Articles by EllwoodCity.org Staff

Ellwood City MOPS Moves to Evening Meeting Time

Although mothering preschoolers is at times a lonely challenge, MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) is providing a welcome break for moms; a chance for moms to make new friends and an opportunity for moms to know that they are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising young children. Every year MOPS comes up with a theme- a concept that will guide the group for the year.  This year we’ll discover how to become “Free Indeed”. Do you long to be free from worry? free from feeling stuck? free from hustling to be loved? free from a heaviness you can’t…


What’s Open for Labor Day?

Labor Day, which often marks the end of summer for many outdoor activities such as public pools, is this Monday, September 4, 2017. Labor Day is a federal holiday which means federal buildings are closed including post offices and government buildings. Libraries, banks, most organizations and small businesses (including some pharmacies) will also remain closed. To find out if a business will be open for Labor Day, call ahead. Meter parking will be waived in observation of the holiday. Besides cookouts and firework displays there will be some events going on specifically for the holiday including: The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival,…


Story Telling Festival: Into the Woods

Ellwood City’s sixteenth annual Story Telling Festival will be taking place Saturday, September 16 from 4p.m.-7:30p.m. at Ewing Park. The event is free to attend. The schedule of events is as following:   4-7p.m. Our Wandering Minstrels, Sharon and Curt Savage Sharon is a young adult librarian at New Castle Library. Curt is a “skateboarding mailman.” Today, they’re wearing storybook costumes to complement their strumming and singing on the trolley. 4-4:30p.m. Bill Pate and Shawn McGinnis Gather around and let Bill and Shawn entertain you with some songs that tell a story! As a singer, songwriter and musician, Bill combines…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of Sept. 4, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: The library will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday. Wednesday, September 6, 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, September 6, at 3:00 p.m. –…


Police Reports: Gun Found in 2nd Street Business’s Dumpster

Gun Found in 2nd Street Business’s Dumpster According to the police report, on August 28 Ellwood City officers were dispatched to a business on 2nd Street after receiving a call about a gun being discovered in the business’s dumpster. While taking out the trash, two employees noticed a black semi-automatic handgun discarded in the dumpster. They checked the gun to make sure it was not loaded and no magazines were found. The gun had the serial numbers scratched off. One of the employees stated the gun couldn’t have been there more than a couple days because he would have noticed…


First Game of Season: Wolverines Vs. Central Valley

The Ellwood City Wolverines football team will be challenged by Central Valley this Friday during their first official match of the season. The game will be played at Helling Stadium and presale tickets are now being sold. Tickets can be purchased at the high school’s main office today, Thursday 8/31, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm and tomorrow, Friday 9/1, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. The cost of the tickets are as follows: Students $1.00 Adults $4.00 No student tickets will be sold at the gate on Friday all tickets will be $5.00.


Hartman Students Evacuate School for Fire Alarm

This morning the students of Hartman were evacuated from the school after a fire scare. According to the Ellwood City Area School District, it was a false alarm caused by the roof project taking place at the school. Firefighters inspected the school and gave the all-clear for students to safely go back in. The roof project is now going to be shut down during the day to avoid further similar issues.


Dog Owners Warned to Be Alert for Canine Cough

Dr. Cynthia Maro, of the Ellwood Animal Hospital in Ellwood City received information through the Veterinary Information Network that new outbreaks of canine cough have been occurring in the US. Pet owners should seek veterinary attention for their pets immediately, if they develop of any signs of coughing. According to PetMD, canine cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease among dogs. As the name suggests, it is typified by inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. This disease is found throughout the world and is known to infect a high percentage of dogs at least once during their lifetime. Dog owners who have…


Big Knob Grange Fair Starts Today

The seventy-fifth annual Big Knob Grange Fair starts today, August 29 and goes though September 2 at their Rochester location, 336 Grange Road, 15074. The event features agriculture, horticulture, home arts, entertainment, food and more. Admission and parking are free, rides are $15.00 for unlimited riding all night.


‘Life on a Chain is No Life At All,’ New Anti-Tethering Act Effective Today

In the ongoing attempt to stop animal abuse, the new Pennsylvania anti-tethering act, part of the recently approved Libre’s Law, is effective starting today. The act will place reasonable limitations on continuous tethering of dogs outside. Specifically, this law requires: A leash must be three times the length of the pet or 10 feet, whichever is longer. No tow or logged chain or pinch, choke, or prong collars used with a tether. A well-fitted collar and no open sores or wounds on the dog’s body. The lead must be on a swivel and ideally a lead that has a coated cover…