Human Interest

PA American Water Hosts Meeting for New Water Treatment Plant Construction Project

Pennsylvania American Water announced today that the company will be hosting an informational meeting regarding the construction of a new water treatment in Wayne Township, Lawrence County, on July 20, 2017, at the Chewton Fire Hall located at 196 Alice Street, in Wampum, Pa. Pennsylvania American Water representatives will be available for discussion starting at 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. to provide residents with information on the construction process and the new plant’s design, which will increase production capacity, improve reliability and energy efficiency, enhance safety, and ensure compliance with all water quality standards. The new plant will replace the…


PHOTOS: Touch a Truck Event

The Riverside nonprofit organization, ROAR, hosted a “Touch a Truck” event yesterday as part of their annual fundraising activities. Laura Zelch, a mother of three who attend Riverside, is one of the founders of the organization and thought a “Touch a Truck” event would be a unique and fun way to get the community, especially those with children, interested in the event. “We reached out to our contacts and put together an event we thought would appeal to the children in the community. The turn out was a direct reflection of how great and supportive the community is – everyone…


Traveling Baseball Team Conducts Ewing Park Clean Up

Below is a photo of the Jeff Potter Baseball Tour. They are a traveling Baseball team that travels throughout PA, Maryland and West Virginia doing community service and playing baseball games for different communities. Jeff Potter is originally from Ellport Borough and was an exceptional Baseball Player. Today the Potter Traveling team conducted a clean up at the Ewing Park Nature Trail followed by lunch and drinks compliments from Red Hot, McDonald’s, and Johnny’s Pizza. They will play at Sanders Field tonight at 6pm and then travel throughout different parts of Pennsylvania before heading back to Maryland. Submitted photo


PHOTO: 5th Beautification Award Winner

Mayor Court presented to Jim Sutkowski of Fountain Avenue the 5th Beautification Award and a Gift Certificate. In the photo with Mayor Court and Jim is grandson Tynan Maine. There is still one remaining Award to be presented, so if you know someone who should receive this because of their hard work and keen eye for beauty, please nominate them soon.


BC3 Unveils Courses that Aim to Improve Handgun Safety, Marksmanship

“You can be considered a proficient shooter when you are done,” instructor says Butler, PA – Butler County Community College is offering for the first time a series of basic pistol shooting courses for civilians, instructed by a former military special operations member and designed to teach participants about firearm safety, and how to place five rounds into circular targets that are 4 inches in diameter. The two-day basic pistol shooting-National Rifle Association course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 in Room 106 of the Science and Technology building on BC3’s main campus in Butler…


RegFest Program to Help Students Graduate Debt-Free Seeks More Participants July 11-12

Job Corps reps to tout “greatest secret on Earth” at BC3 Butler, PA – Job Corps officials assisting Butler County Community College seek to expand this fall the number of students enrolled at five sites in the federal program that offers preparation for higher education, provides financial and career assistance and enables many of its participants to graduate debt-free. The U.S. Department of Labor training and education program, whose only post-graduation obligation is that the student find gainful employment in his or her career path, was first offered on BC3’s main campus in June 2009 with 25 students, said David…


PHOTO: Mayor Presents Fourth Beautification Award

On Thursday, 6-29-17 Mayor Court presented the 4th 2017 Beautification Award yard sign and Gift Certificate to Ginny Brest of Fountain Avenue. Almost every year since the program began, someone from her neighborhood has nominated Ginny for this award. Her landscape is always pristine perfect and it’s always an honor to present the award to people who truly care about how their hard work has paid off.


Gov. Wolf, Boston Terrier Sign Bill for Stricter Animal Cruelty Laws

HARRISBURG – Yesterday Gov. Tom Wolf and a Boston Terrier named Libre, signed the Libre’s Law Bill – strengthening Pennsylvania’s laws and punishments against animal abuse and neglect. Next to Wolf’s signature lies a tiny paw print belonging to a once neglected Boston Terrier, Libre, named by his rescuer meaning “freedom” in Spanish. In July 2016, Libre was found as a three-month-old puppy clinging to life in the summer heat, dehydrated, emaciated and suffering from severe mange with maggots eating his rotting flesh, he was disposed of and neglected by an Amish puppy mill farmer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His rescuer,…


Ellwood City Native on Fox Channel Game Show

Born and raised in Ellwood City, Joey Mazzant, 34, moved to Florida nearly 14 years ago to pursue his music and performing career, even appearing as a guest on the American Idol Experience – but he never realized it would lead him across the United States, all the way to LA, for the opportunity to be a contestant on Fox’s newest game show, aired to millions across the nation, Beat Shazam. (View the episode free here) Beat Shazam, hosted by Jamie Foxx, is a game show where the contestants are paired against a computer software known as Shazam, which recognizes…


VIDEO: Live Stream from Hira Educational Meeting

The controversial sale of the former Youth Development Center in New Castle has led local government officials and many community members to publicly express their concerns. Shenango Township residents Shirley Sallmen and Barbara Thompson called for a public meeting regarding the sale. The meeting was hosted Friday evening by Jubilee Ministries International at the Kingdom Broadcasting Ministries with nearly 250 locals in attendance. Several elected officials were present at the meeting, including State Rep. Aaron Bernstine, who publicly presented the known and unknown facts regarding the company. “I want to be clear that this region is accepting of people from…