New Castle News


  • school.jpg Union still undecided on tax hike

    The Union school board is hoping to avoid a tax increase next year but has not decided yet. During Wednesday’s meeting, Samantha Charles, district business manager, provided an overview of funding for the 2013-14 school year, based on Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget.

    April 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Robinson.jpg 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees: Today, meet Stacy Robinson

    Most know Stacy Robinson the football coach. Some aren’t quite as familiar with Stacy Robinson the football star, track champion and basketball player. Truth is, Robinson the player was just as good as Robinson the coach.

    April 16, 2013 1 Photo 7 Stories

  • school.jpg In The Schools: Nerti retiring as Union principal

    A Union Area School District administrator is ending an educational career that has spanned more than 30 years. The school board approved the retirement of Dave Nerti, middle/high school principal, during Wednesday’s school board meeting.

    March 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Zoey.jpg Zest of Zoey: Union seventh-grader displays bravery in the face of a kidney transplant

    Zoey Smith wanted a number. “How many vials?” she asked insistently as a lab technician at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh drew still another one from her arm during a late-February visit.

    March 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • 02.jpg Photo Gallery, Story: ‘Wedding Singer’ resurrects ’80s at Union

    The ’80s are back! Bad pop music, crazy gelled hair, zippered red leather jackets with one glove, leg warmers and shoulder pads — everything you thought was gone forever is once more becoming popular. Nowhere will that trend be more on display than this weekend at Union High School, as students present their annual spring musical, “The Wedding Singer.”

    March 8, 2013 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • x03-01Rooney.jpg Union High graduate heading to Serbia to follow his dream of a professional football career

    Americkog Fudbala.That’s American football in Serbian. Perhaps it’s the first words Jordon Rooney should memorize before joining his new football team, the Forestlanders, in Mladenovac, Serbia.

    March 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • basketball.jpg WPIAL BOYS PLAYOFFS: Clairton’s ‘Killer T’s’ ahead for Union

    In order to get over the second-round hump, the Union High basketball team must take down a bear. Fifth-seeded Clairton stands in the way of an elusive WPIAL Class A semifinals appearance for the fourth-seeded Scotties. The teams are set to tango at 8 p.m. today at North Hills High School.

    February 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Youth Football: Union district to take over kids’ program

    The Union Area School District is doing its part to help youth football in the township. The Union Area School Board’s athletic committee and the Union Township Athletic Association have approved the transition of the Pee Wee and Midget football programs to the district.

    February 22, 2013

  • school.jpg Union uses federal funds for technology

    A portion of Title 1 federal funding is being used for technical advancement in the Union Area School District. During the educational report segment of this week’s board meeting, Linda O’Neill, elementary principal and Title 1 coordinator for the district, noted some of that program’s federal funding was used to purchase Barnes and Noble classroom Nook e-readers.

    February 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • basketball.jpg WPIAL Girls Playoffs: Union likely to see up-and-down game

    The postseason drought is about to end for the Union High girls basketball team. The Lady Scots are set to appear in their first WPIAL Class A playoff game since 2009 at 6:30 p.m. today at Cornell against Winchester Thurston.

    February 20, 2013 1 Photo

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