Frequent Caller to Beaver County Radio Talk Shows Featured in Times Front Page Article

One of Beaver County Radio’s most frequent callers is featured in a front-page story in today’s Beaver County Times. Dolores Bolam of New Sewickley Township calls in almost daily to Teleforum or AM Beaver County. In the Veterans Day edition of the Times, she recalls fond memories of her older brother, Raymond West, who fought at Normandy during D-Day. Bolam shared some of those stories with Al Goehring on AM Beaver County this morning.  West was a New Brighton native and a World War Two Veteran who served with distinction in the U-S Army’s First Division.

Oakland Raiders Linebacker Investigated

An Oakland Raiders linebacker is being investigated to determine whether he illegally taunted a police dog before a game in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. WTAE-TV reports a sheriff’s deputy working with the dog  last Sunday identified the player as Ray-Ray Armstrong.

Several Closings Announced In Honor of Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day…and the Beaver County courthouse and other county offices – including district judge offices – are closed today in observance of the holiday. Federal and state government offices, post offices and banks also are closed. Most state wine and liquor stores are open for regular hours…but customers are advised to call ahead to check. Many municipal offices are also closed.

Beaver County Celebrates Veterans Day With A Parade

A crowd estimated to be at least 2,000 people attended the Beaver County Veterans Day Parade, which wrapped up just before noon today in New Brighton. A total of 13 marching bands marched in the parade. Bill Edwards, who chairs the committee of the New Brighton American Legion, was the grand marshal of the parade. Edwards tells Beaver County Radio the parade dates all the way back to the 1920’s. Mike Romigh and Frank Sparks hosted the broadcast of the parade today on 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA.

Free Breakfast in Conway Offered To All Beaver County Veterans on Veterans Day

Wednesday is Veterans Day..and a New Brighton resident is doing something – with the help of friends, neighbors and local businesses – to say “thank you” to our veterans. Donna Fath is hosting a free hot breakfast to all Beaver County veterans on Veterans Day…from 7 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Conway V-F-D Hall at the corner of Foote Street and Gross Street in Conway. All they have to do is show up – no questions asked!



State Budget Deal Finally On The Way?

We’re finding out more about an emerging deal to end the state budget stalemate. Officials on both sides are urging a cautious approach, with a sales tax hike, expanded property tax cuts and other proposals yet to be settled.

911 Dispatchers: Missing Child Found in New Sewickley Twp.

Emergency dispatchers have confirmed that a child who went missing in New Sewickley Township last night has been found. Dispatchers say the search for the child began around 9:30 p.m. off of Route 68 in New Sewickley Township. The child was located a short time later just after 10 p.m. No additional details were released.

Handcuffed Woman Who Stole Cop Car Agrees to 4-8 Years

A Beaver County woman accused of leading officers on a chase in a stolen police cruiser while handcuffed earlier this year appeared in court today.  Investigators say 27-year-old Roxanne Rimer led officers on a chase through Center Township and Monaca after crawling through the glass partition of an officer’s cruiser. Police say Rimer was detained on shoplifting suspicions prior to the chase and somehow managed to drive the cruiser with her hands behind her back. According to police, Rimer drove down Route 51 at 100 mph for nearly 10 miles with her hands behind her back. Rimer was supposed to go to trial today, but instead agreed to a plea deal. She will serve four to eight years for aggravated assault and  fleeing and eluding.

PA. Gaming Commission Officers Warning Beaver County Drivers To Beware of Deer

We’re smack in the middle of deer mating season…and Pennsylvania Game Commission officers are reminding drivers they need to be vigilant and use extra caution while on the roads. Wildlife Conservation Officer Mike Yecht’s beat includes the northern half of Beaver County, including New Sewickley Township, Beaver Falls, New Brighton, Brighton Township, mainly the Ohio River north all the way to the Lawrence County line. He tells Beaver County Radio that sometimes it’s better to hit the deer than to swerve and hit a tree, endangering lives. To report a dead deer removal from state roads, motorists can call PennDOT at 1-800-FIX-ROAD.

Special Panel Meets Today In Harrisburg

A special investigative panel meets today in Harrisburg, tasked with determining whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be removed from office. Kane has had her law license temporarily suspended as she faces perjury and other allegations.