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Riverside Relay Team Wins WPIAL, Two Individuals Qualify for PIAA Swimming

Spring sports season has officially started but for an elite few, winter sports goes on. At the WPIAL swimming competition last Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, four Riverside girls and one boy qualified for the PIAA next week. The girls claimed one win in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.53. The team consists of junior Erica King, junior Alana Nulph, freshman Meghan Rosendale and senior Kelly Krechowski. It wasn’t an easy season. The team struggled with injuries and illnesses. Indeed, the qualifying relay team had only swam together as a unit once before. “We…


St. Elias Orthodox Church to Celebrate Start of Great Lent on March 14

St. Elias Orthodox Church (425 Cherry Way, Ellwood City), joining together with fellow Orthodox Christians worldwide, will start Great Lent on Monday, March 14. These special 40 days, followed by Holy Week, are the spiritual preparation for the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ. A time for repentance, it’s also a time of joyfulness and renewal of minds and hearts, with prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Please consult St. Elias Church’s website at www.sainteliasellwood.webs.com to view the monthly schedule of services, including those for Great Lent, Holy Week, and Orthodox Easter (Pascha) celebrated on May 1. All are welcome to attend….


Portersville Christian School Information Night/Open House

Portersville Christian School will hold an Information Night/Open House on March 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. for families interested in enrolling students for the 2016-17 school year. The school is accepting student applications and registrations prior to the release of the tuition schedule at the end of March 2016. In addition to kindergarten, there are openings in most grade levels for fall of 2016. Interested families who have students entering kindergarten and grades 7 and 9 are encouraged to apply early, since these grades tend to fill up fast. Portersville Christian School (PCS) provides a distinctively Christian education to students…


Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Day to Be Held at CCBC

Monaca, PA – With a focus on increasing awareness of the job opportunities and career pathways associated with the energy and advanced manufacturing industries, the Beaver County Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Partnership is hosting a Student and Parent Forum at CCBC on Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Middle school and high school students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn about training and career opportunities available in the energy and manufacturing industries through panel discussions, interactive displays, and educational exhibitor presentations. “This is a great opportunity for parents and youth to meet area employers from…


Ellwood, Riverside Athletes Advance to PIAA Competition

Although the winter sports season has largely concluded, local athletes are still experiencing the post-season in swimming and wrestling. Over the weekend, two Ellwood and five Riverside athletes qualified for the PIAA competition. Both schools are in Class AA. Correction: [Riverside sophomore Dean Kralic also qualified for the swimming PIAA.] Taylor Petrak- Ellwood City Swimming Ellwood City may not have a swimming pool or swimming team but that doesn’t slow down junior Taylor Petrak, who competes individually and practices at other schools’ pools. At the WPIAL competition last Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, Petrak won the 50-yard…


Paint Party to Benefit Women’s Retreat

There are still seats for our paint party, so pick up the phone and call. This is the final week! We are hosting a Paint Party as a fundraiser for the next Women’s Retreat. You many have never been to a party like this! Come join us at Fellowship Hall in North Sewickley Presbyterian Church on Chapel Drive on Saturday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. The party will be fun and a beautiful painting will be completed by everyone there. No need to be embarrassed as everyone’s eye is different and each painting is unique, whether you can…


Relay for Life Upcoming Events

Looking For A Few Good Persons As the Ellwood City Relay For Life starts its 2016 year, we are in search of individuals that are outstanding in working with the community to lead our committee to greater rewards than in years past. Even if you have just a few moments in your busy schedule, we could use your guidance and knowledge. Openings are in the areas of Chairperson, Sponsorship, Team recruitment, Chinese Auction, Logistics and Survivors. You are invited to join us at our committee meetings to learn more about these openings and other places your service can be helpful…


Ellwood City Library Activities Week of March 7, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — “Family Laptime,” an interactive story time for babies as young as 6 months old as well as for toddlers and preschoolers. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. This spring session runs through April 19. Registration is requested, so call the library now at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, March 8, at 4 p.m. – The library’s Anniversary Committee will meet to discuss upcoming events, including an “Author’s Fair” celebration scheduled for April 29. Call the…



Real Estate Transfers for February

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 February of 2016: Ellwood City 700 June Lee St; Jared and Emily Mazzant to American International Relocation Solutions LLC for $164,900. 124 Fifth St; Joseph and Edythe Bellissimo to PA CVS Pharmacy LLC for $425,000. 120 Fifth St; Wesley Ann Calve to CVS PHarmacy LLC for $200,000. 516 Spring Ave; Mary Dorer and Wesley Calve to CVS Pharmacy LLC for $240,000. 516 Spring Ave; Ellwood City Borough to CVS Pharmacy for $20,000….