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CCBC Foundation Appoints Local Financial Leaders to Board of Directors

Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) announces the appointment of Tod Arbutina and Tom Nist to the CCBC Foundation Board of Directors. Comprised of volunteer business and community leaders who support the strategic plan and advancement of the college, the CCBC Foundation Board is charged with enhancing the educational environment and creating new opportunities for CCBC students, faculty and staff through philanthropy. Tod Arbutina has spent over 30 years as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and business leader. As a certified financial planner with Big Four experience, Arbutina has been profiled in Kiplinger’s, named one of the “best personal wealth…


CCBC and Logstown Associates Host 30th Annual Native American Gathering

Monaca, PA – The 30th Annual Native American Gathering, sponsored as an educational event by Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) and Logstown Associates Historical Society, will be held at the Center Township campus’s Dome on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This popular community event is an exciting and informative experience featuring music, dancing, exhibits, seminars, food, and craftspeople.  Other highlights of this year’s Gathering will include craft contests, dance competitions, ethnic foods, traders, Native American dancing and etiquette lessons, and displays on the history of…


Riverside Golf Team to Compete in WPIALs

The Riverside Golf Team qualified for the WPIAL team playoffs and will be competing tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Indian Run Golf Course in Avella, PA., at 9:00 a.m. The team will leave at 6a.m. from the high school parking lot. Good luck Riverside! More info to be posted after the competition.


Big Knob Grange Fair Starts Today

The seventy-fifth annual Big Knob Grange Fair starts today, August 29 and goes though September 2 at their Rochester location, 336 Grange Road, 15074. The event features agriculture, horticulture, home arts, entertainment, food and more. Admission and parking are free, rides are $15.00 for unlimited riding all night.


VIDEO: Walmart Sexual Assaulter Appears in Court

Adam Tatusko, the 32-year-old who was accused of sexually assaulting a young boy in the Chippewa Walmart bathroom appeared in court last Thursday. According to other news sources, Tatusko has intellectual disabilities and was accompanied to the Chippewa Walmart and McDonald’s, where he tried to grab another young boy, by a caretaker from a private agency. He was allowed to go to the bathroom by himself. It is unclear at this time what the exact intellectual disabilities are. “The Beaver County District Attorney’s Office told WPXI’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that he does not comment on mental health issues, but that the…


32 Year-Old Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Boy in Chippewa Walmart Bathroom

According to KDKA News, Adam Michael Tatusko, 32, of West Mayfield is facing a number of charges, including indecent assault and corruption of minors after sexually assaulting a young boy in the bathroom of the Chippewa Walmart last Tuesday. Reports state that Tatusko followed the young boy into the bathroom, waited until no one else was in the bathroom, and used a “Doctor Who wand,” claiming it was a taser, to force the child into a stall and take his clothes off. The assault ended after the boy’s father went into the restroom and called for his son, who ignored Tatusko’s…


Bernstine Announces $460,000 to Improve Drinking Water in Wampum

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) announced today that $460,000 in state funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) will allow Wampum Borough in Lawrence County to move forward with its plans to improve municipal drinking water. “The quality of water in Wampum has been an issue for many years,” Bernstine said. “I was happy to work with the local elected officials, as well as the state, to expedite the process of this grant. Nobody should go without quality water. This issue is finally on its way to being resolved.” The loan, which includes a 1 percent interest rate…


CCBC Student Athlete Retention Program Helps Athletes Make the Grade

Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County’s (CCBC) Student Athlete Retention Program, which offers counseling services, workshops, mentors, tutors, student educational plans, and progress report monitoring, is ensuring that that the College’s student-athletes are recognized for their academic achievements in addition to successes on the field or court. During the spring 2017 semester, seven CCBC student-athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher in the classroom, leading them to receive regional and national honors as part of the NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete team. Overall, for all CCBC student-athletes combined, the…


CCBC’s Golden Gala Shines Light on 50 Years of Service to Beaver County and the Region

Culminating 50th Anniversary event celebrates the past, looks to the future with first major gifts campaign  Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) brought an end to its yearlong 50th anniversary in grand fashion Saturday evening with the “50 Shining Stars” Golden Gala and Dinner at the College’s historic Golden Dome. Nearly 400 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, donors, and community members attended the event that was held in a transformed Dome filled with star-studded lighting and other special effects. The event began at 5 p.m. with an outdoor reception and campus transformation dedication as the ribbon was…


TELL ME A TALE: Prison Based Family Literacy Initiative

Family literacy programs can provide opportunities for education success for parents and children.  These programs can serve as models of family involvement, showing how families can become part of an extended classroom and build on the work of the school.  Engagement in family programs does not have to stop because a parent is incarcerated. The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls in partnership with the Beaver County Bar Association and TRAILS Ministries are working on an innovative family literacy initiative.  Tell Me A Tale: Prison Based Family Literacy Initiative developed by Christine Kroger, Children’s Librarian at the Carnegie Free Library…