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Ellwood City School Board “Meet the Candidate Night” Recap

With four seats up for election on the Ellwood City School Board, the Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet hosted a Meet the Candidate Night for the potential school board candidates to publicly answer questions and present their opening and closing statements. Although a wide array of topics were discussed during the evening event, one of the main topics was the potential outsourcing of cafeteria workers the school board has recently been debating. Norman Boots, a newcomer and custodian who graduated from Lincoln High in 1981, stressed his displeasure of the outsourcing option, saying that the cafeteria workers are also community tax…


PPA Factors, Energy Costs and Consumption Comparison for February 2017 – May of 2017 and Previous Year

The attached information is being provided by the Borough in order to inform Ellwood City Electric customers of the effect the reduction in the Transmission and Capacity charges set by PJM has had upon the Rate Adjustment (PPA Factor) and customer billings during the months of February 2017 through the upcoming billing in May 2017. Comparisons of PPA components (Energy Purchased, American Municipal Power-Power Charges, as well as Transmission and Capacity Charges) were used. The Rate Adjustment is added to the electric bill of each user, Residential, Commercial and Industrial. The February 2017 Rate Adjustment was 2.04 cents per kWh…


House Passes Bernstine Bill to Hold Lottery Winners Accountable for Debts

HARRISBURG – Common-sense, bipartisan legislation to intercept lottery winnings by individuals who are delinquent on state taxes or behind on child support payments has passed unanimously in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, announced bill sponsor, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence).  House Bill 674 requires the Department of Revenue (DOR) to determine whether taxpayers who win a single prize of more than $2,500 from the Pennsylvania Lottery have any unpaid state taxes. If the taxpayer does have an outstanding state tax liability and all appeal rights have been exhausted, the amount of state tax that is owed will be deducted from the winnings…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Celebrates Earth Day

From exotic animal encounters to a trashion-fashion show, live performances, Eco-friendly vendors, and much more – The Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce put together an Earth Day celebration to remember. While the annual event gets bigger every year, their newest addition to the celebration is the Trashion Show. With over half a dozen local competitors, the Ewing stage was filled with fashionable trash outfits crafted completely out of recyclable materials. The top three placers won a cash prize, third place won $50, second place won $75, and first place won $100 – but the main focus of the Trashion Show…


Ellwood City Resident Becomes Overnight Real Estate Mogul

After realizing the devastating financial effects all the local vacant properties would have on the Borough, Christina Hoffmeier of Hoffmier Holdings LLC, a family owned and operated company, was determined to make a difference in the local real estate community. Hoffmeier Holdings LLC, an Ellwood City based real estate company, recently acquired 54 Single Family homes in and surrounding the Ellwood City Area propelling them to be one of the fastest growing, woman owned and operated real estate investment firms in Western Pennsylvania. Sole Member of the company, Christina Hoffmeier, was born and raised in the Ellwood City Area and…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City VS Riverside Track

Riverside was victorious over Ellwood City in both the girls and boys track competition Monday evening. “The teams competed well, but we are missing the depth to compete with a strong team such as Riverside. I’m very pleased with how hard all of the athletes work, and it shows in their individual performances. It will be interesting to see where all of our times and marks rank once all of the other teams upload their data to the WPIAL site,” Tom Natale the Lincoln High track coach stated. Game stats: EC v. Riverside Girls: 89-52 (Riverside) 100:  1. A. Elchison…


Mayor Court Presents MADD Proclamation

Mayor Court presented a proclamation to Eisabela Miller, President of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE). This proclamation is also in conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), as Lincoln High School and the ECPD prepare for the school’s prom on May 5,2017. BOROUGH OF ELLWOOD CITY, PA PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Borough of Ellwood City recognizes the importance of parents talking with their teens about alcohol in order to reduce the risks and dangers posed to teens and communities; and WHEREAS,  high school students who use alcohol or other substances are five times more likely to drop out of school or believe…


PHOTOS: Lady Wolverines Defeat Seneca Valley, Improves Record to 8-0

The Lady Wolverines moved up in class on Saturday as they traveled to 6A Seneca Valley for a non section game.   The results remained the same however, as the 3A Wolverines returned home with an 8-5 victory.   Once again the Wolverines started fast as Ariana Garroway led off the first with a walk, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout by Zoe Kalantzis, and scored on a clutch 2 out rbi single by Reagan Mittler.   The blue and white would add to their lead in the top of the 4th as they scored twice to take…


PHOTOS: Perry Elementary Students Visit Jurassic Library

After dedicating five weeks of hard work in the Arts & Bots after school program, the 5th and 6th graders of Hartman Intermediate finally showcased their dinosaur-robotic creations to the 3rd and 4th graders at Perry Elementary School during the Jurassic Library event Friday morning. Mr. Marsh, the elementary art teacher, Mr. Setzenfand, the Wolverine Workshop instructor and Mr. Skoczylas, elementary computer teacher, were in charge of the club and event. As part of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program Ellwood City Area schools have been pursuing, 18 students from Hartman Intermediate were chosen to partake in…


School Board Meet The Candidate Night Set For Tomorrow Evening

The Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet will again be hosting Meet the Candidate nights starting with the School Board candidates tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 25 in Municipal Building auditorium from 6:30-8:00p.m. The Kitchen Cabinet started Meet the Candidates Night so guests could have the opportunity to attend and listen to the candidates present their remarks as well as answering questions. Four seats are up for election on school board and running candidates include incumbents Anthony Buzzelli, Kathy Pansera, and Renee Pitrelli, who will be running against three newcomers, Barbara Wilson, Norm Boots, and Kathy McCommons – all of which cross-filed for…