A dedication to the community, a commitment to facts, and a tenacity to unearth buried truths has earned reporters writing for BeaverCountian.com spots as finalists in the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania’s 2019 Golden Quill Awards.

Journalism professionals have judged reporting by BeaverCountian.com to be among the best in twenty-nine counties in Western Pennsylvania and neighboring counties in Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.

BeaverCountian.com’s reporting from 2018 has been recognized by its peers in a broad range of categories including news features, politics & government, medical & health, science & environment, history & culture, education, profiles, and a double recognition for investigative reporting.

The reporting was made possible with the support of BeaverCountian.com’s premium subscribers, who fund the publication’s independent journalism endeavors in Beaver County.

The nominations are for non-daily publications that include newspapers, magazines, and new media publications like BeaverCountian.com. Winners in each category of the 55th Annual Golden Quill Awards will be announced on May 29 at the Press Club’s awards dinner at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

BeaverCountian.com’s finalist articles and related coverage can be read below.


“An Aliquippa Murder”

– John Paul Vranesevich and Lori Boone


“A Republican Party Official’s Racially Charged Posts”

– John Paul Vranesevich

News Feature

Aliquippa’s Acting Police Chief Struggles to Maintain His Department With City Under Siege

– April Johnston

Public Affairs / Politics / Government

“A Casino Navigates Secret Local Waters, Banned Founder in Tow”

– Lori Boone and John Paul Vranesevich

Medical & Health

Beaver County Patients Say Medical Marijuana Is Making a Difference in Their Lives

– April Johnston

History & Culture

In-Depth: A Beaver County Look at the Immigration Crisis

– Lori Boone

Science & Environment

Taking Out the Trash in Beaver County Government

– April Johnston


“A Club’s Ethos: A Superintendent’s Outing”

– John Paul Vranesevich, Lori Boone, and Bill Waddell


It’s Morning Again in Beaver County: A New Day for Jim Christiana

– April Johnston

Staff Reports
Reported and written by the team at BeaverCountian.com

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Congratulations! These honors and awards are certainly merited. The Beaver Countian is a rare gem and of increasingly greater value with newspapers on the decline. Without this reporting, our government would go unmonitored and its actions unreported.




That is fantastic! Keep up the great work!


Congrats to the Beavercountian! I will continue to be a supporter of the best news source in Beaver County.

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Congratulations on a job well done. Your tenacity and integrity bring stories to your readers that we often do not see in other publications. Thank you.