New Castle News


  • Ellwood City schedules kindergarten registration

    The Ellwood City school district has set kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration will be April 12, 19 and 26 at the North Side Primary Center.

    February 21, 2013

  • High School Wrestling: Ellwood earns playoff berth

    After just two seasons, the Ellwood City Lincoln High wrestling team is playoff-bound. The Class AA, Section 1-B Wolverines knocked off host Laurel in section competition, 51-26, to seal a playoff berth.

    January 17, 2013

  • School.jpg Shooting Aftermath: Local school districts gear up for crisis plan reviews

    Lawrence County’s district attorney is planning a school safety summit of sorts after the first of the year. Joshua Lamancusa said he will meet with district officials, security guards and police to determine what security measures are in place at local schools and what can be done to enhance them.

    December 18, 2012 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Wrestling.jpg Ellwood City Wrestling Preview: ‘Next guy in line’ has Wolverines ready to roll

    In resurrecting the Ellwood City Lincoln High wrestling program, Craig Alberts was there all the way. After Ellwood City disbanded the sport in 2001, former Wolverines coach John Barnes organized a youth program for the sport in 2005. He asked Alberts to help get the program off the ground.

    December 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • Veteran.jpg School to honor war hero with renaming

    The Ellwood City school district is renaming its auditorium after a fallen war hero. A formal ceremony is planned for 9 a.m. Friday at Lincoln High School to name the auditorium the Leslie H. Sabo Jr. Memorial Auditorium.
    Sabo was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously on May 16, 2012.

    November 26, 2012 1 Photo

  • 04.jpg Video, Photo Gallery, Story: Lincoln High raising curtain on ‘Les Miserables’

    Lincoln High School is ready to continue its annual tradition of presenting its “spring” musical in the fall. The challenging Broadway classic “Les Miserables” will open at 7 p.m. tomorrow and continue with performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

    November 16, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Honor Roll: Meet top students from Ellwood City

    November 14, 2012

  • 09.jpg Photo Gallery, Story: Hartman Elementary elects a school president one day after mock debate

    A presidency was decided yesterday. No, not that one. The winner in this campaign was Madeline Spadafore, who was elected school president at Hartman Elementary in Ellwood City. Her vice president is Tara Marsh.

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • school.jpg Our Opinion: Red flags raised on New Castle, Ellwood test scores

    Recently released state data on education standards represents a wake-up call for Lawrence County. The community’s two largest school districts, New Castle and Ellwood City, fell short of the mark and failed to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress threshold established by the state. And other individual schools throughout the county received critical assessments as well.

    October 3, 2012 1 Photo

  • Lytle.jpg Ellwood girl wins fight to join football team

    Ellwood City High’s football team will have a new member when it travels to Riverside tonight, and it’s a girl.
    Ashley Nicole Lytle, a junior, has joined the Wolverines as a placekicker, according to a press release from the Ellwood law firm of Bellissimo & Peirce. She reportedly is the district’s first female football player.

    September 28, 2012 1 Photo

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