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Beaver County Board of Commissioners Respond to Shell’s Announcement

BEAVER- The Beaver County Board of Commissioners were notified this morning by phone that Shell has made a final investment decision to build a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant in Potter Township.  The Board released the following statements: “It’s another great day for Beaver County,” Chairman Sandie Egley said. “This announcement by Shell has the potential to be a game-changer not just for Beaver County, but for the entire region.  The Board of Commissioners would like to officially welcome Shell as our newest residents and we look forward to continued cooperation for many years to come.” “This investment will mean…


Two Graduates Receive Corona D’Italia Scholarships

Jordan Dobbin, a senior at Canon-McMillan High School of Canonsburg, Pa. was awarded a $500 Corona D’Italia Memorial Scholarship in honor of her academic achievement and community involvement. Her eligibility was based on her grandfather, Herman D’Amico being a member of the Sons of Italy #608. She plans to attend California University of Pennsylvania to study Social Deviance. Her parents are Thomas and Amy (D’Amico) Dobbin of Cannonsburg and her grandparents are Herman and Jane D’Amico of Ellwood City. Lincoln High School senior Christopher B. Maielli was awarded a $500 Corona D’Italia #807 Memorial Scholarship in honor of his academic…


Relay for Life: Paint Your World Purple, Saturday June 11

Battle of the Bartenders Friday, June 10, 2016  6 to 9 p.m. It has returned- the battle of the bartenders. This time it will be at the Connoquenessing Country Club, 1512 Mercer Road, Ellwood City. Three businesses will be battling out behind the bar to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Ellwood Relay For Life. What three businesses? Ellwood City Forge, Re/Max Select Realty (Stephanie Munteau) and the Kitchen Cabinet. Come out and fill your favorite business tip jar for a good cause. If you have never been inside the country club, here is your chance to see…


Veterans’ Specialists to Visit Gibbons’ Office this Week

State Rep. Jaret Gibbons today announced he will host two veterans’ specialists in his Ellwood City office this week. “I am happy to provide this service so veterans can understand their rights and benefits,” said Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence. Stephanie Bengoa and Ryan Paglia will be available at his Ellwood City office, located at 438 Line Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 to lend help to veterans and their families. Bengoa of the American Legion Veterans Assistance Program will be in Gibbons’ office to assist veterans with understanding what benefits they have earned, filing appeals to existing claims,…


Gibbons Invites Public to Town Hall Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday

WEST PITTSBURG, June 6 – State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, will host a fifth town hall meeting to update residents on local community events and important state government-related issues. The town hall will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at the Taylor Municipal Building, Industrial Street, West Pittsburg. “I am holding town hall meetings in various locations of my district in order to give everyone a chance to participate in the discussion,” Gibbons said. Gibbons will lead the talks about some of the critical issues coming up in Harrisburg, including the state budget and education plans. Gibbons said he…


Police: Wampum Resident Charged with Aggravated Assault after Intentionally Running over Man with a Truck

A Wampum resident assaulted a Perry Township man by running him over with a truck, resulting in the victim’s hospitalization under critical care. According to the criminal complaint,Travis Edward Olinger, 28, is charged with aggravated assault against the victim, Ronald H. Miller. On June 5 at approximately 4:30, officers were dispatched to the Ellwood City Hospital for an assault call. Officers spoke with a witness, the Miller’s nephew. The nephew said that he and his uncle were traveling east on Portersville Road from Ellwood to Ellport when a blue Chevy truck followed them, flashing its high beams. Miller pulled over…


Ellwood City Lions Club Honors Winners of “Follow My Leader” Writing Contest

The Ellwood City Lions Club honored the winners of its third annual “Follow My Leader” writing contest on May 24 at the Connoquenessing Country Club. The first place winner, who was awarded a plaque and a $100 cash prize, was Olivia Morrow. The second place winner, who received a plaque and a $50 cash prize, was Ian Litz. Morrow, Litz, their parents and Tara Lombardo, teacher from Hartman Elementary, were guests of the Lions at the May 24 meeting. Certificates and $25 cash prizes were awarded to Hunter Rock, Maceo Pesce, Gianna Fotia and Maddy McCommons. All of the winners…


Kyree’s Dream Team “Eat at Pizza Joe’s” Fundraiser

Let Pizza Joe’s make your lunch and dinner and support Kyree’s Dream Team at the same time! All you need to do is call your order in to Pizza Joe’s Ellwood City and mention this release. Pizza Joe’s Ellwood City will donate 15 percent of your order back to Kyree’s Dream Team! The event is Tuesday, June 7. Pick up only. In order to make the most money for Kyree’s Dream Team we can not accept any coupons, discounts or specials with this fundraiser. Offer valid at Ellwood City Pizza Joe’s Only. 128 Spring Ave. Ellwood City, PA. 724-752-9411 The…


Class of 1954 May Meeting

Pudue La Cava hosted the 1954 Lincoln Class “Life is a Beach” committee at her Mt Vernon Drive home on Thursday, May 12 at 4 p.m. Co-chairmen Paul Abraham and James Spielvogel presided over the session that began with lunch provided by Ann Amadio, Arlene “Pinky” Maielli, Jan Keenan, Clemmy Sirimarco, Ilene Gardner and LaCava. Dessert featured a decorated birthday cake, no candles, made by Garnder in honor of Spielvogel’s May birthday. Abraham expressed appreciation for all the work and planning the committee has accomplished. James Gillespie presented the fund-raising report, noting that June 30 will end this event’s ticket…


Photos: Lincoln High School Class of 2016 Commencement

Lincoln High School awarded 117 diplomas to the Class of 2016 during graduation ceremonies yesterday in the high school auditorium. The class valedictorians, Nikol Damato and Paige Mason, gave speeches, along with student council president Carter MacMurdo and school board president Renee Pitrelli. MacMurdo, a high honor graduate, is attending the u.S. Naval Academy, which requires a rigorous application process including a nomination from a U.S. Congress member, U.S. Senator, the president or vice president. Along with the valedictorians and MacMurdo, five other students earned high honors: Joshua Catanzariti, Alena Costulas, Angelo Marsano, Patrick Pawlak and Cayla Sudano. Goldieann Bookamer…