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Festival Band Previews: Nickel Plated Revolver and Brok’n Pic Band

The 2016 Ellwood Festival will emphasize the entertainment part of Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment at an unprecedented level. All of Friday is dedicated to showcasing Ellwood-based bands and Saturday and Sunday will see additional local entertainment. The previews will be updated throughout the week to highlight different bands. All information taken from interviews or social media. All photos used with permission of the band. Friday, July 1- Community Day 12:30 p.m. Wine & Spirit Perennial festival performers Wine & Spirit will open the musical acts on Friday. “I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve played at the festival,”…


Notice of Public Hearing FY 2016 CDBG Program

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FY 2016 CDBG PROGRAM COUNTY OF LAWRENCE, ON BEHALF OF ELLWOOD CITY BOROUGH, SHENANGO TOWNSHIP AND UNION TOWNSHIP The County of Lawrence will conduct public hearings for the FY 2016 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) at the following times and locations:  Monday, July 11, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. at the Ellwood City Municipal Building; Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:00 A.M. at the Lawrence County Government Center, 1st Floor, Commissioners Meeting Room; Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. at the Shenango Township Municipal Building; Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 8:00 A.M. at the Union…


Mayor Presents Sixth Beautification Award

On Tuesday, Mayor Anthony J. Court awarded to Margaret and Bill Atkinson of Riverside Drive the sixth presentation of the 2016 Beautification Award and Gift Certificate. Their home is beautifully presented with a variety of colorful flowers and ground foliage, beautiful landscaping that they take great pride in and it shows in their home surroundings. The Atkinsons were honored to be selected and thanked the mayor for having such a program for the residents. Mayor Court believes that it is the residents who make Ellwood City what it is today. He is proud that the people of Ellwood City take…


Several Ellwood Property and Business Owners Oppose Proposed Zoning Ordinance

“Over the years, your business district has sprawled and lost purpose,” Mark Pelusio of Town Center Associates said at the beginning of a public hearing on a proposed zoning ordinance for the Ellwood City Borough. In brief, the proposed zoning would divide Ellwood’s core business district into four sub-districts with the intention of creating a pedestrian dominated area on Lawrence Avenue from Fourth to Eight Street consisting primarily of retail and dining establishments. Council worked on the new zoning with the aid of Town Center Associates [TCA], a consulting agency based in Beaver, and an urban development company, Environmental Planning…


Police: Police Raid House and Find 42 Sick Cats and Three Dead Cats

Cruelty to Animals A Wayne Township woman was charged with cruelty to animals following a search of her residence on West Lawrence Avenue. Throughout May, the Wayne Township Animal Control Officer investigated Delores Esther Conley’s residence and viewed several cats that were visibly sick and needed treated or euthanized. After the defendant took no action, Lawrence County officers executed a search warrant and removed 42 live cats and three deceased cats. Conley admitted that the cats had not been to a veterinarian since 2006, and she was unable to provide care for them. She was also unaware how many cats…


EC 12U Shuts Out Union, Advances to Beaver/Lawrence County Championship Game

The 12U ladies triumphed in convincing fashion once again as they defeated Union 9-0 Tuesday evening in a five inning contest halted by the mercy rule. Angie Nardone and Aliya Garroway combined on a three hit shutout to advance to the title game on Thursday evening vs Beaver at New Castle’s Gaston Park. Nardone went four innings and fanned seven batters without a walk. Garroway pitched the final frame and struck out two without yielding a walk. Nardone led the eight hit attack with a triple, single, and four RBIs. Garroway added a run scoring double and scored once. Kyla…


Annual Ellwood Festival Features More Vendors and More Local Bands Than Ever Before

This year’s Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Foods and Entertainment Festival intends to focus more on the entertainment part than any previous festival. Indeed, Friday will be entirely oriented around local entertainment. While in previous years, the festival has pulled entertainment from around the greater Lawrence/Beaver County area, Friday will be all about Ellwood City. The festival will kick off with a “community day” beginning with the Little Miss Firecracker Pageant, which was a success in previous years. The rest of the day’s lineup will feature five bands from the Ellwood City area: Wine & Spirits, D Major, Nickle Plated Revolver,…


Nardone Hurls Perfect Game; EC 12U Headed to Lawrence County Championship Game

After just missing perfection in her previous playoff outing, Angie Nardone tossed a perfect game Monday night as the EC 12u softball team blanked Laurel 12-0. Nardone retired all nine batters she faced in the mercy rule shortened three inning contest. First baseman Jaelynn Timmerman preserved the pitching gem as she made a tremendous over the shoulder catch on a ball headed to right field. Catcher Grace Balin also threw out a runner at first trying to advance on a third strike in the dirt.   The offense sent 22 batters to the plate as they added three hits, seven…


Police: Ellport Man Charged with Discharging a Firearm that Struck a Residence

An Ellport man was charged with reckless endangerment for discharging a firearm in the direction of a residence. After roughly a month of investigation, Ellwood City police charged Edward Charles Wymer, 52, with one count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. He was arraigned before Magistrate Jerry Cartwright on June 22. Yet, part of the case remains a mystery. On Saturday, May 25, a bullet struck Amy Prine’s residence on Gartley Avenue in Ellport, shattering a front window. On June 4, Cortni Prine, Amy’s 18-year old daughter, was outside when she heard a bullet whizz…


Little Miss Firecracker Pageant to Kick-Off 2016 Festival!

The third annual Little Miss Firecracker Pageant will kick off this year’s Ellwood City Community Day at the Ellwood City Festival. 15 girls between the ages of four and seven will vie for the title on Friday, July 1 at 11:15 a.m. on Folino Stage. Pageant co-chairs Becky Guisler and Nikki Mars are excited about the number of contestants. “This is our largest group of young ladies to date,” Guisler said. “We started the pageant two years ago as a way to bring something new to the festival and the event has gained in popularity. We’re hoping this year’s pageant…