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Hitched and Unhitched Back

┬áThe first Hitched and Unhitched of the new Ellwoodcity.org is now live and it’s an extra big one! Find out who took the vows in the months of September, October and November. In total, over twenty couples filed for marriage in the Ellwood City area this fall. This season was apparently not too corrosive to marriages, as only five couples filed for divorce. The page can be viewed at: Hitched and Unhitched.  


Winter Sports Preview 2: Lady Wolverines Shooting for a Second Playoff Run

Last year was an exciting year for the Lady Wolverines. For the first time in 17 years, the Ellwood girls basketball team, under coach Jolene Krupa, advanced to the playoffs. The elation of the playoff season was short lived with a loss in the first game against Ford City. The season ended with total record of 12-11 overall and 5-7 in conference. This year, the team has its sites raised higher: top three in section and to advance at least one stage farther in the playoffs. With a loss of only two seniors, the core of the squad is returning,…


Abundance of Half Days this Fall Helped Students and Local Restaurants

If you work downtown, you may have noticed that every other Friday, there were groups of high school students flocking Lawrence Avenue. Of the 15 Fridays this year, students had a half day on eight of them. However, that pattern has concluded. For the Ellwood City Area School District, this school year has no more than usual half days, but they were grouped into the first three months. The next half day won’t be until May. While for students, half days mean less school, for teachers, they mean Act 80 days with several hours of training. According to Superintendent Joe…


Winter Sports Preview 1: Ellwood City Wrestling

As a sophomore, Tyler Albers won the wrestling MAC tournament, placed third in the WPIAL and advanced to the PIAA state tournament. This year, as a junior, he’s hoping to improve that performance. In addition, six other Ellwood City wrestlers qualified for the WPIAL championships last season. For Craig Alberts, now on his third year as head coach, this season is promising for both individual achievement and team performance. Although the team lost three seniors, including WPIAL medalist Mike Sinclair, six returning starters and an influx of freshmen invigorate the lineup. “We would like to advance as many of our…


Photos: Christmas Parade 2015

The weekend of Christmas festivities is past but the memories remain, as does the Ellwoodcity.org photo gallery. Friday, downtown Ellwood was sufficiently hectic to cause minor traffic jams as the community gathered for “Light Up Night” and the basketball tip off tournament. Saturday, Ellwoodians once again flocked to Lawrence Avenue for the Christmas Parade. With Scott and Caroline Golmic at the helm, the parade was a success. The weather also obliged with clear skies and warm temperatures all weekend.    


Riverside Girls Get the Best of Ellwood at Tip Off Tournament

The Lady Panthers and Lady Wolverines both have an exciting season to look forward to. Both teams are returning the core of their members and both teams advanced to playoffs last season but lost the first game. Ellwood City, Class AAA, is returning five seniors, including lead scorer Karrington Ketterer. Riverside, class AA, returns six seniors. The two teams started the season against each other in a clash Friday night at Lincoln High School. Riverside was ultimately victorious. The game started off stalemated with the second quarter ending 19-18, in favor of Riverside. Many of the points came from free…


Police: Being a Firefighter Doesn’t Grant Legal Immunity

Fire Firefighter Assaults Fiance According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 2, Corey Wearing, 35, of Ellwood City assaulted his fiance. On Dec. 3, police visited the victim at the Ellwood City hospital where she was being treated for injuries. The victim stated she was at her house in Ellwood City and had gotten into an argument with Wearing. Wearing was angered with the victim’s son, who is autistic, for asking questions. He subsequently assaulted the victim. The victim had a black and blue eye, injury in the middle of her forehead, injuries on her back, neck and shoulder area,…


2016 Calendar for Ellwood City School Board Meetings

The Ellwood City School Board approved the suggested dates for meetings at its final 2015 meeting on Dec. 3. Meetings will follow the general guideline of the second Thursday of the month with an agenda meeting the preceding Monday. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. In June, the regular meeting will be held Monday, June 13 because the meeting must be held 30 days after the budget approval and Thursday, June 9 would not be 30 days after. Due to Labor Day and Columbus Day, the agenda and regular meetings will be combined in September and October. The Lawrence County…


Real Estate Transfers from November 2015

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 November of 2015: Ellwood City 715 Crescent Ave; Richard Gardner to Michael Yohe and Kia Yohe for $92,500 310 Sims St; Charles, Maia, Robbi and April Damato to Timothy and Shelley Blythe for $70,000 620 Dover Lane; Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Ellwood City to Jacob Chiappetta for $128,000 904 Woodside Ave; Theodore and Lois Syphrit to Charlotte Varrati to $56,500 7 Cavalier Court; Norma McClintick to Dennis and Linda McCullough…


Ellwood Wolverine Wrestlers Warm Up for Season at Hampton Team Duels

The Ellwood City Wolverine wrestlers had a fine individual showing at the Hampton Team Duels with 25 match wins. The competition, held at Hampton High School on Saturday, Dec. 5, pitched five teams against each other in a tournament series and inaugurates the varsity wrestling season. The teams competing were Ellwood City, Fox Chapel, Hampton, Mount Lebanon, Mount Pleasant and Riverview Although the Wolverines only won as a team against Riverview, Coach Craig Alberts was pleased with the individual results. “It was one of our best showings at this tournament,” Alberts said. “We usually struggle as a team here because…