Little Blue is a two-square mile lagoon containing untold tons of coal combustion waste, and folks who live nearby say it’s made their lives a misery.
From the air it might look like an inviting lake, but Little Blue Run is filled with fly ash and calcium sulfate trapped at FirstEnergy’s Bruce Manfield Plant seven miles away.
More than a hundred concerned citizens packed the Hookstown fire hall in Beaver County to hear plans by First Energy to close a coal waste disposal site.
From the air it looks benign, but for years folks living nearby have contended that the Little Blue coal ash impoundment is contaminating their ground water. The state Department of Environmental Protection now agrees that water seeping from the lagoon has created that potential and has ordered the owner, First Energy, to it shut down.
A burglary suspect was arrested in Beaver County. Samuel Zakutney, 25, of Hookstown, led police on a chase after trying to cash a bad check at the Huntington bank in Rochester Borough.
With its handmade brick and white steeple, the Frankfort Presbyterian Church in Hookstown is picture perfect. But when congregation members like Christine Kelly arrived for Sunday services, something was very wrong with this picture.
State police are investigating a fatal accident in Beaver County early this morning that claimed the life of a 22-year-old man from Hookstown. It happened shortly before 4 a.m. on Route 168 in Hanover Township.