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Notice of Tax Office Hours

On Friday, 8-25, The tax office located in the municipal building will be closed, it will reopened on Tuesday 8-29, Wednesday 8-30, and Thursday 8-31 from 10a.m.-3p.m. The office will be closed Friday 9-1.

Ellwood Woman Hired to Help Around House Suspected of Stealing Medication

Adriana Michelle Contreras, 33, of Ellwood City is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property after an incident on July 20. According to the criminal complaint, an Ellwood City resident called to report a suspected theft. The victim stated his wife had a condition for which they had personally hired a Contreras to help around the house. The victim stated he suspected Contreras was stealing pills from his Adderall prescription and that since the prior week he had noticed several of the pills missing. The victim then stated that on the day of calling to report the…

PHOTOS: Morales Wins First Professional Boxing Match

Rosalindo Morales Jr., a 23-year-old Ellwood City native, reigned champion in his first professional boxing match on Saturday, August 12 at the Rivers Casino, against opponent Adam Young of Memphis, Tennessee. He won all four rounds unanimously against Young and said he couldn’t have done it without all the local support. “The fight was incredible and the support I had from everyone from Ellwood was truly amazing and I couldn’t have done it without them,” Morales stated. His first professional boxing match has been something he’s trained hard for since he started boxing at the young age of 13. Morales…

Ellwood Resident Facing Charges for Growing Marijuana Plants in Backyard

Kylee Nikole Hooks, 28, of Franklin Avenue, is facing a felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance and misdemeanor charge of violation of controlled substance after police found marijuana plants growing in her backyard. According to the criminal complaint, on June 26, police were given an anonymous tip of suspected marijuana plants growing in the back yard of Hooks’s residence. Officers made contact with Hooks and asked if she had any marijuana plants being manufactured on her property, to which she admitted and led the officers to where the plants were being grown; an area of the yard out…

Portion of Bell Ave. Closed for Demolition

Work on the area of the buildings scheduled to be razed, 509-515 Lawrence Avenue extending back to Bell Avenue, commences today and will affect traffic on Bell Avenue. The portion of Bell Avenue, past the municipal building, is closed for the first day of work on the buildings. To start, the contracted company, Continental Demolition, will be gutting the buildings and placing the interior debris in trash containers along Bell Avenue. The trash containers are expected to be emptied on an almost-daily basis.  

Police Seek Identity of Woman Struck and Killed in Mahoning Township

According to WFMJ, police are seeking the identity of a woman who was struck and killed in Mahoning Township last night around 11:30p.m. Police say the woman was walking along the eastbound lane just east of Edinburg Road when she was struck by a jeep driven by a 20-year-old New Castle woman. The victim is described as a white female in her early to mid-30’s, with straight, red, shoulder-length hair. She was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles. State Police ask anyone with information to call them at 724-598-2211. UPDATE 8/15: The woman was…

Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of August 14, 2017

Activities scheduled at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, August 16, 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. This program is returning to its Wednesday morning meeting time. Everyone is welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, August 16, at 12:00 Noon – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 7th grade and up. The group meets twice each month to share their work and discuss writing…

VIDEO: Walmart Sexual Assaulter Appears in Court

Adam Tatusko, the 32-year-old who was accused of sexually assaulting a young boy in the Chippewa Walmart bathroom appeared in court last Thursday. According to other news sources, Tatusko has intellectual disabilities and was accompanied to the Chippewa Walmart and McDonald’s, where he tried to grab another young boy, by a caretaker from a private agency. He was allowed to go to the bathroom by himself. It is unclear at this time what the exact intellectual disabilities are. “The Beaver County District Attorney’s Office told WPXI’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that he does not comment on mental health issues, but that the…

Veterans Stand Down in Lawrence County

The 7th annual Veterans Stand Down in Lawrence County will be Friday, August 11, from 1pm – 3pm and will provide FREE Medical screenings, hygiene products, haircuts, a light meal, and multiple organizations with resource information and referrals will be available. Serving homeless Veterans, service members, their families, community members, and families in need. The event will take place at 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery, 820 Frank Avenue, New Castle, PA. Veteran’s Office

Hard to Recycle Event

The Lawrence County Hard to Recycle event will be on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10a.m.-1p.m. Things that can be recycled are appliances, batteries, electronics, fluorescent lights, household hazardous wastes, and tires. Below is a list of items and the cost to recycle them.