New Castle News


May 2, 2012

Video, Photo Gallery: News of the day found in Elks cornerstone

NEW CASTLE — Six newspapers, Life magazine and Elks Club bylaws and membership lists were found Tuesday in the Elks Club cornerstone.

The discolored copper time capsule was displayed in council chambers at city hall.

It measured about 10-by-10-by 8-inches, and was secured by a piece of wire. Also displayed was the marble slab that covered the box for 97 years.

Present were city police and firemen, Elks Lodge trustees Richard Cioffi, Brooks Culley and John McClure, and Exalted Ruler Michelle Cioffi;  Lawrence County Historical Society board members Robert Waddington, Anita DeVivo, Lorraine Petrus, Fred Smith and Andrew Henley; city workers, Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo and members of the public.

“I thought that it would be bigger,” several said while waiting for firefighter Marco Relic to find wire cutters to open the chest.

  • Video Coverage: Watch footage below from News correspondent Connor Kobis as he shares some of the findings.
  • Photo Gallery: Click on the link at right to view Erica Galvin’s images from the city hall event.
  • Complete Story: You can read Nancy Lowry’s complete story in Wednesday’s print edition of The News.


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