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Ohio school district ends Midland contract

By Bobby Kerlik 10:34 a.m.
Incoming high school students in the Midland Borough School District in Beaver County won’t be attending high school in East Liverpool this fall. The Ohio school district this week abruptly opted out of its contract to accept Midland students. Midland closed its high school in 1986 but operates an elementary-middle school. ...

Missing $1.4M triggers probe of tax collection in Baden

By Michael Hasch
The Baden tax collector resigned this week, and auditors found they could not account for $1.4 million in school district tax collections from the last fiscal year, the borough solicitor said Thursday. The resignation was just one of the exhibits in ...

Woman charged with killing Cleveland police chief’s brother declared brain dead

By Bill Vidonic
The Cleveland woman who shot herself on a Beaver County highway Tuesday after being accused of killing the Cleveland police chief’s brother died Thursday, the Allegheny County medical examiner said. Dana Johnson, 36, who had been on life support at …

Wolf tax proposal puts Beaver County Shell plant at risk, gas group head says

By David Conti
Royal Dutch Shell warned Gov. Tom Wolf that policies which hurt gas production could affect the company’s decision on whether to build a multibillion-dollar plant in Beaver County to turn ethane into plastics, the head of a gas industry group ...

Federal grand jury indicts Beaver County man on child pornography charges

By Brian Bowling
A Beaver County man in May and July made sexually explicit photographs of two girls, federal prosecutors say. A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Tyler Seevers, 24, of Hopewell on two counts each of producing child pornography and possessing child pornography. ...

Woman suspected of slaying Cleveland police chief’s brother attempts suicide in Beaver County

By Bill Vidonic
A woman suspected of killing the Cleveland police chief’s brother shot herself Tuesday in front of state troopers and left a note that described what ...

Probe targets Baden tax office

By Michael Hasch
An investigation is under way into allegations of a substantial amount of money missing from a tax collector’s office in Beaver County, the district attorney confirmed Tuesday night. The investigation began Monday when District Attorney Anthony Berosh said his office received ...

Former Beaver County teacher pleads guilty to giving alcohol to 18-year-olds

By Adam Brandolph
A former New Brighton Area School District teacher who had sex with two 18-year-old students will serve one year of probation for giving alcohol to ...

Shell, Center Township discuss relocating wells

By Bill Vidonic
Center Township Water Authority is negotiating with Royal Dutch Shell about relocating four aquifer wells located on the site of a proposed petrochemical plant in Potter, Beaver County, the authority’s vice chairman said Thursday. Should Shell build on the Potter site ...

Fire, explosions destroy 2 Beaver County homes

By Tony Raap
A fire destroyed two homes in Beaver County early Friday, a dispatch supervisor said. The fire started about 12:30 a.m. in a home on Lacock Street ...

Woman hit by vehicle in Beaver flown to hospital

By Michael Hasch
A pedestrian was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after being struck by a vehicle Thursday in Beaver, county emergency dispatchers said. Police and paramedics were called at 3:33 p.m. for the report of a woman who had been hit at 3:33 ...

Traffic pileup reported on Turnpike in Beaver County

By Trib Total Media
Six vehicles were involved in a traffic pileup Saturday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in North Sewickley, Beaver County, an emergency dispatcher said. The crash happened about 1:45 p.m. near mile marker 17 with no injuries, according to the turnpike’s ...

Steam from Beaver Valley nuclear station may have iced bridge deck in fatal crash, police say

By Tribune-Review
Shippingport police say steam from the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station’s cooling towers could have caused icy conditions that led to a fatal three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning. The accident happened about 7 a.m. on the Shippingport Bridge over the Ohio …

Selfie lands another suspect — man wanted in Beaver County assault – behind bars

By Jason Cato
Bus ticket in hand, Donald Harrison unwittingly shared a selfie on social media that soon resulted in Ambridge police  trading his bus seat for a ...

Babies R Us, furniture maker sued in Beaver County dresser deaths

By Tony Raap
A lawyer representing the estates of two toddlers who were crushed by a fallen dresser in their Beaver County home has sued a Babies R Us store and a New Jersey furniture maker. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of ...

Pittsburgh man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Ambridge crash

By Tony Raap
Ambridge police have charged a Pittsburgh man in connection with a fatal crash last month in Beaver County. Jeremy Ray Hurst, 36, is charged with ...

FirstEnergy, Beaver County residents reach agreement in Little Blue Run lawsuit

By Brian Bowling
A group of Beaver County residents reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that claimed the Little Blue Run coal waste dump damaged their properties and will continue to for decades, according to federal court records. A similar lawsuit in West ...

Job training funds likely paid salaries at Western Pa. nonprofit, lawyer says

By Jason Cato
State investigators likely will find that nearly $1 million intended for job training in Beaver, Greene and Washington counties instead was spent on salaries for top officials of a nonprofit agency, a lawyer advising elected officials in charge of the ...

Ohio River trail council readies for next phase

By Tory N. Parrish
The Ohio River Trail Council is moving forward with plans to establish a 41-mile route that will connect 26 Allegheny and Beaver county communities. The group plans to start a phase two project study in the spring that will include the ...

Duquesne Light work to slow turnpike traffic

By Tribune-Review
Motorists traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Beaver Valley (Exit 13) and Butler Valley (Exit 39) interchanges may experience delays Monday because of two intermittent, 15-minute traffic paces scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., turnpike officials said. During the 15-minute ...

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