Human Interest

EC Code Enforcement Officer Reminds Residents of Snow Clearing Ordinance

Ralph Chiappetta, Ellwood City’s code enforcement officer reminds residents of the snow removal ordinance: 1988 Code § 12-3091)  (Ord. 2396.  Passed 7-17-06.) Bookmark674.04   SNOW AND ICE ON SIDEWALKS. (a)   Removal of Snow and Ice by Owner, Occupant or Tenant.  The owner, occupant or tenant of every property upon or alongside any street in the Borough shall remove or cause to be removed, from all sidewalks in front of or alongside of such property, all snow or ice fallen or formed thereon, within twenty-four hours after the same has ceased to fall or form.  No snow or ice removed or shoveled…


Lincoln High School Cuts Costs, No More Paper Report Cards

In an attempt to cut thousands in costs, the Ellwood City School Board has decided to stop giving out paper report cards at Lincoln High School, effective with the latest nine-weeks grading period. Parents and guardians are encouraged to instead view their child’s grades through the online platform that is already in place; those without access to the internet or who prefer the paper reports can make individual requests to the school to continue receiving hard copies. This decision will not affect the lower grades and high school students who fail a course will receive a mailing from the guidance…


Temperatures to Rise, Fall

This week has been much warmer than last, and by Saturday we should be seeing temperatures into the 50’s. Unfortunately the mild temperatures will not last; according to the Weather Channel, Friday will see a high of 51 degrees, Saturday back down to a high of 21, and Sunday with a high of 18. Throughout the next couple weeks we can expect to see fluctuation in temperatures from the single digits upwards to the forties. View the 10 day forecast for Ellwood City below:


River of the Year: Connoquenessing Named Runner-Up

The public has been on the edge of their seats waiting for the results of the River of the Year contest, which were finally announced this week. The Connoquenessing was in a tight race with Loyalsock Creek, all throughout the voting, but ultimately came up short in the end. “Unfortunately The Connoquenessing came in short for 1st place by 720 votes- Loyalsock Creek won with 6100 votes, the Connie with 5,381,” Tracey Hughes stated. “We thank everyone for their support and knowing we are the hidden gem of Western Pa.” The other participating waterways were Lackawanna River, which took third…


Local Dog Owner Starts Petition for Ellwood Dog Park

A dog park is longed for by many Ellwood and surrounding area residents, including a woman named Ashley Fisher, a resident of North Sewickley, who decided it’s time to initiate a change. Fisher started a petition last week, called “Let’s build a Dog Park!” on The Petition Site, which already has nearly 100 signatures. The end goal is to have 1,000 signatures before being presented to council. “I would love a place to socialize with other dog lovers while my dog is having some supervised fun off leash,” Fisher, who owns a three year old Goldendoodle named Winston, stated. She…


Avoid Fines by Following Borough Anti-Tethering Rules

Borough Manager Bob Villella reminds residents of the borough to be mindful of the anti-tethering rules especially in this bitter cold weather: TETHERING OF DOGS; KEEPING OF DOGS OUTDOORS.    (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to tether, fasten, chain, tie, restrain or cause an unattended dog to be fastened, chained, tied or restrained to houses, trees, fences, garages, stakes or other stationary or highly immobile objects by means of a rope, chain, strap or other physical restraint for the purpose of confinement, except in circumstances where all of the following requirements are satisfied:       (1)   The tethering is not for a…


Lawrence Avenue Developer Seeks Potential Businesses

The area of 509 to 515 Lawrence Avenue has been awarded to Lutz & Myers Inc. for redeveloping, and now Ron Lutz says the next step for developing is finding potential businesses. Lutz & Myers will be relying on the help of potential businesses to decide on which blueprint design they will choose for construction since they have several possible blueprints drawn up for the area. The blueprints contain anywhere between 3 to 8 businesses – each one catered to different needs of potential businesses. “Depending on the amount of space needed, per each potential business, will be the deciding…


Part 2: Top 10 Stories of 2017

In following previous years’ tradition, EllwoodCity.org brings the calendar to a close with the top 10 most popular stories of 2017. Today is Part 2 in a 2-part series. We thank all our readers for contributing to our one million plus page views this year. Click here to view Part 1. The EllwoodCity.org staff wishes everyone a safe and happy 2018! Suboxone Clinic Opens in Ellwood City Earlier in the year a suboxone clinic located on Pershing Street only a few blocks from the hospital has recently opened as an attempt to combat opiate addictions in the area. Ellwood City…


Arctic Blast Set to Chill North East

As if today isn’t already cold enough, the temperatures are supposed to drop this weekend just in time to welcome the New Year, with lows expected to be just above the negatives. Several Arctic Blasts are affecting the temperatures throughout the Midwest and North East United States, causing near-record breaking lows. If you plan on going to the Big Apple to see the ball drop – be prepared for the weather, it’s going to be even colder in New York. Check out the winter weather forecast in Ellwood City for the next 10 days here. How will you be spending…


Part 1: Top 10 Stories of 2017

In following previous years’ tradition, EllwoodCity.org brings the calendar to a close with the top 10 most popular stories of 2017. Today is Part 1 in a 2-part series. We thank all our readers for contributing to our one million plus page views this year. Be sure to check back tomorrow for Part 2. The EllwoodCity.org staff wishes everyone a safe and happy 2018! Bernstine Among Over Half Dozen Ticketed at Press Conference With over 6,000 page views alone, this was one of our most viewed human interest stories of the year! During State Representative Aaron Bernstine’s electric press conference…