Lawrence County Commissioners to Vote on Allocation Among 9 Local Municipalities

With nearly $600,000 in funding requests but with only slightly above $100,000 in available funds for 2017, the Lawrence County Commissioners will be voting on where $84,500 will be allocated among nine municipalities in Lawrence County. Due to the counties responsibility to maintain only 27 bridges and no roads, the county commonly has an excess of revenue funded by Pennsylvania’s gasoline tax. They often use the excess for distribution among the local municipalities for liquid fuel-eligible projects. Although commissioners agreed to give money to each community that made a request, none of the municipalities received the full amount requested. Ellwood…


Windy Ridge Dairy to Host 6th Annual Milk Fest

Windy Ridge Dairy Farm is hosting their 6th annual Milk Fest on June 3. The public is invited to have some fun on the farm – hay rides, farm tours, kids games, milk chugging, good food and ice cream will all be part of the festivities.   The schedule of events is as following: 10a.m. hayrides & farm tours begin 11a.m. kids games begin and run until 4p.m. 11:30a.m. 12 and under quart chug must be signed up by 11a.m. and only first 15 get to chug 12:30p.m. free giant ice cream sundae 1p.m. half gallon chug must be signed…


Community College of Beaver County Appoints Two New Board Members to Foundation

Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) today announced the appointment of Mark Elder and Harry F. Kunselman, Esq. to the CCBC Foundation Board of Directors. Comprised of volunteer business and community leaders who support the strategic plan and advancement of the College, the CCBC Foundation Board is charged with enhancing the educational environment and opportunities for students and faculty of CCBC. Mark Elder is the Executive Director of Midland’s Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center (LPPAC). Elder is responsible for nurturing strong working relationships with artistic directors, staff, local and national partners, and the Board of Directors to…


Lady Wolverines Advance To WPIAL Championship

The Wolverines remain undefeated on the season and now have run their winning streak to 38 against WPIAL teams. Ellwood City will make a second straight trip to the title game and also has qualified for the state playoffs after its 3-1 victory over #4 Southmoreland (11-7 overall) Tuesday afternoon. Ellwood City took a 1-0 lead in the first when Ariana Garroway scored on a Olivia Porter error. Southmoreland coach Todd Bunner claimed interference on Zoe Kalantzis as she advanced from second to third and possibly hindered Porter’s ability to field the grounder. Staked to the 1-0 lead, pitcher Skyla…


6th Graders Participate in Array of Fun Activities at the Park-A-Palooza

The Chamber of Commerce held their annual Ewing Park-A-Palooza May 15 for all 6th graders from Hartman and Riverside. There were ten stations for the students to visit, designed to enhance the learning experience for the students in an alternative setting presented by volunteers. The students participate in several physical activities provided by the staff of Air Fitness that encourages team building and fitness. Bruce Badger meets them at the entrance to the walking trail and gives a presentation on what they will see there, how it got there and other interesting facts such as how the Connequenesing is an…


Mohawk Senior Dies From Injuries After Bicycle Accident

A senior set to graduate from Mohawk High School next week died yesterday from sustained injuries following an accident, reports state. Jordan Bobin was life flown to UPMC Presbyterian after colliding with an SUV Monday afternoon while traveling on Route 18 in Big Beaver on his bicycle. Investigators believe Bobin was trying to cross the road when he was hit. No more information has been released yet. The crash is still under investigation. Updates to follow.