Articles by EllwoodCity.org Staff

Letter to the Editor: We Can’t Allow Fear to Dictate Policy

by Anthony Deluca, Lincoln High Class of 2009 A high school teacher of mine, Rick DeLoia, taught me (along with many others who paid attention) that the United States of America is great because we protect the freedoms of the minority groups and that goes further than race/ethnicity. That concept applies to any group who thinks differently than the majority of the population. There was a time in the United States when we put the Japanese in camps, because as a nation we were scared and didn’t know what to do. Since 9/11 it’s been the Muslim people under scrutiny,…




Weekly Sports Schedule

Monday No games scheduled. Tuesday 3:30 p.m. Riverside boys tennis at Quaker Valley 3:30 p.m. Ellwood track v Beaver home 3:45 p.m. Riverside track at Blackhawk 4 p.m. Riverside baseball v Freedom at home 4 p.m. Ellwood City baseball at Shenango 4 p.m. Ellwood softball at New Brighton 4 p.m. Riverside softball v Mohawk home Wednesday 4 p.m. Riverside baseball at Blackhawk 4:30 p.m. Ellwood baseball v West Allegheny home Thursday 3:30 p.m. Riverside tennis v Blackhawk home 3:30 p.m. Ellwood tennis at Beaver 4 p.m. Riverside baseball v Beaver home 5 p.m. Ellwood softball v Laurel home 5 p.m….


Lawrence County Lightning Squirt Hockey Team Covert traveled to Cleveland Plays in the Rock and Roll Cleveland Cup Ice Hockey Tournament.

The Lawrence County Lightning Squirt Hockey Team Covert traveled to Cleveland this past weekend to play in the Rock and Roll Cleveland Cup Ice Hockey Tournament. The team is comprised of 16 kids from nine School Districts, four counties and two states. They play their home games at Hess Ice Rink in New Castle. On Friday night the Lightning matched up against the Pittsburgh Predators, where the team fought through first period jitters en route to a 4-1 win. Saturday morning, the Lightning faced off with the Southpointe Rink Rats. The Lightning struck quickly jumping out to a 3-1 first…


Student Athletes Recognized at MAC Banquet

The Midwestern Athletic Conference held it’s 58th annual student athlete recognition banquet Wednesday night at the Fez in Hopewell. Each year the MAC honors one boy and one girl from each school district in the conference for displaying excellence on the field, court, classroom and community. This years recipients are Allie McKelvey and Nick Ioanilli from Lincoln High School and Morgan Bailey and Jason Dambach from Riverside. This year’s program, which included a Gala Buffet, was enjoyed by the students, family members, coaches and school representative from each district. After dinner the students were announced by on-air personality Chris Shovlin…


Wolverines Tennis Team Sweeps Panthers

The Ellwood City tennis team swept a match against rival Riverside on Monday. In singles, Ellwood’s Christian Mittica, Trey Houk and Patrick Pawlak defeated Panther opponents Tyler Squicquero, Tyler McDonough and Hunter Paff. The Wolverines also won both double matches to win the entire match 5-0. Singles Home Team Set Scores Visitors Ellwood City 1 2 3 H V Riverside 1 Christian Mittica 6 – 4 3 – 6 7 – 5 X 1 Tyler Squicquero 2 Trey Houk 2 – 6 6 – 4 6 – 4 X 2 Tyler McDonough 3 Patrick Pawlak 6 – 4 6 –…


Ellwood City Borough Council Meeting Brief

The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City Borough Council meeting on Monday, March 21. Announcements There will be a special council meeting Thursday, March 24 at 8 a.m. to approve renovation plans for the rear of the Municipal Building. Picnic shelter reservations will begin on March 28 for non-Borough residents. There will be a Young Republicans debate on April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building auditorium. The Ellwood City Police Department will have a drug take back program for unused or expired medication on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Municipal…


Police: Woman Assaults Woman after Extended Argument

Woman Assaults Woman According to the criminal complaint, on Thursday, March 17, at 4 a.m. , officers were dispatched to a Fifth Street apartment for a domestic disturbance. When the officers arrived they could hear screaming coming from the upstairs apartment. Officers entered the apartment and made contact with the victim and the defendant, Melissa Star Sabo, 35. When questioned, Sabo stated that they merely arguing. However, the victim stated that Sabo had harassed and threatened her. She also said that Sabo had  slammed her by the neck onto the bed and began choking her. The victim stated that she…


Photos: 23rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

Nearly 600 children collected 6,000 eggs Saturday morning at the 23rd Annual Community Easter Egg hunt. The event, for children nine and under, took place at the Ewing Park tennis courts. Children hunted the eggs scattered throughout the courts, collecting candy and prizes. In addition to eggs filled with candy, hundreds of eggs had slips of paper redeemable for prizes, and 25 special eggs provided a super prize of a large Easter Basket with a stuffed animal and candy.