Take Advantage of the December Rabies Clinic

Although rabies is a disease that has affected mammals for centuries, a medical breakthrough changed the outcome of this epidemic in 1885 -when the first rabies vaccine was developed by two French scientists, Louis Pasteur and Émile Roux. According to the CDC, these vaccines now save an estimated 16,000-39,000 potential human rabies victims a year in the United States, not including the inestimable amount of pets it saves a year. So why is it important that our pets are vaccinated against rabies? Rabies is a completely preventable disease spread by animals to other animals and humans- it is almost always…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of December 12, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m. – Classics Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “The Return of the Soldier,” by Rebecca West. New members are always welcome, so call the library  at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a new concept in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more…


Outdoor Nativity Program

The Chewton Christian Church will have its annual Outdoor Nativity Program on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:30p.m. The Christmas story will be portrayed by children. Music will be provided by the Anderson Family (Echo Valley). Refreshments will be served in the church social hall following the program.


Select Medical Invests in Ellwood Health Care

With all the hear-say that the Ellwood Hospital may soon be closing, it’s comforting to know that medical companies are still investing in local practices. Centered inside the Creekside Commons lies a cozy physical therapy office known as NovaCare Rehabilitation. Formally Keystone Physical Therapy, NovaCare Rehabilitation is basically the same but different: after Select Medical took over Keystone in the spring, they have since changed more than just the name, introducing new management and proudly providing patients an even better physical therapy experience than ever before. Tony Sacerino, the appointed physical therapist at the Wampum Ave. location, says that the…


Police Reports: Thousands of Dollars Worth of Opiate Medications Stolen

Thousands of Dollars Worth of Opiate Medications Stolen According to the police report, on Dec. 5, a man came to the police station to report that his medication had been stolen from of the passenger seat of his car while he was inside Rite Aid getting an energy drink and cigarettes. The man claimed he was no longer than 10 minuets in the store and he had four newly filled prescriptions laying on the front seat. The stolen medication was two scripts of Oxymorphone, 20mg tablets with each bottle holding 60 pills, street value at $20 per pill, and the…


Christmas Trains in Ellwood Weekend Schedule

If you haven’t seen the Christmas Trains in Ellwood yet, there’s plenty of time to do so this weekend: Friday Dec. 9th- 5-8pm Saturday Dec.10th- 3-8pm Sunday Dec.11th- 1-5pm The location of the event is at the Ellwood City Area Historical Center located at 310 5th St.