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Bernstine, Local Mayors Issue Letter Encouraging Relocation of Businesses to 10th District

Ellwood City- Citing a recently passed storm water management tax as motivation, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today issued a letter to business owners in the City of New Castle inviting them to consider relocating to municipalities in the 10th Legislative District. Ellwood City Mayor Tony Court, Beaver Falls Mayor George Quay, New Brighton Mayor Tom Albanese and Slippery Rock Mayor J.D. Longo also signed the letter, which cited lower property taxes and no wage tax on employees as reasons to relocate to their municipalities. “We know that keeping property taxes low and creating an environment where you can work effectively…


Beaver Falls Mansion For Sale, Featured on Facebook Page

Beaver Falls, PA- A charming early 19th Century home known as the Moltrup Steel Mansion, is for sale in Beaver Falls, and was featured on For The Love Of Old Houses Facebook page. The page, which nearly 1 million “likes,” features old homes, mansions and even castles from all over the world that are currently for sale – often for an incredibly low price. Often, as is the case with the Moltrup Steel Mansion, the homes are in need of some serious restoration. “The wood work is absolutely beautiful! It’s a shame to see a house that grand fall into…


GROUNDBREAKING – New ECF Office

Ellwood City, PA—Ellwood City Forge (ECF) is pleased to break ground today on a significant renovation and expansion of its office facilities. The Forge has been in continuous operation on its Ellwood City site for 108 years, since its founding in 1910, and continues to invest for another 100 years and more of manufacturing in Ellwood City. Having outgrown its vintage 1965 office building, which housed 18 offices, 14 workstations and one conference room, the company carefully considered its opportunities for expansion. With a site bounded by the Connoquenessing Creek to the North and constrained by the rail line to…


EC Code Enforcement Officer Reminds Residents of Snow Clearing Ordinance

Ralph Chiappetta, Ellwood City’s code enforcement officer reminds residents of the snow removal ordinance: 1988 Code § 12-3091)  (Ord. 2396.  Passed 7-17-06.) Bookmark674.04   SNOW AND ICE ON SIDEWALKS. (a)   Removal of Snow and Ice by Owner, Occupant or Tenant.  The owner, occupant or tenant of every property upon or alongside any street in the Borough shall remove or cause to be removed, from all sidewalks in front of or alongside of such property, all snow or ice fallen or formed thereon, within twenty-four hours after the same has ceased to fall or form.  No snow or ice removed or shoveled…


Ellwood City Council Raises Firefighter Pay

Yesterday the Ellwood City Borough Council voted to raise the part-time firefighter hourly wage from 11.40/hr to 15.00/hr, “a far more competitive salary,” according to Councilwoman Lisa Guerrera. While council voted in favor of raising the firefighter wage, the majority voted against raising the other non-union employee wages. Guerrera released the official statement: “Several raises for 2018 for the Non-Union employees were in an original motion to be voted on. After much discussion, it was decided in a 6-1 vote, to keep all non-Union employees wages at the rate they were being paid in 2017, with the exception of the…


Ellwood Resident Busted for Heroin Distribution

On January 12, Ellwood City officers served a search warrant at 806 Pershing St., a residence suspected of selling narcotics related to several overdose investigations. Officers of the Ellwood City Police Department were aware of the resident there, 27-year-old Samantha Sutherland, and drug dealing activities. Officers conducting the search were assisted by the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task, which Ellwood City Officers are member of. Numerous items related to the packaging and distribution of narcotics were found, including approximately 3.5 grams of suspected heroin. Earlier in the day, officers conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in which heroin…


Lincoln High School Cuts Costs, No More Paper Report Cards

In an attempt to cut thousands in costs, the Ellwood City School Board has decided to stop giving out paper report cards at Lincoln High School, effective with the latest nine-weeks grading period. Parents and guardians are encouraged to instead view their child’s grades through the online platform that is already in place; those without access to the internet or who prefer the paper reports can make individual requests to the school to continue receiving hard copies. This decision will not affect the lower grades and high school students who fail a course will receive a mailing from the guidance…


GriefShare Program

No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. A GriefShare seminar/support group is being hosted and sponsored by Calvin Presbyterian Church. The program will be facilitated by Ginny Brest. The first session is scheduled for Sunday, February 4 from 1:300-3:30 p.m. in the church parlor. The group will meet each Sunday afternoon (except April 1, Easter Sunday) for 13 weeks, concluding on May 6 . While participants are encouraged to complete the 13-week program if possible, attendance is not mandatory each week. The program is free and open to anyone in the community (and beyond) because we understand how deeply…


VIDEO: Family Rescued From Home Surrounded By Floodwaters

WPXI.com – Fire and rescue teams rushed to LouAnne Cornelius’s Beaver County home near Ellwood City Friday as floodwaters from the nearby Connoquenessing Creek crept closer. Earlier in the evening, WPXI reporter Mike Holden had posted a video of his commute to Ellwood City on Twitter and later stated he and his driver were parking in a local lot waiting for fire crews to respond to their next call. En route to Ellwood City. Big changeover. Rain has turned to ice. @WPXI pic.twitter.com/0Rwg7pjJNu — Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) January 12, 2018 Perhaps the rising levels of the Connoquenessing River and pending snowfall Friday…


Weekend Weather Advisory: Winter Storm Hunter

Ellwood City and surrounding areas are right in the path for winter storm, Hunter. A winter storm warning has been issued and is calling for between five and seven inches of now, coupled with potential sleet accumulation of a half inch and ice accumulation of one-tenth inch. According to meteorology reports, heavy rain will push into the region during the day today, possibly causing flooding, then changing into freezing rain sometime during rush hour this evening due to falling temperatures. The freezing rain will continue into Friday night, changing over to snow later in the evening around 8p.m. Snow will…