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Ellwood City Social Service Organization Asks for Extra $1,000 Donation by Borough

The Holy Redeemer Ministerial Social Service Organization is asking council to approve a donation for their Energy Fund in the amount of $4,000 – $1,000 more than the original requested amount, paid for by the Borough’s general fund. The motion was discussed Monday evening at the council meeting and has been approved for the $3,000 donation but is pending approval for the requested $1,000 extra. Despite Borough Manager Bob Villella stating any extra money is usually already allocated, Council President Connie MacDonald believes council can work something out. “It [the extra money requested] is something that we should be able…


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…


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…


Instructions for Participating in Halloween Parade

The annual Ellwood City Halloween Parade will march down Lawrence Avenue Saturday, October 28 at 3:30. The parade will start at the intersection of 4th Street and Lawrence Avenue and end at the intersection of 8th Street and Lawrence Avenue. Staging will take place in the Holy Redeemer School parking lot. Participants are encouraged to arrive before 2:45 and enter the lot at Crescent Avenue and 3rd Street. Parents may drop off their children on Crescent Avenue between 3rd Street and 4th Street. After the parade, participants can return to the lot via Crescent Avenue to disband. Anyone interested in…


Ellwood City Halloween Parade and Local Trick or Treat Times

The Ellwood City Halloween Parade will be Oct. 28 at 3:30p.m. Ellwood City’s Trick or Treat will be Oct. 31 6-8p.m. Other Lawrence County Trick or Treat times are below:     Oct. 28 New Wilmington Borough 2 – 4 pm –  Followed by Halloween Parade Oct. 31 Bessemer Borough 5 – 7 pm, Mahoning Twp. 5 – 7 pm, – Followed by a Halloween Party at the Edinburg Fire Hall Neshannock Twp. –  5-7 pm New Castle 5 – 7 pm North Beaver Twp. 5 -7 pm, Pulaski Twp. 5-7 pm Taylor Twp. 5 – 7 pm Union Twp. 5…