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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Kolodziej: For the Class of 2013, there’s no looking back — promise?
Congratulations, Class of 2013! You made it. Your last history lesson is history. Your last final — final. The unsure children who once needed help to climb the school bus steps will now stride confidently across the stage to receive their diplomas.
Former school employee convicted of sex charges
A one-time employee of the Union school district has been convicted of sex-related charges involving a former student. A jury convicted Ronald Dougalewicz Jr., 40, of New Castle of aggravated indecent assault on a child less than 16, indecent assault, two counts of corruption of minors and possession of child pornography.
Vo-tech budget loses support
Now there are only two. That is the number of school districts that have approved the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center budget for the 2013-14 year after Union board’s withdrew support this week.
High School Basketball: Fadden resigns as Union girls coach
Brian Fadden has resigned as Union High girls basketball coach. The resignation was approved during Monday night’s school board meeting.
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