I was struck with incongruence between the headline “Two city residents charged in Capitol riot” and the smiling picture of Philip Vogel and Debra Maimone on the front page of the March 20 New Castle News. I do not know either of these people, but my first impression was they sure don’t look…
In response to Mr. Zbegan’s letter printed in the March 26 issue, Sabika Sheikh was an exchange student from Pakistan who was killed in the May 2018 school shooting in Texas.
A letter writer, Mr. Z, recently stated there are 3 million guns in the United States. This is incorrect. Actually, there are more guns here than there are people, 400 million guns in the country and increasing by thousands every day.
My friend tells me he is a traditionalist. He believes that a widespread participation in the political process is essential for the fulfillment of both himself and society.
Last fall, as I was walking on the John Thompson Nature Trail, I saw a group of Neshannock school children planting bulbs along the trail.
At this moment we are speechless, lacking words to express our gratitude to all the wonderful people who patronized our local Mahoning Township Volunteer Fire Department’s yearly Lenten fish fries, especially, this year, since it was all take-outs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As always, I believe children’s literature can teach, support, encourage, and promote positive thoughts within all households, schools and communities at large.
To all the volunteers, and to all the contributors, of the veterans and Jubilee Ministries, I and my wife both are thankful and blessed for their recent food distribution at the Towne Mall parking lot.
I’ve been following the progress of the Home Rule Charter Commission, and I’d like to urge my fellow New Castletonians to support the proposed charter.
Apparently, Mark Elisco is thinking about running for mayor again. And he wants to make sure things will run the way they have for the last 60 years.
The recent passing of Larry Roberts, a standout athlete at Union High and a gifted baseball player for his home town, Edinburg, combined with the imminent opening of the 2021 baseball season, brings to mind the exciting and somewhat bizarre end to the 1961 North County League baseball season.
I urge once again the New Castle voters to turn down the commission’s proposal set to appear on the May ballot. Their proposal will keep our taxes artificially high and completely change our structure of government. Their remedy came from consultants — who have their own agenda — and knew th…
Last year, readers participating in the Adult Summer Reading program at the New Castle Library won over $1,000 in prizes. This success was only possible due to the generous contributions of local business who supported the program with donations of gift cards/certificates, merchandise and cash.
If the young men and women of today’s generation have lost a sense of love and respect for their aging parents, that is something which they will find difficult to restore.
Another Sunday comes and goes in the U.S.A. Millions of Americans in arguably the most religious and most racist nation on earth go to church.
“To change the world, we need to face what has become of it. To heal from a trauma, we need to understand the extent of it.” This is a quote from an essay in the New York Times.
The power of five years of Trump’s continuous lies, hoax, fake news led to programming, brainwashing and conspiracy theories for people who can’t think factually and independently for themselves.
Recently, a former Republican from North Beaver Township wrote a letter to The News ranting against Congressman Mike Kelly. In the letter, he twice accused President Trump of “lies and misinformation.”
The recent article about how the New Castle News wrote a hateful article about the riot at the capital was so far from the truth. The article was right on.
I am concerned that the COVID-19 virus is destroying common courtesy. Respect and kindness seem to have become a distant memory.
On 1/04/21, H.R.127, also known as the “Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act”, was submitted in the House of Representatives. It provides for the licensing of firearms and ammunition, the registration of all firearms, and to prohibit possession of certain ammunition.
Well, I see we have two followers in the courthouse instead of two leaders. This vehicle tax ordinance they passed just because other counties have is idiotic. If the township supervisors have to publish an ordinance twice in the New Castle News before they vote on it, what makes these two t…
Reading a response from a patriot for the Lawrence County Republican Party was atypical. Denial of supporting insurrection. These patriots went to D.C. knowing full well what was going to happen! They came dressed for confrontation. They openly displayed advocacy for white power. These patri…
The principle of the Declaration of Independence “all men are created free and equal — and are endowed with certain inalienable rights” is the principle from and which the revolutionary fathers derived their claim to independence.
This is a response to the Jan. 7 articles on Trump and Mike Kelly. I am Republican, voted for Trump in 2016, not in 2020. He deserves the lion’s share for the riot, but things could not have escalated unless he was aided and abetted over the past four years. His rhetoric and behavior have go…
This letter is my “swan song” to letter writing due to your censorship of my Christmas Eve letter. Editor Jeffrey Gerritt, with his “Pulitzer Prize” award in his pocket, decided he is the “wise” one here as he cut out 42 words from that letter. I thought letters to the editor were personal o…
2020 has been a stressful year for many. The virus itself sends fear and trepidation. However, the loss of jobs, income and even the chance to provide food for your family can send the stress levels of most people to the highest stages.
I’ve been a lifelong Republican — 45 years to be exact — but the Jan. 6, riots at the nation’s Capitol were the straw that finally broke the camel’s back for me. With the guidance of Mr. Thad Hall, director of voter registration and elections for Mercer County, I was able to change my party …
Last Saturday, my wife asked me how the county was going to collect the $5 tax per vehicle that was recently passed. Looking into my crystal ball, I made the following prediction.
Paul Dewberry, 87, of Neshannock Township died April 9, 2021, at his residence. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Noga Funeral Home. Complete obituary to follow later this week.