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Broadway Sensation Comes to Ellwood City

Diamond Dance Academy LLC welcomes back one of the hottest dance sensations, Seth Stewart, premier New York Dancer and choreographer, again to offer any-and-everyone a once in a life-time chance to dance with this Broadway star on September, 28. Stewart is one of today’s most exiting and energetic all-around entertainers. Recently, Seth performed as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, after previously being an original Broadway cast member in the Grammy Award winning hit show, Hamilton the Musical. Stewart has performed in the Tony Award winning musical “In the Heights,” as Graffitti Pete as well as all over the world on tours…


Stiefel Hockey Summer Season Wrapup: Firing Squad and Goose Take Division Titles

The Stiefel Hockey league completed its summer season by crowning champions in both its “A” and “B” divisions.  In the “A” division Goose captured the title after sweeping Young’s Barber Shop in a best of 3 championship.  Matt Puntureri led the way for Goose picking up 21 goals in 4 playoff games with help from his brothers Nate, Michael, and Tyler. T.J. Hervatine was also a valuable player in the playoffs, Neil Parrish remained solid in net for another season with Goose.  Including the regular season and playoffs, Goose outscored their opponents by 132 to 46 in completing an undefeated…


Lemon Toss Challenge: “More Than Just a Fundraiser”

As part of childhood cancer awareness month, two local teachers have decided to take part in raising awareness and funds for the cause by organizing a lemon toss challenge at the Wolverines, Beaver Falls football game this evening. Cara Atkinson, a teacher at the Ellwood City School District and creator and sponsor of Club Hope at the high school, has teamed up with her brother, Nick Nardone, the head coach of Beaver Falls to put together what they hope to be a annual event. “This is our first year doing the lemon toss challenge, but we hope to make it…


Class of 1957 60th Anniversary Celebration

The 60th anniversary of the Lincoln High Class of 1957 was celebrated by 45 members accompanied by their spouses, friends and guests at two informal gatherings last month. Balloons decorated tables at Nico’s Cafe on Wampum Ave., where appetizers were enjoyed and friendships were renewed the first night. The next evening, 70 people gathered at the Saxon Club for a buffet-style dinner, catered by Nico’s, followed by an entertaining program emceed by James Meehan, class president from Ellwood City. Richard Charles of Kent, OH., won the 50/50 which raised money for the class-sponsored scholarship which is given annually to members…


Senators’ Letter to Gov. Wolf Regarding Amazon’s HQ2

Yesterday, Senator Vogel and eleven other state senators representing Western PA penned a letter to the Governor urging his Administration to aggressively market this region as a location for Amazon’s proposed second headquarters facility. The letter reads: Dear Governor Wolf: According to recent media reports. Amazon is currently soliciting proposals from cities and states as a site for its second company headquarters (HQ2) in North America. Western Pennsylvania would be an ideal location for this major economic development opportunity and strong legislative support exists to work with the Administration to bring the headquarters here. As you know, Pennsylvania has partnered…


Bernstine: Senate and Governor Should Get On Board with Taxpayers-First Revenue Plan

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today released the following statement after joining a majority of his House Republican colleagues in voting to send their version of a state budget revenue plan to the Senate: “I’ve said it all along: I will NOT vote to raise taxes and I’m happy to say that my vote today for the House revenue plan upholds my promise to the hard-working taxpayers of the 10th District. If they are truly interested in standing up for the people of Pennsylvania, the Senate and governor will get on board with this responsible plan as well, as…


PHOTOS: Lawrence Avenue, Bell Avenue Demolition Progress

Following the progress being made on the demolition of 509 through 515 Lawrence Ave., these photos were snapped this morning by our journalist to show the current state of the buildings. As of right now the front side of the stretch is still intact. We are still waiting to hear back from the Borough Manager regarding the expected completion time of the project. Updates to follow.


Real Estate Transactions for August 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 August, 2017: Ellport Borough 213 Mahoney Ave; Wells Fargo Bank to William Passerrello for $23,000. 113 Golf Ave; Mark and Tammy Mazzant to Christopher Dovidio and Ivy Frederick for $90,000. 219 Martin Ave; Edwin Price to Joseph and Michelle Pollio for $25,000. 105 Duncan Ave; US Bank National Association to Ted and Linda Kelosky for $24,000.   Ellwood City 1113 Center Ave; James R. Hammond to Cody D. McClean for $72,000. 721…


Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting

Relay For Life Event Leadership Meeting Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Please join us for our first meeting of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ellwood on Thursday, September 14th at 6pm. We will be meeting at The Beanery, 212 Portersville Road in Ellport, (the old La Isla Mexican Restaurant). We will be celebrating our 2017 event and beginning plans for our 2018 event. We welcome your input and support! The Beanery has some great food and you are welcome to order Dutch Treat. The Beanery also does flavored lattes, frapps, capps and milk shakes….


Defense Shines for Both Teams, Vikings Win by Late Field Goal

Defense wins championships. It’s the famous phrase by many in football. Both teams on the field friday night proved worthy of winning based upon defensive play; however, only one team may prevail. The Hopewell Vikings were able to get that last push to win last night’s game over the Wolverines. The first quarter accounted for only 7 total drives by both teams as the quarter only took 20 minutes of actual time. Both teams could not establish a good drive as both defenses looked stellar on the evening. Special teams played spoiler on the evening as Tyler Sabo for the…