Articles by EllwoodCity.org Staff

Panthers Fall To ‘Quip In WPIAL Quarterfinals On Buzzer Beater

In a tightly contest, third meeting between Riverside and Aliquippa Thursday night, a nearly half-court buzzer beating 3-pointer by Will Gipson found the bottom of the net and bounced the Panthers out of the playoffs by way of a 53-50 defeat. Riverside battled the ‘Quips to a 50-all tie late in the contest and used a defensive stop with under 10 seconds to go, but the Panthers block and ensuing loose ball left Austin Dambach only a heave of the ball toward the basket on the opposite end. According to a report, the ball never made it, as it hit some…


Lady Panthers Fall To Seton LaSalle In WPIAL Playoffs

The Riverside Girls Basketball team fell to Seton LaSalle Rebels 50-48 in their first round of the WPIAL Class 3A basketball playoffs Wednesday at North Hills High School. After a Rebel missed free throw with 6 seconds left, the Lady Panthers hurried to get a final shot off that misfired. Lauren Bettencourt sparked Riverside with 17 points in the contest including a 3-pointer with 10.1 seconds left that pulled the Panthers within the two point margin. Marley Wolf finished with a team-high 19 points in defeat for Riverside.  Senior Sydney Wolf was held in check, finished the contest with seven…


Police: Man Tased While Attempting to Flee Police

Man Tased While Attempting to Flee Police According to the criminal complaint, on Feb. 10 at approximately 3:00 a.m., an officer observed a jeep traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Crescent Avenue and Seventh Street. The investigating officer activated the patrol car’s emergency signals, but the jeep didn’t pull over. Police pursued the jeep to the 300 block of Wayne Avenue where the suspect parked. The suspect, a white male, attempted to run away, and the officer pursued on foot. The officer advised the suspect to stop or he would be tased, but the man…


Another Scam Targeting Elderly Reported

According to information made available this morning by the Borough of Ellwood City, Mayor Court wanted to once again warn residents that another scam is circulating through the Ellwood City area, targeting the elderly for money claiming that a relative is in trouble with the law. If you get a phone call like this or if you have elderly people living in the area, please warn them of this scam and advise them to call the Police. NEVER give out their financial information to anyone unless they are certain of the caller. Be safe and protect our elderly from these scammers!


Three Wolverine Wrestlers Place In WPIAL Championships

Three Ellwood City Wolverine Wrestlers Placed in the WPIAL Championships this weekend.  The Championship finals featured 23 wrestlers currently ranked Top 25 in Pennsylvania. Austin Walley used a decision victory over Austin Mele, Burrell, 4-2, to take 3rd place in the 170-pound consolation match.  Walley had ousted Quaker Valley’s Keegan Forsythe in his opening round match, but fell in a decision to Jaden Detz, of Southmoreland, in the semifinals of the 170-pound division. Donavan Chambers also was victorious in his consolation bout with a 10-3 decision over Josh Agnew, Jefferson-Morgan.  Chambers wrapped up 5th place in the 132-pound consolation match….


Ellwood City Public Library Activities For Week Of February 19

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: The library will be closed on Monday, February 19, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, February 20. Tuesday, February 20, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Harmony,” by Carolyn Parkhurst. New members are welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, February 20, at 4:00 p.m. – The Library Anniversary Committee will meet to discuss upcoming events and fundraising activities. New members are welcome, so call the…


Riverside Advances, Wolverines Fall in WPIAL Opening Round Action

The 12-seeded Riverside Panthers knocked off Burrell 32-27 Friday Night in Class-3A WPIAL opening round playoff action. Ty Thellman led Riverside with nine points while Donovan Russell led Burrell with 11. The defensive struggle saw a halftime score of 15-13, and later a Panthers 9-0 run to end the third quarter.  Riverside held Burrell without field goal for final 6:27 of the third frame, but had to withstand a 12 point rally late. “I told the guys, at this point in time, you’ve just got to win,” Rorick said after the game to Trib-Live reporter. “If we would have won…


Ellwood City Schools Offering Counseling After Suicide

The Ellwood City School District is offering counseling to students in the wake of the sudden death of one of their classmates. In a statement posted on the district website, officials announced that it is with great sadness to inform you that one of our students took her own life Wednesday night.  Our thoughts and sympathies go out to her family and friends. All of the students were given the news of the death by their teacher during advisory Wednesday morning. According to the statement, members of a crisis team will be available to the students over the next days…


Ellwood City Playoff Tickets On Sale

Playoff tickets for the Ellwood City versus Cardinal Wuerel North Catholic boys varsity playoff game will be on sale in the Main Office at Lincoln High School Thursday and Friday.  The game will be played at Ambridge High School at 6:30 on Friday.  [View our story, and WPIAL playoff brackets — CLICK HERE) The cost of the tickets are as follows: Student tickets – $5.00 Adult tickets   – $7.00 There will be no student tickets sold at the door Tickets for the middle school boys basketball championship games are also on sale.  Ellwood City eight-graders will take on Neshannock at…


Police Standoff At Home Off Mercer Road [Updated Feb. 16]

  SWAT officers surrounded a home off Mercer Road in Franklin Township Wednesday morning in a standoff that lasted three hours. According to reports, police and SWAT officers were on site at the Franklin Township residence where a male was inside the home with a gun before the standoff eventually led him into police custody. As a result of the police presence and locale, Riverside School District issued a lockdown with parents and guardians receiving automated phone calls. Investigators haven’t said why they were originally called to the home or why the standoff ensued.  No one was injured.  More information…