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  • meehan.jpg Leechburg accepts Meehan’s resignation

    The Leechburg School District has officially accepted the resignation of Terence P. Meehan as its superintendent. Meehan tendered his resignation to the board effective Monday, turning down a five-year contract with the school district with a starting pay of $125,000.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • meehan.jpg Meehan remaining, not taking Leechburg post

    Terence Meehan will be staying in New Castle. In November, Meehan accepted the position of superintendent in the Leechburg Area School District at an annual salary of $125,000. He was one of 14 applicants.

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • City school board considers building improvements

    Improvements to the George Washington school could cost up to $2.3 million. Or the New Castle school district could delay improvement projects.

    March 15, 2014

  • School board decides makeup days

    Despite this winter’s snow, the New Castle school district will keep its full Easter break. The board this week agreed to return April 17 to the calendar as a student vacation day.

    March 15, 2014

  • school.jpg Three elementary schools to close July 1

    Three city elementary schools will close this summer. The New Castle school board voted 7-0 Monday to close the John F. Kennedy, Thaddeus Stevens and West Side primary centers, effective July 1.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • District planning ‘farewell’ to school buildings

    Decades of early education in the city will be celebrated at the close of the school year. The New Castle school district will close three elementary buildings this summer. Anyone who has been associated with the John F. Kennedy, Thaddeus Stevens and/or West Side primary centers is invited to share photos and good memories of those buildings.

    March 14, 2014

  • Police.jpg Teen charged with threatening to “shoot up” school

    A teenager has been charged with threatening to “shoot up” New Castle High School. City police said a woman was sitting in her vehicle in the area of Highland and Wallace avenues Thursday morning when she saw two male juveniles walk by.

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • lamancusa.jpg District attorney: No criminal conduct by principal

    An investigation into allegations lodged against a New Castle junior high school principal has found no evidence of criminal conduct.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg No charges pursued against New Castle principal

    Robert Razzano, principal at New Castle Junior High School, remains on leave after authorities determined complaints lodged against him did not warrant criminal charges.

    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • blaze.jpg Students dismissed early after fire

    New Castle’s Junior-Senior High School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon because of a fire. No injuries were reported and the school will be open Wednesday.

    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

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