Tax Season Brush Up Time on Teleforum

Monday’s Teleforum program will get you up to speed  on the news you maybe missed from the weekend, and we’ll get you ready for the upcoming tax season, as accountant Serenity Pournaras will be the guest on Teleforum, to help us prepare for the upcoming IRS season. Teleforum is Monday through Friday, 9 till noon, on Beaver County Radio.

Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 379,000 jobs last month, a sign the economy is strengthening as virus cases drop, vaccinations ramp up, Americans spend more and states ease business restrictions. The February gain marked a pickup from the 166,000 jobs added in January and a loss of 306,000 in December. Yet it represents just a fraction of the 10 million jobs that were lost to the pandemic. The unemployment rate fell to 6.2%, the Labor Department said Friday in its monthly jobs report.

Beaver County Community Spotlight: Nora Janicki, Hopewell Twp. Community Outreach Supervisor

Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano

(Hopewell Twp., Pa.) Nora Janicki, Hopewell Township’s Community Outreach Supervisor  moved here  in 1993. with her husband She grew up in Barberton, Ohio, and  also lived in Arizona and California. She attended CCBC, she was a realtor, worked for Weight Watchers  for  almost 12 years doing an online program.

After that, it was time for a career change, she was hired by the township as a part time administrative  assistant, a position she held  for 5 years. The township named her Community Outreach Coordinator 3 years ago, and the many projects she and her coworkers  have spearheaded with community support are numerous. Two of the most noticeable projects are the area by the traffic lights    at Five Points where each season has décor, and during the spring and summer flowers are planted. The flags that are visible on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, , and Veterans Day  in front of the junior high school are also  part of the community outreach program.
A comfort food cook-off was held in the fall, and was open to all residents and businesses.
A bake-off will be held Saturday, March 27 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Three categories aren’t filled yet, according to Mrs. Janicki. Two spots are left in the sweet bread category, 3 in cookies, and 7 in the pie category. Winners can claim a certificate and a trophy,, and most  importantly, Bragging Rights!!

HOPEWELL STUDENTS HEADING BACK TO CLASS

Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano

(Hopewell Twp., Pa.) Parents in  the Hopewell School district have been notified that students in   grades k-6 will  return to in-person learning on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Students in grades 7-12 will return to  class on  Tuesday, April 6,2021. Social distancing  protocols  will be adhered to  in accordance with the PA Department of  Health  regulations  for bus transportation, in classrooms, and the cafeterias. Students  must adhere to the facial covering policy  in classrooms and on the buses.
If the county’s Percent Positivity Rate is at 10% or higher  for 2 consecutive weeks, the district will return  to a hybrid instructional model.

Rep. Matzie: Sisters of St. Joe to Receive Grant To Convert Archive Content for Web Display

(AMBRIDGE,Pa.) A state grant of nearly $5,000 will help preserve and promote the area’s rich oral history by funding a project to transcribe and digitize documents from the Baden Archives and the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.

Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, said the grant to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden is exciting because it will allow the archived information to be placed on the Historic Pittsburgh website for easier access by the public and researchers.

“Some of the richest, most detailed accounts of our history begin life as stories and anecdotes,” said Matzie, who is a member of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. “Those accounts can evaporate over time if they are not transcribed and preserved. Securing funding for this project will help safeguard unique, irreplaceable documents and convert them to a modern format that is more accessible for curious residents, historians, students and future generations.”

Matzie said the grant is part of a package of nearly $200,000 in Historical and Archival Records Care Grants the commission awarded to 31 projects throughout the state for the care and preservation of archival records.

 

ALPR Camera’s are Going Up Throughout Aliquippa

(Photos by Beaver County Radio’s Sandy Giordano

Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano 

(Aliquippa, Pa.) Aliquippa Police Chief John Lane met with Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano on Thursday morning to  discuss the recent placing of  Automatic License Plate Readers  and cameras  at key locations in the city. Last fall Beaver County District Attorney David J. Lozier laid  out specifics of the program to the city and the school board.

Aliquippa Police Chief John Lane talks about the new cameras
Chief Lane said 36 ALPR cameras have been put in place  at key locations in the city . The ALPR’s are used to identify vehicles  and individuals involved in crimes in the city. More will be placed in the city in the future, the chief said
Chief Lane said drug forfeiture funds are being used to pay for the ALPR’S  and many agencies are involved in the project. Mayor Dwan B. Walker  said at Wednesday night’s meeting the cameras   are installed at no cost to the school district or the city.
Both men agreed the LPR’S are  just another way to keep  the  CITY OF ALIQUIPPA safe.

Giant Eagle to Hold Another Vaccination Clinic at Heinz Field Next Week

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) Giant Eagle will be holding another clinic next week at Heinz field. This week’s clinic is full and starting this afternoon Appointments for March 8-9 will be made available online. Additional appointments may be added as more vaccines are received.

Appointments can be scheduled at the “Vaccine Clinics” option via the Giant Eagle online scheduling tool.

Giant Eagle Pharmacy expects to receive a shipment of vaccine in the coming days that would enable appointments for March 10 to be made available online over the weekend, and eligible patients are encouraged to routinely check availability online.

CCBC Players of the Game 3/4/21

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The CCBC Players of the Game for Aliquippa  vs New Brighton Boys on Thursday , March 4th, 2021.  From Aliquippa High School, Karl McBride , and from New Brighton High School, Jojo Reynolds.  The game was heard live on Beaver County Radio 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM and beavercountyradio.com 

You can see all of the past CCBC Players of the Game for High School Sports by clicking on the CCBC Logo Below:

 

Aliquippa Defeats New Brighton 72-42!!!!

 

New Brighton came out strong against Aliquippa but still kept it a close score after one With the score New Brighton 17 Aliquippa 16. The Quips came to play in the Second putting up a bunch of points against The Lions with the score at the half Quips 37 Lions 23. Aliquippa kept the scoring going putting up more points on New Brighton with the score after three Aliquippa 54 New Brighton 34. In the final quarter of the game The Quips finished Strong Almost putting up the mercy rule against The Lions With the Final Score Aliquippa Quips 72 New Brighton Lions 42.