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  • Kanan.jpg Soap secret: Return of New Castle native Sean Kanan to ‘General Hospital’ is shrouded in mystery

    Sean Kanan has a secret. The New Castle native set the daytime soap opera world abuzz in recent weeks with the announcement that he is returning to the popular ABC show, “General Hospital.” And that is where the mystery begins.

    October 9, 2012 1 Photo

  • Frankenstein.jpg New Wilmington police searching for Frankenstein

    New Wilmington police have issued an APB for Frankenstein — or at least his head and torso. The top half of Frankenstein and a red-eyed hanging clown, wearing a red/blue dress, were taken from a Halloween display in the yard at 350 E. Neshannock Ave. The theft was reported about 10 a.m. Sunday.

    October 9, 2012 1 Photo

  • Apple.tiff Applebee’s coming in, Compadres going out

    Applebee’s is coming to Neshannock Township. Signs dotting Wilmington Road in the vicinity of Field Club Commons advertise the restaurant company is now hiring. And although attempts to contact the company have been unsuccessful, a firm hired to post art work in the new restaurant has confirmed the recent rumors.

    October 5, 2012 1 Photo

  • Lugene2.jpg Lugene Hudson on Fitness: I hope my 5K experience inspires you to hit the road

    Ah, Tony Bennett, there’s a time to listen to you. But it’s not when I need motivation to run up a hill. Where was the upbeat Adam Levine and Maroon 5 on my MP3 player to help me along? I suppose it really didn’t matter.

    October 2, 2012 2 Photos

  • Breast.jpg Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor says ‘I will find a way to get through it’

    It is at night, when she is trying to sleep, that Melissa Heitzenrater-Grimes occasionally gives in to the frustration. “We argue at night sometimes, God and I,” she said. I say, ‘There’s gotta be a break in here for me at some point.’

    October 1, 2012 3 Photos

  • Almade.jpg Rev. Frank Almade appears to be making history as pastor of four parishes

    It’s probably a record neither he nor the Diocese of Pittsburgh would like to have. Nevertheless, the Rev. Frank Almade is believed to be making history. Yesterday, Almade was ceremonially installed by Bishop David Zubik as the pastor of St. Vitus and St. Vincent de Paul parishes in New Castle.

    September 29, 2012 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Niles.jpg Salute to Courage: Chris Niles earns award for his inspiration

    A physician wanted to be clear with his patient — he would never walk again. The doctor repeated himself. Chris Niles heard him the first time and knew he was moving forward regardless of the prognosis.

    September 28, 2012 1 Photo

  • Lytle.jpg Ellwood girl wins fight to join football team

    Ellwood City High’s football team will have a new member when it travels to Riverside tonight, and it’s a girl.
    Ashley Nicole Lytle, a junior, has joined the Wolverines as a placekicker, according to a press release from the Ellwood law firm of Bellissimo & Peirce. She reportedly is the district’s first female football player.

    September 28, 2012 1 Photo

  • school.jpg New Castle Dress Code: Board says no to cargo pants, tightens rules on yoga pants

    Parents of New Castle students should think about stowing their children’s cargo pants, or saving them for playtime. The New Castle Area School Board as a general consensus last night tweaked the district’s dress code and has agreed that cargo pants — because of the many pockets where anyone could hide weapons — are unacceptable for school.

    September 26, 2012 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 01.jpg Photo Gallery: Meet the 2012 homecoming court from Union Meet the 2012 homecoming queen and court from Union High.

    September 26, 2012 1 Photo

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Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
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