Author Archives: John Paul

Editorial: State Police Return To Their Roots As The Yellow Dogs Resurface

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Sheriff George David has been placed on house arrest until his trial in July. The judge has ordered his personal arsenal of approximately 700 firearms be removed from his property. Townspeople once referred to them as the Yellow Dogs; groups of private police forces established by the Pennsylvania Legislature in the 1800s. Existing under the elected County Sheriffs in Pennsylvania, ...

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County Employees Get Lectured On Bullying

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The county held a series of lectures today about bullying in the workplace. Two separate sessions were held at the courthouse, one for department heads and elected officials and a second for employees of the various row offices and departments. The lectures were organized by the county’s Human Resources Department. Flyers were hung up throughout the courthouse and letters sent ...

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Embattled Ohioville Officer Finds New Department

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An Ohioville Borough Officer who alleges he was retaliated against after exposing alleged corruption by his Chief has found a new department. Officer Nevin Beatty begins work at the Southwest Regional Police Department this Wednesday. Beatty remains on his third suspension from Ohioville Borough in a year and the status of his employment with the town remains undetermined.

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Auditor General’s Office In Ohioville

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Auditors with the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office are in Ohioville this week. A spokesman for the agency tells the Beaver Countian that a routine audit is being conducted of the Borough’s finances. Sources tell the Beaver Countian that forensic auditors for the state are expected to examine payroll records for former police chief Ronald Lutton, who is currently awaiting trial ...

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Aliquippa Wants To Split From County HUD

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Officials for Aliquippa are considering splitting from the County to begin providing their own community development services. The move would see Aliquippa applying for its own Community Development Block Grants and entering into agreements directly with HUD. Sources familiar with the discussions tell the Beaver Countian that a potential split is still in the early planning stages.

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Aliquippa To Have City Building Tested

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Aliquippa will have its City Hall building tested for mold. Aliquippa City Council voted to have the testing done during their regular public meeting held last week. The move follows accusations made by a longtime cleaning woman for the City, who claimed the building was “nasty” and “unhealthy” due to mold and rodent infestations. Mary Barcheski of Magnum Cleaning Services ...

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