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Video: Earth Day at Ewing Park

A video of the annual Lawrence County Earth Day celebration held at Ewing Park on Saturday, April 23. The event featured over 50 vendors and exhibitors, hundreds of visitors and the Wild World of Animals show. A photo gallery of the event can be viewed here. Video courtesy of Ellwood-based Dinosaur Studios.


Next Mayor’s Crime Watch and Advisory Meetings

The next Mayor’s Advisory Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 3 p.m. in council chambers at the Ellwood City Borough Municipal Building. The Crime Watch meeting will be held the same day at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers. The speakers will be Mayor Anthony J. Court himself and Frank Sniezek. All residents are invited to attend.  


Relay for Life 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…


Lawrence County Primary Election Results

Aaron Bernstine won the Republican nomination for State Representative in the 10th Legislative District in a three-way race. In state and national elections, Lawrence County largely followed the trend throughout Pennsylvania, with Donald Trump winning a majority for the Republican presidential primary and Hillary Clinton a majority in the Democratic primary. 10,979 Republican ballots and 11,785 Democratic ballots were cast in Lawrence County representing 47.60 percent of registered Republicans and 51.09 percent of registered Democrats. For the president of the United States, Trump, Republican front runner and overall winner of Pennsylvania, received 6,964 votes, more than Ted Cruz and John…


Videos: Local Eagle in Flight

We’ve gotten our first reader submissions to our call for photos and videos of the Wayne Township bald eagles, which includes one of the eagles in flight. It doesn’t appear that the eaglets are big enough to stick above the nest yet. Remember, to find the nest, drive to Rodger’s Park in Ellport, colloquially referred to as “The Hole,” and walk down the nature trail toward the Connoquenessing and several islands. The nest is across the creek in Wayne Township, northwest of Lundy’s Lane. If you capture any great shots of the eagles, send them to ecstaff@ellwoodcity.org! Photos and videos…


Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation to Celebrate Opening Day this Saturday

The Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation will celebrate the opening of the summer baseball season on Saturday, April 30 with a parade starting at 11 a.m. in Ewing Park. Events include a home run derby, dunk tank, carnival games, inflatables, prizes and trophies, a 50/50 raffles, a Chinese auction, and more. There will also be a Pitch, Hit & Run event open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14 beginning at 4 p..m. in Sanders Field in Ewing Park.


Corona D’Italia April Meeting

Officers and members of Corona D’Italia Lodge #807 held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m. at Pizza Joe’s. The session began with the pizza luncheon hosted by President Clemmy Sirimarco and served by Sentinel Lois DiFrischia. Mistress of Ceremonies Mary Quintanilla voiced the invocation for the Easter season. Orator Valerie Valentino presented candy favors and decorated Easter baskets filled with candy and chips to each person in attendance. The business session followed with financial reports presented by Treasurer Louise Vitullo. Sirimarco reported on the monthly fund raising and distributed tickets for April. Anyone wishing to participate…


Class of 1954 April Meeting

Pudue La Cava hosted the 1954 Lincoln High School “Life is a Beach” committee at her Mt. Vernon Drive home on Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m. The session began with a luncheon provided by committee members Ann Amadio, Ilene Gardner, Jan Keenan, Clemmy Sirimarco and LaCava and served by LaCava and Gardner. Gardner conducted the business session that followed. Sirimarco presented the financial reports and updated all the fundraising activities. Tickets for April were distributed and are available by contacting LaCava or Sirimarco. Gardner reported on mailings and correspondences received from class members. LaCava updated reservations received, noting that…


Pennsylvania Primary Election Candidates

The following candidates are running for the following positions in the Pennsylvania primary today. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. President of the United States Democrat Hillary Clinton, Roque Rocky De La Fuente, Bernie Sanders Republican Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, John R. Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump U.S. Senator Democrat John Fetterman, Katie McGinty, Joe Sestak Republican Pat Toomey Pennsylvania Attorney General Democrat John Morganelli, Josh Shapiro, Stepehn A. Zappala, Jr. Republican Joe Peters, John Rafferty Pennsylvania Auditor General Democrat Eugene A. DePasquale Republican John Brown Pennsylvania Treasurer Democrat Joe Torsella Republican Otto Volt 3rd…


Write On Fair at the Ellwood Library Celebrates Local Authors

Becoming a published author is no easy feat, and there are over 30 published authors in the Ellwood area. To honor these individual and celebrate local literary culture, the Ellwood City Area Public Library will host an author fair this Friday, April 29. Write On, organized by the Ellwood City Library 100th Anniversary Committee, will showcase 22 local authors. The committee identified over 30 authors, but not all were able to attend. The committee, which was created last year to celebrate the library’s centennial, stayed together to continue organizing events. “It’s a wonderful number for a first time out,” Veronica…