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Panthers oust Avonworth, move onto WPIAL Class-AA Semifinals

Riverside made quick work of Avonworth Friday night with a 42-14 victory that move the #4-seeded Panthers into the Class-AA semifinals for a second consecutive year. After their first drive stalled with an interception, the Panthers scored on six consecutive drives – by ground and by air – to run away from the Antelopes. Noah Harris added 105 rushing yards  and accounted for three touchdowns for Riverside, while Maurice Cleckley joined Harris in the scoring column with two touchdowns of his own. Harris caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Ben Hughes, who completed 10 of 16 passes for 149 yards…

What’s Open for Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, prompting many government agencies and court systems to observe the holiday today, November 10. Here are the openings and closings you can expect: Banks: The vast majority of banks, such as the Big Four — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citibank — should be open today and will be closed on Saturday. Post offices: Post offices are open today but closed Saturday. Mail pickup and delivery are on the same schedule. Libraries: Most public libraries are closed on Saturday and some may be closed today. Federal offices: Non-essential federal…

Winter Weather in Forecast

You may have noticed a couple snow flurries flying around this morning, which is just the start to the winter weather season. According to the 10-day weather forecast on snow showers are expected in the upcoming weeks. Important things to keep in mind: it might be warm enough to rain during the day but the rain may freeze over night causing black ice, bridges ice before roads, and the new anti- dog tethering law is in effect this winter for the first time. A screen shot of the upcoming forecast for Ellwood City is below:

Old Photo Friday: 1980’s Business Openings

This week’s Old Photo Friday theme is Business Openings – old businesses, that is! The following photos were taken at the then new Franklin Township Plaza. At the time these were the original businesses setting up shop in the plaza! Each photo is captioned with the year, business and a brief description. Do you know what current businesses took their places? Photos provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.

Ellwood City School Board Regular Meeting Recap

With the newly elected board members among those in attendance, the Ellwood City School Board conducted its regular meeting and schedule of business Thursday night. Beyond the scheduled topics discussed, Kathy McCommons, Barb Wilson and Norm Boots all spoke briefly to the audience and board while Kathy Pansera, who did not win her seat back during Tuesday’s election, read a statement centered around the outsourcing subject. “I ask the union to please negotiate and remember the students and the community that they serve,” Pansera said. “I hope and pray that the union will choose to negotiate in good faith and…

Halloween Contest Winners

As of 8a.m. November 9, we counted the votes- it was a very close race! We would like to congratulate our first place winner, Jin, age 5 with a whopping total of 419 likes- as a box of mac’n’cheese, and our second place winners, Aria Eldridge 3 as Wilma Flinestone and her sister Rowyn Eldridge 1, as Pebbles Flinestone following closely behind with a total of 344 likes. Thank you to all who submitted and participated in’s annual Halloween Contest.

Local Election Results

The following are Ellwood City’s running candidates final vote tally after last night’s election. Winners are italicized:       Ellwood City Council: Michele C. Lamenza (D), 775 James L. Barry (D), 765 Caleb Cragle (D), 652 John Pansera (D), 519 Lisa Guerrera (R), 840 Rob Brough (R), 841 John Cress (R), 725 Brandon Fisher (R), 712   Ellwood City School Board: Kathy Galbreath McCommons (D/R), 1,994 Renee L. Pitrelli (D/R), 1,812 Anthony J. Buzzelli (D), 1,306 Kathleen A. Pansera (D), 1,185 Norm Boots (R), 1,308 Barbara R. Wilson (R), 1,394   Tax collector Max A. Rossi (D), 541 Mary…

Poets Needed for Art Show

Daysprings on 6th is still accepting poets to read their poetry this Thursday evening during the Renew and Revive Art Show reception. Anyone interested in reading their poetry at the show can contact Jan at 724-752-1512. Entries are open to the public and spots are limited. Theme must be similar to Renew and Revive! Winning poet will be rewarded with a prize. The art show will consist of a variety of art from four local area artists, there bios are here. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 7-9p.m. and will be open to the public.  Complimentary…

Ellwood City Polling Places

FIRST WARD 1st Dist Community Action 926 Crescent Ave. MAP SECOND WARD 1st Dist First Methodist Church 416 Crescent Ave. & Fifth Street MAP THIRD WARD 1st Dist Christ Presbyterian Church 325 Spring Street MAP FOURTH WARD 1st Dist Ellwood Area Family Center 522 Line Avenue MAP 2nd Dist Holy Redeemer Religious Center 603 Bridge Street MAP FIFTH WARD 1st Dist Tree Of Life Wellness Center 404 Beatty Street MAP 2nd Dist Walnut Ridge Community Center 801 Pershing Street MAP Other Lawrence County polling places can be found here.

Real Estate Transactions for October 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: Ellwood City  59 Pittsburgh Circle; David and Cynthia Hughes to Thomas and Sharon O’Brien for $143,000. 1205 Lawrence Ave; Lucy Jeannette EST to Breanna Duffy for $25,000. 502 Pershing St; Glenn and Dorothy Damico to Amy Teets and Justin Grogan for $119,000. 620 Todd Ave; Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Hector Oliver Revera for $33,000. 615 Wayne Ave; Catherine Gilchrist and Jean Marie Delisio to LJK Roman Enterprises…