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PHOTOS: 2016 Ellwood City Pie Festival (indoors!)

Due to pending thunderstorms and wet weather forecasted to enter the area Thursday evening, the annual Pie Festival was moved indoors to the Lincoln High School large gymnasium.  The change was announced by the school early Thursday afternoon and later reported confirmed on Twitter, first by the Lincoln Blue Band account (@LHSBlueBand). The event is normally held at Helling Stadium, but precautions were taken by moving the event indoors this year. Lincoln High School Blue Band members and Ellwood City fall sport team members were announced.        

Photos: Holy Redeemer 50th Annual Bazaar Day 4 Wrap Up

“This year’s highly successful bazaar was made possible by the hundreds of volunteers and the thousands of visitors that frequented this year’s event,” Father Mark Thomas said. “It’s fellowship. It’s a labor of love. It’s working together and bringing our congregation and community together for fellowship and fun.” “Organizing a bazaar, no matter what size, takes a total team effort, an army of volunteers and months of planning”, said those who are on the bazaar steering committee coordinating this year’s Holy Redeemer Parish’s 50th Annual Bazaar. Food is a must for any bazaar and again, this year, was the main…

Photos: Holy Redeemer 50th Annual Bazaar Day 1

The Holy Redeemer 50th Annual Bazaar started Wednesday, July 27 and will run through Saturday July 30. The excitement and fun begins nightly at 6 p.m. nightly and runs until 10 p.m. on the Holy Redeemer School grounds. “Good weather brought a nice orderly crowd resulting in an enjoyable and successful first night of our bazaar,” said Holy Redeemer Parish pastor, Father Mark Thomas. He went on to say that “our 50th annual bazaar, like all of our past bazaars, always brings out a good hungry crowd that patronizes our popular food booth famous for serving a host of much…

Photos: Ellwood City 36th Annual Festival

The 36th annual Ellwood City festival was held over the weekend of July 2-3. The festival featured over 30 new vendors and an expanded lineup of local entertainment.        

Photos: Lincoln High School Class of 2016 Commencement

Lincoln High School awarded 117 diplomas to the Class of 2016 during graduation ceremonies yesterday in the high school auditorium. The class valedictorians, Nikol Damato and Paige Mason, gave speeches, along with student council president Carter MacMurdo and school board president Renee Pitrelli. MacMurdo, a high honor graduate, is attending the u.S. Naval Academy, which requires a rigorous application process including a nomination from a U.S. Congress member, U.S. Senator, the president or vice president. Along with the valedictorians and MacMurdo, five other students earned high honors: Joshua Catanzariti, Alena Costulas, Angelo Marsano, Patrick Pawlak and Cayla Sudano. Goldieann Bookamer…

Photos: Memorial Day Parade

The Ellwood City Memorial Day Parade was held yesterday, 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 on Spring Avenue. For the first time this year, there was a picnic at Circle Playground following the parade.

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…