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Last Week to Donate to The Hope House

The Ellwood City Hope House is accepting donations up until December 18, donations can be dropped off at the First Baptist Church of Ellwood City. If you’re unsure what to donate, here is a list provided by the organizers: Additionally, fake trees are needed to be donated as well. About the Hope House of Ellwood City The homeless shelter is specified to cater for the needs of full households, not just small households or individuals, which makes it unique to the tri-state county area. The shelter is a donated move-in ready house near the post office in Ellwood City and…


Ellwood City Historical Society Upcoming Events

Upcoming events at the Ellwood City Historical Society: December 2 through January 23 – Heinz – WWII Traveling Exhibit January 8, 2018 – Speaker Bob Rivers February 12, 2018 – Speaker Dan Burns  March 12, 2018 – Speaker Ryan Kegel “We Can Do It” – WWII traveling Exhibition, Free Admission (happening now) The History Center is open in December 2017 on Wednesdays and Thursdays 12 noon to 4pm. In January 2018 the History Center will be open Saturday 6, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.; then every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday January 12 noon to 4pm. Groups may schedule tours by…


SOI Kids Christmas Treat Event

The SOI Christmas treat for kids will be this Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 pm at the Sons of Italy social hall in Ellwood City. This event is open to the public. Children will sing Christmas Carols and Santa will be there to hand out treats to all the children.


December Council Meeting Recap

Next Monday Ellwood City Council will be voting on some important topics including the 2018 budget and tax rate. Here are the official Suggested Items for Discussion at yesterday’s Council Committee Meeting:   FINANCE (Mancini, DeCaria, Ovial) Resolution – adopt 2018 Budget Ordinance – adopt 2018 Tax Rate, 8.75 mills Authorize the Tax Collector to add the assessment of the EC Medical Center $9,395,000 to the 2017           tax duplicate Payment – Rehrig Pacific Co. $6743.52 for Recycling Bins; pd from Recycling fund   HEALTH/PUBLIC SAFETY (Dici, Celli, Lamenza) Address Changes – submitted by Lawrence Co. Resolution – prohibiting the…


House Approves Bernstine Bill to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives Monday unanimously approved legislation, authored by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), which would make it easier for seniors to maintain their independence and receive care in their homes. “A disparity in Pennsylvania law is limiting access to in-home care and actually forcing some seniors into nursing homes when home care would have been more appropriate, preferred and less expensive,” Bernstine said. Currently, when an individual applies for Medicaid, he or she can be “presumed eligible” for nursing home services and receive those services immediately while their Medicaid application is being fully reviewed. However, if the…


Will It Be A White Christmas in Ellwood?

Winter weather is in the forecast for the next several upcoming weeks – a complete change-up of last year’s weather around this time. Last year we experienced a good portion of December in temperatures upwards of 60-some degrees, with December 26th, 2016, holding a high temperature record of 62 degrees. Needless to say, there was no snow on Christmas Day last year in Ellwood City. This year, however, there is a chance of snow showers almost daily leading up to the Christmas weekend! While it’s possible for the forecast to change, it looks likely to be a white Christmas for…


ECR Presents 2nd Annual Winter Wine and Brew Fest

Ellwood City Revitalization presents the 2nd Annual Winter Wine and Brew Fest! Admission includes beer and wine tasting, entertainment, DJ, raffles and a Chinese Auction. Tickets make great stocking stuffers! Please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 if you wish to donate a basket for the Chinese Auction or would like to sponsor. More information on flyer below:


Slippery Rock University Receives Grant to Train Veterans to be Teachers, Bernstine Says

State Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) announced that Slippery Rock University, along with West Chester University in southeastern part of the state, will receive more than $272,000 in funding under the federal Troops to Teachers grant program. “I believe the extensive training, vast experience and patriotism of our nation’s veterans make them excellent candidates to lead our classrooms,” Bernstine said. “Programs like Troops to Teachers help us give back in a small way to our veterans while putting some of our most upstanding citizens before our future generations.” The Troops to Teachers grant program, managed by the Defense Activity for Nontraditional…


Ellwood City Pet Groomer Offers Safe Treat Alternatives for Dog Owners

Since the recent warnings regarding the harm common dog toys and treats can cause to our beloved pets, dog owners have been searching for a healthier, safer alternative and just in time for the holidays, the owners of Grand Paws on Lawrence Avenue have been stocking holistic treats for dog owners to purchase instead. Most pet owners are shocked to learn how many harmful chemicals and other potentially deadly substances are put into commonly sold dog treats. According to the Bark Post, a dog-enthusiast blog website, here are four common dog treats that can hurt your dog:  Dynamic Pet Real…