New Castle News


  • Rich.jpg Vo-tech administrators get bonuses, no raises

    Lawrence County Career and Technical Center administrators will get one-time bonuses instead of raises next year. The joint operating committee approved one-year agreements that would freeze the salaries of director Leonard A. Rich and the principal, head custodian, cafeteria supervisor and computer technician.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • MONDAY FATfurious_McGranahan1.jpg ‘Fat ’n Furious’: Local men star on Discovery Channel show

    Putting a lot of muscle into everything he does is Steve McGranahan’s specialty. The New Castle resident known as the World’s Strongest Redneck is back at it again with the hijinks and comic moves that have captured mega-size audiences on TV, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    June 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • FrankAloi.jpg Frank Aloi: 50 years of school spirit in Ellwood City

    Frank Aloi is a true Wolverine. Aloi, who turned 73 Friday, spent the past half-century affiliated with the Ellwood City school district and its sports teams.

    June 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • melcer.jpg State law funding 911 centers under review

    Lawrence County’s public safety director says the system for funding 911 centers in Pennsylvania is fundamentally broken.

    June 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Chinese.jpg Restaurant owners: No questionable deliveries, food safe

    About 15 years ago, China Banquet opened in New Castle. The buffet-style Chinese restaurant at 102 S. Jefferson St. has enjoyed popularity and suffered tragedy.

    June 20, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • State taking temperatures of trucks hauling food

    A few weeks ago, state agriculture inspectors forced a trucker to toss 2,000 pounds of food in the garbage after finding the cargo had not been kept at safe temperatures.

    June 20, 2014

  • Food safety is concern

    Patrick McGuire wants to know what you’re putting into your mouth — and that it won’t make you sick. “Public safety is our ultimate goal,” said McGuire, who is the health officer for the city of New Castle.

    June 20, 2014 2 Stories

  • lutz1.jpg Lutz will leave Y post at end of month

    It wasn’t until he turned on the car radio 36 years ago that William Lutz knew where he was going next. The former assistant youth pastor at a church in Erie had been aware that the Franklin YMCA was seeking a youth director.

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • gavel.jpg Supervisors respond to auditors

    Two Pulaski Township supervisors want compensation for attorney fees and an apology from two township auditors.

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • gavel.jpg Hilcorp official refuses to say what will go on at Nashua Road

    The Pulaski Township supervisors approved a conditional use zoning permit for a new Hilcorp Energy development Monday. But Hilcorp officials would not say what type of facility will go on the property at 352 Nashua Road, owned by John and Connie Ratvasky.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

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