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Gibbons Announces Extension of Persian Gulf Veterans Benefits

HARRISBURG, Jan. 12 – State Rep Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, announced the application deadline for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program has been extended to Aug. 31, 2018. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, since 2008, the state has compensated more than 11,500 veterans for their service in the Persian Gulf conflict. Gibbons voted in favor of the law that extended the program. “Extending this program for applicants is the least we can do for the thousands of men and women who had to leave their families, jobs and livelihoods behind to serve our country in…

New Dimension Comics Hosts Walking Dead Creator and Artist Tony Moore

Pittsburgh– New Dimension Comics will be hosting a personal appearance by original creator and artist of “The Walking Dead” Tony Moore. The signing will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at our Pittsburgh Mills (Tarentum) location from 5 to 9 p.m. This tour is to highlight “The Walking Dead #150”. Attendees will be able to meet Tony Moore who will be sketching and signing books. He will also have a variety of merchandise and art prints, including a signed and numbered limited edition (only 100 produced) silkscreen tour poster. A free raffle will be held for a rare Walking…

Borough Council Forms Committees and Discusses Initial Agenda

The Ellwood City Borough Council announced committee assignments at its agenda setting meeting yesterday. Newly elected president Connie MacDonald consolidated four of the committees into two, reducing the total number from eight to six. In addition, MacDonald instituted a new policy of asking visitors at the conclusion of the meeting for questions and comments. There were none yesterday however. He also specified that the executive session held before the agenda meeting was for legal issues and wage issues. The regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19 instead of Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day….

Borough Live Christmas Tree Disposal

Residents may drop off their live Christmas Trees at the Public Works Garage from now until Jan. 31. The garage is located on Glen Avenue and Sixth Street and trees may be dropped off at any time. All items must be removed from the tree and as a reminder, only live trees are eligible. In addition, picnic shelter reservations will begin on the fourth Monday in February (Feb. 22) for Borough residents and begin on the fourth Monday in March (Mar. 28) for non-borough residents.

EllwoodCity.org Site Redesign Survey

With 2016 underway, we are looking for reader feedback regarding our site redesign. Thank you to all those who participated in our 2015 end-of-year survey. We appreciate and consider everyone’s suggestions. Our new site features a more contemporary interface and a mobile-friendly platform and resolves several technical issues of our previous design. In addition, we restored reader comments and have further incorporated social media sharing. Our new site is not static, and we are always looking for means of improvement. If you have any suggestions about additions, changes or wish something from the old site restored, please take a moment…

Real Estate Transfers from December 2015

Courtesy of the Register & Recorder section of the Lawrence County Government Center in New Castle, the following are real estate transfers from the Ellwood City Area for December of 2015: Ellwood City 220 Patricia Drive; Jason and Jamie Blando to Jordan DiBucci for $137,700. 520 Mount Vernon Drive; Christopher and Ashley Freed to Kenneth and Geraldine Schmidt for $81,500. 520 Spring Ave; Kenneth and Tracy Kriess to Pennsylvania CVS Pharmacy LLC for $115,000. 522 Spring Ave; James and Delores Donley to Pennsylvania CVS Pharmacy LLC for $135,000. 922 Third St; Jeffrey and Reneta Hart to Angela Berger for $89,000….

United Fund Campaign Extended to Jan. 31, 2016

The United Fund is short of its goal of $50,000 by $18,000. We really need the help of the community now. Please give. Live united. Every year the United Fund asks for the community and surrounding area for its generous support. We need the support so we can continue to help meet the needs of our friends and neighbors. The Ellwood City United Fund is a year round organization that helps to provide funds to the agencies that provide services to the Ellwood City area. More than ever, we need the support of the community today, now. Your donation will…

Ellwood Wrestlers Win Gold and Silver at MAC Championships

Ellwood City’s Tyler Alberts won his weight bracket in the MAC championships held on Saturday, Jan. 9. Alberts went 6-0 to claim the top spot in the 126 weight bracket. Tyler Baird also earned a medal as runner-up in the 113 category. Other wrestlers for Ellwood City were: 120: Carter Macmurdo, fifth place 145: Angelo Battaglia, sixth 152: Christian Kerr, sixth 195: John Jefferson seventh 220: Jeremy Figurel eight As a team, Ellwood City placed eighth out of 14. Baird/Alberts Results: 113 1. Alex Hornfeck, Mars Fall 1:24 2. Tyler Baird, Ellwood City 3. Jacob Ealy, Hopewell 6-2 4. J.R….

Painting Project Spruces Up Ellwood City Family Center

It was with great excitement that Mayor Anthony J. Court worked on a program with Marion Owens of Sherwin Williams to spruce up the Ellwood City Family Center with complimentary paint and professional painters. It was a great success and Mayor Court thanks everyone involved in getting this program successfully off the ground. Gratitude and thanks from everyone at the Ellwood City Family Center to all involved, including Marian Owens, the Manager of Ellwood City Sherwin Williams, for supplying paint, and the painters who include Tom Milnes, Chris Owens and Shannon Lucas, who donated their time painting. The Mayor and…

Weekly Basketball Recap: Ellwood Overcomes 10 Point Deficit For Win Against Beaver

The Ellwood City Wolverines defeated the Beaver Bobcats 61-58 in Tuesday’s home conference game. For most of the game, it didn’t seem Ellwood City would pull through. The Wolverines were left behind as the Bobcasts outscored them 29-19 in the first half. The teams scored an even 16-16 in the third quarter, so Beaver merely had to maintain its lead for the duration of the game. However, the Wolverines counterattacked, closing the gap and pulling ahead 26-13. In the last few seconds, senior Dave DeLoia hit the final field goal, securing the win. Ellwood’s Ricky Roth led the Wolverines with…