Julie Campbell of the Beaver Falls Salvation Army told our listeners how to apply for Children’s gifts Christmas assistance applications. Click below to listen to the interview. The applications will be taken between Tuesday, October 20, and Thursday, October 22. Call 724-846-2330 for more information.
There’s been a leadership change at one of Beaver County’s largest industrial business parks. Debi Leopardi has been named the managing director of the Ambridge Regional Distribution and Manufacturing Center and Erica Loftus has been named the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the center. Loftus served as president of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce for the past five years.
A car crash in Penn Township, near Butler, has killed an 18-year-old boy and injured two teenage girls. Authorities say Ethan Linnon was driving and died when his car hit a tree.
Blackhawk School District Athletic Director Jack Fullen is not yet releasing any public comment regarding calls for him to return to work. Fullen was on administrative leave following an altercation with a school board member at last Friday night’s football game at Northwestern Football Stadium, where Blackhawk played West Allegheny. But during last night’s school board meeting, Fullen was reportedly re-instated by the school superintendent. But it’s still not clear if he did return to work today. But Fullen did contact Al Goehring this morning to say ‘thank you’ to all of his supporters who showed up at the meeting last night and for sticking by him. No word on whether or not he will attend the Montour game tonight.
State regulators say most Pennsylvanians buying individual health insurance plans can expect to pay more in premiums next year. Insurance regulators say they’ve approved rates for 18 individual plans, with one-third of the plans raising rates more than 20 percent.
A Beaver Falls man accused of setting nearly a dozen fires and causing neighbors to live in fear was held for court today. Zachary Metcalf is charged with arson and risking a catastrophe. Police say the 21-year-old started nine fires this summer in Beaver Falls and two more in White Township. Metcalf allegedly told police he was tired of seeing all the abandoned houses in the area. His preliminary hearing was held this morning.
A local consultant has been named as the new president of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce. Jack Manning of Chippewa Township will take over the position last held by Erica Loftus. She left the position in early September. Manning tells Beaver County Radio his long-term goal for the organization is to grow and expand the reach the chamber has in the region. Manning will begin his new position tomorrow.
Head Start of Beaver County is throwing a party today – a community block party. It’s in honor of the program’s 50th Anniversary. Angela Abiatti – the Parent Family Community Engagement Manager at Head Start – tells Beaver County Radio that today’s event will honor past and present Head Start children, parents and staff with refreshments, a national message from the office of Head Start and artwork from each Head Start classroom. It all gets underway at 4:30 this afternoon at the Head Start headquarters at the Beaver Valley Mall. Those interested in attending can call (724) 728-2110 to RSVP.
“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller has been charged with hiding $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 50-year-old Abigale Lee Miller was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets, and false bankruptcy declarations. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton. They say she hid income in 2012 and 2013 from her TV appearances as well as from dance sessions, merchandise and apparel sales.
Restaurant owners are trying to change a law banning outside eating in Ambridge. Borough zoning regulations still prevent that, but council could change that. Council is considering an ordinance to allow food establishments to have outside dining. Borough Manager Joe Kauer tells Beaver County Radio that council could vote to legally advertise the proposal at its meeting tonight, which begins at 7:00 in the borough building at 600 11th Street.