Cyber School Chief Resigns

The board of trustees of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland has accepted the resignation of chief executive officer Michael Conti. No reason was given for the resignation. Chief operating officer Nicole Granito was named acting ceo.

Two Dead In Jail Altercation

A correctional officer and an inmate are dead following a brief altercation at Luzerne County Correctional Facility in Wilkes-Barre last night. Luzerne county manager David Pedri confirmed the deaths but did not comment on how the two died. Officials have identified the dead inmate as 27-year-old Tracy Gilliam. They have not released the name of the correctional officer.

Trump Predicts Big Win

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he’s going to win big. Trump made a brief appearance at the Republican National Convention last night after remarks by his wife. The first day of rallies outside the convention featured angry rhetoric, armed attendees and an arrest, but police avoided the sort of violence they feel could still flare up.

Next Pirates Ticket Giveaway Date Announced

(Beaver County, PA)  Beaver County Children and Youth Services and Beaver County Radio, 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA,  are partnering together to “Foster Fun In Your Community” this summer”.  Listen for your chance this week to answer Pirates trivia questions and get registered in a family four pack of bucco tickets giveaway for the upcoming Pirates-Mariners game at PNC Park on July 27, 2016.  the winner will be announced and notified during the Saturday Morning Sports Slam this Saturday between 8 A.M. and 10 A.M.  on WBVP and WMBA. Upcoming “Beaver County Bucco Believer” ticket Give-a-ways of family four packs of Pirates tickets  include:

August 9 vs. The San Diego Padres

August 22 vs. The Houston Astros

Woman Arrested after Shooting Man in Stomach

A woman was arrested after shooting a man in the stomach in the parking lot of a food mart in New Castle.

Staicy Fusco is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after she told police that she shot the man in the stomach because she felt threatened.

The victim told police he got into an argument with Fusco and her boyfriend at the Market 24 Food Mart on East Washington Street.

The victim was air lifted to a Pittsburgh hospital. His condition has not been released.

Pennsylvania new Cigarette tax to Begin August 1

Cigarette taxes are on the way up in Pennsylvania.
Starting Aug. 1, Pennsylvania’s newly enacted budget package means that the per-pack tax on cigarettes will rise by $1 to $2.60.

That means Pennsylvania’s cigarette tax will go from tied for the nation’s 23rd highest with Ohio and Delaware to the nation’s 10th highest cigarette tax.

The tax is supposed to generate about $430 million dollars to help balance the state’s budget.

“Back to School on The Rhodes” School Supply Campaign Announced

(Ambridge, PA) Beaver County Radio  recently announced a partnership with R.J. Rhodes Transit Company  to help provide needed school supplies for area children.  From Now through July thirtieth,  School supply donations will be accepted at Rhodes Transit terminal at 2990  Duss Avenue in Ambridge and at WBVP-WMBA, 1316 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls.  Meal coupons to local restaurants will be given to everyone who drops off a donation.

The “Back to School on The Rhodes” will culminate with an open house and live broadcast on WBVP and WMBA  at R.J. Rhodes Transit on July 30 from 1 until 3 pm.

Residents who drop off school supplies and or visit the open house and broadcast are also encouraged to explore the possibility of starting or adding a part time second career as a bus driver for R.J. Rhodes Transit.  Immediate openings are available and representatives will be on hand to accept applications and answer any questions.

 

 

Live In Studio Bluegrass Combo Delights Listeners

(Beaver County, PA)  Members of  Echo Valley, a  trio of sisters from Enon Valley appeared on A.M. Beaver County on Friday July 15, 2016 to promote the Enon valley Community Day and Bluegrass Festival.  Emily Anderson, Isabelle Anderson,  Event organizer Howard “Hap” Wychrick , and Elizabeth Anderson delighted listeners on the show with a special live in studio performance. The event is happening Saturday July 16 starting at noon at The Enon Valley Borough Park at 341 Cherry Alley in Enon Valley.  Musicians include Border Ride, South 79, Keep Off the Grass, Echo Valley, Mule Factory and more. Entertainment throughout the day. Includes parade at 10 a.m., vendors, crafters, Civil War encampment. Proceeds benefit Enon Valley Community Historical Society.

New Castle Man Runs Up Big Cab Bill

In New Castle, 42-year-old Brian Davis of Wampum is charged with theft of services after running up a large unpaid bill with Yellow Cab of Pittsburgh. Davis contacted Yellow Cab for transportation to various places throughout Lawrence County and into Ohio. Yellow Cab says the trip cost $2,200 and says Davis couldn’t pay the bill. Yellow Cab contacted state police who arrested Davis.