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Mayor Court and Sam Teolis

Mayor Presents Commendation to Samuel Teolis

Mayor Anthony Court presented a commendation to Samuel Teolis, owner and respected Director of Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory after 61 years as a Funeral Director in the Ellwood City area. Mr. Teolis’s basement of the funeral home recently became a member of the PA Museums Association, it is a museum of 19th Century America and the WWI and WWII. Teolis served on the Ellwood City Area School board for 6 years,  he served as Mayor for 4 years, he was appointed Lawrence County Deputy Coroner in 1955 and served for 38 years. He has served on the Veterans…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of January 16, 2016

Activities taking place for the week at the Ellwood City Area Public Library are as follows: The library is closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17. Tuesday, January 17, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Montana 1948,” by Larry Watson. New members are always welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, January 18, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the…


Portersville Christian School Open House

Portersville Christian School will hold an information Night/Open House on Monday January 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the church for families interested in enrolling students for the 2016-2017 school year. The school is accepting student applications and registrations prior to the release of next year’s tuition schedule at the end of March 2017. In addition to kindergarten, there are openings in most grade levels for fall 2017. Interested families who have students entering kindergarten and grades 7 & 9 are encouraged to apply early, since these grades tend to fill up fast. Portersville Christian School (PCS) provides a distinctively…


PHOTOS: T&M Hardware to Expand

As you may already know, T&M Hardware on Fountain Ave., in Ellwood recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and now they’re up to something else – expanding their parking area – something that the company has longed to do for almost 20 years. After purchasing three houses next to the store property they are finally able to expand their lot, which was something that customers suggested they do to make parking more efficient. “We listen to what our customers want the most, they’ve been so good to us and we want to do the same for them; they told us they…


CCBC School of Aviation Sciences Receives Laurel Foundation Grant to Purchase New Flight Simulator

Monaca, PA – The Laurel Foundation, which focuses on supporting programs that offer long-term benefits for participants and the community by providing charitable grants for nonprofit organizations in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania, has gifted $50,000 to the CCBC Foundation to assist the College with purchasing a new, high-quality Redbird MCX flight simulator for the School of Aviation Sciences. “The CCBC School of Aviation Sciences relates directly to the mission of the Laurel Foundation in promoting vocational education in southwestern Pennsylvania, especially with respect to high impact, STEM-related career pathways,” said Executive Director Dayton Baker. “We are grateful to the Laurel…


Police: 13 Year Old Charged After Making Death Threats to the Owners of Stolen Guns

A 13 year old student was apprehended by North Sewickley Police after his direct involvement in a stolen weapons and terroristic threat incident that occurred last week. After the teen was harassing a classmate via social media, the mother of the harassed peer attempted to contact the juveniles parents and during the phone call the teen threatened to shoot the woman – unknowingly to the woman he was referring to shooting her with two loaded hand guns that had been stolen from her husband by the harassing teen and a friend at an earlier occasion. The bullied teen suggested the…


Freedom Healthcare Services Open House

Freedom Healthcare Services, located at 773  Pershing Street, is hosting an open house at their location on Wednesday, January 25 from 10a.m.-3p.m.. This is an opportunity to find out more about Freedom Healthcare Services and to ask questions about addiction and opioid dependency. Professional staff will be available for questions. Refreshments and catered lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring a friend or guest. If possible please RSVP to rgordon@freedomtreatment.com


Community College of Beaver County Offers Course Scheduling to Fit All Lifestyles with Flexible Start Program

Registration Now Underway for Evening and Weekend Classes in Spring Semester  (Monaca, PA) – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) has unveiled a full roster of classes to address the needs of students who are unable to attend class during the day or a later start to the spring semester. These classes are ideal for working students who need flexible schedules, high school juniors and seniors seeking concurrent enrollment that won’t conflict with traditional high school classes, and those who seek the convenience of attending class through online courses. “The Flexible Start program was designed with a focus on the…


January Agenda Council Meeting Brief

Yesterday held the first of two monthly council meetings. The following was discussed and will be voted on at the next council meeting: Visitors Bill Baur, an Ellwood resident, publicly expressed his concerns about the tax increase and 2017 budget. He mentioned the pay increases for many of the Borough workers, building the public works building and electric building at the same time, and refinancing of existing debt. Connie MacDonald, the Council President said that the budget and tax increase are both something that are a necessity due to many things – including the two buildings – being neglected for…


Ellwood City Relay For Life Meet ‘N Greet

Monday, January 16, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. Want to meet the Event Leadership members of Relay For Life?  Or have questions about the American Cancer Society?  You heard/read that Ellwood Relay For Life is moving to downtown in June and you are interested in learning more about the event?  Please join us at Nico Luciano’s Café, 834 Wampum Avenue to “meet n greet” us from 7 to 8 pm.  Light hors devourers and drink will be provided while you mingle with others to talk about Relay For Life, the American cancer society and our event in June.  Hear…