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Join Senator Elder Vogel Jr. for his 55+ Senior Expo

Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. would like to invite all area seniors and their families to attend his free Senior Expo on Friday, September 15 at the Cascade Park Pavilion, 1928 E. Washington St, New Castle. Representatives from over 75 state and local agencies will be on-hand to provide useful information for seniors on healthcare, government services, and more.  In addition, there will be plenty of door prizes, giveaways, health screenings, and lunch, all free of charge. Entertainment will be provided by the Western PA SNPJ Button Box Club. Seniors interested in receiving a flu shot should bring their Medicare or…


Living Treasures Showcases Baby Giraffe

Yesterday, Living Treasures Wild Animal Park updated their Facebook page with a lengthy post about the birth of their newest addition, a baby giraffe! The giraffe, who has yet to be named, was born on Sunday, August 27th at 5:31 p.m., weighed in at 145lbs and stood 6’3 feet tall. He is the son of two other resident giraffes at the facility, Levi and Blue Jeans. Both Levi and Blue Jeans are five-year-old first time parents. According to the Facebook post, labor began in the giraffe yard around 4:15 p.m. where many guests caught a glimpse of the baby’s hooves…


YDC Property Contract Terminated, Says Bernstine

Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today issued the following update regarding the status of sale of the Youth Development Center (YDC) property in Lawrence County to the HIRA Education Services: “The former YDC property sale to HIRA Educational Services has been permanently stopped.  I would like to thank the Shenango Township supervisors, Rep. Chris Sainato, Sen. Elder Vogel and the countless community activists who joined forces to help bring this Lawrence County nightmare to an end. This property will once again be placed for bid by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with the community to ensure we…


Bernstine Announces Satellite Office Hours in Beaver, Butler Counties

In another effort to deliver superior constituent service to residents of the 10th Legislative District at no additional cost to taxpayers, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) announced he is now offering satellite office hours in New Brighton, Slippery Rock and Beaver Falls. “Upon taking office, I have made it a priority to dramatically reduce spending, and these office hours are an example of how efficient government should work,” said Bernstine. “I encourage residents in these areas to take advantage of this opportunity.” Bernstine will offer satellite office hours according to the following schedule: Every Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m….


Good Samaritan Hospice Butterfly Release

Good Samaritan Hospice is hosting a butterfly release at 2p.m. on Sunday the 27, at the Four Seasons Pavilion at Brady’s Run Park in Beaver Falls. Anyone is welcome to release a butterfly to honor and celebrate the memory of a loved one. Participants are asked to reserve a live butterfly in advance for $10 each. Call the Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation at 724-352-1571 ext. 8363 to volunteer or find out more information.


Anglers Warned to Not Eat Fish from Shenango River

The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture (Ag), Environmental Protection (DEP), and Health (DOH) along with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced a “DO NOT EAT” advisory for all fish species caught in the Shenango River in Mercer and Lawrence Counties due to extremely high levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). The advisory extends to all fish between the Shenango Lake Dam and the mouth of the Shenango River in New Castle, PA. DEP is currently investigating possible sources of the PCB contamination. A “DO NOT EAT” advisory was already in effect for the river for muskellunge, carp, and channel catfish, and…


Helling Stadium Fallen Pole Causes Severe Damage

Proceeding a storm with 60mph winds Friday evening, during a delayed football game at Helling Stadium a light pole at the stadium fell, struck two people, and damaged areas of the field and a Noga Ambulance. According to recent reports, 13-year-old Jaidyn Le’Viere, a junior cheerleading coach entering eight grade at Lincoln Junior-Senior High School, sustained injuries including lacerations in her back and a broken hip. An unidentified adult male was also injured by the pole, believed to have sustained a broken arm as a result of the pole’s collapse. The light pole fell towards a pop-up tent between the…


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…