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2017-2018 United Fund Campaign

The Ellwood City United Fund wants to thank everyone on the following list that has very generously provided funds to their annual fund drive. Goal – $50,000.00 Raised – $42,231.00 “HELP KEEP US COVERED” The Ellwood City area United Fund is closing its 2017-2018 campaign coming up $ 7769.00 short of its goal of $ 50,000.00. The United Fund released its final disbursement for the year 2017 to all agencies. It is hoped that the disbursement will carry the Agencies through the winter months. We are an independent local United Fund with absolutely no paid staff or administration. You can…

EC Amateur Baseball Registration

It’s that time of year again – the Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Registration is looking for players for the upcoming season. This year the team will be playing on the newly renovated Friedhoff Field, something that EC Baseball team member Mike Widmaier said the team is looking forward to. “Little League baseball was established in Williamsport, PA in 1939. Youth baseball has been a staple in Ellwood City since 1950. So as we approach our 68th season we are excited to begin play in late April on our newly renovated Friedhoff Field in the Ewing Park Sports Complex.” Signup information…

Criminal Complaints: Domestic Disputes

Several Ellwood residents are facing charges after separate domestic dispute cases were reported this month: Steven Glen Ramsey, 32, of Ellwood City, is facing charges of prohibited acts, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment after he had gotten into a physical argument with his girlfriend. The argument escalated when Ramsey pulled out a knife and held it to her throat, telling her that she needed to tell the truth or one of them was going to die. The victim had a visible mark from the altercation on her face. Christopher David Bell-Kline, 22, of Ellwood City, is facing charges of…

Reminder: Winter Wine and Brew Fest

Ellwood City Revitalization is hosting the 2nd Annual Winter Wine and Brew Fest from 1-4pm this Saturday at the Ellwood City Sons of Italy. Come enjoy samples of homemade wines, beers, and appetizers. Samples are included in the admission price which is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Cash bar will be offered. Tickets are available at Kimpel’s Jewelers and the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce. Entertainment will be provided by a DJ and Magic Man TJ Hill. 50/50 raffle and Chinese Auction. Participation benefits the Ellwood City Revitalization projects.

Ellwood VS. Riverside Tickets on Sale

Student tickets for this Friday’s, Ellwood City Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game versus Riverside are on sale in the high school office. The cost is $2 per ticket. No student tickets will be sold at the door for this game. All tickets at the door will be $5 general admission and $1 for senior citizens.

Pennsylvania 2nd Highest Among States Affected by Salmonella Infections Linked to Coconut

According to the Center for Disease Control’s website, Pennsylvania is the second highest among the nine affected states for illness caused by a recent Salmonella outbreak. The site says that the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Coconut Tree Brand frozen Shredded Coconut. Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 11, 2017 to November 4, 2017. Ill people range in age from 1 year to 82, with a median age of 19. Among ill people, 19 (76%) are male….

Old Photo Friday: Jail Removed

This week’s Old Photo Friday is a photo of Ellwood residents removing the jail after a court session in 1967. The official release states: Members of the first kangaroo court, from left to right, Bob Miskolcze, Dale Vinroe, Dom Viccari and Jim Beatrice, removed the jail after last night’s court session in front of the Municipal Building. The jail is seen minus its first three occupants, Bill Livingston, Robert Abbatichhio and Robert Kimpel. The jail is expected to house many offenders in the days ahead before the jubilee celebration. Photo provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.  

Real Estate Transactions for December 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 524 Haig St; Wilington Savings Fund to Kristin Malone Glies for $52,000 602 Franklin Ave; Shannon Hufnagel to Joshua Larry for $45,000 512 York St; Jason and Kimberly Allwine to Mallary Allwine for $76,000 633 Line Ave; Willis and Patricia Marburger to Heather Jo Piper for $80,900 1004 Sunset Blvd; Karilynn Kline Shaffer to Daniel Friderick and Victoria Hockett for $90,000 1104 Center Ave; Scott Mickey to R&B…

Despite Pitrelli’s Performance From Deep, Wolverines Lose to Lincoln Park

Despite a strong performance from 3-point range from Rick Pitrelli, Ellwood City fell to top-ranked Lincoln Park 64-50 Tuesday Night in Section 1-3A play. Pitrelli connected on five 3-pointers en route to his team high 17 points (5-10 shooting, 3 rebounds, 4 assists) The junior forward connected on trifecta of deep balls in an entertaining first quarter that saw the Wolverines race out to a 17-15 lead. After trailing 28-24 at half, Ellwood City raced out a brief lead early in the 3rd quarter – aided by the 3-ball, but poor second half shooting helped Lincoln Park overcome the deficit…

EC Code Enforcement Officer Reminds Residents of Snow Clearing Ordinance

Ralph Chiappetta, Ellwood City’s code enforcement officer reminds residents of the snow removal ordinance: 1988 Code § 12-3091)  (Ord. 2396.  Passed 7-17-06.) Bookmark674.04   SNOW AND ICE ON SIDEWALKS. (a)   Removal of Snow and Ice by Owner, Occupant or Tenant.  The owner, occupant or tenant of every property upon or alongside any street in the Borough shall remove or cause to be removed, from all sidewalks in front of or alongside of such property, all snow or ice fallen or formed thereon, within twenty-four hours after the same has ceased to fall or form.  No snow or ice removed or shoveled…