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17th Annual Mr. Lincoln Pageant

The 17th Annual Mr. Lincoln Pageant will take place in the Leslie Sabo Auditorium this Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. Admission is only $5, and tickets can be bought at the door or in advance from any Mr. Lincoln contestant. This years participants are: Brian Hudson, Nicholas Fleeson, Devin Cortez, Dominic Nocera, Hunter Bailey, Scott Miller, Norman Ballard, Vincent Romanio, Shawn Brown and Corey Hobbs. All Proceeds Benefit The March of Dimes Foundation.    

Photos: CVS Deconstruction Crews

Deconstruction crews are now working on taking apart the church brick by brick, apparently beginning with the archway facing Fifth Street, which has now been all but removed. Shingles have also been removed facing Spring Avenue. There are minor traffic stops on Spring Ave west of Fifth Street, so taking an alternative route may be preferable. Photos by Jonathan Cortez/

They Came From Behind: Riverside Girls Basketball Defeats Brentwood, Advances to Next Round of Playoffs

In a late game upset, the Riverside girls basketball team overthrew Brentwood for a narrow 3-point victory in Wednesday’s 45-42 game against Ambridge High School. Riverside was pinned down in the first half 25-15, but came came back in the second half, especially in the 18-8 final quarter, to narrowly snatch victory from Brentwood. Top scorer Katie Stang delivered 26 points, 16 from field goals and 10 from free throws. Also scoring for Riverside were Morgan Bailey, nine, Jordan Annarumo, six, Natalie Bologna, two, and Sydney Wolf, two. The Lady Panthers will play Greensburg Central Catholic at North Allegheny High…

Perry Township Board of Supervisors 2016 Reorganization Meeting

The Perry Township Board of Supervisors held their reorganization meeting at 4 p.m. with their regular meeting immediately following on Monday, Jan. 4 at the Perry Township Municipal Building. Supervisors in attendance were John Zias, James Radich, Tim Boots, Secretary/Treasurer Janice Marshall and Solicitor Greg Fox. No visitors attended. The following appointments were made for the 2016: Board Appointments Chairman position: Boots motioned and Radich second for John Zias to be Chairman of the Board. Motion passed with all voting in favor. Vice-Chairman position: Zias motioned and Radich second for Tim Boots to be Vice-Chairman of the Board. Motion passed…

Ellwood City Borough Council February Meeting Brief

The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City Borough Council meeting held on Feb. 15, 2016. Announcements Picnic shelter reservations will begin on the fourth Monday in February (Feb. 22) for Borough residents and beginning on the fourth Monday in March (Mar. 28) for non-Borough residents. Commendations Loccisano’s Golden Dawn grocery store was presented with a commendation for its 100 year anniversary. Appointments/Resignations A motion was passed appointing Joseph Trocci to the Recreation Board for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018. The motion passed 6-1 with Vice President David DeCaria dissenting. DeCaria supported the other candidate, Caleb Cragle….

Police: Employee Steals Money from Customer Transactions

Employee Steals Money Over Three Month Period A Beaver Falls man was accused of stealing $1,499.56 from B&B Express on 324 Lawrence Ave. According to the criminal complain, James Kosto, as an employee of B&B, would pretend to place money in the cash register during customer transactions but would actually place the money in his pocket. This occurred between Dec. 17, 2014 and March 8, 2015. On Oct. 29, 2015, Kosto admitted to stealing money to investigating officers. He was given until Feb. 1, 2016 to pay back the money he had stolen, which he failed to do. On Feb….

Hitched and Unhitched: Heart of Winter Edition

Hitched and Unhitched has been updated for the winter months of December and January. The region experienced a mild winter full of mud instead of snow. Overall, the number of couples making radical life decisions via marriage or divorce was rather low. Eight couples in the Ellwood City area sealed their love with the bonds of matrimony and nine couples filed for divorce. Check them out with this edition of Hitched and Unhitched.

Ellwood City School Board February Meeting Brief

The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City Area school board meeting held on Feb. 11: Revenue/Finance A tax refund request was denied. The request was based on an erroneous millage calculation, as the property owner insisted a mil is 1/100,000, not 1/1,000. A motion to approve the audit report performed by the Philip Weiner Company for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 was tabled until a special meeting on Feb. 23. Vice President Matt Morella asked if the budget committee could meet with a representative to fully explain the audit report, as Morella didn’t want to…