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Police: Stealing from Landlord, Lying to Police

Tenant Steals from Landlord, Sells to Flea Market According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 18 a landlord informed police that a tenant, David Robertson, 34, of Ellwood City, had stolen items from a rental property. Robertson admitted to stealing the following items: a flat screen television, DVD player, Roku streaming player, fireplace room heater, two collectible cars, handmade coffee table, antique coffee grinder, rolling wooden kitchen cabinet, washing machine, dryer, dehumidifier, computer, monitor, speakers, Acer Iconia tablet, digital camera and a window air conditioner. The value of these items was approximately $2980. Robertson stated he had sold the goods…


Reposted from 2012: Olde Stonewall Purchased by Sewickley Man

[As part of the Ellwoodcity.org.org relaunch, we will be gradually reposting many of our most important articles from times past. If you have any requests for an older article, please inform us in the comments section or by emailing us at ecstaff@ellwoodcity.org.] [The Olde Stonewall story was originally written by Jon Paul Wimer and published in 2012 in an incarnation now two websites removed. It was not only one of the most popular articles of that year, but was reposted and continued to have hundreds of readers in subsequent years. So here it is, the re-reposted article.] by Jon Paul…


Toys for Tots Sponsored by the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department

Many children who reside in Beaver County will have a less-than-merry holiday season because their families have fallen on hard times. If you would like to help a child, please bring a new unwrapped toy by December 10 to: Franklin Township Municipal Building 897 State Route 288 Fombell, PA 16123 Monday-Friday 8:30-3:30 p.m. Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department 808 Old Zelienople Road Ellwood City, PA 16117 Monday’s from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. If you have any questions, please call Shannon Schlosser at 724-758-9702 Sponsored by the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department. Thank you for your donation.


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…


November Crime Watch and Mayor’s Advisory Meeting Briefs

Mayor’s Advisory Meeting The Mayor’s Advisory met on Nov. 19 with the committee discussing vandalism, drugs and concerns about the robbery at B&B (North Sewickley). Also discussed was the possible drop in crime in and around the Loop Street area. The committee as a whole believes that the cameras placed in this area played a major role in the decreased crime rate, although statistics show crime has dropped throughout the borough, regardless of cameras. Members were also concerned about the recent fire at Inmetco and the air quality in the borough. Residents approached Mayor Anthony J. Court to see if…


Library Activities Week of 11-30-2015

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarity. More information is available by calling the library. Thursday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 9th grade and up. The group meets twice each month to share their work and discuss writing tips and techniques. New members are always welcome, so call the library for more information. Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. – Adult Knitting…


Christmas Arrives in Wampum Dec. 3 and 5

Mark your calendars! This Thursday at 6 p.m. is Wampum’s Light Up the Town and on Saturday at 1 p.m., the Wampum Area Christmas Parade makes its 43rd march through the town. Light Up the Town – Attendees will enjoy how Wampum has yet again reinvented their “Light Up the Town” with the addition of a 15 minute pyrotechnic display donated by a longtime Wampum supporters Mimi and Jerry Davis. Another addition is Face Painting at the recently renovated historic Wampum Station as well as a chainsaw wood carver who will be carving a figure throughout the night. The long…


Ellwood City Lions Club November Student of the Month

The Ellwood City Lions Club honored Nikol Damato as the November 2015 Student of the Month at their membership meeting Tuesday evening at the Connoquenessing Country Club. Nikol is a senior honor student at Lincoln High School and a member of the National Honor Society, Peer Leadership and Student Council. She attends Christ Presbyterian Church and serves as the club officer for the high school March Of Dimes (Co-President/Secretary), the History Club (Vice President) and Y-Teens (President). Besides her studies, Nikol also loves to run for the high school Cross Country Team, volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and observes the…


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…


Join Senator Vogel for Holiday Open House

State Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. is inviting area residents to kick-off the Christmas season with a holiday open house at his Rochester District Office located at 488 Adams St. on Friday December 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event is part of the “Beaver County Holiday Celebration Weekend” sponsored by the Beaver County Recreation and Tourism Department. Come in from the cold and enjoy some cookies and holiday joy with Senator Vogel. Attendees are encouraged to bring any new, unwrapped toys for donation to local children enrolled in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program.