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RHS middle school football aims for 3-peat

Tonight, the Riverside Middle School Panthers (5-0-2) will host the Mohawk Warriors (5-1-1) at Riverside Memorial Stadium in the Tri-County Championship game.  A win for the Panthers will mark a third consecutive title. For a second straight year, Riverside will play a team that they failed to defeat in the regular season.  The Panthers avenged their only loss by defeating the Laurel Spartans in the 2013 title game.  Earlier this season, Mohawk and Riverside played … Continue reading

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Help needed for Christmas in the Park

This Saturday, October 25th at 9 a.m.,  decorations for Christmas in the Park will be moved from storage to Ewing park.  This is the first step toward decorating the park for the drive-thru display set to open on Saturday, Dec. 6.  Due to the significant amount of time it takes to set the lights up, the Christmas in the Park committee is asking for volunteers from the community to help.  Also, some trucks are needed … Continue reading

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Relay for Life events

Search for Committee Members Our Relay committee is in a spot, we have lost our Survivor  Chairperson this year, a very important part of Relay For Life.  We also need help with our Chinese Auction, Logistics, Sponsorship, and Team recruitment.  Even if you don’t want to be a chair for these openings, volunteers are what we need.  You can help for a brief time; an hour or two, a day, a week, a month or … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Sophomores, juniors win on EC Powderpuff weekend

Last Saturday, Lincoln High School hosted a set of football games at Helling Stadium that had no playoff implications.  However, pride and charity were on the line. In the 4 p.m. game, the Sophomore powderpuff team offered the Freshman squad a similar welcome to powderpuff football that it was given a year ago in a 50-8 loss to the current Junior team.  Maddie Morella and Taylor Petrak both found the end zone, while Erika Wally … Continue reading

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Oct. 20 council meeting brief

The Ellwood City Borough Council met in the council chambers on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.  The following items were discussed: Resolutions: Distribution of Pension State Aid – A resolution was adopted that authorizes the distribution of $197,506.68 received in Pension State Aid for 2013 as follows: Firemen’s Pension Plan – $7,745.36 (remaining balance: $12,821.64) Municipal Pension Plan – $97,375.00 (remaining balance: $0) Police Pension Plan – $92,386.32 (remaining balance: $136,692.68) Remaining balances will … Continue reading

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Five Star Wrestling presents ‘November Pain’ at SOI

After putting on several shows in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, Five Star Wrestling (FSW) is bringing professional wrestling to the Sons of Italy at 808 Lawrence Ave. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. The “November Pain” main event will feature former Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) wrestler Shane Douglas and FSW title holder Josef Von Schmidt in a steel cage match.  Other matches will include a two-out-of-three falls match between Sol Del Oro and … Continue reading

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Free wrestling clinic for EC students

Coach Craig Alberts and the Ellwood City Wolverines wrestling team will host a free two-day wrestling clinic for students on Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 29  in the Lincoln High School small gym.  The events will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on both evenings. The clinic is open to all students K-6 interested in learning the basic rules and techniques of wrestling.  Participants should wear t-shirts with gym shorts or sweatpants.  Wrestling … Continue reading

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Library to host Spooktacular Halloween Party

The Ellwood City Public Library will host the “Spooktacular Halloween Party” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The party will feature a play written by local teenagers, games, activities for preschool and elementary children .  Those attending are invited to wear their costumes, and should prepare for plenty of fun! This is a family night event, so all children must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Those interested in participating in the event … Continue reading

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Jerb Miller Scholarship opportunity

Each year, Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.,  offers students the opportunity to save approximately 55% on tuition costs, or roughly 43% of total annual expenses, with the Jerb Miller Scholarship.  Over the next eleven days, Westminster alum and 1993 Lincoln High School graduate John Petrocelli aims to find a student from Ellwood City or Riverside to accept the award. “It’s a great opportunity that I wish I had in college,” Petrocelli said.  “The winner … Continue reading

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Riverside still controls own destiny after loss

One win. That’s all that Tom Liberty’s team needs to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs this year after a miserable 2013 campaign that yielded just that…one win.  Last Friday night, Riverside (3-3 Big Seven, 4-4 overall) ran into a team that gave them flashbacks of last season in Shenango.  The Wildcats torched the Panthers for 517 rushing yards, including 282 by junior running back Tyler Root, in Shenango’s 45-21 victory at Riverside Memorial Stadium. Explosive … Continue reading

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