Petitions Were Presented To Have Aliquippa School Board Member Removed

Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano 

(Aliquippa, Pa.) Some Aliquippa residents want Catherine Colalella removed from the school board, and petitions signed by residents were presented to Superintendent Dr. Peter M. Carbone last night. Colalella, 44, faces a trial on August 30 along with her son, T.J. Shaw, 20, on 3 felony counts including insurance fraud, insurance fraud/conspiracy, criminal conspiracy/theft by deception filed by the state attorney general’s office. They were arrested in mid-March. Her son was involved in an auto accident in the city on November 7, 2020 in Aliquippa. Their car insurance policy was cancelled by Progressive insurance for non-payment.  August 14, 2020 for non-payment.

Colalella was very emotional at the meeting , and said “I’ve been through a lot this past year, and didn’t appreciate the attacks on her personal life. She was hospitalized for a period of  time due to an undisclosed illness.