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Shenango places Tanner on leave, schedules meeting
The Shenango Township supervisors have placed their secretary/treasurer on leave. In a statement faxed late Monday afternoon to the New Castle News, the supervisors said Brian Tanner had been placed on “administrative leave” as the result of a search warrant served on the township municipal building Friday.
Local teen drowns in Slippery Rock Creek
Divers from several fire departments responded yesterday to a drowning in the Kennedy Mill area of Slippery Rock Creek. Reports from the scene indicated that two teenage males from the Ellwood-Wampum area had gone swimming in the creek, and that one had gone under and not resurfaced.
Break out the bubbly
New Castle may be the Fireworks Capital of America, but Friday night bubbles filled the air.
While state stalls, local governments solve pension mess
While the state Legislature has been unable to shift away from the defined-benefit pension style that is creating a crippling unfunded liability, small rural governments have quietly been adopting pension plans that don’t carry the same risks.
It took a researcher with years of experience to solve a local historical mystery.
County’s AFSCME contract negotiations at standstill
Members of one courthouse labor union continue to work without a contract while negotiations appear to be stalled.
Child bitten by dog expected to make full recovery
Adrian Osorio is being called a champ by his family. The 5-year-old North Beaver Township boy was bitten in the face and hand Tuesday afternoon by a neighbor’s dog. Bear is a St. Bernard-Akita mix.
Friends, colleagues remember former mayor Francis Rogan
Former New Castle mayor Francis J. Rogan is being remembered as a great politician and a good, unselfish man.
Rogan, 89, died Monday.
Yauger now facing federal charge
With Mercer County court proceedings pending this week, Cecelia Yauger faces federal prosecution for alleged business credit card misuse.
American Cyanamid Blast, Part 3: Tears, questions and heroics all surfaced 50 years ago
Last of a three-part series focusing on the 50th anniversary of the last, deadly American Cynamid blast.
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