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 A vigil was held July 7 for Brooklyn and Ryeley Beatty. The toddlers died after a dresser fell on them  July 4.

Aliquippa parents charged in daughters' deaths

David and Jennifer Beatty were charged with endangering the welfare of children.

about 22 hours ago


Motorcyclist, 22, killed in Beaver County crash

Officials said the motorcyclist crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle near Wildflower Reserve in Independence.

1 day ago


 Farm hands pick carrots at the Kretschmann Family Organic Farm in Rochester.

Gas facility plan divides New Sewickley residents

Cardinal Midstream Inc. has applied for a permit for a proposed 12-acre compressor station site about 2,000 feet from the Kretschmann farm.

1 day ago


Chartiers Valley selects IKM as architect for district projects

IKM Inc. will charge the district 5 percent of the cost for new construction projects and 5.5 percent for renovations.

2 days ago


 Marques Duncan  wears his helmet and safety glasses as he works on a desk at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Students at Emsworth school build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

1 day ago


 Delajah Dennis uses a router on the sides of her desk with assistance from Gary Zangaro at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Holy Family Academy students build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

1 day ago


Moon board votes again to close Hyde school

They also adopted a plan for a K-2 and 3-4 grade-level configuration at the remaining four elementary buildings.

1 day ago


Scott approves sewer repairs

A series of heavy downpours had overloaded some sewers and caused flooding.

2 days ago


Westscape: 'Cool Camp' for kids, Oakdale festival and on stage in North Fayette

Activities throughout the West communities.

1 day ago


 Sean Aiken is the new assistant superintendent of schools for personnel and student support services for West Allegheny School District.

West Allegheny names new assistant superintendent

He replaces William Englert Jr., who is retiring Aug. 29.

1 day ago


Heidelberg moves to regulate exotic animals

The action was sparked by an incident in neighboring Scott, where officials discovered that a resident was keeping 20 exotic snakes.

1 day ago


Alone with their watts: Research delivers a shock

Subjects would rather take an electric jolt than sit quietly without their toys.

1 day ago


Veterans Breakfast Club whets appetites for wartime stories

The Veterans Breakfast Club meets regularly so that veterans of all ages can share their stories.

1 day ago


West at a glance: Route 3 express service, computer recycling, Park Manor work begins

News and happenings through the West communities

1 day ago


 A construction worker drives a forklift  through the still-under-construction Avonworth Primary Center. The K-2 school is scheduled to open next month. Avonworth is awaiting $1.4 million in state reimbursements on its new $23.4 million primary center.

Many Pennsylvania school districts wait for millions in state reimbursements

The reason: Legislators included only a modest increase to the fund that since 1973 has provided partial reimbursements to districts.

1 day ago


Kennedy man’s shooting death ruled a homicide

A Kennedy man died of gunshot wounds to the head and neck Monday, and Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating.

1 day ago


Drug kingpin Dorsett, nephew of NFL Hall of Famer, may be headed back to prison

Anthony A. Dorsett, 37, of Aliquippa, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was ordered to appear for a revocation hearing Aug. 19.

2 days ago


 A Port Authority bus is examined at the  Kirwan Heights exit of Interstate 79 southbound early this morning. No passengers were on board and the driver was unhurt.

Bus catches fire; no one hurt

Spokeswoman Heather Pharo said the bus was returning to the Collier garage when it caught fire near the Kirwan Heights interchange.

2 days ago


 Don Kretschmann, owner of Kretschmann Family Organic Farm, cleans carrots at his farm in Rochester, Beaver County.

Beaver County farmer says Marcellus compressor threatens farm's future

A Community Supported Agriculture organic farm operation will fight at a hearing tonight against a permit for a compressor station nearby.

2 days ago


Virginia company will pay $343,000 to settle Medicare fraud claim

American International Biotechnology billed for unneeded tests at Lions Medical Center in Greene County, the Justice Department said.

2 days ago


Chartiers Valley selects architect for district project

The Chartiers Valley School Board voted 7-1 on Tuesday to appoint IKM Inc. as district architects for an upcoming project.

3 days ago


Detectives investigating shooting death in Kennedy

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the "suspicious death" of a Kennedy man.

3 days ago


 Jeffrey Schrott.

Coraopolis man arrested in connection with two bank robberies

Jeffrey Schrott, 33, of Coraopolis, surrendered to Pittsburgh police on Sunday, city public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

3 days ago


Boy hit by train in Beaver County

A 14-year-old boy hit by a train in Homewood Borough, Beaver County Monday night is being taken to the hospital by ambulance

3 days ago


Moon votes to close Hyde Elementary

Board members, ignoring the protests of a furious parents, voted Monday night to close R. Hyde Elementary School in an effort to save money.

3 days ago


Parents, directors want to reopen discussion of school merger in Moon

The public was blocked from speaking at the first meeting after the motion was amended, and again at a June 30 meeting.

5 days ago


3 women arrested in child custody case

Police say the women took the juveniles from the hearing, where court officials were in the process of terminating parental custody rights.

6 days ago


Pennsylvania Department of Education says Rosslyn Farms must remain part of Carlynton district

The ruling upholds the department's May 2013 decision.

1 week ago


Injunction sought against closure of Moon's Hyde Elementary, merger with Cornell

The group’s attorney, Jack Cambest, said the litigants believe the Sunshine Act was violated during the voting process.

1 week ago


West municipal news: Bridgeville, Coraopolis, Heidelberg and Collier

News briefs from Bridgeville, Coraopolis, Heidelberg and Collier.

1 week ago


Aliquippa man gets two life terms for 2008 double murder

Devon Shealey, 28, of Aliquippa, was involved in the double homicide of Richard and Demetria Harper, both 32, in their home.

1 week ago


Paving to restrict traffic on Montour Run, Beaver Grade roads

An alternating one-way pattern will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for two days.

1 week ago


Carnegie trash collector expects to eliminate backlog this week

The general manager for Republic Services said out-of-state workers have been brought in to help with personnel shortages.

1 week ago


Collier denies variance request for town home plan

Starship Development had planned to build a $4 million townhouse development on Rennerdale Elementary School site on Noblestown Road.

1 week ago


Bridgeville OKs study for sign project

The signs would welcome visitors and help them find destinations, such as the municipal building, parks and library.

1 week ago


Lawrence Walsh: An E-Zpass scam? Not so, says the Pa. Turnpike Commission

E-ZPass is the electronic toll collection program that offers motorists the convenience of paying tolls without cash or tickets.

1 week ago




More cameras to guard over Chartiers Valley students

The district will install about 50 more cameras at its primary school as part of an expanded safety program.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley School District hires new athletic director; former AD says he was 'terminated'

Angela Potthoff will be the sixth woman named as athletic director among 143 schools in Western Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley buses get GPS trackers

The school board said the GPS tracker will enable the transportation department to view where the buses are at all times.

1 week ago


 Sarah Buffington

A history buff who loves clothes

Sarah Buffington preserves her passions for history and clothing by working as a curator at Old Economy Village.

1 week ago


West at a glance: Ingram celebration, Ambridge food drive, bridge closing in N. Fayette

Celebration features food and entertainment 

1 week ago


 Robyn McKee, 27, left, of Plum gets spelling help from Tirzah DeCaria, co-director of Creative Citizen Studios, during a session at the Union Project on Tuesday. Ms. DeCaria and Kirsten Ervin founded Creative Citizen to give people with developmental and intellectual disabilities an outlet for creativity and an opportunity to participate in community activities.

Art for all: Creative Citizen Studios offers opportunity for people with disabilities

Art students will take part in a puppet show this month as part of the Weather Permitting series at Shadyside Nursery.

1 week ago


 Jeffrey Schrott.

Suspect in Coraopolis bank robbery now accused of robbing South Side bank

Police have obtained a warrant charging Jeffrey Schrott, 33, of Coraopolis, with robbing the Citizens Bank inside the Giant Eagle on Sunday.

1 week ago


 Carl DiRuscia and his dog Mia walk back to their house Tuesday after checking for damage following a propane explosion at a neighboring home that killed two people on ​​Louthan Road in South Beaver, Beaver County. The coroner idenified the victims as Ray ​​Trautvetter, 74, and his wife, Janet, 69.

2 people killed in Beaver County house explosion

Fire crews were told to keep their distance because ammunition inside was going off, spewing some debris a quarter of a mile away.

1 week ago


FBI, police seek man who robbed Dollar Bank in Crafton

The FBI and Crafton police are asking for help identifying a man they say robbed the Dollar Bank at 45 Walsh Road

1 week ago


Beaver County sheriff returns in triumph, says he'll run again

Beaver County Sheriff George David was acquitted last week of criminal charges related to alleged threats he made.

1 week ago


Shots fired at driver along Route 18 in Big Beaver

State police said a passenger in a vehicle started shooting into the windshield of Kevin Haskins' vehicle, causing him to lose control.

1 week ago


Death of infant in Aliquippa remains a mystery

Tthe Beaver County coroner says the autopsy that was conducted on Dekhi Hill, age two-months-and-three-weeks, was inconclusive.

1 week ago


Route 65 ramp to I-79 closed for inspection

The ramp from Ohio River Boulevard to southbound Interstate 79 in Glenfield will close from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday for ramp inspections.

1 week ago



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