FIRE VIDEO: ‘The House is a Total Loss’

The Ellwood City Fire Department responded “almost immediately” to a fire on the 100 block of Orchard Avenue Thursday evening. “We actually had a truck up the road for a separate call when the fire broke out. Some neighbors ran up to the truck and said 130 was on fire – so we responded almost immediately,” Ellwood City Fire Chief, Rick Meyers stated. Despite the fast action, due to the layout of the property it was difficult for the responding departments to get to the center of the fire – which they believe started in the kitchen/dining room area. The…


Ellwood City “Revivalization”

Over thirty youth enjoyed a program on yoga presented Tuesday evening by¬†Ashley Smith, a yoga instructor from Ellwood City, as part of the enrichment component added to the youth’s daily arts and crafts projects supervised by Joseph Cioffi. They were given information on the subject and then eagerly participated in several poses such as the Shavasana pose (pictured). Ashley emphasized the health related impact that yoga can have, especially for stress relief, that all ages can benefit from. “Many people have the misconception that yoga is only about strengthening your body, but really it’s also about training your mind and…


Return of the Color Run

The Ellwood City Color Run was such a hit last year that the organizers, Stacie Hackett and Kim Rangel, decided to do it again this year. “It was a huge success last year with over 150 runners – everyone was dosed in color having a great time and we raised a lot of money for the cheerleaders,” Hackett stated. After looking for different fun ways to raise money for the benefit of the Ellwood City Cheerleaders, Hackett noticed how well the color runs did in other communities and thought maybe it would do well in Ellwood too. “We were looking…


Barry Quick Mart Celebrates Grand Opening

After spending nearly six months turning the former service station into a lively convenience store, the owners of Barry Quick Mart, located on Line Avenue, are joined by their family, friends, and customers to celebrate their grand opening today until 4p.m. Kuldip and Malkit Singh co-own the store together, which features general convenient store items, food, and gas pumps, two of which are full service, and they’re already pleased with the customer support. “Business is picking up every day and the community has been very supportive. We heard about the business opportunity and pursued it. We are not here to…


Art on the Avenue: Celebration of the Arts

The library is hosting an Art on the Avenue: Celebration of the Arts event on Friday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. This is the library’s second annual Celebration of the Arts; last year, they hosted a wonderful author fair with 250 people in attendance. This year’s event will be very similar in nature; 28 local artists will be participating and will be placed around the library in an easy-for-folks-to-browse style. Featured will also be food, drink and beverages, including wine, in the program room which will be decorated in a gallery style featuring one piece of art work…


Local Boxer Prepares for First Professional Match

Rosalindo Morales Jr. is a 23 year old graduate of Lincoln High who has been pursuing a boxing career since the young age of 13. After starting boxing as a hobby at the Ellwood City Police Boxing Club, his dedication towards the sport finally paid off when he was recently signed to professionally box full time. “Being professional has been my main goal since I started. I was excelling in the ranks and I have a lot of experience so I definitely believe I’m ready for the professional league,” he said. Before starting his professional career as a boxer, Morales…