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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 the budget cut advances Geneva’s commitment to student affordability. “Today’s …

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 …

Pittsburgh diocese suspends Beaver County priest during sex-abuse investigation

By Chris Fleisher
A Beaver County priest who once served as chaplain at Pittsburgh International Airport and an Air National Guard station has been placed on administrative leave …

Polo brings Darlington community together in Beaver County

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Glenn Watterson Sr. mounted his horse and trotted it to the field, mallet in hand. He was off to play polo — a sport that …

Notorious killer Baumhammers granted public defender

By Brian Bowling
A Mt. Lebanon man whose racially motivated April 2000 shooting spree ultimately killed six people will get a federal public defender to handle the federal appeal of his death sentence, a judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer …

Investor helps Anchor Hocking’s parent win reprieve from lenders

By Chris Fleisher
Anchor Hocking’s parent company has received a  $20 million investment from its majority shareholder and has worked out an agreement with lenders that gives the glassware manufacturer some relief as it deals with financial troubles. In a regulatory filing Thursday, …

Killer Baumhammers wants public defender for death sentence appeal

By Brian Bowling
A man sentenced to death in a racially charged shooting spree in 2000 wants a federal public defender to handle the federal appeal of his death sentences. An Allegheny County jury in 2001 convicted Richard Baumhammers, 49, an unemployed immigration …

Lenders could move against Anchor Hocking as extension expires

By Chris Fleisher
Anchor Hocking has run out of time on an agreement to keep lenders at bay after defaulting on a loan, though the company said it is trying to reach a resolution that would keep it in business. In a regulatory …

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