An apparent landslide damaged some property in Rochester over the weekend. The incident occurred at around 6 p-m Saturday. Fallen debris still litters the parking lot of the Mental Health Association in Beaver County on Brighton Avenue. People were evacuated from a home on top of the hill shortly after it happened…but no one was injured.
Police are searching for whoever vandalized three vehicles at an Ellwood City Area School District school. The vehicles were damaged last week outside Hartman Intermediate School. Surveillance footage shows a person vandalizing the vehicles, but so far they have not been identified. It’s believed the vehicles sustained a total of about 25-hundred dollars worth of damage.
The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up the season with 5 to 3 loss today to the Boston Red Sox. Click the play button below for a recap of the game from Pirates Broadcaster Joe Block.
The Beaver County Commissioners have changed direction and are on the verge of hiring a part-time solicitor and a full-time assistant to replace the fired full-time Andrea Cantelmi and her assistant Jessica Sullivan, who resigned. According to Beaver County Radio’s Greg Benedetti, the Commissioners have delegated the search for solicitor to human resources and a job offer has been made. Human resources is awaiting a response. At yesterday’s salary board meeting, the commissioners and controller David Rossi approved a salary between 70 to 90 thousand dollars for the part-time solicitor and 75-thousand for the assistant. Cantelmi was paid a few dollars shy of 115-thousand and Sullivan was paid 75-thousand.
Police have charged a teenager with the shooting death of a 30-year-old man in Aliquippa on Saturday night. Beaver County Coroner David J. Gabauer said 30-year-old Tremayne Foster of Aliquippa, died of a gunshot wound to the back and neck. The shooting occurred at about 9 p.m. in the 500 block of Wykes Street. Foster was found shot in front of a house in the 700 block of Griffith Street. Police say that Foster was shot during a domestic dispute with the mother of his infant. Police said a 16-year-old male has been charged with the slaying. Aliquippa police are investigating.
Ambridge Borough Building, as the result of a grant from Aidan’s Heart Foundation received a Automated External Defibrillator and has been place, according to Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano. The device is readily accessible should a caridac-related emergency occur , according to Borough Manager Joe Kauer . The borough thanks the foundation for the donation . Aidan Silva died in 2010 from SIDS, and the foundation a 501c3 was formed shortly after.
Yianni’s Restaurant located at 2203 Sheffield Road , Aliquippa was destroyed by fire on June 22, 2016, and reopened March 3 after a complete rebuilding., according to Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano . The cause was electrical, a cooler refrigerator caught fire, according to Demetrios Pantzoulas, son of Yianni and Bassie Pantzoulas, the owners. The establishment was rebuilt in eight months. Demetrios said that they added 30 more seats and business is good, there was a lot of support from the city after the fire, and without the first responders , it would have been tough. Demetrios said that the business’s insurance covered all of the costs to rebuild , they’ve been located there since 1994. “It’s new, it’s clean, it’s what we needed here, everyone can come here and meet.” It was very busy Sunday morning, they specialize in breakfast all seats were filled and waitresses were taking and delivering orders to the tables where hungry patrons sat. Hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7 days a week, a complete breakfast menu, and great lunch specials , They are known for their burgers, soups, (all homemade), salads and 16 ounce fish sandwich., Demetrios said. A plaque on the wall says ‘HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE” Many happy faces filled the restaurant on Sunday. Demetrios owns Scoops and More, across from the Old Tonidale Hotel in Robinson Township, along with working with his parents.
WORK BEGINS THIS WEEK ON A PORTION OF INTERSTATE 79 IN BUTLER COUNTY. PENNDOT SAYS THE RESURFACING WORK WILL BEGIN TODAY ON A PORTION OF ROADWAY NORTH IN CRANBERRY AND JACKSON TOWNSHIPS, NORTH OF THE ROUTE 288 EXIT AND SOUTH OF THE ZELIENOPLE EXIT. PENNDOT SAYS DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT LONG-TERM LANE RESTRICTIONS. ONCE THE WORK GETS COMPLETED IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES, WORK WILL THEN START ON THE SOUTHBOUND LANES.
The weather was great for day 2 of the 40th Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival. People came out by the hundreds to fill their bellies with some great pancakes. 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA did a live broadcast live from Brady’s Run Park. The line was long for the Personality Prize wheel and kept Frank Sparks and Matt Drzik busy throughout the day.
Beaver County Radio 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA broadcasted live all day Saturday April 1,2017 at the 2017 Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival. The cold weather was not a deterrent as thousand of people attended the Maple Syrup Festival and filled their bellies with all you can eat pancakes topped with syrup from the maple trees of Brady’s Run Park. The pancakes might be the main attraction but there were many activities , vendors, demonstrations and a variety of live entertainment for everyone.
Now in it’s 40th year the Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival grows bigger and better every year and is held annually the first weekend in April.