The New Castle News asked readers to reveal how they met their spouses or significant others for a special Valentine's Day contest we are conducting. Here are today's contestants.
Kirstyn and I first met at a local camp through our church. It is called Royal Family Kids Camp. She went to Shenango and I went to Laurel.
Oct. 11, 2002, was a typical Friday evening in New Castle — high school football, then beer and wings with the boys afterward.
EBONY MARIE DIAZ
My husband and I met online. The site is Plenty of Fish. I was persuaded by my sister to make a page. He was told by a friend to go on there.
It was in July of 1944. A young woman from Ashford, Conn., Vilma Moricz, was riding in a car with her mother. Her sister was driving. A young sailor from Hillsville, Pa., Chuck Donofrio, was hitch-hiking, along with two other sailors, back to their base in New London, Conn. As was customary during the war, the sailors were picked up and driven to their base.
In the fall of 1947, I received a request from a World War II girlfriend, whom I hadn’t seen for two years, to take her to a formal dance in Cleveland.
My husband and I met in high school. However, he was too shy to ask me out.
My husband and I met more than 40 years ago. It was a blind meeting set up by friends. We did not like each other upon meeting, but as we slowly got to know each other, our love for each other developed.
My girlfriend, Sue, and I met on Valentine’s Day in 2010.
I’ll never forget how we met and I am often reminded of that special day.
THOMAS C. MILLS
It was the first day of school in 1945. I was a senior at Eastbrook High School.
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Veterans seminar to view technology
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Part-time guard position created
The Lawrence County Salary Board created a part-time temporary court guard position Tuesday.
Mohawk senior Jared Gustafson elected nation FCCLA officer
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Environmental groups oppose forced pooling
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Cash Mob returns Saturday to downtown
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Wampum Homecoming draws near
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City imposing new regulations for vendors
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New recreation fees adopted
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Union Township getting another hotel
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