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One person was killed early Sunday morning in a traffic accident in Daugherty Township, emergency dispatchers said. The crash was reported about 3 a.m. on Mercer Road. The Beaver County Coroner’s Office says that 44-year-old Wilbert Kennedy of Ellwood City died of blunt force trauma.
LOCAL PARISHIONERS ARE DISAPPOINTED BY A DECISION BY THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH TO CLOSE A LAWRENCE COUNTY SCHOOL. CITING DECLINING ENROLLMENT, THE DIOCESE HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE HOLIDAY REDEEMER SCHOOL IN ELLWOOD CITY AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR. HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL HAS 42 STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SIXTH GRADE…AND ANOTHER 13 STUDENTS IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR. THE DIOCESE HAS PROMISED TO ASSIST HOLY REDEEMER PARISH PARENTS CONTINUE THEIR CHILDREN’S CATHOLIC EDUCATION…AT SAINT GREGORY SCHOOL IN ZELIENOPLE…AND SAINT MONICA CATHOLIC ACADEMY IN BEAVER FALLS, BOTH OF WHICH ARE ABOUT 10 MILES FROM ELLWOOD CITY.
POLICE HAVE FOUND A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WENT MISSING IN CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP OVER THE WEEKEND. BEAVER COUNTY EMERGENCY DISPATCHERS SAY THE CHILD DISAPPEARED FROM THE 200 BLOCK OF OAKVILLE ROAD IN CHIPPEWA AROUND 4 P-M ON SUNDAY. AROUND 5:45, OFFICIALS AT THE SCENE SAID THE CHILD HAD BEEN FOUND, ALIVE AND WELL, IN A NEIGHBOR’S CLOSET, AFTER FOLLOWING THE NEIGHBOR’S DOG HOME.
It’s a fairly quiet day around Beaver County as the nation observes President’s Day. Many government offices, schools and banks are closed today. Mail delivery is on hold until tomorrow, but most other businesses are open.
A suspicious car at the downtown Amtrak station prompted a response from Pittsburgh police and the bomb squad this morning. Amtrak officials initially contacted police about a car that had been parked overnight. When bomb-sniffing dogs checked out the car, something alerted them and the surrounding area was shut down. However, the vehicle was opened and nothing was found. The roads have since been reopened.