Photos, Story: Laurel students receive book about 50 states they spent months writing
Excited whispers, big smiles and brightly colored balloons filled the Laurel Elementary School lobby. As 98 fourth-graders filed in for the Book Release Ceremony, eyes widened at the first glimpse of the stacks of published books and the sign reading, “Every Child an Author.”
High School Basketball: Locke named new coach at Laurel
Ken Locke is coming home. Well, technically, he never left — but he’s really back now. Locke was hired as the Laurel High boys basketball coach last night by the Laurel School Board.
City, Laurel teens claim Law Day scholarships
Victoria Evans and Ciara Hovis are the winners of the Lawrence County Bar Association’s 2012 Law Day Essay Contest. Evans, of New Castle High School, and Hovis, of Laurel High School, were chosen based on their winning essays about whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is Constitutional.
- Photo Gallery: Laurel vs. Beaver Falls baseball
Laurel High: Tinstman out as basketball coach
Mike Tinstman has coached his last game as boys basketball coach at Laurel High School. The veteran coach and school board president Tim Redfoot both confirmed that the district has opened the job held by Tinstman for the last nine years.
Photo Gallery, Video, Story: Laurel presenting spring musical ‘Joseph’
Charles Gryn believes a high school production should be just that — a performance produced primarily by students. When Laurel High’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” opens tomorrow, more than 40 kids will take to the stage, but “At least 275 students will have touched this show in one capacity or another,” said Gryn, who is the director.
- Photo Gallery: Union vs. Laurel softball, March 26
Laurel sixth-grader meets vice president in Pittsburgh
What do St. Patrick’s Day, the Laurel School District and envy have in common? Green — and Tiffnie Downs surely experienced it in all three forms yesterday. Tiffnie, a sixth-grader at Laurel Elementary, marched in Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh, where she got to meet — and have her photo taken with — Vice President Joe Biden.
Laurel board to refinance bond issue
The Laurel School Board has approved the refinancing of a 2007 bond issue. The refinancing, which is not to exceed $11 million, is projected to save the district $622,000 because of current low interest rates.
Photos, Story: Local students shine at science event
Wilmington High teams took first place in both divisions of the Northwest Regional Science Olympiad.Meanwhile, Laurel’s junior- and senior-high teams claimed a pair of fourth places. All four local teams advance to state competition in April.
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