New Castle News



A portion of East Washington Street was closed on Saturday for the third annual Public Safety Awareness First Responders Day. The main event is the pumper pull, a fundraiser for the Lawrence County Fire Academy, in which teams are required to pull a firetruck 37 feet. Winners are calculated by the gross weight of the team multiplied by the number of seconds it takes for them to pull the distance. The lowest score wins.

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Beginning tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs. So, who ya got? And in how many games?

Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
Penguins, in six or seven games. It’s a pretty even matchup on defense, but Pittsburgh will grind it out.
Blue Jackets, in five games or fewer. Sergei Bobrovsky in goal for the Blue Jackets spells trouble for the Pens.
Blue Jackets, in six or seven games. Bobrovsky gives Columbus the edge, but it won’t be easy.
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