New Castle, PANew Castle News

Man in custody over reported knife threat

An East Side man arrested Monday is accused of trying to cut off a woman's finger with a knife during an argument. New Castle police said the woman was unharmed, and Julius Allen, 32, of Division Street, is in the Lawrence County jail. According to a criminal complaint, the woman...
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Get Rid of Your Hard-to-Recycle Items at These Events

If you’re wondering what to do with your old television or computer tower that’s been collecting dust in storage, the Pennsylvania Resources Council has the answer for you. In July, the nonprofit will host two hard-to-recycle collection events in collaboration with the Allegheny County Health Department and other entities where...
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Butler Unveils Initial Fall Schooling Plans

Butler Area School District staff and administrators will continue to work on a required Health and Safety Plan before requesting board approval next week. Superintendent Dr. Brian White presented his first version of the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief requirements. At the direction of the federal...
New Castle, PANew Castle News

New Visions to clean up downtown parking lot Wednesday morning

Like it did last summer, a group led by New Visions for Lawrence County will again set out to help spruce up downtown New Castle on Wednesday morning. Starting 8:30 a.m. at a city-owned parking lot at the corner of East North Street across from St. Mary Church, volunteers will pull weeds, plant flowers, pick up litter and anything else that needs done to help beautify the lot. Last year when the pandemic canceled many public events, New Visions director Angie Urban organized several downtown cleanup days as a way to not only make the city look better, but as a way for people to get out and socializing in a safe, socially distanced setting.
Beaver Falls, PABeaver County Times

Efforts underway to renovate March Park in Beaver Falls

BEAVER FALLS — Some call it by its formal name, March Park, while others colloquially call it “Library Park.”. Regardless of its title, the park next to the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls is used throughout the year to host a variety of community events. Beaver Falls City Manager...
Lawrence County, PANew Castle News

County reports another COVID-19 death

Lawrence County reported a 213th COVID-19 death on Tuesday, state health officials reported. It's the first death reported since June 4. There were also six new cases reported Tuesday, with four confirmed and two probable. The county’s totals since the beginning of the pandemic are 7,646 cases (5,499 confirmed, 2,147 probable).
Beaver, PABeaver County Times

Beaver softball's Hohenshel ready to leave it all on the field one last time

It isn't often that a successful athlete will admit a hobby is more nerve-racking than the actual sport at which they excel. Yet, when put in a pressure situation, Beaver Area's Emilee Hohenshel says the most anxious moments in her life haven't taken place on a volleyball court or softball field, but on the 18th hole at a miniature golf course.

SRU Alum To Take Over Game Commission Region

A graduate of Slippery Rock University has been promoted to a new position within the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Former Land Management Group Supervisor in the Northeast Region Michael Beahm has been named the new Director of the Southcentral Region Office in Huntingdon, PA. Beahm graduated from SRU in the early...
Lawrence County, PANew Castle News

'Canes, 'Cats eye state titles

It was a Lawrence County double on Monday. Both the New Castle and Shenango high baseball teams punched tickets to their respective state championship games on Friday. It’s the first PIAA title game appearance for either school. In the first half of the doubleheader from Neshanonck High School, New Castle’s...

Longtime Homeacre Pastor Dies

A longtime local minister has passed away. Pastor L. David Fisher passed away at home on Sunday. Fisher served as the pastor of Homeacre Chapel for 65 years and was also the founder and administrator of Homeacre Christian Academy. Friends will be received on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m....
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Overdose deaths persist amid pandemic

Amid an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, an opioid epidemic also continues. On Jan. 10, 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a statewide disaster declaration, saying it was aimed at enhancing the state’s response to heroin and opioid addiction, increasing access to treatment, and saving lives. Wolf has renewed that declaration 14 times...