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Notice of Tax Office Hours

The tax office located in the Ellwood City Municipal Building will be open only on Wednesday from 10a.m.-3p.m. until March 1st. After March first, the office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10a.m.-3p.m.


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of January 15, 2018

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: The library will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 16. Tuesday, January 16, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Landfall,” by Ellen Urbani. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, January 17, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a program designed to…


WINTER WEATHER: Early Dismissal at Lincoln, Hartman Scheduled

On Friday, 01/12/18 the ECASD will be on an ACT 80 early dismissal due to pending freezing rain. Lincoln and Hartman will be dismissed @ 11:15 Perry and NS will be dismissed @ 12:00. All after school activities are canceled.


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Wrestling Beats Southside Beaver

The Ellwood City Wrestling team did not disappoint yesterday during their game with Southside Beaver! Below are scores and photos: Ellwood City Hs (ECH) 36.00 Southside Hs (SOHS) 34.00 152: Double Forfeit 160: Anthony Navarra (SOHS) over Braden  Strohecker (ECH) (MD 16-5) 170: Austin Walley (ECH) over Garrett Boone (SOHS) (Fall 0:40) 182: Double Forfeit 195: David Locke (SOHS) over   (ECH) (For.) 220: Angelo Agostinelli (ECH) over   (SOHS) (For.) 285: Bishop McCoy (SOHS) over   (ECH) (For.) 106: Jake  Alberts  (ECH) over Roger pieto (SOHS) (Fall 2:29) 113: Haley Creese (SOHS) over   (ECH) (For.) 120: Matt King (ECH) over   (SOHS) (For.)…


VIDEO: Parents Concerned Over Rochester Security Issue

Parents of children attending the Rochester Area School District were shocked to receive a “security issue” letter yesterday from the school district’s superintendent, Jane Bovalino. The letter reads: “Dear Parents of the Rochester Area School District: This morning an incident occurred at security as our elementary students were entering the building. Our security officers notified the administration of their concerns and the individual was escorted from the building. As this is a personnel issue, we are not at liberty to disclose additional information. The safety of your children and our staff is always our number one concern.” Many of the…


Ellwood City Area Historical Society Membership Meeting Recap

The January 8, 2018, Ellwood City Area Historical Society meeting held at the National Grind Coffee Shop was opened with Everett Bleakney welcoming everyone and explaining the mission of the Historical Society which is to protect, promote and preserve the Ellwood City area History and to make it accessible to the people of Ellwood City. Bob Morabito led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. A past president, Jim Hockenberry was called to install the following Officers and Board members to serve for the year 2018 Officers: President – Everett Bleakney 1st Vice President – Dorothy Buquo 2nd Vice…


Temperatures to Rise, Fall

This week has been much warmer than last, and by Saturday we should be seeing temperatures into the 50’s. Unfortunately the mild temperatures will not last; according to the Weather Channel, Friday will see a high of 51 degrees, Saturday back down to a high of 21, and Sunday with a high of 18. Throughout the next couple weeks we can expect to see fluctuation in temperatures from the single digits upwards to the forties. View the 10 day forecast for Ellwood City below:


River of the Year: Connoquenessing Named Runner-Up

The public has been on the edge of their seats waiting for the results of the River of the Year contest, which were finally announced this week. The Connoquenessing was in a tight race with Loyalsock Creek, all throughout the voting, but ultimately came up short in the end. “Unfortunately The Connoquenessing came in short for 1st place by 720 votes- Loyalsock Creek won with 6100 votes, the Connie with 5,381,” Tracey Hughes stated. “We thank everyone for their support and knowing we are the hidden gem of Western Pa.” The other participating waterways were Lackawanna River, which took third…


Ellwood City Wolverines Notch Win Against Mohawk Area

Lincoln won 66-54 against Mohawk Area on Tuesday with the help of Broc Boariu, who scored 22 points. Ellwood City Wolverines pulled away early with a 22-point first quarter after an impressive 22-2 run, eventually claiming a 36-20 lead by halftime. With a field goal percentage of 47% (7-for-15), Boariu had a great game from the field, also sinking 50% (6-for-12) of threes attempted. Two other players also scored in the double digits for Lincoln. Sean Busby racked up 19 points. Anthony Roth put two three-pointers on the board and scored 18 points total. Also helping the effort for Lincoln…


Works of Great Lake Artist, Tied to Tide, Coming to BC3 Gallery

Butler, PA – The first exhibit of 2018 at the Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery at Butler County Community College showcases the creations of a BC3 alumna who while thinking outside the box often confines her pieces within one. “A lot of people say, ‘I would like to look inside your mind,’” said Carol Griffiths, whose “The Right to Peaceful Assemblage” will be displayed from Wednesday to Feb. 28. The Erie resident scours the Great Lake’s rocky shore roughly three times a week 10 months a year, gathering the driftwood and rusty metal the tide washes nearly to her front door…