New Castle News


  • American Cyanamid tragedy provides focus for young firefighter

    Less than two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Edward Olmstead Jr. spotted something most hoped never to see.

    July 7, 2014 2 Stories

  • AC2_01.jpg American Cyanamid Blast, Part 2: Workers were all too aware of what could go wrong — then it did

    Second of a three-part series focusing on the 50th anniversary of the last, deadly American Cynamid blast.

    July 5, 2014 7 Photos 1 Story

  • AC1_01.jpg American Cyanamid Blast, Part 1: Life was good before deadline 1964 explosion

    First of a three-part series focusing on the 50th anniversary of the last, deadly American Cynamid blast.

    July 4, 2014 7 Photos

  • crestview disorderly.jpg Crestview cited under disorderly house ordinance

    New Castle police have cited Crestview Gardens under the city’s disorderly house ordinance. Chief Bobby Salem said the housing complex on the city’s East Side was cited after police responded to an incident of people screaming outside and jumping on a car.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg New Castle board adopts budget despite uncertainty

    The New Castle school board adopted its 2014-15 budget Monday but may have to re-open it next week. The $5.4 million budget, introduced in May, has no tax increase and will not tap into the fund balance. Taxes remain at 17.72 mills.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sausage.jpg Vendor cited for selling spoiled sausage

    A vendor has been cited for selling spoiled sausage and producing it an unlicensed facility. New Castle health officer Patrick McGuire has revoked the license of William DeFelice to operate a concession trailer at 1130 Butler Ave. “due to the imminent health risks the business had exposed to the public,” according to a press release issued Monday.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Food vendors must post license

    Businesses that have a retail food license are required to post it all times, according to New Castle’s health officer.

    July 1, 2014

  • wedding.jpg Civil ceremonies unite same-sex couples here

    Uniting couples in matrimony is something District Judge Jerry Cartwright has done for years. “According to national statistics, one out of two marriages ends in divorce,” the Ellwood City-based judicial official said. “I think I have a better record than that.”

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Same-sex marriage legal since May 20

    Same sex marriage in Pennsylvania became legal on May 20. That is the day a U.S. district court judge ruled the state’s 1996 statutory ban on recognizing same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. The following day, Gov. Tom Corbett said he would not appeal.

    June 30, 2014

  • pothole1.jpg Businesses complain about pothole-riddled street

    Industrial Street runs from Mahoning Avenue to Cherry Street in Mahoningtown — more than three-quarters of a mile. There are few spots along the road that are free of potholes, some of which measuring more than several feet in length and width.

    June 28, 2014 2 Photos

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