New Castle News


  • school.jpg New Castle expels student over knife

    The New Castle school board has taken disciplinary action against a seventh-grader accused of carrying a pocket knife to school. Following a hearing, the board voted to expel the student from the district for one year.

    November 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • wiz12.JPG Photos, Video, Story: Lincoln High to present ‘Wizard of Oz’

    Ellwood City Lincoln High School will take you “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with its annual “spring musical in the fall.” The production of “The Wizard of Oz” runs tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday for a total of four performances in the high school auditorium.

    November 14, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Gary_Santa.jpg Hey, kids! Hey, parents! Take a photo with Santa!

    Hey, Kids! Hey, Parents!  Want to take a photo with Santa?  Then be sure to stop in at the New Castle News on Thursday, Nov. 14, just before the Light Up Night Parade begins in the downtown.

    November 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • Shenango seeks help for flood damage

    The Shenango Area School District is seeking federal assistance to cover the cost of flood damage from a July storm.

    November 13, 2013

  • school.jpg New Castle Schools: District responds to state audit findings

    The New Castle Area School District is answering state audit findings it received earlier this year. One finding addresses three teachers who did not pay tuition for their out-of-district children who attended city schools.

    November 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • sandy04.jpg New Castle Schools: Sandy Hook story prompts introspection

    As Kaitlin Roig shared her story of survival, New Castle Area School District staff reflected on their own roles as educators. Roig is a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where she protected her 15 first-graders while a gunman roamed the halls outside her classroom on Dec. 14, 2012, killing 20 students and six teachers.

    November 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • sandy03.jpg New Castle Schools: Sandy Hook teacher who protected class during deadly shootings shares story

    Forty-five minutes. That three-quarters of an hour seemed like an eternity on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, after teacher Kaitlin Roig made a decision that spared her 15 first graders from a deadly encounter with a deranged shooter roaming the halls at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    November 6, 2013 4 Photos 1 Story

  • Rich.jpg Rich relishes the opportunity to lead at vo-tech

    Leonard A. Rich has been hired as the director of the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center. His salary, set at $104,000, will be pro-rated for the 2013-14 year. He was hired at a special meeting Monday night on a 7-5 vote.

    October 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Vo-tech proceeds with forensic audit

    A Wexford firm was hired this week to conduct a forensic audit for the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center. Zelenkofske Axelrod was hired Monday on a 10-2 vote. James McFarland, Neshannock’s representative, and Scott Singer from Mohawk, voted no.

    October 30, 2013

  • Laurel receives clean audit

    There were no findings in a performance audit of the Laurel School District conducted by the Pennsylvania auditor general’s department.

    October 30, 2013

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