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  • school.jpg Neshannock school board told to follow the rules

    In her first meeting as president, Karen Houk established procedures for the Neshannock Township School Board. This chain of command, Houk said, will ensure that everyone in the district is treated equally.

    December 9, 2013 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Todora.jpg Neshannock superintendent Dr. Mary Todora to retire

    Dr. Mary Todora, Neshannock’s superintendent, will retire at the end of this school year. The board voted 6-3 Thursday night to accept Todora’s resignation, effective June 30.

    December 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • cover.jpg Tim Kolodziej: Yes, you ARE ready for high school basketball to start — here's why

    Over the course of the next three months or so, you will hear plenty of “We are ...” cheers in the stands. But before the referee tosses the ball into the air tomorrow night, let me share a couple of “You are ...” thoughts.

    December 5, 2013 2 Photos

  • lasb01.jpg Photos, Story: Runners, community turn out to support ousted Laurel coach

    Former Laurel High cross country coach Greg Schmitt has the support of his team members and their parents. The question, however, is whether the embattled coach has the support of the school district and its board of directors.

    December 4, 2013 6 Photos

  • Schmitt.tiff Laurel High: Cross country coach says losing his job ‘mind-boggling’

    Greg Schmitt probably won’t get a chance at a three-peat. Schmitt confirmed last night that the Laurel School District has opened his position as the high school cross country coach. The job opening is posted on the district’s website.

    December 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • miller.tiff Wilmington hires new superintendent

    Dr. Michelle M. Miller was named superintendent of the Wilmington Area School District last night. The board approved a three-year term for the 38-year-old and set her first year salary at $120,000.

    November 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • school.jpg Your Education: Finish GED soon or start all over

    Still trying wrap up your GED exam? If you don’t finish by the end of next month, you’ll have to start all over. For 11 years now, GED test sites such as Lawrence County Community Action Partnership have been using the 2002 exam series.

    November 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • meehan.jpg Meehan leaving New Castle to become Leechburg superintendent

    Terence Meehan is leaving the New Castle Area School District to assume his first school superintendent’s job. Meehan has been named superintendent of the Leechburg Area School District at an annual salary of $125,000. He was one of 14 applicants for the position.

    November 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Bully.tiff Bullying Punishment: Parents make boy wear sign in public

    Sometimes learning lessons the hard way turns out to be the best way. That’s what mother Amber Carey and stepfather Felix Mayle are hoping today after choosing a public punishment for their son.

    November 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • school.jpg Charter school resubmits, eyes former hotel

    Organizers of the New Castle Arts Academy charter school have resubmitted their application to the New Castle Area School District. Debra Rice, who has been overseeing the process, said the application was submitted Friday, this time with a pinpointed location.

    November 18, 2013 1 Photo

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