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PHOTO: EC Wrestlers Place at Mercer Tournament

Three Ellwood City wrestlers place at Mercer Tournament this weekend; Austin Walley took second place, Jake Alberts and Donavin Chambers tied for third. The official results for Ellwood City @ Mercer VFW Tournament (01/19 – 01/20/2018) are posted below: Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood City Hs) – DNP Shane Slicker (West Middlesex Hs) over Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood City Hs) (Fall 1:22) Justin Upperman (Greenville Hs) over Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood City Hs) (Fall 1:32) Jake Alberts (Ellwood City Hs) – DNP Jake Alberts (Ellwood City Hs) over Zack Herrman (Sharpsville Area Hs) (Dec 7-0) Vincen Rinella (Meadville Area Hs) over Jake Alberts (Ellwood…


Pennsylvania 2nd Highest Among States Affected by Salmonella Infections Linked to Coconut

According to the Center for Disease Control’s website, Pennsylvania is the second highest among the nine affected states for illness caused by a recent Salmonella outbreak. The site says that the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Coconut Tree Brand frozen Shredded Coconut. Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 11, 2017 to November 4, 2017. Ill people range in age from 1 year to 82, with a median age of 19. Among ill people, 19 (76%) are male….


Old Photo Friday: Jail Removed

This week’s Old Photo Friday is a photo of Ellwood residents removing the jail after a court session in 1967. The official release states: Members of the first kangaroo court, from left to right, Bob Miskolcze, Dale Vinroe, Dom Viccari and Jim Beatrice, removed the jail after last night’s court session in front of the Municipal Building. The jail is seen minus its first three occupants, Bill Livingston, Robert Abbatichhio and Robert Kimpel. The jail is expected to house many offenders in the days ahead before the jubilee celebration. Photo provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.  


Syrian Visits Riverside, Discusses Middle Eastern Life With Students

On Thursday, January 18, Mr. Osama Alomar visited Riverside High School to speak to Mrs. Boots’ World Cultures classes, Mrs. Frank’s English classes, and Mrs. Pinchot’s AP Journalism classes. His visit is thanks to a generous grant from the Riverside Community Education Foundation. Mrs. Boots’ World Cultures classes are completing a unit on the Middle East, so had plenty of questions for Mr. Alomar about his life in Syria, his opinion of President Assad, and his assessment of the violence in Syria. Mrs. Frank prepared her students by reading a non-fiction piece from the Pittsburgh City Paper (September 20, 2017)…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for the Week of January 22, 2018

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, January 23, at 4:00 p.m. – The Library Anniversary Committee members will meet to discuss ideas for fundraising activities for 2018. New members are welcome. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, January 24, 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. Everyone is welcome, so call the library for more information. Wednesday, January 24, at 3:00 p.m. –…


Real Estate Transactions for December 2017

Courtesy of the Register & Recorder section of the Lawrence County Government Center in New Castle, the following are real estate transfers from the Ellwood City Area for October, 2017: Ellwood City 524 Haig St; Wilington Savings Fund to Kristin Malone Glies for $52,000 602 Franklin Ave; Shannon Hufnagel to Joshua Larry for $45,000 512 York St; Jason and Kimberly Allwine to Mallary Allwine for $76,000 633 Line Ave; Willis and Patricia Marburger to Heather Jo Piper for $80,900 1004 Sunset Blvd; Karilynn Kline Shaffer to Daniel Friderick and Victoria Hockett for $90,000 1104 Center Ave; Scott Mickey to R&B…


Ellwood City Wolverines Lose to Farrell

Although Anthony Roth put 14 points on the scoreboard, Lincoln fell to Farrell 45-43 Wednesday night in non-section play.   Kyi Wright connected on a driving shot with under five seconds the play that turned into the game winner for Farrell. Ellwood City Wolverines scored early in the game, boasting a 19-18 lead at the half, but Farrell ultimately came back for the victory after trailing by three points entering the final frame.  Wright finished with a game-high 21 points for Farrell (10-18 shooting, 8 rebounds). With seven points, Roth saw his best shooting performance in the third period. Luca Botti…


Bernstine, Local Mayors Issue Letter Encouraging Relocation of Businesses to 10th District

Ellwood City- Citing a recently passed storm water management tax as motivation, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today issued a letter to business owners in the City of New Castle inviting them to consider relocating to municipalities in the 10th Legislative District. Ellwood City Mayor Tony Court, Beaver Falls Mayor George Quay, New Brighton Mayor Tom Albanese and Slippery Rock Mayor J.D. Longo also signed the letter, which cited lower property taxes and no wage tax on employees as reasons to relocate to their municipalities. “We know that keeping property taxes low and creating an environment where you can work effectively…


Beaver Falls Mansion For Sale, Featured on Facebook Page

Beaver Falls, PA- A charming early 19th Century home known as the Moltrup Steel Mansion, is for sale in Beaver Falls, and was featured on For The Love Of Old Houses Facebook page. The page, which nearly 1 million “likes,” features old homes, mansions and even castles from all over the world that are currently for sale – often for an incredibly low price. Often, as is the case with the Moltrup Steel Mansion, the homes are in need of some serious restoration. “The wood work is absolutely beautiful! It’s a shame to see a house that grand fall into…


GROUNDBREAKING – New ECF Office

Ellwood City, PA—Ellwood City Forge (ECF) is pleased to break ground today on a significant renovation and expansion of its office facilities. The Forge has been in continuous operation on its Ellwood City site for 108 years, since its founding in 1910, and continues to invest for another 100 years and more of manufacturing in Ellwood City. Having outgrown its vintage 1965 office building, which housed 18 offices, 14 workstations and one conference room, the company carefully considered its opportunities for expansion. With a site bounded by the Connoquenessing Creek to the North and constrained by the rail line to…