The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that legislation passed by Congress and signed by the president Dec. 20 that raises the legal age limit on all tobacco sales from 18 to 21 nationwide goes into effect immediately.
AMBRIDGE — A borough man is facing a robbery charge and two counts of simple assault after allegedly trying to steal $7,000 from the owner of Pennsylvania Skill Games, a gaming establishment on Merchant Street in Ambridge.
Four years, 35 games, and 32 starting assignments later, Marotti’s college career is over.
His last appearance was the long-awaited win over Lehigh and he’ll graduate with his economics degree in May. But his football career may not be over. He was invited to the College Gridiron Showcase, which will run Jan. 3-8 in Fort Worth, Texas. The event features smaller college players going through practices, individual drills, and scrimmages in front of NFL and CFL scouts.
Four miniature locomotives on display at this year’s Ohio Valley Lines annual holiday show were stolen from the tracks during a busy day of fundraising on Dec. 15, leaders say.
Club members noticed the locomotives, owned by four individual members, were missing shortly before closing up for the day, just before 5 p.m. The trains had a total value of about $650.
Tom Antolic was in a skiing accident eight years ago and since then got back on the slopes working with Three Rivers Adaptive Sports(TRAS). TRAS provides sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities. Antolic wanted to give back organizations that helped him. In 2014 he teamed up with Tick Tock, and together yearly, they host the Wheel Chair Santa Bar Crawl.
Altered Genius Brewing Co. donated 100% of profits from the event to benefit Elias Kazas ("Lil E") and St. Jude Children's Hospital according to their website.
Photos By Alan Freed Photography/Ambridge Connection
The Ambridge Area Board of School Directors is accepting letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the Board.
The vacancy was created when Board member James Wear resigned. Wear, who was not present at the December 11 meeting, provided a resignation letter to Cathy Fischer, Board President.
Ambridge Connection reached out to Jim Wear and Cathy Fischer but was unable to reach either of them for comment by phone.
"He served the board well and was very supportive of the school district. We will miss him" shared, Ambridge superintendent, Dr. L Joan Welter.
Wear, of Economy, was elected in November 2017.
School Board members have 30 days to fill the vacancy per Department of Education regulations
District residents wishing to fill the seat are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and a resume for review to fill a vacancy on the Board for a term through November 2021
Submit letter of interest and a resume for review by January 7, 2020 to: Mrs. June Mueller, School Board Secretary, 901 Duss Ave., Ambridge, PA 15003, or via email at email@example.com.
The Pennsylvania School Code outlines the following requirements for candidates wishing to fill school board vacancies:
• Must be a citizen;
• Must be at least 18 years old;
• Must be of good moral character; and
• Must be a resident of school district for at least one year prior to the date of election or appointment.
The School Board will review all applications for the position at the January 8, 2020 meeting, with interviews conducted between January 8th – 15th. A final candidate will be selected at the January 15, 2020 meeting.The new Board member will serve the remainder of Mr. Wear's term, which expires in November 2021
Under the new requirement, a student who successfully completes a high school course in personal finance will be allowed to apply up to one credit to satisfy social studies, math, business education or family and consumer science requirements for graduation.
'The House of Representatives voted late Wednesday to impeach President Trump on charges that he abused his office and obstructed Congress, with Democrats declaring him a threat to the nation and branding an indelible mark on the most turbulent presidency of modern times'
Members of the Ambridge Area High School Steel Drum Band have just finished their sound check for tonight's "Feel The Love -- Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas" show at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.
They'll be preforming there tonight and tomorrow night as the show wraps up a tradition that began in 1995.
Photos by Alan Freed Photography / Ambridge Connection