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Bernstine Announces Scholarship Awards to Local Teachers for Innovative Learning Projects

ELLWOOD CITY – State Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today announced four local educators who work at schools in the 10th Legislative District were awarded scholarships to help implement innovative, career-oriented classroom projects. The scholarships were personally funded by Bernstine as a result of his annual mandated cost-of-living adjustment from the state House of Representatives, which he received Jan. 1. “I have always believed in being a good steward of taxpayer dollars,” Bernstine said. “We hear all the time that there’s not enough money going to our classrooms, so I thought our local classrooms would be a great place to reinvest…


Girls Can Learn STEM, Robot-Building and Programming in Free BC3 Events

Butler, PA – Girls in grades 7 to 9 can hone their understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics by building and programming the latest LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots in two free programs debuting at Butler County Community College. BC3 will offer for the first time a “Girls One-Day STEM Challenge” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27, and a 12-session “Girls Rule the World with STEM” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 through April 25. Seating is limited for both opportunities, which are free to participants as a result of the Arconic Foundation’s $20,000 donation to…


Community Development Grant Survey Form

The Borough of Ellwood City is trying to utilize grant funds for street improvements on Franklin Avenue from Second Street to the dead end (heading west). A “Community Development Block Grant Survey Form” was hand-delivered to the residents living within this targeted area. It is imperative that the surveys are completed and returned to the Borough as soon as possible. As a condition of the grant the residents living in this area have to meet a certain income guidelines. Hence, the reason for the survey. Failure for the Borough to obtain this necessary information will prevent the project from being…


PHOTO: EC Wrestlers Place at Mercer Tournament

Three Ellwood City wrestlers place at Mercer Tournament this weekend; Austin Walley took second place, Jake Alberts and Donavin Chambers tied for third. The official results for Ellwood City @ Mercer VFW Tournament (01/19 – 01/20/2018) are posted below: Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood City Hs) – DNP Shane Slicker (West Middlesex Hs) over Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood City Hs) (Fall 1:22) Justin Upperman (Greenville Hs) over Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood City Hs) (Fall 1:32) Jake Alberts (Ellwood City Hs) – DNP Jake Alberts (Ellwood City Hs) over Zack Herrman (Sharpsville Area Hs) (Dec 7-0) Vincen Rinella (Meadville Area Hs) over Jake Alberts (Ellwood…


Syrian Visits Riverside, Discusses Middle Eastern Life With Students

On Thursday, January 18, Mr. Osama Alomar visited Riverside High School to speak to Mrs. Boots’ World Cultures classes, Mrs. Frank’s English classes, and Mrs. Pinchot’s AP Journalism classes. His visit is thanks to a generous grant from the Riverside Community Education Foundation. Mrs. Boots’ World Cultures classes are completing a unit on the Middle East, so had plenty of questions for Mr. Alomar about his life in Syria, his opinion of President Assad, and his assessment of the violence in Syria. Mrs. Frank prepared her students by reading a non-fiction piece from the Pittsburgh City Paper (September 20, 2017)…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for the Week of January 22, 2018

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, January 23, at 4:00 p.m. – The Library Anniversary Committee members will meet to discuss ideas for fundraising activities for 2018. New members are welcome. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, January 24, 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. Wednesday, January 24, at 3:00 p.m. –…


Ellwood City Wolverines Lose to Farrell

Although Anthony Roth put 14 points on the scoreboard, Lincoln fell to Farrell 45-43 Wednesday night in non-section play.   Kyi Wright connected on a driving shot with under five seconds the play that turned into the game winner for Farrell. Ellwood City Wolverines scored early in the game, boasting a 19-18 lead at the half, but Farrell ultimately came back for the victory after trailing by three points entering the final frame.  Wright finished with a game-high 21 points for Farrell (10-18 shooting, 8 rebounds). With seven points, Roth saw his best shooting performance in the third period. Luca Botti…


Bernstine, Local Mayors Issue Letter Encouraging Relocation of Businesses to 10th District

Ellwood City- Citing a recently passed storm water management tax as motivation, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today issued a letter to business owners in the City of New Castle inviting them to consider relocating to municipalities in the 10th Legislative District. Ellwood City Mayor Tony Court, Beaver Falls Mayor George Quay, New Brighton Mayor Tom Albanese and Slippery Rock Mayor J.D. Longo also signed the letter, which cited lower property taxes and no wage tax on employees as reasons to relocate to their municipalities. “We know that keeping property taxes low and creating an environment where you can work effectively…


GROUNDBREAKING – New ECF Office

Ellwood City, PA—Ellwood City Forge (ECF) is pleased to break ground today on a significant renovation and expansion of its office facilities. The Forge has been in continuous operation on its Ellwood City site for 108 years, since its founding in 1910, and continues to invest for another 100 years and more of manufacturing in Ellwood City. Having outgrown its vintage 1965 office building, which housed 18 offices, 14 workstations and one conference room, the company carefully considered its opportunities for expansion. With a site bounded by the Connoquenessing Creek to the North and constrained by the rail line to…


Lincoln High Graduate Named to WPCC All-Academic Team

Butler, PA– Madison Morella, a 2017 Lincoln High graduate and freshman on a Butler County Community College volleyball team that in October captured its 14th Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference title since 1977, is one of 19 BC3 fall sports athletes named to the WPCC all-academic team. Morella, who achieved high honors, was a middle hitter on a BC3 squad that posted an 18-6 record and whose WPCC crown was its ninth under coach Rob Snyder and third in a row after sweeping the Community College of Beaver County on Oct. 22. To be eligible for the WPCC all-academic team, student-athletes…