Old Photo Friday: Fashion

This week’s Old Photo Friday theme is… fashion! Check out these photos, ranging in years from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s. Which fashionable decade would you like to see make a comeback? Photos provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.

Old Photo Friday: Tornado Rips Through Ellwood in 1985

Do you remember when the tornado ripped through Ellwood City, causing damage to homes, businesses, landscape and automobiles in 1985? The tornado, which touched down Friday May 31st 1985, affected numerous businesses and residences surrounding Ellwood City in Big Beaver Borough, North Sewickley Township, Marion Township, and on into southern Butler County. Most notably, the Spotlight 88 drive in Movie Theater was devastated by the tornado. If you do, tell us about your experience and what you were doing at the time this happened! A gallery of photos below, provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society, shows the devastation the…

PHOTOS: Winter Wonderland in Ellwood City

You either love it or you hate it, but regardless of how you feel about the snow there’s no denying it has blanketed Ellwood City overnight. Last year during December we had hardly any snow and the average temperatures were in the 50’s and upwards. Despite this year’s snow, there are many townspeople out and about, some cleaning their cars off and others going in and out of the stores on Lawrence Avenue. staff would like to remind everyone to exercise precaution, especially while driving, during the times of freezing weather and snow. Check out some photos of the…

PHOTOS: Light Up Night + Christmas Parade

This weekend, the streets of Ellwood City were packed full of festive families welcoming the Christmas season! The Chamber of Commerce did a great job organizing all of the events, which included Light Up Night, Christmas in the Park, and a Christmas parade. Check out the gallery of photos of Light Up Night and the Christmas Parade!

SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Home Features Christmas Village Above Kitchen Cabinets

Decorated and ready for this weekend’s Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour is the DeSanzo house, located at 417 Hazel Ave. The home features several Christmas trees, mangers, and a Christmas village set up above the cabinets – to name just a few iconic decorations! Homeowner, Joseph DeSanzo said it takes on average 10 hours to decorate the home with the majority of time taken up by the Christmas village set up. A gallery of the decorations is posted below. About the House Tour: The annual Ellwood City Municipal Woman’s House Tour will be December 2 from 10a.m.-3p.m. The house…

SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Home Features Musical Theme

One of the Ellwood City Municipal Women House Tour homes, the Leavens household, located at 405 Pershing St., in Ellwood City, is the second home on the list to be decorated for the event. A common theme throughout the household is music; from music note ornaments to dancing Christmas characters, Lynn Leavens said that her late father is the inspiration to having musically themed decorations. “My father loved music, he used to play instruments and he’s been the inspiration for the musically themed decor. I feel like he’s not so far away when the house is decorated with constant reminders…

SPOILER ALERT: House Tour Home Features Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree

One of the Ellwood City Municipal Women House Tour homes, the Bissell household, located at 3302 River Road in Ellwood City, is the first home on the list to be decorated for the event. Though the family still has a few decorations to finish putting up, the majority of work has been completed. From flamboyant nutcrackers to a surfin’ Santa, home owner Teresa Bissell stated that her favorite decoration is the Dr. Seuss tree. She has been collecting Dr. Seuss ornaments for several years and has plenty to show for her collection! A gallery of decorations is posted below. About…

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  

GALLERY: Fall Fest 2017

The 2017 Fall Fest was packed out as expected. There were hundreds of cars and thousands of people throughout the day. Check out the photos below! Photos submitted  

PHOTOS: Wolverines Fall To Central Valley In Season Opener

After one quarter, things looked bright for the Wolverines as the early score was only 7-0 Central Valley, but…football is a four-quarter sport. You can even say the Wolverines had a decent second half only giving up another 7 points there. However, the second quarter turned out to be the big blow for the Wolverines as 4 scores alone in the quarter put things out of reach by halftime in the resulting 42-7 Central Valley victory on Friday night. Ellwood City looked to move the ball in the first quarter by mostly rushing the ball. The trenches played rough for…