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Ellwood City residents take Halloween to spooky new level

Ellwood City residents Clyde and Mary Jane Reeher ensure that their house at 507 Mount Vernon Dr. exceeds all expectations for trick-or-treating children each year.  They started decorating for Halloween at the beginning of September.  Now, they get to show off their hard work by showcasing their decorations, and acting as ghoulish characters. “We started this about a month-and-a-half ago,” Mary Jane explained.  “We’ve been doing this for about eight years now.  It started in … Continue reading

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Sub sale this Saturday

The Ellwood City Wrestling Boosters sub sale will be held on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning at 9 a.m. Subs will be sold for $5 per sandwich in downtown Ellwood City by members of the Lincoln High School wrestling team. Proceeds benefit the Ellwood City wrestling team, so make sure to bring some money and pick up lunch after doing some local shopping this weekend in downtown Ellwood City! The subs are cash … Continue reading

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For your pleasure on Halloween

In 1981, children’s author Alvin Schwartz released the first book in a series of scary storybooks, entitled “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” The stories Schwartz wrote gained popularity throughout the eighties as campfire and bedtime tales that parents told their children on Halloween night.  While some parents believed the stories seemed to graphic, most enjoyed spooking their children in the spirit of the holiday. The initial book became such a success that three … Continue reading

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School spirit comes alive in LHS for Macy’s Lip Dub contest

On Friday, Oct. 17, Lincoln High School students, faculty and administration worked collectively to put together a 3-minute, 17-second school pride video for submission to the Macy’s Lip Dub Challenge. During the summer that led up to the 2014/2015 school year, Marsha “Miss K” Kosanovich discovered the challenge while skimming through videos submitted by other schools on YouTube.  Kosanovich, the liaison to the junior high student council, brought about the idea of creating a clip … Continue reading

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Gibbons announces financial aid application workshops

ELLWOOD CITY, Oct. 29 – State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, announced today a series of workshops presented by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency to educate parents and students about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The workshops are intended to help families understand and complete the FAFSA, which is the application that must be completed to be considered for most forms of financial aid. “Parents and students have a lot to think about … Continue reading

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POLICE: EC woman run over by own car at mailbox

An Ellwood City woman sustained undisclosed injuries Tuesday evening after being hit by her own car in a Line Avenue parking lot. According to police, Nancy Melinda Thomas, 62, of 724 Line Ave., was knocked to the ground by her 2013 Fiat while trying to put mail into a United States Postal Service mailbox outside of State Representative Jaret Gibbons’ office at 428 Line Ave.  Thomas exited the vehicle, which contains a manual transmission, believing … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: The Sound of Music

Lincoln High School presents The Sound of Music on Nov. 14, 15, & 16 at the high school auditorium.  This weekly profile details the musical from the students’ perspectives. This week profiles two characters in a complicated relationship with one another: Liesl von Trapp and Rolfe. Lori Rectenwald – Liesl von Trapp Lori Rectenwald portrays Liesl von Trapp, the eldest member of the captain’s children.  At 16, Liesl is near the age of adulthood, but … Continue reading

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PennDot awards $4.96M in grants for local projects

PENNDOT awarded $ 4,965,170 in state Multimodal Transportation Funding grants for projects in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties on Tuesday, Oct. 28, according to Senator Elder Vogel. The local recipients are: Beaver County: • The Borough of Monaca was awarded $261,000 to make improvements to a 10-block segment of Pennsylvania Avenue to accommodate vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles and to construct a 2.4-mile segment of the Ohio River Greenway Trail along Pennsylvania Avenue. • Colona Transfer … Continue reading

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LHS Class of 1954 meeting notes

Pudue La Cava hosted the initial meeting for the Lincoln High School Class of 1954 “Bridges to Lincoln HI” event at her Mount Vernon Drive residence on Thursday, Oct. 9. Ann Amadio, Arlene “Pinky” Maielli, Clemmy Sirimarco and La Cava provided lunch to begin the session.  Ilene Gardner baked fall harvest pies for dessert, which were served to all attending members by Jackie Perno and Judy Portugallo. Co-chairmen Paul Abraham, James Spielvogel and James Gillespie led … Continue reading

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The hills are alive with the sound of music

Lincoln High School presents its adaptation of the musical “The Sound of Music” in the high school auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. The well-known story about the von Trapp family continues to gain popularity 55 years after its first appearance on Broadway.  For musical director Felicia Greco, now in year 27 as part of the Lincoln High School musical, “The Sound of Music” is special “It’s my all-time favorite musical,” Greco said.  … Continue reading

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