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Sandra Donovan

When Pandemic Ends In-Person Meetings, Those Needing Anonymous Mental Health Help May Go Without

Editor's Note: This article is part of BeaverCountian.com's ongoing series, "The Beaver County Coronavirus Chronicles," the county's historical experience of the pandemic. Click here to see more of the series. BEAVER BOROUGH As a mental health professional for many years in...

Local Farmers Take Pandemic in Stride, But Wonder If Farmers Market Can Start in May

Editor's Note: This article is part of BeaverCountian.com's ongoing series, "The Beaver County Coronavirus Chronicles," the county's historical experience of the pandemic. Click here to see more of the series. INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP Calvin McConnell took a pause from the orchards Tuesday...

Life for a Gig Economy Freelancer in the Pandemic: Economy Man from Italy Adapts to a New World

Editor's Note: This article is part of BeaverCountian.com's ongoing series, "The Beaver County Coronavirus Chronicles," the county's historical experience of the pandemic. Click here to see more of the series. ECONOMY So when the state closed schools and churches and prohibited...

Ambridge Funeral Home Adapts to Social Distancing with Access Controlled Visitation

Editor's Note: This article is part of BeaverCountian.com's ongoing series, "The Beaver County Coronavirus Chronicles," the county's historical experience of the pandemic. Click here to see more of the series. AMBRIDGE When Bob Matich sat down to help a family make...

King Cool Forced to Cancel Concert Because of Pandemic Concerns

Editor's Note: This article is part of BeaverCountian.com's ongoing series, "The Beaver County Coronavirus Chronicles," the county's historical experience of the pandemic. Click here to see more of the series. EVEN DONNIE IRIS IS AFFECTED On Thursday, Beaver County native Donnie...

Beaver County United Hopes To Attract Diverse Voices

Dean Williams, community organizer for Beaver County United, was running a little late on Saturday for canvassing in Ambridge, but some of his fellow canvassers were running even later. That gave Williams, 62, of Pittsburgh’s South Side, a few...

The Last Of A 10-Man Aircrew – A Beaver County Veterans Day Story

Albert Tripodi’s Army Air Force squadron was limping back to England after successfully bombing a Merseburg, Germany, oil refinery in 1944. His plane had been hit by German ground fire when the Beaver Falls native noticed something ominous. “I looked...

Glass & Glasses – Beaver County Announces New Recycling Programs

When Beaver County waste haulers announced they would no longer accept glass for recycling, some area residents concerned about the environment got upset, said Holly Vogt, director of the Beaver County Department of Waste Management. But Vogt was determined to...

Money Down The Storm Drain. More Towns May Start Enacting New Fees To Cover Costs Of Regulation

When Brighton Township Supervisors arrived at their March 11 meeting, they found residents with questions aplenty about a new stormwater management fee. After township engineer Ned Mitrovich of Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering Inc. gave a 25-minute explanation for the annual...

Serenading Cicadas! Beaver County Will Erupt With Up To 1.5 Million Per Acre in May

Landscape designer Amy Thurrott of Gumpf Gardens in Chippewa Township remembers reviewing landscape plans with a Brighton Township homeowner 17 years ago for one unusual aspect: as the two of them walked the property, they crunched scores of dead...

About Me

Sandra Fischione Donovan is a BeaverCountian.com contributing reporter. She previously spent 17 years as a reporter and editor with the Beaver County and Allegheny Times and another dozen years as a freelancer for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She has won local and state journalism awards. A graduate of Penn State University Park, she also holds a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
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