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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…


United Fund Kick-Off Event

The Ellwood City United Fund is holding a “Get Acquainted Mixer” from 5pm to 7pm at Nico Luciano’s Cafe located at 324 Wampum Avenue, Ellwood City. Everyone is invited to attend, admission is free, free refreshments and appetizers will be available and there will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Please bring your friends and family for an enjoyable evening. Each agency will give a summary of services provided to Ellwood City residents and will be available for questions. The money raised is distributed to the agencies that serve the needs of the area and community. Agencies include: The…


BC3’s First Hospitality Forum to Cater to Job-Seeking Students

Like the mixing bowl of Hollandaise sauce warming atop a 3-quart pot of simmering water in her classroom demonstration, Jennifer Taylor’s students will pick up steam – in their preparation for employment by planning and leading Butler County Community College’s first Hospitality Management Panel Discussion. The Oct. 26 forum will provide students the opportunity to meet and query officials representing the restaurant, hotel, event planning, catering and tourism sectors that combined are expected to generate $840 million in revenue in Butler County this year, according to Jack Cohen, president of the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau. All industries that…