Human Interest

CCBC Congratulates President Chris Reber – A Pennsylvania Business Central “Top 100 Person” in Central Pennsylvania

Monaca, PA – Dr. Chris Reber, president of Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), was recently selected by Pennsylvania Business Central as one of the top 100 people in business and economic development for outstanding leadership of their organizations and communities. Nominees are selected annually from 23 counties in Central Pennsylvania, including Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Snyder, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Pennsylvania Business Central solicits nominations from readers and consults with chambers of commerce to gather a pool of potential candidates for the Top…


Ellwood City School Board Suggests $100k Technology Investment

Since technology is almost constantly evolving, schools have continued to incorporate these advancements into curriculum for the benefit of the students. Lincoln High School is no exception to schools seeking advancements for their students; the students of Lincoln High School, grades 9-12, may be looking forward to receiving their own personal school Chomebook. “Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud,” according to this source….


Shell Chemicals Awards Scholarships to 12 High-Performing CCBC Process Technology Students

Monaca, PA – Twelve students from Community College of Beaver County’s (CCBC) Process Technology program were named recipients of the 2017 Shell Two-Year Associate in Technology Scholarship, taking the first step towards a high caliber career in the petrochemicals industry. In celebration of these students’ hard work and dedication, and in recognition of CCBC’s strong partnership with Shell Chemicals, a scholarship dinner was held in the college’s Learning Resources Center on Wednesday, February 1, where the students were congratulated for their commitment to excellence as well as their career potential. The following CCBC Process Technology students each received a $2,500…


Beaver County Humane Society: February’s Featured Pets

Looking to adopt? Check out the Beaver County Humane Society’s featured adoptable pets for February!   HAPPY JACK – A013214 Hello! My name is Happy Jack! I am an 8 year old pitbull. I was named appropriately because I am the happiest dog in the world! I love everybody and everything. I adore children, cats, and medium to large dogs! Sometimes, small dogs can freak me out if they are too high energy for me! I am one of the friendliest dogs to go through the humane society! I would much rather hangout with a friend than play with toys….


CCBC Appoints Coaches for New Women’s Basketball and Women’s and Men’s Cross Country Teams

Monaca, PA – With the goals of enriching the student life program and recruiting more local student-athletes, Community College of Beaver County has added three new sports that will commence in the 2017-18 academic year: women’s basketball, and women’s and men’s cross country. Two new coaches will join the athletics team and continue the tradition of developing successful student-athletes on and off the court. Chris Visgitis has been appointed head women’s basketball coach and Allison Churovia will serve as head coach for both the women’s and men’s cross country teams.  As two seasoned coaches, Visgitis and Churovia share similar plans…


Suboxone Clinic Opens in Ellwood City

Controversially, a suboxone clinic located on Pershing Street only a few blocks from the hospital has recently opened as an attempt to combat opiate addictions in the area. After the positive results of operating another suboxone clinic at their Bridgeville location, Freedom Healthcare Services was requested to open another clinic for the cause in Ellwood City. Suboxone is an opiate derived alternative to help curve opiate addictions; the idea of the drug is that it allows the user a way of controlling their opiate craving while still allowing them the ability to focus on meeting their treatment goals. Despite the…


Mohawk School District Closed After Testing Positive for E. Coli in Water

According to a news source, all Mohawk district schools are closed today after receiving positive results of the potentially deadly E. Coli bacteria contaminating the water at the districts high school location. The districts elementary school is provided water from a different system and their water remains uncontaminated, however the school is still closed. After the heavy rain we have received in the area over the past few days, it’s not surprising that some water sources have become contaminated, many times due to overflowing sewers. The schools superintendent released the following statement: “This message is to inform you that school…


ECR Revitalization Winter Wine and Brew Fest

The Ellwood City Revitalization (ECR) committee partners closely with the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce and the Ellwood City Council to dedicate efforts toward restoring the local community in order to invite businesses, families and visitors back into the area – ultimately as an attempt to encourage local economy growth. The organization has already made several additions to the town over the past few years including the Ellwood City Plaza, the seasonal Farmers’ Market, the Comfort Station, and now they have their eyes set on reinstalling the much needed lighting, which will be attached to arches that were removed from…


Mayor Presents Commendation to Samuel Teolis

Mayor Anthony Court presented a commendation to Samuel Teolis, owner and respected Director of Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory after 61 years as a Funeral Director in the Ellwood City area. Mr. Teolis’s basement of the funeral home recently became a member of the PA Museums Association, it is a museum of 19th Century America and the WWI and WWII. Teolis served on the Ellwood City Area School board for 6 years,  he served as Mayor for 4 years, he was appointed Lawrence County Deputy Coroner in 1955 and served for 38 years. He has served on the Veterans…


PHOTOS: T&M Hardware to Expand

As you may already know, T&M Hardware on Fountain Ave., in Ellwood recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and now they’re up to something else – expanding their parking area – something that the company has longed to do for almost 20 years. After purchasing three houses next to the store property they are finally able to expand their lot, which was something that customers suggested they do to make parking more efficient. “We listen to what our customers want the most, they’ve been so good to us and we want to do the same for them; they told us they…