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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…


PHOTOS: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Competition

Last Friday, a teacher from Ellwood City and Beaver Falls squared against each other in a football-tossing challenge, called Alex’s Lemonade Stand, to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer. The fundraising idea came from Cara Atkinson, leader of the Hope Club at Ellwood City, who said the outcome was definitely worth it and that she hopes to do it again next year. Ellwood won raising $982 and Beaver Falls raised $502. $300 was raised at the game and Ellwood continued their fundraising all this week to hopefully reach a final goal of $2,000. Check out the photos of the…


$2.3M Wise Children’s Center at BC3 on Track for January Opening

Butler, PA – Short bursts of screw guns affixing drywall, of power saws slicing wood, of electric drills boring holes for piping, all originating down the hall and through locked doors, serenade her 21 preschoolers to sleep in mid-afternoon, and compose the soundtrack of Judy Zuzack’s dream coming true. What is today a work zone of scissor lifts, cement mixers and small tractors with rotating brooms, is on track to open on schedule in January as the $2.3 million Amy Wise Children’s Creative Learning Center on Butler County Community College’s main campus in Butler Township.  Zuzack, director of the Children’s…


Lincoln High Grad Leads BC3 Golfers to Victory Again

Butler, PA – Tyler Good, a 2017 Lincoln High graduate in his second appearance with the Butler County Community College golf team, shot a 9-over 81 Tuesday to lead the Pioneers to victories over Westmoreland County Community College and the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce in BC3’s home opener at Lake Arthur Golf Club. Good also fired a 4-over 76 Friday in sparking the Pioneers to an eight-stroke win over Westmoreland County Community College in Apollo. Good, a late addition to BC3’s golf team, has been an unexpected surprise, coach Bill Miller said. “He hits the ball off the tee…


Free Public Wifi Hotspot to be Installed at Pittsburgh Circle Playground

By early October Circle Playground should have public wifi installed courtesy of Armstrong Cable. This will be the third borough-owned property in the community to have free public wifi. The other two areas are the Community Plaza on Lawrence Avenue and the public pool at Ewing Park. Borough Manager Bob Villella says the wifi installation will be beneficial for the Borough as well as the local community. “This will be a great thing not only for the community, but for the Borough as well,” Villella stated. “We will now have the ability to install security cameras to monitor the premises…


Bridge Work Expected to Cause Delays, Traffic & 80-Mile Detour

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is using an innovative engineering procedure, Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), which allows workers to replace bridges in 55 hours instead of requiring a year or more of roadway construction. As a result, there will be a PA Turnpike closure in our area that will likely have a major impact on travel at the end of September. This closure will result in a significant detour that will add more than an hour to travel time. “Motorists will face a lengthy detour that will add more than an hour to their travel times,” PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton said….


VIDEO: Lawrence Avenue, Bell Avenue Demolition

The demolition of the buildings stretching from Bell Ave., to Lawrence Ave., is making “great progress,” according to Borough Manager Bob Villella. Recently the construction group has brought in an even larger – more specified machine to complete the job due to the tight space. The Volvo [pictured below] is larger than the standard, standing at over 70ft tall, and has extra features including a retracting and expanding axle, water sprayer to keep dust down, and cameras all around for a complete 360 view around and on the claw for precise viewings of everything going on from inside the cabin….


Criminal Complaints: Man Ironically Held at Gunpoint After Stealing Guns

Man Held at Gunpoint After Stealing Guns According to the criminal complaint, on September 14, officers were sent to a residence in Perry Township for a report of an individual in physical custody by the homeowner for possession of stolen firearms. Upon arrival officers saw Pete Lopez, 42, of New Castle, lying on the ground being secured by the homeowner. Investigation revealed Lopez had stolen firearms from the homeowner while he was staying at the residence off and on for a few weeks with the homeowners daughter. The homeowner suspected Lopez was the thief and had asked him to return…