*UPDATE - After receiving information via a right-to-know request to Ellwood City Borough, I found the numbers to actually exceed my previous statement. Employee costs are typically calculated by what is called "TEC" or "Total Employee Cost". Though I requested this to include any taxes also paid on the employee on behalf of the employer, this was not included in their documents. They did include regular time, OT cost, and employee benefit costs. The cost of... those three factors for Lt. Kingston are listed as below.
-2015 = $171,803.90
-2016 = $212,668.50
-2017 = $192,507.70
I continue to call out excessive spending at every possible turn. Last weekend, Lt. Dave Kingston, who makes 170,000/year (yes, you read that correctly), “earned” 38 hours of overtime on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
He has set up a system that basically scams taxpayers to ensure that he gets massive amounts of overtime at a huge cost to residents.
I am calling on Ellwood City Borough Council to publicly show this absurd spending by posting the earnings of the the top 5 wage-earners for each month, and also their year-to-date earnings.
Transparency is key, and there is no reason that taxpayers shouldn’t see how their money is spent.
This was a great day with fantastic presenters who talked about the importance of stopping Municipal Electric Monopolies. Thank to the Ellwood City Hospital executive leadership team and Brian Bush for making the drive to Harrisburg to testify on the importance of this bill.
Ellwood City Borough was contacted on six different occasions by the committee (4 voicemails, 1 email, 1 letter) to ask them to testify. Unfortunately, those that are supportive of maintaining the Electric Monopoly taxation model failed to respond to any of these inquiries.
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*UPDATE - quad was located (damaged) in the neighbors field. They threw the key and we had it trailered home thanks to our good neighbor, Rob Yost. Thanks Rob! And let us know if you have seen anything else.
A Suzuki quad was stolen today from Aaron’s farm at 3:05pm, in New Beaver Borough. Additionally, they threw a rock through his house door window and stole property from inside of the house. Cameras were able to capture that this was done by a thin white male in a grey hoodie, who was last seen going North on State Route 168. If you have seen anything suspicious, please send a message.
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*Two teachers earn Bernstine scholarships*
A pair of Lawrence County teachers and their students are benefiting from state Rep. Aaron Bernstine's generosity.
When the state legislature voted itself a pay raise in December 2017, Bernstine devised a unique way to spend it by awarding scholarships to teachers who were being innovative in the classroom....
Thank you to the NCPD who found this little guy just in time. I can't wait to have these losers locked up.... if you're willing to treat a defenseless puppy, you are willing to act like this toward other humans. GREAT WORK New Castle Police Department ! -- AB
On 2/2/2018 Patrol officers with the New Castle City Police Department investigated a possible burglary call at an apartment in the Westview Terrace apartment c...omplex.
While officers were checking the vacant residence, officers found a dog locked in the upstairs bedroom. Officers believe the dog was locked in the room for an extended period of time due to the condition of the animal. The dog was severely malnourished and could not walk or even sit up.
NCPD officers did transport the animal to the police department where fluids were introduced to the animal and small servings of food were given to the dog in intervals. After several hours the animal did begin to attempt to walk and did sit up.
Officers will transport the animal to a animal care facility in the morning. Criminal Charges are pending against the previous occupant of the residence for neglect of the animal.
(yes we are posting this hoping to find a good home for the dog).
This morning we were contacted by staff from the Lawrence County Humane Society who advised that they would be coming in early today to care for this puppy. The puppy was turned over to them and is already en route to receive veterinary care. Thanks to all that reached out to the NCPD to offer assistance and care.
Great job by the Beaver Falls PD getting these dealers off the street!
On 1-29-2018 The Beaver Falls Police Department responded to a Medical Call to an Apartment in Morado Dwellings Public Housing Complex.
While there, Officers d...id discover Items there that were consistent with the Manufacture of Narcotics. Officers did contact Agents of the Attorney General’s Office to help determine what exactly was in the apt. When a determination was made that the items were waste and by products of the production of Methamphetamine, the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab team was notified. At that time it was determined with the assistance of the Clandestine Lab Officers that they was no immediate danger to the surrounding apartments do to it not being an “Active Lab”. All other Appropriate Personnel were notified, ie Housing Authority and others.
The PSP Lab team did remove all of the dangerous substances from the apartment. BFPD along with Agents of the Attorney General Office is currently investigating the incident. Several Arrests have been made with possibly more to follow.