Human Interest

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…


Holy Redeemer Catholic School to Close: “Schools Are Now a Business”

Heavy emotions filled Holy Redeemer Catholic School’s lunchroom yesterday during the public meeting about the school’s unexpected closure. Sister JoAnne, the principal of Holy Redeemer Catholic School stated during the meeting that she believes schools are no longer what they once were – they are now businesses that rely on attending students to fund raise and due to the few students attending the school, funding is the main contributing factor to the schools termination. “Schools are now a business, no matter where your child will attend – be it public or private, fundraising will be a thing, and without children…


Prom Dreams Hosting 3rd Annual Free Prom Dress Giveaway

Prom is right around the corner and unfortunately many high school girls miss out on the once in a lifetime experience because of finances, and that’s why Prom Dreams in New Castle is hosting their 3rd annual free prom dress giveaway. Local girls who are in need of a prom dress are invited to the event, taking place at Feed My Sheep on Long Ave. in New Castle on March 25th. Official flyer below.


Local Gym Offers Everything To Get Your Body Ready for Summer

It’s Time Fitness is excited to be expanding their body enhancing services; while the company already offers a gym and salon to the community, they are adding a tanning salon to the list right in time for spring break. With no appointment needed, Big Time Tan will provide the option to utilize a variety of different tanning bed levels, HT42 for a duration of 11 minutes, HT54 for a duration of 10 minutes, HT60 for a duration of 8 minuets, and not 1 but 2 Hollywood Tan High Pressure Tanning beds that is 10 minutes maximum tan with 36 HP…


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 Judgment 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.