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.
Limited borough funds and fears of lengthy litigation prompted council to vote 4-to-2 Monday night to leave the crèche where it is this year and move it in 2012 to a far less controversial spot.
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.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, located in Wisconsin, is threatening legal action here, but the people of Ellwood City aren’t backing down from their 50-year-old tradition.
KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks to Annie Laurie Gaylor from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
A 14-year-old boy who claimed he was injured in a hit-and-run accident is no longer considered a victim. Instead, police in Ellwood City now say he and his friend are suspects in the case.
Police are investigating after a young man allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed his SUV into a garage, which caused a fire.
An Ellwood City mother whose 13-year-old son was forced to drink urine by several high school football players says that the alleged bullies have not been properly punished.
A teenager was hit by a car in Ellwood City. The accident happened in the 300-block of Spring Avenue shortly after 5 p.m.
The most recent line of storms has left many people in Beaver and Lawrence Counties dealing with flooding problems.
Several people were rescued after their car got stuck in flood waters on a local bridge.
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Police in Ellwood City have stopped what they believe may have been a plot to put explosives in Lincoln High School. Students at the school found the alleged threats on a 16-year-old sophomore’s Facebook page.
Police have a man in custody today after an overnight police chase through parts of Lawrence County ended with a crash in a construction zone.
Storms pummeled parts of the area with high winds, heavy rain and lightning. In Lawrence County, Ellwood City Power and Light crews went from one neighborhood to another fixing utility poles and downed power lines.