New Castle News


  • 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

  • 04.jpg Photo Gallery, Story, Cast List: Laurel presents ‘Guys and Dolls’

    No alterations required. When Jake Blank and Mikaylah Jewell hit the high notes of “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” it’s a perfect fit. Blank’s rich, deep tones and Jewell’s pure soprano are an ideal match and make for goosebump-inducing moments.

    March 14, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Red Cross to host Laurel blood drive

    The American Red Cross will have a blood drive Friday at Laurel High School. The collection will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to all community members.

    February 23, 2013

  • Concussion1.jpg High School Sports: Local woman heads state concussion program

    A Lawrence County woman has taken the lead in helping Pennsylvania school personnel evaluate and assist students with concussions. Brenda Eagan Brown, a Laurel High School graduate, is the state coordinator for BrainSTEPS, a program that unveiled “Concussion Return to School Protocol” with the state Department of Education.

    February 22, 2013 2 Photos

  • Wrestling.jpg High School Wrestling: Three from Laurel qualify for WPIAL competition

    Three Laurel High wrestlers have qualified for the WPIAL Individual Class AA Championships. Shane King, Harley Peterson and Ryan Glasser each earned a spot with their performances in the WPIAL Section 1-AA tournament at Chartiers-Houston High School.

    February 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Laurel OKs teacher resignations

    The Laurel School Board has accepted the resignations of two teachers. Susan L. Duckstein, a special education teacher, and Charles P. Cuba, an elementary teacher, will leave at the end of the current school year.

    February 14, 2013

  • 01.jpg Photo Gallery, Story: County residents claim state farm show honors

    Lawrence County farmers, square dance teams and FFA members who attended the Pennsylvania Farm Show last month returned with honors. The week-long event took place at the state farm show complex in Harrisburg. Dozens of Lawrence County residents traveled to Harrisburg to compete or cheer on participants.

    February 11, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

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