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VIDEO: Drive-Thru Senior Day At The Mall Will Be May 12

Come rain or come shine, just please stay inside…the Beaver County Office On Aging will be presenting another Senior Day At The Mall in a drive-thru setting on May 12 from 10 until noon at the Beaver Valley Mall, located in the lot between Boscov’s and Harbor Freight.

Angela Gentile of the BCOA joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to discuss this spring’s event, which comes at a time in which many seniors might be confused and wondering what financial or beneficial situations are approaching deadlines and which situations continue to have flexibility due to the circumstances of the last 14+ months. Angela talked about how many vendors that would typically have their own booths at the Senior Day when it was located inside the mall are presenting that kind of information to seniors who attend this drive-thru event on Wednesday.

Of course, there’s not just information in the bags. Gentile also mentioned that each bag will contain a securely wrapped donut along with a boxed lunch, and that several members from the Office On Aging will be in attendance to assist in bringing the bags to your car. The BCOA is asking those who are coming to the drive-thru to wait until the event begins at 10:00 AM, and to be patient as traffic may build up during the morning in the mall parking lot.

Plus, Beaver County Radio will be at the Senior Day At The Mall on Wednesday, providing updates during Teleforum from 10 until Noon.

To watch the full interview with Matt & Angela, click on the Facebook feed below!

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High School Baseball & Softball Schedule: May 5, 2021


Section 3 (5A)
4:15 pm West Allegheny at Moon
Section 2 (4A)
7:00 pm Ambridge at Montour
4:00 pm Central Valley at Blackhawk PPD
4:15 pm Quaker Valley at Beaver Area
Section 1 (3A)
4:15 pm Ellwood City at Mohawk
4:30 pm Mohawk at Ellwood City
Section 2 (2A)
4:00 pm Laurel at Riverside
Section 1 (1A)
4:00 pm Avella at Western Beaver
3:45 pm Rochester at Cornell


Section 4 (5A)
3:45 pm West Allegheny at South Fayette
3:30 pm Western Beaver at Moon
Section 3 (4A)
4:30 pm Beaver Area at Ambridge
4:15 pm Montour at Central Valley
4:00 pm New Castle at Hopewell
Section 2 (3A)
4:15 pm Avonworth at Quaker Valley
4:15 pm Ellwood City at Beaver Falls
Section 1 (2A)
5:15 pm Chartiers-Houston at Our Lady of Sacred Heart
Section 4 (2A)
4:00 pm New Brighton at Laurel
4:00 pm Riverside at Freedom
Section 1 (1A)
4:00 pm Sewickley Academy at Rochester
4:00 pm Shenango at South Side Beaver

Money & The Mind: Tuesday On A.M. Beaver County

Everything costs money, but not everyone has money. And those who do have money may not have enough money to spend on certain things that cost money. So what happens when someone who wants something worth too much money for them sees people enjoying that which they cannot have?

6:30 to 9:00 every weekday morning, it’s Matt Drzik and news with Frank Sparks on A.M. Beaver County.

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Another Free-For-All Friday On The Horizon

Colleges merging, the platform of social media, and the Pens battling for first…all that and more as Matt Drzik opens up the phone lines at (724) 843-1888 and (724) 774-1888 beginning at 6:30 AM tomorrow on Beaver County Radio.

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Cohill Fashions Set To Celebrate 30 Years Of Business In Beaver Falls

Cohill Fashions, opened in 1991.

1991 was a year that saw many different changes in the landscape of time and history. Operation Desert Storm brought global conflict to the news wires, the grunge explosion reshaped the landscape of popular music, and Pittsburgh saw the emergence of talent come to fruition as Mario Lemieux led the Penguins to their first Stanley Cup.

Also in 1991, Carleen McKee opened up Cohill Fashions in the College Hill section of Beaver Falls, and they are celebrating 30 years of providing loyal service to their customers throughout multiple generations.

McKee spoke with Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County about the landscape of opening up the shop back in 1991, and how the aforementioned Operation Desert Storm played a timely crucial role in kickstarting Cohill Fashions’ long run of success. She spoke about some of the loyal and most memorable customers she’s encountered over the last three decades, and how she promotes smaller design lines that aren’t offered in many of the “bigger” clothing stores around.

The perseverance and innovation of Cohill Fashions and the drive of Carleen McKee will be celebrated with a two-day Anniversary Sale located at the store on 3508 4th Avenue on College Hill in Beaver Falls. There will be snacks and treats for the customers along with “almost deals” that the staff will be offering on their various brands of clothing and jewelry. The fun begins on Friday, April 30, at 10:00 AM.

To watch the full interview with Matt & Carleen, click on the Facebook feed below!

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Van Zanic Talks About Geneva’s New Softball Records & Managing Sports Through A Period Of Chaos

It’s one thing to even consider playing sports during the middle of a global phenomenon, but to succeed during one is going above and beyond to showcase the strength of an individual or team’s performance.

The Geneva College softball team, under the leadership of athletic director Van Zanic and his coaching staff, have done just that. The team is currently 29-5 on the 2021 campaign, including a school-record 17 game winning streak that has placed the Golden Tornadoes in a first-place section tie (so far) with Westminster (who are 28-2 overall) at 12-2 in the PAC.

Zanic spoke about this historic season with Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on April 26, just 8 days shy of the start of the PAC tournament–which coincidentally rubs up right against Finals Week at Geneva College. That is one of many difficult hurdles that Zanic has had to persevere through with his squad, and he talked about the drive and focus that has propelled not just the softball team, but Geneva athletics as a whole to the heights that they have achieved on AND off the field.

To watch the full interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

Van Zanic Talks Geneva Softball On Monday’s A.M. Beaver County

Geneva College Softball Coach and Athletic Director Van Zanic joins Matt Drzik on April 26 to talk about the Golden Tornado softball squad’s rewriting of the record books. The interview will be streamed on Facebook live.

That and all the weekend’s major news stories starting at 6:30 Monday morning with Matt and Frank on Beaver County Radio.

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VIDEO: Bags & Blessings Plants Trees And Plans 5K

Several trees honoring loved ones are being placed at Brady’s Run Park in Fallston. (Photo courtesy Robin Redfern)

Two years ago, Bags & Blessings began their mission to uplift and provide support for those struggling against the battle of dealing with cancer. Now in 2021, they continue to grow…in more ways than one.

Robin Redfern and Brandee Cercone from Bags & Blessings joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on April 23 to discuss the recent planting of trees at Brady’s Run Park in conjunction with several Beaver County departments including the board of commissioners. The trees serve as a forever memoriam in honor of loved ones who have struggled with any battle. Redfern herself, who kicked off Bags & Blessings as a personal project around 2010, says that she was driven by her heart to create this avenue of acknowledgement for the citizens of Beaver County, and plans to continue developing more trees in more spaces as time and space allows.

(From L-R) Matt Drzik, Robin Redfern, Brandee Cercone

The non-profit faith-based organization has donated hundreds of bags over the course of the last few years as Bags & Blessings has grown into a committee of roughly 50 members, and both Cercone and Redfern are seeking more to join up. The group will be hosting their second 5K in Bridgewater on September 11 (first since 2019), and they are also adding support groups to their repertoire of uplifting citizens in Beaver County. The pair recognized that their missions could not be completed without the help of local businesses and offices that have joined them in battling not just the disease of cancer, but the depressions and frustrations that take the toll on the heart and soul during the battle.

To find out more about Bags & Blessings, you can visit them at www.bagsandblessings.org or contact them through their Facebook page.

To watch the full interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

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Cohill Fashions Celebrates 30 Years!

In 1991 College Hill resident, Carleen McKee, made a life changing decision that has ended up having a positive change on many area women. That was when McKee bought  Cohill Fashions, a women’s clothier that had already been in business at that stage of the game for around twenty years.


On April 30th and May 1st, Carleen McKee is planning a big Sale and Celebration event to mark the thirtieth anniversary of owning the popular shop.

Customers can expect to save 30% on select merchandise during the event, plus enjoy giveaway and special promotions.  To promote the 30th Anniversary Sale and Celebration, Carleen McKee will be a special guest on “A.M. Beaver County” with host, Matt Drzik this Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 8:40 to 9 A.M. Tune in to 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA  or 99.3 F.M. to listen to the program. The segment will also be video streamed live on the Beaver County Radio Facebook page.


For more information, call Cohill Fashions at 724-846-9817, or check out the event listing page on Facebook.



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PREVIEW: Bags & Blessings Talks About Tree Planting And More On A Free-For-All Friday

Robin Redfern and Brandee Cercone of Bags & Blessings will join Matt Drzik after the 8:30 news on Friday to talk about the recent tree planting that took place at the walking track at Brady’s Run Park. The interview will also be streamed on Facebook Live.

Plus it’s another Free-For-All Friday, with the phone lines open all morning long at (724) 843-1888 and (724) 774-1888.

6:30 will be start time for tomorrow’s AM Beaver County.

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