New Castle News


  • Laurel High team wins Envirothon

    The Green Giants team from Laurel High School had the top score at this year’s Lawrence County Envirothon. The students were among six teams from Wilmington and Laurel high schools who competed in the May 7 event at Cascade Park.

    May 24, 2013

  • 05.jpg Photo Gallery, Story: Laurel senior county’s new dairy princess

    The two candidates cross their fingers and the crowd goes silent, awaiting the verdict. And the 2013-2014 Lawrence County Dairy Princess is — Rhonda Mitcheltree!

    May 20, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Disney.tiff Rockin’ Recess: Laurel youngsters earn a morning of music, health education

    Hands clapping. Arms waving. Crowd chanting. That was the scene at Laurel Elementary School yesterday morning. Laurel beat out four other school districts in the UPMC For Kids and Radio Disney-sponsored “Attendance Counts” competition.

    May 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • WPIAL Baseball Playoffs: Beaver pitcher shuts down Laurel bats

    Once again, Austin was awesome for the Beaver High baseball team. This time, it was Austin Logan who pitched a gem and led the Bobcats past Laurel, 6-0, in a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal clash at historic Pullman Park.

    May 16, 2013

  • 35.jpg Laurel students salute fallen officer

    Nearly 700 Laurel students joined community members to line Route 108 as William McCarthy headed to his final resting place.

    May 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Laurel not anticipating tax hike

    The Laurel School Board has introduced a $17.4 million budget that requires no tax increase. The $17,488,091 spending plan for the 2013-14 school year is $947,945 higher than the current year’s budget.

    May 9, 2013

  • Laurel names principal

    The Laurel School Board named Daniel Svirbly as junior/senior high school principal. His appointment begins with the 2013-14 school year. He will receive a salary of $90,000.

    May 9, 2013

  • 09.jpg High School Baseball: Ritchie propels Laurel into WPIAL playoffs

    Brandon Ritchie proved to be Neshannock’s worst nightmare yesterday. Whether Ritchie was coming at them from the mound or at the plate, there simply was no escaping it for the Lancers.

    May 7, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Smith1.jpg Children’s author tells Laurel kindergartners to ‘believe in yourself’

    Students at Laurel Elementary School had been preparing for a visit from Charles R. Smith Jr. for weeks. Tuesday afternoon they watched in the school’s music room as the young author’s stories came to life.

    April 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Laurel awards window contract

    The Laurel School Board awarded a contract to a Pittsburgh firm to replace windows at the junior/senior high school. Gurtner Construction submitted a bid of $439,800. The district did not receive any other bids.

    March 15, 2013

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