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Rotary Club Holds Dec. 6th Meeting

The Rotary Club of Ellwood City met on December 4th for their weekly meeting. David Braymer presided. Bruce Thalmann led the singing of America and Louise Carroll gave the blessing. David Braymer administered the 50/50 won by Jim Meehan. Thalmann announced that the annual Christmas dinner will take place on Thursday, December 18th at 5:45 p.m. Members, spouses and friends are invited. The Civic Chorale will be the entertainment. The recent winners of the year … Continue reading

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Riverside Varsity Football Shatters Records

The Riverside Varsity Football team was a dominate force in WPIAL Class A football during the 2014 season. The Panthers finished out the regular season with a record of 5-4, only chalking up losses to Neshannock, North Catholic, Shenango and South Side. Under the direction of head coach Tom Liberty, Riverside slid through the first round of playoffs against Bethlehem-Center, 21-20. In the second round, the Panthers sadly fell to Avonworth with a final score … Continue reading

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Riverside Boys Basketball Take Down Rival Ellwood

The Riverside Varsity Boys Basketball team earned bragging rights after defeating rival Ellwood City last night. With a packed home gymnasium, the Wolverines fell to the Panthers 54-48. Despite any rivalry pressure, Riverside’s Zach Gould had a standout game, scoring 24 total points. The senior guard was a force to be reckoned with, sinking two three-pointers from behind the arc. Sophomore Dylan Speicher followed Gould’s lead offensively to add 14 points on the board for … Continue reading

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Ellwood Wrestling Evens Out in Double Match

The Ellwood City Wrestling team participated in a double header match at Burgettstown yesterday. The Wolverines took on not only the Blue Devils, but the Laurel Spartans as well. Ellwood left with both a win and a loss at the end of the evening. The Wolverines are set to see Mountour at home, 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday for their next match. The results of each match were submitted as follows: Ellwood City (ECH) – 34.00 … Continue reading

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ESB Shareholders Sue to Block Sale of Bank

A press release from the law offices of Brodsky & Smith based out of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania announced that a lawsuit was filed on December 15 by ESB Financial, Inc. shareholders regarding the sale of the Ellwood City branch. WesBanco Inc. of Wheeling, West Virginia disclosed that they had purchased ESB Bank in October. The agreement stated that WesBanco would pay ESB shareholders 0.502 shares of WesBanco stock and $1.76 in cash for each share … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Advisory December 4th Meeting

The Mayor’s Advisory Committee met on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the Council Chambers. One of the topics discussed was the air quality and the growing concerns to continue to meet DEP standards. The Mayor reported on Justice, K-9 dog, and his progression concerning drug enforcement. Jozek is also still on the job, as the Borough now as has two K-9 dogs. Since Mayor Court took office, drug arrests total 291. Mayor Court reiterated that the … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Merchant Beautification Awards

Mayor Court presented to three town Ellwood City businesses, the annual “Merchants Beautification Awards” for decorations that voters deemed as outstanding.  The winners were presented with a sign for display in their window, along with a gift certificate donated by area restaurants. This year’s “2014” awards were presented to the Ellwood City Ledger with the award being accepted on behalf of the Ledger by Beth Kingston, Marketplace on Main was presented to Tenny Ripper, who is … Continue reading

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Large Number of Local Businesses Vandalized

Businesses in downtown Ellwood City have the been the recent target of a series of vandalism acts involving rocks from the railroad tracks. The Ellwood City Police Department is currently searching for those responsible for the damages. The incidents began happening on November 21 when Joe Morabito reported that the windows at his building on the 200 block of 5th Street were broken. Upon investigation, police discovered that the windows had been smashed with large … Continue reading

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Ellwood Elementary Students Compete at SRU

Eleven Ellwood City elementary students competed in the Linguishtik competition at Slippery Rock University on December 10. Linguishtik challenges players to improve their grammar, vocabulary, spelling and writing skills. Players learn to compose better sentences with proper grammar application. They also use richer vocabulary as they compete against others and are rewarded. All grade levels play with the same set of procedural rules. However, each division level of competition introduces increasingly more difficult grammatical concepts … Continue reading

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Ellwood Girls Basketball Falls to Beaver

The Ellwood City Girls Basketball team lost to Beaver last night with a final score of 66-34. Junior Karington Ketterer lead the way both offensively and defensively for the Lady Wolverines. Ketterer totaled 12 points and 6 rebounds. Senior Bailey McKinney followed by adding 7 points and 4 rebounds. Another key Ellwood player was Emily Brown, chipping in 6 points and 3 rebounds. Ellwood had a tough act against them with leading scorers for the … Continue reading

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