John Menning is the founder of the Leetsdale, Ohio multi-media company, producer of several locally made films including Gretchen's Lock. In addition to producing creative videos, Menning Films produces compelling story based business videos that illustrate their clients' passion for their companies and customers.
Little Beaver Historical Society
Our mission is to maintain, preserve, and restore the historical facts and material of the area: and to seek out historical sites of interest, and mark the same for the public and historical purposes. We are a non profit organization that maintains three museums an authentic log cabin and working forge in Darlington PA. The Little Beaver Historical Society, Inc. was established and chartered in October 1962. The first president elected, Walter Landgraf, met with seven members in Darlington.
Our museums and attractions are open on select weekends June through September and by Appointment for larger groups. We have special exhibits for the holiday seasons. All attractions are free to the public with donations greatly appreciated. We are always looking for artifacts and vintage photos and documents for our collections. Items can be donated to the museum or lent for display and photos and documents can be copied and the originals returned. Also we are always looking for volunteers to join our group. Dues are $15.00 a year for an individual or family.
Michael is the author of Legends & Lore of Little Beaver Creek. A dark and bloody past lurks beneath the folklore of the Little Beaver Creek watershed in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The first American frontiersmen hesitantly settled this region in the late 1700s following more than forty years of warfare. Fables like Barbara Davidson, the Pig Lady of Cannelton, sprang from this long, horrific conflict. The legends of Esther Hale, the White Lady of Sprucevale, and Gretchen’s Lock rose shortly thereafter, whereas the age of the Indian Rock petroglyph remains hotly debated. Today, most locals know these stories. But few know the purpose of Indian Rock or why Barbara’s restless spirit sometimes appears with a pig’s head. Using methods honed over twenty years of service as a Department of Defense intelligence analyst, author Michael Kishbucher uncovers the history and potential origins of these and other tales.
Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team (O.P.I.T.)
The Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team (OPIT) of East Liverpool specializes in haunted history, private investigations, spirit communication, and haunted house assessments. They have conducted hundreds of thorough paranormal investigations in some of the most haunted sites around, including the infamous Bobby Mackey's Music World, Gretchen’s Lock, and The Ghost of Danny Chabot in Rochester, Pa.
McKim's Honeyvine & Winery
Our love for learning what nature has to give has sprouted into a beautiful combination. Helping the endangered species of honey bee's to become stronger, one hive at a time, and blending in our enthusiasm for good wine. We are licensed local Apiarists/Beekeepers and Wine Manufacturers. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we love providing them for you.
Darlington Days Community Celebration Committee
Darlington Days strives each year to bring together friends and family of our small close-knit and historic town for a three day celebration of community.
Speakers: Brian & Terrie Seech: Strange Tales of Beaver County (10:45am-11:45AM)
Dave & Carey Rupert & Ryan Cavaline: Legen Hunters Films & Adventures (12 NOON-1:00PM)
Patty Wilson: The Difference Between Ghosts and Demons (1:30PM-2:30PM)
Fred Saluga: Paranormal Bigfoot (2:45PM-3:45PM)
Tony Lavorgne: From the Middle of Nowhere Come...The Shadow People (4:00PM-5:00PM)
The Social Voice Project
TSVP is an innovative public interest media company specializing in creative grass-roots media production and podcasting partnerships with community oriented individuals and organizations. We are dedicated to promoting public history, nonprofit initiatives, community and cultural projects, local tourism, and corporate missions. TSVP is a turnkey media producer handling all technical aspects of podcasting, including on-location, studio-quality recording; audio equipment; sound design and editing; and podcast publishing to the internet.
The Darlington Township Recreation Board coordinates community activities and events.
Specializing in obscure paranormal and anthropological topics, Tony Lavorgne is an accomplished researcher, author, and public speaker on the subject of local legends and lore throughout Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio. He is the author of Astonishing Tales of Pennsylvania, co-author of Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania, and featured in Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles.