Three Injured in Crash In Chippewa Township

Three people were injured this morning in a two-vehicle crash in Chippewa. It happened just before 10:00 this morning on Route 51 at Chippewa Town Center. Police say the vehicles collided when one was making a left onto Route 51 and the other was making a left into the Walmart parking lot. The three victims – a woman in her 70’s, and the drivers of both vehicles involved – were taked to local hospitals. Their names and conditions have not been released. However, officials say none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

W.P.I.A.L. Champs are celebrated at Coaches Corner

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Aliquippa Head Football Coach Mike Zmijanac

(Bridgewater, PA)  Aliquippa Head Football Coach Coach Mike Zmijanac and a number of his W.P.I.A.L. Champion Aliquippa Quips players were the featured guests on the weekly sports talk show “Coaches Corner” on 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA.  With their victory over South Fayette this past Saturday at Heinz Field, The Quips earned the right to be invited to “Coaches Corner” at Robert’s Roadside Inn yet another time. Continue reading →

Royal Dutch Shell Closing Franklin Park Office Next Summer

Royal Dutch Shell is closing an office near Pittsburgh next summer, but that won’t affect a pending decision on whether to build a major petrochemical plant in Beaver County. Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that most of the 180 workers at its Franklin Park office who are involved in gas and oil drilling will be moved to Houston, the company’s U.S. headquarters. She says the decision won’t affect ongoing efforts to redevelop a former zinc plant for possible use as a petrochemical cracker plant in Potter Township. Shell hasn’t formally committed to the project, but has spent millions on the site.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Implements Non-Stop Highway Speed Toll

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is implementing a cashless tolling system for motorists crossing the Delaware River Bridge from New Jersey into Pennsylvania on Interstate 276. Here’s how it works: A camera will snap a photo of your license plate and then mail a bill to your home. The system is the first-ever cashless tolling point in the state. It’s called “Toll By Plate” and is for non-E-Z-Pass customers. An invoice for the toll of $6.75 will be mailed to the registered vehicle owner’s home. Toll By Plate is only available at the new tolling point at the turnpike’s Delaware River Bridge. The second cashless tolling pilot project is planned for the Beaver Valley Expressway in mid to late 2016.

Seneca Valley To Test ‘Flexible Instruction Day’ Concept

A local school district has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to test out a new teaching concept to prevent snow days from piling up. Seneca Valley School District will turn to technology to test out a flexible instruction day (FID). On Friday, February 12th, students will stay home from school, but it is not a day off. Instead, students will be taught over the internet. If the test goes well, the district could implement more flexible instructional days in the future during inclement weather.

Several Beaver County Police Departments Recognized For Traffic Safety Efforts

Several Beaver County police departments have been recognized by AAA for traffic safety efforts, several of which received platinum awards. AAA East Central Safety Adviser J.J. Miller tells Beaver County Radio’s Pat Septak that the local departments receiving the platinum award are: Beaver, New Brighton Area, New Sewickley Township, Moon Township and Cranberry Township. The Rochester police department received a gold award from AAA. Silver award recipients are: Aliquippa, Beaver Falls, Conway and Hopewell Township police departments.

Fallen Tree On Wires Knocks Beaver County Radio Off The Air During Noonday Report

Some Beaver Falls businesses and residents were without power for a short time Monday after a tree that someone was cutting down along 15th street fell onto some power lines. Duquesne Light crews worked during the early afternoon hours to repair the problem. The WBVP and WMBA studios were among those affected by the outage, knocking both stations off the air, which delayed the Noonday Report by an hour. The very popular Yankee Trader show was cancelled for the day.

Deer Goes Through Truck Windshield In Crash On Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lawrence County

State police say a medical helicopter was called to an accident involving a utility truck and a deer Monday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lawrence County. The accident was reported shortly before 2:00 yesterday afternoon near mile marker 4.5 in Homewood, between the Gateway Toll Plaza and the New Castle interchange. Police say a witness reported that the deer went through the windshield, hitting a person inside the truck. The victim’s name and condition have not been released.

15 Killed In Crashes Statewide Over Holiday Weekend

15 people died in car crashes investigated statewide by the Pennsylvania state police over the long Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. State police say they responded to slightly more than 1,000 crashes in which 272 people were injured during the five-day holiday weekend that stretched from Nov. 25 through Nov. 29. Police say 91 of those crashes involved alcohol, seven of which were fatal.