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Ellwood City Summer Concert Series

Ellwood City’s 5th Summer Concert Series in the Community Plaza will begin tomorrow, June 17th, with the Harmony-Zelienople Community Band kicking off the series. The concert series schedule is as follows: Saturday, June 17 – Harmony-Zelienople Community Band Saturday, June 24 – Allegheny Brass Band Saturday, July 8 – Beaver County Wind Symphony Saturday, July 15 – Wrangler Band Saturday, July 29 – Harmony-Zelienople Jazz Band Wednesday, August 9 – Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass Saturday, August 19 – NOMaD The concerts are FREE and performances, which begin at 7:00pm, are planned and hosted by the Concert Series Committee…


Police Report: 60 Year-Old Man Breaks Ellwood Business’s Front Door with Cane

A local 60-year-old man is expected to pay for damages sustained to a Lawrence Avenue business after he broke the glass with his cane Wednesday afternoon. According to the criminal complaint, an employee at the Ellwood City Ledger contacted police to report damages caused by an older gentleman. The employee stated she was sitting inside the Ledger building when the man came to the door and started knocking after business hours. The man eventually got frustrated and started pounding on the bottom of the door with his cane, breaking the glass. The employee followed the man around the building and…


Allegheny Aquatic Alliance Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration

The Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration will be hosted tomorrow, June 17, and will allow people of all ages and skills to enjoy and engage in a sojourn on a captivating scenic creek. Allegheny Aquatic Alliance will guide you through this two-day, 16 mile kayak/canoe paddle across beautiful Butler County on Connoquenessing Creek. See the flyer below for more information:  


Senator Vogel to Host Veterans’ Specialist at New Castle District Office

Senator Vogel announced today that he will host a veterans’ specialist in his New Castle District Office to assist constituents with various issues related to their military service. Stephanie Bengoa of the American Legion Veterans Assistance Program will be available on Wednesday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Senator Vogel’s New Castle Office (1905 W State St New Castle). No appointment is necessary. Ms. Bengoa can assist veterans and their families understand the benefits they have earned, enroll in the V.A. health care system, assist with the appeals process, and much more. Please bring any documentation and…


Retired Ellwood City Police Canine Passes Away

Lt. David Kingston-Operations Officer released the following statement: It is with great sadness ECPD reports the passing of Ellwood City Police Canine and McBride family pet “Jozek.” Jozek, a Czech born German Shepard, came to ECPD in March of 2007 and worked as part of the canine team. JOZEK was born in the Czech Republic June 9, 2005 and was purchased by ECPD on March 9, 2007 from Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, PA. After purchasing Jozek from Shallow Creek Kennels, Jozek trained with his handler for a 12 week period with Master Trainer Pat Maloney of the North American…


New Galilee Sex Offender Facing Felony Charges

A “tier 2” registered sex offender who is currently on probation, Micheal Lee Mills, 27, of 578 Patterson Road, New Galilee, is facing over half a dozen felony charges following an incident involving an Illinois teen. According to the criminal complaint, on Friday June 2, the Pennsylvania State Police Megan’s Law Unit received a complain from a parent that a registered sex offender has been contacting their 17 year-old-daughter who lives in Illinois. The reporting parent stated that Mills had sent nude photos of himself to the teen. Mills had been communication with the teen through Google Hangouts – a…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of June 19, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, June 19, 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 for more information. This program will move to Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. starting on June 12 through August 9 because of Summer Reading Program activities. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information.  Monday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book…


YMCA Activities at the Ellwood City Veterans’ Memorial Pool

Since the Ellwood City Veterans’ Memorial Pool is a hot-spot for activity during the summer months, The Beaver County YMCA will be hosting classes, lessons, and events throughout the summer season. “This is a prime opportunity for community members, especially those with children, to partake in social and beneficial activities while still having loads of fun,” a YMCA team member said. While some of the events are free of charge, others require a membership. All activities require a pool pass, more info on the flyer below. The YMCA has been promoting health and community development across the nation for over 150…


Residents Cautioned about Non-Official Third-Party Bill Pay Site

While many Borough of Ellwood City residents should soon be receiving their May utility bills, they are urged to be aware that a third-party website is appearing in search results for “Ellwood City online bill pay”. When any variation of “Ellwood City online bill pay” is typed into a search engine, a clickable link comes up just a few links below the actual Ellwood City Borough online bill pay website, which is currently still suspended for updates. The third party bill pay site URL is www.doxo.com/info/borough-ellwood-city-pa.  While doxo.com is a legitimate third-party bill payment service, similar to online bill payment…


PHOTOS: Relay for Life in Downtown Ellwood

Ellwood City has never seen so purple in it’s life – the Relay for Life event which took place on Saturday, June 10, was a success according to Relay for Life member, Jackie Kline. “We had a good turn out and lot’s of support from the local community, I think overall the event was a success and we hope it’ll get even bigger in the years to come.” This was the first Relay for Life that took place in downtown Ellwood, in previous years the event was hosted at Helling Stadium. Several streets were blocked off for the event, which…