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Bernstine to Host Agriculture Summit and Breakfast

WHAT: State Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) is hosting an Agriculture Summit and Breakfast for 10th District residents and local members of the agricultural industry. In addition to remarks by Bernstine about his experience in the industry, the event will feature an update from Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. WHO: Bernstine, Redding, and 10th District residents and members of the ag community. WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9-11 a.m. WHERE: Scott Township Volunteer Fire Department, 3712 Harlansburg Road, New Castle.

VIDEO: Fifth Street Bridge Renovation

Watch the sparks fly as crews work to renovate the Fifth Street Bridge. Crews from Thornbury Inc of West Sunbury, Pa. are working to repair the deteriorating condition of the old railroad overpass, including removing and repairing concrete, removing calcium deposits, replace downspouts and reroute the storm sewers on Fifth, and redirect any ground water from plugged holes. After that, the crews will be replacing the entire sidewalk on the north side of the bridge, facing Lawrence, and erecting a 60-foot long, 6-foot tall chain link fence on top of the abutment. Work is expected to be completed Nov. 22.

Ellwood City Christmas Parade Details Announced

The annual Ellwood City Christmas Parade will march down Lawrence Avenue Saturday, December 2 at 3:30. The parade will start at the intersection of 4th Street and Lawrence Avenue and end at the intersection of 8th Street and Lawrence Avenue. Everyone is invited to participate in the parade. To register your family, friends, club, troop, group, team, church, school, or business, please call Scott Golmic, Parade Director, at 724-816-0498. Staging will take place in the Holy Redeemer School parking lot. Participants are encouraged to arrive before 2:45 and enter the lot at Crescent Avenue and 3rd Street. Parents may drop…

Riverside, Ellwood City Students to Appear on KDKA’s High Q

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, students from Riverside and Ellwood were at KDKA studios, One Gateway Center in Pittsburgh, for the taping of Home Town High Q. Ellwood students Molly McCommons, Kyle Smith and Noah Rinker and Riverside students Morgan Deiseroth, Ari Kendra and Colby Belczyk represented the schools in the competition. Riverside competed alongside Ellwood City against Waynesburg. The students compete against the rival teams by answering questions over subjects taught in school, similar to how Jeopardy is played. The show will air on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11a.m. and will re-run the following Saturday at 11:30a.m. Following…

Corona D’Italia Lodge #807 Monthly Meeting

Corona D’Italia Lodge #807held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 8 at 5p.m. at Pizza Joe’s. President Clemmy Sirimarco, hosted the pizza luncheon served by Guard Lois DiFrishia, Secretary Jackie Perno and Historian Mary Jane Folino. Trustee Patty Regna voiced a commemorative prayer for all living and deceased sister lodge members and all of our military personnel. The business session followed with financial reports by Treasurer Louise Vitullo. She reminded that all dues for the 2017 year must be paid by December 31. Secretarial reports were given by Perno and she requests that questions or changed in member’s benefits be…

Criminal Complaints: Several Pounds of Marijuana Seized During Traffic Stop

Several Pounds of Marijuana Seized According to the criminal complaint, after being stopped for a turn signal violation, Dwight Andre Campbell, 45, of Altoona, Pa., appeared to be extremely nervous – he was sweating excessively and his hands were visibly shaking. The officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. After searching the vehicle the officer located approximately five pounds of vacuum sealed marijuana in a box for home security cameras. Campbell is now facing felony charges for possession of a controlled substance.   Resident’s House Shot At With Pellet Gun According to the criminal complaint, a…

Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Christmas Dinner

The Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual meeting and Christmas dinner on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at the Connoquenessing Country Club. The event will feature live entertainment, a cocktail reception and cash bar. More information on the official flyer below.

What’s Open for Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, prompting many government agencies and court systems to observe the holiday today, November 10. Here are the openings and closings you can expect: Banks: The vast majority of banks, such as the Big Four — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citibank — should be open today and will be closed on Saturday. Post offices: Post offices are open today but closed Saturday. Mail pickup and delivery are on the same schedule. Libraries: Most public libraries are closed on Saturday and some may be closed today. Federal offices: Non-essential federal…

Winter Weather in Forecast

You may have noticed a couple snow flurries flying around this morning, which is just the start to the winter weather season. According to the 10-day weather forecast on Weather.com snow showers are expected in the upcoming weeks. Important things to keep in mind: it might be warm enough to rain during the day but the rain may freeze over night causing black ice, bridges ice before roads, and the new anti- dog tethering law is in effect this winter for the first time. A screen shot of the upcoming forecast for Ellwood City is below:

Old Photo Friday: 1980’s Business Openings

This week’s Old Photo Friday theme is Business Openings – old businesses, that is! The following photos were taken at the then new Franklin Township Plaza. At the time these were the original businesses setting up shop in the plaza! Each photo is captioned with the year, business and a brief description. Do you know what current businesses took their places? Photos provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.