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Federal Marshals Apprehend New Castle Attempted Homicide Suspect in Ellport

Federal marshals apprehended a New Castle man charged with attempted homicide in an Ellport house last Tuesday, Feb. 2. Shaquone Lockett, 20, was wanted by New Castle police since an incident on Oct. 12. Lockett was charged with attempt to commit homicide, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another person. All charges are first degree felonies. According to the criminal complaint filed with District Judge Melissa Amodie, Lockett shot Ortarius Williams, 19, of New Castle, in the face with a shotgun. During his recovery, Williams informed investigating officers that he had been lured…


Local Resident to Be Featured Tonight “Get Marty” Television Series

Local resident Joseph Gasper will be featured tonight on KDKA during the popular Marty Griffin series, “Get Marty”, a segment that appears on the six o’clock news. 97 year-old Gasper, one of the area’s last surviving veterans, was injured on Dec. 7, 1941 at the attack on Pearl Harbor. His family had tried several times 18 months ago to get a chair lift installed, so he could safely go downstairs from his bedroom to the rest of the house. The Veterans Association was unable to install a chair lift. Gasper, who Griffin featured on his Facebook Page in December before…


Portersville Christian School Information Night/Open House

Portersville Christian School will hold an information Night/Open House on Monday, Feb. 29, 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 and 9 are encouraged to apply early, since these grades tend to fill up fast. Portersville Christian School (PCS) provides a distinctively…


Inmetco and Parent Company Horsehead File for Bankruptcy

Horsehead Holding Corp. and its affiliated companies, including Ellwood City-based Inmetco, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to published sources, Horsehead missed a $1.9 million payment and saw its stock drop more than 90 percent. Horsehead Holding Corp. is based in Pittsburgh and owns seven affiliated facilities, including Inmetco, a battery recycling plant. In a press release on Jan. 22, Horsehead announced it was temporarily idling its zinc plant in Mooresboro*, N.C. The plant opened in June 2014 after Horsehead shut down a facility in Beaver County. A press release on Feb. 2 announced that…


Police: Endangering Welfare of Children

Endangering Welfare of Children An Ellwood City man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child following an incident on Jan. 25. According to to the criminal complaint, Bronson Lane, 26, of Wampum Ave., was walking with his one-year old daughter on Madison Ave while the child was barefoot and insufficiently dressed. The temperature was around 35 degrees. Prior to this, Lane had assaulted his girlfriend while she was holding his daughter. After forcing the victim to hand over the child, he proceeded outside. He was charged with simple assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of children. Man Shoplifts…


Riverside Beaver County School District Presents “Seussical”

The Riverside High School Theater will present the family musical, “Seussical” on March 3 through March 6 in the high school auditorium. A cast of over 100 students from the high school, middle school and elementary will participate in the production. This is the 53nd Anniversary of Theater at Riverside, so we hope you can join us for this landmark show. “Oh, the things you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens…


Kyree’s Dream Team “Eat at Pizza Joe’s” Fundraiser

Let Pizza Joe’s make your lunch and dinner and support Kyree’s Dream Team at the same time! All you need to do is call your order in to Pizza Joe’s Ellwood City and bring a printout of this release with you. Pizza Joe’s Ellwood City will donate 15 percent of your order back to Kyree’s Dream Team! The event is Tuesday, Feb. 2. Pick up only. In order to make the most money for Kyree’s Dream Team we can not accept any coupons, discounts or specials with this fundraiser. Offer valid at Ellwood City Pizza Joe’s Only. 128 Spring Ave….


Iowa Caucus Results: Clinton Wins Democratic, Cruz Wins Republican, Both by One Delegate

Iowa- The results for the first primary of the 2016 presidential election season are in. In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton won, if by the smallest margin, grabbing 22 delegates while Bernie Sanders claimed 21. Sanders only tailed Clinton by 0.2 of a percent. Thus, only two candidates remain viable contenders for the Democratic ticket. The third Democratic candidate, Martin O’Malley, dropped out of the race this morning. Iowa has 27 delegates for the Republican Party, which were more evenly distributed. Ted Cruz won, claiming eight. Donald Trump and Marco Rubio each had seven. Three of the other nine candidates…


Six CCBC Student-Athletes Achieve WPCC All-Academic Honors

Monaca– Six Community College of Beaver County student-athletes earned a place on the Fall 2015 Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) All-Academic Team. Four women’s volleyball players and two men’s basketball players were regionally recognized for achieving honors or high honors in the classroom. To earn the honor award, student-athletes must achieve a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA. To earn the high honors award, student athletes must achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher. “Through the combined resources of the new Titan Learning Center and a new Student-Athlete Academic Success Facilitator, Lauren Susan, we are already seeing the positive impacts these approaches can…


New Dimension Comics Presents Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show: Butcon

Pennsylvania comic book chain New Dimension Comics presents its annual convention, the Pittsburgh Comic & Collectibles Show, in Butler. The convention will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at Clearview Mall (Butler) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the mall’s center court. Attendees can take advantage of our freebies and giveaways. All attendees will have a chance to win one of our raffle prizes – winners will be pulled every half hour. Darth Vader will be in attendance from noon to 3 p.m., along with other Star Wars costumed characters. Local artists John Martin, Jack Vasvary and Roy Hughes will…