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One tomato, two tomato, three tomato, more

Nearly six months ago, Nino Riccio took a leap of faith and invested in the combination of his two New Castle restaurants. On Nov. 1, the chef and business owner plans to open the II Tomato doors at its newer, larger location at 2409 Wilmington Rd. Riccio, who lives in Ellwood City, wanted to free himself up from the constant ten-minute drive between II Tomato, a fine dining establishment on East Long Avenue, and III … Continue reading

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Senior night for Ellwood City

The Ellwood City Wolverines came up short last week, and fell from the 2014 playoff race. However, the season is not yet over as the seniors – football players, cheerleaders, and band members – still have work left to do. The Wolverines host the Beaver Bobcats tonight in their final game of the season, and, for the seniors, their Ellwood City careers. With a win, Ellwood City will finish the season at 5-4 overall and … Continue reading

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Movie night and after-school program at Calvin Church

Tonight, Calvin Presbyterian Church at 615 Crescent Ave. will host a movie night at 6:30 p.m. The free event, which is open to all area children, includes pizza and drinks during the presentation of “The Great Muppet Caper.” Further, the church will start hosting an after-school program in the church basement beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 5.  Children from grades 2-6 are invited for snacks, drinks, homework help and ministry provided by students at Geneva College, … Continue reading

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Coronia D’Italia Lodge 807

Officers, members and guests of Corona D’Italia Lodge 807 held their annual Columbus Day dinner at Chris’s Wolverine Restaurant on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. Those in attendance were greeted at the door by treasurer Louise Vitullo and her daughter, fellow member Patty Kuhn.  The two registered people as they entered, and distributed raffle tickets.  Trustee Marlene “Pudue” La Cava ushered guests and provided seating arrangements.  Committee member Mary Quintanilla took photographs – due … Continue reading

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Four weeks remaining for yard waste pickup

Two weeks remain in the 2014 yard waste pickup schedule in Ellwood City.  Yard waste collection occurs every two weeks on the same day as trash pickup. Pickup dates: Weeks of Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 Materials accepted: Leaves, grass clippings, branches, tree limbs under 3-inches thick, brush (up to four feet in length), plants, flowers, roots, shrubbery, pruning, wood chips, and saw dust. Reminder: Do NOT put yard waste in your garbage bags, burn … Continue reading

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COURT: Webb faces charges in separate incidents

An Ellwood City man secured two court dates with following separate incidents of burglary and drug possession.  Matthew Webb, 19, of 701 Orchard Ave., will appear before Judge Jerry Cartwright on Nov.19, at 9:30 a.m., then again on Dec. 2, at 9:30 am. On multiple occasions police attempted to question Webb about a burglary they began investigating in August 2013 that occurred at Weller’s Flea Market at 130 Wampum Ave.  According to criminal complaint, police … Continue reading

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Cash Mob this Saturday featuring Brad Ovial

Ellwood City — A special twist has been added to this month’s CA$H Mob as Ellwood City borough council president Brad Ovial has agreed to lead the group this Saturday, Oct. 25.  Brad and his family have been loyal supporters of the CA$H Mob and small businesses in this area, which makes him a perfect candidate to lead this weekend. So, meet up with Brad and the Mob at the Community Plaza across from the … Continue reading

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EC Mighty Mites and Midgets to play in title games

On Saturday, Oct. 25, two Ellwood City Little Wolverines football teams will play for the Western Pennsylvania Youth Football League championships at Geneva College. The mitey mites squad (7-2), led by head coach Don Lutz, squares off against the Beaver Bobcats (8-2) for an 11 a.m. match-up at Reeves Stadium.  The team finished the season by shutting out both the Monaca Warriors and the Cornell Raiders by a combined score of 78-0.  Beaver lost to … Continue reading

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Three times a charm: Riverside earns third straight title

A fourth-down-and-inches stop with eight seconds to play ensured a third consecutive Tri-County Championship on Wednesday night for John Severn’s Riverside Middle School football team.  Strong defense and a couple of big runs gave the Panthers a 14-8 victory against the Mohawk Warriors at Riverside Memorial Stadium. The Mohawk squad held a considerable size advantage on its offensive line, which produced a powerful running attack that put together a solid scoring drive early.  The quick … Continue reading

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Tree of Hope project growing

Ellwood City — Members of the community and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ellwood Committee gathered to begin the Tree of Hope project to raise awareness of the many types of cancer that affect our community and raise donations to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts in patient services, research and advocacy. Cancer Awareness ribbons are available for a donation of $3 each or two for $5 to benefit the Society. Each … Continue reading

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