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Octavius Stone Vigil: Child remembered, driver dies
A year to the day after running over and killing Octavius Stone, Virgil Eldon Coonfare died. Family and friends of 7-year-old Octavius held a candlelight vigil for the child on Monday night on the steps of 941 Winslow Ave., where he had died Nov. 25, 2012.
Fire marshal to probe blaze
The state fire marshal is investigating a blaze Monday in Union Township. The call came at 1:20 p.m. for the fire in a mobile home at 1765 Old Youngstown Road. Mahoning and Pulaski townships sent units to assist at the scene, at the intersection of Route 422.
Nearly 90? Photo says News building opened on Saturday, but ...
After 90 years, what’s five days among friends? The New Castle News occupies two buildings on North Mercer Street, the older of which was built and opened in 1923. Indeed, the photo that accompanies this article is taken from a framed print that is labeled “Picture of New Castle News Business Office Taken on the Opening Night, Nov. 23, 1923.”
Where Were You? Citizens recall the day JFK was shot
Where were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated? Most people aged 60 and older remember where they were when the terrible news came across that fateful day in 1963.
Kennedy name immortalized in New Castle
Just about anywhere you travel in the United States, you will inevitably see something named in honor of President Kennedy. Numerous schools, parks, airports, government buildings and other public facilities throughout the country have been named for Kennedy since his death 50 years ago today.
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.
‘Everyone loved her’: Family mourns tragic death of Mariah Jai Anderson
Mariah Jai Anderson wanted to be a nurse. The 22-year-old mother of three, of 701 W. Washington St., had planned to start school in January at Butler County Community College, where she had enrolled in its registered nursing program.
Two vacant houses burn over weekend
Two vacant New Castle houses were destroyed by fire early Saturday. Assistant New Castle Fire Chief Tom Bulisco said that houses at 504 Galbreath St. and 309 Carl St. were complete losses.
Autopsies up in Lawrence County
An increase in drug overdoses this year has resulted in more autopsies by the Lawrence County coroner. The Lawrence County commissioners yesterday approved the transfer of $50,000 from their contingency fund to the coroner’s autopsy budget line item to cover potential autopsy expenses for the rest of the year.
Photos, Video, Story: Festive Light Up Night Parade rings in holiday season
A gorgeous night lured hundreds out last night for the annual Light Up Night Parade downtown. The event kicked off with the lighting of the Christmas tree on Kennedy Square at 6:45 p.m. to the accompaniment of the New Creation Church members, who inspired the crowd with Christmas carols.
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