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Photos: Walls of CVS Pharmacy Under Construction

Walls of the CVS Pharmacy on Spring Street and Fifth Avenue in the construction process. The pharmacy is expected to be completed by fall 2016. Photos by Jonathan Cortez/  

Photos: Lincoln High School Promenade

The Lincoln High School Prom was held on Friday, May 6 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle. This year’s theme was “A Night at Gatsby’s.” Photos of Promenade by Felicia Greco and submitted to    

Lady Wolverines Use Quick Start to Oust Rival Panthers

The Lady Wolverines used a three-hit performance by Freshman Ariana Garroway and an early five-run outburst to quickly dispatch the Panthers 15-0 in four innings on Tuesday. Ellwood City mashed three homes runs and used a five-run first inning and four-run second inning to quickly separate themselves from the visiting Panthers. “The team hit from top to bottom in the lineup,” head coach Gary Rozanski said. “We were able to jump on Riverside early and we put the ball in play hard from the beginning.” The victory on Senior Night continued the Wolverines undefeated season (12-0 overall) that will be…

Photos: National Day of Prayer

Ellwood City observed National Day of Prayer with a gathering in the Community Plaza on Lawrence Avenue at noon yesterday. “Wake Up America” was the theme. It was the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. Rev. Norina Owens of Women of Faith International Inc. gave the welcome. State Representative Jaret Gibbons, D-10, gave the greeting and pledge. Janelle Fox, a student at Lincoln High School, sung the national anthem. 10 local pastors prayed for topics including business, churches, education and more. Connie MacDonald, Ellwood City council president, provided closing remarks. Suzanne Bleakney, Ellwood City Community Partnership, spoke on behalf of…

Photos: CVS Construction

Photos from April 15 and May 6 showing the progress of the CVS Pharmacy construction on Fifth and Spring Avenue. Construction is expected to be finished by late summer/early fall. Also included is a photo of the renovation to the rear of the Ellwood City Municpial Building. The unused restrooms have been removed to make way for a new handicap ramp. Photos by Jonathan Cortez/

Photos: Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation Opening Day

The Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation celebrated opening day of the summer baseball season on Saturday with a parade and festivities in Ewing Park. Events included a home run derby, dunk tank, carnival games, inflatables, prizes and trophies, a 50/50 raffles, a Chinese auction, and more. There was also a Pitch, Hit & Run event for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 beginning at 4 p..m. in Sanders Field.

Video: Earth Day at Ewing Park

A video of the annual Lawrence County Earth Day celebration held at Ewing Park on Saturday, April 23. The event featured over 50 vendors and exhibitors, hundreds of visitors and the Wild World of Animals show. A photo gallery of the event can be viewed here. Video courtesy of Ellwood-based Dinosaur Studios.

Videos: Local Eagle in Flight

We’ve gotten our first reader submissions to our call for photos and videos of the Wayne Township bald eagles, which includes one of the eagles in flight. It doesn’t appear that the eaglets are big enough to stick above the nest yet. Remember, to find the nest, drive to Rodger’s Park in Ellport, colloquially referred to as “The Hole,” and walk down the nature trail toward the Connoquenessing and several islands. The nest is across the creek in Wayne Township, northwest of Lundy’s Lane. If you capture any great shots of the eagles, send them to! Photos and videos…

Earth Day Attracts Hundreds to Ewing Park to Celebrate the Planet

An estimated 700 visitors passed through Ewing Park to visit the annual Lawrence County Earth Day Celebration. Although the weather was chilly, it didn’t discourage attendance, and the sun shined throughout the festivities. “This Year’s Earth Day Celebration brought Ellwood City, New Castle and the surrounding areas together to laugh, learn, create and celebrate our beautiful planet,” Tracey Ferguson, Lawrence County Earth Day co-organizer, said. More than 50 vendors and exhibitors participated in the event, including  belly dancers, a chainsaw artist, a yoga routine and a make your own walking stick activity, Pine Cone Bird feeders-an activity where children could…

Ellwood City Softball Team Masters Three Conference Games

The Ellwood City softball team swung past three conference opponents in three days. The Lady Wolverines shut down Riverside 15-0 on Thursday, defeated Neshannock 11-8 on Friday and finished the weekend with a victory against Mohawk 7-1 on Saturday. On Thursday’s away game against rival Riverside, Ellwood’s Skyla Greco pitched a near perfect game, striking out 12 batters as her team defeated Riverside 15-0. The Lady Wolverines consistently scored each inning. The mercy rule went into affect after five innings. Greco didn’t just keep the Lady Panthers pinned on defense, but spearheaded Ellwood’s offense with five RBIs and three hits….