The Hopewell School Board met last night and introduced the new superintendent, Dr.Michelle Miller, to those in the audience, according to Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano. Dr. Miller replaced Dr. Charles Reina, who retired June 30. Also last night…High school Latin teacher Kathryn Yerep ‘s retirement from the district was approved.. She served the district for 36 years. Dr. Miller called her an “amazing person and teacher”. Kelsey Steele was hired to replace Yerep. The board also approved the hiring of Kylee Babish , who will teach fifth grade. The board’s work session meeting is scheduled for Tuesday , August 9, and the regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 23.
The Hopewell commissioners met Monday evening and approved the promotion of police officer Jill Banovsky to sergeant, according to Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano. Commissioner’s chairman Rich Bufalini said Sgt. Banovsky has served the township 18 years prior to her promotion.
Police in New Sewickley Township are warning residents of a recent rash of vehicle break-ins. According to township police, the break-ins have occurred in the areas of Pine Run road, Harvey Run road and Ninth Street Extension. Police have received reports of stolen purses, wallets, loose change and GPS systems. Police say the break-ins have occurred during the evening and overnight. Residents are reminded not to store valuables inside cars and always remember to lock your doors. Authorities are asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to call 9-1-1.
Police are investigating after a young boy was hit by a car in New Brighton last night. It happened in front of the Family Dollar Store in the 12-hundred block of 5th Avenue in the borough. The victim was life-flighted to a Pittsburgh hospital. No word on the boy’s name or condition.
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are releasing new details about their weekend stop in Pittsburgh. The pair will hold a rally Saturday at North Shore Riverfront Park. That’s right across from Heinz Field. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. and the event begins at 4:15 p.m. More info is available at HillaryClinton.com.
An abandoned roller rink has been sold to a North Sewickley Township resident. The Homewood roller rink sits abandoned on Route 18 in Big Beaver. Keith Hofmeier recently purchased the building for 95-hundred dollars and says he hopes to sell the property. If that doesn’t happen, he may make the site another location for his storage business.
It’s Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Tonight…the convention will feature the roll call of the states and former President Bill Clinton will be speaking. Former State Representative and Minority Whip Mike Veon tells Mike Romigh on Teleforum that no one can make a better case to vote for a particular candidate (especially if it’s his own wife) than Bill Clinton. He also says that history is being made every night at this convention.
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Authorities say a convicted felon was arrested over the weekend after he carried a semi-automatic handgun and a box of ammunition into a Center Township movie theater. According to Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer , officers saw a man walking around the Cinemark Center Township Marketplace lobby wearing long-sleeved Army gear with a large backpack in 94-degree weather. Chief Kramer told Mike Romigh on Teleforum this morning that the man initially gave a false I-D but was eventually identified as 21-year-old William Gossett. He was found with a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun that was found to be stolen from Ohio and a box of ammunition. He was taken to jail. Gossett told police that he was there to watch “The Purge”. “The Purge: Election Year” is the third installment in a series of films about a day on which all crime is legal for a 12-hour period once per year.
The Democratic National Convention got underway in Philadelphia this morning. Former Beaver County State Representative and Minority Whip Mike Veon is at the convention and will be phoning in daily live reports from the convention through Friday to Mike Romigh during Teleforum. The reports will air immediately following the 11:30 newscast each morning.