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Lori Boone

Proposed Beaver County Casino Behind Schedule As State Continues Investigating Its Application

A mini-casino planned for Beaver County is at least six months behind its own construction schedule as state investigators continue to scrutinize its license application. Meanwhile, the state Gaming Control Board granted a license last week to a Berks County...

Reassessment Of Every Property In Beaver County Is Happening! Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Commissioners’ Appeal

The state Supreme Court today declined to hear Beaver County’s appeal of a lower court ruling requiring it to reassess every taxable property in the county. Because of county officials’ appeal machinations, the initial ruling to have all properties reassessed...

Jeter’s Attorney Insists No Drugs Found In His System – Police Still Point To An Overdose

Sheldon Jeter Jr. awoke Sunday morning in a neck brace and no memory of it or the night before, his attorney said. Jeter Jr.’s family looked him over and thought he seemed fine, so they went to church. The day...

Rachael DelTondo Was Murdered One Year Ago Today

Rachael DelTondo died one year ago today. DelTondo, 33, of Aliquippa, was gunned down late at night in her parents' driveway on Mother’s Day. To date, many things have happened: the city police chief was suspended; the assistant police chief...

Driving Us Crazy? Reports Of Road Rage, Tipping Trucks & Merging Mayhem As Work Continues On A Major County Throughway

Yet another tractor trailer hauling wallboard crashed, leaning heavily against the guardrails of a dipping 90-degree bend on Freedom Crider Road in New Sewickley Township Tuesday afternoon. Almost immediately, as traffic stalled, social media chatter spread about the latest calamity...

It’s 420! Here’s A Stoner Holiday Story About An Iconic Picture From Beaver County’s Past

There comes a time in every childhood when a light clicks on and you realize your dad is more than just a dad. Cher Balestrieri, now 36, of Hopewell Township remembers when it was her turn as a tot...

Will A Reassessment Rebellion Be Repeated In Beaver County? Revisiting The 1982 Revolt

Beaver County’s last property reassessment in 1982 had all the ugly: angry mobs, a KKK Klansman, about 12,000 appeals and, ultimately, a veritable election bloodbath the following year. Thirty-one people sought party nominations for county commissioner in 1983, and voters...

The Clock Is Ticking! Aliquippa Has Just 3 Years To Get Finances Under Control Before Facing A State Takeover

After 32 years in state-designated financial distress, Aliquippa faces a three-year deadline to either prove financial solvency or to have the state take over official control. The city’s challenge is not insignificant. It ended two of the last five years...

Plenty Of Orange Cones Ahead! PennDOT Plans To Be Busy In Beaver County This Year

PennDOT’s orange cones already dot the county’s roadways and they will multiply starting this month, with no town ultimately more transformed than Beaver Falls. The $6.05 million project to overhaul Seventh Avenue, its main thoroughfare, starts next month. With it,...

Freedom Kids Inspired by Viral #TrashTagChallenge

Kids’ social media challenges sometimes trend toward the dangerous or deadly, like swallowing Tide Pods and large amounts of cinnamon or lighting each other on fire. But 11-year-old Alexa DeLucey of Freedom Borough saw a challenge on Facebook that...

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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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