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Hearing scheduled in criminal case against cyber school’s founder

By Brian Bowling
U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti on Friday scheduled a Sept. 30 hearing on Nicholas Trombetta’s claim that she should dismiss the criminal charges filed against him because federal prosecutors recorded conversations he had with his attorneys. Trombetta, the founder of Midland-based Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, faces 11 counts of …

State police unable to determine source of fatal South Beaver explosion

By Bill Vidonic
The cause of a house explosion that killed a South Beaver couple will remain undetermined, a state fire marshal said on Tuesday. Ray Trautvetter, 74, and Janet Trautvetter, 69, died of blunt force trauma July 15 when their home was …

Gun, Wolf at Aliquippa school on same day

By Jason Cato
Hours before Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf visited a Beaver County elementary school on Monday for a tour and to discuss educational challenges, school officials recovered a loaded handgun a kindergarten student had toted to class in a backpack. “I …

New Brighton motorcyclist killed in Beaver Falls crash

By Adam Smeltz
A Beaver County man died in a wreck involving a motorcycle and another vehicle Saturday evening in Beaver Falls, county coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi said. James Camp IV, 35, of New Brighton was riding the motorcycle in the crash, reported just …

Car goes over hillside near Aliquippa High School

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters and police were responding to a report of a car over a hillside at Aliquippa High School around 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Emergency dispatchers said a caller said there were children in the car. No injuries were reported as emergency …

1 injured in Pa. Turnpike crash in Beaver County

By Michael Hasch
One person was injured and taken to the hospital Wednesday night when a vehicle overturned along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Beaver County. The crash occurred at 11:03 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the turnpike, about one-tenth of a mile …

Geneva slashing faculty and programs in 5 percent budget cut

By Debra Erdley
Trustees at Geneva College announced a 5 percent budget cut Tuesday. The move comes just nine months after officials at the Beaver Falls college announced they would freeze undergraduate tuition at the 2013-14 rate of $25,200 this year. Officials said …

Federal prosecutors in Trombetta case seek to keep documents secret

By Jason Cato
Federal prosecutors on Monday asked a judge for permission to keep their response secret from the public over claims that they recorded conversations between a former cyber school head and his attorneys. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh last year …

Newsmaker: Felicia Mycyk

By Natasha Lindstrom
Noteworthy: The Leaders Serving Beaver County Board has tapped Mycyk to fill a board vacancy starting in September. The organization provides learning and teaching opportunities …

Boat sinks at Beaver County Regatta

By Tribune-Review
Beaver Falls rescue divers had to recover an unoccupied racing boat that sank Sunday at the annual Beaver County Regatta, authorities said. No one was aboard when the boat sank prior to one of the races, so regatta officials ran …

Beaver County man charged with homicide in girlfriend’s death

By Adam Brandolph
A Beaver County man accused of killing his girlfriend in Aliquippa was arraigned Saturday on one count of homicide. James R. Turner Jr., 58, is accused of killing his girlfriend, Patricia Thompson, 53, whose body was found by a relative …

It’s a wrap for Ambridge Family Theatre

By Bill Vidonic
Even if someone raises money to revive a shuttered Ambridge movie theater, owner Rick Cockrum said the show must go on without him and his wife Glenda. “We’re just tired,” Cockrum said on Friday. “We’re going to miss it a …

Domestic dispute believed reason for Aliquippa homicide

By Michael Hasch
A Beaver County man has been accused of killing his girlfriend in Aliquippa, police said Friday night. The body of Patricia Thompson, 53, was found by a relative shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday at her home on Adams Street, Aliquippa …

Beaver Falls singer raises awareness of little brother’s disease

By Karen Kadilak
A former “American Idol” contestant who lives in Beaver Falls has invited musicians from around the world to make videos for a song she wrote …

Beaver County road closed by overturned dairy truck reopens

By Bill Vidonic
Traffic backed up on Freedom Crider Road in New Sewickley, Beaver County, when a dairy truck rolled over about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. The road reopened …

Ditch collapse briefly traps worker in Beaver County

By Tribune-Review
A construction worker at a job site in Beaver County was briefly trapped in a ditch on Monday morning. The worker was digging in the housing development surrounding the Seven Oaks Country Club when dirt fell on him, pinning his …

Ambridge residents committed to rising from rubble

By Natasha Lindstrom
The bulldozers are back in Ambridge this summer, clearing debris from a pair of fires last month that gutted three buildings in the shrinking borough’s …

Surgeon general from Beaver County dies at 87

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, the surgeon general forced out of office by President Nixon for campaigning hard against smoking, died on Tuesday. He …

FirstEnergy delays some needed improvements at Beaver County plant

By David Conti
FirstEnergy Corp. wants to raise its electricity rates for Western Pennsylvania customers by more than 8 percent to pay for system upgrades but will delay …

Parishes where accused priest served to be informed of sex abuse allegation

By Bill Zlatos
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is sending letters to all the parishes where a Beaver County priest worked, informing them of an allegation of sexual abuse against him. “The pastor will make the decision whether he wishes to read the …

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