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Riverside Golf Team to Compete in WPIALs

The Riverside Golf Team qualified for the WPIAL team playoffs and will be competing tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Indian Run Golf Course in Avella, PA., at 9:00 a.m. The team will leave at 6a.m. from the high school parking lot. Good luck Riverside! More info to be posted after the competition.


Sale of the YDC: “We Now Have Confirmation That YDC is Back Up On the Market.”

State Representative Aaron Bernstine posted a few moments ago on Facebook a live update on the future of the New Castle Youth Development Center (YDC) property. “We now have confirmation that YDC is back up on the market,” he states. “Hopefully we will be able to get this thing sold, get it back into the community, exactly doing what it should do, creating jobs right here for our area.” Previously, the 140-acre property with several standing buildings, was pending a purchase by HIRA, an Islamic-based educational company. The sale had fallen through due to several issues and the property has…


Real Estate Transactions for September 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 September, 2017: Ellwood City  713 Skyline Dr; Kristine and Joshua Novak to David Ogborne and Lisa Martin for $143,500. 315 Pittsburgh Circle; Jonathan and Shaelin Patrick and Timothy and Susan Zelinka to William and Jane Focht $114,900. 410 Crescent Ave; Susan Mikos and Pamela Kriss and Robin and Brian Gibson to Douglas Meskel for $44,000. 718 Park Ave; Gerald and Crystal Toczek to Kimberly White Mohar for $123,000. 536 1st Ave; Fannie…


Ellwood City Fall Fest: 6,000 People Expected to Attend

If you thought last year’s Fall Fest was crowded, this year is expected to be even more populous according to Borough Manager, Bob Villella. “This year there is expected to be at least 600 vehicles at the car cruise and upwards of 6,000 in attendance. That’s an increase of nearly 2,500 people since last year,” Villella stated. Since the start of the event only a few years ago, it has been growing in popularity very quickly, attracting families and individuals from all around. This year the event will feature a soapbox car derby, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, the…


Sick Puppy Given Away with Dog Crate

Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Rescue, a dog rescue in Zelienople, recently acquired a very unhealthy 11 week old puppy who was given away with a dog crate that was being sold. “Kelly, a very good friend mine, saw this sweet boy on some type of farm ad where the owner was selling a crate and said a puppy came with it. The ad indicated the puppy was a Fila Brasilerio, which is a type of mastiff. Kelly immediately contacted the owner and said she would take the puppy,” the rescue’s Facebook post states. ” Little did we know what was…


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…


Fombell History Day

Fombell History Day is this Sunday, September 17th 1pm-5pm and held at Lillyville Church of God located at 408 Hickernell Rd, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania 16117. The annual event brings people together to celebrate and share their history. Many find a relative in a photo or reminisce with a neighbor about their communities. People are encouraged to bring their pictures to share. Visitors can spend the afternoon looking at pictures of Fombell and surrounding areas and learn more about the local history. Military uniforms and weapons will be on display. Ed Boots will be dressed in a World War ll uniform…


Volant Mills to Celebrate 205 Years

Step back in time for Volant Mills 205th birthday, tomorrow, Sat., Sept 9th from 10-5. Here’s what’s happening: Volant Mills – 10-5: Farmers’ Market: Amish baked goods, local produce, live alpacas & products, clothing. shop repurposed and vintage finds. Enjoy our historic photo display and gorgeous period clothing. 12-3pm Reunion Band live. Donut Barn (700 Main St) – AMISH DONUTS- watch the Amish Ladies make donuts as you wait. Cottage House Antiques – vintage finds of every kind! H.S. Uniquities(700 Main St.) – Antiques, etc KC’s Collectibles – “Lace for Every Space” and vintage kitchenware Kitchen Shoppe – Vintage clothing…


Ellwood City Historical Society Annual Picnic

The Ellwood City Area Historical Society will host its annual picnic beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 in Ewing Park’s shelter No. 8, which is located in the back loop of the park. The event is open to the public and those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own table service. The society will furnish the meat, drinks and dessert. The guest speaker will be Dan Vogler, Lawrence County commissioner chairman, who will talk on two subjects. The first is entitled “Lawrence County’s Changing Map” and the second is entitled “How Would You Like…


Pollution Control Project Funded in Lawrence County

Lawrence County Conservation District received $2,000 to implement a Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Project. “This grant allows our conservation district to address local pollution issues. We plan to educate local residents on how they can do their part to ensure there is enough clean water for future generations,” said Katie Schmidt, Watershed Specialist. Education and outreach about the project began in May of this year, and the District is continuing to look for volunteers. Training will occur in the fall and the project will be continued indefinitely afterward. Thirty-seven projects will be funded in 31 of the state’s counties. Projects…