Ellwood City, PA

Michele S. Burton, 74

of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital. Michele was born on September 27th, 1947 in Ellwood City to the late Clayton and Virginia (DiFrishia) Daufen Sr.. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1965, and attended the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. Over the years she had worked at Heraeus, Fotia Bros., Allsy Lighting, Airway Industries, and the Ellwood City Knitting Mill.
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Vietnam Moving Wall in Lawrence County: What you need to know

The Vietnam Moving Wall will make a stop in Ellwood City from Thursday, August 18, through Sunday, August 21, in Ewing Park. The wall will be located in the same area in the park to the right of the Folino Shelter, running a total of 253 feet in a v-shape and parallel to Washington Avenue. Parking is available in the swimming pool parking lot (210 Joffre St.).

Judge finds New Castle murder suspect guilty of less serious charge

A more than two-year-long ordeal is nearing an end for the family of a New Castle man who was reported missing and then found dead. Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Judge Dominic Motto on Thursday found Connor Henry guilty of voluntary manslaughter and a weapons violation in connection with the 2020 shooting death of 19-year-old Amari Wise.

Firefighters Injured at Former Blue Violet Cafe Scene

The featured image above shows the scene of the fire in Rochester. Photo by Keith Walsh-Beaver County Radio. Story by Sandy Giordano – Beaver County Radio. Published August 18, 2022 11:55 A.M. (Rochester, PA) Beaver County 9-1-1 reported firefighters were still still on scene at the former Blue Violet...

Closed North Sewickley Twp. restaurant becoming car lot

NORTH SEWICKLEY TWP. – A popular local eatery that closed earlier this year soon will have a new usage. The former Chris' Wolverine Restaurant at 2265 River Road in North Sewickley Township is being converted into a car lot for an Ellwood City dealership. The restaurant, which was a popular gathering place for local community groups, closed after 21 years in March because the owners could not get enough workers to stay in business.

Rochester fire ravages buildings, injures four

ROCHESTER — Fire crews were still quenching hot spots more than 12 hours after an intense blaze destroyed two borough buildings and injured four people. More than a dozen departments assisted in battling the multi-alarm fire, which erupted around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Brighton Avenue in Rochester. ...
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Future of Cranberry Mall in Question as Property Hits the Market Again

SENECA, Pa. (EYT) – Cranberry Mall has been a cornerstone of our community since its opening in 1981. Of course, forty years ago, every town in America had a mall just like ours: sprawling one-story indoor bazars of shoes, cinnamon rolls, movie theaters, gadgets, and clothing. Every step was...

At least 4 people injured when fire rips through building in Rochester

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- At least four people have been injured in an early morning fire in Beaver County.Firefighters were called out early Thursday morning to battle massive flames at an antique store along Brighton Avenue in Rochester. The fire chief tells KDKA that a man and his dog escaped the flames. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.The most difficult part for fire crews was getting water to the area.The chief says the tactic of 'surround and drown' was used, meaning placing crews around the building and spraying as much water as possible.He told KDKA that no firefighters were sent into the building in case it collapsed.Three firefighters are being treated for minor injuries from when a hose had a blowout. Fire crews at the scene were using a drone to track hotspots that were fuming inside of the building. It's unclear what sparked the flames at this time.Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

One Injured In Bonniebrook Rd. Crash

One person suffered minor injuries in a crash that happened earlier this week in Jefferson Township. The two vehicle accident happened Tuesday evening around 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Bonniebrook and Great Belt Roads. State police say 68-year-old Patricia Hammer of New Wilmington went through a stop sign at...

Council Promotes Ellwood City Police Officer to Sergeant

Ellwood City Borough Council voted Monday night to promote Ellwood City Police Officer Rob Magnifico to sergeant. Council had a choice to make in promoting one officer or two. Magnifico along with fellow Officer Matt Kennedy were the choices to fill the position. Councilman Caleb Cragle and Councilwoman Jan Williams...

Columbiana man to appeal sentence for traffic death of teen

The attorney representing a 19-year-old Columbiana County man has filed a notice that they will appeal the 9-to-12-year prison sentence handed down for the high-speed crash that claimed the life of his 15-year-old passenger, Angelica Perkins of Salem. Corey M.S. Evans of Negley was sentenced last month after being convicted...

Former SRU VP Speaks Out After Position Was Eliminated

Listen to our full interview with Dr. Amir Mohammadi below:. A former Slippery Rock University cabinet member is speaking out after having his position eliminated earlier this year. Our newsroom spoke with former Senior Vice President of Administration, Global Engagement, and Economic Development Dr. Amir Mohammadi, who made multiple accusations...

One Tank Away: What's new at the Avalon Field Club at New Castle?

From a newly renovated golf course, clubhouse and grounds an old Lawrence County country club is new again – as The Avalon Field Club at New Castle.The Avalon Field Club at New Castle was established in 1923 as the New Castle Field Club, and the original club crest is still hanging in the renovated Great Room in the Clubhouse. The golf course was originally designed by world-famous golf architect, A.W. Tillinghast, and the layout includes all of his trademark features of great greens and fairways, coupled with the perfect blend of risk and reward. Enhancements to the golf course over...

Melva J. Nagel, 87

Melva J. Nagel, 87, of Franklin Township, passed away at Northview Estates on Monday, August 15, 2022. Born in Ellwood City on February 13, 1935, Melva was the daughter of the late Willard and Delores Cunning Crowl. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore W. Nagel, on May 6, 2015. They were married on March 2, 1953. Melva was a graduate of CCBC and worked as a LPN at both Blair Nursing Home in Beaver Falls and Passavant Health Center in Zelienople. She enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, baking and cooking and her humming birds. Melva liked going to the casino and playing bingo. But most of all, she enjoyed the time she spent with her family.