New Castle News


  • Mohawk board approves plan

    Mohawk School board this week unanimously approved the district’s comprehensive plan. “This plan shows the state where we are headed,” said assistant superintendent Lorree Houk. “It outlines our educational goals and what we are doing to accomplish them.”

    November 13, 2013

  • movet01.jpg ‘Heroes Among Us’: Mohawk students, Cathedral team up to salute local veterans

    A Mohawk student organization honored “The Heroes Among Us” yesterday at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. For the 15th year, the school’s Future Business Leaders of America and the Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation presented their annual Veterans Day program.

    November 8, 2013 7 Photos 2 Stories

  • Student accused of having knife

    A Mohawk High School student has been charged with taking a knife to school.

    October 18, 2013

  • school.jpg New school grading system unveiled Friday

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education is rolling out its revamped system of grading schools Friday. One thing will be clear immediately: The state will be using two grading systems — one for schools with lots of poor students and another for every other school in the Commonwealth.

    October 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • money.jpg North Beaver site gets Keystone designation

    As 250 acres return to tax rolls next year, 151 more will become in an effort toward economic development. A portion of former farmland in North Beaver Township is being designated as Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone, meaning the acreage, deemed prime for business development, will be exempt from all taxes for 10 years.

    September 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • Hockey.tiff Mohawk student takes part in prestigious hockey tournament

    It’s been touted as the Little League World Series of hockey. The Brick Invitational Super Novice Hockey Tournament, a weeklong event held at the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, pits the best 9- and 10-year-olds against each other in the largest squirt hockey event in North America.

    July 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Girls2.tiff Goin’ Yard: That’s what local woman does each day as ball girl for Pirates

    There is no sweeter fantasy than stepping foot on a big league field for most kids growing up. Imagining yourself in uniform, with your glove and spikes ready to go is the stuff kids fall asleep dreaming about.

    July 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Steel.tiff Female Athlete of the Year: Shelby Brown of Mohawk

    Shelby Brown, flustered and teary-eyed, was overwhelmed. The year was 2010 and Brown, then a sophomore at Mohawk High School, was given starting point guard duties for the girls basketball team.

    July 4, 2013 2 Photos 1 Story

  • No tax increase for Mohawk

    The Mohawk school board has approved a $21.7 million budget that holds the line on taxes. Board members this week approved the 2013-14 spending plan of $21,714,781, which is about $1 million greater than the current year’s budget. The additional funding, officials said, is because of money required for pension programs.

    June 20, 2013

  • Mohawk approves contract at special meeting

    Mohawk’s school board approved a contract to repair air conditioning at the elementary school. School board members, meeting in a special session Monday, awarded the $88,390 pact to Central Heating and Plumbing, the lowest of three bids received.

    June 12, 2013

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