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Police: Three People Charged with Simple Assault Against Woman

One woman and two men were charged with simple assault against a woman and a juvenile male was charged with theft. Darcy Young, 29, from Rochester but currently residing in Ellwood City; Adam Pounds, of Ellwood City; Andrew Mercado, 28, from Ellwood City but currently residing in Koppel; and a male juvenile all received various charges for an incident occurring on Dec. 27. According to the criminal complaint filed on Jan. 4, the victim was at a baptism party on 13th Street when she walked in on Young and and another woman who were snorting cocaine. Young was agitated at…


Police: Ellwood City Man Charged with Sexual Offenses Against a Minor

An Ellwood City man was charged Monday with several counts of sexual offenses against a minor. According to the criminal complaint, David Lollo, 34, of Ellwood City, conducted sexual behavior around a 13-year old girl during times she was at his residence. The complaint specifies that Lollo exposed himself numerous times in front of the girl. He also attempted to be in a hot tub while he was naked with the girl, as well as laid naked beside the girl on a couch. In one instance, Lollo attempted to forcefully remove the girl’s clothes. The investigation, conducted by Ellwood City…


UPDATED Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. : Man Has Stand Off with Local and State Police

[Update: McCall was arraigned on a $100,000 bond and placed in the Lawrence County Jail.] Local and state police were involved in a stand off at an Ellwood City home yesterday night. The standoff lasted about seven hours, although no one was hurt. According to the police report, Ellwood City officers received a call that a man was threatening to shoot himself and would shoot anyone that intervened. Officers arrived at the residence on Patricia Drive around 5:45 p.m. and made contact with the defendant, Jeffrey McCall, age 39. According to the criminal complaint, officers had attempted to do a…


MacDonald Voted New Council President and New Members Sworn In

George Celli, Judi Dici and Marilyn Mancini were sworn in at the Ellwood City Borough Council reorganization meeting yesterday. Celli and Dici were elected after serving on council in previous terms and losing elections in 2013. They replace Ralph Chiappetta and John Todorich, who ran unsuccessfully for re-election. Incumbent Mancini won re-election, so the new council is more-or-less an old council. Mayor Anthony J. Court administered the Oath of Office and proceeded over the opening ceremonies until a new president could be elected. Both the president and vice-president elections were contested. David DeCaria nominated Connie MacDonald and Michelle Lamenza nominated…


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…


Kyree’s Dream Team “Eat at Pizza Joe’s” Fundraiser

Let Pizza Joe’s make your lunch and dinner and support Kyree’s Dream Team at the same time! All you need to do is call your order in to Pizza Joe’s Ellwood City and bring this flyer with you. Pizza Joe’s Ellwood City will donate 15 percent of your order back to Kyree’s Dream Team! The event is Tuesday, Jan. 5. Pick up only. In order to make the most money for Kyree’s Dream Team we can not accept any coupons, discounts or specials with this fundraiser. Offer valid at Ellwood City Pizza Joe’s Only. 128 Spring Ave. Ellwood City, PA….


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…