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Managing Your Taxes in 2015

There’s one thing you can count on as we kick off a new year – changes to the tax code. While there are few major new laws affecting taxpayers in 2015, it is important to understand how any adjustments to tax rules or your income might affect your tax liability. It is a critical aspect of your overall financial plan and can help you avoid any surprises when you file your 2015 tax return next … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Feel More Confident about Your Retirement

It’s natural to have mixed emotions about retirement – it’s a huge life change that people spend most of their working life preparing for. While the thought of retirement is exciting, the options and advice available can sometimes seem overwhelming and complex. There are several simple things you can do if you’re feeling unprepared for your retirement years. Check out the following steps to help you get ready for this milestone. Determine your vision. One … Continue reading

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Ellwood Girls Basketball Brings Home a Victory

The Lady Wolverines returned home victorious from Central Valley yesterday. Ellwood slammed in the first quarter 16-2, continuing this streak into the second quarter, 18-12. Although Central Valley had a second half comeback, Ellwood maintained the lead, winning 53-37. Junior Karington Ketterer led the Lady Wovlerine’s offense with 21 points. Other scorers for Ellwood were Bailey McKinney (9), Emily Brown (7), Allie McKelvey (6), Jocelyn Guy (5), Sydney Shurtz (4), and Katelyn Wardman (1). The … Continue reading

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Riverside Sports Schedule: Jan. 30 – Feb. 7 (amended due to weather)

The Riverside High School sports schedule for Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 is as follows: Friday, January 30 3:30PM — Boys Freshman Basketball Ellwood City HS Away 6:00PM — Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Lincoln Park Away 7:30PM — Boys Varsity Basketball Lincoln Park Away Postponed from Thursday, January 29 to Friday, January 30 due to weather: 6:00PM — Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Mohawk Home 7:300PM — Girls Varsity Basketball Mohawk Home Saturday, January 31 10:00AM … Continue reading

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Freezing Rain, Snow Causes School Delays

Temperatures yesterday bordered at the freezing point, creating a dangerous mix of freezing rain and snow. Lawrence and Beaver counties were under a freezing rain advisory until 4 p.m. At night, when temperatures dropped, snowfall continued, accumulating about 2 inches. As a result, Lincoln High School and Hartman Intermediate School were dismissed 10 minutes early yesterday to give buses extra time. Many after school activities were cancelled in both Ellwood and Riverside school districts. Continued … Continue reading

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Local Author Mark Barnes Guest Speaker at Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Ellwood City met on Thursday Jan 22nd at the Connequenessing Country Club. David Braymer led the singing of God Bless America and Herman Feldman gave a traditional Jewish dinner blessing. Jean Barsotti conducted the 50/50 drawing won by Jim Meehan. She also collected Happy Bucks. Jennifer Tomon was presented a certificate of meritorious service to the Rotary. Guest speaker for the evening was Mark Barnes, accompanied by his wife Jeannie. He … Continue reading

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POLICE: Domestic Violence and Theft

Domestic Violence: According to the police report, Chantile Shelby, 28, of Division Ave, called the police around 2:30 a.m. on January 27 to report that her son’s father had choked her. Shelby informed police that she did not require EMS. The investigating officers arrived and were told by Shelby and her 7-year old son that the suspect, Andre Harris, 20, had pushed Shelby against the wall and choked her. Police arrested Harris. His bond was … Continue reading

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Mayor Honors Christmas in the Park Volunteers

Mayor Anthony J. Court presented the following commendations to Robert Baird and Sam Pawlowski for their volunteer work in the community, specifically during “Christmas in the park.” Robert Baird Mayor Anthony J. Court and the Ellwood City community would like to recognize and commend you for the years you have dedicated to volunteering in your community and for the volunteer work you have given to the Ellwood City “Christmas in the Park” for the past … Continue reading

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2015 Rumble Party a Smashing Success

Hometown hero Shane Douglas defended Ellwood City in an epic battle inside and outside the ring. The main event of the 2015 Royal Rumble Party saw world champions Douglas, of New Brighton, and Detroit’s Rhino battle through the Sons of Italy Hall to prove who was the real champion. In the end, hometown favorite Douglas triumphed. An enthusiastic crowd packed into the Sons of Italy on Sunday, January 25, to watch five matches between locally … Continue reading

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2nd Street Detour Announced

The 2nd Street Overpass, long in need of repair, will be demolished the week of Feb. 15. As the bridge is a vital hub from Route 288 into downtown,  the Borough will enact measures to decrease traffic congestion. In addition, the detour route will avoid Crescent Ave in front of Hartman Intermediate School. At the Borough Council meeting on Monday, January 19, the members voted in a measure to temporarily restrict parking in affected areas. … Continue reading

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