Republican Candidate for Pa State Rep. 16th District Rico Elmore on Teleforum 11 AM Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020

(Beaver Falls, Pa.) Tune into 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM, and Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 11:10 a.m. for the first in a series of interviews highlighting the candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

The first interview in the series is with Rico Elmore who is a Republican Candidate for Pa. State Representative in the 16th District. Rico is trying to defeat incumbent Rob Matzie who is a Democrat. Rico will be interviewed during Teleforum with Eddy Crow at 11:10 a.m.. The interview will be broadcast on all platforms of Beaver County Radio as well as being streamed Live on our Facebook Page:

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Departments of Agriculture, Health Confirm Pennsylvania’s First COVID-19 Positive Cat

Departments of Agriculture, Health Confirm Pennsylvania’s First COVID-19 Positive Cat

State Veterinarian Provides Recommendations to Keep Companion Animals Healthy

Harrisburg, PA – State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill announced today that Pennsylvania has confirmed its first COVID-19 positive cat.

The 16-year old Cumberland County cat, who lived in a household with multiple individuals who had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19, presented in early October with mild respiratory illness. Unfortunately, as a result of respiratory distress, the cat was humanely euthanized. The case is still under investigation, and a primary cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

The Pennsylvania cat is one of a handful of COVID-19 positive pets from across the United States that died or were euthanized while infected. All pets infected had known prolonged exposure to COVID-19 individuals and none to date appear to have died from COVID-19. Instead, other serious underlying illnesses are attributable to cause of death.

“As Pennsylvanians have spent more time at home throughout the pandemic, our companion animals have undoubtedly been the recipients of extra love and attention,” said Dr. Brightbill. “If you or a loved one becomes diagnosed with COVID-19, take steps to keep your pet healthy, just as you would your family.”

Many of the same recommendations for protecting people apply to animals. To help protect Pennsylvania pets, households with COVID-19 positive individuals should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Avoid contact with pets and other animals, as you would other people.
  • Arrange for another household member to care for your pet(s) while you or family members are in isolation.
  • Avoid contact such as petting, holding, snuggling, facial contact, and sleeping in the same bed.
  • Wear a mask and wash your hands before feeding or tending to your pet if you are unable to find alternative care for them.

Symptoms of COVID-19 in pets includes fever, coughing, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, lethargy, sneezing, nose or eye discharge, vomiting, or diarrhea. If your pet exhibits symptoms after contact with a person positive for COVID-19, contact your private veterinarian.

At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading COVID-19 to people. COVID-19 is mainly spread through person-to-person contact.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
  • If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. The free app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa.”

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High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots
By MARK SHERMAN and MARC LEVY Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea. The justices divided 4-4 Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed election officials to receive and count ballots until Nov. 6, even if they don’t have a clear postmark. Republicans, including President Donald Trump’s campaign, have opposed such an extension, arguing that it violates federal law that sets Election Day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and that such a decision constitutionally belongs to lawmakers, not the courts.

Innocent bystander killed by stray bullet in Pennsylvania

Innocent bystander killed by stray bullet in Pennsylvania
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in an eastern Pennsylvania city are seeking a suspect after an innocent bystander was struck and killed by a stray bullet. It happened Monday afternoon when gunfire erupted as 62-year-old Diana Davis was driving through Chester. Police say bullets struck her vehicle and Davis was shot at least once. Her vehicle hit a utility pole and she was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where she died. Police say a nearby vehicle with two women and a child inside also was hit by gunfire, but no one was injured. No arrests have been made.

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in an eastern Pennsylvania city on Tuesday were seeking a suspect after an innocent bystander was struck and killed by a stray bullet.
Gunfire erupted as Diana Davis, 62, was driving on 9th Street and Central Avenue on Monday afternoon.
Bullets struck her vehicle and Davis was shot at least once, police said. Her vehicle hit a utility pole and she was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where she died.
Police said a nearby vehicle with two women and a child inside also was hit by gunfire, but no one was injured.
No arrests have been made.
The shooting was the 30th reported homicide in the city this year compared to 18 during the same period last year.

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The suit could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. Google has long denied the claims of unfair competition. Google argues that although its businesses are large, they are useful and beneficial to consumers.

Theft of TRUMP/PENCE politcal signs in Baden

Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano

(Baden Pa.) Baden police Chief Dave Christner reported Tuesday morning that  charges of theft and theft by unlawful taking will be filed against the juveniles and adults involved  in the theft of political signs early Saturday morning.

Chief Christner said a doorbell camera spotted the thieves, the resident called the police department, and the county contacted police at 12:22 a.m.   Police found the vehicle containing the signs at Dettmar and North Avenue, and found the thieves , they  told police that was their vehicle.
Charges will proceed by summons against those involved, Chief Christner said.

AAA: Gas Prices Lower in Pennsylvania as Demand Drops

AAA: Gas Prices Lower in Pennsylvania as Demand Drops
The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny lower this week at $2.533 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average                  $2.533
Average price during the week of October 12, 2020                                  $2.542
Average price during the week of October 21, 2019                                  $2.816

The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:      

$2.552      Altoona
$2.585      Beaver
$2.586      Bradford
$2.536      Brookville
$2.458      Butler
$2.483      Clarion
$2.564      DuBois
$2.581      Erie
$2.485      Greensburg
$2.599      Indiana
$2.351      Jeannette
$2.578      Kittanning
$2.589      Latrobe
$2.589      Meadville
$2.575      Mercer
$2.355      New Castle
$2.584      New Kensington
$2.599      Oil City
$2.512      Pittsburgh

$2.459      Sharon
$2.598      Uniontown
$2.599      Warren
$2.438      Washington

Trend Analysis:
Gasoline demand, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), lowered for the week ending Oct. 9, decreasing from 8.90 million b/d to 8.58 million b/d. Even though total gasoline stocks and imports have also fallen, the lower demand contributed to pump price decreases for most of the country.

Today’s national average is $2.16, which is two cents less than a week and month ago and 49 cents cheaper than last year. On the week, a few Mid-West states saw much larger decreases: Indiana (-6 cents), Michigan (-6 cents), Ohio (-5 cents) and Kentucky (-5 cents), which could be attributed to an increase in regional stock. A penny gas price increase was seen in these states since last Monday: Utah ($2.40), New Jersey ($2.24), Alaska ($2.50), Georgia ($2.00), South Dakota ($2.10) and Hawaii ($3.24).

At the close of Friday’s formal trading session, West Texas Intermediate decreased by eight cents to settle at $40.88. Domestic crude prices decreased at the end of last week due to market concern regarding an increase in coronavirus infections worldwide. Prices lowered despite EIA’s new weekly report showing that total domestic crude inventories declined by 3.8 million barrels to 489.1 million. For this week, ongoing demand concerns could cause prices to decrease further.

Motorists can find current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide at

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Wrong Way Driver Killed on Interstate 279 Monday Night

PITTSBURGH — A deadly crash occurred just before midnight Monday on interstate 279 North in Pittsburgh. The driver of the car somehow entered 279 going the wrong direction and collided head on with a Pepsi Truck. The front end of the car was wedged under the front of the truck and it’s being reported the car caught fire and the driver of the Pepsi truck put out the flames. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Pepsi Truck was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Interstate 279 was closed until around 6 a.m. this morning. Investigators are now working to determine where the driver got on to 279 going the wrong direction.

Focus On Domestic Violence – Accessing Helpful Resources In The COVID 19 Era. Part 1 of 4.

(Beaver County, PA) October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Women’s Center of Beaver County has partnered with Beaver County Radio to produce and publish a four part series on issues associated with Domestic Violence.

One of the most significant ways to combat domestic violence is by making people more aware of the resources that are available to them in their community. The Women’s Center of Beaver County has traditionally been that safe haven and advocate for the victims of domestic violence.  Ann Colella-Murray from the Women’s Center of Beaver County remarked in a recent discussion, that while certain changes in procedure and the fact that center capacity has been modified in conjunction with COVID 19 protocol, the mission to intervene and support those affected by domestic violence continues.

Upcoming segments in this series include “Holiday Donations In A Post COVID World”, “24 Hour Helpline” and “Counseling Versus Therapy”.

For more information, call the Women’s Center Of Beaver County at 724-775-0131.


Former Pirate Tyler Glasnow, to start Game One of the World Series for Rays

Glasnow, Snell to start first 2 World Series games for Rays
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Glasnow will start Tuesday night’s World Series opener for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Blake Snell will be on the mound for Game 2 on Wednesday night. Glasnow was 5-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 11 starts during the regular season and 2-1 with a 4,66 ERA in four postseason starts. Snell, a left-hander, won the 2018 AL Cy Young Award. He was 4-2 with a 3.24 ERA in 11 regular-season starts and 2-2 with a 3.20 ERA in four postseason starts.