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VIDEO: Ellwood City Memorial Day Parade

The Ellwood City Memorial Day Parade was held Monday morning, honoring the men and women that died in military service for the United States of America. The parade started at 10 a.m. on the Veterans Memorial Bridge and concluded at the memorial park on Spring Avenue near Circle Playground with a free community picnic.

PHOTOS: Levi the Giraffe Helps Man Propose to Girlfriend

One of the most popular to-do’s near Ellwood City lies a quaint zoo full of fun for not only kids – but adults too. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park in Moriane offers an up close experience to their guests – the ability to feed and touch many of the exotic animals residing in the park. The zoo is also well known for the loving giraffes that commonly reach their long necks over the fence to greet guests, and in this case, pose with happy couples for their proposal photos. “Every now and then, we get to be a part of…

PHOTOS: Bernstine Among Over Half Dozen Ticketed At Press Conference

During State Representative Aaron Bernstine’s electric press conference yesterday, nearly a dozen attendees, including both he and another state representative were issued parking tickets for parking arguably legally. The conference took place at a residential home on Wampum Avenue – a street that has parking prohibited signs posted along the west side of the street but no signs and no yellow curb present on the opposite side. According to the officer, parking on the side of the road the cars were parked along was illegal due to obstructing a fire lane; however the only no parking sign along the road…

PHOTO: Riverside Prom Court

The students at Riverside are getting ready to celebrate the 2017 prom. Doors to the event will open at 6:00 for both the auditorium and gymnasium. Students will walk through the gymnasium beginning at 6:25. Promenade begins in the auditorium at 6:30, followed by prom at Shakespeare’s until midnight. Tickets for the auditorium are $5 each. Seating in the gymnasium is free of charge. After-prom follows until 5am, also at Shakespeare’s. The after-prom features casino games, Minute to Win It, photo booth, and prizes. Hypnotist Bob Mullins will entertain the students and DJ Freddie Fresh will lead in games. Photo…

PHOTO: Senior Receives Ellwood Area Education Association Scholarship

Lincoln High student, Joseph Cortez, received a $1,500 scholarship from the Ellwood Area Education Association. The scholarship is funded every year by contributions from the teachers in the Ellwood City School District. The recipient is selected based on a combination of grades and SAT scores. After graduation, Joseph plans to study engineering at Penn State University, University Park. Photo submitted.

PHOTOS: Ellwood City Prom

Lincoln High School held their annual prom Friday; Alyssa Myers and Alex Vardzel were crowned prom queen and king. Photos provided by Shannon McClymonds/    

PHOTOS: Greco Throws No-No for Lady Wolverines on Senior Night

Skyla Greco didn’t allow a single hit as Wolverines defeated Steel Valley 5-0 on Tuesday. To get the final out Greco struck out Veronica Sikora pushing her game total to 14 strikeouts against three walks in the contest. Wolverines took an early lead in the second inning. A wild pitch by Samantha Arthrell scored one run for Wolverines.  For the game, the Wolverines ran rampid on the base paths as Anna Ferrucci, Ariana Garroway, Natalia Greco, and Reagan Mittler all collected stolen bases. Wolverines scored three runs in the fourth inning. Wolverines’s big inning was driven by a error, a…

PHOTOS: Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation Opening Day

The Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation hosted their annual opening day ceremony Saturday at Friedhoff Field – an event which the organizations Vice President, Michael Widmaier, said was a success. “The weather held off until the end, parents and grandparents paraded with their kids, the high school baseball players applauded the young players as they paraded onto the field, Mayor Court attended, and Nathan Scott threw the first pitch. Overall the day was successful.” The event had carnival style games including a dunk tank, raffle, parade, Chinese auction, home run derby, and the national anthem sung by a local student….

Stiefel Park Batting Practice: Lady Wolverines Hit 2 Homers and Improve to 10-0

 Grove City entered Friday evening’s non section game with 11 home runs on the season. The Lady Wolverines won the home run battle and the game with a 9-5 victory. Breonna Streit and Megan Siegfried provided 5 of the rbi’s with a 2 run shot and a 3 run blast respectively.   Grove City started the scoring with a leadoff single, a walk, a stolen base, and a throwing error to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.   Ellwood City took the lead in the second inning as they pushed 4 runs across the plate. Natalia…

PHOTOS: Greco Throws Shutout as Wolverines Defeats Riverside

Skyla Greco didn’t allow a single run as Wolverines defeated Riverside 10-0 on Tuesday. Greco allowed just two hits and struck out Baily Dwyer to end the game. Wolverines grabbed an early lead. Wolverines took the lead on a single in the first inning. Wolverines took an early lead in the first inning. Anna Ferrucci drove in one when she singled in the first inning. Wolverines scored four runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Ferrucci and a home run by Zoe Kalantzis. One bright spot for Riverside was a single by Marissa…