Articles by EllwoodCity.org Staff

December Council Meeting Recap

Next Monday Ellwood City Council will be voting on some important topics including the 2018 budget and tax rate. Here are the official Suggested Items for Discussion at yesterday’s Council Committee Meeting:   FINANCE (Mancini, DeCaria, Ovial) Resolution – adopt 2018 Budget Ordinance – adopt 2018 Tax Rate, 8.75 mills Authorize the Tax Collector to add the assessment of the EC Medical Center $9,395,000 to the 2017           tax duplicate Payment – Rehrig Pacific Co. $6743.52 for Recycling Bins; pd from Recycling fund   HEALTH/PUBLIC SAFETY (Dici, Celli, Lamenza) Address Changes – submitted by Lawrence Co. Resolution – prohibiting the…


Will It Be A White Christmas in Ellwood?

Winter weather is in the forecast for the next several upcoming weeks – a complete change-up of last year’s weather around this time. Last year we experienced a good portion of December in temperatures upwards of 60-some degrees, with December 26th, 2016, holding a high temperature record of 62 degrees. Needless to say, there was no snow on Christmas Day last year in Ellwood City. This year, however, there is a chance of snow showers almost daily leading up to the Christmas weekend! While it’s possible for the forecast to change, it looks likely to be a white Christmas for…


ECR Presents 2nd Annual Winter Wine and Brew Fest

Ellwood City Revitalization presents the 2nd Annual Winter Wine and Brew Fest! Admission includes beer and wine tasting, entertainment, DJ, raffles and a Chinese Auction. Tickets make great stocking stuffers! Please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 if you wish to donate a basket for the Chinese Auction or would like to sponsor. More information on flyer below:



Local Basketball Teams Sweep Opening Rounds Of Tip-Off Tournaments

All four local basketball teams in action Friday night were victorious in their respective Tip-Off Tournament opening round contests.  Ellwood City Wolverines girls & boys squads along with Riverside Pantehrs girls and boys squads are all off to strong starts to their seasons after handily securing victories Friday night. Each team will play second games in their respective tournaments on Saturday. Ellwood City Wolverines Notch A Win Against Commodore Perry Broc Boariu scored 21 points, helping Lincoln notch a 80-31 victory over Commodore Perry on Friday.  The Wolverines will face Quaker Valley Saturday in Sharpsville. After an impressive 41-8 run,…


Real Estate Transactions for November 2017

Courtesy of the Register & Recorder section of the Lawrence County Government Center in New Castle, the following are real estate transfers from the Ellwood City Area for October, 2017:  Special Note: 714 Pershing St; Ellwood City Hospital was sold to Ellwood Medical Center Real Estate LLC for $7,570,000. Ellwood City 714 Pershing St; Ellwood City Hospital to Ellwood Medical Center Real Estate LLC for $7,570,000. 211 Orchard Ave; Elizabeth Moskal to Jerry, Lou Ann and Leah D. McClintick for $71,900. 306 Jefferson Ave; Babin Family Trust to Matthew Carothers and Biana Botti for $60,000. 728 Crescent Ave; Koach Joshua…


Old Photo Friday: 1975 Water Show at Ewing Swimming Pool

This week’s Old Photo Friday, brought to you by the Ellwood City Historical Society, is a photo from 1975 of swimmers performing during the Bicentennial Water Show at the Ewing Park Swimming Pool. Hard to believe the pool has been around so long!


VIDEO: 85 Year Old Ellport Man Shoots, Kills Home Invader

According to WPXI, early this morning around 1:30a.m., 85-year-old Ellport resident, Don Lutz came face to face with two intruders inside his home on Jamison Avenue. After a brief altercation with the two men, Lutz shot one of them with the gun he keeps under his pillow. Quoting the WPXI article: “I just fired one. It was in the dark. He attacked me and he was up close and I shot him,” Lutz said. “They jumped me and we both went on the floor. I scuffled with them on the floor and the one guy rolled over dead and the…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. – Classics Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Decline and Fall,” by Evelyn Waugh. New members are always welcome. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a program designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information. Thursday, December 14, at 3:00 p.m. – “Just 4 Girls,” a book discussion group for girls…


UPDATED W/ VIDEO: Ellwood Man Wanted for Rape and Assault of Elderly Woman

According to a news article posted today by New Castle News, 21-year-old Devin James Myers, of 2 Fifth Street, Apt. 4, Ellwood City, is wanted on a warrant for the alleged beating and rape of a 66-year-old-woman. After following a 2 1/2 year investigation the Ellwood City police have charged Myers, who was 18 at the time, in connection with an alleged break-in of the woman’s residence early in the morning on April 5, 2015. Police said the woman had suffered injuries that at the time were life-threatening. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Ellwood City police…