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Lori Boone

State Says Midland In Dire Situation – State Police Investigating – Pension Funds Misused

Repeatedly citing Midland’s “dire” financial situation, state officials on Tuesday night backed emergency actions including the borough entering state-designated distressed status and hiking property taxes a total of 10 mills over last year’s rate to stay solvent. The revelation of...

Midland In Financial Crisis – Defaults On Loan – Unable To Pay Bills – Raising Taxes

Midland is in serious financial trouble and its residents will be paying higher taxes for “the sins of what happened in the past,” the borough solicitor cryptically revealed this week. Borough council agreed Thursday to advertise what would be...

Aliquippa School District One Of The Most Economically Segregated In The Nation

Aliquippa School District is ranked among 50 districts nationally with the worst socioeconomic disparities with a bordering district. Aliquippa’s border with Hopewell Area School District ranked No. 42 in an analysis conducted by nonprofit think tank EdBuild. There is a...

Beaver School Board Member Seeks Security At Meetings – Asks If He Can Bring A Gun On School Grounds

In his first-ever agenda item, a newly seated Beaver Area School Board member this week asked that a police officer be hired to provide security at board meetings. Board member Luke Berardelli, elected to the board last November, also separately...

Who Will Save Us? Part 3: We Pay Police & EMS – Why Not Firefighters?

Who Will Save Us? A three-part investigative report. Video Introduction: Sounding The Alarm Part 1: The Volunteer Firefighter Drain One volunteer’s weekend illustrates the intense pressure, immense time and constant personal sacrifice required to serve. Part 2: Free Isn’t Without A Hefty Price Volunteers...

Who Will Save Us? Part 2: Free Isn’t Without A Hefty Price

Who Will Save Us? A three-part investigative report. Video Introduction: Sounding The Alarm Part 1: The Volunteer Firefighter Drain One volunteer’s weekend illustrates the intense pressure, immense time and constant personal sacrifice required to serve. Part 2: Free Isn’t Without A Hefty Price Volunteers...

Who Will Save Us? Part 1: The Volunteer Firefighter Drain

Who Will Save Us? A three-part investigative report. Video Introduction: Sounding The Alarm Part 1: The Volunteer Firefighter Drain One volunteer’s weekend illustrates the intense pressure, immense time and constant personal sacrifice required to serve. Part 2: Free Isn’t Without A Hefty...

Construction Of Beaver County’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Is Finally Set To Begin

A medical marijuana dispensary planned in Aliquippa has delayed its opening again and is now predicting a late February or March kickoff. Holistic Industries initially predicted its dispensary at 2320 Sheffield Road would open last summer, then adjusted the...

Felony Charges Dropped! Brighton Twp Man Gets Probation In Multimillion Dollar Illegal Gambling Operation

A Beaver County judge today sentenced a county man to five years’ probation for operating illegal gambling devices, and denied his attempt to keep secret the nearly $3 million he’s forfeiting in the case. Judge Kim Tesla refused a defense...

“Nine-O-Nine” WWII-era B-17 Bomber Rebuilt In Beaver County Has Crashed In Connecticut

The World War-II-era B-17 bomber that crashed this morning in Connecticut was the same one that crashed during the 1987 Beaver County Air Show. Officials reported seven dead and others injured at Bradley International Airport near Hartford. According to reports,...

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Lori DeLauter Boone has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.
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