First Female Funeral Director in PA (McGonigle)

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) Elizabeth May Mangan, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Mangan of Allegheny was born in August 1876. She worked as a confidential…

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Lawrence County’s First Female Alderman (Orres)

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) In September 1941 Margaret M. Orres, (R), began her campaign for Alderman in New Castle's Sixth Ward.  Winning her election, she…

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International Women’s Day

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is a focal point in the movement for Women’s rights. The first National Women’s…

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She’s A Winner!

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) A little more than a year after the 19th Amendment was passed and women won the right to vote, Lawrence County…

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The Red Cross in Lawrence County

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The establishment of the American Red Cross in Lawrence County was due in large measure to the untiring efforts of Mrs. William Wallace Clendenin.…

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Women in the Law

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"Women in the Law" is a presentation by LeeAnn Fulena, Esq, as part of our Women's History Month programs. LeeAnn Fulena, a cum laude graduate of Westminster College, obtained her Juris  Doctor…

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Crime Exhibit with Special Lecture

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FINAL DAY. SPECIAL INTERN LECTURE ON IRENE SCHROEDER AND CURRENT CRIME STATISTICS. TODAY @ 1 pm. Lawrence County has been home of many notorious crimes, especially unsolved ones. Join us for…

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Crime Exhibit

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Lawrence County has been home of many notorious crimes, especially unsolved ones. Join us for our new exhibit, Crime" every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from August 22 through September 2.…

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