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Local Communities Observe National School Bus Safety Week

Today concludes National School Bus Safety Week – a week that schools and communities around the nation partake in to raise awareness of school bus safety. “Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties – to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety,” the National Association for Pupil Transport’s site states. This year’s theme was #STOPONRED and Franklin Township showed their support to the…

Ellwood City Man Facing Endangering Welfare of Children Charges

Charles Ray Murray, 38, of Ellwood City, is facing charges after leaving four young children at home without any adult supervision while he went out to play cards. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to Murray’s Crescent Avenue residence by the biological mother of his children after she was talked to their 11-year-old over the phone who stated they were unsupervised in the residence. Murray had agreed to watch his three children, ages 11, 9, and 7, and also a friend’s seven-week-old baby on the night he went out to play cards with friends, leaving the children for…

FREE Hand Sewing Class Offered at Daysprings

A free hand sewing class will be held at Dayspring Gifts on 6th Street in Ellwood City on Saturday, November 4 from 10a.m.-11:30a.m. The class will be taught by local artist and clothing designer, Katie Keally. Participants are requested to bring along an old pair of jeans or denim jacket to transform them into a piece of art! Participants can also bring along a pair of scissors, thread, needles, ribbons, lace, buttons or any trim wanted to embellish the denim with. Students will be guided through a variety of stitching and sewing techniques. Sign up for the class by calling…

Ellwood City Car Wash Owners Say Goodbye

After 11 years of service to the Ellwood City area, The Car Wash of Ellwood City located at 1510 W. Lawrence Ave., is changing ownership. The car wash’s official Facebook page uploaded this farewell status:   McElwain Motors has purchased the car wash and is expected to continue operating it as a car wash.  

Ellwood City Senior/Parent Recognition Night

The Senior/Parent Recognition Night will be taking place on October 20 and the schedule of events is as following: 6:00 – Parents/escorts arrive at Helling Stadium (please report to the end zone by the baseball field) 6:15 – Parents and athletes will be aligned alphabetically beginning with the football team 6:30 – Pre-game show Marching Blue Band 6:40 – Introduction of parents and athletes 7 – Riverside vs. Ellwood City

Riverside Sophomores Advance to Golf PIAA Finals

Riverside Sophomores, Skylar Fox and Justin Hand advanced to the PIAA Individual Golf Finals next week in Hershey. Both will compete in the state finals based on their performance in the western finals.  

Area Residents Warned to Stay Alert to Scammers

According to other news sources, a home in Shenango Township was robbed during what appeared to be a burglary scam. Reports state that last Thursday a man, described as a skinny white male with acne, driving a black SUV, went to the victim’s home in the area of Old Butler Road claiming to be an electric company worker. The victim asked the man for credentials that the man failed to provide, but he was still able to convince the victim to allow him access into the backyard to conduct a survey. During this time police believe a second person was…

Ellwood City Area School District Negotiations Update

To provide the public with accurate information regarding the status and progress of the negotiations between the School District and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 32BJ (hereinafter referred to as “Union”), the Board is posting this Negotiations Update which summarizes the Board’s efforts to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Union. Since January 2017, the Board has attempted to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the District’s custodians, cafeteria employees, instructional assistants and clerical employees all of which are represented by the Union. The parties have held multiple negotiation sessions with little progress to date….

Renew and Revive Art Show

The details of the Renew and Revive Art Show taking place at Dayspring Gifts on 6th Street in Ellwood City have been finalized. The art show will consist of a variety of art from four local area artists, including local legend Woodrow Cowher, fantasy photographer and designer Cassandra Douglas, diverse painter Kate Hiser, and multi-skilled artist and designer Katie Keally. Each artist’s bio is below. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 7-9p.m. and will be open to the public. Poetry reading will be held this day. Complimentary food and dessert will be available. Although the entry…

Old Photo Friday: Name This Intersection

Thanks to the courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, they have provided us with a box full of old photos that we will be using weekly for Old Photo Friday! Today’s old photo shot is part of the old tube mill building.  No date was provided. Can you name the intersection in the photo Can you guess the year or estimated time frame this photo may have been taken?