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PHOTOS: Lawrence Avenue Demolition Nearing Completion

The demolition of the buildings on Lawrence Avenue is nearing completion. The majority of the buildings have been taken down with only a small portion in the front left to be razed. Check out these pictures taken yesterday at 4p.m. below.

Richard Hogue Replenishment Blood Drive 2017

This year’s Richard Hogue Blood Drive has been announced for the date of November 17, 2017 from hours 2p.m. to 7p.m. at the Ellwood City Family Center. The blood drive is in honor of Richard Hogue. About Richard Hogue On Nov. 16, 2013, Richard Hogue, 28, was murdered. He was a hardworking, blue-collar man, raised with values. He lived to love and help others, a true man with a heart of gold. He was always first to help family, friends, and neighbors in need and talk to anyone in troubled places and guide them to a better judgment. Rick had…

Ellwood City Birthday Celebration

The Ellwood City Historical Society is planning an open house on September 28-30 to celebrate Ellwood City’s 125 birthday. Featured will be cake, refreshments, and prizes. Over 1000 priceless photos of friends, neighbors and relatives will be available for viewing and taking! More information on the newsletter below.

Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting

Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Please join the Relay for Life team for their first meeting of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ellwood on Thursday, October 12th at 6pm. They will be meeting at The Beanery, 212 Portersville Road in Ellport, (the old La Isla Mexican Restaurant) and celebrating the 2017 event and beginning plans for our 2018 event. Your input and support is welcome! The Beanery has some great food and you are welcome to order Dutch Treat. The Beanery also does flavored lattes, frapps, capps and milk shakes. The meeting will be…

Domestic Human Trafficking Seminar: “Together We Can End This Modern Day Slavery”

Earlier this year, two Lawrence County men were charged with domestic human trafficking – an issue that Barb Bohizic, activist against human trafficking and co-founder of Stop Taking Advantage of the Needy, Disabled and Disadvantaged (STANDD), says happens a lot more in the community than people realize. Several years ago, after personally meeting an underage boy in Wayne Township who had admitted that his father would offer him to friends in exchange for drugs, Bohizic knew she had to do something to raise awareness in the community. “The boy admitted to me what was happening and after an investigation they…

Criminal Complaints: 16 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Little Beaver Township

16 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Little Beaver Township According to the criminal complaint, Kevin Walter Davenport, 25, of Redford Township, Michigan, will be facing a felony and misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell after a traffic stop on September 19. An officer conducted a traffic stop with Davenport’s vehicle around 9a.m. near Little Beaver Township for a turn signal violation. During the stop the officer noticed indicators consistent with criminal activity and asked for permission to search the vehicle. A search revealed 18 vacuum sealed packages containing suspected marijuana, which were packaged for wholesale distribution….

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

Event set for Friday October 6, 2017  Community College of Beaver County, One Campus Drive Monaca, PA. 15061 10am-1pm  Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. would like to invite all area seniors and their families to attend his free Senior Expo on Friday October 6 at the Community College of Beaver County. 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 lots of door prizes, giveaways, health screenings and lunch, all free of charge. Entertainment by the Western PA SNPJ Button Box…

PHOTOS: Lincoln High’s 2017 Homecoming Court

The 61st annual Homecoming festivities at Lincoln High School will take place the first week of October, culminating with the football team facing the Beaver Bobcats on Friday, October 6th. The Homecoming King will be crowned by the cheerleaders during the Friday afternoon Pep Rally and the Homecoming Queen will be crowned during halftime of the football game. This year’s King’s Court features an honorary member, our foreign exchange student from Japan, Taku Watanabe. Pictures below are: Girls Homecoming Court: Top Row: Allison Lynn, Michaela Magnifico, Jade Woloszyn, Dia Neupauer Bottom Row: Kristen Simon, Madi Pedaline, Grace Blake, Neisa Carsele…

First Fall Foliage Report

Pennsylvania is known for its extremely beautiful landscape especially in the fall. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources  posted the first fall foliage report of the 2017 year, highlighting different regions throughout the state. The chart shows the expected peak time trees will be turning into their typical fall colors. It appears as though Lawrence and surrounding counties will peak between October 8-14. As of right now, trees are estimated to be about 5-10% turned. Check out the full report here.  

REMINDER: Wing Bash Benefit Scheduled Saturday

A wing bash is being held at the Sons of Italy this weekend to benefit Anthony Tollari III, to pay for some expenses after an incident that left him paralyzed. In July, Tollari had a diving accident in his swimming pool which shattered his C5 vertebrae. He has had surgery and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the hospital. He recently got his neck brace taken off and is continuing to making slow progress. The benefit has been organized to help his family with expenses related to getting Anthony home. He will need a wheelchair van, ramps, and changes made to…