Borough Officials Remind Residents about Property Upkeep

Borough officials issued a notice Thursday to remind residents about property maintenance regulations. Sanitation: All exterior property and premises should be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. Weeds: Weeds and grass are not permitted to grow in excess of six inches. Note: Grass trimmings cannot be discarded onto the road or in storm sewers. Rodent Harborage: All property must be kept free from rodent harborage and infestation. When rodents are found, they should be exterminated by an approved process and proper precautions taken to prevent re-infestation. Accessory Structures: All accessory structures, including but not limited to, detached garages,…


Gibbons Invites Public to Town Hall Meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31

NEW CASTLE, May 27 – State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, will host a fourth town hall meeting to update residents on local community events and important state government-related issues. The town hall will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the Scott Township Volunteer Fire Department, 3712 Harlansburg Road, New Castle.  “Town hall meetings are an important tool to inform my constituents about emerging state and local issues, gauge where a community stands on specific issues, and keep in touch with constituents’ concerns,” Gibbons said. Gibbons said he encourages constituents to attend. Those who do can obtain information on…


Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail to Honor First Responders with Free Admission

FRAZER TWP – Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail is recognizing first responders for their service in protecting life and property with free admission from June 5-30, 2016, Sundays through Fridays. A 10 percent discount for up to six additional guests with the first responder is also included. First responders include active duty fire fighters, rescue and emergency medical workers, TSA personnel, law enforcement officers and military men and women. A current and valid photo ID must be presented at the ticket counter. “It’s a fun way to say thank you to our local first responders and security personnel,” said Walter Pyle,…


WPIAL Softball and Baseball Schedules

Congratulations to the Ellwood City softball team and Riverside baseball team. Both teams have advanced to the WPIAL playoff game. The softball team remains undefeated, with a 10-3 win over Steel Valley yesterday. They will play South Park at California University on Thursday, June 2 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. The Riverside baseball team will play Neshannock on Tuesday, May 31 at 4 p.m. at the Console Energy Center in North Franklin Township. Riverside is 16-2 overall. Softball team page Baseball team page


Memorial Day Parade Schedule and Route

On Monday, May 30 Ellwood City will honor the men and women that died in military service for the United States of America with a community parade, ceremony and picnic. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on the Veterans Memorial Bridge with a brief tribute to those who died at sea. Dr. Robert Gregg, a World War II Army Veteran, will be the Parade Marshal. Gregg was a battalion master sergeant and combat engineer in Germany. The parade will conclude on Spring Avenue and be immediately followed by a ceremony at Legion Park. After the ceremony, everyone is invited…


Ellwood’s Petrak and Lott Advance to Track States

The 300 meter hurdles and 1600 meter run are two of the most physically taxing events in track and field. The hurdles not only requires one to sprint an extended distance, but navigate hurdles as well. The 1600 (approximately one mile) requires speed, endurance and a considerable amount of strategy to pace the four laps and outlast the competition. Ellwood has an athlete advancing in each event. Junior Taylor Petrak placed fourth at the Class AA WPIAL finals in the girls 300 hurdles with a time of 47.35 seconds and junior Billy Lott placed seventh in the boys 1600 with…