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McKees Rocks council president arrested after lengthy standoff with police

Police said SWAT officers used gas to force council President Keith Schwab out of the house.

about 2 hours ago


 James Freeman of Ohio displays the replica Steelers helmet-telephone that he purchased Sunday at the auction of former Steeler L.C. Greenwood's estate at Johnson Auction Services in Moon.

Bidders tackle Steeler L.C. Greenwood's memorabilia at estate sale

But the biggest find when the auction house inventoried his belongings remained with his family: two Super Bowl rings.

about 9 hours ago


Two unaccounted for in Steubenville house fire

The fire took place around 2 a.m. on Wellesley Avenue, across from the campus of Franciscan University.

about 1 hour ago


 Workers prepare steel beams in March for the next phase in the major rehabilitation of the Parkway West bridges in Carnegie. The Parkway West will close nightly from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79 this week.

Parkway West overnight closures planned this week

The parkway will be closed at 10 p.m. nightly from Green Tree-Crafton to Interstate 79.

about 2 hours ago


Firefighters on scene of McKees Rocks blaze

Witnesses said neighbors helped rescue a man from the burning structure.

about 21 hours ago


Autopsy planned for McKees Rocks shooting victim

Justin Ballard, 26, of McKees Rocks, survived the 11:28 a.m. shooting but later died at Allegheny General Hospital.

1 day ago


Man killed in McKees Rocks shooting

The shooting was reported just before 11:30 a.m. in Third Street Park near Progress and Amelia streets, officials said.

1 day ago


Beaver Falls man to stand trial in 2 Sheraden slayings

Charges of homicide, robbery, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license were bound over against Michael St. Clair, 24.

2 days ago


Coraopolis bank robber sentenced to six years in prison

Prosecutors said he robbed the First National Bank in Coraopolis July 7 and robbed a Citizens Bank on the South Side July 13.

2 days ago


Findlay gets federal waste water grant for upgrades

The grant also aims to help the township’s industrial parks attract and retain businesses and investments in the community.

3 days ago


Reward for information about dead dogs in Beaver County reaches nearly $5,000

Police discovered the remains of about 15 to 20 dogs between Route 51 and the Ohio River on Monday morning.

2 days ago


 Bill Edgar, interim president at Geneva College

Geneva College names interim president

William Edgar will take the place of departing president Ken Smith, who will become a business dean at a Texas college.

3 days ago


Extracurricular activities slowly returning in Sto-Rox

District receiving Title I funding to improve student achievement.

3 days ago


EagleRider motorcycle tourism coming to Carnegie

EagleRider Inc., which rents motorcycles and offers guided tours, will open in June at the former Wright’s used car lot on East Main Street.

3 days ago


South Fayette told it must advertise sale of Star City site

Advertising the site is a requirement of the Pennsylvania First Class Township Code, solicitor Jonathan Kamin told the board.

3 days ago


South Fayette working on revisions to drilling ordinance

Solicitor Jon Kamin referred to a state Supreme Court ruling that said drilling is an industrial use.

3 days ago


Community book bus to bring literacy to West Allegheny School District preschoolers

Converted school bus will serve as traveling reading center for families of children through age 5.

3 days ago


West Allegheny schools get $700,000 grant for 'The Framework for Academic Excellence'

The National Math and Science Initiative funds will be used to increase Advanced Placement courses and enrollment in those courses.

3 days ago


 Pennsylvania State Police adopted the Drug Evaluation and Classification program 11 years ago.

Driving while medicated: Pa. officers undergo training to spot a growing problem

Since 2004, about 129 officers from the state police and municipal departments have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts.

3 days ago


PennDOT to spend $75 million on Beaver County road improvements

Eight projects will improve, preserve or rehabilitate infrastructure such as 10 bridges and 19 miles of roads will be paved or resurfaced.

3 days ago


West at a glance: Lincoln Park board vacancy

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

3 days ago


West scape: Auditions, fundraisers and libraries

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

3 days ago


Moon resident admits bilking investors in coal-mine schemes

Ryan Blumling, 35, pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab.

2 days ago


Montour School District promoted Michael Ghilani to superintendent post

He will replace former superintendent Donald E. Boyer who officially retired on March 30

3 days ago


Parkway West closures announced for the weekend

Both sides of the Parkway West will be closed at times this weekend as a $72.8 million reconstruction project continues.

4 days ago


Reward doubles for information about dogs found dead in Beaver County

Additional donations to the Humane Investigation Fund are welcome, executive director Susan Salyards said.

4 days ago


2 girls injured in Beaver school bus crash; Port Authority, school buses collide in Oakland

No students were on the Central Valley School District bus at the time of the accident, which occurred around 8 a.m.

4 days ago


Pennsylvania child-luring suspect arrested, found in Ohio

Police said the suspect drove up to children in a pickup and tried to get them into the vehicle by offering them candy or a ride.

4 days ago


 The Teva offer sent Mylan shares sharply higher this morning in brisk trading.

Dealing intensifies among Mylan, rival drug makers

Mylan rejected the idea of a Teva takeover last week. Now Perrigo has officially rejected Mylan.

5 days ago


One person killed in Beaver Falls shooting

Officials said the shooting was reported in the 900 block of 13th Street in Beaver Falls about 8:44 a.m.

5 days ago


Former Robinson dentist sentenced to prison for sexual assault

Bruce D. Lanke, 57, of Ross previously pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault of an unconscious person.

6 days ago


Reward offered after discovery of dead dogs in Hopewell

The Beaver County Humane Society is offering $250 for information leading to an arrest.

5 days ago


Heidelberg hires new borough manager

Amanda Loutitt replaces Joe Kauer. Mr. Kauer left Heidelberg last November to takes the manager’s job in Ambridge.

5 days ago


Disabled woman killed in Beaver County house fire

Firefighters said the woman, who used a motorized scooter, was trapped by thick smoke and flames from the fire in Rochester.

1 week ago


Security confiscates handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport

The firearm was the fourth discovered in carry-on bags at the airport this year.

6 days ago


Remains of 15-20 dogs found in Beaver County

Humane officers and Hopewell police responded today to an area along the Ohio River off Route 51 in Hopewell.

6 days ago


Parkway West closures continue this week

Outbound traffic will be restricted to one lane starting one hour after the Pirates and Penguins games have ended.

6 days ago


Greentree Road resurfacing continues this week

Work will occur between Pocono Drive and McKinney Lane with traffic limited to one lane in both directions.

1 week ago


Parkway West to reopen early

PennDOT announced that the Parkway West to reopen early due to “the strong possibility of rain.”

1 week ago


Sto-Rox middle school students to be dismissed on time after evacuation

Students and staff returned to Sto-Rox Middle School hours after being evacuated this afternoon, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.

1 week ago


Lanes to close today on Route 60 in Robinson, Kennedy

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

1 week ago


Paving to restrict Route 51 in McKees Rocks, Stowe

Work will start at 6 p.m. daily.

1 week ago


Judge says Carnegie woman must repay Keystone Oaks school for theft

A judge ordered the woman, who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $90,000 at Keystone Oaks High School, to serve jail time.

1 week ago


 Tino Yaccich of Rochester and Keith Beatty Sr. of White Township are presented with their all-terrain Trackchairs from Rotary District 7300.

Rotary buys all-terrain wheelchairs for wounded warriors

Trackchairs can take veterans into the woods, onto the beach, places a regular wheelchair cannot go.

1 week ago


Effort underway to restore iconic Coraopolis train station

Built in 1895, the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad station in Coraopolis has fallen into disrepair.

1 week ago


 Scott District Magistrate Gary Zyra talks about his 20-plus-years as the district magistrate.

Judge Gary M. Zyra's retirement to end an era

Gary M. Zyra is the most senior of Allegheny County’s 46 magisterial district judges, filling the position in Scott since 1978.

1 week ago


 Margie Slomo of Vanport looks for a number on her boards during a bingo game at The Center at the Mall, a senior center at the Beaver Valley Mall, offering group activities along with a fitness center catering to people 50 years and older.

Lutheran Service Society, Lutheran SeniorLife merge

The merger ensures the continued operation of Meals on Wheels programs that have existed for more than 45 years in Beaver County.

1 week ago


South Fayette receives two proposals for Star City site

Horizon Properties Group included an option to provide the shell of a municipal building free on the property as part of the proposal.

1 week ago


Sto-Rox teachers concerned about Propel

Propel considers opening K-4 school inside Sto-Rox High School to the ire of many.

1 week ago


General Electric selects Findlay site and name

It will build a research and development site at Chapman Westport business park.

1 week ago



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