A man who interfered with a flight crew on a Phoenix-to-New York US Airways jet that was forced to divert to Pittsburgh in October has been sentenced to prison. A federal judge sentenced 40-year-old Mapleton, Utah, resident Steven Pectol on Wednesday to a year and a day behind bars.
Jim Crudden joined Sam Huston from Huntington Bank on the Huntington Bank Small Business Spotlight. Listen as Jim explains how the Rosalind Candy Castle has been winning over chocolate lovers since 1914.
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Beaver County Sheriff Tony Guy continues to speak out on the devastating impact that cuts in the county budget will have the sheriff’s office. Guy told Beaver County Radio’s Al Goehring on AM Beaver County this morning that the 2016 revised county budget that was finalized on Tuesday will make it more difficult for him to keep people safe at the courthouse.
Plans for an extended stay hotel and a full service hotel with a restaurant in Center Township are moving forward. Beaver County Radio news correspondent Sandy Jordano reports that the hotels and restaurant will be located where the Beaver County Humane Society used to be located. Township supervisors reviewed plans for the development at Monday night’s meeting. Supervisors say the one hotel will be a Home 2 Suites Hotel and the full service one will be a Hilton Garden Inn. In other business news, the annual Easter Egg hunt will be Saturday, March 19 at the Central Valley Football stadium beginning at 1 p.m.
The Blackhawk School Board will vote tonight on the possible renovation of Northwestern Elementary School. It’s a topic that has caught the attention of parents who have expressed concerns regarding various health issues that may be connected with the building. If the renovation is approved, the school will temporarily close in June and students will be relocated to Blackhawk Intermediate School and Patterson Primary School until the newly renovated Northwestern Elementary School re-opens in either August or September of 2017.
The Pennsylvania secretary of state said today that nearly 100,000 people have used the state’s online registration site since it launched in late August. The Department of State says more than 97,800 Pennsylvanians have used the technology, about 60 percent of them eligible citizens registering for the first time and 40 percent of them voters making updates to their registration, such as changing their name, address or party affiliation. March 28 is the deadline for residents to register or update their voter information before the April 26 primary election. The website for online registration is register.votesPA.com.
The 2016 Beaver County budget has been finalized, and now the sheriff’s office is among those feeling the pinch. Sheriff Tony Guy says the budget will drastically reduce funding to his office, which means he’ll have to make more than 1.1-million dollars in cuts. Sheriff Guy tells Beaver County Radio newsman Pat Septak that layoffs of part-timers are imminent…and cuts in some services, such as the D.A.R.E. program and its K-9 unit, are also likely. Sheriff Guy met with county officials last week to plead his case but to no avail.
Authorities in Cranberry Township are looking for a woman connected to a string of recent home burglaries in the area. Police say the woman, who is petite in stature, has been going around burglarizing homes late at night, and in most cases, people were home when she slipped in through unlocked doors. Authorities say the woman has made off with cash and prescription pills. They added that when confronted by homeowners, she often comes up with an excuse for being there and then leaves. In one case, a homeowner offered her help, but she still left. The burglar is described as a young, white woman with a petite build. Police say each time she’s been seen, she was wearing a hoodie with the hood pulled up around her head. Anyone with information about the burglar is asked to contact police.