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Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Day to Be Held at CCBC

Monaca, PA – With a focus on increasing awareness of the job opportunities and career pathways associated with the energy and advanced manufacturing industries, the Beaver County Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Partnership is hosting a Student and Parent Forum at CCBC on Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Middle school and high school students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn about training and career opportunities available in the energy and manufacturing industries through panel discussions, interactive displays, and educational exhibitor presentations. “This is a great opportunity for parents and youth to meet area employers from…


Wurtemburg United Methodist Church Hosts ‘Second Saturday’ Soup Supper

The Wurtemburg United Methodist Church will have a ‘Second Saturday’ Soup Supper on March 12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Soups include creamy potato and vegetable beef. There will also be Italian bread, homemade rolls, dessert, beverages and refills. Dine-in and take out are both $5. Children under five are free. Quarts of soup are $5 and grilled cheese sandwiches are $1. Come, relax and enjoy fresh homemade soups and desserts. We look forward to serving you in a warm and friendly atmosphere! Wurtemburg United Methodist Church is located at  1244 Portersville Road (Rt 488 by 3rd Bridge), Ellwood City,…


Paint Party to Benefit Women’s Retreat

There are still seats for our paint party, so pick up the phone and call. This is the final week! We are hosting a Paint Party as a fundraiser for the next Women’s Retreat. You many have never been to a party like this! Come join us at Fellowship Hall in North Sewickley Presbyterian Church on Chapel Drive on Saturday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. 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 each painting is unique, whether you can…


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…


Ellwood City Library Activities Week of March 7, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — “Family Laptime,” an interactive story time for babies as young as 6 months old as well as for toddlers and preschoolers. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. This spring session runs through April 19. Registration is requested, so call the library now at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, March 8, at 4 p.m. – The library’s Anniversary Committee will meet to discuss upcoming events, including an “Author’s Fair” celebration scheduled for April 29. Call the…


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Holy Redeemer To Hold ‘ENCOUNTER’ Event on Sunday

Holy Redeemer Parish will be holding an ENCOUNTER event geared to Jr. High and High School teens on Sunday, March 6th.  The event goal is to foster a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. There will be games, music, a talk and prayer. Leading the evening will be a popular Catholic musician and speaker Katy Blythe. ENCOUNTER will held here at Holy Redeemer this Sunday, March 6th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Parents and students are encouraged to attend the event at Holy Redeemer Church Sunday, Mar. 6th—6:00PM to 8:00PM in Church. This will be the last session for the year.


Benefit Dinner for the Ranch on Saturday, March 26

For years, the Ranch and its faithful patrons have spent so many of their days raising hundreds of thousands of dollars and supporting not just friends of friends but institutions like St. Judes and numerous strangers in times of need. Well it’s time to give back what was so freely given to us and so many more. Join us in giving our support to Ron and Patty like they’ve done so many times for countless others. The Ranch tavern on 4628 Ellwood Road was destroyed in a fire on Jan. 28. The Ranch was a popular destination for motorcyclists and…


Seussical the Musical: Q&A with Leads

The Riverside High School Theater will present the family musical, “Seussical” on March 3 through March 6 in the high school auditorium. A cast of over 100 students from the high school, middle school and elementary will participate in the production. This is the 53nd Anniversary of Theater at Riverside, so we hope you can join us for this landmark show. “Oh, the things you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens…


Photos: St. Agatha is No More

Wednesday morning, a few walls of St. Agatha were standing but by 11 a.m., only rubble remained as the final upright structures were demolished. The gallery below shows the staircase still intact. Construction has begun on a pit, presumably for the foundation of CVS. According to the design plans, much of the land where St. Agatha was will be used for a parking lot while the pharmacy building itself will be where the apartment buildings were. Photos by Jonathan Cortez/EllwoodCity.org


Police: K-9 Team Assists in Drug Arrests, Man Uses Someone Else’s Identity When Pulled Over

K-9 Team Assists in Drug Bust The Ellwood City K-9 team assisted in the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force in an arrest on Pittsburgh Circle on Jan. 25.  According to a criminal complaint filed on Feb. 24, the K-9 team assisted in the arrest of Amanda Hasan and Tim Wilkes, who were wanted for heroin dealing. In addition, the K-9 team confiscated several items in the residence, including a baggie containing 7 grams of cocaine and about 50 white pills from Wilkes’ room. The K-9 team also discovered baggies of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia belonging to Korrie Asif…