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1960’s

Dante DiThomas and his 50 Suitcases

Join us May 10 from 7-8:30 pm when Dr. Tom Zumpella, retired New Castle High School music director, presents “Dante DiThomas and his 50 Suitcases” EVENT DETAILS: After graduating from New Castle High School in 1932, Dante DiThomas went on the road with a dance band. It was during this time …

Pennsylvania State Trooper Leonard P. Straple

In the Line of Duty

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) A seemingly routine traffic stop spiraled out of control for Pennsylvania State Trooper Leonard P. Straple. He stopped a speeding station wagon near the location of the former East Wind in Shenango Township on February 13, 1961. The station wagon was occupied by two …