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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…


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Community Members Petitioning and Protesting Against Ellwood Electric

The council meeting on Monday seemed to rekindle many bitter feelings about the ongoing Ellwood Electric situation. Several of the visitors that attended the meeting were there specifically in regards to see what changes to the electric issues have been made since the last couple of council meetings. Dave Gulish, the creator of Standing up to Ellwood Electric and owner of his own private investigation company located in Ellwood, spoke the minds of many Ellwood residents when he stood in front of council Monday night and asked what solutions have been reached or are being actively pursued to help those…


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Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of September 26, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, September 27, at 3:00 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 7th grade and up. The group meets twice each month to share their work and discuss writing tips and techniques. New members are always welcome. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, September 27, at 6:00 p.m. – A fall gardening program presented by the Master Gardeners of Lawrence County will be featured. The program’s topic is “Plants in Archaeological Sites: What They Tell Us” and will focus on the recovery of…


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Gibbons Announces State Grants to Help Lawrence County Fire Companies

HARRISBURG, Sept. 21 – State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, announced that two rural fire companies in the 10th Legislative District are receiving $5,667 in state grants to aid their operations. Local fire companies in rural areas or communities with fewer than 10,000 residents qualify for the aid. “I am happy that our fire companies are being awarded this financial boost so they can continue providing needed life-saving services in order to protect citizens living in rural areas,” Gibbons said. Fire companies in the 10th Legislative District receiving grants are: New Beaver Borough Volunteer Fire Department, Wampum, $2,900; Volant Volunteer Fire…


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Changes Made to This Weekend’s Farmers Market

Please Note – due to the Fall Festival in downtown the market will be light on vendors this Saturday September 24th. 3D produce and a few others will be set up for regular market start time and place. We have been told Beaver Avenue will be open. If you head to the market early and encounter 5th street closed please try to access via Beaver from the 400 block right behind National Grind and Market Place on Main. The Fall Festival kicks off at 11 am and many of our vendors will be set up in the festival area during…