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Beaver County daughter, terminally ill mom bond through Penguins hockey

By Jason Mackey
Michelle Hardy has little use for the NHL offseason. Told she has 12 to 18 months to live because of a terminal form of brain cancer, Hardy, 46, wants hockey back — and soon. “I’m sad hockey season is over,” Hardy ...

Some charges dropped in Beaver County teen’s overdose death

By Bill Vidonic
A Beaver County judge dismissed some of the charges against two men in the overdose death of a high school student last year. Online court records show that President Judge John D. McBride dismissed counts of involuntary manslaughter and evidence …

Old Economy in Ambridge reschedules its American Celebration event for Aug. 8

By Tribune-Review
Old Economy Village has postponed its An American Celebration event scheduled Saturday, citing severe weather expected during the weekend. The historic village in Ambridge rescheduled the event for Aug. 8, Michael S. Knecht, site administrator, said Thursday. …

Beaver County girl, 15, killed when tree falls in severe storms at church camp

By The Associated Press
A 15-year-old Beaver County girl on a church camping trip was killed by trees knocked over during severe storms in the Allegheny National Forest, a coroner and forest officials said. Alexis Turner of New Brighton was killed Tuesday morning, Warren County ...

Beaver Co. jail on generator power because of storms

By Rick Wills
Unstable weather on Tuesday forced the Beaver County Jail to rely on generator power and dumped 2.3 inches of rain in Lawrence County, the National Weather Service said. The jail in Hopewell is on generator power because bad weather knocked …

Shell gets state permits for proposed cracker plant in Beaver County

By David Conti
Pennsylvania regulators issued air and water permits that would allow Royal Dutch Shell to begin building a proposed petrochemical plant in Beaver County, the Department ...

Veon comes out of jail swinging, vows to be Pa.’s ‘Comeback Kid’

By Tom Fontaine
A day after being paroled from prison, once-powerful state Rep. Mike Veon lashed out at former Gov. Tom Corbett for leading the prosecution against him ...

Gyrocopter touches down in Beaver County

By Bill Vidonic
Members of the Condor Aero Club couldn’t contain their fascination as a Northern Ireland man dropped from the gray skies over the Zelienople Municipal Airport ...

No one hurt in fire in Beaver County apartment building

By Tribune-Review
Five apartments were evacuated during an early-morning fire at an apartment building in Beaver County, according to emergency personnel. The two-alarm fire began just before 4 a.m. at a building on Midland Heights Circle in Midland, according to an emergency …

Former Pa. Rep. Mike Veon released from prison after 5 years

By Tom Fontaine
A once-powerful state legislator who was convicted in Pennsylvania’s “Bonusgate” scandal is out of prison after serving five years, his attorney said Thursday. “I can’t tell ...

Fugitive convicted of sex crimes in Beaver County caught after 19 years

By Adam Brandolph
A Beaver County man arrested Thursday in Oklahoma evaded authorities for nearly 20 years by using an alias. Lynn Owen Cozart, 63, of Enon Valley was ...

Heavy storms roll through Western Pa., trees, power lines down

By Michael Hasch
Severe thunderstorms rolled through the region, putting parts of Allegheny, Beaver, Washington and Westmoreland counties under a flash flood warning at least until early Friday. “Doppler radar indicated several thunderstorms producing heavy rain ... with at least one to two …

Employee of tree cutting service seriously injured by falling log in Beaver County

By Bill Vidonic
A 19-year-old woman who works for a tree-cutting service was seriously injured Wednesday in Beaver County when a 50-pound log fell nearly 35 feet and struck her in the head, police said. The employee of Marshall Tree Experts in Wayne, Lawrence ...

Allegheny Foundation boosts effort to turn old Beaver train station into cultural center

By Tony Raap
An effort to transform a century-old Beaver train station into a cultural and events center is getting a financial boost from a foundation created by the Trib’s late publisher. The Beaver Area Heritage Foundation on Monday received $500,000 from the ...

Convicted former House member Veon to be released from prison

By Tom Fontaine
One of the highest-profile legislators to be convicted in Pennsylvania’s “Bonusgate” scandal is scheduled to be released Thursday from state prison, a prison spokeswoman said. Mike ...

Teen rescued from Ohio River in Beaver County

By Tony Raap
Emergency crews on Tuesday rescued a teenage girl from the Ohio River in Beaver County. The girl was swimming with two friends shortly after 3 p.m. in the river near Route 65 when she was swept up in a fast-moving ...

Shell closes on Beaver County land for potential ethane cracker

By Tribune-Review
Royal Dutch Shell on Monday closed on its purchase of a former zinc smelter site in Beaver County where it is considering building a plant …

More storms bring flash flooding to Western Pennsylvania

Staff and Wire Reports
Thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the region prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warnings for most of Western Pennsylvania on Tuesday …

Western Pa. wakes up to flooding from heavy overnight storms

By Paul Peirce
David Dunlap’s wife, Dianne, nudged him awake just before 5 a.m. Monday to tell him Loyalhanna Creek had overflowed its banks. “Panic always sets in at ...

Man loses parts of legs after being hit by train in Beaver County

By Tribune-Review
A man lost portions of both legs Saturday when he was struck by a train in Homewood, Beaver County, emergency dispatchers said. The man was on an ATV on Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks at Main Street in the borough around …

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