Human Interest

12th Annual International Showcase Enjoyed at Riverside High School

On Tuesday, March 21, over 100 tenth grade World Cultures students with the support of 10 International Club students presented the Twelfth Annual International Showcase of Countries at Riverside High School. Following months of preparation, displays that showcased 33 nations of the world were opened to students in the Riverside district from grade K through 8. 30 Riverside classes with nearly 700 students toured the Showcase this year. In addition, a group of students from Ambridge attended the Showcase for the first time. Nine exchange students currently living in Pennsylvania were participants. These YFU exchange students are Eva from Germany…


PHOTO: Two Boxers Receive Commendation from Ellwood City Borough

Charlie Clouston, a three-time golden glove champion, and Rosie Morales attended yesterdays council meeting to receive their commendations. Both of the commendations were presented by Council President, Connie MacDonald, who stated the men were being recognized by the Borough for competing in a Pittsburgh boxing invitational in Cuba where they demonstrated outstanding physical skills, great sportsmanship as well as served as an excellent international ambassador for the United States and the Borough of Ellwood City.


Try-Outs for Ellwood City’s First Competitive Cheer Program

Nikki DeLuca, a local competitive gymnastic coach at Diamond Dance Academy, is excited to be bringing Ellwoodian youth their first opportunity to participate in a competitive all-star cheer program. DeLuca will be the head coach of the Ellwood City Explosion All Star Cheer. The Explosion squads will be tailored for any level youth between the ages 5-18, and the cheer group will be co-ed. DeLuca says the all-star competitive group will take local cheerleading “to a whole new level.” “All star cheering is different than school cheering in several ways,” she says. “Not only are the squads bigger – consisting…


New Ice Cream Shop Teams Up with Windy Ridge Dairy

Two local residents, Scott and Caroline Golmic, have a vision for the old Blocher Jewelers building, located at 507 Lawrence Ave – to turn it into an ice cream parlor. Scott stated that after a long period of decision making, it was decided upon that an ice cream shop would be something that would not only benefit the local Ellwood community, but “bringing ice-cream back to Lawrence Avenue” is a dream the duo would like to pursue; and thus the idea for Sweet Caroline’s was born. They has been actively working toward making the vision a reality, even teaming up…


Cheerios Giving Away 100-Million Seeds to “Bring Back the Bees”

Have you noticed the iconic Buzz the Bee missing from one of the most popular cereal brands? Scientists are not the only ones worried about the declining bee population – the General Mills cereal brand, Cheerios, is doing their part to reverse the declining bee population with their #BringBacktheBees movement. Hundreds of bee species are heading toward extinction, and according to Honey Nut Cheerios’ promotional video, bees have been in decline since World War II.  “In 2015, 42 percent of the bee colonies in the United States collapsed, and with more than 30 percent of all General Mills ingredients dependent…


Lincoln High Graduate to Perform with Tamburitzans

After recently returning home from her Spring Break tour in Florida with the group, Lincoln High graduate, Alena Kucan prepares to perform with the Tamburitzans for their second presentation at Ellwood City’s Lincoln High School. The group, which formed nearly 80 years ago is a group-effort tradition consisting of an array of talented students who continually aw crowds with their unique and culturally diverse performances. Alena’s father Pete Kucan, described the show as “a two hour tour of Europe,” as the Tammies depict Europe’s eccentric culture through their costumes and performances. “People are always blown away after witnessing the show,”…


CCBC Named to Pennsylvania Business Centrak’s “Top 100 Organizations” List

Monaca, PA – Pennsylvania Business Central, a business and economic development publication that serves 23 counties throughout central Pennsylvania, has named Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) to its Top 100 Organizations List in recognition of the college’s contributions to community and economic development.  Pennsylvania Business Central solicits nominations from readers and consults with chambers of commerce to gather a pool of potential candidates for the Top 100 list of honorees. The newspaper’s editorial board ultimately selects the final 100. “It has always been Pennsylvania Business Central’s pleasure to welcome the new year by honoring 100 organizations in our readership…


Florida Company Promises Better Future for Ellwood City Hospital

The Ellwood City Hospital has changed many times since its official opening in 1910, but has only recently been struggling to keep the doors open over the past couple decades. The facilities is now looking forward to a brighter future after being sold to Americore Health LLC, a Florida based company specializing in acquiring and managing rural hospitals. CEO Carolyn Izzo stated that after other local hospitals obtained partnerships she knew that the Ellwood City Hospital would also benefit from a partnership. The hospital’s board of trustees reviewed five different proposals before finally committing the sale to Americore, in an…


PHOTO: Mayor Visits Ellwood City Early Learning Center

Mayor Anthony J. Court spent an enjoyable morning at the Ellwood City Early Learning Center reading to two groups of five year old children. Mayor Court sends a special thank you to the teachers Mrs. McCaslin and Mrs. Glass for allowing him to participate in the classroom, expressing what an enjoyable morning he had reading poetry. The Mayor also extends a special thank you to Mrs. Williams and Mrs. DeFiore and the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership. Picture submitted.


Success with Style on Lawrence Avenue

If Stacy Houk could relive her first year in business; she would not change a thing. “When I opened my doors last Spring, I really did not know what to expect. My husband and I put so much into renovating this space that when customers saw us working and began inquiring before our opening day, I had no time to anticipate how busy I would be. We are really happy with renovation. I knew if I could get people to come in and see the place, they’d give my services a try.” Stacy’s beauty salon, L.A. Cuts, is playfully named…