Human Interest

Haunted Hill View Manor

Located on the outskirts of New Castle lies one of the most popular western Pennsylvania ghost hunting locations- Hill View Manor. The manor is an 85,000 square foot building that opened in the 1920’s as a  “poor farm” and halfway house but was later turned into a care facility in the 1970’s. Its doors closed permanently in 2004 and remained lifeless until it was sold to new management a few years later who turned it into a prime spot for paranormal investigators, thrill seekers, and skeptics. To date, Hill View Manor remains a deteriorating skeleton of what it once was-…


Adult Halloween To-Do’s Around Lawrence County

Costume Parties:  Emerald Tablet (42 E State St, Sharon, PA 16146)- October 28 starting at 4p.m. Live music will be played by three bands, ZooLieu Tree Revival from 8p.m.-9:30p.m., Stationary Pebbles from 9:30p.m.-11p.m., and Kinetik from 11p.m.-close. BYOB, $5 admission with costume and $7 without. North County Brewing Company (141 S Main St, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057)- October 26 from 7p.m. to 12p.m. $25 ticket which includes live entertainment, food, prizes, and giveaways. Harmony Inn (230 Mercer St, Harmony, PA 16037)- October 27 starting at 7p.m. $25 ticket which includes food, games, contests, prizes, and live entertainment.   Haunted Attractions…


Child Friendly Halloween To-Do’s Around Lawrence County

Haunted Hayride: Riverside Memorial Stadium When: Thursday October 6 (7p.m.-9p.m.), Saturday October 8, and Sunday October 9. Non-spooky hay rides are from 6p.m.-dark, spooky hayrides start at dark -10p.m. Non-spooky tickets are $5 and spooky tickets are $7. All proceeds benefit Riverside’s ROAR foundation.   Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards: Apple Castle Irons Mill Farmstead   “Night at the Zoo”: Living Treasures When: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October from 7-11pm, weather permitting. Read more about the event on their website.   Spooky Stories: Old Stone House in Slippery Rock When: Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29, 5:30p.m.- 8:30p.m. Tickets…


Hitched and Unhitched: August and September Edition

Hitched and Unhitched for the months of August and September is up and ready to view! We also want to give a special congratulations to Kasey Johnson, 24 of Ellwood City and her fiance Jeff Work, 26 of Ellwood City on their marriage that took place at the Saint Monica Church in Wampum, with the reception held at the New Galilee Fire Hall on September 24th, 2016. Photo provided by the family.


Recent Transmission and Capacity Charges

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 Adjustment (PPA Factor) and customer billings during the months of August, September and October.  A comparison of PPA components (Energy Purchased, 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 August of 2015 was 3.10 cents per kWh compared to1.80 cents per kWh…


Photo Gallery: Lincoln Junior Senior High School Receives Donation from WesBanco

WesBanco Donation Will Help STEAM Instruction Ellwood City, PA – Lincoln Junior Senior High School is set to receive a $25,000 donation from WesBanco, the financial institution has continued to reach beyond the brick and mortar walls of their buildings to have a direct impact in lives of local students. The funding is part of a plan to generate STEAM programs at Lincoln Junior Senior High School.  The new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics programs will enable the Ellwood City Area School District to prepare the next generation workforce. “We want our students to engage in project based learning…


11 Year Old Riverside Student Sings National Anthem at Pirates Game on Tuesday

Alexa Speicher, an 11 year old student at Riverside, sang the national anthem at the Pirates game Tuesday night. Alexa’s mother, Tanya, said that when Alexa was about four years old she started showing a particular interest in singing- specifically the national anthem, after she witnessed the song being sung at a sporting event. Ever since then, Alexa has been taking singing lessons and has dedicated most of her free time to performing arts and singing the national anthem at local high school and college sporting events. Speicher is a performer, not only does she sing but she plays instruments…


In Your Home Senior Care

Caring for others has always been a lifelong passion for Eileen McKelvey. Her caring and concern for others that originally started with children has now expanded to caring for senior citizens. The personal gratitude that she has received while working with seniors was the inspiration to create her business, In Your Home Senior Care. Her business focuses on the non-medical needs of senior citizens, catering specifically to the elderly who have the ability to stay at home with their families. In your home senior care provides assistance with the daily needs of the senior, allowing family members the freedom to…


Pennsylvania American Water: Updates About Chromium-6 in Drinking Water

The following information was received from the Pennsylvania American Water Company in regards to yesterdays post about chromium-6 in Ellwood’s drinking water: At Pennsylvania American Water, we take water quality and safety very seriously. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection set water quality standards designed to protect public health and Pennsylvania American Water treats our customer’s drinking water to meet or surpass these standards, including those set for chromium. The USEPA does not have specific drinking water regulations for chromium-6, only total chromium, which includes consideration of the health effects due to chromium-6. Pennsylvania…


Updates on the Proposed Water Treatment Plant

About a month ago we brought a story to you about a former councilman asking council to oppose the new water treatment plant scheduled to be constructed in the near future. The plant is supposedly going to be supplying residents with water from the Connoquenessing Creek and Beaver River instead of where the water is currently supplied from, the Slippery Rock Creek. This has many people worried due to the Connoquenessing Creek being one of the dirtiest water sources in America. We asked Connie MacDonald, the council president, what could be done in favor of the former councilman’s pleads, however,…