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TRAILS Ministries & The “Angel Tree” Focus of November’s “People Purpose Planet”

Dr. Pete Birchler from the Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa, as part of his series “People Purpose Planet”, shines the focus on a local non-profit organization that gives their services to those in need.

For November, the group brought on was TRAILS Ministries in Beaver Falls, a group that deals with the incarcerated in Beaver County, as well as after-school programs for the youth. TRAILS representatives Abby Young and Kolbe Cole came on A.M. Beaver County with Dr. Birchler to discuss the “Angel Tree” program for the Christmas season.

If you missed the interview or want to see it again, watch it below!

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The Magic of Beaver Falls Christmas Shopping Lives On at Cohill Fashions Christmas Open House

How many of you remember Christmas Shopping in Beaver Falls? Carleen Mckee sure does. That’s why every year, she aims to bring back that magical holiday feeling at her Cohill Fashions Christmas Open House. Stop by Cohill Fashions this Saturday, November 10, from 10 am to 5 pm, or Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. There are plenty of special deals going on! Cohill Fashions is located in the College Hill neighborhood of Beaver Falls at 3508 4th Avenue. Beaver County Digital Media’s Taylor Nichol takes you inside to preview the special experience!

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AUDIO: 2-1 Vote Gives Joe Askar The CYS Welfare Representative Job

After the firing of Robert Masters back in August, the position of Child Welfare Attorney with Beaver County CYS was vacant. At the Public Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, the spot was officially filled. Matt Drzik has this report from the courthouse:


Askar’s contract will not exceed $75,000 and runs until June 30, 2019.

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AUDIO: Vietnam Veteran Larry Googins Talks Issues, Parade on AMBC

As Veteran’s Day approaches, it is important to remember that the holiday is more than just a day on a calendar, but rather a day to honor, remember, and salute all of our veterans–active or retired, living or deceased.

Larry Googins is the President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862, the lone chapter in Southwest PA and the third largest chapter in the United States. He sat down to talk with Matt Drzik on the November 6 edition of A.M. Beaver County, to talk about the upcoming Veteran’s Day Parade in Beaver, the purpose of the VVA, and also the Veteran’s Crisis Line.

If you missed the interview or want to listen back to it, click on the players below.

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2018 New Brighton Halloween Parade was a sweet time for the little ones

(New Brighton, PA) The  2018 edition of the annual New Brighton Halloween Parade was a huge success. Parade attendees lined the street watching as seven area high school bands dressed in Halloween costumes marched down 3rd Ave. playing classic Halloween songs like Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Fire Trucks, local organizations, football teams, dance teams and just general citizens participated in the parade. Some people threw out sweet treats for the kids who were watching. Beaver County Radio’s Frank Sparks, Matt Drzik, Ed Hermick, Taylor Nichol, and Maureen Cipriani were stationed in front of the PA Liquor Store broadcasting while the Beaver County Radio Personality and Prize Wheel was in full force. Check out all of the photos of a very fun and successful night below…









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DJ Frye Talks About National School Bus Safety Week

All across America, a majority of school kids take the big yellow school bus to and from school each day. However, there have been concerns spanning decades about the safety of the school bus, and what parents and students should do.

DJ Frye of Frye Transportation in Ohioville (and Brighton Township) joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County on October 23 in lieu of National School Bus Safety Week. Among the issues discussed were the frequency of potential emergencies, the things a student/passenger should do in case of an emergency, and the always-controversial subject of seat belts.

In case you missed the interview or want to listen back to it; click on the players below!

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The Eric McKenna Show LIVE At The Coraopolis Fall Festival!

It was a cloudy, cool fall day…perfect for a fall festival.

The Beaver County Radio Prize Van went out on the road to downtown Coraopolis for a live broadcast of The Eric McKenna Show! It was one that put the “live” in live broadcast, as it featured many different guest appearances, including (but not limited to) John Fragapane of Frag’s Tags, Rob Cool of Lending Heights Mortgage, “Merlin” of Merlin’s Safe Haven Cat Rescue, Coraopolis Mayor Shawn Reed, and even U.S. Representative Conor Lamb!

If you missed the live broadcast of The Eric McKenna Show from Coraopolis Fall Fest, check out the Facebook Live feed from earlier! Also, check out the photos from the event!

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7th Avenue In Beaver Falls Is Getting A Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

It was announced last night at a public meeting at the Beaver Falls Municipal Building that PENNDOT will be beginning a year-long revamping of 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls, which carries the main traffic as part of PA State Route 18.

The head speaker for the meeting was Project Manager Matt Boyko, who talked about the main purpose of the new project:


Project manager Matt Boyko.

The new roadway will turn the now four-lane highway into a 3-lane highway, which will include parallel parking from 3rd Street to 8th Street, and new reverse “back-in” parking from 8th Street to 20th Street (referred to by Boyko as the “main business district”). It will also feature bike lanes for bicyclists and “bump stops” at each intersection to help minimize congestion.

As extensive a project as it is, Boyko says that it will not force any detours in downtown Beaver Falls:


During the public meeting, Boyko mentioned that it will be a multi-million dollar project:


When taking questions, it was made clear that special events (such as the Car Cruise) will not have to worry about construction if plans are made ahead of time:


Despite the emphasis on safety and reinvigoration, there was some concern among the attendees. One made clear his feelings that citizens navigate 7th Avenue just fine as it is:


Another woman raised her concerns involving delivery trucks in the city:


The construction is set to begin in mid-April of 2019 and expected to last throughout the majority of the year. Photos below feature examples and further details of what travelers can expect.

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Matt Nance From Tiger Pause Joins Dr. Pete Birchler On AMBC

Dr. Pete Birchler from the Chiropractic Health Center in Chippewa has started “People Purpose Planet”, an in-depth look into local non-profit organizations that are making an impact in our community. On October 9, he visited Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County and brought along Tiger Pause leader Matt Nance. Tiger Pause is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1987, and Nance spoke about the organization’s mission, expansion, and connection with Dr. Birchler.

If you missed the interview from Facebook Live this morning, check it out (click below)!

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Senior Day At The Mall “Safety & Emergency Fair” Is October 10

The Beaver County Office On Aging will be presenting another Senior Day at The Mall on Wednesday, October 10 in the Rural King corridor of the Beaver Valley Mall, headquartered at the Center At The Mall.

BCOA Director Angela Gentile stopped by A.M. Beaver County to discuss this upcoming event, which will allow the senior citizens and their loved ones in Beaver County, learn about everything from fire safety to computer scams, as well as enjoy some great food and entertainment. Beaver County Radio will have the prize van and prize wheel as well during our live broadcast from 10 until noon.

For more information on the October 10 Senior Day At The Mall, click here.

If you missed the interview or want to listen back, click the players below!

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