Wampum

Letter to the Editor: Wampum Appreciation Post

Dear Editor, The town of Wampum is small in population, just 620 when everyone is at home, but big in heart and action.  Wampum is midway between New Castle and Beaver Falls and just a short drive west of Ellwood City.  This past Saturday, December 2nd, we held our 45th Annual Wampum Area Christmas Parade, and our little town’s population swelled into the thousands, our largest crowd ever. Thanks to many prayers, the weather was perfect and the Parade of 65 Units went off with very few glitches, and our small town of Wampum had its 1 hour and 5…


Wampum Area Christmas Parade Celebrates Dr. Seuss Publications

Wampum, PA – Each year, the Wampum Area Christmas Parade Committee prepares floats that do not compete in the popular float contest. They like to add to parade line-up each to assure new and fresh content to complement the familiar traditions. Long time Parade Chairperson Donna Kuiken chooses themes that will delight the kids along the parade route.  “It has always been about the kids,” she acknowledges.  Often a popular movie sparks the inspiration for the floats, but this year the committee is going “old school” with a float featuring the books of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. The…


Wampum Area Christmas Parade Treat Sign-ups

The Wampum Area Christmas Parade is on  Dec. 2nd 2017 at 1 pm.  As in previous years, children aged 12 and under can meet Santa after the Parade in the gymnasium and Santa will give them a treat bag.  However, children must be registered in advance for the treat bag.  Treat bags are free to Wampum area children. If you live outside the Wampum area & want to purchase a treat bag, the cost is $7. It is well worth the price!!) Registration for treat bags  will be at the Wampum Boro Bldg. the following dates and times. Hours 6…


Wampum Light Up Night Announced

Wampum Area Business Association announces its Light Up the Town Night on Thursday, November 30, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m. They will be dedicating the “all new over the street Christmas Decorations” that were purchased by donations from local businesses and the community. The evening will be highlighted by a horse drawn carriage ride through town, entertainment by Dance Expressions, Diamond Dance, Studio P, and the Northside Kindergarten Carolers.  The New Castle Clogger Club will also perform.  DJ Rockin Ryan will provide music throughout the evening. There will be free cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn and other food available.  Vendors…


Bernstine Announces $460,000 to Improve Drinking Water in Wampum

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) announced today that $460,000 in state funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) will allow Wampum Borough in Lawrence County to move forward with its plans to improve municipal drinking water. “The quality of water in Wampum has been an issue for many years,” Bernstine said. “I was happy to work with the local elected officials, as well as the state, to expedite the process of this grant. Nobody should go without quality water. This issue is finally on its way to being resolved.” The loan, which includes a 1 percent interest rate…


Erratic Driver Accused of Threatening to Shoot Local Family

Updated at 2:10p.m. 7/19 Erik Sobel is facing charges of disorderly conduct and reckless driving after an incident that occurred on the evening of July 12. According to the police report, officers observed Sobel driving at a high rate of speed and erratically through the town trying to get the officers attention. Multiple complaints came in about Sobel’s driving and that he was threatening the Pounds and Johnsons. Officers could hear the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through town and they observed him speeding on Lawrence Ave., as he pulled his emergency brake and slid into the…


Real Estate Transactions for March, 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 March, 2017:     Ellwood City 701 Todd Ave; Doreen F. Palatka to Gary M. and Kayla M. White for $115,000 822 Lawrence Ave; McElwain Brothers LP to Boehm Family Real Estate LLC for $920,000 525 Pershing St; Benjamin Liss EST to Nicholas L. Genova for $64,000 917 Sunset Blvd; Edward P. Zikeli to David A. and Joanne M. Adamczyk for $63,000 417 Wampum Ave; Arlene F. Cogliano to Schry Investments LLC…


Wampum Area Business Association Thanks Contributors to “Light Up the Town”

Wampum Area Business Association (WABA) and Wampum Christmas Parade would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s “Light up the Town” a success. We had an excellent turnout and a great time. Our thanks goes to Marshall’s Funeral Home for the use of their parking lot for the activities and Olayer Farms for setting up hay wagons for the stage and Stramba Farms for use of their alpaca fence for the dance area. We would also like to thank the Ellwood City Kindergarten children carolers for their wonderful singing performance and Dance Expression and Diamond Dance for their…