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Relay for Life Upcoming Events

Dine and Dance                                                                          Saturday, August 20, 2016                                        The American Cancer Society 28th Annual Lawrence County Gala, Dine and Dance will be held at the New Castle Country Club on Saturday, August 20th.  This event benefits the programs and services of the American Cancer Society in Lawrence County.  Included in the event will be the second annual dance contest along with great food and raffles.  Tickets may be purchased and donations may be made to our dance contestants by visiting our website at lawrencecountygala.org.  For more information contact Margie Smith at Margie.smith@cancer.org or 724-222-6911.   Relay For Life Event Leadership…


Ellport “Burglary”

On Friday, details were given about police being called to a residential home in Ellport after a man pulled a gun on what he believed were burglars, in his house. Fortunately, the whole incident was a misunderstanding and no one got hurt. The man who thought his house was being robbed was apparently unaware that his house had been sold in a Sheriffs Auction and was now under new ownership. The new owner hired a group of teenagers to help clean up the property. Coincidentally at the same time the teens were there working, the previous owner arrived on the…


5th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup

Calling All Volunteers & Supporters! The 5th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup is approaching! Please help us restore this important waterway back to its beautiful, natural state by removing the physical garbage that consumes it. So far we have removed over 200,000 pounds of garbage, including over 2,000 tires from just 30 miles of the 50 mile waterway! This year we are focusing on a 12 mile stretch, starting in Harmony and ending in Fombell. This is the first year the cleanup is in Butler and Beaver Counties! Join us in doing a good thing for the environment and community while…


Ellwood City School Board August Meeting Brief

The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City Area School Board meeting held on Aug. 11: Awards/Recognition The following teachers received EcoLab Visions of Learning Teacher Grants for the 2016-17 school year: Jill Folino- $1071 for 72 sets of headphones for classroom tablets Dana Stelitano- $500 online computer program for speech Seth Rosenberger- $2287 materials designated for learning through kinesthetics Chris Costa- $3000 designated for use of the Mark lab Facility at Perry Megan Berty- $2987 designated for PA Common Core Standards Materials Brittany Severn- $2586 for reading resource books Sheery Shearer- $2100 hands on learning for reading,…


Local Artist Invites All to See His Dinosaur Replicas

George Shean, a disabled veteran living on Rhode Island Avenue in Ellwood, encourages all in the area to come by and view the replica T-Rex skeletons he has designed and displayed on his front lawn. There are currently two replicas, one is a large T-Rex which stands six feet tall, four and a half feet wide, 23 feet in length and took roughly eight months to complete, then there is a smaller T-Rex, reaching a maximum length of nine feet, that stands guard over their replica T-Rex nest. In order to create the replicas, Shean stated that he starts out…


Ellwood City Public Library Activities for the Week of Aug 15

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, August 15, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “American Ghost,” by Janis Owens. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a new concept in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. These weekly sessions are returning to Wednesday mornings now that summer is drawing to a close. Call the…


Opinion: Leaving EllwoodCity.org

I have moved on in life and will soon no longer be the journalist at EllwoodCity.org. This is goodbye. Rather than having an abrupt end date, I will more or less fade out while the next journalist moves in and starts another chapter of Ellwoodian adventures. To answer questions about what I’m doing next: I have a position with a company that does a thing somewhere. Rather than say much, I have included links of articles I wrote that are important to me. A Farewell to Carmike Plaza (Lots of memories going to this theater) Ellwood’s Petrak is the Swimming…


Ellwood City Company Signs Contract with North Allegheny School District

Ellwood City-based marketing company Thought Process Enterprises (TPE) recently signed a contract with North Allegheny School District forming a partnership that will allow advertisements on the district’s website as a means of generating revenue for the district. With school districts facing increasing financial difficulties, some districts have looked for alternative means to raise money beyond tax revenue and government funding. TPE helps districts in their search for additional income. Through their online advertising division, EDGEclick Advertising, TPE has created a network school districts that earn supplemental revenue through banner ads on the school district’s website. North Allegheny is the 36th…


Pie Festival!

The Annual Pie Festival hosted by the Lincoln Blue Band will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Helling Stadium. The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. This is a special event to kick off the Blue Band’s fall entertainment. All Blue Band members and fall sport team members will be announced. Each member will receive a free piece of pie. Each ticket is $4.00 and for each ticket sold before the festival the band member will receive $1.00 for their band account. If you need more tickets, they will be in…


Mayor Presented with Gold Watch

Ellwood City Mayor Anthony Court was recognized by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association for outstanding achievements in High School athletics in his 32 years of service. He was presented with a gold watch at the Awards banquet held at the Hilton in Harrisburg on August 6, 2016. Court has officiated numerous state play-off games including Western State finals and PA State finals in his illustrious 32 year career. Court is also in three Sports Hall of Fame, Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame for his softball playing ability, Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame as a baseball and softball player and the Pittsburgh…