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PHOTOS: Christmas Decorations in Ewing Park

The Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet is wasting no time getting their decorations ready for the Let There Be Lights weekend on December 2. A small display has already been placed by the organization along with some other accenting decor along the roadside. We can’t wait to see all of the decorations! Check out the photos of what’s there now below: Last year’s decorations can be viewed here. Photos by Cassandra Douglas/EllwoodCity.org

State Police: Holiday Safe Driving Enforcement Project

We are often told to be alert for drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve, but did you know that it’s the least likely holiday to experience a crash, with the Thanksgiving holiday ranking most likely in Pennsylvania? Quoting WieandLaw.com, PennDOT statistics show that there were 4,634 crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2015.  However, only about 31% of these crashes (1,428) took place on Thanksgiving Day itself, with similar numbers reported during the days before and after Thanksgiving.  About 37% of the accidents (1,719) occurred during the days leading up to Thanksgiving, while the remaining 32% (1,487) took place over…

Small Business Saturday in Ellwood

Don’t forget to support the small businesses in Ellwood this Saturday. Below are flyers from the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce about the county wide scavenger hunt and events in the plaza taking place on Saturday! Here is our article from last year about the benefits of shopping locally: Many of us call Ellwood City home- including dozens of small business owners who rely on the communities support to keep their doors open. From farmers markets to hair salons and everything in between, you can find just about any item or service here while also supporting our local small businesses;…

Bernstine Announces Safe Schools Grants for Laurel School District, Lawrence County Vo-Tech

Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today announced nearly $150,000 in Safe Schools Grants have been awarded to Laurel School District and Lawrence County Career and Technical Center. “Our students deserve to learn in an environment free from violence and crime,” Bernstine said. “The investments we make in academic programs mean nothing if our kids and teachers aren’t safe. These grants will help protect students and ensure taxpayer dollars used to support our schools can be prioritized in the classroom.” Laurel School District received a $20,000 Safe Schools Equipment Grant and a $57,390 School Police/Resource Officer Grant. Lawrence County Career and Technical…

Phone Scam Warning

There have been several phone scams floating around lately and State Representative Aaron Bernstine just posted another phone scam warning:

Rabies Vaccine Clinic

A Rabies Vaccine Clinic will be held at the Franklin Twp Municipal Building (Rt. 288 between Ellwood and Zelienople) from 10am to 2pm or while supplies last. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. You must bring proof of your pets’ current rabies vaccine for a 3 year vaccine to be administered. Vaccination is performed by Dr. Heere. No appointments, walk-ins only. Benefits Feline Friends of Ellwood City.

Old Photo Friday: Former U.S. Steel Employees With Names

This week’s Old Photo Friday, courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, is a photo of the former U.S. Steel employees at the Tube Mill Woman’s Picnic reunion in Ewing Park circa 1977. Seated from left to right are Ida Schuster, Tillie Schuster, Edna Hill Schlemmer, Bessie Howell, Katherine Houk, Dorothy Custozzo. Standing from left to right is Mary Neghiu, Anna Young, Inez Miller, Ann Portugallo, Jospehine Liss, Stella Cini, Julie Dombeck and Betty Hunt.

PHOTOS: Holiday Scenes Painted by Art Students

Art students at Lincoln High spent yesterday’s school day painting holiday scenes on Lawrence Avenue and Fifth Street windows. More information about the event can be viewed by clicking here. Three of the participating students, Alex Schilling, Makena Hall, and Natalie Maine braved the cold weather and painted these beautiful designs on our windows at EllwoodCity.org! More photos are posted on the Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet’s Facebook page.

Ellwood City Area Historical Society: Foundries of Freedom

This is the third of four releases presented by the Ellwood City Historical Society concerning the “We Can Do It!”, exhibit to be held at the History Center, 310 Fifth Street, Ellwood City. FOUNDRIES OF FREEDOM “Soldiers of production” accurately describes the nearly 7,000 men and women who worked in the mills of Ellwood City during World War II.  Though not called to serve in the military, they were one of the most important cogs in the United States war machine.  It’s no exaggeration to claim that they were a major reason for the Allied victory in the War. Virtually…

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

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, November 20, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “The Eastern Shore,” by Ward Just. New members are welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, November 22, 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 help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information. The library will…