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Autumn festival in Ambridge taps 19th-century charm

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Old Economy Village, home to the 19th-century Harmonist Society in what now is Ambridge, has held various festivals over the years. There was Kunstfest, a festival to commemorate Harmonist crafts; Erntefest, a harvest festival; and Oktoberfest, a fall celebration of …

PennDOT truck overturns in Beaver County; 2 may be trapped

By Tribune-Review 1:41 p.m.
Police believe two people were trapped in the wreckage of an overturned PennDOT truck in Beaver County Thursday, according to emergency dispatchers. The truck overturned into a creek in the 500 block of Grange Road in Brighton around 1:15 p.m. …

Western Pa. colleges to emphasize curricula for energy, industrial fields

By Aaron Aupperlee
Colleges in Western Pennsylvania are gearing up to emphasize curricula that prepares students for jobs in energy and industrial fields. Rosedale Technical Institute in Kennedy, …

Beaver County man admits to stealing hundreds of thousands from employer

By Brian Bowling
A Beaver County man on Monday admitted in federal court to stealing money from his former employer by submitting invoices from a fake company. Peter A. Kalemon, 45, of Aliquippa pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud. As a …

Ambridge junior ROTC instructor faces more charges

By Margaret Harding
Ambridge police filed new charges against a junior ROTC instructor accused of drunkenly arguing with a school board president. Carl Curtis, 48, of Economy faces …

Ambridge student with gun in truck faces charges

By Rick Wills
Ambridge Area High School was on a 30-minute lockdown Thursday when it was discovered that a student had a revolver in his truck. School officials became aware of the incident when a student was seen with the weapon in the …

Agents search Independence property as part of “enforcement action”

By Tribune-Review
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched an Independence, Beaver County, property Tuesday afternoon. Supervisory Special Agent Joe Price said the search was an “enforcement action” as part of an investigation at the home along Route …

Ambridge JROTC instructor on leave after he, his wife and school board president are cited at bar

By Margaret Harding
After getting hit over the head with a beer mug by his wife and engaging in an expletive-filled argument with the president of the school …

Remembering Flight 427: Hopewell disaster ‘changed aviation history’

By Tom Fontaine
A Boeing 737 takes off or lands somewhere every two seconds. The best-selling jetliner in history is a workhorse, used for about one of every …

Families of Flight 427 victims to gather in Moon for last memorial service

By Tom Fontaine
Organizers expect about 150 people to attend a 20th anniversary memorial service for USAir Flight 427 on Monday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in …

Owner of closed Ambridge bar sues chief of police, claiming graft

By Brian Bowling
The owner of a closed Ambridge bar claims the police chief and another officer caused him to lose his license because the majority of his patrons were black and he refused to give the chief a payoff. Edward G. Brosky, …

No injuries reported in Beaver Falls fire

By Tribune-Review
An electrical fire at a Beaver Falls church caused an estimated $80,000 in damage on Friday morning, but city Fire Chief Mark Stowe said church officials plan to hold worship services there on Sunday. A janitor reported the fire at …

Man charged in Beaver County with lewd library exposure, recordings

By The Associated Press
Police say a man exposed himself at a Beaver County library and recorded videos aimed up the skirts of women using a camera he placed beneath tables there. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Preston Sager, 47, of …

Man charged in June 2013 accident that killed Aliquippa woman

By Tribune-Review
A Center, Beaver County, man is charged by state police with killing an Aliquippa woman in a drunken driving accident in June 2013. Frank J. Malone, 66, faces charges of homicide by vehicle while driving drunk, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault …

Coast Guard officer sets anchor on long career keeping Western Pa. waterways safe

By Karen Kadilak
Todd Talasky said he enjoyed every day of the nearly 37 years he served in the Coast Guard before retiring last week as its most …

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 …

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 …

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