take effect april 1. A a it a cruel to say a Well cover infertility diagnostic tests but not the therapy a a said Stephen Corson chief of the reproductive endocrinology Section at Pennsylvania Hospital. The change affects in Vitro fertilization gamete intr fallopian Transfer commonly referred to As gift zygote intr fallopian Transfer gift and embryo cry preserve Tion Cohen said. Pennsylvania Hospital annually performs about 100 in Vitro fertilization procedures for clients of Aetna us healthcare. Because of its expense in Vitro fertilization is often a couples last resort after failing to conceive a child. Each treatment costs $6,000 to $12,000. Aetna officials did not cite the Cost itself As a Factor in their decision. Some patients have been Able to become pregnant through simpler cheaper Means such As drug therapy. Some reproductive endocrinologists who participate in Aetna a treatment program acknowledged that certain patients might have abused it by enrolling primarily for the Benefit. But they said it would be difficult to prove there had been a widespread pattern. Cohen predicted the Benefit reduction would affect few plan members. He estimated that 1.5 percent of Aetna us healthcare a 750,000 female members Between Ages 20 to 45 need infertility treatment each year. Of those about one fifth undergo in Vitro fertilization. Doctors who participate in Aetna us healthcare a infertility program praised the company for starting it in 1995. Next week in the news i Nib sports writer Steve Treu and photographer Matthew s. High deliver All the action from three Rivers stadium As Steeles Battle for super bowl berth. Toss Msj everybody is talking about the Atkins diet but is it Safe reporter Lugene Hudson ill examine the Issue. Calendar of events reporter John k. Manna talks with politicians who have taken the big step into cyberspace. Today a skating sessions 1 30 to 3 30 ., 9 to 11 ., Hess ice rink Pearson Park. A Amateur radio exams sponsored by the Penn Ohio do society 2 ., Mcgill Community Center 1701 Albert St. Appointment 667-1166. A All you can eat breakfast 8 to 11 ., Savannah United methodist Church 94 Savannah Gardner Road menu scrambled eggs Bacon Home Fries Toast juice breakfast Rolls Coffee and Tea. Tickets $3 for adults $1.50 for children. A support group parents of murdered children 10 ., conference room 1, Shenango Valley Campus horizon Hospital system. Call 981-3574. Sunday a Over eaters Anonymous 3 ., Shenango presbyterian Church 3144 Wilmington Road. A alcoholics Anonymous 8 30 ., North Minster presbyterian Church 2434 Wilmington Road. A narcotics Anonymous for women 7 ., Highland House 312 Highland ave. A serenity group a 12-step program for codependent 6 30 ., salvation 240 w. Grant St. Call 652-7921 for information. A skating sessions 3 45 to 5 45 ., Hess ice rink Pearson Park. Monday a the Lawrence county aids network 7 ., hospice Home health building 131 Columbus inner Belt. A line dancing for seniors 9 to 11 ., Mcgill presbyterian Community Center 1701 Albert St. A adult Reading classes 10 To 2 ., Community Center Neshannock Village. A teen focus group exploring feelings about Domestic violence in the Home and in Date battering situations 2 to 4 ., women a shelter rape crisis Center. To join 652-9206. A support counselling group for adults affected by another persons chemical dependency 6 to 8 ., drug amp alcohol Community treatment services 332 Highland ave. A free clinic on sexually transmitted diseases 1 to 3 By appointment 4 to 5 For walk ins family health Council olde Post office Complex 1w. Washington St. Call 658-6681. A Al anon 8 30 ., North Minster presbyterian Church 2434 Wilmington Road. A Shenango moms in touch 9 ., Center presbyterian Church Corner of Center Church Road and a. 388. Call 652-9534. A evangelical prayer service for laymen and clergy 8 ., meditation room new Castle Community y. Tuesday a Irish club 6 to 8 30 ., adult auditorium new Castle Public Library. Call Lucille Campbell at 657-0540. A wellness in neighbourhoods 9 To noon and 1 to 4 ., Wal Mart super enter 10 To noon Madonna worship site 114 Oakland ave. A Amateur radio league of Lawrence county 7 30 ., american red Cross 222 n. Mercer St. Amateur License exam information 667-1166. A line dancing classes 7 to 9 ., Shenango township firewall East Washington Street. Cost $3 per person. A adult Reading classes 10 To 2 ., Community Center Grant Street apartments. A new Wilmington chapter of alcoholics Anonymous 7 ., new Wilmington presbyterian Church. Step meeting. No smoking. In Brief Union school Board to appoint member the Union area school Board will hold a special meeting to appoint a new member at 6 30 Monday in the elementary school Library. At a special meeting thursday the Board interviewed three of four candidates for the seat. Vic Laurenza Joy Carlin and Mike hink were asked questions relative to the school District by members of the Board. Kim Rand who submitted an application did not attend the meeting reportedly because she was ill. Nine residents requested application packets but Only four were submitted. The appointee will fill the vacancy left by Steve Galizia who resigned last month after he was elected a Union township supervisor. The appointee will serve until december 1999. A candidate will be elected to the seat in the 1999 school Board election. Old time salesmen sought for Story the new Castle news would like to interview some old time travelling salesmen. If you fall into this category or know someone who does wed like to hear from you. Please direct All information to Rick Elia at the news to. Box 60, new Castle 16103. The phone number is 654-6651. Mayors meeting set at school new Castle mayor Tim flick Erson will hold a town meeting at 7 Wednesday at the West Side school. The mayor will discuss the proposed economic development plan for the Sampson Street area. This includes plans to locate the new Castle area transit authority office garage Complex in the area. Pro life Vigil to precede March a Light a Candle for life a an ecumenical life Vigil will be held from 7 to 8 Jan. 21 on Kennedy Square. Pro life clergy and choirs will offer prayers and songs As 4,000 Luminaria Are set up to represent the 4,000 abortions performed each Day. The event is sponsored by the local chapter of people concerned for the unborn child. Following the Vigil buses will leave from St. Joseph the worker Church on Cascade Street to take a local delegation to the 25th annual March for life in Washington . The March is set for Jan. 22, the anniversary of the supreme courts Roe is. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Buses will depart at 12 01 Jan. 22 and arrive in Washington at 6 The rally will begin at noon and buses will depart for new Castle at 5 The Cost of the trip is $23, which does not include meals. Anyone wanting More information or to Reserve a seat on a bus can Contact Jean Rogan at 652-9209, Diane Marcella at 658-8662, Mary Hogue at 654-3251 or Marilyn Wagner at 530-7366. Lotteries Pennsylvania daily number.455 big 4.8734 lotto 4-15-16-22-23-34 wild card.41 Ohio pick3 .149 pick 4.7304 Buckeye 5.10-16-19-30-31 corrections if you have a correction or clarification and cannot reach the reporter editor or department please Call Tim Kolodziej managing editor at 654-6651. 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