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Class of 1954 April Meeting

Pudue La Cava hosted the 1954 Lincoln High School “Life is a Beach” committee at her Mt. Vernon Drive home on Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m. The session began with a luncheon provided by committee members Ann Amadio, Ilene Gardner, Jan Keenan, Clemmy Sirimarco and LaCava and served by LaCava and Gardner. Gardner conducted the business session that followed. Sirimarco presented the financial reports and updated all the fundraising activities. Tickets for April were distributed and are available by contacting LaCava or Sirimarco. Gardner reported on mailings and correspondences received from class members. LaCava updated reservations received, noting that…


Pennsylvania Primary Election Candidates

The following candidates are running for the following positions in the Pennsylvania primary today. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. President of the United States Democrat Hillary Clinton, Roque Rocky De La Fuente, Bernie Sanders Republican Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, John R. Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump U.S. Senator Democrat John Fetterman, Katie McGinty, Joe Sestak Republican Pat Toomey Pennsylvania Attorney General Democrat John Morganelli, Josh Shapiro, Stepehn A. Zappala, Jr. Republican Joe Peters, John Rafferty Pennsylvania Auditor General Democrat Eugene A. DePasquale Republican John Brown Pennsylvania Treasurer Democrat Joe Torsella Republican Otto Volt 3rd…


Write On Fair at the Ellwood Library Celebrates Local Authors

Becoming a published author is no easy feat, and there are over 30 published authors in the Ellwood area. To honor these individual and celebrate local literary culture, the Ellwood City Area Public Library will host an author fair this Friday, April 29. Write On, organized by the Ellwood City Library 100th Anniversary Committee, will showcase 22 local authors. The committee identified over 30 authors, but not all were able to attend. The committee, which was created last year to celebrate the library’s centennial, stayed together to continue organizing events. “It’s a wonderful number for a first time out,” Veronica…


Yard Waste and Recycling Calendar Available on Borough Website

The Ellwood City Borough wishes to inform residents that a yard waste and recycling calendar can be accessed on the borough website. The schedule includes 2016 and 2017. Yard waste pickups will be held for one week each month from May through November, except for October which will have two weeks. Recycling is every other week year round. The calendar can be viewed here.


CCBC Student Awarded Hayden Juried Purchase Prize for Painting

Monaca, Pa. – The Hayden Juried Purchase Prize in Painting was awarded to student artist Angela Paterchak at this year’s An Evening of the Arts on April 21. Established through the CCBC Foundation, the Purchase Prize awards a $200 annual prize to one student for excellence in oil painting. Angela’s oil painting entitled “Bob Marley” was chosen by judges Scot Rutledge, Digital Marketing Services Manager at CCBC, and Megan Cassioli, Graphics Specialist at CCBC, as this year’s prize winner. “All of the submitted artwork was exceptional, but Angela’s stood out due to her skill and color composition,” Rutledge said. “She…


Earth Day Attracts Hundreds to Ewing Park to Celebrate the Planet

An estimated 700 visitors passed through Ewing Park to visit the annual Lawrence County Earth Day Celebration. Although the weather was chilly, it didn’t discourage attendance, and the sun shined throughout the festivities. “This Year’s Earth Day Celebration brought Ellwood City, New Castle and the surrounding areas together to laugh, learn, create and celebrate our beautiful planet,” Tracey Ferguson, Lawrence County Earth Day co-organizer, said. More than 50 vendors and exhibitors participated in the event, including  belly dancers, a chainsaw artist, a yoga routine and a make your own walking stick activity, Pine Cone Bird feeders-an activity where children could…


Grand Finale Hair Salon Opens

Grand Finale Salon on 301 North St. is now open for business under owner Maria Perrotta. Perrotta has 38 years experience working in a hair salon and decided to take the next step and own her own salon. The business is dedicated to her late brother who always wanted Perrotta to start a business. She works with one employee, Julie Yoho. The salon strives to provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and offers waxings, cuts, color, perms and sets. Perrotta is originally from Italy, having immigrated with her family from a small town near Naples when she was eight. She visits…


Opinion: The Primary of the Anti-Establishment Candidates

[Statements, opinion, and views expressed in this column are those of the author named and are not necessarily those of the EllwoodCity.org and Thought Process Enterprises team.] Tuesday is an exciting election here in Pennsylvania. By this time, the primaries in both parties are usually decided but come Tuesday, voters in either party have a choice between two candidates still running pitched campaigns. If we match the national trend, there will be a larger than average voter turnout, which in a democracy, is an essential aspect of government. This will be the first primary I vote in and first election…


Shaler Defeats EC Jr. High 10-3

The Lady Wolverines put up a valiant effort Thursday evening but Shaler scored four runs in the top of the seventh to come away with a 10-3 victory. Maura Agostinelli and Zoe Maine led the six hit attack with two singles apiece. Taylor Covert had a two out of two run single and Madi Krugh also contributed a single to the cause. Agostinelli, Sydni Haswell and Sarah Boots each scored a run for the Wolverines. The defense was solid once again as they committed just two errors in the seven inning affair. Catcher Maria Ioanilli gunned down a runner at…