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2018 Historical Society Scholarship Awards Announced

The Ellwood City Area Historical Society will award the Robert and Janice Barensfeld Scholarships of $1,500.00 each to two (2) graduating seniors in 2018 who have been accepted into an institution of higher learning. (i.e. 4 year, Trade School or Performing Arts) Please note the following requirements. 2018 graduating students from Lincoln High School and Riverside High School are eligible. One (1) scholarship will be available to both Lincoln and Riverside High Schools, providing all requirements are met, with a approval of the Ellwood City Area Historical Society’s scholarship committee. In case no student entries qualify from one (1) high…


Penn State Master Gardeners Announce Spring Symposium

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lawrence County are holding their spring symposium on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 135 Decker Drive in New Castle from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year’s program will feature four educational topics. Join Adam Haritan, a wild food enthusiast, researcher, and forager, as he presents “Spring Foraging for Wild Edible Plants”. Brandon Ratvasky, from Ratvasky Supply, will share “New Plants of 2018”. Penn State Extension Urban Forestry Associate Educator, Scott Sjolander, will present “A Practical Introduction to Assessing Tree Risk”. Come learn the art of bonsai, as Michael…


February Ellwood City Historical Society Meeting Notes

The Ellwood City Area Historical Society meeting held its monthly meeting Monday evening at the History Center.  The meeting was opened as President Everett Bleakney welcoming everyone, and explaining the mission of the Historical Society which is to protect, promote and preserve the Ellwood City Area History and,  to make it accessible to the people of Ellwood City. The Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag was led by World War II Veteran Guy Prestia. Everett acknowledged Kathy Powell and Karen Hungerford, guests from the Zelienople Historical Society.  Kathy related on the Zelienople Society and their functions there. Ron Geddes,…


PHOTOS: EC Wolves & Holy Redeemer Golf Bash

Over 400 people attended the Ellwood City Wolves and Holy Redeemer annual golf bash on Saturday at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Center. The Golf Bash, which featured prize drawings every 15 minutes, benefits educational endeavors.  In addition to the golf prizes, there was 50/50 drawing, table raffles, and a Chinese auction. The event grand prize included $500.00 cash and TaylorMade M1 Driver and FWD. photos submitted


EC Wrestling Closes Regular Season With Victory

Ellwood City finished their last match of the year last Friday with a 30-24 win against Fort Cherry.  Next Friday, February 16th the Wolverines will be traveling to Canon MacMillan to compete for the section and individual WPIAL Championships. Jake Alberts (106), Tyler Baird (126), Doug Balin (145), and Braden Strohecker (160) all collected match victories for the Wolverines. Full Results: Ellwood City (ECH) 30.00 Fort Cherry (FCH) 24.00 220: Double Forfeit 285: Double Forfeit 106: Jake  Alberts  (ECH) over Nasier Sutton (FCH) (MD 14-3) 113: Double Forfeit 120: Jacob Merriman (FCH) over Matt King (ECH) (Dec 6-3) 126: Tyler…


BC3 President and Ellport Native Selected For Top Award

(Jackson, Miss.) An organization with 3.2 million members in 10 countries has selected Dr. Nick Neupauer, president of Butler County Community College, to receive its highest honor, one that recognizes his commitment to BC3’s academic honor society and resolve to foster student success and empowerment, a Phi Theta Kappa regional coordinator said. Neupauer, an Ellport native and a 1985 graduate of Lincoln High School, will receive the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at the centennial celebration of Phi Theta Kappa on April 20 in Kansas City Phi Theta Kappa’s Rho Phi chapter at BC3 in 2017 reached the elite and ultimate…


Lawrence County ‘EdCamp’ Scheduled

February 2018– Lawrence County EdCamp, an educational conference like no other, will be held at two different locations in Lawrence County on Friday, February 16, 2018. The structure of the conference is very informal and educator-driven. All Lawrence County school districts have a professional development day scheduled into their calendars on February 16th. It was decided amongst the superintendents to try an EdCamp instead of canned presentations that may not fit all educators’ needs. The idea was brought to the superintendents by Joe Mancini, Superintendent of the Ellwood City Area School District. “I brought it up at one of our…


Monthly Mayor’s Advisory Meeting Recap

Mayor Court held his monthly Mayor’s Advisory Meeting recently discussing that dispite the 419 drug arrests since he has taken office, the fight against drugs in the area is gaining strength.  Mayor Court is working hard hand in hand with the Lawrence County DA to institute new strategies in this fight. Mayor Court will be speaking at the Rotary meeting on March 15th.  He will also appear at the Fireman’s Banquet on February 24, 2018. Although the fight against drugs is #1, there are many problems that must be attached to make Ellwood City all it can be.  For one,…


Promoting Agriculture and Local Food in Beaver County

Penn State Extension, Beaver County Tourism and Agricultural Preservation are hosting free informational sessions to hear from farmers and local food businesses about promoting Ag in Beaver County. The agricultural community of Beaver County, Pennsylvania is hosting three info sessions in each region of Beaver County to share opportunities for farmers, farm owners and local food & farm-related businesses to promote their business through Beaver County Tourism. The three informational sessions will occur as follows: Monday, February 12 2-4pm at Chippewa Township Municipal Meeting Room at 2811 Darlington Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Tuesday, February 13 2-4pm at New Sewickley…


Details & Strategy For New Downtown Development To Be Discussed

The local contractor and engineering firm, Lutz & Myers, will be holding an open forum and presentation Tuesday evening at 5:00pm regarding the new downtown development property located in the 500 block of Lawrence Avenue. The open forum will take place in the Ellwood City Municipal Building – Council Chambers (on 1st floor) located at 525 Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City PA 16117 beginning at 5:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served to those in attendance. Ron Lutz, owner of Lutz & Myers, Inc. of North Sewickley Twp., will be discussing details and strategy of the currently empty lot in the heart…