Monday, December 22, 2014 02:46 PM

Thank You from Ellwood United Fund
Monday, December 22 2014 08:45am
- Staff

A Press Release from the Ellwood City United Fund, December 2014: Dear Friends, The words thank you are often spoken but not necessarily heard. The United Fund Board of Directors and the Service Agencies want to make sure you receive a big heartfelt thank you. One of the real joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best new year. The Ellwood City community has always … Continue reading

Ellwood City Library Activities for the week of Dec. 22
Monday, December 22 2014 08:03am
- Staff

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: The library will be closed on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day), but normal hours will resume on Friday, December 26. In addition, the library will be open only from 9 a.m. to Noon on December 31 (New Year’s Eve) and will remain closed on January 1, New Year’s Day. Normal hours will resume on Friday, January 2. On … Continue reading

Rotary Club Holds Dec. 6th Meeting
Friday, December 19 2014 08:05am
- Staff

The Rotary Club of Ellwood City met on December 4th for their weekly meeting. David Braymer presided. Bruce Thalmann led the singing of America and Louise Carroll gave the blessing. David Braymer administered the 50/50 won by Jim Meehan. Thalmann announced that the annual Christmas dinner will take place on Thursday, December 18th at 5:45 p.m. Members, spouses and friends are invited. The Civic Chorale will be the entertainment. The recent winners of the year … Continue reading

Riverside Varsity Football Shatters Records
Friday, December 19 2014 08:03am
- Staff

The Riverside Varsity Football team was a dominate force in WPIAL Class A football during the 2014 season. The Panthers finished out the regular season with a record of 5-4, only chalking up losses to Neshannock, North Catholic, Shenango and South Side. Under the direction of head coach Tom Liberty, Riverside slid through the first round of playoffs against Bethlehem-Center, 21-20. In the second round, the Panthers sadly fell to Avonworth with a final score … Continue reading

Riverside Boys Basketball Take Down Rival Ellwood
Thursday, December 18 2014 10:23am
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The Riverside Varsity Boys Basketball team earned bragging rights after defeating rival Ellwood City last night. With a packed home gymnasium, the Wolverines fell to the Panthers 54-48. Despite any rivalry pressure, Riverside’s Zach Gould had a standout game, scoring 24 total points. The senior guard was a force to be reckoned with, sinking two three-pointers from behind the arc. Sophomore Dylan Speicher followed Gould’s lead offensively to add 14 points on the board for … Continue reading

Ellwood Wrestling Evens Out in Double Match
Thursday, December 18 2014 08:46am
- Staff

The Ellwood City Wrestling team participated in a double header match at Burgettstown yesterday. The Wolverines took on not only the Blue Devils, but the Laurel Spartans as well. Ellwood left with both a win and a loss at the end of the evening. The Wolverines are set to see Mountour at home, 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday for their next match. The results of each match were submitted as follows: Ellwood City (ECH) – 34.00 … Continue reading

ESB Shareholders Sue to Block Sale of Bank
Thursday, December 18 2014 08:09am
- Staff

A press release from the law offices of Brodsky & Smith based out of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania announced that a lawsuit was filed on December 15 by ESB Financial, Inc. shareholders regarding the sale of the Ellwood City branch. WesBanco Inc. of Wheeling, West Virginia disclosed that they had purchased ESB Bank in October. The agreement stated that WesBanco would pay ESB shareholders 0.502 shares of WesBanco stock and $1.76 in cash for each share … Continue reading

Mayor’s Advisory December 4th Meeting
Thursday, December 18 2014 08:02am
- Staff

The Mayor’s Advisory Committee met on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the Council Chambers. One of the topics discussed was the air quality and the growing concerns to continue to meet DEP standards. The Mayor reported on Justice, K-9 dog, and his progression concerning drug enforcement. Jozek is also still on the job, as the Borough now as has two K-9 dogs. Since Mayor Court took office, drug arrests total 291. Mayor Court reiterated that the … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Merchant Beautification Awards
Wednesday, December 17 2014 08:27am
- Staff

Mayor Court presented to three town Ellwood City businesses, the annual “Merchants Beautification Awards” for decorations that voters deemed as outstanding.  The winners were presented with a sign for display in their window, along with a gift certificate donated by area restaurants. This year’s “2014” awards were presented to the Ellwood City Ledger with the award being accepted on behalf of the Ledger by Beth Kingston, Marketplace on Main was presented to Tenny Ripper, who is … Continue reading

Large Number of Local Businesses Vandalized
Wednesday, December 17 2014 08:06am
- Staff

Businesses in downtown Ellwood City have the been the recent target of a series of vandalism acts involving rocks from the railroad tracks. The Ellwood City Police Department is currently searching for those responsible for the damages. The incidents began happening on November 21 when Joe Morabito reported that the windows at his building on the 200 block of 5th Street were broken. Upon investigation, police discovered that the windows had been smashed with large … Continue reading

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