New Castle News


  • Audit report details alleged discrepancies

    Forensic auditors examining Lawrence County’s vocational-technical school funds focused on overtime pay of the assistant business manager.

    March 26, 2014 1 Story

  • Audit shows more than overtime issues

    A forensic audit of the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center finances turned up more than alleged unauthorized overtime pay.

    March 26, 2014

  • 9mm_Pistol.png Pistol range planned in Shenango

    A Shenango Township man is planning to open an indoor shooting range at 1500 Old Butler Road. The building is the site of the former My Favorite Place restaurant.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Grace.tiff Teen battling kidney disease hopes to help other youths with chronic conditions

    Patti Colbert was standing in a local pediatrician’s office Sept. 11, 2008, when she got the words no mother wants to hear. “Do you know how to get to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh?” the doctor asked, a solemn look on his face.

    March 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 09.jpg Fan Frenzy: Hundreds gather to cheer on ’Canes

    It was billed as a pep rally for the New Castle High basketball team. But the focus quickly expanded from the Red Hurricane — which plays tomorrow night in Hershey for the PIAA Class AAAA championship — to include a celebration of the community that has produced and embraced the undefeated, three-time WPIAL champs.

    March 21, 2014 12 Photos

  • school.jpg New Castle principal suing district, superintendent

    With alleged sexual harassment complaints under investigation, a New Castle school official is suing his school district and the superintendent.

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Attorney says someone trying to discredit Razzano

    Robert Razzano’s attorney believes there is a concerted effort by someone to discredit his client. Razzano, 52, the New Castle Junior High School principal, has been placed on paid administrative leave while the district investigates several alleged sexual harassment complaints against him.

    March 20, 2014

  • 20140318_152359.jpg Explosive-packed storage sheds burn in Slippery Rock Township

    Volunteer firefighters never know what to expect when their alarms sound. When members of seven companies responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon in Slippery Rock Township, they couldn’t get close enough to the blaze at first.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • gavel.jpg Anti fracking group waits for answer to its letter

    More than 20 state environmental groups are asking that March 25 and 26 hearings on proposed “forced pooling” be postponed. They say more time is necessary to allow members of the public to voice their opinions.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Hilcorp_Energy.jpg DEP seeks extra hearing, more room

    State officials are seeking greater public participation for a hearing on a request that could lead to “forced pooling.” The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is asking that the hearings be moved to a facility that  can accommodate 500 people, and that an additional day of hearings be added.

    March 17, 2014 1 Photo

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