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Beaver Falls Library Activities for January and February

Beaver Falls– The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls is helping you chase the winter blahs away with activities for all ages. Coloring for Adults- The new sensation of adult relaxation Coloring for Adults is sweeping the nation and the library is a great place to hang out, color, relax and enjoy some conversation. In the reading area for adults, the library has set up some color pages, color pencils and pens for the area of creative relaxation. Coloring is always fun, teens are encouraged to join in the fun. Drop in anytime while the library is open to experience…


Gibbons Announces Extension of Persian Gulf Veterans Benefits

HARRISBURG, Jan. 12 – State Rep Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, announced the application deadline for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program has been extended to Aug. 31, 2018. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, since 2008, the state has compensated more than 11,500 veterans for their service in the Persian Gulf conflict. Gibbons voted in favor of the law that extended the program. “Extending this program for applicants is the least we can do for the thousands of men and women who had to leave their families, jobs and livelihoods behind to serve our country in…


New Dimension Comics Hosts Walking Dead Creator and Artist Tony Moore

Pittsburgh– New Dimension Comics will be hosting a personal appearance by original creator and artist of “The Walking Dead” Tony Moore. The signing will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at our Pittsburgh Mills (Tarentum) location from 5 to 9 p.m. This tour is to highlight “The Walking Dead #150”. Attendees will be able to meet Tony Moore who will be sketching and signing books. He will also have a variety of merchandise and art prints, including a signed and numbered limited edition (only 100 produced) silkscreen tour poster. A free raffle will be held for a rare Walking…


Borough Council Forms Committees and Discusses Initial Agenda

The Ellwood City Borough Council announced committee assignments at its agenda setting meeting yesterday. Newly elected president Connie MacDonald consolidated four of the committees into two, reducing the total number from eight to six. In addition, MacDonald instituted a new policy of asking visitors at the conclusion of the meeting for questions and comments. There were none yesterday however. He also specified that the executive session held before the agenda meeting was for legal issues and wage issues. The regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19 instead of Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day….


Borough Live Christmas Tree Disposal

Residents may drop off their live Christmas Trees at the Public Works Garage from now until Jan. 31. The garage is located on Glen Avenue and Sixth Street and trees may be dropped off at any time. All items must be removed from the tree and as a reminder, only live trees are eligible. In addition, picnic shelter reservations will begin on the fourth Monday in February (Feb. 22) for Borough residents and begin on the fourth Monday in March (Mar. 28) for non-borough residents.


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 January 11, 2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m. – The Library Anniversary Committee will meet to discuss upcoming activities and events. New members are always welcome, so call the library for more information. Thursday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. – “Hooked on Books,” a book discussion group designed for students in 6th through 8th grades. The group will discuss the book, “The Kill Order,” by James Dashner. Call the library for more information. The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King…


United Fund Campaign Extended to Jan. 31, 2016

The United Fund is short of its goal of $50,000 by $18,000. We really need the help of the community now. Please give. Live united. Every year the United Fund asks for the community and surrounding area for its generous support. We need the support so we can continue to help meet the needs of our friends and neighbors. The Ellwood City United Fund is a year round organization that helps to provide funds to the agencies that provide services to the Ellwood City area. More than ever, we need the support of the community today, now. Your donation will…


Painting Project Spruces Up Ellwood City Family Center

It was with great excitement that Mayor Anthony J. Court worked on a program with Marion Owens of Sherwin Williams to spruce up the Ellwood City Family Center with complimentary paint and professional painters. It was a great success and Mayor Court thanks everyone involved in getting this program successfully off the ground. Gratitude and thanks from everyone at the Ellwood City Family Center to all involved, including Marian Owens, the Manager of Ellwood City Sherwin Williams, for supplying paint, and the painters who include Tom Milnes, Chris Owens and Shannon Lucas, who donated their time painting. The Mayor and…


Police: Three People Charged with Simple Assault Against Woman

One woman and two men were charged with simple assault against a woman and a juvenile male was charged with theft. Darcy Young, 29, from Rochester but currently residing in Ellwood City; Adam Pounds, of Ellwood City; Andrew Mercado, 28, from Ellwood City but currently residing in Koppel; and a male juvenile all received various charges for an incident occurring on Dec. 27. According to the criminal complaint filed on Jan. 4, the victim was at a baptism party on 13th Street when she walked in on Young and and another woman who were snorting cocaine. Young was agitated at…