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Replica of first Warner theater set for downtown
A replica of the first Warner brothers theater is expected to open in February at Cascade Center at the Riverplex A partnership has been reached between Jerry Kern, president of Warner Film Center, and Dr. Andrew Matta, chief executive officer of Refresh Dental Partners.
Hooker's dunk earns ESPN Top 10 spot
Wow! That was the collective response among the more than 2,000 who crammed into Williamsport High last night.
March Madness: Former Lady ’Canes’ star battling illness head-on
Jaleesa Sams knew something was terribly wrong. But the former New Castle High School and North Carolina A&T basketball star prides herself in having a high tolerance for pain. Even when she was throwing up and too fatigued to get off the couch, Sams was determined to tough it out.
Education Options, Part 2: Current shale boom casts new light on county’s economic future
Second of two parts: Welcome to the Industrial Revolution of 2013. The Marcellus Shale phenomenon has arrived with the promise of jobs and prosperity for an area in dire need of just such a miracle.
Big Ben announces K-9 grant for New Castle
New Castle’s police department has received a grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to add to its K-9 unit. The $8,000 grant will be used to buy a dog, either trained or untrained, and a safety vest for the canine. If the dog requires training, the grant covers that cost.
Photos, Story: Lost dog finds way back home, thanks to good Samaritan
Joe Henry had all but given up. For three days he searched for Kola, the beloved 15-year-old shepherd/labrador retriever mix that he had raised from a puppy.
Pro Football: New Castle native Nick Rapone ready for his chance in the NFL
Thirty years ago, almost to the day, Nick Rapone got a call from Bruce Arians. “Hey, Nick,” Arians said to his old college football teammate, “Let’s go to Temple.” And so Rapone packed his bags and left East Tennessee State University to begin a journey that came full circle late last week with another phone call and some familiar — not to mention life-changing — words from his fellow Virginia Tech alumni.
YDC Closing: More than 200 employees will be affected by state’s decision
The New Castle Youth Development Center is closing. Gov. Tom Corbett announced Tuesday the facility, in operation for approximately 45 years off Frew Mill Road in Shenango Township, will close Feb. 15.
Donor gives a record $7 million to Westminster College
Westminster College has received the largest gift in its 160-year history. The school is the beneficiary of a $7 million bequest from Helen Louise Lemmon. The gift will be used to endow The Lemmon Family Scholarship for students seeking careers in the sciences.
Your Tax Money: Salary board gives county employees raises
Voting to give the raises at Monday’s board meeting were the three commissioners — Dan Vogler, Steve Craig and Bob Del Signore — and Controller David Gettings. President Judge Dominick Motto cast the fifth vote for matters concerning the courts.
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