New Castle News

Local News

April 11, 2014

Mooney named as recipient of Butz Humanitarian award

NEW CASTLE — Anna Mary Mooney, a volunteer for several community organizations, will receive the 2014 Butz Humanitarian Award.

Mooney will be honored at a dinner April 22 at The Villa in Shenango Township. She is the 15th person to receive the award, named after the original recipient, Jack Butz, who was known not only as a florist in downtown New Castle, but also as a community-minded individual active in a variety of civic organizations.

Along with the presentation of the Butz award, the dinner features the awarding of scholarships for Lawrence County seniors who have demonstrated community service and academic achievements.

This year’s student finalists and their high schools are: Rachael Baker, Laurel; Rachael Thiele, Lawrence County Career and Technical Center; Hunter Kline, Lincoln; Mackenzie Moon, Mohawk; Kristen Friday, Neshannock; Erin O’Connor, New Castle; Rachel Reamer, Shenango; Christina Noble, Union; and Kassandra Thomas, Wilmington.

The first-place student receives a $5,000 scholarship. All students are guaranteed to receive at least $500 by being a finalist.

The scholarship fund was founded by Butz in 2002. It continues to grow as individuals make gifts in memory of Butz and in honor of the humanitarian award winners.

Contributions in any amount are being accepted. Checks can be made out to the Pittsburgh Foundation and mailed to the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 138 W. Washington St., New Castle, Pa. 16101. Donations can also be made online by going to

Tickets to attend this year’s dinner are $50 per person and are available at the chamber until April 18. Tickets also may be reserved online at the website above.

More information is available by contacting the chamber at (724) 654-5593 or

Other recipients of the Butz Humanitarian Award are: J. Fred Rentz, Dr. Wilbur Flannery, Genevieve Marino, Tom and Barb Robinson, Robert Del Signore, Lester Hauschild, Marvin Lebby, Joe Seminara, Frank Moses, Carol Kennaday, Alice Otto, Dr. Dennis Nebel and Steve Caldararo.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • LOVEkitchen.jpg Love Kitchen: Little Caesars provides special delivery for Rescue Mission

    The Little Caesars Love Kitchen rolled into the City Rescue Mission for a special delivery Wednesday. A pizza kitchen on wheels, the big rig travels across the United States and Canada to meet the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • fairphoto.jpg County fair looks for a few good bakers

    The countdown to the 2014 Lawrence County Fair has begun. In less than two weeks, the fairgrounds will be brimming with animals, vegetables, fruit, flowers, music, food and fun. This year’s fair runs from Aug. 11 to 16.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • CarolineOrrico.jpg Local teen off to state DYW event

    Lawrence County’s 2015 Distinguished Young Woman is heading back into scholarship competition.


    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • NicholsonOffice.jpg County to buy new office for Nicholson

    Before the end of the year, the Lawrence County commissioners plan to move District Judge Jennifer Nicholson into new offices.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • PortersvilleSS.jpg Portersville Steam Show summer event arrives

    The Portersville Steam Show will stage its summer event Thursday through Sunday at its show grounds.


    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Veteran.jpg Veterans seminar to view technology

    A veterans benefits seminar has been set for Friday. The program will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the commissioners room of the Lawrence County courthouse.


    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Part-time guard position created

    The Lawrence County Salary Board created a part-time temporary court guard position Tuesday.


    July 30, 2014

  • JaredGustafson.jpg Mohawk senior Jared Gustafson elected nation FCCLA officer

    A Mohawk High student was elected to national office at a leadership conference in Texas. Senior Jared Gustafson now is the 2014-2015 national vice president of parliamentary law for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.


    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • PipeDreams.jpg Concert to feature sounds of ’60s

    This week’s Friday Night Live at Riverwalk Amphitheater will feature a 1960s theme. Entertainment will be provided by Pipe Dreams. The group performs a tribute to the British Invasion and American rock ’n roll with music from The Beatles, Stones, Doors, Monkees and hits from Motown and Philly.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • well.jpg Environmental groups oppose forced pooling

    An effort by local landowners to have forced pooling declared unconstitutional is getting some outside support. Two environmental groups — Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Mountain Watershed Association — have filed a friend of the court brief with Commonwealth Court. They are asking that the court review forced pooling, which is part of a 1961 Oil and Gas Conservation Law, before scheduled hearings take place.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo