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Inmetco and Parent Company Horsehead File for Bankruptcy

Horsehead Holding Corp. and its affiliated companies, including Ellwood City-based Inmetco, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to published sources, Horsehead missed a $1.9 million payment and saw its stock drop more than 90 percent. Horsehead Holding Corp. is based in Pittsburgh and owns seven affiliated facilities, including Inmetco, a battery recycling plant. In a press release on Jan. 22, Horsehead announced it was temporarily idling its zinc plant in Mooresboro*, N.C. The plant opened in June 2014 after Horsehead shut down a facility in Beaver County. A press release on Feb. 2 announced that…


Police: Endangering Welfare of Children

Endangering Welfare of Children An Ellwood City man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child following an incident on Jan. 25. According to to the criminal complaint, Bronson Lane, 26, of Wampum Ave., was walking with his one-year old daughter on Madison Ave while the child was barefoot and insufficiently dressed. The temperature was around 35 degrees. Prior to this, Lane had assaulted his girlfriend while she was holding his daughter. After forcing the victim to hand over the child, he proceeded outside. He was charged with simple assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of children. Man Shoplifts…


Riverside Beaver County School District Presents “Seussical”

The Riverside High School Theater will present the family musical, “Seussical” on March 3 through March 6 in the high school auditorium. A cast of over 100 students from the high school, middle school and elementary will participate in the production. This is the 53nd Anniversary of Theater at Riverside, so we hope you can join us for this landmark show. “Oh, the things you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens…


Kyree’s Dream Team “Eat at Pizza Joe’s” Fundraiser

Let Pizza Joe’s make your lunch and dinner and support Kyree’s Dream Team at the same time! All you need to do is call your order in to Pizza Joe’s Ellwood City and bring a printout of this release with you. Pizza Joe’s Ellwood City will donate 15 percent of your order back to Kyree’s Dream Team! The event is Tuesday, Feb. 2. Pick up only. In order to make the most money for Kyree’s Dream Team we can not accept any coupons, discounts or specials with this fundraiser. Offer valid at Ellwood City Pizza Joe’s Only. 128 Spring Ave….


Opinion: Taxpayers Don’t Stipulate Terms of Use

“It’s our property because we’re the tax payers,” said every American at some in their life. Upon first thought, this argument seems solid or at least something you can throw at elected officials when they make a decision you don’t like. After all, public property is for public use. Our tax dollars pay to upkeep it and we elect people to oversee the use of it, so we expect that when we want to use it, we can. However, it’s a bit more involved than it simply being “our property.” We pay taxes for the US government to manufacture stealth…


Iowa Caucus Results: Clinton Wins Democratic, Cruz Wins Republican, Both by One Delegate

Iowa- The results for the first primary of the 2016 presidential election season are in. In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton won, if by the smallest margin, grabbing 22 delegates while Bernie Sanders claimed 21. Sanders only tailed Clinton by 0.2 of a percent. Thus, only two candidates remain viable contenders for the Democratic ticket. The third Democratic candidate, Martin O’Malley, dropped out of the race this morning. Iowa has 27 delegates for the Republican Party, which were more evenly distributed. Ted Cruz won, claiming eight. Donald Trump and Marco Rubio each had seven. Three of the other nine candidates…


Ellwood Girls Basketball Thrashes Lincoln Park

Karrington Ketterer scored the game high of 14 points in yesterday’s away win against Lincoln Park. The Ellwood City girls basketball team maintained a steady lead through the first three quarters. Although Lincoln Park’s offense struck back in the final quarter, scoring 12-6, they didn’t overcome Ellwood’s lead, ending the game 42-32. In addition to Ketterer, Allie McKelvey and Emily Brown each scored seven points. Other scorers for Ellwood were Breonna Streit, six; Natalie Greco, four; Cortni Prine, three; and Isabella Roth, one.    


Six CCBC Student-Athletes Achieve WPCC All-Academic Honors

Monaca– Six Community College of Beaver County student-athletes earned a place on the Fall 2015 Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) All-Academic Team. Four women’s volleyball players and two men’s basketball players were regionally recognized for achieving honors or high honors in the classroom. To earn the honor award, student-athletes must achieve a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA. To earn the high honors award, student athletes must achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher. “Through the combined resources of the new Titan Learning Center and a new Student-Athlete Academic Success Facilitator, Lauren Susan, we are already seeing the positive impacts these approaches can…


New Dimension Comics Presents Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show: Butcon

Pennsylvania comic book chain New Dimension Comics presents its annual convention, the Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show, in Butler. The convention will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at Clearview Mall (Butler) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the mall’s center court. Attendees can take advantage of our freebies and giveaways. All attendees will have a chance to win one of our raffle prizes – winners will be pulled every half hour. Darth Vader will be in attendance from noon to 3 p.m., along with other Star Wars costumed characters. Local artists John Martin, Jack Vasvary and Roy Hughes will…


Former U.S. Rep. Melissa Hart Endorses Bernstine in 10th District Campaign Releases Strong Fourth Quarter Fundraising Results

Former Congresswoman Melissa Hart today endorsed conservative Lawrence County businessman and farmer Aaron Bernstine for the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 10th district. This marks the first major endorsement in the Republican primary. Hart, who served the 4th Congressional District, which encompasses the 10th State House district, was the first Republican woman to serve in the state’s congressional delegation. She also served in the Pennsylvania State Senate, winning the seat in an upset race in 1990. “The ongoing scandal and budget gridlock in Harrisburg demands a fresh voice to speak to the conservative values and traditions of western Pennsylvania. In…