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Make Your Dollar Travel Further This Summer
Friday, July 03 2015 08:37am
- Robert A. Powell - Ameriprise Financial

Summer vacations are perfect for hitting the road and having an adventure or staying closer to home and simply recharging. The slower pace and rest a vacation offers are priceless, but that doesn’t mean you should relax your financial vigilance. Here are some ideas to help you get the most for your money as you travel this summer. Consider off-season tropical destinations During the winter months, tropical hot spots command top dollar. But if you’re … Continue reading

Festival Entertainment: Fertigs Crossroads Band
Thursday, July 02 2015 07:14am
- Jonathan Cortez - Journalist

Five years ago, Ray Sherman, a Butler resident, didn’t think he’d ever return to professional music. He had been active in various bands for close to three decades and was simply sick of it. After he quit the touring life and hung up his guitar, music was the farthest thing from his mind. However, a friend convinced Sherman to give lessons to her son, Sawyer Stepp. “The first time Sawyer showed up for lessons,” Sherman said, … Continue reading

Festival Vendor List
Thursday, July 02 2015 07:10am
- Staff

The 35th Annual Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, and Food Festival is set to commence tomorrow. The following is a list of craft and food vendors. The map of vendors can be found here festival-map-2015. Booth #1 – The Salvation Army will be offering free cups of water. Booth #4 - Richard Digia of New Castle will be selling caricature artwork. Booth #5 – The Lawrence Co. CYS of New Castle Community Outreach will be selling bracelets, … Continue reading

Festival Entertainment Schedule
Thursday, July 02 2015 07:08am
- Staff

The following is the schedule of events at the Ewing Park stage during the Festival from July 3-5: FRIDAY, JULY 3rd 11 am- Raising of the American flag by the American Legion Post #157 and the National Anthem sung by (to be announced). 11:15 am to 12:30 pm- Little Miss/Mr. Firecracker Pageant 12:30 pm to 1:15  pm- Butler Notables Barbershop Quartet 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm-Diamond Dance Academy Dancers 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm- (This … Continue reading

American Legion Defeats Wolves Twice to Advance to Playoffs
Thursday, July 02 2015 07:05am
- Staff

The E.C.A.B.F. playoffs are underway. The American Legion and the Wolves faced off Monday and Tuesday. The Legion swept the series and await the result of the Moose v. Johnny’s Series. The Championship Series is scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week at 8:00 PM. E.C.A.B.F. 2015 Playoffs Game 2 The American Legion Post #157 Defeats the Wolves 10-3. The Wolves began the scoring in the Top of the First when Brennen Marsh … Continue reading

Gibbons Announces Veterans Employment Specialist to Visit Ellwood City
Thursday, July 02 2015 07:00am
- Press Releases

State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, today announced that veterans employment representative Ryan Paglia of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will be visiting his Ellwood City office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Paglia develops job and training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities. Employers who are interested in learning about veteran hiring incentives also are invited to attend. Gibbons’ Ellwood City office is located at 438 Line … Continue reading

Senate Approves Bill to Increase Support for Housing Program
Thursday, July 02 2015 07:00am
- Press Releases

The Senate today (June 30) approved legislation introduced by Senator Elder Vogel that would increase state support for a program that promotes housing affordability and rehabilitation in communities across the Commonwealth. Senate Bill 566 would dedicate a portion of funds raised from the state’s Realty Transfer Tax (RTT) for use by the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE) for projects across the state. The legislation does not increase the RTT rate, but solely … Continue reading

Ellwood City Post Office Renamed in Honor of Sgt. Leslie Sabo Jr.
Wednesday, July 01 2015 07:36am
- Jonathan Cortez - Journalist

Senator Bob Casey was the featured speaker at a ceremony on Monday to rename the Ellwood City Post Office in honor of Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Leslie H. Sabo Jr. The rain held off during the sunny ceremony at 11:30 a.m. yesterday in front of the Post Office. Members of Sabo’s family, various politicians, and Ellwood locals gathered around to hear several guest speakers. Sabo was killed in action in the Vietnam War and … Continue reading

Nine Girls Vie for 2015 Little Miss Firecracker
Wednesday, July 01 2015 07:30am
- Staff

The Ellwood City Festival is continuing a tradition started last year by hosting the Second Annual Children’s Patriotic Pageant. Nine girls between the ages of 4-7 will be showcasing their personalities and patriotic outfits for the event. The pageant will be on Friday at 11:00 a.m. The pageant was started last year as part of several new ideas to increase the scope and community involvement of the festival. Becky Guisler served as the chairperson of … Continue reading

Ellwood City McElwains Survives Early Scare, Runs Away from New Brighton
Wednesday, July 01 2015 07:20am
- Staff

Ellwood City McElwains won a Colt League game against New Brighton on June 29. McElwains scored three runs in the top of the first and appeared ready to continue its six-game winning streak. New Brighton had other ideas. They plated five runs of their own in the bottom of the first and McElwain’s found itself on the wrong side of the score for the first time in quite some time. McElwains responded in the second … Continue reading

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