Human Interest

Cheapest Heating Sources

Not only is it the time of year to be concerned about heating, but with the recent Ellwood Electric situation many home owners are left wondering if their heating sources are saving them money -or costing them more. There are four main heat sources most commonly used by Pennsylvanians, these include oil, natural gas, electric, and propane. With information gathered from the Energy Information Administration today, heating oil is about .40 cents cheaper per gallon than propane in the North East regions of America. As of recent, propane is the most expensive heating source with oil following closely behind. Consequently,…


Local Ellwood Resident Sings with Famous Voice Contestant

When people think of talent and fame, they often think of Hollywood -not so much Ellwood, but one Ellwood resident is unexpectedly changing that view. With just over two decades of dedication put towards performing arts, Jamie Hulick a native Ellwoodian, was recently asked by a contestant on The Voice to be featured on his newly published Christmas album. Hulick is a 27 year old who has been singing since she was a child. She attended Lincoln Park High School in her senior year, specifically for performing arts, and after graduation she moved to Florida to work as a performer…


Suicide Prevention Class

Ellwood City Hospital Behavioral Health Unit will be hosting a QPR training course for Lawrence County residents interested in combating the 10th leading cause of death in the nation, suicide. QPR stands for question, persuade, and refer; these are the three basic principals taught by professionals on how to potentially save a life. Over the past year a half Ellwood City Hospital Behavioral Health Unit’s suicide prevention classes have taught over 500 people, and they show no signs of slowing down their efforts. “Suicide is a taboo subject -there is plenty of support for physical health disorders, but for those…


Two Hours of Free Parking

As Ellwood prepares for the holiday season, remember that free holiday parking is in effect for all Ellwood City parking meters on Lawrence Ave., Bell Ave., Crescent Ave., 5th St., 6th St., 7th St., and Beaver Ave. for a maximum of two hours until December 31. Anyone parked beyond the holiday limit will be subject to a $5.00 parking fine.


Reminder to Drive Safely in Winter Weather

Over the weekend, we encountered the first snowfall of the season here in Ellwood with many more winter-wonderland days upcoming. Whether or not you’re a fan of the snow, it’s important to take extra precautions especially when driving in freezing weather, even if the roads appear fine. It does not have to be actively snowing or raining for road hazards to appear. As long as the temperature is low enough, ice and slush can form, causing extremely dangerous driving conditions. Wurtemburg-Perry Fire Department posted this update to their Twitter on Sunday warning travelers of the potential road hazards, “Please use…


$300 Fine For Failure to Comply With This Animal Ordinance

Although we have yet to witness a snowfall here in Ellwood for the season, it’s no doubt that we’ve already encountered some pretty chilly days. For most people, the cold weather is easily avoidable thanks to heaters and furnaces. However, for pets that live outside, escaping the cold may be a difficult task without access to proper shelter. With winter almost upon us, failure to take appropriate precautions for pets exposed to the cold climates may result in an expensive penalty; the anti-tethering ordinance adopted in Ellwood and New Castle only allows dogs (of all breeds) to be outside for…


United Fund achieves 38% of goal of $50,000.00

The Ellwood City United Fund annual campaign began Oct 1, 2016 with a set goal of $50,000.00 for the coming year of 2017. A get acquainted mixer was held on Oct 18, 2016 that was enjoyed by over 60 guest and service organizations. Andy Kindle, treasurer said, “the first 45 days of the campaign the donations have reached up to over 38% of the goal, funds collected to date total $19,905.00.” “We still have 45 days to receive donations and we are hopeful that the community will respond this year and be generous to help our neighbors and  friends in need,”…


Blood Drive Host Thanks Community for Participation

Debbie Murdock, the mother of Richard Hogue -a 28 year old who was fatally shot a few years ago; wanted to formally thank all attendees to her annually hosted blood drive. “We had a great turnout and 57 lives were saved. Mayor Court and Joshua Lamancusa came to support Richard and also made a donation, and Dominoes Pizza donated pizza for the blood drive… We (Richard’s family) are very grateful for the support -keeping Richard’s memory alive by giving the gift of  life,” Murdock appreciated. After her sons unexpected passing, Murdock decided to host yearly blood drives to help her…


Watch: Lincoln High School Students Perform Mannequin Challenge

A recent trend, The Mannequin Challenge, has been taking the internet by storm- teams of athletes, celebrities, and even tailgaters are participating in the challenge. According to Wikipedia, The Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend that started in 2016 where people remain frozen in action while a video is recorded, usually with music in the background. The hashtag #MannequinChallenge was used for popular social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. It is believed the phenomenon of remaining motionless like mannequins was started by students from Edward H. White High School in Jacksonville, Florida on October 26, 2016….


Halloween Contest Winners

As of 8a.m. November 11, we counted the votes- it was a very close race! We would like to congratulate our first place winner, Braxton Hogue with a whopping total of 450 likes- as a spilled bowl of spaghetti, and our second place winner, Anthony Barberio following closely behind with a total of 436 likes- as a headless version of himself! Thank you to all who submitted and participated in EllwoodCity.org’s annual Halloween Contest.