As we first reported yesterday, the Beaver Countian receive a telephone call from Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker last night in which he claimed to have filed criminal charges against us.

“I felt threatened by the Beaver Countian, so I filed charges today because I felt my life was being threatened” said Mayor Walker during the call. “I have a couple of police officers here, because I don’t know what you might do John Paul, you might do something bad to me so I got to be careful.”

A subsequent search of court dockets by the Beaver Countian, and a warrants search by law enforcement personnel, have turned up no evidence that criminal charges have yet been filed. It is unknown if Mayor Walker actually filed a police report or if there is an ongoing investigation against the Beaver Countian. A message left for Aliquippa Police Chief Andre Davis was not returned.

At no time did the Beaver Countian published threats of any kind, or anything that could even remotely be misconstrued as a threat. Our Twitter feed remains intact and unredacted, all of our postings can be viewed here.

By contrast, since last night’s phone call Mayor Walker has deleted numerous postings from both his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Controversy erupted shortly before Mayor Walker claimed he filed the charges, due to a series of exchanges he had with other users on Twitter. Multiple people were criticizing the Mayor as a result of our reporting on his alleged actions against reporter JD Prose from the Beaver County Times. Walker reportedly removed Prose from the scene of a shooting while allowing other bystanders to remain, apparently because he was upset the Times hadn’t reported on a Pirates game in which he was an honorary pitcher.

Mayor Walker responded to one of those users by writing “coward dies a 1000 deaths you are weak hiding your face you are nothing to me you are a female.”

The Beaver Countian retweeted (posted to our own account) the Mayor’s message so our followers would be notified about it.

Mayor Walker reacted to these recent criticisms by repeatedly quoting scripture on his Twitter feed and Facebook page, deleting some of his own posts, and by purportedly filing criminal charges against the Beaver Countian.

The Beaver Countian maintains archived screenshots and logs of Mayor Walker’s pages prior to when he began deleting the posts he had made.

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John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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David Isaac
David Isaac

Another sick politician! Get him out of the position or the whole town will suffer!


JP, I don’t think he locked his account. I’m looking at it right now. He probably just blocked you.

Stacey Figas
Stacey Figas

Omg…this is all so completely ridiculous. All over Facebook and Twitter. And this guy is the Mayor of a city, and you Mr. Paul, are supposed to be a proffesional. Im not placeing blame on anyone because I think this whole story is just ridiculous and not worth the read. I usually enjoy The Beaver Countian and how the storys are reported, but this was rather disappointing. Shame on us when we let the social webbing take over. I hope things can be straightened out and everyone can get back to doing their JOBS!

Aalma Mitsuhara
Aalma Mitsuhara

Is he still married? I think I read that he and his wife are Divorced? This guy sounds like he skipped his meds? Battalini was nuts..But this guy is nuttier.. Is Manning his lap dog? BTW..what relevance is his appearance at a Pirate Game? To float his own Ego?

I know this much..He been staring at some big white booties as of late…