Photos, Story: Salvation Army provides free backpacks, day of fun for local kids
Nearly 500 local children received a free backpack Saturday morning during the Back to School Bash at Cascade Park. The event was the culimination of The Salvation Army’s Stuff the Bus campaign.
Photo Gallery: Mahoningtown celebrates Community Day
Darlington Park took on a festive atmosphere Sunday as Mahoningtown celebrated its annual Community Day. The day-long event featured ethnic food, craft vendors, live entertainment, a 5K run, car, bike and art shows and fireworks.
Photos, Video, Story: Local man checks off bucket list item with balloon flight
An opportunity to check an item off your bucket list doesn’t happen every day. For Art Hautala, yesterday was a day that he got to check something from his. An item on his list was to ride in a hot air balloon.
Photos, Story: Enon Valley celebrates 37th community day
A community day usually showcases the charm of a small town and its tight-knit townspeople. On Saturday, for the 37th time, residents of Enon Valley showed what community is all about. “Our community is real tight with one another,” said Anthony Sullivan, a police officer in Enon Valley. “You can walk down the street and basically everyone knows each other.”
Dramatic Video: Flood water sweeps away vehicle
During last week’s storm, Martin Motors in Wampum sustained severe damage to its property. Shelly Martin shared a link to a video with the Shenango Township Police Department, which shows a car being swept away by the flood waters.
Video, Story: Rivera enters early, helps AL win All-Star Game
Mariano Rivera reported early for work, and walked off to a fitting tribute. Summoned in the eighth inning to make sure he would pitch in his final All-Star game, the New York Yankees’ indomitable closer got three straight outs and soaked up a pair of standing ovations while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League last night at Citi Field.
Dramatic Video: chasing the tornado
Like other Lawrence County residents, John Fromlak witnessed the power and scope of last Wednesday’s tornado. Unlike, other residents, he didn’t scramble for cover. Instead, he chased after the funnel cloud and shares his dramatic footage.
Photo Galleries, Video, Story: Fireworks Festival provides downtown fun for young and old alike
The entire city’s focus was downtown Saturday afternoon and evening. The 22nd annual Fireworks Festival once again did its very best to capture the city’s attention. After all, New Castle is the Fireworks Capital of America, and the capital did not disappoint.
- Photo Gallery: Tiffany Wolfe's images from Fireworks Festival
Gallery: 12 dramatic photos from the storm
Wednesday was indeed a wild afternoon in Lawrence County, as a tornado and storm left flooding and destruction far and wide. Here are some powerful images as compiled by Melissa Nana Deal on the New Castle News Facebook page.
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