Train theft case moves to federal court

The case against a Newcastle man who allegedly took a jaunt on a stolen train at a nearby coal mine has moved to a higher court.

Pursuit followed by apparent suicide

A police pursuit last week of an alleged armed man in a stolen vehicle, that started in Spearfish, S.D., in Lawrence County, ended in an apparent suicide in Weston County.

Sweet takes a seat

To fill the opening left by Iva Carter’s resignation in August, the Newcastle City Council held a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday to meet with the council appointee candidates. Council members took this opportunity to interview the three candidates, Kara Sweet, Christa Lacey and Lenard Lang about why they sought the position and what they view as issues that need to be addressed by the city council.

Campaign signs banned at top of Main

Brian Conklin said that when he parked his vehicle in front of the News Letter Journal’s office on Main Street, he didn’t realize that the sign on his pickup encouraging people to vote for Independent candidate Cheryl Kregel for county clerk was in violation of a state law that prohibits campaigning or “electioneering” within 100 yards of a polling place.

New ideas for Circuit Court

“Let’s stick to our guns and do something, and go with it,” professed Jerry Shepperson, Weston County Commissioner, in reference to moving the location of the Circuit Court in Newcastle.