Saturday, April 25, 2015 06:52 AM

It’s Time to Rethink the War on Drugs
Friday, April 24 2015 07:30am
- Jonathan Cortez - Journalist

[Statements, opinion, and views expressed in this column are those of the author named and are not necessarily those of the and Thought Process Enterprises team.] “All research and successful drug policy show that treatment should be increased and law enforcement decreased while abolishing mandatory minimum sentences,” a line from rock band System of a Down’s “Prison.” Thought not 100% accurate, the line highlights the faults in the United State’s drug policy. America treats … Continue reading

Ellwood Junior High Softball Team Sweeps Doubleheader.
Friday, April 24 2015 07:13am
- Staff

Zoe Maine’s rocket up the middle scored Ariana Garroway from third base in the bottom of the 7th, and the Lady Wolverines remained undefeated at 8-0 as they swept North Hills in a doubleheader Thursday evening at North Hills. The Wolverines won handily in game 1 by a score of 13-3. Addie Nardone cruised to the win as she struck out 7 and walked just 1. She scattered 4 hits in 5 innings of work. … Continue reading

Lady Wolverines Crush Beaver Falls
Friday, April 24 2015 07:10am
- Staff

After a several competitive games the past couple weeks, the Lady Wolverines beat the Beaver Falls Tigers 15-0 in a home game yesterday. Freshman Reagan Mittler batted in 3 runs. Zoe Kalantzis and Abby Higby each had 2 RBIs. Pitcher Skyla Greco struck out 6 batters and only had 1 hit against. Ellwood’s offense fully unleashed in the first 2 innings, bringing the score to 14-0. After a 1-0 third inning, the game ended due … Continue reading

Ellwood Sports Schedule Apr 24 – Apr 27
Friday, April 24 2015 07:00am
- Staff

The Lincoln High sports schedule for Apr 24-27 is as follows: Friday, April, 24 Jr High Lock In (School) 3:30PM Junior High Softball Away Shaler Junior High School – B Double Header 3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Home Ambridge HS 3:30PM Coed Middle School Track & Field Away New Castle Junior High School 4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Ambridge HS 4:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Home Shenango Junior High School Saturday, April, 25 9:00AM Coed Varsity … Continue reading

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Possible Cause in Two Local Deaths
Thursday, April 23 2015 09:14am
- Staff

Two people have died in Ellwood City this month from what could have been a heroin overdose. According to a published report, the deaths coincide with the arrival of fentanyl-laced heroin in Lawrence County. Fentanyl is a painkiller that is sometimes used to increase heroin’s potency, but also increases the deadliness. According to Lt Kingston, Ellwood City police ranking officer, it is currently unknown if the deaths were caused by heroin, fentanyl-laced heroin, or just … Continue reading

Super Soren’s 5K: Run for a Cause
Thursday, April 23 2015 08:00am
- Staff

On Saturday, June 13, residents will have the opportunity to run for a worthy cause. Super Soren’s 5k race will be held in downtown Ellwood City and all proceeds will be donated to the Soren Fund. All local runners all encouraged to run for someone who can’t. Runners can pre-register at or by filling out a race form, which can be obtained at SuperSorens5k. The race will be held at 9:00 a.m., starting at … Continue reading

Police: Campaign Sign Stolen
Thursday, April 23 2015 07:07am
- Staff

Theft: According to the police report, around noon on April 21 a local resident reported Ralph Chiappetta’s campaign sign at the intersection of Fountain Ave and Pittsburgh Circle was missing. The sign read “Elect Chiappetta Councilman.” Investigating officers viewed video surveillance from T&M Hardware which showed an individual take the sign around 5:50 a.m. that morning. The video will be enhanced to aid in identification. Warrant: According to the police reports, officers responded to a … Continue reading

Ellwood Boxing Club Hosting Tournament in Sons of Italy
Thursday, April 23 2015 07:05am
- Staff

The Ellwood City Boxing Club and Pittsburgh Boxing Clubs are hosting a Junior Olympic USA Boxing Tournament on April 25 and 26 at the Sons of Italy Club located at 808 Lawrence Ave. The event is at 7:30 p.m. on April 25 and 2:30 p.m. on April 26. Tickets are $15.00 About the Club The Ellwood City Boxing Club began in the early 70’s as an alternative outlet for the youth. The boxing club is … Continue reading

Lady Wolverines Defeat Neshannock, Again
Thursday, April 23 2015 07:00am
- Staff

The Lady Wolverines traveled to Neshannock on Tuesday to face the Lady Lancers for a 2nd time. Ellwood came home with a 7-3 win. The first game against Neshannock was 5-1. Neshannock’s pitcher Aidan Noga had 10 strikeouts, but it wasn’t enough to pin down Ellwood’s offense. Lauren Stiles, Summer Maine, and Eisabella Miller all had 2 hits. Maine also had 2 RBIs and a home run. Pitcher Skyla Greco fanned 5 Neshannock batters, and … Continue reading

Borough Council Discusses Wisdom of Demolishing Run-Down Properties
Wednesday, April 22 2015 07:50am
- Jonathan Cortez - Journalist

“Tearing down a building costs money and doesn’t aids the community,” Council member David DeCaria said at the Borough meeting on Monday, April 20. The statement was made in reference to a motion to purchase property on 509-511 Lawrence Ave and 508 Bell Avenue for $20,000. The property was owned by Paul Lynch Investments and is currently abandoned. The Borough approved the motion 5-2. Council member Connie MacDonald joined Mr. Decaria in dissenting,  believing it … Continue reading

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