Author Archives: John Paul

Beaver Countian Named A Finalist In Golden Quill Awards For The 2nd Year

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The Beaver Countian has been named as a finalist in the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania’s 50th Annual Golden Quill Awards. The prestigious competition recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in the twenty-nine counties comprising Western Pennsylvania. The Beaver Countian was named a finalist in the Online Feature category for “

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Aliquippa Police Refusing To Hand Out Cards With Mayor’s Campaign Slogan

Mayor Dwan Walker in Germany on his way to Africa

Officers with the Aliquippa Police Department are refusing to hand out new business cards issued to them because they contain Mayor Dwan Walker’s campaign slogan, according to multiple sources. Dwan Walker has been gearing up for his reelection next year after recently announcing he intends to run for another term as Mayor before seeking higher office as a County Commissioner ...

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President Judge Set To Hire Another County Judge’s Son

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Beaver County President Judge John McBride is preparing to hire Judge Harry Knafelc’s son, the Beaver Countian has learned. Judge McBride is set to hire Edward Knafelc to replace his former law clerk who resigned earlier this month to take another position within the county. Edward Knafelc previously worked for State Representative Robert Matzie, who was listed as one of ...

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Aliquippa Cited After Lying To The Department of Environmental Protection

Mulch pile at the community garden / submitted photo

The City of Aliquippa has been lying to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection about where they’ve been dumping their organic waste, and after being cited by the agency, stole a compost pile from a community garden rather than cleaning up the real problems. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) cited Aliquippa for failing to dump leaves, clippings, and brush ...

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Sources: Aliquippa Police Department Has Been Thrown Into Chaos

Mayor Dwan Walker

Tensions inside of the Aliquippa Police Department have reached a boiling point, according to multiple sources within the City. Several officers within the department say the force became fractured after Mayor Dwan Walker gave promotions to two rookie officers, refused to allow an officer on temporary disability to return to work, and allegedly threatened another officer who was acting as ...

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