Human Interest


PPA Factors, Energy Costs and Consumption Comparison for billings Dec. 2016 – March 2017

The attached information is being provided 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 Adjustments (PPA Factor) and customer billings during the months of December 2016 through the upcoming billing in March 2017. Comparisons of PPA components (energy purchases, 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 Rate Adjustment for December of 2016 dropped to 2.71 cents from 4.11…


Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce Proud to be Involved in Small Town-Big Living

Raymond Santillo, the Director of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce sent out the following letter in gratitude to the communities continued support: “As many of you may know, I am currently the Director of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce {ECACC}. I am very proud to lead this enthusiastic group of volunteers that serve our area. I write this to inform our EC Area as an update to Chamber activities and membership. First I continue to ask all residents in our Chamber area (Ellwood City, Wampum, Marion, Wayne, North Sewickley, Perry, Portersville, Big Beaver, Franklin, Ellport, New…


Government Contracting Training Event

The Northwest Commission Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in partnership with the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation and the Duquesne University SBDC, will present a free training seminar entitled “Government Contracting Basics and Getting Ready for the Government Market” on Thursday, March 9, from 10:00 A.M. – Noon at The Confluence, 214 East Washington Street, New Castle PA 16101. This workshop will provide an introduction to government contracting and cover the basics of doing business with government agencies including registrations, regulations, certifications and other factors to consider when getting ready to enter this market….


Private Investigators Promise Landlord Judgement Recovery

American Business Resource LLC (ABR), a local company staffed with qualified private investigators, has recently expanded their offered services to cater to a common problem for landlords – judgment recovery. Judgement recovery is often a tricky court settlement since tenants often times will leave without any further notice of address change or updated contact information, leaving the landlord at a standstill for receiving a settlement. “Landlords often end up in situations where they are stiffed, either their tenants don’t pay rent or their bills and the landlord is left to pick up the tab,” Dave Gulish, the company’s founder stated,…


Ellwood City Area Historical Society Scholarship

The Ellwood City Area Historical Society will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior in 2017 who has been accepted in an institiuation of higher learning. Official flyer with full details below.

CCBC Major Gifts (3)

Enthusiam Builds at CCBC for First Major Gifts Campaign in College History

Three-Tiered $12 Million Campaign to Support Regional Success through Student Learning  Monaca, PA – A growing need for an educated workforce and a transformational vision that develops partnerships and pathways for progress have prompted the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) to launch a comprehensive major gifts campaign entitled “Expanding Pathways – Achieving Success.” Administered through the CCBC Foundation, the five-year campaign has a goal of raising $12 million by June 30, 2022. “The CCBC community is focused on becoming the most student-centered, workforce-ready institution of higher learning in the region,” observed George Pacinda, Chair of the CCBC Foundation Board…


CCBC Congratulates President Chris Reber – A Pennsylvania Business Central “Top 100 Person” in Central Pennsylvania

Monaca, PA – Dr. Chris Reber, president of Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), was recently selected by Pennsylvania Business Central as one of the top 100 people in business and economic development for outstanding leadership of their organizations and communities. Nominees are selected annually from 23 counties in Central Pennsylvania, including Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Snyder, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Pennsylvania Business Central solicits nominations from readers and consults with chambers of commerce to gather a pool of potential candidates for the Top…


Ellwood City School Board Suggests $100k Technology Investment

Since technology is almost constantly evolving, schools have continued to incorporate these advancements into curriculum for the benefit of the students. Lincoln High School is no exception to schools seeking advancements for their students; the students of Lincoln High School, grades 9-12, may be looking forward to receiving their own personal school Chomebook. “Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud,” according to this source….

CCBC Shell Dinner (3)

Shell Chemicals Awards Scholarships to 12 High-Performing CCBC Process Technology Students

Monaca, PA – Twelve students from Community College of Beaver County’s (CCBC) Process Technology program were named recipients of the 2017 Shell Two-Year Associate in Technology Scholarship, taking the first step towards a high caliber career in the petrochemicals industry. In celebration of these students’ hard work and dedication, and in recognition of CCBC’s strong partnership with Shell Chemicals, a scholarship dinner was held in the college’s Learning Resources Center on Wednesday, February 1, where the students were congratulated for their commitment to excellence as well as their career potential. The following CCBC Process Technology students each received a $2,500…