Haunted History Walking Tour & Reading
Restricted to ages 12 and older

Haunted History Walking Tour & Reading

Walking Tour dates: October 18, 19, 25 & 26. Join us for Due to the subject matter, participation is restricted to ages 12 and older - Prepaid Reservations only - Space…

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Captain James Lawrence

  • Post category:War

WHAT DOES WHAT HAPPENED 200 YEARS AGO ON LAKE ERIE HAVE TO DO WITH LAWRENCE COUNTY? By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) During the war of 1812 (our second war…

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The Show Must Go On! (Warner Brothers)
1907 Cascade Theatre
New Castle Pennsylvania

The Show Must Go On! (Warner Brothers)

  • Post category:1900-1929

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Harry, Sam and Abe Warner started out in the film business in a makeshift tent in the backyard of their Youngstown, Ohio home in…

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Eyewitness to Powder Plant Explosion
Date of Explosion
July 6, 1964

Eyewitness to Powder Plant Explosion

On July 6, 1964 there was an explosion at the American Cyanamid Chemical Plant in Edinburg, Pennsylvania. Five men were killed and many were injured. The following is Chester J.…

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CCC Memories: 1938-42
Former Civilian Conservatio Corps "Boys"
George Lamorella, Angelo Nocera, Dan Micaletti, Don Kennedy

CCC Memories: 1938-42

By Stephanie Fulena, LCHS Newsletter Editor The Lawrence County Historical Society held their May 8, 2013 meeting at Cascade Park. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) statue provided the backdrop for…

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All Graves are Adopted: PFC Davis at Margraten
PFC Everette A. Davis
92nd Chemical Battalion, Company B
US Army, WWII

All Graves are Adopted: PFC Davis at Margraten

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PFC EVERETTE A. DAVIS – Netherlands American Cemetery By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Every Memorial Day we visit our local cemeteries to honor our men and women who died…

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Died Aboard a Hell Ship: John B. Brettell
Lt. Col. John Brettell
US Army
WWI and WWII

Died Aboard a Hell Ship: John B. Brettell

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Jack Morgan (see May 24, 2013 post) was not the only New Castle son subjected to the Hell Ships. While it is not known…

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One Soldier’s Journey to a Hellship: Jack Payne Morgan
Jack Payne Morgan
US Navy
Attached to 4th Marines
WWII

One Soldier’s Journey to a Hellship: Jack Payne Morgan

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Jack Payne Morgan, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Morgan of Harbor St., was nicknamed “Pierpont” by his New Castle High School friends after…

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Expressions of Gratitude: PFC Hugh R. McCormick
PFC Hugh McCormick

Expressions of Gratitude: PFC Hugh R. McCormick

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Ed's Note: on July 28, 2018, we added a 2-part YouTube video recounting this remarkable discovery  (scan to bottom of this post) We all…

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Forgotten Honor: Sgt. Leslie Sabo’s story
Leslie H Sabo Jr

Forgotten Honor: Sgt. Leslie Sabo’s story

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Posted by LCHS Our November 14, 2012, our Veterans’ Remembrance program features author Eric Poole presenting a free lecture for the public. He discusses the story of Specialist 4 Leslie H.…

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Italian Athletic Association WWI Soldiers

By Betty Hoover DiRisio LCHS Volunteer In 1899, the New Castle Italian Athletic Association/Club was originally formed as a baseball organization. But in 1917, when President Wilson made the plea…

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