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New Castle News

P.O. Box 60
27 North Mercer St.
New Castle, PA 16103



Sharon Sorg, ext. 678



  • Fax: 724-654-9593

Laurie Doyle, ext. 662

Advertising director

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Cindy DeProspero, ext. 671




  • Fax: 724-654-5616


 Craig Girondi,   ext. 602

Audience director


Rochelle Kroesen, ext. 608

Asst. audience director


Patty Bara, ext. 604

Customer service


Marty Koziol, ext. 611

Customer service


Randy Koziol, ext. 612

District manager


Tom Covert, ext. 667




Jeff Gerritt, ext. 648



Pete Sirianni, ext. 615

Assistant editor/Digital editor


Kayleen Cubbal, ext. 617

Sports editor


Bob Fusco, ext. 621

Obituaries/Page designer


Dan Irwin, ext. 626

Page designer/reporter


Renée Gendreau, ext. 628

Features reporter


Debbie Wachter, ext. 631



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Ron Poniewasz, ext. 640

Sports writer



Newsroom: (724) 654-6651, ext. 680.

Fax machine: (724) 654-5976

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Sharon Sorg is the publisher of The News. She can be reached at (724) 654-6651, ext. 648. Contact her with any questions or concerns. Her email address is

Jeff Gerritt is the editor. Gerritt received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing as editor of the CNHI Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press for a series of editorials unmasking medical neglect of county jail inmates in the tiny Texas paper’s hometown Anderson County and other county jails across rural Texas. His email is

Pete Sirianni is the assistant editor. He also manages the News' website and social media accounts, takes photos/videos and writes stories. He can be reached at (724) 654-6651, ext. 615. His email address is

Debbie Wachter is a news reporter. She covers crime, courts, Lawrence County Commissioners and New Castle Area School Board. She can be reached at (724) 654-6651, ext. 631. Her email address is

Dan Irwin is a reporter and page designer. He can be reached at (724) 654-6651, ext. 626. His email address is

Renee Gendreau is a lifestyles and features reporter. She writes lifestyles stories and edits the entertainment calendar. She can be reached at (724) 654-6651, ext. 628. Her email address is

Bob Fusco handles obituaries and is a page designer. He can be reached at (724) 654-6651, ext. 621. His email is



Kayleen Cubbal is the sports editor. She can be reached at (724) 654-6651, ext. 617. Her email address is

Ron Poniewasz. Jr. is a sports writer. He is the New Castle High boys basketball beat writer and covers other prep sports. He can be reached at (724) 654-6651, ext. 640. His email address is


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