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Fashion Show and Tea

The Ellwood City Art Club will be hosting an “April Fool Fashion Show and Tea” event, Saturday April 1, 2017 from 1p.m.-3:30p.m. The event will take place at Day Springs Gifts, 316 6th Street, Ellwood City, and will include tea, cookies, music, and entertainment. Proceeds go to producing a coloring book featuring new and seasoned artists from the local community. Adult tickets are $7, 18 and under are $5.


Ellwood City Area Historical Society Event

Do you have memories of the Perry School in Wurtemburg? What was it like when you went there?  Who were the teachers?  What interesting story would you like to tell? Louise Carroll from the Ellwood City Ledger will be at the Ellwood City Area Historical Society at 310 Fifth Street, from 1 to 4 PM on Thursday February 23, to talk to you, and if you want to talk about something else, she will be ready to listen. You are invited to come in anytime in the scheduled period to visit and browse the History Center. Have a cup of…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of February 20, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: The library will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, February 21. Tuesday, February 21, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr. New members are always welcome. More information is available by calling the library at 724-758-6458. Tuesday, February 21, at 3:30 p.m. – The Library Anniversary Committee will meet to discuss future activities and fundraisers. New…


Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce Proud to be Involved in Small Town-Big Living

Raymond Santillo, the Director of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce sent out the following letter in gratitude to the communities continued support: “As many of you may know, I am currently the Director of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce {ECACC}. I am very proud to lead this enthusiastic group of volunteers that serve our area. I write this to inform our EC Area as an update to Chamber activities and membership. First I continue to ask all residents in our Chamber area (Ellwood City, Wampum, Marion, Wayne, North Sewickley, Perry, Portersville, Big Beaver, Franklin, Ellport, New…


VIDEOS: Candlelight Vigil & Memorial Highlight Honors Former Ellwood City Football Player

Past and present teammates from Bradley Grinnen’s football days carried his jersey through Helling Stadium in Ellwood City on Wednesday night. It’s the field the 21-year-old played on during high school. Visitation was held on Wednesday at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with a mass of Christian burial held Thursday morning in the Holy Redeemer Church.  Memorial contributions in Bradley’s name may be made to his parents and will be used to establish a scholarship in his name. Waynesburg University Sports Network published the following highlight/memorial video on its Twitter feed earlier this week.  The student run production at Waynesburg University is…


Ellwood City Area Historical Society Scholarship

The Ellwood City Area Historical Society will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior in 2017 who has been accepted in an institiuation of higher learning. Official flyer with full details below.

Photo provided by Mercer County Jail

Ellwood City Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

A local Ellwood City man pleaded guilty yesterday to distributing sadistic child pornography on a peer-to-peer network from a computer at his house, where he lived with his parents. Lucas Klobetanz, 40, was state-investigated and charged in 2015 after he admittedly stalked Amish children in Lawrence and Mercer County in an attempt to lure them into outhouses near Amish school grounds. Separate to the previous incident, Klobetanz was being federally investigated by the FBI when they discovered he possessed and shared child pornography, tracing the shared data to his Ellwood City home location. After agents and officers obtained a search…


February Agenda Meeting Brief

Yesterday held the first of two monthly reoccurring council meetings, next week the following items will be voted on by council:   Visitors Dave McQuaid took a brief moment to stand in front of council to express his thanks for their active work on the proposed bike trail.   Finance Exonerate tax collector for collection and deposit of 2016 tax duplicate   Public Works/Utilities Payment- Charter Machine Company $7839.10, belt replacement at WWTP; paid from the sewage fund   Parks/Recreation EC Community Enrichment- Earth Day Celebration, April 22 from 10-2p.m. EC Community Enrichment- Storytelling Festival, September 16 from 4-7:30p.m. EC…