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Mayor Court Presents Fourth Beautification Award

On Friday, Mayor Anthony J. Court presented to Judy Bokor of Spring Avenue, the Fourth 2016 Beautification Award and Gift Certificate. The Mayor was excited to present this to Judy, as once again, this was yet another first time recipients and they too were excited. Judy Bokor, like the many residents and recipients before her, take great pride in their property, and it shows in their beautiful landscape.    


Ellwood City Borough Council June Meeting Brief [Updated at noon]

The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City Borough Council June meeting held on June 20. Announcements Parking on Lawrence Avenue will be closed from Fourth to Eighth Street beginning at 2 p.m. for hosing.* Borough Manager Bob Villella reminded residents to not sweep grass clippings into the storm catchings, as that clogs the system. There will be a public hearing on a proposed zoning ordinance on June 27 at 5 p.m. “The zoning won’t be perfect, but we’re taking calculated, proven steps in developing our downtown,” council member David DeCaria said. The borough clean-up day will be…


Relay for Life Upcoming Events

Paint Party for Retreat Fund Saturday, June 25, 2016    1:30 – 4:00 P.M. We are hosting a Paint Party as a fundraiser for the Retreat Fund. If you missed the one in March, shame on you, we had a wonderful time. So don’t miss this one or you’ll be square! You many have never been to a party like this! Come join us at Fellowship Hall in North Sewickley Presbyterian Church on Chapel Drive. The party will be fun and a beautiful painting will be completed by everyone there. No need to be embarrassed as everyone’s eye is different and…


Police: DUI Motor-Vehicle Assault and Man Attempts to Flee Police

DUI Motor Vehicle Assault A Beaver Falls man driving a motorcycle was seriously injured by a drunk driver in an incident on May 28. The victim, Michael D. Stevenson, was thrown 25 feet from his vehicle and transported to the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment. He has since been released. According to criminal complaint filed on June 16, on May 28 at approximately 9:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Line Avenue and Mt. Vernon Drive for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. The defendant, Michael Louis Rozzi, 47 of Ellwood City, was driving a Ford…


Mayor Swears in Newest Full-Time Police Officer

On Thursday, June 16, 2016 Mayor Anthony J. Court performed the swearing in ceremony of Ellwood City’s most recently hired full-time police officer, Patrolman Richard Kruger. Patrolman Kruger’s transition into a full-time police officer at the Ellwood City Police Department should be minimal considering his knowledge of the policies and procedures of the department, along with his good working relationship with the other officers, as he has worked part-time at the ECPD for the past year and a half. Many congratulations were extended to Patrolman Kruger as it is believed that he will be an asset to the Department.    


Gibbons Announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Extension

ELLWOOD CITY, June 17 – State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, today said the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older qualify for the benefits under the program. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income and any COLAs are excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates can boost the…


Governor Wolf Signs Battery B Memorial Highway Bill into Law

Governor Wolf today (June 17) signed into law Senate Bill 1153, a bill introduced by Senator Elder Vogel designating the section of State Routes 108 and 551 in Lawrence County from the intersection of State Route 108 and Old Hickory Road at the Battery B Monument to State Route 551 ending at the railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Enon Valley as the “Battery B Memorial Highway.” “I am pleased that the Governor signed into law this measure that honors the local residents who helped play an important role during the American Civil War,” Senator Vogel said. I want…


Library Activities For Week of June 20, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a new concept in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. During the months of June and July, these sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays instead of Wednesdays because of the library’s Summer Reading Program activities. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Monday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The…


Local Program Lets Kids be “Veterinarian for a Day”

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 34 area children attended Jr Vet Day Camp at the Ellwood Animal Hospital in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. This session was dedicated to learning how to be a “Pet Detective.” Animal diagnostic methods and treatments were demonstrated. For the last 12 years, Dr. Cynthia Maro and the staff of the Ellwood and Chippewa Animal Hospitals and Cranberry Holistic Pet Care have offered local kids a unique, behind the scenes experience at life in a veterinary clinic. Jr. Vet Day Camp has helped over 600 children from Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Allegheny Counties see and do procedures,…


Mayor Presents 3rd Beautification Award

On Wednesday, Mayor Anthony J. Court presented to Kathy and Nick Nardone of Hazel Avenue the 3rd 2016 Beautification Award and Gift Certificate. The Mayor was excited to present this to the Nardone’s as this was the first year they were recipients, and they were just as excited about receiving the award as Mayor Court was to present it. Their beautiful landscape shows that they too have pride in their hometown of Ellwood City.