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Lawrence County ‘EdCamp’ Scheduled

February 2018– Lawrence County EdCamp, an educational conference like no other, will be held at two different locations in Lawrence County on Friday, February 16, 2018. The structure of the conference is very informal and educator-driven. All Lawrence County school districts have a professional development day scheduled into their calendars on February 16th. It was decided amongst the superintendents to try an EdCamp instead of canned presentations that may not fit all educators’ needs. The idea was brought to the superintendents by Joe Mancini, Superintendent of the Ellwood City Area School District. “I brought it up at one of our…


Monthly Mayor’s Advisory Meeting Recap

Mayor Court held his monthly Mayor’s Advisory Meeting recently discussing that dispite the 419 drug arrests since he has taken office, the fight against drugs in the area is gaining strength.  Mayor Court is working hard hand in hand with the Lawrence County DA to institute new strategies in this fight. Mayor Court will be speaking at the Rotary meeting on March 15th.  He will also appear at the Fireman’s Banquet on February 24, 2018. Although the fight against drugs is #1, there are many problems that must be attached to make Ellwood City all it can be.  For one,…


Promoting Agriculture and Local Food in Beaver County

Penn State Extension, Beaver County Tourism and Agricultural Preservation are hosting free informational sessions to hear from farmers and local food businesses about promoting Ag in Beaver County. The agricultural community of Beaver County, Pennsylvania is hosting three info sessions in each region of Beaver County to share opportunities for farmers, farm owners and local food & farm-related businesses to promote their business through Beaver County Tourism. The three informational sessions will occur as follows: Monday, February 12 2-4pm at Chippewa Township Municipal Meeting Room at 2811 Darlington Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Tuesday, February 13 2-4pm at New Sewickley…


Details & Strategy For New Downtown Development To Be Discussed

The local contractor and engineering firm, Lutz & Myers, will be holding an open forum and presentation Tuesday evening at 5:00pm regarding the new downtown development property located in the 500 block of Lawrence Avenue. The open forum will take place in the Ellwood City Municipal Building – Council Chambers (on 1st floor) located at 525 Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City PA 16117 beginning at 5:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served to those in attendance. Ron Lutz, owner of Lutz & Myers, Inc. of North Sewickley Twp., will be discussing details and strategy of the currently empty lot in the heart…


Relay For Life Leadership Meeting Planned

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ellwood City will hold their Leadership Meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Moose at 1400 Factory Avenue in Ellwood City and is open to the public. The meeting will continue discussion of plans for the 2018 event, with a Super Heroes theme, Who is Yours?, Currently the tentative date for the Relay For Life event is June 2nd downtown. The committee welcomes your input and support! Things we will be discussing are parking and when to close the street for setting up.  We…


Free Spaces to Show Creations

Daysprings on 6th is no stranger to hosting artistic events; coming up this spring is the Show and TELLwood Expo, on April 28, 2018. While the final details of the event are yet to be decided, shop owner Janet Keenan is offering fifteen free spaces to local artists and creators to display creations. Due to limited spaces they will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Call 724-752-1512 to register.


Report: BC3 ranks No. 1 in salary-to-cost ratio among 42 area institutions

Butler County Community College has the highest ratio of graduates’ salaries 10 years after commencement for every dollar a student pays to attend BC3, besting ratios at 41 other Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio colleges and universities whose U.S. Department of Education information was analyzed by the Pittsburgh Business Times. BC3’s salary-to-cost ratio of 7.6 was the highest among 42 institutions surveyed in a Jan. 9 report in the Pittsburgh Business Times headlined “College Scorecard: These regional colleges produce the highest earners.” The average salary of a BC3 graduate 10 years after graduation is $33,700, according to the College Scorecard,…


Yesterday’s Special Council Meeting Recap

Thursday evening council called for a special meeting to discuss and vote on the Electric Department construction and to extend the bidding time frame for the construction of the new Public Works Building. All council members were in attendance, as was Mayor Anthony Court and Borough Solicitor Ed Leymarie. After much discussion, council passed the motion to cancel the construction and bidding for the new Electric Department Building in a 5-2 roll call vote. Michelle Lamenza and George Celli were the two council members to vote against the cancellation, stating they stood by their previous vote. “The building may be…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of Feb. 5th, 2018

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a program designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, February 7, at 3:00 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 7th grade and up. The members meet twice each month to share their work and discuss writing tips and techniques. Call the library for more information….


Golf Bash to Benefit Educational Endeavors

The Ellwood City Wolverines are teaming up with Holy Redeemer to host a Golf Bash to benefit educational endeavors. The event will be Saturday, February 1- at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Center from 4-9p.m. Cost is $20 and includes food and refreshments. More information on the flyer below.