Month: July 2015

Ernest Fickle, “Larceny”, 6 February 1940

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Ernest Fickle roomed in Harry Perrine’s home on County Line street for a while in 1939. Early in 1940, he and a couple of other men broke in and stole $250-worth of tools. Ernest sold them in Youngstown. The police traced them back to him and he was fined $25 Ernest was arrested twice in the fifties for intoxication and disorderly conduct. One time, he was found begging in the Castleton hotel lobby. In 1958, […]

Small Town Noir – the book!

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This post will remain at the top of the page while the book campaign is underway — scroll down for more recent updates! NEWS! For a long time, I’ve wanted to produce a book of New Castle mug shots — a handsomely designed hardcover book that would properly memorialise the people whose lives I’ve written about and the troubled town I’ve become fascinated by. That might be about to happen. Publishers have always told me that […]