Erin Ninehouser Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that "the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions." A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their "old gentleman" dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.
  • “Second Chance” Bus Tour of Historic Ambridge Churches this Friday Legend has it that at one time, our adopted hometown of Ambridge once held a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most bars AND the most churches per capita. Priorities, right? But also a sign of a community that values connection: with friends or fellow workers, sharing drinks and stories, […]
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    April 20, 2017
  • Proud of the Work that We Do "The majority of funding for our work comes from the federal and state government, not the county, so we're not a burden on them. Two weeks ago, we got a regressive offer via email, one with a decrease in wages and an increase in our health care costs -- it was worse than the one they offered in February..."
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    April 12, 2017
  • “We search high and low for the best products.” “Rainaldi’s has been here [in Monaca] for 10 years. We search high and low for the best products. We actually get our sausage in from Chicago.” “This was a restaurant before — Elliot’s Nest. Barb (Rainaldi’s owner) worked here, at Elliott’s Nest, and when they were getting ready to retire, she offered to buy it. […]
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    March 25, 2017
  • “Confidence and intelligence.” “What does it take to make it as a comedian?” “Confidence and intelligence. You’ve got to have those two things, first and foremost. That’s the foundation. If you’re really funny but don’t have the confidence, it’s not going to go over well on stage. I mean, you can be funny on Twitter and not be […]
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    March 22, 2017
  • “What’s the secret to being a great novelist? Persistence.” “What’s the secret to being a great novelist?” “Persistence… definitely.” “What kinds of things do you write about?” “I write fantasy novels. It’s a little bit science-fiction, but mostly more traditional, epic fantasy. I’m working on the 4th book in a series. I’m a fan of fantasy and mythology, so I weave a lot of […]
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    March 20, 2017
  • “We’re new here… I hope we get to stick around a while!” “We just moved here (to Beaver County) a little while ago. We were down in Orlando, FL, and Buffalo before that. I work for the government and have a part-time business so we move around quite a bit. With my job you never know, but I hope we get to stick around a while.” (If […]
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    March 17, 2017
  • “What makes places special? Small, family-owned businesses.” “There’s a detective novel that I like called ‘The Last Good Kiss’ and in there, there’s a character — I think in a bar — who says ‘eh, it doesn’t matter where you live anymore, everywhere’s the same.’ I think my whole career is trying to disprove that. You know? Because it does matter. And […]
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    March 16, 2017
  • Beaver County Breakfast Throw Down: Round 1 Yinz know we take our food seriously around here. It’s been a while since we’ve covered the local breakfast scene, so it seemed like the perfect time for a “Beaver County Breakfast Throw Down.” Thing is… I may have bitten off more than I chew on this assignment… literally! You can’t possibly cram all the […]
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    March 13, 2017
  • He’s Going to Get His Eagle “When did you get started with the Boy Scouts?” “In Kindergarten, with Cub Scouts and since 5th grade, with the boy scouts. I’m a junior now.” “He’s going to get his Eagle, the highest rank you can get in the Boy Scouts, in about a month.” “What do you have to do to become an […]
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    March 12, 2017
  • Opening Day at Hank’s! This article is brought to you by our friends at Beaver County Auto. You can visit their Facebook page by clicking here. Happy Hank’s Day! Here’s a photo recap one of the most anticipated openings every year in Beaver County. Wind, rain, after-work traffic — all were no match for the steely will of Beaver County’s ice-cream […]
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    March 9, 2017
  • Re-Imagine Beaver County: What’s Your Vision? The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania wants to hear your ideas about how to make Beaver County a leader in building a clean economy. They’ve assembled a great panel of local experts and hope you’ll join them Monday evening from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver (252 College Avenue, […]
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    March 6, 2017
  • Aliquippa Has Such a Rich History “Our mission [at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Aliquippa] is to serve the needs of our people and that’s what we really work to do. We’re in the process of getting an elevator for the church, and that takes a lot of money. We’re fundraising for it now, but it’s a work in progress. Aliquippa […]
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    March 3, 2017
  • My Church Home “I came here in 1955 from North Carolina when my husband got a job at J&L. This [Bethel Missionary Baptist Church] has been my church home since March 1956. I have a boy and a girl — my son lives in Texas, my daughter in Detroit. My husband’s been dead about 13 years now so […]
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    February 27, 2017
  • The First Lady of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church “We just celebrated our 97th anniversary at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church [in Aliquippa]. The church is a staple in the community. It’s a family church. Many of the families are related and have been going here for years. There are members in the church, Mrs. Bethea, Sister Jordan, who’ve been here nearly 90 years. Since […]
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    February 17, 2017
  • Teaching Young People Our History [Anita Walker, Director of Christian Education at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church introduces me to her longtime friend Karen]: “Karen likes being in the background but she does so much that people don’t realize. Her sister is our church clerk, but Karen helps her out. She put together a wonderful bulletin for us today.” “They […]
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    February 16, 2017