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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Sale of Consumer Fireworks in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Legislation legalizing the sale of fireworks in Pennsylvania will soon be introduced in the state Senate, according to sponsors Sens. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver), Don White (R-Indiana) and Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming). The legislation would lift the ban on the sale of “consumer” fireworks, known as “Class C” fireworks, and allow businesses legally operating in the state to sell consumer fireworks, such as bottle rockets, roman candles and mortars, to Pennsylvania residents without the need … Continue reading

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Mayor Presents Fourth Beautification Award

On Thursday, June 25th Mayor Anthony J. Court presented Brandy Michelle and James Wright of 306 8th Street, the fourth 2015 Beautification Award. Both Brandy and James show the love they have for their home and the hard work that goes into making its appearance worth all the time and effort. They were presented with a Beautification Award to display at their home and a gift certificate donated by one of our local restaurants. As … Continue reading

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Gibbons: Budget Fails Pennsylvania’s Students, Middle Class

HARRISBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, released the following statement prior to voting against the Republican-proposed budget bill: “This budget continues the tradition of budgets that fall well short of what Pennsylvanians, specifically our students, need. While it looks like the budget provides an additional $120 million for education funding, this is simply false. Due to more gimmicks over governing from the creators of this bill, only about $8 million of that … Continue reading

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McElwain’s Wins Two More

McElwain’s Reclaims Share of First Place, Beats Rival Riverside 1-0 Ellwood City McElwain’s improved to 12-2 and moved into a first place tie with rival Riverside on June 25. Justin Baney (EC) and Adam Jeannette (Riv) each pitched completed games and kept the opponents at bay for most of the evening. Riverside’s best chance to score came in the top of the first inning. Dylan Speicher led off the game with a base-on-balls. He attempted … Continue reading

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Mayor Responds to Allegations that He is “Derelict”

“Police overtime is unavoidable,” Mayor Anthony J. Court said in response to allegations by a council member that overtime has became a rampant cost at taxpayer’s expense. During the June council meeting on June 15, council member Ralph Chiappetta declared the mayor “derelict in his duties.” Chiappetta said the cost of the Memorial Day Parade was too high due to an unreasonable amount of officers present, who are paid overtime for holiday work. “It was … Continue reading

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New Castle Playhouse Audition Notice

New Castle Playhouse will hold auditions July 20 and 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Annex Theatre for Incorruptible, a farce by Michael Hollinger. The play will be directed Paul Angelucci. The story: Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D. The river flooded again last week. The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in thirteen years. … Continue reading

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New Children’s Choir at First Baptist Church

Kid’s Choir!! There is a children’s choir starting at  First Baptist Church of Ellwood City and we’re looking for YOU to join! Membership not required. Practices will be Thursdays from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. beginning June 13th and will be held in the sanctuary of First Baptist on Fountain Ave. Preschool – Grade 6 (Must be potty-trained and show an interest in participation – Parents are asked to stay if their child requires a higher … Continue reading

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Demolition for Library Parking Lot Underway

Demolition began Monday for the end segment of 4th and Lawrence, which will be converted into a parking lot for the library. The houses along 401-403 Lawrence, condemned in the fall of 2013, previously included My House bar and a few apartments. Demolition is expected to be complete around July 10, according to Borough Manager Bob Villella. Parking has been limited at the library, not just during events, but regular hours as well. As such, … Continue reading

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New Castle Playhouse Presents Damn Yankees

July 17 – 26. 2015 New Castle Playhouse Augustine Auditorium Directed by MICHAEL CAVALIER Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant against the NY Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he’s left behind. … Continue reading

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Police: Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Drugs with Intent to Deliver

Police arrested a man wanted for theft and drug dealing last week following two incidents in Ellwood City. According to the police report, Brett Baldelli, 33, of Entrance Drive, Ellwood City was arrested on June 14 in his house after attempting to elude capture. On June 9, officers investigated a vehicle theft. The owner’s wallet had been stolen, along with driver’s license and credit cards. There were no leads. On June 13, another vehicle theft … Continue reading

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