An explosion and fire last night north of Pittsburgh has put a family of four out of their home. The family told investigators they were upstairs at the time of the blast, which left the basement on fire. They were able to escape safely.
Many light rail commuters in the Pittsburgh area are having to find an alternate way to get to downtown with the Port Authority shutting down Red Line service for track repairs. Officials estimate the shutdown will affect about 12,000 commuters. The system will use extra buses to help get displaced riders to the system’s Blue Line.
(Beaver County Radio) The popular inspirational program, “God’s Grace For Single Mothers”, is moving to Saturday mornings and will air from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M. on WBVP and WMBA beginning April 2, 2016. Host Tega Swann from Refreshing Springs Ministries started the show, which is devoted to offering encouragement and spiritual guidance to
single mothers back in January of this year. The move to Saturday mornings from the previous Monday afternoon time slot comes with great excitement for Rev. Swann and Beaver County Radio, as this promises to be a great opportunity to reach new people who might not have heard the program yet in Beaver County. The entire Saturday morning programming line up on WBVP and WMBA can be viewed here.
Jennifer Vallecorsa from Monaca, seen here with Teleforum Host Mike Romigh, won prizes from Rosalind Candy Castle in New Brighton and Young’s Jewelers in Rochester by identifying Aliquippa as the location where the Beaver County Easter Basket was hidden this year. Keep listening for your chance to win!
A gas leak this morning in Beaver Falls has forced the evacuation of a building that houses senior citizens. Fire Chief Mark Stowe tells Beaver County Radio News that the leak happened at the Brodhead apartments at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 12th Street. Residents were bused to a church on Eighth Avenue until it is safe for them to return to the building, which will be ventilated.
Does the city of Beaver Falls seem a little brighter these days? Well, it should. Beaver Falls Street Department employees have been busy the last couple of weeks…replacing old bulbs with L-E-D ones on the lamp posts along Seventh Avenue. Beaver Falls Mayor George Quay tells Beaver County Radio newsman Pat Septak that the move will cut the city’s electric bill in half and the L-E-D bulbs will also give off considerably more light than the older bulbs.
A new poll out today shows that Ohio Gov. John Kasich is swiftly closing in on Donald Trump in the April 26th Pennsylvania primary election for the Republican presidential nomination. The Franklin and Marshall College Poll being released today shows Kasich with 30 percent of the support among likely Republican voters while Trump is at 33 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is at 20 percent. The same poll found the Democratic primary for president is less competitive than the GOP. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a comfortable lead, 53 percent to 28 percent, over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Kennedy Boulevard in Aliquippa will be restricted to one lane beginning today so that sidewalks and drains can be replaced, which is Phase One of Total Road Replacement. Sam Cooper, Street Department Manager, says the entire road will be replaced, and the long-awaited project should take most of the summer. The project begins at the Stone Arch and continues to Brodhead Road.
This Saturday from 8-10 AM on the Saturday Morning Sports Slam hosts Frank Sparks and Greg Benedetti will have WPIAL and State Champion Coach of the undefeated Aliquippa Quips , NIck Lackovich on in the first hour and the second hour guest will be Pitt Alumni Bob Middleman to discuss Jamie Dixon’s abrupt departure for TCU and the Panthers search for a new basketball coach. Also featured will be Greg’s overnight news, The Bolland Hot Lap and the Nascar Momments. Plus the Pens are the hottest team in the NHL and the Bucs are about to break spring training. They will also be taking phone calls at 724-774-1888 and 724-843-1888 to talk about whatever is on your mind in the sports world.
Beaver County officials say Heights Road in the South Heights area of Aliquippa is closed to traffic due to a landslide. Traffic is being diverted. Motorists are advised to avoid that area until further notice.