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“Toys for Tots” Collection Spot at Senator Vogel’s Office

State Senator Elder Vogel, Jr.’s office will be collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program through December 15th. If you would like to participate, please drop off any new, unwrapped toys at the Senator’s office at 488 Adams Street in Rochester. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information, please call 724-774-0444.


Carnegie Free Library Fall Fundraiser

The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls is hosting A Novel Event, featuring local authors’ books for sale and signing. The date of the event is Saturday, Nov. 18 – the same day as the Beaver Falls Business Open House. “What makes this doubly exciting is that the Beaver Falls Businesses are having an Open House on the same day,” Jean Barsotti, MSLS, Director stated. The five-hour event includes a variety of raffle baskets, and cookies and beverages for sale to supplement the author book signing. More event information is on the flyer below.


United Fund Annual Campaign

The United Fund will start its annual campaign drive on October 1st for the year 2018. Over the past few years, we find ourselves behind in meeting weekly goals to reach the $50,000.00 that is needed to support the United Fund agencies. We usually receive donations and pledges that equal approximately 80% of what is needed. We would encourage everyone in the Ellwood City area to reflect on what they may share with others who are less fortunate than ourselves, so we can make a difference in their lives. The Ellwood City United Fund has been serving the community for…


Earn Up To Six Credits in BC3’s First 5-Week Winter Session

Butler, Pa- Butler County Community College’s first 100-percent online five-week winter session will allow its own and guest students to earn up to six credits through Jan. 22 and remain on track for graduation, or make a spring semester schedule more manageable, according to BC3’s dean of admissions. The college’s winter session, to be held from Dec. 18 to Jan. 22, will feature courses in elementary statistics, general psychology, health science, human growth and development, intermediate algebra, introduction to art, microcomputers, principles of management and principles of sociology. BC3’s credits transfer to public, private, state-related and online institutions. “Students save…


Final Meet the Candidate Night

Updated – 11/2/2017 9a.m. Tomorrow evening, November 2, is the final Meet the Candidate night for this election hosted by the Ellwood City Kitchen Cabinet, voting for positions on both School Board and Borough Council is scheduled for November 7. There are four seats up for election for both of the committees. School Board member Matthew Morella and Councilman Brad Ovial are not seeking reelection. Current School Board members, Kathy Pansera, Renee Pitrelli and Anthony Buzelli are hoping to be reelected. Councilwoman Michele Lamenza is also seeking reelection. Councilmen David DeCaria and Connie MacDonald were running for reelection, however will…


PHOTOS: Mayor Court Hands Out Halloween Candy

Mayor Court enjoyed an evening handing out candy to Ellwood City children who participated in the annual Halloween Night tradition.  Many children were out, regardless of the cold, to show off their great costumes and be treated with candy from residents all over town. It was a great night enjoyed with the Ellwood City community. Photos and write-up submitted.


Richard Hogue Replenishment Blood Drive 2017

This year’s Richard Hogue Blood Drive has been announced for the date of Friday, November 17, 2017 from hours 2p.m. to 7p.m. at the Ellwood City Family Center, 311 College Street, Ellwood City PA. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, visit CentralBloodBank.org and search for the group code Z0020906. To prepare for giving blood remember to eat well, stay hydrated and bring I.D. The blood drive is in honor of Richard Hogue. About Richard Hogue On Nov. 16, 2013, Richard Hogue, 28, was murdered. He was a hardworking, blue-collar man, raised with values. He lived…


Wampum Area Christmas Parade Treat Sign-ups

The Wampum Area Christmas Parade is on  Dec. 2nd 2017 at 1 pm.  As in previous years, children aged 12 and under can meet Santa after the Parade in the gymnasium and Santa will give them a treat bag.  However, children must be registered in advance for the treat bag.  Treat bags are free to Wampum area children. If you live outside the Wampum area & want to purchase a treat bag, the cost is $7. It is well worth the price!!) Registration for treat bags  will be at the Wampum Boro Bldg. the following dates and times. Hours 6…


Ellwood City School District Negotiations Update: ‘I Don’t Want My Name Associated With These Jabs’

Tensions were high at the Ellwood City School Board meeting this morning between School Board Member, formerly School Board President, Renee Pitrelli and her fellow School Board peers. The Board voted to approve the negotiations update press release, written by the board attorney, in a roll call vote with Pitrelli voting against it and school board member Matthew Morella absent. The official release is below: “Ellwood City Area School District Negotiations Update, November 1, 2017 To provide the public with accurate information regarding the status and progress of the negotiations between the School District and the Service Employees International Union…


“Second Saturday” Soup Supper

The first soup supper for the season will be held on November 11th,  4 – 6:30pm Wurtemburg United Methodist Church 1244 Portersville Road  (Rt 488 by 3rd bridge) Ellwood City, PA  16117. Soups:  Ham ‘n Bean Soup and Beef Veggie Soup 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. Church:  724-758-9685