Editor, The News:
The closing of the Mahoningtown branch of First Commonwealth Bank (formerly Peoples Bank) on Sept. 30, after 45 years in business, should be noted in The News.
Gale E. Shay was the manager when it opened in November 1965.
The post office in Mahoningtown was closed several years ago.
When New Castle annexed Mahoningtown in 1898, a newspaper headline said, “Mahoningtown is dead.”
Well, not yet. There are still several businesses in Mahoningtown, including Weller Hardware and Hyde Drug Store. May they continue to prosper.