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Top Floor of Old Boiler Room Taken Down

The tallest of the buildings being demolished on Lawrence Avenue, known previously as the Boiler Room, finally had the top floor removed yesterday. The building was structured with large steel beams that had to be carefully removed before it was able to be torn down to the same level as the other two old storefronts. Police cruisers blocked off a small portion of Lawrence Avenue to prepare for the collapse in case any debris fell into the roadway, none of which did. Construction workers estimate the buildings will be completely demolished in the next few days and clean up of…


Connoquenessing Country Club to Host Murder Mystery Dinner

The Connoquenessing Country Club will be hosting a murder mystery, “Bullets in the Bathtub,” on, October 14, 2017 that is open to the public. In addition to the performance and dinner there will be door prizes and raffles. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For reservations, call Judy Kline at 724.752.2294 ext 211. Cash/credit bar available for non-members. Tickets are $59.95 per person and include dinner and performance.


BC3 Golfers Eye 5th WPCC Crown in Row Behind Eye-Opening Play of Latecomer

Butler, PA – The Butler County Community College golf team’s chances – and spirits – are soaring ahead of this weekend’s Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference championships, as are tee shots from Tyler Good’s newfound low-ball flight setting. Since joining BC3 after its third match of the 2017 season, the graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City has added 50 yards to his drives, averaged a squad-best 77 and has led the Pioneers (12-1) as a medalist in four consecutive outings. While Good credits a setting he tweaked on a new driver, teammate Luke Ostermeyer credits Good for leading BC3’s…


Portersville Christian School Fine Arts Committee Announces Fall Production of Antigone

Portersville, PA – Portersville Christian School’s Fine Arts Committee announces that a modern English translation of Sophocles’ Antigone will be presented Thursday, November 9, Friday, November 10 and Saturday November 11, at 7 PM each night, at the school, 343 East Portersville Road/Rt. 488 East, Portersville PA 16051. The Greek Tragedy is the third chronologically of Sophocles’ Theban plays. The director is Ryan Wise. King Oedipus has been banished from Thebes; his sons, Eteocles and Polynices, were to share the throne, ruling alternate years. Instead, Eteocles refused to relinquish power after his ruling year. Polynices raised a foreign army to…


BC3 Receives Third $1M Commitment in Past 38 Months

Butler, PA – Butler County Community College announced Friday a $1 million commitment from Janice Phillips Larrick, matching the two highest gifts in BC3’s 52-year history and representing the third such donation in the past 38 months. The commitment from Larrick, a former BC3 student, follows her $50,000 gift in March that also will benefit what BC3 President Dr. Nick Neupauer calls the school’s “hallmark” program – its highly competitive registered nursing program that accepts only 70 of its more than 200 annual applicants. “Mrs. Larrick,” Neupauer said, “is an incredibly special person. A former student at the college, she…


Wolverine Football Players Face Suspension After Incident Last Friday

Some Ellwood City football players will be facing suspension after a brawl last Friday night following the football game versus Valley. According to an article on New Castle News, Principal Kirk Lape stated the school was notified by the PIAA that players had been disqualified from the contest with Valley and will now be required to sit out Friday’s home game against Beaver. Lape, athletic director Curt Agostinelli, and head coach Nick Hand will be meeting with Valley and WPIAL officials to further discuss the incident. At this time it is unclear which individuals have been suspended.


Ellwood City PD Thank Veterinary Office for Money Raised

The Ellwood City Police Department released the following thank you to the Ellwood City Veterinary Practice for their help to raise money for canine officer Ranger: A big thank-you to Dr. Cindi Maro and Dr. Daniel Jones for raising funds for the purchase of a GPS tracking device for Ellwood City Police K9,  Ranger. The raising of funds were held in conjunction with the EC Fall Festival. Dr. Maro opened the Ellwood City  Animal Hospital 30 years ago, September 26, 1987. Mayor Court has been involved with Dr. Maro in numerous meetings to put this all together and have a successful outcome to raise funds to purchase this…


Woman Commits Suicide While Officers Enter Residence for Domestic Dispute

According to the police report, on October 1, officers were dispatched to a residential home on the 700 block of Bell Avenue for a domestic dispute. The caller advised that he was locked out of the residence and believed his girlfriend was inside. After officers unsuccessfully attempted to make contact with the girlfriend, they started to enter the residence through the garage, at which time they heard a gunshot followed by something hit the ground from inside the home. Officers found Carrie Abraham, 49, laying on the floor with a gun next to her. Officers administered first aid while waiting…


Lincoln High Grad Sparks BC3 to Golf Victories for Fourth Time in Row

(Greensburg, PA)  — Tyler Good, a 2017 Lincoln High graduate in his fourth appearance with the Butler County Community College golf team, shot a 2-over-par 74 Friday to lead BC3 for the fourth consecutive match and to victories against Westmoreland County Community College and Penn State-Fayette at Valley Green Golf and Country Club.  BC3 (12-1) posted a score of 311 on the 6,166-yard course in topping Westmoreland (327) and Penn State-Fayette (330).  In addition to Friday, Good was also BC3’s medalist on Sept. 24 by shooting a 4-over 76 over the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce at Pittsburgh North Golf Club, Bakerstown;…


Ellwood City Art Club Event: Paint Two Tigers

The Ellwood City Art Club is hosting a paint class on October 28 from 10a.m.-1p.m. The theme is tigers and goers will have the option to paint two on 2 12×12 canvases. More information is on the flyer below. Proceeds benefit the Art Club.