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  • Kola4.jpg 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.

    February 6, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Rapone.jpg 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.

    January 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • YDC.jpg 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.

    January 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • money.jpg 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.

    January 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • money.jpg 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.

    January 8, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 01-03Guns01.jpg Gun shop owners seeing spike in rifle, handgun sales

    Gun sales often pick up in the fall, but this year was different. A scenario that included the typical fall hunting season, Christmas, the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shootings and fear among gun owners that newly re-elected Barack Obama would push Congress to curtail gun ownership boosted weapon sales beyond gun dealers’ expectations.

    January 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • 20.jpg Video, Photo Gallery: Light-Up Night rings in the holiday season

    Thursday night’s annual Light-Up Night parade and festivities marked the start of this year’s holiday season. Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown New Castle to witness the event. Some came as early as 4 p.m., three hours prior to the parade’s start, to have their photos taken with Santa Claus at the New Castle News office. Video appears at bottom of story.

    November 16, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Fats.jpg Fats and 50: Cubellis’ golden years of officiating have been a sweet ride

    A piece of candy, a Pepsi and a smile. New friends have gotten the same routine from the Rev. Fats Cubellis for more than 50 years.

    November 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • Rice1.jpg Photos, Story: At age 43, former ‘Canes’ star takes on college — and basketball

    Brian Rice wasn’t ready for college 25 years ago, opting instead for a stint in the Navy. “I thought I’d do four years to get more discipline and save some money,” said the 1987 graduate of New Castle High School.

    November 8, 2012 2 Photos

  • NCASD-meeting08.JPG New Castle residents, teachers: Put aside politics for sake of children

    All children have the right to a good public education, New Castle school board members heard again and again Thursday night. Current and retired teachers, parents and grandparents urged board members to put aside differences for the sake of the city’s children.

    November 3, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

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