Politics

March Regular Meeting Brief

All items discussed at the March agenda meeting were passed at the regular meeting Monday night. Below are some of the notable topics that came up during the council meeting.   Commendations: Two local boxers received commendations presented by Council President Connie MacDonald. Photo and article here.   Visitors: Joe Carfino was the only visitor to speak at the meeting, he commended council for their ongoing attempts to sell properties, but he was concerned about a specific Borough property they were offering for sale, the empty lot near the farmers market. He asked council to reconsider selling the property because…


March Council Meeting Brief

There were no visitors who publicly spoke at the Ellwood City Borough March agenda meeting. The following items were discussed and will be voted on at the regular meeting next Monday:


Bernstine to Host March 27 Seminar on PA’s Fish and Boat Programs

Ellwood City – To better inform area residents about the many state programs designed to promote fishing and boating activities, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) is hosting a free fishing and boating seminar on Monday, March 27, at 5 p.m. at the Ellwood City Borough Building. “We have many anglers and boaters in the 10th District, and I hope they consider coming out to learn what Pennsylvania’s waterways have to offer this season,” Bernstine said. This seminar is free to attend and boating or fishing licenses are not required. A representative from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will discuss…



PHOTO: Mayor Visits Ellwood City Early Learning Center

Mayor Anthony J. Court spent an enjoyable morning at the Ellwood City Early Learning Center reading to two groups of five year old children. Mayor Court sends a special thank you to the teachers Mrs. McCaslin and Mrs. Glass for allowing him to participate in the classroom, expressing what an enjoyable morning he had reading poetry. The Mayor also extends a special thank you to Mrs. Williams and Mrs. DeFiore and the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership. Picture submitted.


Brough, Cress, Fisher, and Guerrera Announce Run for Ellwood City Borough Council

With several seats up for election, four local residents announced their candidacy for the Ellwood City Borough Council; Rob Brough, John Cress, Brandon Fisher, and Lisa Guerrera stated that they are teaming up to bring positive reforms to Ellwood City Borough. The candidates promise to focus on the issues of Ellwood Electric reform, bringing fiscal responsibility, and creating local jobs that support families to stop the exodus of young residents from Ellwood City and fill the empty storefronts along Lawrence Avenue. “In the last several years, Ellwood City has seen a huge decline in population, significant tax increases, more empty…


February Mayor’s Advisory Meeting

On February 23, the Mayor’s Advisory Committee met in council Chambers; parking problems were discussed, especially vehicles parking on corners posing difficulties to drivers. Also discussed were the All Terrain Vehicles on city streets. Mayor Court reported that Jozek is in poor health and commented that, “there will never be another K9 quite like Jozek”. The fight against drugs continues and there have been 375 arrests since Mayor Court took office. It was reported that 3 new businesses have recently opened in the borough: John DeCaro Law Firm, Consignment Shop and Smoking Dave’s Barbecue. Complaints were received about free-running dogs…


Bernstine to Host District Office Open House

ELLWOOD CITY – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) will host an open house at his district office, located at 438 Line Ave., in Ellwood City, from 3-6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6. “Our office is designed to be a direct link between residents of the 10th District and their state government,” Bernstine said. “This event is an opportunity for residents to learn more about what me and my staff can do for them. Our main focus will be meeting with people to listen to their concerns and helping to develop and enact policies that will allow our region to be an…


Medical Company Buys Old L&N Building

With the ongoing concern of the hospital potentially closing, many Ellwood residents are thankful to hear that medical companies are still investing in the local community. Council awarded the sale of the old Ellwood City owned L&N building located in Ellport to Worksite Medical, proceeding their bid of $375,000 for the property. The building was named after its original occupant, a North-Wales based company, Leeds & Northup, which relocated in 1997, leaving the property to industrial authorities until 2010 when the Borough took ownership of the property. The Borough received another bid on the property in 2010 of $750,000 but refused…


Bernstine Announces State Funding to Help Area Veterans

ELLWOOD CITY — Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) announced today that three organizations in the 10th District dedicated to assisting local veterans received more than $15,000 in grant funding through the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). The Beaver County Office of Veterans Affairs received $7,500, and the Lawrence County Office of Veterans Affairs received $3,000 to enhance outreach for veterans. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Veterans Assistance Fund of Beaver Falls in Beaver County received $5,000 for services related to assist with veteran homelessness, post-traumatic stress and chemical exposure. “More than 900,000 veterans call Pennsylvania home, and many of them live here in…