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Police: Burger King Employee Steals $150 by Writing Two Bank Deposits

Burger King Employee Steals $150 by Writing Two Bank Deposits A Beaver Falls woman was accused of stealing $150 from Burger King on Lawrence Avenue. According to the criminal complaint filed on March 7, Christy Marie Landles, 24, stole the money as an employee while making a night deposit to PNC bank. Burger King cameras from Feb. 16 show Landles preparing a deposit of $764.15 but PNC records show a deposit of $614.15. By using PNC records and watching further store film, it was discovered that Landles had placed the original deposit bag in a safe for two hours, removed…


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…


Municipal Woman’s Club Planning Spring Fashion Show

The Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s Club spring fashion show is set for April 21 at Shakespeare’s Restaurant. About 200 women are expected to attend. Fashions will be provided by Spoiled Chics from Sewickley and Venezie Sporting Goods from Ellwood City, while a jewelry raffle will be provided by Blocher Jewelers from Franklin Township Plaza. Proceeds raised go to the Club’s scholarship fund. Each May, the club awards two $1,000 scholarships. One is awarded to a Lincoln High School senior and one to a Riverside High School senior. This fashion show will feature a sit-down dinner, silent auction, jewelry raffle and…


Ag Committees to Hold Hearing Tomorrow on Cuts to Agriculture Funding

With an increasing groundswell of public outcry regarding the Governor’s slashing of $72 million in state funding for agricultural programs, the Legislature will hold a public hearing tomorrow (Tuesday, March 15) on the impact of those cuts on Pennsylvania’s farmers and the various programs that support their livelihood, according to Senator Elder Vogel, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, and Representative Martin Causer, Chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will hold a joint public hearing on “Agriculture Partial Budget…


Meet Two Pittsburgh Penguins and Raise Money for Kyree’s Dream Team at Beaver County Nissan

Here is your chance to meet two of the Pittsburgh Penguins in person! Patrick Hornqvist and Beau Bennett will be signing autographs and taking pictures at a charity event in Chippewa for Kyree’s Dream Team and The Mario Lemieux Foundation. The event takes place Wednesday night March 16, 2016 from 6 till 8 p.m. at Beaver County Nissan on Route 51 in Chippewa. Tickets are available in advance or at the door (while they last) for just $20 each. The best part is all of the money will go directly to these two wonderful charities. There will also be some…


Mayor Presents Commendation to Ellwood City Fire and Police Personnel

Mayor Anthony J. Court presented a commendation to Ellwood City Fire Department and Ellwood City Police Department personnel for their quick response which ultimately saved the life of a resident. “You serve as a reminder how each of us should live our daily lives, going above and beyond the call of duty, dedicated to saving those in need,” the commendation reads. “Life lessons are being taught by your actions and do not go unnoticed by those in the community. These heroic actions will be remembered through conversation and passed onto the future generations.”    


School Board May Be Done Discussing Food Service Policy But Visitors Aren’t

Following a discussion regarding the food service policy that prevents students with a deficit of $6.75 from eating lunch, the Ellwood City Area school board decided to leave the policy as is after all members except President Renee Pitrelli and Vice President Matt Morella agreed. At Thursday’s regular meeting, Carmelia Fury, director of Holy Redeemer Social Services, presented a written statement to the board in which she criticized this decision. The statement said the board shouldn’t base such policies on financial concerns and that all students should be able to eat. She added that the board should find out why…


Senator Vogel Invites Area Seniors to “Healthy Steps” Program

Tues, April 19 – Baden Circle of Friends Thurs, April 21 – Center at the Mall Fri, April 29 – New Brighton Circle of Friends 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Beaver County Office on Aging along with Senator Elder Vogel Jr., would like to invite all area seniors 55+ and better to attend the “Healthy Steps” Program. The program will be held on three separate occasions: April 19 at the Baden Circle of Friends, April 21 at the Center at the Mall and April 29 at the New Brighton Circle of Friends. The Office on Aging’s program will focus on how…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for the Week of March 14, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. – Classics Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Travels With My Aunt,” by Graham Greene. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, March 15, at 10:00 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…


Ellwood City Has Opening for Boys and Girls Basketball Coaches

At the school board meeting on Thursday, the board accepted the resignation of the girls basket coach and declared that the boys basketball coach position was open and is taking applicants. Both the girls coach, Jolene Krupa, and the boys coach, James Kosior, had been in their positions for two years and competed in Class AAA conferences. Krupa’s record was 21-24 and her team advanced to the first round of the playoffs in 2014-15, the first time a girls team has done so since 1997-98. In addition, Krupa had coached the team’s five seniors since 8th grade. Her sister, Dena…