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Ellwood City Art Club Fair

Lincoln High School will be hosting the Ellwood City Art Club Fair on October 8 from 10a.m. to 4p.m. The event will be held in Room T of the High School. Teachers will be on hand to allowing visitors the opportunity to explore various art forms. Visitors will be able to try oil painting, water color painting, computer applications, making greeting cards, drawing coloring pages and then coloring them. No experience necessary.


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Ellwood City’s Fall Fest Photo Gallery

Many families and individuals enjoyed the festivities that took place Saturday in downtown Ellwood, thanks to the Fall Fest. This year the event included live performances, local vendors and concessions, carriage rides, a car cruise, and many other activities. Send an email to our journalist for use of any gallery photos, cdouglas@ellwoodcity.org.  


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Four Local Volunteer Fire Companies Receive State Grants

Four volunteer fire companies in Beaver and Lawrence counties were recently awarded state grants for training and equipment purchases directly related to fighting brush and forest fires, according to Senator Elder Vogel. Beaver County grant recipients are: Independence Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $1,000, and Industry Borough Volunteer Fire Department, $7,500. Lawrence County grant recipients are: New Beaver Borough Volunteer Fire Department, $2,900, and Volant Volunteer Fire Company, $2,767. The grants of up to $7,500 were offered under the program to volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and communities with fewer than 10,000 residents and where forest and brush fires…


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Beaver Valley FOP Endorses Representative Jaret Gibbons

Beaver County, PA – The Beaver Valley Lodge #4 of the Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Representative Jaret Gibbons (D-Ellwood City) for reelection to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  Gibbons spoke at the monthly FOP Lodge meeting on August 25th, during which he discussed his positions regarding legislation on public safety, employment and protection of police officers. He was later endorsed by the FOP Lodge members in a unanimous vote. “It is an honor to be endorsed by the Beaver County FOP,” Gibbons said.  “I have great respect for these men and women who put their lives on the…


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Ellwood City Prepares for Fall Fest

Fall decorations are taking the town by storm as the community prepares for tomorrow’s Fall Fest. There are stocks of straw wrapped around lamp posts, vendor stands are slowly starting to appear, and store owners are putting the finishing touches on their storefront-autumn themed decorations. Last year there was a great turn out of people who attended the Fall Fest; vendors and store owners are hoping for the a good turnout again this year. Ellwood City’s 2016 Fall Fest will be held tomorrow, September 24, from 11a.m. to 4p.m in downtown Ellwood and will include live entertainment, local vendors, a…


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Pennsylvania American Water: Updates About Chromium-6 in Drinking Water

The following information was received from the Pennsylvania American Water Company in regards to yesterdays post about chromium-6 in Ellwood’s drinking water: At Pennsylvania American Water, we take water quality and safety very seriously. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection set water quality standards designed to protect public health and Pennsylvania American Water treats our customer’s drinking water to meet or surpass these standards, including those set for chromium. The USEPA does not have specific drinking water regulations for chromium-6, only total chromium, which includes consideration of the health effects due to chromium-6. Pennsylvania…