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BC3’s Bianco Has Skin in Game on Volleyball Court

Butler, PA – Solid black lines on the hardwood floor of the Butler County Community College Field House mark the periphery of the 900-square-foot boundary intended to confine six BC3 volleyball players, 2-inch lines across which Brittney Bianco’s skin shrieks in protest as she dives for the ball and climbs in stature and national rankings. Among players on 102 squads in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division III, the 5-foot-6 sophomore is ranked No. 15 with 7.68 assists per set, assists being likely the only statistical category that reflects a setter’s abilities and one that falls short of adequately…


BC3 to Honor Shapiro, Steffler as Distinguished Alumni

Butler, PA- Butler County Community College will recognize as distinguished alumni a Butler Township woman who as a 36-year-old mother of three in 1966 was so nervous on her first day of class that she wore two different shoes, and the Valencia man with whom she would work 30 years later to help create the BC3 Alumni Association. At its Oak Hills Dinner on Saturday, BC3 will honor Lucille Shapiro and Ray D. Steffler, who as a 37-year-old freshman and father of two would later become his family’s first college graduate and BC3’s longest-serving trustee and chairman. The BC3 Alumni…


CCBC and Logstown Associates Host 30th Annual Native American Gathering

Monaca, PA – The 30th Annual Native American Gathering, sponsored as an educational event by Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) and Logstown Associates Historical Society, will be held at the Center Township campus’s Dome on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This popular community event is an exciting and informative experience featuring music, dancing, exhibits, seminars, food, and craftspeople.  Other highlights of this year’s Gathering will include craft contests, dance competitions, ethnic foods, traders, Native American dancing and etiquette lessons, and displays on the history of…


Wayne Township Clean-Up Day

Wayne Township will be hosting their Clean Up Day on October 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The fees are $5 for a pick up truck load and $10 for a small dump truck load. Paid in advance to the Wayne Township office.


Local Tax Collector Shares FAQs

“After working as a tax collector for five years, this information most tax payers didn’t know.” Mary Ann Portugallo, is a tax collector working at 525 Lawrence Ave., in Ellwood City, shares her frequently asked questions to help assist the needs of her customers: When paying tax bill, bring entire bill. I will give you what you need and I will keep what I need. Everyone living in Ellwood City pays three taxes: Municipal (local), school and per capita. If paying school and local at one time, two checks are needed for each since they are separate accounts. School and…


Dayspring Gifts to Host Local Artist Art Show

Dayspring Gifts on 6th will be hosting an art show in early November featuring a variety of artwork from four local young artists. The theme is “Renew and Revive” to compliment the ongoing Ellwood City Revitalization projects and dually the age of the entrants. Jan Keenan, the store owner of Daysprings and art enthusiast said hosting art galleries at the location is one of her favorite hobbies. “We hosted an art show to raise money for the Ellwood City coloring books – and it was a hit,” she stated. “We raised hundreds of dollars which paid for the majority of the…


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.


GALLERY: Oktoberfest

With a lot of adult-friendly to-do’s, it’s safe to say that Oktoberfest was enjoyed again by many this year. Check out the gallery of photos below, maybe you’ll see yourself or someone you know! Photos submitted  


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…


Old Photo Friday: What’s Changed Since 1961?

Thanks to the courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, they have provided us with a box full of old photos that we will be using weekly for Old Photo Friday! Today’s feature is three different shots of places around town in 1961 – a lot has changed since then! Can you name where these photos were taken and what is there now?