New Castle News Weekend in New-Castle, Pennsylvania
21 Oct 1998

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21 Oct 1998

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New Castle News Weekend (Newspaper) - October 21, 1998, New Castle, Pennsylvania Newcastle news 119th year no Foj a of pm new Castle a wednesday october 21, 1998 Cody Riah m8 new Cost a. New it single co zoning change sought for tvs pharmacy by Nancy Lowry new Castle news new Castle City Council was asked last night to consider zoning changes at the East and West ends of town. One requested change would allow a new tvs pharmacy to locate at the intersection of East Washington Street and Butler Avenue Extension across from Epworth methodist Church and adjoining Brinton Hill Public housing project. The other would open land off state Street near the Union township Boundary line for non specific development. At its caucus last night Council met with Anthony staph of Castle realty and Grant and Harry Giltz of Giltz amp associates of Canton Ohio regarding the first site. They propose removing the houses on the Steep Hillside removing the retaining Wall at the intersection and grading Down the Hillside and constructing a 10,125-Square-foot pharmacy. But to do this the zoning must be changed from r-2 residential to cd commercial. Staph representing Giltz amp associates said the Developer has bought the option to Purchase three houses on the 1.5-acre lot in question. The zoning change that would permit the development he said would be a in the Best interest of the staph noted the City county and new Castle area school District collect about $2,000 in taxes each year from the property More City Council pages 2 amp 7 in question. The tvs pharmacy he said would generate almost $20,000. Including land acquisition site improvements and building construction the developers will spend $2 million on the project. He said the completed Structure will be a red Brick building similar to one under construction on Wilmington Road near the Neshannock township Dairy Queen. Business administrator John Dimuccio raised a question about the Stone retaining Wall. Although it has presented a maintenance problem to the City for Many years it is one of the few works Progress administration Walls remaining in the City. A a it a both valuable and historic a he said. A is it possible to keep any of it a j. Ross Taylor of to amp Flor engineers who is also involved with the project said it May be possible to retain a portion of the Wall. Any part that is removed will go to the City he added. Grant Giltz noted he will meet with the City to determine what kind of landscaping will be done around the completed pharmacy. He added the store would employ 16 full time workers. The request will be tabled tomorrow by Council and referred to the new Castle and Lawrence county planning commissions for review and recommendation. It will then return to Council for final action. It is expected the request will be on the planning commissions nov. 4 meeting Agenda and Council will conduct a Public hearing on the proposed zoning change dec. 8. The state Street request submitted by your Star realty development co., proposes rezoning seven acres on state Street from r-3 residential to commercial. The request was presented to the planning commission oct. 7 by attorney Carmen Lamancusa one of the property owners. Lamancusa said developers have contacted the owners Over the years but the zoning has prevented development. The planning commission has recommended the change. A Public hearing on the request is expected to be conducted dec. 8. Your vote in�?T98primary numbers despite controversies scandal democrats make Small gain in registration third in a series on the candidates and issues before Pennsylvania a voters in the nov. 3 election by John k. Manna new Castle news the impeachment inquiry into president Clinton May be cause for concern among democrats running for office on nov. 3, but the party nonetheless has shown a voter registration gain in Lawrence courtly since the May primary. According to the county elections office the number of democrats added to the registration Rolls outpaced the number of republicans by a margin of nearly 200 in the last 4v2 months. A total of 1,150 people were added to the Rolls 563 democrats 385 republicans and 202 independents and others. However other voters were removed from the list because they moved from the county or died creating a minimal net gain for both parties since the primary. Democrats made a net gain of 50 while republicans gained eight. The latest count shows 31,490 democrats 19,397 republicans and 3,711 others for a total of 54,598. For the primary there were 31,440 democrats 19,389 republicans and 3,595 others for a total of 54,424. Statewide totals Are not yet available but figures from the primary showed 3,478,237 democrats and 3,033,797 republicans. It represented a drop of nearly 32,000 in the democratic margin Over republicans since 1992. Please see numbers Page 6 Paul Hawthorne news As classmates work behind him Dave Duddy a senior at the Lawrence county area vocational technical school helps Lay a foundation for a second habitat for humanity Home on Crawford Avenue. Wal Mart is also pitching in to help the habitat for humanity project. For details see Page 10. Commissioners May refinance old Bond issues a investment officials say lower interest rates could save 170,000 by Debbie Wachter Bonnie new Castle news Lawrence county stands to save $170,000 if the commissioners opt to refinance some of its two Bond issues. Dick Potter of Arthurs Les Trange amp co. Inc., an investment banking firm of Pittsburgh and his associate John Mcshane met with the three commissioners chief clerk Charleen Micco controller Mary Ann Reiter and treasurer Gary Penasco yesterday morning. Potter and Mcshane offered to refinance the county a Bond issues from 1993 and 1994 because of Low interest rates. Interest rates Are lower than they have been in 25 or 30 years Ritter said. If the commissioners agree to the transaction they could choose to receive the savings up front for whatever financial need the county has Potter said. He is proposing to refinance the remaining $2.8 million debt of the 1993 Bond Issue for the courthouse Annex renovations and about $4.6 million of the outstanding 1994 Bond Issue for the county jul construction. The refinancing would involve issuance of a tax exempt Bond debt with lower interest rates totalling $7.8 million. Part of that amount also would include $17,716 As the Cost of an insurance Premium with aaa rating $58,500 or 0.75 percent As fees for Arthurs Lestrange and $35,000 in miscellaneous costs including Legal fees ratings and Bank fees for issuing the Bonds Potter explained. The county in 1993 floated a Bond Issue of $4,915,000 to renovate the courthouse Annex. The approximately $2.8 million balance will be repaid by sept. 1,2004. The county borrowed $11.7 million on the 1994 jail Bond Issue. About $400,000 in interest has been repaid leaving a debt of $11.3 million to be paid by 2018. Potter is proposing to refinance about $4.6 million of that amount leaving about $6 million outstanding. He suggested the county con please see Bonds Page 6 Hogue still not Back at work for Pulaski by Nancy Lowry new Castle news although Lawrence county common pleas court judge Ralph Pratt last month ordered Pulaski township supervisors to reinstate William r. Hogue As a police officer he has not yet returned to duty both Hogue and Dan Abramson Pulaski township supervisor vice chairman yesterday confirmed that neither has called the other about resuming a working relationship. Abramson read a prepared statement at the oct. 13 supervisors meeting and repeated portions of it yesterday by phone. Both times he said he believes Hogue has no plans to return to work. A Bill Hogue has a lawsuit pending against the township on a workers compensation claim a Abramson said. A the is seeking total disability claiming Post traumatic stress disorder. If he returns to work he jeopardizes his claim for workers Hogue reached at his Home yesterday said he would like to return to work but Hasni to called the supervisors and Hasni to heard from them. He referred other questions to his attorney Angelo papa. The Pulaski township supervisors fired Hogue on March 10, saying he had not worked for 14 please Soe Hogue Page 6 today s obituaries Mary Jane Gwin 63, 1154 it. Jackson Road Helen i. Hamill 92, new Castle Barbara Howard 54, Hermitage Lou j. Pagani 70, 167 Kittery Ridge Road Frances Anna Smith 85, Ellwood City poet Dies Mexico City a German list Arz ubide a poet who chronicled the bloody mexican revolution of 1910-20, died saturday from acute anaemia. He was 100. See Page 5 the Quick read a kids at new Castle Christian Academy Are comforting babies born with his or addicted to drugs one stitch at a time. See Page 12 a the Pittsburgh pirates will be playing in new stadium but a team with new Castle ties is helping build pc Park. See Page 2 a columnist John Leo writes that hate crime Laws often harm victims As Well As criminals. See Page 3 weather showers or flurries thursday. High in 40s, Low in 30s. Partly sunny Friday. High in 40s, Low in 20s Index classified .21-24 comics 20 daily record 5 entertainment.l5 horoscopes 23 living 12-14 money.7 obituaries 5 sports 16-19 tomorrow a Salute to courage great Scott new York third baseman Scott Brosius cracks two Home runs to put Yankees on the Brink of world series sweep of Shell shocked padres. Sports Page 16 passing of a legend new castles Lou Pagani who played with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana brass is remembered As a terrific musician and Friend. Obituary Page 5

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