Bernstine to Host Paper Shredding Event on Nov. 4

Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9-11 a.m. in the Franklin Township Building parking lot, located at 897 State Route 288, Fombell. Free on-site document shredding will be provided by Iron City Workplace Services. “We all know that identity theft is a growing problem both locally and across the country,” said Bernstine. “Now, more than ever, we need to protect our private information and make sure it is destroyed properly. We are pleased to provide residents with a secure way to shred large amounts of personal documents.” Residents who plan…’s Annual Costume Contest

Due to the overwhelming participation with previous years, our annual child’s Costume Contest is happening again! We will be accepting photo submissions starting October 31st and ending Nov 2. Submissions will appear on our Facebook gallery page for voting beginning Friday, November 3rd and voting runs through Thursday, November 9th. The Rules: 1. Dress your kids up for Halloween! 2. Submit the best photo of your child in his/her costume to 3. VOTE! 4. Win and collect your prize! The top two winners will receive a cash prize. More information to be announced. View last year’s winners here.

Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of October 23, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — Family Laptime, designed for babies as young as 6 months of age, toddlers and preschoolers. This fall session will be held weekly on Tuesdays. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. Registration is requested, so call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, October 24, at 4:00 p.m. – The Library Anniversary Committee will meet to discuss upcoming events and activities. New members are always welcome, so call the library for more information. Wednesday, October…

Local Communities Observe National School Bus Safety Week

Today concludes National School Bus Safety Week – a week that schools and communities around the nation partake in to raise awareness of school bus safety. “Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties – to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety,” the National Association for Pupil Transport’s site states. This year’s theme was #STOPONRED and Franklin Township showed their support to the…

FREE Hand Sewing Class Offered at Daysprings

A free hand sewing class will be held at Dayspring Gifts on 6th Street in Ellwood City on Saturday, November 4 from 10a.m.-11:30a.m. The class will be taught by local artist and clothing designer, Katie Keally. Participants are requested to bring along an old pair of jeans or denim jacket to transform them into a piece of art! Participants can also bring along a pair of scissors, thread, needles, ribbons, lace, buttons or any trim wanted to embellish the denim with. Students will be guided through a variety of stitching and sewing techniques. Sign up for the class by calling…

Ellwood City Car Wash Owners Say Goodbye

After 11 years of service to the Ellwood City area, The Car Wash of Ellwood City located at 1510 W. Lawrence Ave., is changing ownership. The car wash’s official Facebook page uploaded this farewell status:   McElwain Motors has purchased the car wash and is expected to continue operating it as a car wash.  

Junior Councilman Appointed to Ellwood City Council

An exciting announcement was made Monday evening during the Council Meeting – Junior student at Lincoln High School, Colin Smith, was appointed Junior Councilman on the committee. Smith, who is a member of the National Honor Society, kicker on the football team, Blue Band member, and active volunteer in the community, took his Oath of Office Monday evening, signed his name on the X, and pulled up a chair around the table. He heard about the position via the school guidance counselor and although he doesn’t want to pursue a future in politics, he wants to use the opportunity to…

BC3 at Lawrence Crossing Plans Oct. 25 Open House

Visitors to an Oct. 25 open house can learn about BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing’s innovative scheduling options that reflect students’ needs, about associate degree programs that instill the professional and technical skills necessary to start a career, and how 75 percent of BC3 students graduate debt-free. The open house will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing, 2849 W. State St., New Castle. BC3 will waive its $25 application fee for those who apply for admission during the Oct. 25 open house. Tuition at BC3, named the No. 1 community college in the state…

Ellwood City Senior/Parent Recognition Night

The Senior/Parent Recognition Night will be taking place on October 20 and the schedule of events is as following: 6:00 – Parents/escorts arrive at Helling Stadium (please report to the end zone by the baseball field) 6:15 – Parents and athletes will be aligned alphabetically beginning with the football team 6:30 – Pre-game show Marching Blue Band 6:40 – Introduction of parents and athletes 7 – Riverside vs. Ellwood City

Ellwood City Police, Firemen Receive Commendation for Life Saving Event

Several Ellwood City volunteer firemen and two Ellwood City officers attended yesterday’s council meeting while Council President Connie MacDonald read their commendation. On October 4th, a man working at Blank Concrete and Supply Co. went into full cardiac arrest, police officers Matthew Kennedy and Robert Magnifico were first to arrive on scene and immediately started CPR. Together both the officers and firefighters performed life-saving techniques on the man including using an AED to stabilize him while waiting for paramedics to arrive. Due to the fast action of these men, the patient is expected to make a full recovery and will…