New Castle News


  • school.jpg New school grading system unveiled Friday

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education is rolling out its revamped system of grading schools Friday. One thing will be clear immediately: The state will be using two grading systems — one for schools with lots of poor students and another for every other school in the Commonwealth.

    October 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • Union1.tiff Photos, Story: Scottie Way offers road to rewards

    Things were done the old Scottie Way on the new Scottie Way yesterday afternoon. The previously unnamed road leading to the front of Union High School has been given that moniker, linking the nickname of Union sports teams with a new reinforcement support program that will take place at all grade levels in the school district.

    September 26, 2013 3 Photos

  • New hires get district ‘introduction’

    Since the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, Union has hired nine teachers, a guidance counselor and a nurse. During Wednesday’s board meeting, Linda O’Neill, elementary principal who oversees the new teacher induction program, reported on what is being done to introduce the new staff to various aspects of the school district.

    September 21, 2013

  • Dogs find no drugs at Union High School

    Four dogs searched  Union High School for drugs yesterday but none were found.

    September 13, 2013

  • Union loses payroll manager

    The Union school district is looking for a new payroll and benefits manager. The board accepted the resignation of Tara Sheffler from that position, effective Aug. 27.

    August 16, 2013

  • school.jpg Union teachers working under old contract

    The first day of school for students in the Union district is Aug. 26. However, the teachers — who will have in-service days Aug. 21 and 22 — will head back to the classroom under the terms of their previous three-year contract, which expired June 30.

    August 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • TRimble.tiff High School Softball: Trimble retires as Union coach

    An era on the diamond came to a close at Union High. Gary Trimble, who coached the Lady Scots for the last nine years, retired. The Union Area School Board accepted his resignation.

    July 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • berkley.tiff High School Basketball: Berkley lands new coaching job

    Darren Berkley’s coaching prowess has landed him a head coaching position at King George High School in Virginia. The New Castle native will lead the Foxes varsity boys basketball program. Berkley brings with him an impressive resume which includes 13 years leading the basketball squad at Fredericksburg Christian School.

    July 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • money.jpg Taxes to stay level in Union

    The Union Area School Board has adopted a $10.4 million budget with no tax increase. Board members this week approved the $10,388,100 spending plan for the 2013-14 school year.


    June 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • ONDAKOlarry.jpg Former Titans coach to lead Lady Scots

    A year away from coaching was long enough for Larry Ondako. The former Westminster College men’s basketball coach is keeping his talents in the local area after being named Monday night to coach the Union High girls basketball team.

    June 25, 2013 1 Photo

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Beginning tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs. So, who ya got? And in how many games?

Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
Penguins, in six or seven games. It’s a pretty even matchup on defense, but Pittsburgh will grind it out.
Blue Jackets, in five games or fewer. Sergei Bobrovsky in goal for the Blue Jackets spells trouble for the Pens.
Blue Jackets, in six or seven games. Bobrovsky gives Columbus the edge, but it won’t be easy.
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