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Robert Lane Replaces TJ Hill as Magician at Relay for Life Family Friendly Night Out

Robert Lane of Youngstown will replace TJ Hill as the performing magician at the Relay for Life Family Friendly Night Out this Saturday. Due to unforeseen circumstances, magician TJ Hill had to cancel his performance. Lane was highly recommended to replace Hill. In addition, the event will feature children’s author Melanie Atmore, who will be selling her book “From a Butterfly’s Eye.” Atmore has graciously offered to donate some of the proceeds to Relay for Life. She may even read her book to the children during the evening’s attainment. Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds benefit The…


Police Reports: DUI, Stealing Prescription Pills

Stealing Prescription Pills from a Garbage Bin According to the criminal complaint, on April 12 at approximately 8 p.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle for an expired registration. The operator was cited. The investigating officer asked the passenger, Edward Allen Laurain, Jr., 45, of Ellwood City, for permission to search a backpack. The officer discovered a prescription bottle for oxycodone prescribed to somebody who wasn’t Laruain and containing three Percocets and one Acetaminophen and Oxycodone. Laurain admitted to finding the bottle in a garbage bin. Laurain was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances. Driving Under the…


Community College of Beaver County Receives International Creative Awards

Monaca – Community College of Beaver County’s marketing department is the recent recipient of three Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. The awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, web and free-lance professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and sets standards for excellence. The competition has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world….


Lawrence County’s Annual Earth Day Celebration at Ewing Park

Lawrence County’s Annual Earth Day Celebration will feature more than 40 educational exhibitors and vendors, plenty of exciting activities, great entertainment, horse-drawn trolley rides and a Wild World of Animals show. The event is free and will be held on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ewing Park. Earth Day is planned and hosted by Ellwood City Community Enrichment and the Ellwood City Earth Day Committee. “We have numerous activities, exhibits, entertainment and vendors to fill the park this year,” Rhonda Dam, Lawrence County Earth Day’s Event Organizer, said. “There is so much talent and useful…


In Split Decision, Council Votes to Hire a Full-Time Police Officer

In a 5-2 decision, Ellwood City borough council voted to hire a full-time probationary patrol officer at its meeting on Monday. A candidate has not yet been selected and hiring is contingent upon successful completion of all background checks and certifications. The motion was initially proposed in March by council member Marilyn Mancini, supported by Judi Dici. The two convinced council to suspend a motion to advertise for part-time officers in favor of researching hiring a full-time officer. The motion was added to the agenda at the agenda meeting on April 11. Dici and Mancini both believe a full-time officer…


Ellwood City Borough Council April Meeting Brief

The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City Borough Council meeting on April 18: Visitors [added at 11 p.m.] Paul Dici read a letter from Senator Elder Vogel’s office that a search of Pennsylvania Unified Judaical System turns up no records concerning Dici. This was in response to comments from former council member Ralph Chiappetta, who said he had once filed charges against Dici. Chiappetta addressed council concerning overtime rates and the police schedule. Holding a copy of the police schedule, Chiappetta said part-time officers were not properly utilized. He also recommended council take legal action against Mayor…


Police: New Castle Man Caught After Extended Chase from Ellwood to Zelienople

A New Castle man was apprehended by Ellwood City police after an extended car chase Saturday night from Ellwood to the Zelienople Airport. Wesley Jay Cox, 34, of New Castle, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, fleeing police, reckless endangerment, accident causing damage to property, driving while suspended and reckless driving. The incident began around 9 p.m. on April 16 when an officer observed a Nissan Altima traveling in the vicinity of Plum Way and Spring Avenue. Because of reports of narcotics activity in the area, the officer followed the vehicle and ran a…


Relay for Life Upcoming Events

Looking For A Few Good Persons As the Ellwood City Relay For Life starts its 2016 year, we are in search of individuals that are outstanding in working with the community to lead our committee to greater rewards than in years past. Even if you have just a few moments in your busy schedule, we could use your guidance and knowledge. Openings are in the areas of Chairperson, Sponsorship, Team recruitment, Chinese Auction, Logistics and Survivors. You are invited to join us at our committee meetings to learn more about these openings and other places your service can be helpful…


Commissioner Dan Vogler Endorses Bernstine for PA House Race

Lawrence County Commissioner Chairman Dan Vogler today endorsed conservative Republican Aaron Bernstine for the GOP nomination for state House in the 10th District, citing his business experience and commitment to reform. “Aaron Bernstine’s success as a businessman shows two things: an understanding of how organizations work and the ability to solve complex problems,” Vogler said. “This means Aaron is the best candidate in terms of understanding the needs of counties that rely on the state for so many programs.” Bernstine, a businessman and farmer, has also pledged to turn down lavish perks enjoyed by other House members, including incumbent Democrat Jarret…


Beaver County Teaming Up with United Way to Help Fight Hunger

Beaver, PA- The Beaver County Commissioner’s announced today that the County partnering with the United Way’s Scouting for Food Campaign. Area residents and employees can bring non-perishable items to the courthouse or any county satellite office during the month of April. Boxes and signage will be located at the front and back entrances of the courthouse, in the Commissioners’ Office, and at the entrances of the county satellite offices. There are currently 12 food banks in Beaver County that are run by the Salvation Army that feed approximately 4,000 people a month. All food donated will help those in need….