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Ellwood City Area Historical Society: Some Gave All

This is the second of four releases presented by the Ellwood City Historical Society concerning the “We Can Do It!”, exhibit to be held at the History Center, 310 Fifth Street, Ellwood City. SOME GAVE ALL It was a recognition you didn’t want but it was a solemn honor you received with great dignity.   Dread accompanied your initiation, but once you were a member, nothing could dissuade you from the reverent pride in being a part of this special group.  The usual notification occurred by a letter or telegram from the War Department that someone you cherished was KIA (Killed-In-Action)…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for the Week of November 13, 2017

Activities for the week at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. – Classics Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “In Cold Blood,” by Truman Capote. New members are welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday,  November 14, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — Family Laptime, designed for babies as young as 6 months of age, toddlers and preschoolers. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. Call the library for more information. Wednesday, November 15, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for…


Public Invited to Union Employee Press Conference Tonight

The following press release was submitted: Ellwood City, PA – Ellwood City School’s blue-collar union employees, members of 32BJ SEIU, will set the record straight on stalled negotiations with the School Board on Thursday, November 9 at 6:45 p.m. outside of Lincoln High School. The District’s longtime custodians and food service workers have been in talks for a new contract with the Board since March. The Board announced this spring it would consider outsourcing the 80 workers’ jobs and began to take contractor proposals. In an effort to help the Board find a solution, the Union submitted its own cost-saving…


Cast of Portersville Christian School’s Production of Antigone Announced

Local students in Portersville Christian School’s Production of Antigone – Cast and Crew Portersville, PA. The cast and crew of Portersville Christian School’s Fine Arts Committee’s modern English production of Sophocles’ Antigone has been announced. The Greek tragedy, the third chronologically of Sophocles’ Theban plays, will be presented Thursday, November 9, Friday, November 10 and Saturday November 11 at 7 PM each night, at the school, 343 East Portersville Road/Rt. 488 East, Portersville PA 16051. The director is Ryan Wise. Cast includes: Creon……………………….Danny Schlachter of Ellwood City, Senior Antigone…………………….Alexis Konar of Butler, Junior Ismene…………………..….Amy Miller of Cranberry Township, Junior Haemon…………………….Aidan…


Request for Proposals for Lawrence Avenue Lots

Notice is hereby given that Ellwood City Revitalization (ECR) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 509 / 511 Lawrence Avenue (Parcel lD #12-016800) and 513 / 515 Lawrence Avenue (Parcel lD #12-005300). These are two contiguous lots in Ellwood City’s downtown. Through the RFP, ECR is seeking to select a qualified developer that will redevelop the property in a manner consistent with the Borough’s current zoning ordinance and specifically C-3 Downtown Commercial District Regulations – Pedestrian Dominant uses. In addition, the proposed design must follow the Central Business District Guidelines by Town Center Associates. The…


Ellwood City Area Historical Society: On the Eve of Destruction

This is the first of four releases presented by the Ellwood City Historical Society concerning the “We Can Do It!”, exhibit to be held at the History Center, 310 Fifth Street, Ellwood City. ON THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION The local newspaper featured a cartoon Santa warning readers that there were only 15 shopping days left before Christmas.  In what may have been an omen of global warming, the high temperature the day before had reached a balmy 62 degrees, so this reminder of the approaching holiday may have seemed mistaken to the locals who, nonetheless, went about their business as…


Mayor’s Advisory Meeting Recap

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 Mayor Court held his monthly Mayor’s Advisory meeting. Discussion of many topics including the upcoming Drug Take-Back program that would be held by the Police Department and the Halloween Parade that will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Other topics discussed were the street improvement in and throughout Ellwood City are nearly complete. These improvements are considered to be a “Temporary Inconvenience” with permanent improvements to our city.  The Mayor thanks everyone for their patience during this process. There have been 412 drug arrests to date since Mayor Court took office and he pledges…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of November 6, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, November 7, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — Family Laptime, designed for babies as young as 6 months of age, toddlers and preschoolers. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a program designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information….


United Fund Annual Campaign

The United Fund will start its annual campaign drive on October 1st for the year 2018. Over the past few years, we find ourselves behind in meeting weekly goals to reach the $50,000.00 that is needed to support the United Fund agencies. We usually receive donations and pledges that equal approximately 80% of what is needed. We would encourage everyone in the Ellwood City area to reflect on what they may share with others who are less fortunate than ourselves, so we can make a difference in their lives. The Ellwood City United Fund has been serving the community for…


Earn Up To Six Credits in BC3’s First 5-Week Winter Session

Butler, Pa- Butler County Community College’s first 100-percent online five-week winter session will allow its own and guest students to earn up to six credits through Jan. 22 and remain on track for graduation, or make a spring semester schedule more manageable, according to BC3’s dean of admissions. The college’s winter session, to be held from Dec. 18 to Jan. 22, will feature courses in elementary statistics, general psychology, health science, human growth and development, intermediate algebra, introduction to art, microcomputers, principles of management and principles of sociology. BC3’s credits transfer to public, private, state-related and online institutions. “Students save…