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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.


Public Invited to Union Employee Press Conference Tonight

The following press release was submitted: Ellwood City, PA – Ellwood City School’s blue-collar union employees, members of 32BJ SEIU, will set the record straight on stalled negotiations with the School Board on Thursday, November 9 at 6:45 p.m. outside of Lincoln High School. The District’s longtime custodians and food service workers have been in talks for a new contract with the Board since March. The Board announced this spring it would consider outsourcing the 80 workers’ jobs and began to take contractor proposals. In an effort to help the Board find a solution, the Union submitted its own cost-saving…


Renew and Revive Art Show Reception Tonight

“The country is so wounded, bleeding, and hurt right now. The country needs to be healed—it’s not going to be healed from the top, politically. How are we going to heal? Art is the healing force.” ~ Robert Redford, National Arts Policy Roundtable 2012 Come out and support the younger generation of artists in the Ellwood City area at the Renew and Revive Art Show! At Dayspring Gifts on 6th Street in Ellwood City, from 7-9p.m. not only will you be able to meet the artists and see some of their best work, there will also be complimentary refreshments and…


Cast of Portersville Christian School’s Production of Antigone Announced

Local students in Portersville Christian School’s Production of Antigone – Cast and Crew Portersville, PA. The cast and crew of Portersville Christian School’s Fine Arts Committee’s modern English production of Sophocles’ Antigone has been announced. The Greek tragedy, the third chronologically of Sophocles’ Theban plays, will be presented Thursday, November 9, Friday, November 10 and Saturday November 11 at 7 PM each night, at the school, 343 East Portersville Road/Rt. 488 East, Portersville PA 16051. The director is Ryan Wise. Cast includes: Creon……………………….Danny Schlachter of Ellwood City, Senior Antigone…………………….Alexis Konar of Butler, Junior Ismene…………………..….Amy Miller of Cranberry Township, Junior Haemon…………………….Aidan…


Request for Proposals for Lawrence Avenue Lots

Notice is hereby given that Ellwood City Revitalization (ECR) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 509 / 511 Lawrence Avenue (Parcel lD #12-016800) and 513 / 515 Lawrence Avenue (Parcel lD #12-005300). These are two contiguous lots in Ellwood City’s downtown. Through the RFP, ECR is seeking to select a qualified developer that will redevelop the property in a manner consistent with the Borough’s current zoning ordinance and specifically C-3 Downtown Commercial District Regulations – Pedestrian Dominant uses. In addition, the proposed design must follow the Central Business District Guidelines by Town Center Associates. The…


Local Election Results

The following are Ellwood City’s running candidates final vote tally after last night’s election. Winners are italicized:       Ellwood City Council: Michele C. Lamenza (D), 775 James L. Barry (D), 765 Caleb Cragle (D), 652 John Pansera (D), 519 Lisa Guerrera (R), 840 Rob Brough (R), 841 John Cress (R), 725 Brandon Fisher (R), 712   Ellwood City School Board: Kathy Galbreath McCommons (D/R), 1,994 Renee L. Pitrelli (D/R), 1,812 Anthony J. Buzzelli (D), 1,306 Kathleen A. Pansera (D), 1,185 Norm Boots (R), 1,308 Barbara R. Wilson (R), 1,394   Tax collector Max A. Rossi (D), 541 Mary…


Poets Needed for Art Show

Daysprings on 6th is still accepting poets to read their poetry this Thursday evening during the Renew and Revive Art Show reception. Anyone interested in reading their poetry at the show can contact Jan at 724-752-1512. Entries are open to the public and spots are limited. Theme must be similar to Renew and Revive! Winning poet will be rewarded with a prize. The art show will consist of a variety of art from four local area artists, there bios are here. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 7-9p.m. and will be open to the public.  Complimentary…


Ellwood City Polling Places

FIRST WARD 1st Dist Community Action 926 Crescent Ave. MAP SECOND WARD 1st Dist First Methodist Church 416 Crescent Ave. & Fifth Street MAP THIRD WARD 1st Dist Christ Presbyterian Church 325 Spring Street MAP FOURTH WARD 1st Dist Ellwood Area Family Center 522 Line Avenue MAP 2nd Dist Holy Redeemer Religious Center 603 Bridge Street MAP FIFTH WARD 1st Dist Tree Of Life Wellness Center 404 Beatty Street MAP 2nd Dist Walnut Ridge Community Center 801 Pershing Street MAP Other Lawrence County polling places can be found here.