Articles by EllwoodCity.org Staff

PHOTOS: Wolverines Stave Off Furious Comeback, Defeat Panthers In Rivalry Rematch

Broc Boariu scored 17 points to lead Ellwood City to a 63-54 victory over Riverside on Friday. Ellwood City Wolverines grabbed a second quarter lead that ballooned to as many as 21 points in the third quarter, but had to withstand a furious Riverside comeback to hold on to its victory. The victory for the Wolverine boys club completed a season sweep in the ‘RivEll’ game and also clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive year. Boariu started hot early, connecting on three 3-pointers in the first frame on his way to a game high point total. Boariu had…


Old Photo Friday: Celebrating the 1930’s

This weeks Old Photo Friday, provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society, is a photo from 1967’s Diamond Jubilee. The news column from 1967 reads: This 1931 Studebaker, owned by B.J. McCandless, added a touch of history to Saturday’s motor caravan which traveled to the Beaver Valley to publicize Ellwood City’s Diamond Jubilee celebration scheduled for Aug. 6-12. Among the local persons who joined in the caravan wearing approprate clothing are, from the left, Mrs. Harold Tritt, Tom Downing who drove the car, Mrs. Arthur Watterson, Mrs. Ed Rouse and Harry McCloskey.  


Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic

Cat owners can text Wendy at 724-971-7523 to pre-register for this Sunday’s clinic. She will need your name, address, two phone numbers, cat’s name, gender, colors, and fur length. Spay and Neuter Clinic for Cats located at 1418 Wampum Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117. Also contact now for future dates. Clinics fill fast! CLINIC SERVICES $40 per Spay or Neuter $10 Rabies Vaccination (free for all feral cats and comes with mandatory left ear tip) Revolution treatment Free ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL SERVICES $10 Deworming Treatment $10 Feline Distemper Vaccination (strongly suggested. If this is your cat’s first vaccination, you will need…


Lawrence County Daffodil Days

Lawrence County Daffodil Days are coming up and orders for daffodils are now being taken. Daffodil Days benefits the fight against cancer. More information is available on the flyer below.


Beaver Falls Man Facing Rape Charges Walks Free After Posting Bond

Richard Holewski Jr., 48, of 3913 College Ave., Beaver Falls, who appears to be a family man on social media, is facing charges of rape, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault and corruption of minors, after police said he sexually assaulted a child over the course of about 13 years. According to reports, Holewski’s assault streak started when the girl was only 7 years old, lasting into the victim’s adult years and escalating when she was in her teens. Holewski was able to rape the victim in her North Sewickley home while her…


RARE EVENT: Super Blue Blood Moon

A rare lunar event will be happening on January 31, something that hasn’t occurred since the 1800’s – a super blue blood moon. The event will combine 3 phenomena at the same time, a blue moon, a supermoon, and a total lunar eclipse, which will be most visible in the Eastern hemisphere. The term “Blue Moon” has nothing to do with the color of the moon, it just means it’s the second full moon of the month, however, due to the blood moon (the lunar eclipse) the moon will appear a red color. The moon will appear 14% larger and…


Wolverines Defeat New Brighton, Host Riverside Friday

Ellwood City Wolverines boys basketball team won 53-34 against New Brighton on Tuesday with the help of Sean Busby, who scored team high 13 points. The Wolverines scored early, claiming a 24-12 lead at the half. Lincoln cemented their lead in the final quarter, scoring 16 points, to avenge their 2-point home loss to New Brighton in December.  Ellwood City also snapped a three game losing streak. Busby led Wolverine offense with 13 points, including 11 during the third period. He also contributed seven rebounds and one block.  Busby also finished 7-8 from the free throw stripe. Anthony Roth (11…


FREE Community Pasta Dinner

Calvin Presbyterian Church (615 Crescent Ave., Ellwood City PA) is hosting a free Community Pasta Dinner on Sunday, February 18 from 4-6 p.m. Please enjoy a pasta and meatball dinner, along with salad, bread and beverages, and neighborly fellowship!  


BREAKING: Fire Alarm Issue, Lincoln Students Sent Home Early

Lincoln High students are being sent home early today due to a fire alarm issue, the official statement is below: School Superintendent Joe Mancini stated: “During a routine monthly fire drill at Lincoln, it was discovered that half of the alarms, pulls and detectors were not functioning properly.  The alarm company was notified and sent a supervisor.  During his research, a short was discovered in the system for a certain area of the building.  Locating the short in the system could take some time without technicians.  It was decided at this time to close Lincoln for safety reasons.  At 11:30,…


Ellwood City Back Yard Bird Watchers, Nature Lovers

Ellwood City back yard bird watchers and nature lovers – there is a Facebook group you’re invited to, called Bird Watchers of Western PA and Eastern Ohio that would love to hear your stories and see your pictures! The group was created several months ago and although it has had a slow start, Admin Susan Ansell Provan says they’re already looking to expand. “[We] would even love to start a neighborhood club if anyone is interested,” she said. Anyone who would like to be part of a neighborhood club may contact her through the Facebook group. Ellwood City boasts a…