New Castle News


  • 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

  • gavel.jpg Neighbors fear compressor station

    A group of residents said they will go to court if a gas compressor station is built on Baird Road. Mike Angelo of Hillsville Road said the group is prepared to sue Mahoning Township and Hilcorp Energy Co. of Texas if the station is approved.

    April 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • money.jpg IRS issues warning on phishing scam

    The Internal Revenue Service is warning the public of a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number.

    April 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 11.jpg Photo Gallery Story: Pro-life supporters gather downtown for prayer vigil

    Naomi Savage never intended to become a poster child. But two years ago, when her father, Curt, shared that his then-five-year-old daughter had offered a solution to end abortion — “I would love to have a sister.

    March 31, 2014 12 Photos

  • bowler.jpg Bounce Finale: Bowlin' Joe and The Doc wrap up a sensational season!

    Join Bowlin' Joe and The Doc for the season finale of "Let's Talk Basketball." The boys will reflect on New Castle's overall body of work throughout the season, and then they'll share their fondest memories of a state title weekend in Hershey!

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wrongful death suit yields $5.4 million jury award

    A multimilllion-dollar jury award has not dimmed Mark A. and Vickie McConnell’s sorrow over losing their son. A jury awarded them $5,465,000 on Dec. 17 after 22-year-old Mark A. McConnell II was killed in an accident in 2008 in Mahoning Township.

    March 29, 2014

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