New Castle News


  • school.jpg Agreement allows nonresident students at Laurel

    Five Laurel teachers who live outside the Laurel School District have enrolled their children in the district. They are taking advantage of a memorandum of agreement between the district and the Laurel Education Association that took effect at the beginning of the current school year.

    February 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Districts awarded grants for police in schools

    Laurel and New Castle school districts have been awarded state grants for school resource and police officers. Laurel’s grant is $50,425 and New Castle’s is $53,900, according to state Sen. Elder Vogel.

    January 28, 2014

  • football.jpg High School Football: Laurel bumped up to Class AA, Wilmington drops

    Some major change is in store for Lawrence County football teams. Based off the approaching new PIAA enrollment cycle, which runs every two academic years and kicks in this fall, the WPIAL released its revamped conference alignment yesterday.

    January 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Laurel OKs bus purchase

    The Laurel School Board approved the purchase of a 72-passenger school bus for the 2014-15 school year.

    January 15, 2014

  • lasb03.jpg Our Opinion: Laurel must resolve cross-country questions

    We readily admit we have no firsthand insight into a dispute involving Laurel High School’s cross-country coach. But we do know these controversies have consequences, and we think Laurel officials need to take some positive steps in order to minimize them.

    December 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Laurel sets limit for tax increase

    The Laurel School Board has set a limit for a property tax increase it could impose next year.

    December 5, 2013

  • lasb01.jpg Photos, Story: Runners, community turn out to support ousted Laurel coach

    Former Laurel High cross country coach Greg Schmitt has the support of his team members and their parents. The question, however, is whether the embattled coach has the support of the school district and its board of directors.

    December 4, 2013 6 Photos

  • Schmitt.tiff Laurel High: Cross country coach says losing his job ‘mind-boggling’

    Greg Schmitt probably won’t get a chance at a three-peat. Schmitt confirmed last night that the Laurel School District has opened his position as the high school cross country coach. The job opening is posted on the district’s website.

    December 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • Rosta1.tiff New Castle native overcomes painful disease for swimming success

    Imagine feeling excruciating pain when you wake up each morning. Same thing when you try to walk down the stairs to start your day — or even attempt a simple task such as gripping a pencil. Welcome to the world of New Castle native Kyler Rosta.

    November 22, 2013 2 Photos

  • Kalie.tiff Tribute run: Laurel senior honors late grandmother with cancer benefit

    A Laurel High senior paying tribute to her grandmother raised more than $1,700 to fight cancer. Kalie Trott organized the 5K Walk/Run for Cancer at Cascade Park as her senior project. However, it also honored her grandmother, former Pulaski Road resident Mary McConahy, who died of cancer in May.

    November 21, 2013 1 Photo

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