Human Interest

PHOTOS: Levi the Giraffe Helps Man Propose to Girlfriend

One of the most popular to-do’s near Ellwood City lies a quaint zoo full of fun for not only kids – but adults too. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park in Moriane offers an up close experience to their guests – the ability to feed and touch many of the exotic animals residing in the park. The zoo is also well known for the loving giraffes that commonly reach their long necks over the fence to greet guests, and in this case, pose with happy couples for their proposal photos. “Every now and then, we get to be a part of…


2017 Graduate Submissions

With high school graduation around the corner, EllwoodCity.org is now taking graduate submissions to appear on our website. Submissions can be sent electronically to ecstaff@ellwoodcity.org or a hard copy can be filled out in the Color Center on Lawrence Avenue. Please remit a color photo with the information you provide: Graduate Name: Parents Name(s): Grandparent(s), Other(s): School District: Party Info (date, location, etc): Awards, Scholarships, Accolades: Fututre Scholastic Plans/Info (college/university, planned major, etc):   Lincoln High School’s graduation date is Thursday, June 1st and Riverside is Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.


Open Street Event to Celebrate Phase One of Bike Route

Updated: 5/19 at 8am: The Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet is excited to be hosting an Open Street Event in celebration of the completion of Ellwood City’s new bike route. After several Kitchen Cabinet members proposed and planned the bike route for well over a year, the first portion of the project is finally getting its finishing touches this week. “With the ongoing extensive planning and cooperation among the committee members, state, county and borough, the bike lanes are set to be painted on the road this week,” Dave McQuaid, one of the main committee members directing the project stated. Phase…


Bernstine, Court Agree to Send Information to District Attorney Office

ELLWOOD CITY – In response to parking tickets that were issued at a legislative press conference on Thursday, May 11, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-New Beaver) and Ellwood City Mayor Anthony Court have jointly agreed to send documentation of the event to the Lawrence County District Attorney office, Bernstine announced today. Bernstine held a press conference in front of a private residence on Wampum Avenue to announce his legislation to better regulate municipal electric costs. Many attendees of the event, including Bernstine himself, received parking tickets from the Ellwood City Police Department. “Because I firmly believe that the tickets were…


Fine Arts Festival

On Tuesday, May 16, the public is invited to attend the inaugural spring Fine Arts Festival at Lincoln Junior-Senior High School. The show, which is free to the public, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Student work will be on display through the first floor and library, and refreshments will be served in the cafeteria. Following the festival, the choral department’s spring concert will be held in the Leslie Szabo Jr. Memorial Auditorium under the direction of Felecia Greco and Laura Adams.  Tickets for the spring concert are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and…


Students Win With Business Ideas

Grove City, PA, May 8, 2017:  On May 4th, five teams of students from local Butler county high schools competed with their business ideas in the 2nd Annual Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV (MIU IV) Final Business Pitch Contest. The contest involved MIU IV’s Entrepreneurship Academy students presenting their ideas in a five-minute presentation in front of potential investors and judges. The winning teams were: 1st Place:  FNGRtip, team members from Knoch High School – Madison McCall, Brenna Moore, and Christina Rossi. 2nd Place:  DonateYourData, team members from Knoch High School Megan Vettori, and Moniteau High School Kierra Thiry. 3rd Place: …


VIDEO: Bernstine Presents Proposed Bill At Electric Press Conference

Yesterday, Republican State Representative, Aaron Bernstine, joined forces with Democratic State Representative, Pam Snyder, to promote change in the unregulated electric utility usage – a practice that occurs not only in Ellwood City, but in over 30 municipalities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “This is an example of Republicans and Democrats coming together to do the right thing,” Bernstine stated. At the press conference, held outside a residential property on Wampum Avenue in Ellwood City, Bernstine publicly released information regarding his proposed legislation to regulate municipal owned electric companies. The legislation will discontinue the use of electric departments profits to…


PHOTOS: Bernstine Among Over Half Dozen Ticketed At Press Conference

During State Representative Aaron Bernstine’s electric press conference yesterday, nearly a dozen attendees, including both he and another state representative were issued parking tickets for parking arguably legally. The conference took place at a residential home on Wampum Avenue – a street that has parking prohibited signs posted along the west side of the street but no signs and no yellow curb present on the opposite side. According to the officer, parking on the side of the road the cars were parked along was illegal due to obstructing a fire lane; however the only no parking sign along the road…


Mother’s Day in Ellwood City

Unsure of what to get the special mothers in your life for Mother’s Day this Sunday? Here’s a list of gift ideas local to the Ellwood City Community:       Take her to a Mother’s Day Event: Windy Ridge Dairy: Bring mom out for a $1.00 sundae on Saturday May 13th! We will be open till 9pm! We will have hot fudge, black raspberry, and salted caramel toppings! Mother’s Day Tea: First United Methodist Church invites you to attend a Mother’s Day Tea from 11am-1pm. The Fashion Show starts at 11am. Tickets are $10 for adults 13 and up,…


Couple Experiences Sleepless Nights Dedicating Time Beautifying Ellwood City

Appropriately in sync with the Ellwood City revitalization project, Katelyn Dominelli and her husband Curt have made it their goal to ensure residing in Ellwood City is a desirable option. Since January 2016, the couple have been focusing their efforts on purchasing eye-sore real estate in the local community and doing a complete flip of the property – turning it into a highly appealing and modern space to live in the hopes it will entice a growing community. Not only do they beautify property in Ellwood City, they also promote the utilization of local companies and workers. The husband and…