New Castle News


  • basketball.jpg WPIAL Boys Playoffs: Mohawk set for stiff test against Seton-La Salle

    The Mohawk High boys basketball team earned its first WPIAL playoff win since 2006 on Saturday. Now, the Warriors are looking to claim multiple district postseason victories for the first time since before the 1998 season. The task won’t be easy, though.

    February 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • basketball.jpg WPIAL Girls Playoffs: Mohawk looks for repeat performance against Beaver

    The Mohawk High girls basketball team knows what it takes to beat Beaver. When the seventh-seeded Lady Warriors (16-6) battle the 10th-seeded Lady Bobcats (17-4) at 6:30 p.m. today in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs at Butler High School, it will be with the confidence of having defeated Beaver already this season — a 46-40 triumph over the Lady Bobcats just nine days ago.

    February 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Mohawk to spend $36,000 for safety upgrades

    The Mohawk school board authorized spending more than $36,000 to improve building safety. Investments approved at the meeting this week include:

    February 16, 2013

  • basketball.jpg WPIAL Boys Playoffs: Mohawk set to battle Serra Catholic

    It’s an opportunity four years in the making. That’s how long it’s been since the Mohawk boys basketball team has gotten a taste of the WPIAL playoffs. Now that the drought has ended, the Warriors would prefer that their season not end any time soon.

    February 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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

  • school.jpg In the schools: Mohawk upgrades security

    The Mohawk school district will spend $113,000 to upgrade security at its two buildings. The district will purchase nine digital cameras for school buses, 24 additional security cameras and a new intercom system for the elementary building and an upgraded security system at building doors.

    January 16, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Lorello.jpg War stories: Retired teacher to address defining moments of Gettysburg

    Even after more than 30 visits, the sights and sounds of the Battle of Gettysburg still leave Frank Lorello awestruck. The Edinburg area resident is retired from teaching now — a career that included instructing fifth-graders on the Civil War — but his passion for the subject never died.

    January 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • School.jpg Shooting Aftermath: Local school districts gear up for crisis plan reviews

    Lawrence County’s district attorney is planning a school safety summit of sorts after the first of the year. Joshua Lamancusa said he will meet with district officials, security guards and police to determine what security measures are in place at local schools and what can be done to enhance them.

    December 18, 2012 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • cuni.tiff Mohawk sixth-graders learn cuneiform, an ancient form of written communication

    Mastering modern handwriting skills can prove challenging enough for elementary school students. Mohawk sixth-graders, though, tried their hand at a written form of communication dating back 5,000 years.

    December 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • Mohawk.tiff Mohawk vo-ag classes apply skills outside classroom

    Mohawk’s vocational agriculture and masonry students got hands-on experience by helping with two district projects. They assisted in constructing new baseball field dugouts. Vo-ag forestry students also helped design, plan and construct a landscaped area in front of the elementary.

    November 30, 2012 1 Photo

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