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Police: Ellport Man Charged with Discharging a Firearm that Struck a Residence

An Ellport man was charged with reckless endangerment for discharging a firearm in the direction of a residence. After roughly a month of investigation, Ellwood City police charged Edward Charles Wymer, 52, with one count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. He was arraigned before Magistrate Jerry Cartwright on June 22. Yet, part of the case remains a mystery. On Saturday, May 25, a bullet struck Amy Prine’s residence on Gartley Ave. in Ellport, shattering a front window. On June 4, Cortni Prine, Amy’s 18-year old daughter, was outside when she heard a bullet whizz…


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Little Miss Firecracker Pageant to Kick-Off 2016 Festival!

The third annual Little Miss Firecracker Pageant will kick off this year’s Ellwood City Community Day at the Ellwood City Festival. 15 girls between the ages of four and seven will vie for the title on Friday, July 1 at 11:15 a.m. on Folino Stage. Pageant co-chairs Becky Guisler and Nikki Mars are excited about the number of contestants. “This is our largest group of young ladies to date,” Guisler said. “We started the pageant two years ago as a way to bring something new to the festival and the event has gained in popularity. We’re hoping this year’s pageant…


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Ellwood City Festival Entertainment Schedule

Friday, July 1 11 a.m. – Raising of the American Flag National Anthem sung by Franceska Butchelle 12:30 p.m. – Wine & Spirits Bands 2 p.m. – D Major 3:30 p.m. – Nickle Plated Revolver 5 p.m. – Generation II Band 6:30 p.m. – Brokin’ Pic 8 – 10 p.m. DJ Nikki/Community Dance Saturday, July 2 11 a.m. – Raising of the American Flag National Anthem sung by Franceska Butchelle 11:15 a.m. – Trophies from 10k race Noon – Heart in Service 1 p.m. – Castle Country Cloggers 1:30 pm. – Kiddie Corner with Vic Rangel & Professor Bubblemaker 2:30…


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New Zoning Ordinance Will Divide Downtown Ellwood into Four Districts

Ellwood City zoning laws haven’t seen an update in many years. Folk singer Bob Dylan was penning his first songs when Ellwood borough councils were penning many of the zoning laws. There was even a sentence that referred to a car wash an an automobile laundry. Council is now in the final stages of approving a new zoning ordinance. Primarily, the downtown business area will be divided into four districts each with specialized encouraged use. Residential areas will not be affected nor will current businesses and residents in the business districts. Rather, each of the new districts will encourage the…


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Mayor Presents Fifth Beautification Award

On Wednesday, Mayor Anthony J. Court presented to Stacy Stahl and Noah Robbin of Pittsburgh Circle the Fifth 2016 Beautification Award and Gift Certificate. Stacy and Noah were nominated by Joe Greco, and Stacy commented to the Mayor that “this is a dream come true.” Both Stacy and Noah were very excited over the award and thanked Joe for nominating them and thanked the Mayor for having such a great program. Since this program began, Mayor Court has had many residents comment on the success of his Beautification program and how nice residents keep their properties during the summer months,…


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Lincoln Class of 1954 June Meeting

Pudue La Cava hosted the Lincoln Class of 1954, “Life is a Beach” committee at her Mt Vernon Drive home on Thursday, June 16 at 4 p.m. The session began with lunch provided by Ann Amadio, Ilene Gardner, Jan Keenan, Arlene Maielli, Clemmy Sirmarco and LaCava. Gardner and LaCava served and presented Amadio with a birthday cake, made by Gardner, in honor of her Flag Day birthday. Co-chairmen Paul Abraham, James Spielvogel and James Gillespie conducted the business session that followed. Abraham and Spielvogel reported on the site accommodations and necessary times and setup. Gillespie reported on the monthly fund…