Stiefel Hockey League Seeking Donations for Rink

The Stiefel Hockey League is seeking donations from local businesses to cover the cost of constructing boards for the community hockey rink in Stiefel Park. Businesses that donate a minimum of $100 will have their name displayed on a sign outside of the rink listing sponsors. The boards are built by the league’s hockey players. Earlier this spring, the Ellwood City Borough Council repaved the rink. However, the siding had deteriorated and needed completely replaced. League associate fundraiser Francis Todorich emphasized that the rink is for the entire community, and the members have spent several days a week working on…


Lady Wolverines Win Second Round of Playoffs in Bottom of the Seventh

For fives innings, neither Ellwood or Burgettstown could get a runner around the bases thanks to excellent pitching. Ultimately, Ellwood City defeated Burgettstown 2-1 yesterday in the second round of the playoffs. Burgettstown pitcher Katie Tarr pitched a near-perfect five innings, with an interruption that ended for Ellwood when Arianna Garroway was caught stealing home. Ellwood pitcher Skyla Greco outmatched Tarr with a no-hitter until the sixth when Burgettstown earned their first run. In the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Wolverines tied the score with a run by Brooklyn Magill. However, the entire game boiled down to the final…


Police: Lawrence County Drug Task Force Apprehends Heroin Dealer

According to the criminal complaint, in March, the Lawrence County Drug Task Force received intelligence concerning a man referred to as “Flakka,” residing in Beaver Falls. “Flakka” was known to sell heroin from a house on Ellwood Avenue in Ellwood City. On March 23, police made arrangements to purchase $80 worth of heroin from “Flakka,” identified as James Michael Alexander, 22, from Chicago. Following the operation, Alexander was arrested. He was arraigned before Magistrate Jerry Cartwright on May 18 and charged with delivery of controlled substances and possession of controlled substances. He was placed in the Lawrence County Jail after…


Riverside Baseball and Ellwood Softball Games Changed

The Riverside playoff baseball game at versus Keystone Oaks at Burkette Complex has been postponed to May 24. The team will be excused the same time tomorrow and the bus will leave the same time tomorrow. The Ellwood softball playoff game versus Burgettstown has been moved from West Allegheny to Sewickley Academy at 6 p.m.  


Photos: Walls of CVS Pharmacy Under Construction

Walls of the CVS Pharmacy on Spring Street and Fifth Avenue in the construction process. The pharmacy is expected to be completed by fall 2016. Photos by Jonathan Cortez/EllwoodCity.org.