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Club Hope Talent Show this Friday

The annual Lincoln High School Club Hope talent show will be this Friday, Nov. 20 at the Lincoln High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Cost is a $3 donation at the door. A bake sale will be available. All proceeds benefit Club Hope and the many wonderful things they are able to do for those battling cancer in our Ellwood City community. Please be as supportive as you possibly can! Never give up…there is always hope!


Ellwood Borough Council November Meeting Brief

The following is a brief summary of the council meeting on held on Monday, Nov. 16: Announcements There will be a public hearing today at 2 p.m. to discuss storm water management systems. Visitors Three visitors spoke regarding the Inmetco fire on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 8 and 9. Overall, residents wanted to know if the borough has any system in place to the community of an emergency and expressed concerns about the environmental effect. On Nov. 9, the Ellwoodcity.org staff spoke to Fire Chief Rick Myers who stated that the DEP officer on the scene advised nearby residents to…


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…


Library Activities Week of November 16, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, November 16, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for adults. The group will discuss the book, “The Silver Star,” by Jeannette Walls. More information may be obtained by calling the library at 724-758-6458. Tuesday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — Family Laptime, an interactive program designed for babies as young as 6 months old through preschool age. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. Registration is requested, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, November 17, at…


Students Make Case for Increased Technology Education to Board

Students from Perry Lower Intermediate School presented their work in the Wolverine Makerspace Workshop to the board last Thursday. If the seven 4th-graders are representative of their entire grade, then enthusiasm for the workshop is near unanimous. The Wolverine Workshop, which allows students to work with 3-d printers, CAD and robotics, was added this year at Perry. Currently, students spend about one or two hours once or twice a week tinkering, experimenting, and building under the direction of instructor Scott Setzenfand, who was hired in the summer. However, if the students had their say, most of the school day would…


Police: Shoplifting, Marijuana and DUI

Shoplifting at Dollar General According to the criminal complain, on Oct. 21 around 1:45 p.m., officers responded to a reported shoplifting at Dollar General on 1221 Lawrence Ave. An employee informed officers that two females had shoplifted a white t-shirt, gray in color baseball cap and a bra with a total value of approximately $23. Investigating officers reviewed a surveillance video and identified the suspects as Rebecca Irwin, 30, and Melissa Sabo, 34, both of Ellwood City. Irwin and Sabo each have three prior convictions for retail theft. They were both charged with two counts of retail theft. Marijuana, Public…


EllwoodCity.org 2015 Reader Survey

To our valued readers, we will soon be launching a new site that will be more reader and technology friendly. To create the best possible Ellwood news site, we are looking for feedback. From now until November 25, we will be running an end of the year survey. We welcome both technical and content related suggestions to steer our course into 2016. We encourage everyone to take the 10 question survey and an additional five question demographic survey. Please feel free to be specific and elaborate in any of the open-ended questions. We appreciate your time and feedback, and we…


November School Board Meeting Brief

The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City school board meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 12. This was the last board meeting with board members Jennifer Grossman, Bob Stevenson and George Garda, who did not run for re-election. In December, Erica Gray-Sutkowski, Danielle Woodhead and Jennifer Tomon will be sworn in the reorganization meeting. Revenue/Finance The Board approved the final expense report for board member Renee Pitrelli’s attendance at the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference. Personnel/Education Matt Walley was approved as a wrestling coach, and Darin Morella was approved as the 9th grade basketball coach. Board member Matt Morella…


Photos: Lincoln High School Presents “Into the Woods”

This weekend, the students of Lincoln High School will present the musical “Into the Woods.” It’s an unusual and challenging production for several reasons. First, the students selected it. Director Laura Adams said the directorial staff, comprised of high school faculty, almost always chooses the musical. However, this year the students were especially excited about “Into the Woods” and convinced Adams to give it a try. The students had to perform in a workshop to demonstrate they could pull off some of the difficult numbers required. The students were inspired to do the musical after seeing the 2014 Disney film…


Into the Woods: Q&A with Cast Members

This year’s Lincoln High School Musical presented a certain challenge for a conventional Ellwoodcity.org Q&A. The musical, “Into the Woods,” a Brother’s Grimm fairy tale medley, has no defined leads but instead features an extensive ensemble cast. Accordingly, the Q&A is presented in collective responses rather than individual sessions. Overall, the cast loved the diverse emotions the musical portrays. “It’s quirky and funny and the audience will love both the comic side and the serious parts,” junior Joey Cortez, who portrays the titular character in “Jack and the Bean Stalk,” said. Cortez is one of the veterans players, having participating in…