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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…


Portersville Christian School Information Night/Open House

Portersville Christian School will hold an Information Night/Open House on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the church for families interested in enrolling students for the 2016-17 school year. The school is accepting student applications and registrations prior to the release of next year’s tuition schedule at the end of March 2016. In addition to kindergarten, there are openings in most grade levels for fall 2016. Interested families who have students entering kindergarten and grades 7 through 9 are encouraged to apply early, since these grades tend to fill up fast. Portersville Christian School (PCS) provides a distinctively…


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Celebration

The First United Methodist Church will have a worship celebration for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m. Speakers include Charles “Mick” Jones, police chief of Beaver Falls and graduate of Riverside High School. Jones is also minister of the Second Baptist Church, Beaver Falls. Also speaking will be the Rev. Wayne Cleary, ordained minister serving four United Methodist Churches in the Beaver Valley. Cleary is originally from Peters Twp., Washington County, Pa. The worship celebration is sponsored by the churches of the Ellwood City Ministerium and will be conducted by ministers and…


Notice of Tax Office Hours for Winter

For January and February, the Tax Collector Office will be open one day a week: Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local tax bills will be sent March 2016. The office will then be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. We accept personal and business checks.


Police: Ellwood City Man Charged with Sexual Offenses Against a Minor

An Ellwood City man was charged Monday with several counts of sexual offenses against a minor. According to the criminal complaint, David Lollo, 34, of Ellwood City, conducted sexual behavior around a 13-year old girl during times she was at his residence. The complaint specifies that Lollo exposed himself numerous times in front of the girl. He also attempted to be in a hot tub while he was naked with the girl, as well as laid naked beside the girl on a couch. In one instance, Lollo attempted to forcefully remove the girl’s clothes. The investigation, conducted by Ellwood City…


UPDATED Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. : Man Has Stand Off with Local and State Police

[Update: McCall was arraigned on a $100,000 bond and placed in the Lawrence County Jail.] Local and state police were involved in a stand off at an Ellwood City home yesterday night. The standoff lasted about seven hours, although no one was hurt. According to the police report, Ellwood City officers received a call that a man was threatening to shoot himself and would shoot anyone that intervened. Officers arrived at the residence on Patricia Drive around 5:45 p.m. and made contact with the defendant, Jeffrey McCall, age 39. According to the criminal complaint, officers had attempted to do a…