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Photos: St. Agatha Deconstruction

St. Agatha’s roof is half gone and the north wall has been demolished. It’s half-destroyed look combined with storm clouds made it a particularly haunting image today.       Photos by Jonathan Cortez/EllwoodCity.org

Opinion: Replacing St. Agatha with a CVS Was a Mistake

Every Friday, I walk down to Spring Avenue and snap a few pictures of the gradual deconstruction of St. Agatha. At this stage, the church looks as if it was hit by a World War II bomb run. I think it was a mistake to tear down the church and a mistake to replace it with a CVS. Earlier this week, EllwoodCity.org shared a column from Triblive on the negative effects of destroying local landmarks, and St. Agatha was used as an example. St. Agatha was one of Ellwood’s oldest buildings, had distinctive architecture and was culturally significant for the…

Sanctuary Jazz Band to Perform at Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church

The Sanctuary Jazz Band will be in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27 at Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church’s fellowship hall, 291 Wurtemburg Road, Wayne Township. The performance will be open to the public. A goodwill offering will be accepted to benefit the Carpenter’s Project.

Police: Juvenile Male Harasses Family Video

Harassment An Ellwood City juvenile male was accused of repeatedly harassing Family Video employees. According to the criminal complaint, on Feb. 22 around 6 p.m., officers received a call from Family Video employees. Employees reported that a 13-year old juvenile male had been told to keep off of Family Video property, as he isn’t allowed in the store without an adult accompanying. The juvenile had been taking pictures of employees through the windows with his cell phone, tapping on the windows and prank calling the store. Employees informed officers they would like to file charges as this had been going…

Riverside Loses Two Games, Still in Playoff Run

Riverside lost two playoff games on Friday and Monday against Greensburg Central Catholic and Burrell but is still in the running pending tomorrow’s game against Chartiers-Houston. Unfortunately, that run will be minus the team’s top scorer, senior Katie Stang, who averages 19 points per game. During the Greensburg game, Stang suffered a season-ending knee injury and watched the Burrell game from the sidelines on crutches. Riverside’s post-season got off to an excellent start with a comeback game against Brentwood on Feb. 18 where the Lady Panthers won 45-42 after trailing 25-15 in the first half. In Friday’s game against Greensburg,…

Paint Party to Benefit Women’s Retreat

We are hosting a Paint Party as a fundraiser for the next Women’s Retreat. You many have never been to a party like this! Come join us at Fellowship Hall in North Sewickley Presbyterian Church on Chapel Drive. The party will be fun and a beautiful painting will be completed by everyone there. No need to be embarrassed aseveryone’s eye is different and each painting is unique, whether you can paint or not. Our guest artist will walk us through the picture, so don’t stay away because you can’t draw or paint. It’s made easy! Everything will be supplied for…

Four Ellwood Wrestlers Advance to WPIAL Championship

Four Ellwood City wrestlers advanced to the WPIAL championship by qualifying in the Section 1 Individual Championships on Saturday, Feb. 20. Tyler Alberts not only qualified but won his weight class of 113 pounds. In addition to Alberts, the following athletes qualified: Freshmen Donavon Chambers, 5th placed, 139 pound weight class Sophomore Tyler Baird, 5th, 113 Senior Carter MacMurdo, 3rd, 120 The top five in each weight class advance to the WPIAL championship next weekend on Friday and Saturday. “The competition will grow and we will be training hard this week in hopes of moving on to the SWR,” coach…

17th Annual Mr. Lincoln Pageant

The 17th Annual Mr. Lincoln Pageant will take place in the Leslie Sabo Auditorium this Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. Admission is only $5, and tickets can be bought at the door or in advance from any Mr. Lincoln contestant. This years participants are: Brian Hudson, Nicholas Fleeson, Devin Cortez, Dominic Nocera, Hunter Bailey, Scott Miller, Norman Ballard, Vincent Romanio, Shawn Brown and Corey Hobbs. All Proceeds Benefit The March of Dimes Foundation.    

Relay for Life Upcoming Events

Looking For A Few Good Persons As the Ellwood City Relay For Life starts its 2016 year, we are in search of individuals that are outstanding in working with the community to lead our committee to greater rewards than in years past. Even if you have just a few moments in your busy schedule, we could use your guidance and knowledge. Openings are in the areas of Chairperson, Sponsorship, Team recruitment, Chinese Auction, Logistics and Survivors. You are invited to join us at our committee meetings to learn more about these openings and other places your service can be helpful…

Michael’s Furniture Plus is Celebrating 50 Years in Business

Michael’s Furniture Plus opened its doors in 1966 and has provided a full service home furnishing retail establishment since, focusing on mattresses, furniture and appliances. They want to offer the best service and selection making it worth shopping for furniture in Ellwood City. Michael’s Furniture Plus joined the Chamber and had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to celebrate the 50 years in Ellwood City! Stop in and check out their newly remodeled and refurbished store at 103 Eighth St. in Ellwood City!