When the lights flicked on outside of Ellwood City Hall on Friday night for Light Up Night, the nativity scene that sat there for 55 years was noticeable absent. Those who grew up seeing it say it is missed.
It seems to be a never-ending Crèche controversy. The nativity scene that used to be in front of the Ellwood City Town Hall has now been moved down the street after last year’s legal battle with an out-of-town atheist group.
The battle continues over a nativity scene in Ellwood City. Last week, city council, worried about the cost of litigation, voted to move the nativity off city property next year. Now, a defiant Mayor Anthony Court says not so fast.
An out-of-state atheist group was expected to face off with officials in a local community this morning over a nativity display at the municipal building; but the supposed showdown ended up being an overwhelming show of support.
Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA today by Anthony Court, the mayor of Ellwood City.