ellwood city news

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…


Meet the Players: Stiefel Hockey League

The Stiefel Hockey League is just ending their successful summer season and entering their fall season, which is expected to start mid-September. The league is made up of a diverse crowd of players, most doing it just for some fun, friendly competition. Currently, the league has at least five teams already signed up for the fall season but is still accepting team and individual sign-ups. Anyone interested in signing up can do so by emailing or calling Caleb Cragle at caleb.cragle@gmail.com or 724-971-0311. Here’s what some of the players have to say about their experience being part of the hockey…


Woman Charged with Endangering Welfare of Children After Incident Involving Marijuana

According to the criminal complaint, Ashley Anne Birchfield, 33, of Ellwood City, is facing charges of endangering the welfare of children after an incident on August 29. On August 29 at approximately 11p.m. officers responded to a complaint that the residents of the apartment were smoking and the smoke was emanating throughout the hallways of the apartment building. Officers knocked on the suspects door and a juvenile answered, leaving the door open while he searched for an adult. Officers observed a cloudy haze throughout the apartment and a strong smell of marijuana. Birchfield was laying down with a juvenile asleep…


Ellwood City MOPS Moves to Evening Meeting Time

Although mothering preschoolers is at times a lonely challenge, MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) is providing a welcome break for moms; a chance for moms to make new friends and an opportunity for moms to know that they are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising young children. Every year MOPS comes up with a theme- a concept that will guide the group for the year.  This year we’ll discover how to become “Free Indeed”. Do you long to be free from worry? free from feeling stuck? free from hustling to be loved? free from a heaviness you can’t…


Creator of Bigfoot The Movie Asks for Community’s Help Getting Movie on Netflix

One of the biggest local hits, Bigfoot The Movie, created by Jared Show, an Ellwood City native now residing in California, was shot in Ellwood City during fall of 2013 and spring of 2014 and is still an often-talked-about subject among locals. Since the first airing, the movie has made its way onto several streaming platforms including Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Xbox, OverDrive, and Vimeo, but has yet to reach Netflix and Hulu. “So far the movie has been getting a great response and that’s why we would love to get the movie on Netflix, because we just…


What’s Open for Labor Day?

Labor Day, which often marks the end of summer for many outdoor activities such as public pools, is this Monday, September 4, 2017. Labor Day is a federal holiday which means federal buildings are closed including post offices and government buildings. Libraries, banks, most organizations and small businesses (including some pharmacies) will also remain closed. To find out if a business will be open for Labor Day, call ahead. Meter parking will be waived in observation of the holiday. Besides cookouts and firework displays there will be some events going on specifically for the holiday including: The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival,…


Dog Owners Warned to Be Alert for Canine Cough

Dr. Cynthia Maro, of the Ellwood Animal Hospital in Ellwood City received information through the Veterinary Information Network that new outbreaks of canine cough have been occurring in the US. Pet owners should seek veterinary attention for their pets immediately, if they develop of any signs of coughing. According to PetMD, canine cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease among dogs. As the name suggests, it is typified by inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. This disease is found throughout the world and is known to infect a high percentage of dogs at least once during their lifetime. Dog owners who have…


Ellwood City Joins KidCents Program

Because of the Opioid addiction and overdose deaths impacting every population in the United States throughout all communities and having no boundaries, racial or economic, Lt. David Kingston of Ellwood City Police Department has joined forces with the Rite Aid Foundation/KidCents Program to do Ellwood City’s part in helping to stop this epidemic. Many Law Enforcement agencies, including ECPD participate in the national DEA Drug Take Back Program for residents to dispose of their unused or expired prescription medications. Though the program is great, people wonder what they can do with their unused and/or expired prescriptions until the next Take…


Partial Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible in Ellwood City

The highly anticipated solar eclipse across the nation from the west coast to the east coast of America is happening today, which will be visible at different times throughout regions of the nation. While Ellwood City is not in the “direct path” of the eclipse, according to TimeandDate.com, Ellwoodians will be able to see a partial eclipse starting at 1:09p.m., the peak of the eclipse will be at 2:34p.m. and the end at 3:54p.m. for a total duration of 2 hours and 44 minutes. The weather forecast predicts clouds and possible rain storms throughout the day. Eclipse’s are not necessarily…


Annual Historical Society Picnic

Everett Bleakney, President of the Ellwood City Historical Society, wants to invite everyone to the Annual Historical Society Picnic. “An old fashion picnic is a great way to celebrate with friends and neighbors about our town – Ellwood City,” Bleakney said. The picnic is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00pm. It will be held in Ewing Park in Shelter 8 in the back loop of the park. Every one is invited, bring a covered dish to be shared by all. The Society will furnish the meat/drink/desert, please, “bring your own table service.” Come early for a good seat! We have a great…