Valley News Dispatch

Arnold No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. to help Louisiana flood relief efforts

Arnold No. 2 Volunteer Fire Company will be part of a Louisiana company's efforts to assist residents devastated by historic flooding. Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc., a ...

Public gets a look at new Freeport Area Middle School

Bob and Mary Jean Swank marveled at what students have available in school today as they toured Freeport Area Middle School Monday evening. Their grandson Tanner ...

West Deer approves new, updated policies on police protocol

West Deer police have new policies governing everything from their use of stun guns and opiod overdose medication, to how they handle a person with ...

Harrison finalizes sign ordinance

Harrison has a new sign ordinance. Township commissioners Monday night gave final approval to an updated ordinance regarding signs and banner regulation: • Permanent signs cannot ...

Demolition of former Heights Elementary School in Harrison making way for Sheetz

Jennifer Goldberg didn't want to pass by without grabbing a brick. "Both of my sons went here," Goldberg said of the former Heights Elementary School in ...

Deaths of 3 boaters in Clarion County ruled accidental

A West Deer man and two others killed in a boat crash on the Allegheny River in Clarion County on Saturday died of blunt force ...

2 suspects surrender in Beaver County rape

Two Tarentum men wanted on accusations of rape and burglary in Aliquippa are behind bars. Michael Guin, 19, of Negley Street, and Malakai Helencamp, 17, ...

About 800 Pokemon Go players chase characters at Vandergrift event

About 800 people swarmed Vandergrift for the Alle-Kiski region's first organized Pokemon Go event Sunday. But the festivities weren't coordinated by the usual civic group or ...

Alle-Kiski Valley valedictorians call presidential race 'interesting'

Young adults consist of just 8 percent of total registered voters in Pennsylvania. In the four counties of the Alle-Kiski Valley, nearly 99,000 voters are ...

'Barricade situation' ends quietly in New Kensington

No one was injured or arrested Sunday during a three-hour "barricade situation" at a home in New Kensington that caused the closure of part of ...

Hundreds enjoy backpack giveaway, games at Back to School Bash in Arnold

Every swing in the playground was taken, and a chorus of several hundred children playing Sunday afternoon at Roosevelt Park in Arnold was music to ...

Upper Burrell man receives liver donation from daughter

Kelsey McHenry followed in the footsteps of her father, Patrick McHenry, a former Valley High School teacher, assistant football coach and track coach. She became a ...

West Deer man, 2 from Butler Co., die in Clarion County boat crash

A West Deer man and two others died and another was injured after a boat ran aground and overturned on the Allegheny River in Clarion ...

Technology saturates curricula in Alle-Kiski Valley schools

The first day of school may seem a bit like Christmas at Kiski Area High School — every student will get a Chromebook laptop computer, ...

Alle-Kiski schools prepare for resumption of classes

Here's a look at what's new in the Alle-Kiski Valley's schools as students begin heading back to the classrooms: Allegheny Valley First day: ...

Cleanup group to tackle tires

Volunteers methodically have torn up the "carpet" of used tires lining the bottom of the Kiski River in Avonmore, and they'll be back at it ...

Relatives come from near, far for 114th Remaley reunion

Apparently, one man, Joseph South Remaley of Franklin Township in Westmoreland County, and his kin have been worth celebrating for 114 years. Remaley was born in ...

Harrison woman travels to Jordan to show power of music

Christa Beck always has believed in the power of music, but somehow, while floating in the Dead Sea, Beck's faith became even stronger. "There we ...

Natrona Heights community volunteer celebrates 100 years

Elizabeth "Lube" Caugherty is famous in Harrison for her delicious cookies and yeast rolls. But today she'll take a break from baking so her family ...

Freeport Area School District teacher made impact on students

It's been years since the sons of Kelly Birkmeyer and Karen Coffman were taught by Lee Ann Negley, but the special education teacher's death hit ...


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