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November 7 Election Information

It’s almost time to vote! Tomorrow, November 7, 2017, the public will vote for their chosen candidates to fill the four Ellwood City Borough Council and four Ellwood City School Board seats. The candidate list for both School Board and Council is here. Remember why voting is important – these officials make decisions about how YOUR taxpayer money will be spent for the betterment of the community! If you’re unsure about where your polling place is it will be printed on your voter registration card or you can call your county election office, or you can use this online tool…



ANNOUNCEMENT: Last Leaf Pick Up

Ellwood City’s last leaf pick up for 2017 will occur the week of November 12. YARD WASTE PICK UP GUIDELINES: Green borough yard waste bins are also available for residents to dispose of their simple yard waste. Yard waste bins are available for purchase for $53.00 and can be purchased at the borough utility office or by calling 724-758-5576. Yard waste bins are collected on specified weeks throughout the calendar years. Dates are also provided on borough utility bills. If a resident has extra yard waste that does not fit into a container, it is recommended that they bundle and tie branches together. The…


Updates on the Ellwood City Hospital

Over the past week dozens of employees had been laid off at the Ellwood City Hospital, an action that left the community wondering what’s going on. Updates about the current state of the Ellwood City Hospital have remained far and in between since information about the sale had been made public earlier this year. On October 24, CEO Beverly Annarumo released the following statement on the sale of the hospital: “We are getting very close to closing on the sale of the hospital. And yes, we did have a layoff yesterday. On the bright side, we were able to retain…


EllwoodCity.org’s Annual Costume Contest

Due to the overwhelming participation with previous years, our annual child’s Costume Contest is happening again! We will be accepting photo submissions starting October 31st and ending Nov 2. Submissions will appear on our Facebook gallery page for voting beginning Friday, November 3rd and voting runs through Thursday, November 9th. The Rules: 1. Dress your kids up for Halloween! 2. Submit the best photo of your child in his/her costume to EllwoodCity.org 3. VOTE! 4. Win and collect your prize! The top two winners will receive a cash prize. More information to be announced. View last year’s winners here.


Junior Councilman Appointed to Ellwood City Council

An exciting announcement was made Monday evening during the Council Meeting – Junior student at Lincoln High School, Colin Smith, was appointed Junior Councilman on the committee. Smith, who is a member of the National Honor Society, kicker on the football team, Blue Band member, and active volunteer in the community, took his Oath of Office Monday evening, signed his name on the X, and pulled up a chair around the table. He heard about the position via the school guidance counselor and although he doesn’t want to pursue a future in politics, he wants to use the opportunity to…


Borough Residents to Receive Point and Pay Notice

Ellwood City Borough residents should soon be receiving notices in the mail regarding the Borough’s new online bill pay feature called Point and Pay, powered by Paydici. Since logins and auto payments will not be transferred from the old portal, residents will be sent an e-mail next month when the payment portal is live, prompting them to set up a new account. The Borough’s online bill pay has been suspended since May while updates were being made to the feature for better efficiency. “The Point and Pay system will provide greater accessibility for Borough Utility customers to satisfy utility bill…


Lion’s Club Fountain Reappears After Years of Absence

After years of absence, the Lion’s Club water fountain is back in Ellwood City – bigger and better than ever! On the corner of Lawrence and Sixth, a brightly colored lion statue sits, donated by the kindness of one of the Lion’s Club founding member’s daughter. After nearly 30 years in the community, the old fountain had to be taken down due to wear and tear about 5 years ago. The club then started fundraising for a new fountain and the daughter of Floyd V. Scheidemantel, Sally, donated the money to the club to purchase a new one. It took…


Line Ave. Resident Facing Child Porn Charges, Freed on Surety Bond

A Line Ave. resident is facing 22 counts of child pornography charges following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to New Castle News, Robert Lee Rogers, 48, of 632 Line Avenue, Ellwood City, was investigated after allegedly downloading images of juvenile girls on his computer. The FBI alerted the district attorney’s office of their findings, prompting a search of Rogers’ laptop computer. Agents discovered additional child pornography images that did not meet parameters established for FBI prosecution and the prosecution was turned over to the local agency. Upon searching Roger’s computer, numerous photos of nude or partially…


College, Smiley Street Repave Project Reaches Completion

As a result of a Joint Paving Project between the Borough of Ellwood City, Columbia Gas and the PA American Water Company, the street from College to Smiley Street was repaved. This project which involved these utilities brought about new water and natural gas services to the residents. In addition, the participating utilities actually performed restorative and replacement sidewalk and handicap ramp improvements and even some driveway aprons where necessary. “This is an indication of the types of projects the Borough has been engaged in with the utilities and will continue to work with them to get the projects completed…