Articles by EllwoodCity.org Staff

Hitched and Unhitched: February and March

Western Pennsylvania experienced a mild winter and early start to spring this year and perhaps some scheduled weddings wee moved outdoors. The February and March update of Hitched and Unhitched has 10 marriages and five divorces. Check it out: Hitched and Unhitched


Police: Simple Assault During Easter Dinner

Simple Assault on Easter According to the criminal complaint, on March 27, police responded to a domestic dispute on Possum Hollow Road in New Beaver Borough. The accused, Candace Lane Freed, 56, got into an argument with the victim, her boyfriend. The argument escalated until it erupted into physical violence. Freed struck the victim several times around his head and neck. This fight would end up causing part of their Easter Dinner to fall on the ground. Freed was charged with simple assault and harassment. Intoxicated Man Waits for Cheeseburger that Was Never Ordered According to the criminal complaint, investigating…


Riverside High School Eleventh Annual International Showcase – 2016

On Friday, April 1, 50 tenth grade Honors World Cultures students with the support of 25 International Club students presented the Eleventh Annual International Showcase of Countries at Riverside High School. Following months of preparation, displays that showcased 31 nations of the world were opened to students in the Riverside district from grade K through 8. 21 classes with over 300 students toured the Showcase this year. In addition, six exchange students currently living in Pennsylvania were participants. These YFU exchange students are Alma from Germany who is attending Portersville Christian School; Kornelia from Slovakia who is attending Neshannock; Jasper…



Weekly Sports Schedule

Monday, April 4 10 a.m. Ellwood and Riverside boys tennis Section 2-AA singles at Pearson Park, Neshannock Township 3:45 p.m. Ellwood softball at Neshannock 3:45 p.m. Riverside girls softball at New Brighton 4:30 p.m. Ellwood baseball v Central Valley Home Tuesday, April 5 3:30 p.m. Ellwood track and field v Neshannock home 3:30 p.m. Riverside track and field at Beaver 4 p.m. Riverside baseball at Vincentian Academy Wednesday, April 6 3:30 p.m. Riverside boys tennis v Blackhawk home 4 p.m. Ellwood baseball at Beaver 4 p.m. Ellwood softball v Beaver Falls home 4 p.m. Riverside softball v Laurel home Thursday,…


EC Junior High Softball Team Drops to 0-2 as Shaler Wins 10-0

The Lady Wolverines traveled to Shaler on Thursday afternoon and took one on the chin. Shaler put up 10 runs in just five innings as the game was halted by the mercy rule. Walks and untimely errors proved to be the young team’s undoing as Shaler managed just five hits. The Wolverines mustered just three hits themselves as Shaler’s defense was dazzling. The normally sure-handed defense committed an uncharacteristic three errors and Shaler also benefited from 13 walks. Maria Ioanilli led the hitters with a line shot double into the left centerfield gap. Sydni Haswell and Zoe Maine each had…


Ellwood City Track and Field Grabs Individual Wins in Double Meet

The Ellwood City boys and girls track and field started the season yesterday with a double meet versus Beaver and Rochester at home. Both the boys and girls teams defeated Rochester but lost to Beaver. The Ellwood girls dominated much of the field competition against both Beaver and Rochester, with Mia DeCaria winning the high and triple jumps, Goldie Bookamer winning the pole-vault, Karrington Ketterer winning javelin and Madison Morella winning the long jump. For the boys, Billy Lott won the 3200 meter run while placing second in the 800 and 1600 to Beaver’s Riley Lamison. Keyshawn Gatto, Ricky Roth…


EC Junior High Drops Opener 15-4 to Seneca Valley

The Lady Wolverines jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after two innings against the Raiders at Stiefel Park. The lead would prove to be short lived as Seneca Valley plated nine runs in the third and fourth to win going away by a score of 15-4. Taylor Covert led the offense with three singles, two RBI’s and scored once. She also added two stolen bases. Madi Krugh and Olivia Battaglia each added singles and scored once. Zoe Maine and Chloe Sturgeon rounded out the seven hit attack with singles. Maine and Krugh also had stolen bases. Krugh took the…


Baseball/Softball Recap: Ellwood City and Riverside Pick up Wins

The Ellwood City girls softball team won their first conference game against New Brighton 14-0 in a total shutout yesterday. The game was secured in the first two innings by 11 runs. New Brighton had no hits the entire game. Camille Maine had four RBIs, while the team total was 14. Freshman Anna Ferrucci had three hits and three runs, the highest for each. Pitcher Skyla Greco had 14 strikeouts and zero hits against. The Lady Panthers host Laurel tomorrow. Riverside Defeats Freedom 11-1 The Riverside Panthers defeated Freedom 11-1 in a home non-conference game on Tuesday. Runs were distributed…


Ellwood Area Egg Hunt Committee Announces Winners and Thanks Sponsors

The Ellwood City Area Egg Hunt Committee thanks everyone who made the 23rd Annual Egg Hunt possible. This year’s egg hunt had over 600 children and 6,000 eggs. The winners of the golden eggs were October Freet, Malayna Means, Lena Rose Smith, Makenzie Michaels, Anastasis Ryan, Luca Carsele, Evelynn Newhart, Allison Weaver, Giulian Frisk, Brayden Heaton, Danny Viscuso, Julianna VanGorder, Stevie Sockaci, De’Asia Myers, Shakara Myers, Dakota Weldon, Seth Weldon, Logan Dickinson, Ariana Contino, Aidan Crepp, Hunter Krieser, Aaron Burk and Izzy Contino. The committee thanks those who portrayed characters:  Kaitlyn Wright and Catlain Froce as Elsa, Makaila Holsinger as…