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New Dimension Comics Comes to Ohio Valley Mall Jan. 16, 2016

Pennsylvania comic book chain New Dimension Comics is expanding into Ohio. A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 at our newest location in the Ohio Valley Mall (St Clairsville) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. At over 10,000 square feet, this is one of the largest locations in the chain. Attendees can take advantage of our day-long sales, such as 10 to 50 percent off select products. All attendees will have a chance to win one of our hourly door prizes. New Dimension Comics is more than just comics. We will be hosting a Yu-Gi-Oh card gaming…


Police: DUI and Bad Checks

DUI Passenger Threatens to Call Mayor According to the criminal complaint, Larry Anthony, 60, of Ellwood City, was charged with a DUI and failure to stop at a stop sign. The incident occurred on Dec. 20 around 12:45 a.m. when an officer observed a vehicle run a stop sign. Although Anthony’s passenger verbally scolded the investigating officer and threatened to call the mayor, it was to no avail. DUI According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 27 at approximately 1 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle on Lawrence Avenue traveling without its headlights on. The officer pulled over the vehicle…


The Top Ten of 2015, Part 2

The top ten stories of 2015 concludes today with Part 2 and the five most popular articles of the year. Part 1 can be viewed here. We thank all our readers for contributing to our one million plus page views this year. The EllwoodCity.org staff wishes everyone a safe and happy 2016! Council to Vote Today on Drug Addiction Treatment Clinic Ellwood’s newest health care service, Freedom Health Care Services, caused considerable controversy due to its location in a Walnut Ridge residential area. Borough council approved the drug addiction counseling facility in a 4-2 vote, although several residents protested. Confusion…


The Top 10 Stories of 2015, Part 1

In following previous years’ tradition, EllwoodCity.org brings the calendar to a close with the top 10 most popular stories of 2015. Today is Part 1 in a 2-part series. We thank all our readers for contributing to our one million plus page views this year. Be sure to check back tomorrow for Part 2. The EllwoodCity.org staff wishes everyone a safe and happy 2016! Inmetco Fire Under Control The Inmetco fire created a smoke cloud so big it is rumored to have been visible from West Virginia. Emergency responders from all over the area rushed to the scene and firefighters…


Senator Vogel Supports State Budget Sent to Governor

Earlier today, the Senate approved House Bill 1460, a $30.2 billion, fiscally-responsible spending plan that now awaits Governor Wolf’s signature into law, according to Senator Elder Vogel Jr. This final spending figure represents a 75-percent reduction in spending increases from what the Governor called for in his initial budget request in March. “The bipartisan budget that I voted for today will immediately disburse much-needed funding to schools, counties, nonprofits, and human service providers that are struggling to make ends meet,” Senator Vogel said. “This is not a stop-gap measure, it is a full-year spending plan that does not require the…


Relay for Life Upcoming Events

Paint Your World Purple: Paint and Sip Kick-Off Party Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 2:30 to 4 p.m. By request we are having another paint party at Vinny’s on 620 Beaver Ave. from 2 to 4 p.m. Our leader this year will be local artist Steve Totin. He will walk us through the steps to create a one of a kind picture. No need to be embarrassed- everyone’s eye is different when looking at images, and it’s fun to see the different takes on the same image. This is not only for Relay Teams. The public is welcomed to join us…


Ellwood City Borough Council December Meeting Brief

The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City Borough Council Meeting December Brief: Visitors Judi Dici, who will be sworn in on council on Jan. 4, addressed council concerning a proposal by council member Ralph Chiappetta at last week’s agenda meeting. The proposal suggested that officers only answer calls with municipalities that have an agreement with the borough, which she described as “inconceivable that an officer wouldn’t answer a call.” She praised council president Brad Ovial for suggesting that the borough seek other agreements amicably with other municipalities. At the conclusion of the meeting, Chiappetta answered that it…


Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce Board of Director Election Results

The Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce (ECACC) is pleased to announce the results of their recent election of their Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is a group of 17 volunteers who govern the Chamber and who oversee a salaried Executive Director. Directors are elected by the membership and they serve a three year term. The terms of five of ECACC’s current Directors expire at the end of 2015. ECACC solicited nominations to fill their vacancies from the membership which resulted in eight nominees that included four current Directors and four who have not previously served. Descriptions of…


Library Activities Week of December 21st

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 3:30 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 9th grade and up. The group meets twice each month to share their work and discuss writing tips and techniques. New members are always welcome, so call the library now for more information. The library will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Dec. 24 and 25) and will resume normal hours on Saturday, December 26. In addition, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to Noon on New Year’s Eve (Dec….


Suspicious Utility Phone Collection Calls Reported

It was reported to the Ellwood City Borough Utility Collections Dept. that two local establishments were contacted by phone and told that their utility services were to be terminated. There is no validity to that statement as the Borough of Ellwood City maintains strict standards regarding this type of action. Any person receiving a call of this nature should check with the Borough of Ellwood City Utility Collections Dept. at 724-758-5576 or 5577. Also, you do not want to provide any personal or banking information to someone over the phone. In addition, we strongly recommend that the Borough Police Dept….