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Ellwood Wolverines Lose to Beaver Falls; Lady Wolverines Lose to Blackhawk

The Ellwood City Wolverines and Lady Wolverines both lost conference games last week. The boys team lost to Beaver Falls on Friday and the girls to Blackhawk on Thursday. Ellwood City v Beaver Falls The Ellwood City Wolverines were close to an upset in their away game versus Beaver Falls but ultimately fell short by five points. The game ended 53-48 with the undefeated Beaver Falls maintaining their streak. Despite outscoring the Tigers in three quarters, the Wolverines fell behind in the decisive third quarter and were unable to reclaim the lead. Rick Roth led Ellwood City with 12 points….

Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce Board of Director Election Results

The Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce (ECACC) is pleased to announce the results of their recent election of their Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is a group of 17 volunteers who govern the Chamber and who oversee a salaried Executive Director. Directors are elected by the membership and they serve a three year term. The terms of five of ECACC’s current Directors expire at the end of 2015. ECACC solicited nominations to fill their vacancies from the membership which resulted in eight nominees that included four current Directors and four who have not previously served. Descriptions of…

Suspicious Utility Phone Collection Calls Reported

It was reported to the Ellwood City Borough Utility Collections Dept. that two local establishments were contacted by phone and told that their utility services were to be terminated. There is no validity to that statement as the Borough of Ellwood City maintains strict standards regarding this type of action. Any person receiving a call of this nature should check with the Borough of Ellwood City Utility Collections Dept. at 724-758-5576 or 5577. Also, you do not want to provide any personal or banking information to someone over the phone. In addition, we strongly recommend that the Borough Police Dept….

Winter Sports Senior Q&A

With the winter sports season is in full swing, Ellwoodcity.org continues its tradition of interviewing senior athletes. This year, Ellwood’s basketball teams are both senior heavy, creating an experienced and closely bonded group of athletes. Below are Q&A’s taken from the preseason with two seniors from girls basketball, two from boys and one wrestler. Check back throughout the season for game stats and summaries and athlete spotlights. Girls Basketball Karington Ketterer Parents: Laura and Jeff Ketterer Years Played: Since 3rd grade What are you looking forward to about the season? We’re hoping to advance to playoffs again. How do you…

Photos: Riverside Defeats Ellwood City by Two Points in Last Two Seconds

Riverside and Ellwood City clashed in a high-scoring game last night at Riverside High School. Both teams were locked in an evenly-matched struggle which remained undecided until the last two seconds with a steal and two point shot by Riverside. The game ended 71-69 with the Wolverines returning home in dismay. The second quarter ended 35-34, with Riverside leading. The second half of the game saw Ellwood take the lead only to gradually lose it. Ellwood scored 18 to Riverside’s 12 in the third quarter. However, the Panthers counterattacked in the fourth quarter. Led by junior guard Dylan Speicher, who…

Final Holiday Merchant Award Awarded

On Tuesday, Mayor Court presented to Patty Kuhn, owner of Posies by Patty, with the final 2015 “Holiday Merchant Awards” for the beautiful Holiday Window display at her business. Patty received a window display award sign and a gift certificate from a local restaurant. Mayor Court would like to thank everyone who participated in making this annual event such a success. He wishes all the Ellwood City residents and businesses a Happy Holiday Season and a very healthy and prosperous New Year for 2016.  

Ellwood City Christmas Parade Winners Announced

The Ellwood City Christmas Parade winners for various floats were announced Wednesday. The winners are the following: Traditional Floats First Place — Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics Company, “Candy Cane Lane” and Girl Scout Troop 11390, “The Island of Misfit Toys” Second Place — Studio P Dance Studio, “A Beachy Christmas” Third Place — Diamond Dance Academy, “A Grinchy Christmas” Religious Floats First Place — First Church of God, “Nativity Scene” Seconds Place — Calvin Presbyterian Church, “Nativity Scene” Marching Groups First Place — Wurtemburg United Methodist Church Second Place — Girl Scout Troop 16160 Third Place — Boy Scout &…

United Fund Behind Goals

The United Fund started its annual campaign drive on Nov. 1 for the year of 2015. We find ourselves behind in meeting weekly goals to reach the $50,000 that is needed to support the United fund agencies. So far, we have received donations and pledges that equal approximately 48% of what is needed. We would encourage everyone in the Ellwood City area to reflect on what they may share with others who are less fortunate than ourselves, so we can make a difference int heir lives. The Ellwood City United Fund has been serving the community for over 50 years….

Letter to Borough Council from Visitor

At Monday’s agenda setting meeting, visitor Dave McQuade addressed council with two suggestions for conducting meetings in 2016. The suggestions were contained in the following letter: Merry Christmas and thank you for your service this year! I have two observations from the meetings I have attended and I believe they would make the visitor’s more informed on the work you all have been doing. I would like to recommend the agenda’s that are distributed to the visitor’s at the council meeting be a little more descriptive so that visitors clearly understand what is being voted on. I would also like…

Mayors Presents Second Round of Holiday Merchant Awards

On Monday, Mayor Anthony J. Court presented two more Holiday Merchant Awards to the owners of A Bella Boutique and another to Venezie Sporting Goods and Apparel for their holiday window displays. Both businesses were nominated by residents and/or fellow businesses who thought their window decorations show the true spirit of the Holiday season. Receiving a window display award sign and a gift certificate for the Venezie’s Sporting Goods and Apparel were Eric Venezie and Samantha Brewer, marketing consultants, and Vanessa Botti, Operations Manager. Receiving a window display award sign and gift certificate for A Bella Boutique was owner Genine…