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Pollution Control Project Funded in Lawrence County

Lawrence County Conservation District received $2,000 to implement a Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Project. “This grant allows our conservation district to address local pollution issues. We plan to educate local residents on how they can do their part to ensure there is enough clean water for future generations,” said Katie Schmidt, Watershed Specialist. Education and outreach about the project began in May of this year, and the District is continuing to look for volunteers. Training will occur in the fall and the project will be continued indefinitely afterward. Thirty-seven projects will be funded in 31 of the state’s counties. Projects…


Notice of Tax Office Hours

On Friday, 8-25, The tax office located in the municipal building will be closed, it will reopened on Tuesday 8-29, Wednesday 8-30, and Thursday 8-31 from 10a.m.-3p.m. The office will be closed Friday 9-1.


PHOTOS: Morales Wins First Professional Boxing Match

Rosalindo Morales Jr., a 23-year-old Ellwood City native, reigned champion in his first professional boxing match on Saturday, August 12 at the Rivers Casino, against opponent Adam Young of Memphis, Tennessee. He won all four rounds unanimously against Young and said he couldn’t have done it without all the local support. “The fight was incredible and the support I had from everyone from Ellwood was truly amazing and I couldn’t have done it without them,” Morales stated. His first professional boxing match has been something he’s trained hard for since he started boxing at the young age of 13. Morales…


Hauntings of the Area

Joyce Ross, a New Castle resident and volunteer at the Lawrence County Historical Society, has always had a passion for the paranormal. She remembers the days when her father used to tell her about the local haunting legends, a pastime she now shares with her son. “When I was a little girl my dad introduced me to the legend of Mary Black; I didn’t think much of it at the time but as I got older it came back into my interest and I told my son, who suggested ghosting hunting where she was buried. We never found her exact…


Portion of Bell Ave. Closed for Demolition

Work on the area of the buildings scheduled to be razed, 509-515 Lawrence Avenue extending back to Bell Avenue, commences today and will affect traffic on Bell Avenue. The portion of Bell Avenue, past the municipal building, is closed for the first day of work on the buildings. To start, the contracted company, Continental Demolition, will be gutting the buildings and placing the interior debris in trash containers along Bell Avenue. The trash containers are expected to be emptied on an almost-daily basis.  


Bernstine Announces More Than $500,000 in Pre-K Counts Grants for Local Providers

ELLWOOD CITY – Making sure Pennsylvania children have the best possible start when entering school, two area Pre-K Counts providers who serve children in the 10th Legislative District will receive a combined $527,000 in state grants, announced Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence).  Hap Enterprises Inc. in Beaver County was awarded $442,000 and Lifesteps Inc. in Butler County was awarded $85,000. “These providers are doing wonderful things for our local children and families,” Bernstine said. “These grants will go a long way in helping them continue to foster educational development and prepare young minds for school and beyond.” Pre-K Counts programs provide…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of August 14, 2017

Activities scheduled at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, August 16, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a program designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life. This program is returning to its Wednesday morning meeting time. Everyone is welcome, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, August 16, at 12:00 Noon – Creative Writing Workshop for students in 7th grade and up. The group meets twice each month to share their work and discuss writing…


Hard to Recycle Event

The Lawrence County Hard to Recycle event will be on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10a.m.-1p.m. Things that can be recycled are appliances, batteries, electronics, fluorescent lights, household hazardous wastes, and tires. Below is a list of items and the cost to recycle them.


Mayor Court Presents Commendation to Local Resident

Mayor Court was honored to present a Commendation to Ann Tammaro, a life long resident and friend to many people in Ellwood City. Ann had given much of her time to her hometown as a volunteer, and Mayor Court presented her with a special Commendation on her 93rd Birthday for her dedicated service to the Ellwood City community. The commendation reads: “We are honored and proud that you have given so much to the Ellwood City community.  You have raised a family in this wonderful community, one that many of us are proud to call home.  You have dedicated many…


PHOTOS: Holy Redeemer’s 51st Annual Bazaar First Night

The Holy Redeemer 5lst Annual Bazaar started Wednesday, August 2 and will run through Saturday August 5. The excitement and fun begin at 6:00 p.m. nightly and runs until 10:00 p.m. on the Holy Redeemer Catholic Center grounds. The Bazaar features entertainment for the whole family. ‘Creating memorable events were the new inflatable bounces for young children who really had an enjoyable time. Additionally, there was the popular “Kiddie Land” and face painting for the kids that was a huge hit. Adults’ participation in a variety of new games as well as past favorite games was great’ said Laurie Nocera,…