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Bernstine: Government Must Do Things Differently

Freshman lawmaker offers thoughts on state budget process HARRISBURG – Following the governor’s budget address, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) outlined his priorities for the 2017-18 state budget in the statement below: “As I take part in the budget process for the first time as a state representative, I’m concerned with how any new proposals will affect the hard-working people of the 10th District. Too many men and women are still unemployed, and many working folks are still struggling to make ends meet. The voters sent me to Harrisburg to protect them from the dangers of excessive government spending, to help…


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Senator Vogel Issues Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal

“It is encouraging to hear a budget address that does not include calls for massive increases in broad-based tax increases. Finally, it would seem the Governor understands that working Pennsylvanians pay enough taxes as it is.  I look forward to working with him and my colleagues in the General Assembly to deliver a balanced, responsible state budget. Over the past two years, I have heard from countless taxpaying constituents that we must find greater efficiencies in state government instead of taking money out of their pockets.  The Governor’s proposal relies heavily on savings generated through the consolidation of several state…


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CCBC Congratulates President Chris Reber – A Pennsylvania Business Central “Top 100 Person” in Central Pennsylvania

Monaca, PA – Dr. Chris Reber, president of Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), was recently selected by Pennsylvania Business Central as one of the top 100 people in business and economic development for outstanding leadership of their organizations and communities. Nominees are selected annually from 23 counties in Central Pennsylvania, including Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Snyder, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Pennsylvania Business Central solicits nominations from readers and consults with chambers of commerce to gather a pool of potential candidates for the Top…


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Ellwood City School Board Suggests $100k Technology Investment

Since technology is almost constantly evolving, schools have continued to incorporate these advancements into curriculum for the benefit of the students. Lincoln High School is no exception to schools seeking advancements for their students; the students of Lincoln High School, grades 9-12, may be looking forward to receiving their own personal school Chomebook. “Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud,” according to this source….


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Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting

Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. It is time again to start planning for the 2017 Ellwood City Relay For Life event.  Our members have been busy working on new ideas for more community involvement, come out and give us your ideas!  We meet at the Wellness Center next to Ewing Park Bridge at 6 pm, don’t shy away because of the meeting length or because you don’t  want to be committed to long term involvement in Relay.  Give us what time you have and be included in how this event comes…


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Shell Chemicals Awards Scholarships to 12 High-Performing CCBC Process Technology Students

Monaca, PA – Twelve students from Community College of Beaver County’s (CCBC) Process Technology program were named recipients of the 2017 Shell Two-Year Associate in Technology Scholarship, taking the first step towards a high caliber career in the petrochemicals industry. In celebration of these students’ hard work and dedication, and in recognition of CCBC’s strong partnership with Shell Chemicals, a scholarship dinner was held in the college’s Learning Resources Center on Wednesday, February 1, where the students were congratulated for their commitment to excellence as well as their career potential. The following CCBC Process Technology students each received a $2,500…


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Beaver County Humane Society: February’s Featured Pets

Looking to adopt? Check out the Beaver County Humane Society’s featured adoptable pets for February!   HAPPY JACK – A013214 Hello! My name is Happy Jack! I am an 8 year old pitbull. I was named appropriately because I am the happiest dog in the world! I love everybody and everything. I adore children, cats, and medium to large dogs! Sometimes, small dogs can freak me out if they are too high energy for me! I am one of the friendliest dogs to go through the humane society! I would much rather hangout with a friend than play with toys….


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“Second Saturday” – Soup Supper

February 11th,  4 – 6:30pm   Wurtemburg United Methodist Church 1244 Portersville Road  (Rt 488 by 3rd bridge) Ellwood City, PA  16117   Soups:  Chili Beef and Beef Veggie Includes:  Italian Bread, Homemade Rolls, Dessert, Beverages & Refills   Eat-in and Take-out are both $6; under age 5 Free. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are just $1.00 Quarts of Soup are $6.00   Come, relax and enjoy fresh homemade soups and desserts.   Please mark your calendar for” every “Second Saturday” through April. Church:  724-758-9685


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Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck Conflict Predictions

Many local residents have mixed feelings about the almost-famous Punxsatawney Phil’s New Year prediction of six more weeks of winter. Although on average, sunnier winter days, which are more likely to cast the groundhogs shadow, are usually correlated with chillier and dryer weather – the old tradition which started in 1887 is not as accurate as it is fun. Last year Phil did not see his shadow, meaning that spring should have arrived early, however, it really didn’t arrive any earlier than normal. Phil isn’t the only groundhog used to predict the forecast, his rival, Staten Island Chuck, has been…


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Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of Feb. 6, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, February 8, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a new concept in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Thursday, February 7, at 3:00 p.m. – “Hooked on Books,” a book discussion group designed for students in 6th through 8th grades. The group will discuss the book, “Renegade,” by Mike Bloemer. Call the library for more information….