40th Annual Maple Syrup Festival

After months of anticipation, the ever-so-popular Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival is finally scheduled for this weekend, Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2 from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. To prepare for the festival, maple sap is extracted from maple trees scattered throughout the park via a spout and stored in a bucket resting at the bottom of the trees during the winter months, then around spring time the sap is collected and made into the final product – a beloved sugary syrup – which is used to top the all-you-can-eat pancakes served at the event. Visitors from all across the…


Third Annual Beaver County Forensics Meet

The Third Annual Beaver County forensics meet was held at Riverside High School on Tuesday, March 28. Five school district participated in the competition that was offered to both junior high and senior high. Close to fifty students from Riverside, Ambridge, Hopewell, Central Valley, and Ellwood City competed in public speaking events that included Extemporaneous, Dramatic Duo, Storytelling, and Impromptu.   Storytelling Senior High Room 3 First Place            Hopewell             Abigail McCullough Second Place      Ellwood                Keegan Reisinger   Storytelling Junior High Room 3 First Place            Ellwood                 Molly McCommons Second Place      Ambridge            John Barnhart Third Place         …


Ellwood City Pro Wrestling Fans Eagerly Anticipate WrestleMania

Welcome to WrestleMania week! It’s the biggest week in the wild, wacky and wonderful world of Pro Wrestling.  As the Super Bowl of wrestling approaches, fanatics worldwide dissect Sunday’s matchups, make their predictions and talk about every possible scenario they see playing out at the show of shows. Ellwood City resident Matt Boffo took time to put together the following information piece on the upcoming WrestleMania. Boffo has been a main organizer in Pro Wrestling viewing parties and other functions in the Ellwood City area for several years and notably was responsible for Royal Rumble party in 2015 that netted live wrestling matches…


Lawrence County’s Earth Day Celebration

Lawrence County’s Earth Day Celebration will feature more than 40 educational exhibits, plenty of exciting activities, great entertainment, horse-drawn trolley rides, and a Wild World of Animals show. The event is FREE and will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ewing Park. Earth Day is planned and hosted by Ellwood City Community Enrichment and the Lawrence County Earth Day Committee. The event will feature: Exhibits: 40-plus educational exhibits or vendor booths by individuals, groups, businesses that will focus on Earth friendly topics/products. Some vendors will be selling products. Entertainment: The entertainment will be…


Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Recap March 26

After weeks of rumors running rampant in the Ellwood City Adult Basketball League, Monstars Team Captain Sean Swisher claims arguably the hottest free agent on the market as  Allen “Walking Double Double” Deep laced ’em up for the first time in the league Sunday at the Family Center. Deep looks to help Monstars as they start jockeying for playoff positioning and it did not take long for his impact to be felt. Having flashbacks of IUP and YSU, Deep did not need primer or paint as there were no signs of rust. Pouring in 23 points on the evening, Deep looked grand in green. Cody “To The…


PHOTOS: Lady Wolverines Open Season with Convincing Win Over Union

The Lady Wolverines started the season off on the right foot with a 13-3 victory over the Union Scotties on Saturday. The game was halted after 5 innings due to the mercy rule. Anna Ferrucci led the 9 hit attack with 3 singles and 2 runs scored. Natalia Greco added two singles, 3 RBI’s and scored twice. Breonna Streit and Megan Siegfried contributed doubles. Streit scored once and added an RBI while Siegfried added 2 RBI’s. Ariana Garroway singled and scored three times and Brooklyn Magill rounded out the hit parade with a single. Reagan Mittler drove in 3 runs…