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Lady Panthers Top Wolverines In Rivalry Game 2.0

For some, the buzz of Friday Night’s boys basketball game may have worn off by the end of the weekend, but if anyone needed another reason to get excited for high school basketball action, the buzz resurfaced Monday Night during the Panthers and Wolverines girls basketball game in Ellwood City. The Lady Panthers ousted the Lady Wolverines 45-31 in a game that saw a defensive struggle for much of the first half. Both teams combined for zero field goals and only five points in a second quarter that led the Panthers into halftime clinging to a 14-9 lead. Ellwood City…

Austin Walley Places First, EC Wrestling Team Finishes 7th In MAC Tournament

Austin Walley placed 1st in the 170-pound class at MAC Wrestling Tournament held this weekend to lead an Ellwood City wrestling team that finished 7th out of 16 teams. Other wrestlers placing include, Donavin Chambers placed 3rd, Jake Alberts placed 3rd, Tyler Baird placed 4th, Doug Balin placed 6th, Braden Strohecker placed 7th, and Angelo Agostinelli placed 8th. The Wolverines team finished with 92.5 points.  Freedom Area wrestling team placed first overall with 189.5 points. Full results for Ellwood City at MAC Tournament (01/05 – 01/06/2018) Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood City) – DNP Dillon Duzicky (Ambridge Area) over Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood…

PHOTOS: Ellwood City Notches Victory Over Rival Riverside

The Ellwood City Wolverines withstood a late comeback from rival Riverside Friday night, but held on and came out victorious with a 51-48 victory. In front of a capacity crowd at the Panther gymnasium, the Wolverines took a second quarter lead and never relinquished the lead through an fast-paced final quarter. Ellwood City saw its largest lead in the third quarter when an 11-0 scoring run – aided by eight Riverside turnovers – pushed their lead to 38-27. After the Panthers closed the score late, Wolverines guard Ricky Pitrelli made one of two free throws with 15.3 seconds left to close…

NOTICE: Portion of 6th Street Closed

A small portion of 6th Street, in between Crescent and Lawrence Avenue, has been completely closed off until further notice due to a water leak. The water company is currently at the scene trying to fix the problem – which has left some residents without water. There is no time estimate that has been given when the water will be working again for those residents nor when the road will be back open.

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Dennis Patrick D’Angelo

Formerly of Ellwood City Dennis Patrick D’Angelo, age 44, of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away at Riverside Methodist Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Born July 20, 1973, in Warren, Pa., he was the son of Sharyn (Oscar) Bastiani and Richard (Nancy) D’Angelo. In addition to his parents, Dennis is survived by his wife, Mendy D’Angelo; two children, Nicholas D’Angelo and Chancey Odom; sisters, Karen (Casey) Tautfest and Vicki (John) Schettler; several aunts, uncles and cousins, and his lifelong friend, Bill Brady of Alabama. Dennis graduated from Riverside High School in Ellwood City, Pa., and entered the Navy. He then became…

Weekly High School Basketball Team Recaps

This week the Ellwood City Boys Varsity team played a very close game against Rochester, defeating them by a mere two points. Rochester took the lead in the second quarter but Ellwood regained control in the third and fourth, ending the game with a close 64-62 victory. Forward Sean Busby was recognized as the “player of the game.” Tonight the Ellwood City Wolverines will face off against their long-time rival, the Panthers at Riverside High School. Riverside’s Boys Varsity team played against Shenango Wednesday, winning the contest 65-40, and bringing their season record to 5-3 overall. The Ellwood City Girls…

Old Photo Friday: Fashion

This week’s Old Photo Friday theme is… fashion! Check out these photos, ranging in years from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s. Which fashionable decade would you like to see make a comeback? Photos provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.

Riverside Players to be Presented with WPIAL Championship Rings

Tomorrow the players of Riverside’s 2017 varsity baseball team will be receiving their WPIAL Championship rings during the basketball match against Ellwood City. This is the fifth year for Riverside to win the WPIAL Championship. The team won their 2017 season 19-2, losing their last game to Central. The date of the ring presentation was only coincidental, according to Dan Oliastro, head coach of the team. “This was the only game date we could get all of the players together to present the rings. Some of the team members are back from college visiting their families for the holidays, and…

NOTICE: Water Pipe Leak, Blocked Parking Spaces Outside of Municipal Building

Four metered parking spaces next to the Municipal Building on 6th Street have been blocked off due to a water leak causing excess ice. The water company has identified the problem and will be working to fix it in the near future. Anyone who needs to go to the Municipal Building is urged to park at the Lawrence Avenue spaces until further notice.