New Castle News


  • Residents want repairs to bridge

    Guardrails are expected to be installed on a Pulaski Township culvert bridge by week’s end because of residents’ safety concerns. The township-owned bridge is on Maple Lane, just west of Hilcorp Energy Co.’s Artman wellpad.

    April 10, 2014

  • N1306P46011C.TIF Agreement reached to restore Cascade Park pool

    United Way of Lawrence County will soon embark on its goal to bring back the Cascade Park swimming pool. The city of New Castle and the United Way tentatively have reached an agreement on leasing the pool to the agency, allowing it to rehabilitate the facility that has been dormant for approximately 14 years.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • razzano-1.jpg New Castle Schools: Razzano resigns in settlement with district

    Robert Razzano has resigned from his position as New Castle Junior High School principal, effective yesterday. The school board in an 8-0 vote ratified an agreement between Razzano and the district that ends his employment and allows him to collect his pay through the end of the year, an amount of $29,610.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 01.jpg Photo Gallery, Story: Former Wampum basketball players who won state titles see common threads with ’Canes

    Once a month, they come back to the town where it all started. A large group gathers at Jata’s Diner for some breakfast and to catch up on recent events, grandchildren and talk about the memories they made just down Main Street at Wampum High School.

    April 7, 2014 8 Photos

  • Cyndi'nNate.jpg Two city police officers stepping down

    The careers of police lieutenants Cyndi Collingwood and Nate Akins spanned an era when city crime was at a peak. The two New Castle officers are retiring their badges this month after having protected and served the city collectively for more than half a century.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burnett1.jpg ‘All the Way Down’: New book chronicles improbable 1988 title run for Frew Mill basketball team

    Turns out, “All the Way Down” was a lot further than Bob Burnett figured. Twenty-six years after his Frew Mill School team captured hearts, imaginations and the WPIAL Class A basketball title — the only juvenile correctional facility ever to do so — the Longhorns’ head coach is reliving that magical 1987-88 season through a recently released book he has authored.

    April 4, 2014 2 Photos 1 Story

  • Burnett3.tiff Will Frew Mill team go Hollywood? It’s a long story

    Monique Sorgen has been pitching a movie about Frew Mill School’s 1988 WPIAL basketball championship for several years now. To some, that may sound like a reason to give up.

    April 4, 2014 3 Photos

  • Danko.jpg Jameson in discussions with larger health systems

    Jameson Health System is in discussions with other health systems about possible joint ventures, mergers or acquisition.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sharon health system formally bought

    Sharon Regional Health System exited the nonprofit world Tuesday when its assets were formally bought in a deal valued at $145 million.

    April 3, 2014

  • money.jpg Shenango agrees to sell sewer system

    The Shenango supervisors unanimously agreed to sell the township sewer system. Russell Riley, Bill Albertini and Al Burick III accepted the New Castle Sanitation Authority’s offer of $1.85 million on Monday.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

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