By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The FBI and a family attorney say items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie and potential human remains have been found in a Florida wilderness park during the search for clues in the slaying of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito. Searchers including Laundrie’s parents found unspecified articles that belonged to Laundrie and law enforcement efforts were ramped up. Laundrie is a person of interest in the death of Petito, who was reported missing Sept. 11. Her body was found Sept. 19 on the edge of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park and the coroner concluded she was strangled.
FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters
By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators are extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. They also said Wednesday anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food and Drug Administration announcement marks a big step toward expanding the U.S. booster campaign, which began with extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine last month. But it’s not the last word. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consult an expert panel later this week before finalizing official recommendations for boosters
Part 3 of 4 In A Special Series Designed To Raise Awareness During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
By Mark Peterson – Beaver County Radio. October 21, 2021 5:41 A.M.
(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.
Domestic Violence affects many people in a family, including children. Jodie McGovern is a Therapist with the Women’s Center of Beaver County and she recently told Beaver County Radio about the importance of making it easy and convenience for the children of families affected by domestic violence to have access to help. Often times the home might be too busy and active to conduct effective therapy sessions. In addition, transportation to get to a therapy session can be an issue, especially in Beaver County. That’s why McGovern was excited about a new Community Therapist position recently added on Women’s Center of Beaver County. Ms. McGovern spoke to Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County earlier this ,month about the benefits of having a Therapist go out into the community.
The Women’s Center of Beaver County provides free therapy services around the clock, 365 days a year. and makes one of their therapists available daily via their 24 hour helpline for those who need assistance regarding domestic violence situations. For more information about meeting with a domestic violence therapist from the Women’s Center of Beaver County,
This is the third segment in a four part special series that is focused on domestic violence, as part of an overall effort to educate and raise awareness of the issue during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Thursday’s Teleforum program with Eddy Crow is as busy as ever! The 9 o’clock hour is the Huntington Business Spotlight; we’ll hear from Keith Kaiser of the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden-the 10 o’clock hour features DJ Frye from Frye Transportation. At 11 is the Best of Beaver County with host Mike Romighe, he’ll be talking with Beaver Falls K-9 officer Bob Applegarth, then at 11:30 Beaver County Times entertainment editor Scott Tady joins the program! Teleforum happens every weekday from 9 till noon on am1230, am1460, and 99.3fm presented by St. Barnabas. Teleforum also streams live on Beavercountyradio.com, and is available with the free Beavercountyradio app!
by Sandy Giordano, Beaver County Radio News Correspondent
(Center Twp., Pa.)It’s been more than 3 years since the Energy Transfer pipeline explosion occurred on Ivy Lane in Center Township at 5 a.m. September 10,2018. . Two homes were destroyed and extensive damage occurred in the area, the DEP didn’t permit ET to do anything along the pipeline until the area was restored. Center Township Supervisor chairman Bill DicCioccio said the matter has been completely resolved
The supervisors authorized execution of the ARPA Infrastructure Municipal Application and submission to Beaver County. The application requests $220,000 for the Center Commons Boulevard Storm water Pond Improvement Project.
There will be a new business coming to the township. The liquor license for New Sheffield Café, the business is relocating from Aliquippa to the property the owner purchased on Brodhead Road where Sheffield Chiropractic Clinic was located
by Frank Sparks News/Program Director
(Rochester, Pa.) PennDOT is announcing bridge inspection activities will be happening on both the East Rochester-Monaca Bridge, The old toll bridge (Route 51) and the Rochester-Monace Bridge (Route 18) over the Ohio River tomorrow, October 21 weather permitting.
Single-lane alternating traffic will occur on both bridges as needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as crews from the Larson Design Group conduct inspection activities.
Motorists are advised to use caution, allow extra time, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area.
(Harrisburg, Pa.) Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is reporting just over $10 million on hand in his campaign account for the Democratic nomination for Governor ahead of next year’s election. Shapiro’s disclosures come three months before the Jan. 31 deadline for gubernatorial campaigns to report year-end finances. The most a gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania has carried into an election year was $12.5 million by Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell in 2006. Shapiro formally declared his candidacy last week. The field of Republicans running for governor is double-digits deep. Shapiro’s campaign didn’t identify its donors, but other political action committee reports reveal that labor unions are the source of over $2 million.
by Frank Sparks News/Program Director
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) Faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh have voted to unionize.
Seventy-one percent of workers who voted said “yes” to unionize with the United Steelworkers. It comes after more than two years of delays and legal challenges and will now be one of the largest new unions in America, totaling about 3,300 faculty members.
Next they will be negotiating their first contract with the Pitt administration.
by Frank Sparks News/Program Director
(New Beaver Borough, Pa.) A unidentified man who was working at Omni Castings in New Beaver Borough was injured yesterday when the front-loader he was operating rolled over, causing him to suffer a head injury. The man was air-lifted to a local hospital.
There is no word on his condition.
Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is inviting the public to attend a recruitment event each Wednesday, from October 20 through November 24 to learn about winter maintenance positions the department offers in Beaver County.
The recruitment event will be held at PennDOT’s Rochester Maintenance Building located at 155 Stewart Avenue Rochester, PA 15074 from 8 a.m. to noon each Wednesday, from October 20 through November 24.
Recruiters will be available to discuss current and future openings within the Commonwealth. On the spot applications and interviews will take place for individuals with their CDL license for winter equipment operator positions.
Laptops and staff will be available to assist interested participants navigate the new electronic application system.
PennDOT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting workforce diversity. To learn more about jobs, please visit www.employment.pa.gov.
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