New Castle News


  • emma.tiff Happy homecoming: Septic shock left Neshannock girl in a battle for her life

    Emma Hanaway turned 10 last week. It was a birthday that almost didn’t happen.  A month ago, health professionals couldn’t assure Michael and Cheryl Hanaway that their only child would make it.

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hilcorp_Energy.jpg Hilcorp seeks to force drilling on reluctant landowners

    A hearing has been set on a request to force local landowners to allow gas and oil drilling. Hilcorp Corp., a Texas firm with multiple well pads in the area, is asking for the so-called “forced pooling.”

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • lamancusa.jpg District attorney: No criminal conduct by principal

    An investigation into allegations lodged against a New Castle junior high school principal has found no evidence of criminal conduct.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • gavel.jpg Accident victim gets $18 million settlement

    A disabled Shenango Township man will be taken care of for the rest of his life. The Lawrence County courts approved an $18 million settlement, intended to care for the accident victim and believed to be the largest ever in Lawrence County.

    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Williams.jpg Steelers Partnership: From rags to riches, Croton native finds success by putting God, others first

    As a boy, Damian Williams believed in himself even when circumstances didn’t seem to merit it. Growing up in poverty in lower Croton, Damian didn’t always know when his next meal was coming.

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gaston!.jpg City to seek funds for parks plan

    The city of New Castle plans to seek state money to develop a master plan for three recreation areas. The areas include Cascade Park, Gaston Park and the Deshon complex, all of which are adjacent to one another.

    March 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • maas.jpg Local students get up-close look at future in engineering

    Nearly 60 area students spent Thursday as engineer  hopefuls during Ellwood Quality Steel’s annual Engineering Day. Twelve engineers from the company’s Moravia Street location spent the day with students at the company’s facility, giving them tours of the plants and explaining processes.

    March 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reiter.jpg Local couple credits low electric bills to solar panels

    Unlike some county residents, Bob and Mary Ann Reiter chuckle when they get their electric bill. “Amount Due — $0.00” said their Jan. 30 bill, because the Hickory Township residents had a $137.22 credit.
    In February, the credit was $125.63.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg Extending school hours could make up for snow days

    The New Castle Area School District is considering extending this year’s remaining school days by 20 minutes. That is a possibility being considered to make up required instructional time lost by snow days the district had to take this year.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg Police arrest woman wanted in Florida

    An East Side woman whose car was stopped by New Castle police is wanted on felony charges in Florida. New Castle police have charged Vivian Lynn King, 54, of 1819 E. Washington St., as a fugitive from justice.

    March 7, 2014 1 Photo

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