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Ellwood City Wrestling Takes Second Place at Southside Duals

The Ellwood City Wrestling team took second place at the Southside Duals tournament on Saturday, Jan. 2. Ellwood went 3-2, defeating Ambridge, Highlands and Independence. Ellwood lost to South Fayette and South Side. Junior Tyler Alberts went undefeated in three rounds and won another two by forfeit. Ellwood City 48.00 Ambridge 30.00 106: Robbie Thompson (Ambridge) over Ellwood City (For.) 113: Tyler Baird over Ambridge (For.) 120: Carter MacMurdo over Ambridge (For.) 126: Brigitte Lockhart (Ambridge) over Ellwood City (For.) 132: Tyler Alberts over Laconia Seymour (Ambridge) (Fall 0:00) 138: Donavan Chambers over Salim Rollog (Ambridge) (Fall 0:00) 145: Angelo…


Senator Vogel Reappointed Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman

Senator Elder Vogel Jr. was reappointed today by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. The Committee is the Senate’s authority on all legislation involving agriculture and provides review and oversight of regulations proposed by the PA Department of Agriculture. Additionally, issues involving food safety, animal welfare, amusement ride inspection, and weights and measures also fall under the purview of the Committee. Senator Vogel continues to run his family’s farm in New Sewickley Township (Beaver County), established more than a century ago. “It’s an honor to once again serve…


Photos: Riverside Girls Best Ellwood City Girls in Holiday Classic

The Lady Wolverines and Lady Panthers clashed at Lincoln High School in a non-conference rivalry game on Tuesday for the LGKG Holiday Classic. Riverside won 53-42. The two teams had started their seasons in a similar manner at the Ellwood City Tip-Off Tournament. As before, Riverside emerged victorious, although the rematch proved to be a closer competition. In the original game, Ellwood fell behind in the second half, losing 50-32. Since then, Riverside has gone on to be nigh undefeated, falling only to Neshannock. In the holiday tournament, the Lady Wolverines stayed close in the first and third quarters but…


Weekly Basketball Summary: Riverside Girls Escape Defeat by Two Points

Riverside Girls Narrowly Bests Beaver The Lady Panthers nearly lost their second game this season but refused to be brought down, snatching victory from the Beaver Bobcats 56-54. After trailing behind for the first three quarters, Riverside rallied for a counterattack, going 25-12 in the final quarter. Katie Stang led the Lady Panthers with 23 points. Riverside 14 8 9 25 56 Beaver 20 10 12 12 54   Points FG-A 3FG-A FT-A Off Def Ast Stls TO Blk PF Jordan Annarumo (Sr) 5 2-6 1-5 1 1 2 2 2 Sydney Wolf (So) 10 3-8 1-2 3-5 2 3…


New Dimension Comics Comes to Ohio Valley Mall Jan. 16, 2016

Pennsylvania comic book chain New Dimension Comics is expanding into Ohio. A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 at our newest location in the Ohio Valley Mall (St Clairsville) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. At over 10,000 square feet, this is one of the largest locations in the chain. Attendees can take advantage of our day-long sales, such as 10 to 50 percent off select products. All attendees will have a chance to win one of our hourly door prizes. New Dimension Comics is more than just comics. We will be hosting a Yu-Gi-Oh card gaming…


Ellwood City’s Tyler Alberts Takes Third in Southmoreland Holiday Wrestling Tournament

Junior Tyler Alberts placed third in the Southmoreland Holiday Wrestling Tournament held on Dec. 29 and 30. Alberts won four of his five matches. Eight other Ellwood City wrestling competed in the tournament. Tyler Alberts Alberts over Joey Chapman (West Greene) (Fall 0:48) Alberts  over Nick Huskey (Ligonier Valley) (Dec 7-0) Gage Nicolella (Mcguffey) over Alberts (Dec 5-1) Alberts over Mason Karpinski (Greenville) (Dec 4-0) Alberts over Austin Mihalchik (Mount Pleasant) (Dec 4-2) Tyler Baird Matthew Hines (Hollidaysburg Area) over Baird (Dec 7-1) Baird over Jake Garrety (Mcguffey) (Dec 3-2) Dajauhn Hertzog (Greensburg Salem) over Baird (MD 14-4) Angelo Battaglia…


Police: DUI and Bad Checks

DUI Passenger Threatens to Call Mayor According to the criminal complaint, Larry Anthony, 60, of Ellwood City, was charged with a DUI and failure to stop at a stop sign. The incident occurred on Dec. 20 around 12:45 a.m. when an officer observed a vehicle run a stop sign. Although Anthony’s passenger verbally scolded the investigating officer and threatened to call the mayor, it was to no avail. DUI According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 27 at approximately 1 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle on Lawrence Avenue traveling without its headlights on. The officer pulled over the vehicle…


The Top Ten of 2015, Part 2

The top ten stories of 2015 concludes today with Part 2 and the five most popular articles of the year. Part 1 can be viewed here. We thank all our readers for contributing to our one million plus page views this year. The EllwoodCity.org staff wishes everyone a safe and happy 2016! Council to Vote Today on Drug Addiction Treatment Clinic Ellwood’s newest health care service, Freedom Health Care Services, caused considerable controversy due to its location in a Walnut Ridge residential area. Borough council approved the drug addiction counseling facility in a 4-2 vote, although several residents protested. Confusion…


The Top 10 Stories of 2015, Part 1

In following previous years’ tradition, EllwoodCity.org brings the calendar to a close with the top 10 most popular stories of 2015. Today is Part 1 in a 2-part series. We thank all our readers for contributing to our one million plus page views this year. Be sure to check back tomorrow for Part 2. The EllwoodCity.org staff wishes everyone a safe and happy 2016! Inmetco Fire Under Control The Inmetco fire created a smoke cloud so big it is rumored to have been visible from West Virginia. Emergency responders from all over the area rushed to the scene and firefighters…


Senator Vogel Supports State Budget Sent to Governor

Earlier today, the Senate approved House Bill 1460, a $30.2 billion, fiscally-responsible spending plan that now awaits Governor Wolf’s signature into law, according to Senator Elder Vogel Jr. This final spending figure represents a 75-percent reduction in spending increases from what the Governor called for in his initial budget request in March. “The bipartisan budget that I voted for today will immediately disburse much-needed funding to schools, counties, nonprofits, and human service providers that are struggling to make ends meet,” Senator Vogel said. “This is not a stop-gap measure, it is a full-year spending plan that does not require the…