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Local Sports Schedule Week of May 9

Monday 2:30 p.m. Riverside softball at Beaver Falls, completion of suspended game 4 p.m. Ellwood softball at Hopewell Tuesday 3:30 p.m. Riverside track and field vs. Union home 4 p.m. Riverside baseball vs. South Park home, postponed from May 9 6 p.m. Riverside softball at Ellwood, senior recognition Wednesday 4 p.m. Riverside baseball at Hopewell Thursday 2 p.m. Ellwood and Riverside track and field WPIAL individual qualifiers at Shady Side 4 p.m. Ellwood baseball at New Castle Friday No games scheduled Saturday No game scheduled



Photos: National Day of Prayer

Ellwood City observed National Day of Prayer with a gathering in the Community Plaza on Lawrence Avenue at noon yesterday. “Wake Up America” was the theme. It was the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. Rev. Norina Owens of Women of Faith International Inc. gave the welcome. State Representative Jaret Gibbons, D-10, gave the greeting and pledge. Janelle Fox, a student at Lincoln High School, sung the national anthem. 10 local pastors prayed for topics including business, churches, education and more. Connie MacDonald, Ellwood City council president, provided closing remarks. Suzanne Bleakney, Ellwood City Community Partnership, spoke on behalf of…



Photos: CVS Construction

Photos from April 15 and May 6 showing the progress of the CVS Pharmacy construction on Fifth and Spring Avenue. Construction is expected to be finished by late summer/early fall. Also included is a photo of the renovation to the rear of the Ellwood City Municpial Building. The unused restrooms have been removed to make way for a new handicap ramp. Photos by Jonathan Cortez/EllwoodCity.org.


Local Radio Station Open House

WXED 107.3FM will host an open house on May 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of Dayspring Harvest Ministries on 316 Sixth St. meet the staff record a free “shout out” watch a live on-air DJ watch someone interviewed on air learn how to be involved with the community radio station There will be refreshments, live entertainment, a question and answer session and a tour of the facilities.


Gibbons to Host Long-Term Care and Protection Seminar

BEAVER FALLS – State Rep Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, will be hosting a seminar to inform the public on how to protect people’s financial investments, long-term care and estate planning. The free event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Beaver Falls Library, 1301 7th Ave. Beaver Falls. The seminar is being presented by a local professional in the insurance industry. Gibbons said the seminar will give residents a chance to become better informed about their investments and they will be able to ask questions about long-term care if they should ever need it….


National Day of Prayer to Be Observed Today in Ellwood

“Wake Up America” is the theme of the annual Ellwood City National Day of Prayer observance at noon today in the Community Plaza on Lawrence Avenue. Special music will precede the program at 11:45 a.m., presented by Matt Reynolds of Word Alive Church. This is the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. Planned program speakers include: the Rev. Norina Owens, Women of Faith International Inc. welcome State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-10, Franklin Township, greeting and pledge Janelle Fox, a Lincoln High School student, national anthem the Rev. Cliff Reynolds, Word Alive Church, prayer for government the Rev. Sean Brubaker, Calvin…


Borough Encourages Residents in Ellwood and Surrounding Area to Register for CodeRED Emergency Notifications

The Ellwood City Borough has announced the launch of CodeRED, a community alert notification system. All borough residents and those in the Ellwood City area are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED alerts. Those enrolled in the system will receive emergency notifications such as power outages or Amber alerts as well as other notifications such as road closures and snow plow schedules. Residents can sign up to receive notifications via home phone, cell phone and/or text message. Registration can be completed on the borough’s website, by mail or in person at the Ellwood City Municipal Building. Council President Connie MacDonald…


Last Day for Ellwood Tax Discounts Extended to May 16

The last day for Ellwood City property taxpayers to receive discounts has been extended one day to May 16. Borough tax collector Mary Ann Portugallo’s office hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 16. The tax collector’s office is in the Ellwood City Municipal Building at 525 Lawrence Ave. Her office is normally closed on Mondays but will be open because the original discount deadline fell on a Sunday. The office will also be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday but tax discounts won’t be available. Fore more information, call 724-758-9673.