General Motors In Talks With Potential Buyer For Lordstown Assembly Plant

General Motors is in talks with a potential buyer for its shuttered Lordstown Assembly Plant. The automaker confirmed yesterday that Cincinnati-based Workhorse wants to buy the facility to produce a line of electric trucks. State and local officials say, however, it’s not a done deal, because it’s dependent on a vehicle order from the U.S. Postal Service and lawsuit by the United Auto Workers.

A Dozen Of Governor Wolf’s Senior Aides Begin 2nd Term With Pay Raises

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — About a dozen of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s senior aides are starting his second term with pay raises that range from $25,000 to $33,000. The recipients include members of the Democratic governor’s public relations staff and deputy chiefs of staff who coordinate between the governor’s office and various executive branch departments. Wolf’s office says he approved the raises late last year, after winning re-election.

Ellwood City Area Schools Add Armed School Police Officers

The Ellwood City Area School District will have two armed school police officers at its buildings starting next school year.  Superintendent Joseph Mancini said Monday the district has been awarded a $156,400 grant from the School Safety and Security Committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency that will be paid over the next two years to cover the officers. Mancini said one officer will be stationed at Lincoln High School and the other will float between Hartman, North Side and Perry elementary schools.

Warm, Summer-Like Day Today With A Chance Of Thunderstorms

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THURSDAY, MAY 9TH, 2019

 

TODAY – CLOUDY SKIES THIS MORNING FOLLOWED BY
THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE AFTERNOON.
HIGH – 82.

TONIGHT – THUNDERSTORMS. LOW – 64.

FRIDAY – SHOWERS AND A POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM IN
THE MORNING WILL GIVE WAY TO CLOUDY SKIES
IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH NEAR 70.

SATURDAY – PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH – 64.

SUNDAY – STEADY RAIN SHOWERS. HIGH – 58.

Sister Entrepreneurs In Beaver Falls. Meet Them On The Next Best of Beaver County.

Ellen Dayann inspects one of the popular dresses at The Tiger Lilly Dress Shop.

(Beaver County, PA) The Best of Beaver County is easy to discover; it’s right on your radio!  Tune in this and every Thursday from 11 to 11:30 A.M.  for “The Best of Beaver County”, an innovative radio program on WBVP and WMBA presented by St. Barnabas. The show is hosted by Jim Roddey and is dedicated to shining light on the great things going on right here in local neighborhoods, and the people that are making it happen.  Find out what all the buzz is about by joining “The Best Of Beaver County”. This Thursday, the discussion will center around two sisters who are making a difference in Beaver Falls,  Ellen Dayan, owner and operator of the recently opened Tiger Lily Dress Shop, and Renee Suhr, proprietor and teacher at the Stray Cat pottery Studio and  Gift Shop.  Both ladies grew up near Buffalo, NY,  and spent time elsewhere in their early adulthood, but have chosen Beaver County to put their business roots down. Their artistic gifts and drive to succeed are remarkable. Tune in, or watch to find out more Thursday starting at 11 A.M.!

Stray Cat Studio in Beaver Falls.

A live video stream of this week’s edition of  “The Best Of Beaver County” can be viewed on the WBVP-WMBA Facebook page, plus the radio broadcast will be replayed each Sunday from 11:30 am to Noon on Beaver County Radio.

 

President Trump Calls NYT Report On Business Dealings ‘Highly Inaccurate’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a New York Times report that his businesses lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994 is “highly inaccurate.” Trump tweeted Wednesday that real estate developers during that period were “entitled to massive write offs and depreciation” that would “show losses and tax losses in almost all cases.” He tweeted that much of those losses were “non monetary.” Trump said, “You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes” and “renegotiate with banks.”

Nadler Calls Out Trump For Asserting Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says President Donald Trump’s assertion of executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is a clear escalation of his administration’s “blanket defiance” of Congress. Nadler spoke ahead of a committee vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not turning over a fuller version of the Mueller report.

It Appears Certain Three Mile Island Will Proceed With A Shutdown

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of Three Mile Island, site of the United States’ worst commercial nuclear power accident, says it now appears certain it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania and will proceed with a shutdown. Exelon Corp.’s Wednesday statement comes two years after the Chicago-based energy giant said it would close the money-losing plant without what critics have called a bailout. The shutdown is planned to start June 1.

Horse Arena, K9 Lease Among Issues At Commissioners’ Work Session

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

Just another dog and pony show? Well, not quite.

The continuing saga of the grant from the Roethlisberger Foundation took a sharp turn on Wednesday at the Commissioners’ work session, where Chairman Dan Camp gave a clue as to who the responsibility falls upon:

 

The declaration essentially would allow Sheriff Tony Guy to handle the situation of adding a new K9 unit to his staff through lease or purchase without any necessity to inform or involve the County Commissioners. However, Sheriff Guy explained that he told the Commissioners what he was doing as a courtesy:

 

Commissioner Sandie Egley, who had been opposed to the process of the grant (but not the hiring of a K9 unit), said that she’d rather have known about it sooner from the Sheriff’s office before they proceeded.

Egley, however, did have some good and encouraging news later in the meeting. A pair of citizens came out to express their concerns over the Horse Arena at Brady’s Run Park, amid rumors that it was to be replaced soon. Commissioner Egley reassured that such plans were not being put in motion:

 

Meanwhile, Commissioner Tony Amadio spoke out (with Camp and Egley in agreement) against the issues involving the Brighton Township water supply, claiming that the County shouldn’t have to pay extra to provide a service to a municipality:

 

The Commissioners will hold their bi-weekly public meeting tomorrow at the Courthouse with a start time of 10 AM.

 

Law Enforcement Officers Shoot, Wounded Man Who Authorities Say Rammed An Unmarked Police Car During Drug Sting

KENNEDY, Pa. (AP) — Law enforcement officers shot and wounded a man who authorities say rammed an unmarked police vehicle and accelerated at other officers during an undercover drug sting in western Pennsylvania. The shooting occurred Tuesday in a shopping center parking lot in Kennedy. Authorities say the 27-year-old man was shot twice in the right arm and had head and facial injuries from bullet fragments. His name hasn’t been released. The officers who were in the rammed vehicle suffered minor injuries.