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Wrap-up for the Four Day Bazaar

During the 51st Holy Redeemer four day annual Bazaar, monetary awards totaling $46,000 were awarded to ten lucky winners. The Bazaar concluded on a high note with the Summer-Cash Give-away marque award of $25,000. The awards are based on the PA Lottery evening first pick three- digit number drawn. The Lottery’s policy states that winners, if they allow their names to be publicized, will need to sign a lottery privacy clause release document. The winners are being contacted and in addition to receiving their monetary awards, are being informed of that policy. “Despite the bazaar, due to a bad rain…


The Public Works Construction is ‘Progressing Well’

The demolition of the Ellwood City Public Works Building and a few other surrounding lots is progressing well, according to Borough Manager, Robert Villella. As part of the Ellwood City Revitalization project, the demolition and rebuild of the Public Works Building was deemed one of the top necessities. “The previous building was extremely outdated and not efficient, and in some ways even dangerous for our workers, the layout was impractical, making it hard to store the necessary items, and it was becoming an eyesore in the community. Overall it was just in not only the workers best interest, but also…


Mayor’s Advisory Meeting

On Thursday, Mayor Court held the Mayor’s Advisory Committee meeting at Nico’s Restaurant on Wampum Avenue. During the breakfast meeting the Mayor advised members who the six winners for the 2017 Beautification Awards were and that each was presented with an Award Sign and a gift certificate from one of our local restaurants. Mayor Court combined the Community Awareness Night with the Crime Watch meeting when speaking at several locations throughout the area. Other discussions were that the Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool has been well run and used often this year by many community residents. The Mayor stated that the…


BREAKING: Attempted Robbery at Lawrence Ave. Wesbanco

Ellwood City Police are requesting your help locating the attempted robbery suspect. The attempted robber entered the bank this afternoon at approximately 2:52pm and presented a note a the teller window before fleeing. The suspect is an African American Male, approximately 5’10”, mid 20’s, athletic build.  He was last seen leaving the bank on foot, wearing a blue t-shirt, jean shorts, high-top white socks, and a blue hat. If anyone can identify the suspect in the photograph, please contact the Lawrence County 911 Center at 724-656-9300. 7:00pm UPDATE: According to a local news source, the suspect presented a note that…


Wampum Area Car Cruise Tonight

The Wampum Area Car Cruise will be hosted tonight, Friday, August 4, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. Free registration begins at 4:00 pm Dash plaques and goody bags to first 100 to register, Best of Show plaque awarded at 8:30 p.m. Food vendors, face painter, balloon guy, DJ’s and much more!


Mayor Court Presents Commendation to Local Resident

Mayor Court was honored to present a Commendation to Ann Tammaro, a life long resident and friend to many people in Ellwood City. Ann had given much of her time to her hometown as a volunteer, and Mayor Court presented her with a special Commendation on her 93rd Birthday for her dedicated service to the Ellwood City community. The commendation reads: “We are honored and proud that you have given so much to the Ellwood City community.  You have raised a family in this wonderful community, one that many of us are proud to call home.  You have dedicated many…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of August 7, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, August 7, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information. This program has been moved to Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. through August 9 because of Summer Reading Program activities. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, August 9, at 12:00 Noon – “The Book Bunch,” a book discussion group for students…


BC3 Cultural Center: Free Concert, Free Ice Cream and Cool Art

(Butler, PA) The Cultural Center at Butler County Community College will provide Graeter’s Ice Cream free to those attending the Pittsburgh Philharmonic’s free performance Aug. 13, an overture that will give guests a taste of Succop Theater’s fall 2017 Performing Artists series. Visitors can also view 35 oil paintings in the Mary Hulton Phillips Art Gallery during the opening of an exhibit by Doreen Currie, a Latrobe resident who studied under BC3 instructor David Ludwick in 2005 and 2006. Larry Stock, director of BC3’s Cultural Center, said he expects a crowd of at least 300 when the 50-member symphony orchestra…


Fundraising for Local High School Student in Pool Accident

Anthony Tollari is a high school student at Riverside who was in a pool-related accident nearly two weeks ago that has left him partially paralyzed. “After a Colt League Championship baseball defeat, Anthony was at his home, and dove into his pool. He landed extremely awkward, and broke his neck. He was rushed to the hospital, and had to have emergency surgery to save his life. Anthony is now in a facility for at least two months to attempt to regain his feeling and mobility,” his GoFundMe page states. Tollari’s family remains optimistic and constantly updates his Facebook support page…


Mayor Meets with Residents on National Community Night Out

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Mayor Anthony J. Court and Lt. David Kingston of the Ellwood City Police Department participated in “The National Community Night Out” meeting and greeting residents throughout Ellwood City. The Mayor stated that both were well received by the community and they enjoyed the one on one with the residents, letting them know that they will continue to stamp out crime in the city. This National Community Night Out is done in conjunction with the Mayor’s Crime Watch Program. The Crime Watch Program is now in its 10th Year and has been a huge success in…