Human Interest

Teddy Bear Run to Benefit Akron Children’s Hospital

The God Chasers Motorcycle Club is taking donations for their Teddy Bear Run event to benefit children at the Akron Children’s Hospital. Although the motorcycle club organizes fund raisers for different causes throughout the year, this is the first year the club has organized the Teddy Bear Run for the children’s hospital, and club member Reverend Mike Wimer says they have already received great support. “Along with the generous donations made by the club members, fellow motorcyclists, and the public, we have had donations from many local businesses including the Burgh Bar and the New Castle Lowes – even Build-A-Bear…


Mayor’s Advisory Meeting Recap

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 the Mayor’s Advisory Committee met in Mayor Courts Office. Discussion included the parking ticket issue on Wampum Avenue, complaints voiced concerning a large black dog around Crestview and Skyline Drive. Mayor Court is urging people to trim their hedges when they get too high so that they do not obstruct traffic. The fight against drugs continues with 393 arrests since Mayor Court took office. The Mayor’s Beautification Award program has begun with one Award being presented already. The Mayor wants everyone to know that they can nominate anyone if they wish to do so. On…


CCBC Announces President’s and Dean’s List for Spring 2017 Semester

485 students recognized for academic success  Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) is proud to release 485 names of both full-time and part-time students who achieved President’s List and Dean’s List honors for the spring 2017 semester. In order to be named to the President’s List, students must have completed at least 12 hours of credit-bearing courses in which performance grades are awarded, and have received a 3.75 grade-point average or above for the semester. Dean’s List honorees must have completed at least 12 hours of credit-bearing courses in which performance grades are awarded and have received…


The Sweet Shop Opening This Weekend

According to a live video posted by the owners of the Sweet Shop, the Lawrence Avenue shop is set to open this Saturday, June 3! They will be open from 8a.m. until the evening and will offer customers a variety of home made cookies, cupcakes, candy, chocolate covered fruit, and ice cream. “We are so excited and we hope Ellwood is just as excited as we are.” Watch their posted video below:


80 Years Ago Today: Ellwood Woman Wins Dollar for Prize Recipe

According to the Twitter user Jon Shifflet, who provides a photo of a printed recipe (photo below), today marks the 80th anniversary that Lillian Hoy of Division Street in Ellwood City submitted a recipe to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for “Calcuttas” and won a $1 prize! The recipe calls for an odd mixture of prunes, rice, chutney, gherkins, bacon and Worcestershire sauce. Upon further investigation of the mysterious recipe, Food.com has an almost identical recipe called “Himalayans” – view it here. “An appetizer that will keep them guessing. They are very good, a bit bizarre and certainly different. They are a…


Ellwood City 2017 Graduates

Ellwood City has announced the Class of 2017 graduates. 110 students will receive diplomas at the commencement ceremony this evening. HIGHEST HONORS (By Alphabetical Arrangement)   Student: Joseph Anthony Cortez Parents: Cam-Rahn and Traci Cortez City: Ellwood City Future Plans: Chemical Engineering/Penn State University Clubs/Organizations/Activities: Peer Leadership, NHS, Musical, Stand Up Arrow Leadership, Drama Club, Secretary, President, Student Rep., Treasurer Committees: Steering Committee Honors/Awards/Scholarships: Henry Mancini Outstanding Male Performance, Henry Mancini Best Leading Male Actor, EAEA Scholarship, Howell Lots Williams Memorial Scholarship, Wolves Club Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship, Outstanding Choral Student Award   Student: Ethan Joseph Fotia Parents: Joe and Lisa Fotia City: Ellwood City Future Plans: Robert…


Riverside 2017 Graduates

Riverside High School has announced the Class of 2017 graduates. 122 students will receive diplomas at the commencement ceremony this evening. HIGHEST HONORS (By Alphabetical Arrangement)   Student: Rebekah Bettencourt  Parents: Kim and Larry Bettencourt City: Zelienople Future Plans: Penn State University Clubs/Organizations/Activities: Bible Club, Science Club, Teen Leadership Club, Student Council, Chamber Choir Committees: Prom Committee 2016, Homecoming Committee 2016, Prom Committee 2017 Honors/Awards/Scholarships: MAC Student Athlete Award Communications Award   Student: Sierra Chesko Parents: Randy and Sharon Chesko City: Ellwood City Future Plans: University of Pittsburgh Clubs/Organizations/Activities: Student Council, Teen Leadership Club, Science Club, Football Cheering, Basketball Cheering, Tennis, International…


Ellwood City Woman Most Senior of BC3’s Largest Class Since 2000

(Butler, PA) An Ellwood City grandmother of three was the most senior of the 596 graduates in Butler County Community College’s Class of 2017. Kathie Potemra, 63, of Park Avenue, earned an associate of applied science degree in office administration-medical from BC3. She attended BC3 at Lawrence Crossing in New Castle, BC3’s main campus and took courses online. Potemra, BC3’s most senior graduate by 327 days, says “you can never get enough education.” The 1972 graduate of Shenango High School also earned an associate degree in information management from Youngstown State University in 1997. With her degree from BC3, Potemra…


Faith Fellowship Baptist Church Seeks Youth for Vacation Bible School

Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, located right besides Domino’s Pizza in Ellport, is currently seeking students for their vacation bible school (VBS) during June 12-14. There is no cost for the VBS and a light snack will be provided Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday there will be a pizza party. Bible study is centered around learning about Jesus Christ while having fun participating in games, making crafts,  and being with other children/teens. Details for parents: Upon initial drop off,  please stop in to register your child in order to document emergency contact information as well as any specific allergies, etc….


PHOTO: Mayor Presents Beautification Award

For the past six years, Mayor Court has presented to area residents a special “Beautification Award” sign along with a local restaurant gift certificate. This year the first Award went to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Loraine Buzzelli of Meadowridge Drive. The Buzzelli’s were nominated by an undisclosed resident who felt that the Buzzelli’s had spend considerable time and effort into making their home surroundings extra special. The second of six award winners will be presented soon and there are so many Ellwood City residents who are worthy to received this award and gift certificate.  If you feel that there…