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Beaver County victim upset attacker gets only probation

By Bill Vidonic
A 15-year-old boy attacked in his Beaver County school last year said on Thursday he was disappointed that his assailant only got probation. “That really upset me a lot,” said Zach Montgomery of Center. “I’m just afraid that he’s going to go after someone else.” Beaver County President Judge John …

Meetings on proposed Shell ‘cracker’ plant in Beaver County lure 1,000

By Tom Fontaine
More than 1,000 people flocked to two informational meetings on Wednesday to hear about Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed petrochemical plant in Beaver County, but they …

Beaver Co. man indicted on federal sex crime

By Brian Bowling
A federal grand jury has indicted a Beaver County man of crossing state lines to have sex with a minor, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. Donald L. Starkey, 56, of Chippewa also faces state charges connected with the sexual …

Industrial accident in Beaver County sends worker to hospital

By Michael Hasch
A worker was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital following an industrial accident Tuesday afternoon in Beaver County. The man was operating a piece of heavy machinery when he was hit in the head by a rock around 4:30 p.m. at …

Judge puts Beaver County sheriff on house arrest, says he must surrender hundreds of guns

By Tom Fontaine
Beaver County Sheriff George David, whose charges include threatening a reporter with a pistol, must give up his collection of more than 700 firearms if …

PA Cyber Charter School teachers to join PSEA

By Megan Harris  and Adam Smeltz
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School teachers voted overwhelmingly to join the state’s largest school employee labor union, the union said on Monday. Teachers at the Midland-based school will be the only charter or cyber school faculty represented by the Pennsylvania State …

Marine’s widow sues, claims he contracted Legionnaries’ at VA hospital

By Brian Bowling
A Marine veteran being treated for lung cancer contracted Legionnaire’s disease at a Pittsburgh VA hospital, his widow claims in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. Brant James Evans, 58, of Freedom died Jan. 30, 2013. He was receiving chemotherapy and …

Beaver County men accused of crimes during PSU drinking holiday

By Centre Daily Times (State College)
Two Beaver County men have been charged with a series of burglaries during State Patty’s Day weekend on the Penn State campus in State College. Monaca residents Jesse Hribar, 22, a Geneva College student, and Andrew Ronczka, 23, a University …

DEP: FirstEnergy must close Beaver County ash dump by end of 2028

By Tom Fontaine
The state Department of Environmental Protection said on Thursday that it is giving FirstEnergy 14 years to close a sprawling coal-ash dump that has polluted …

Shell, prospective neighbors of petrochemical plant in Potter, Beaver County, to meet

By Bill Vidonic
Royal Dutch Shell plc officials will host two public meetings April 16 to update the public about the multi-billion-dollar petrochemical plant it may build in Potter, Beaver County. The company and local leaders cautioned that the meetings don’t mean the …

Beaver County heritage museum to catalog Michael Baker Corp. photos, film

By Tory N. Parrish
Allegheny County-based Michael Baker Corp. employs 3,200 workers in more than 90 offices in the United States, but the 74-year-old engineering company still has strong ties to its roots in neighboring Beaver County. So it made sense for Baker to …

Man injured at Horsehead Corp. zinc smelter

By Aaron Aupperlee
Emergency dispatchers said a man was hit in the head and injured Monday at the Horsehead Corp. zinc smelter facility in Potter, Beaver County. A medical transport helicopter flew the man to UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland, dispatchers said. Medics were …

Man shot overnight during Aliquippa break-in

By Tribune-Review
A man was critically injured in a shooting early Saturday in Aliquippa, city police said. Police responded to a report of a break-in in progress at a home in the 1800 block of Main Street around 3:20 a.m., according to …

Power restored to Conway residents

By Adam Smeltz
Duquesne Light restored service by about 11 p.m. Saturday to Conway residents who lost electricity earlier in the evening, a company spokesman said. Brian Knavish said an equipment problem near Foote and Gross streets knocked out power to 622 customers …

Man in car with toddler son leads police on chase through parts of Beaver County

By Bill Vidonic
A Beaver Falls man led police on a high-speed chase through several communities Friday with his 2-year-old son and two guns in the car, police said. Trent Humphries Jr., 23, remained in the Beaver County Jail Friday afternoon on charges …

Beaver nursing home sale finalized

By Sam Spatter
Beaver County’s ownership of the Friendship Ridge nursing home ended on Wednesday with the completion of a $37.5 million sale to Comprehensive HealthCare Management Services LLC of New Jersey. It was the second recent deal by a Western Pennsylvania county …

Aliquippa man sentenced to prison in Navy fraud scheme

By The Associated Press
GULFPORT, Miss. — Two former Navy workers — one from Beaver County — have been ordered to make restitution for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud the Department of Defense with a false travel-claim scheme that involved tens of …

Body found in Ohio River near Ambridge

By Michael Hasch
Authorities in Beaver County are trying to determine the identity of a man whose body was found Monday afternoon floating against a barge in the Ohio River near Ambridge. The man — described as white and in his 30s — …

Update on ethane ‘cracker’ petrochemical plant good news for Beaver County, leaders say

By David Conti
State and Beaver County officials can’t wait for Royal Dutch Shell to decide whether it will build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant along the Ohio River. Now neighbors won’t have to wait to see intensified activity around the potential ethane “cracker” …

Beaver County firms place wager on Shell building petrochemical plant

By Timothy Puko and David Conti 11:06 p.m.
After eight years of up and down business, Ed Vescovi is hoping the best is yet to come for the dormant biodiesel plant he oversees …

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