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That Time People Got Trapped in an Undermined Building

[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, I got to work after being sick for a day and spending the storm sleeping and eating soup. I checked our twitter feed and found this gem: “Residents trapped in collapsed structure undermined due to flooding on River Rd, Ellwood City.” Was it a breaking story that I missed and needed to rush to complete? Then, I noticed something odd about it. It included a picture of the intersection of Lawrence and…


Real Estate Transfers from June 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 June of 2015: Ellwood City 322 4th St; Keith Hoffmeier to Taylor Malson for $57,900 700 6th St; Rose Fritzman to Timothy Lathom for $61,800 637 Crescent Ave; Jeffrey and Lisa Gant and Dominic and Dianne Scalamogna to Gary Keller for $142,000 712 Todd Ave; Edward and Cheryl Kaufman to Amy Wearing and Christopher McLallen for $80,000 36 Franklin Ave; Eric Allwine Est to Bank of New York Mellon for $5622.25 722…


Why Ellwood and Riverside School Districts Should Merge

[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.] A few years ago, the Ellwood City school board examined the possibility of merging with Riverside. The notion never gathered enough momentum to move beyond the idea stage. With ever declining populations and an increasingly difficult financial situation for public education, I think that a merger will eventually become a necessity. It’s advantageous for the two districts to take the initiative and make a plan to merge within the next five years. There…


Photos: Annual EllwoodCity.org Golf Outing A Success!

EllwoodCity.org held its eighth annual golf scramble and cookout on Saturday, May 30 at the Beaver Valley Golf Club. The event, sponsored by over 20 local businesses, included 15 participating foursomes. Furthermore, 26 other businesses donated door and hole prizes for the participants, including a brand new Chevy Malibu for a hole-in-one shot on the Par 3 18th Hole. The morning shotgun start for the outing begin under clear and sunny skies and the scramble portion of the event just beat the thunderstorms that rumbled through in the afternoon. Two teams finished with scores of -12, and battled in scorecard…


Photos: Lincoln High School Graduation 2015

A total of 115 Lincoln High School seniors will receive diplomas today during commencement exercises in the high school auditorium. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The high honor graduates for the Class of 2015 were Abigail Beverly Dorer, Lexus Rae Garvin, Patrick Liam Gilkey, Payton Hill Kegel, Autumn Renee Kuzmin, Amber Rae Leech, Derek Robert Lust, Bailey Ann McKinney, Olivia Justine Pigza, Lauren Ashley Stiles and Marina Taxiarhia Thetford. Honor graduates are Celia Marie DiCarlo, Samuel Arik Metcalfe, Morgan Paige Meyers, Tyler Jay Neyman, RaeAnna Louise Orock, Maggie Jane Prokovich and Anneleise Williams.



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Application Allows Christians to Share Prayers, Inspirational Thoughts, and Greetings to Friends and Family Via Facebook

MIAMI, FLORIDA (May, 2015) – Two Ellwood natives, John Swisher and Joseph Bellissimo, co-founders of Pray Forward, Inc., are pleased to announce the launch of the newest addition to the Share A Prayer product line with the Share A Prayer Facebook Desktop App. This stand-alone app comes on the heels of the initial launch of the Share A Prayer App which, by reaching several million in just a few months of operation, is widely considered to be “the fastest growing faith-based social media app.” The new Desktop app allows Christians all over the world to share prayers, inspirational thoughts and…


Relay Team Overcomes Obstacles to Break Record and Qualify for States

Ellwood City’s girl’s track and field 4 x 100 meter relay team is on the road to states. The team broke a 39-year old record at the Tri-County Invitational a few weeks ago, broke their new record a week later at the WPIAL qualifiers, and again at the WPIALs. Their current record is 50.8 seconds, and the team is prepared to break that at the PIAA meet at Shippensburg this Friday and Saturday. The team consists (in the order they run) of sophomore Maddy Morella, sophomore Taylor Petrak, senior Brooke Muntean and junior Brianna McClintick. Head Coach Tom Natale said,…



Why to Vote Today

[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.] I’m guessing a lot of Ellwoodians, probably the majority of Ellwoodians, won’t vote today. I’ve never voted in a local election. However, I’ve gotten a bit interested in local politics- interested enough to take 10 minutes to vote. In national elections, there’s no shortage of excuses to not vote. Between gerrymandering, the electoral college, and the general feeling that both parties and all politicians are corrupt, it’s easy to make an argument that…