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PHOTO: Two Boxers Receive Commendation from Ellwood City Borough

Charlie Clouston, a three-time golden glove champion, and Rosie Morales attended yesterdays council meeting to receive their commendations. Both of the commendations were presented by Council President, Connie MacDonald, who stated the men were being recognized by the Borough for competing in a Pittsburgh boxing invitational in Cuba where they demonstrated outstanding physical skills, great sportsmanship as well as served as an excellent international ambassador for the United States and the Borough of Ellwood City.


Woman Facing Charges of Child Endangerment After Injuring Infant

A resident of Freed’s Trailer Park in New Galilee, 24 year-old Courtney Marie Jeffries, will be facing charges of simple assault and endangering the welfare of children, proceeding an incident that occurred last month involving her three month old daughter. According to the criminal complaint, the daughter of Jeffries was taken to the Ellwood City Hospital with an injury to the child’s right arm. The infant was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC and a medical personnel at the facility examined the child and diagnosed her with a fracture on her upper arm. Jeffries stated in her police report…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Recap for 3/19

In a highly anticipated showdown, Turncoats and BDI squared off Sunday night at the Family Center with Turncoats unbeaten record on the line.  It was more of the same from Turncoats with silky smooth shooting, ball movement and pancakes being served afterwards.  Helping lead the Turncoats to victory, CJ “Doesn’t Need Dave Chappelle for a Block Party’” Lewis had himself a game. It didn’t need to be Friday for Lewis to hit the freaky fade away and look good in doing so.  After the game, Turncoats Team Captain Pat O’Brizzle had the following to say regarding his henchmen’s efforts: “We looked…


First Day of Spring: Warmer Weather Expected for Ellwood City

Western Pennsylvanians will be experiencing a temperature increase following the coincidental correlation of the first day of spring and the predicted spring weather-appropriate forecast. With today marking the official start of spring and after enduring some of the coldest temperatures of 2017 in Ellwood City over the past few weeks, the 10 day forecast is promising warmer, but wetter, weather. According to The Weather Channel, temperatures are expected to reach the high 60’s and remain around an average of mid 50’s over the next 10 days. Weather chart provided by The Weather Channel for the Ellwood City Area. Although the…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of March 20, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Ruby,” by Cynthia Bond. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Family Laptime, an interactive program for babies as young as 6 months of age to toddlers and preschoolers. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays, games and more. Registration is requested, so call the library for more information. Tuesday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m. – A Spring Gardening Program, presented by the Master Gardeners in Lawrence County….


Ellwood City Historical Society Share Memories Event

Do you remember the neighborhood “Mom and Pop” stores in Ellwood City? Have you any stories, experiences or tales of a local “Mom and Pop” stores in Ellwood City Area? Do you remember paying the bill on paydays, selling pop bottles there for two cents, meeting the neighbors, buying penny candy, sampling the produce, and maybe, even forgetting to pay for something. Well, Louise Carroll from the Ledger will be at the Ellwood City Area Historical Society, 310 Fifth Street, Ellwood City on Thursday March 23 from 1 to 4 pm to listen to your stories of these experiences.  Stop…


Try-Outs for Ellwood City’s First Competitive Cheer Program

Nikki DeLuca, a local competitive gymnastic coach at Diamond Dance Academy, is excited to be bringing Ellwoodian youth their first opportunity to participate in a competitive all-star cheer program. DeLuca will be the head coach of the Ellwood City Explosion All Star Cheer. The Explosion squads will be tailored for any level youth between the ages 5-18, and the cheer group will be co-ed. DeLuca says the all-star competitive group will take local cheerleading “to a whole new level.” “All star cheering is different than school cheering in several ways,” she says. “Not only are the squads bigger – consisting…


New Dimension Comics Joins Kennywood on Father’s Day to Present Super-Sized Event: Kennywood Comicon

Featuring comic book vendors, artists, creators, and pop culture attractions, Comicon will descend upon the home of Kenny Kangaroo, the Phantom and the Jack Rabbit on Sunday, June 18. “I’m thrilled to partner with Kennywood to bring our comic book resources together into one of the most fun venues in Pittsburgh for a great event,” says Todd McDevitt, owner of New Dimension Comics and promoter of 3 Rivers Comicon. “We are both in the family entertainment business, so joining forces is a natural fit.” The event will be held at Kennywood, with many vendors and attractions set up around the…


New Ice Cream Shop Teams Up with Windy Ridge Dairy

Two local residents, Scott and Caroline Golmic, have a vision for the old Blocher Jewelers building, located at 507 Lawrence Ave – to turn it into an ice cream parlor. Scott stated that after a long period of decision making, it was decided upon that an ice cream shop would be something that would not only benefit the local Ellwood community, but “bringing ice-cream back to Lawrence Avenue” is a dream the duo would like to pursue; and thus the idea for Sweet Caroline’s was born. They has been actively working toward making the vision a reality, even teaming up…


PCN to Provide Live Coverage of the 2017 PIAA Swimming Championships

The Pennsylvania Cable Network is live from Bucknell University for the 2017 PIAA Girls and Boys Swimming Championships on March 16 to March 19.   Thursday, March 16, 2017  4:00 p.m. LIVE – PIAA Girls 2A Swimming Championships – Day 1  7:30 p.m. LIVE – PIAA Boys 2A Swimming Championships – Day 1    Friday, March 17, 2017  10:45 a.m. LIVE – PIAA Girls 2A Swimming Championships – Day 2  3:30 p.m.  LIVE – PIAA Boys 2A Swimming Championships – Day 2    Saturday, March 18, 2017  3:15 p.m. LIVE – PIAA Girls 3A Swimming Championships – Day 1  7:00 p.m. LIVE – PIAA Boys 3A Swimming Championships – Day 1    Sunday, March…