Human Interest

Vote Connoquenessing for River of the Year

Connoquenessing Creek was just nominated for Pennsylvania’s River of the Year!  In 3 days, the “Connie” went from last place to 1st place! It was 1 of 5 nominations picked out of hundreds of submissions. As we all know, over time this local waterway had been neglected and abused leading to its rating as the 2nd most polluted waterway in America in 2000. Since then through Allegheny Aquatic Alliance and other organizations’ efforts, significant positive changes have been made to this creek and have resulted in the restoration of it. Now we have the opportunity to show our appreciation to…


Ellwood City United Fund Update

The Ellwood City area United Fund campaign is now under way. The 2017-2018 campaign runs until December 31, 2017. The fund is an independent local United Fund with absolutely no paid staff or administration. You can be assured that your donation stays here in Ellwood City. The Ellwood City United Fund has been serving the community for over 50 year provides funds to the following agencies: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Ellwood City. People-in-need City Rescue Mission Lark Enterprises Ellwood Family Center Human Services(Unicenter) Ellwood City Area Public Library Just one donation will provide funds to the many agencies who…


Scholarship Available to Students Pursuing Education in Construction or Trades

Monaca, PA – The CCBC Foundation recently announced the establishment of the William R. Minton Scholarship Fund. A generous gift from William Minton’s surviving wife, Abigail Minton and her family, the scholarship celebrates the legacy of Mr. Minton. The $20,000 endowed scholarship is available to students pursuing an education in construction or the trades in programs such as CCBC’s Building Trade Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, which is designed to meet the workforce training needs of business and industry by recognizing college-level, on-the-job learning. Born in Hibbs, Pennsylvania in 1934, and self-educated in bricklaying, plumbing, frame carpentry, concrete work,…


Are You Feeling SAD?

Have you been feeling unusually depressed since winter has started to roll in? Believe it or not, seasonal changes can affect your mood. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year, typically starting in fall and ending after winter, less commonly however, some people may experience SAD in the opposing seasons. While the exact cause of SAD isn’t specifically known, it is speculated that the lack of sunlight effects the mood portion of the brain that operates using the neurotransmitter serotonin…


Accommodating Your Pets for The Holidays

While we get ready to accommodate our friends and family for the upcoming holidays, we should keep the well-being of our pets in mind as well, since all the holiday commotion can be confusing and stressful to pets. DMV360’s veterinary team wrote a brilliant article of 10 ways to keep your pets happy this holiday season to avoid a trip to the emergency veterinary clinic or spending the evening searching for a missing pet. Here’s their list: Most pets do not tolerate spicy seasonings very well or large quantities of food. Avoid giving pets a sampling of everything on the…


Ellwood City Area Historical Society: Foundries of Freedom

This is the third of four releases presented by the Ellwood City Historical Society concerning the “We Can Do It!”, exhibit to be held at the History Center, 310 Fifth Street, Ellwood City. FOUNDRIES OF FREEDOM “Soldiers of production” accurately describes the nearly 7,000 men and women who worked in the mills of Ellwood City during World War II.  Though not called to serve in the military, they were one of the most important cogs in the United States war machine.  It’s no exaggeration to claim that they were a major reason for the Allied victory in the War. Virtually…



2017-2018 United Fund Campaign

Goal : $ 50,000.00         Raised to Date( Oct 31, 2017)  – $15,634.00 HELP KEEP US COVERED The Ellwood City area United Fund campaign is now under way. The 2017-2018 campaign runs until December 31, 2017. We are an independent local United Fund with absolutely no paid staff or administration. You can be assured that your donation stays here in Ellwood City. Join The growing list of supporters and help ” KEEP US COVERED”  for the future:   Lori Dunham                    Doc Barsoti                    Petes Uptown Beer distribution Lynn Campbell                 John Conway                 Stonecrest Golf Course Fox Run Golf Course       Delmar Golf Course       Loccisano’s…


Art Students Prepare Wreaths for Senior Citizens

To kick off the giving season, senior citizens in two local nursing homes will be receiving hand crafted wreaths early in December. Progressive Home Health, a Monaca based home health care agency serving senior citizens in the local counties, has teamed up with the art students at Lincoln High School to create wreaths to give to local elderly patients for Christmas. Emily Morris, a worker for Progressive Home Health, said in previous years they have had grade school students make cards for the patients, but this is the first year they have been able to coordinate the wreath project. “My…


Riverside, Ellwood City Students to Appear on KDKA’s High Q

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, students from Riverside and Ellwood were at KDKA studios, One Gateway Center in Pittsburgh, for the taping of Home Town High Q. Ellwood students Molly McCommons, Kyle Smith and Noah Rinker and Riverside students Morgan Deiseroth, Ari Kendra and Colby Belczyk represented the schools in the competition. Riverside competed alongside Ellwood City against Waynesburg. The students compete against the rival teams by answering questions over subjects taught in school, similar to how Jeopardy is played. The show will air on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11a.m. and will re-run the following Saturday at 11:30a.m. Following…