It's Our Birthday!
We're celebrating Chartiers Valley Patch's first anniversary by listing our top stories from 2011.
It’s our 1st Patchiversary!
It was on Dec. 13, 2010 that we launched Chartiers Valley Patch and quickly became the news hub for everything happening in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg and Scott. Now, there are a dozen other Patch websites in western Pennsylvania, and nearly 900 across the country.
Our biggest story of the year was about the newborns swaddled in Terrible Towels at St. Clair Hospital just before the Super Bowl. It quickly went viral and was “Liked” by more than 3,000 people across the country on Facebook.
There were other interesting stories such as the firing – and subsequent re-hiring – of Spencer Stefko as the high school girls’ basketball coach. The story received 111 comments and the firestorm that followed led to Stefko’s reinstatement as coach three weeks later.
There were also disturbing stories that shocked many readers. In July, a Tender Care daycare worker was arrested and charged with sexually abusing several young boys. Other stories included a fatal crash on I-79 in South Fayette, a fire that heavily damaged two Bridgeville homes and a Scott Township man who came to the rescue of the injured Pittsburgh Pirates catcher during a road rage incident.
Who could have imagined so many things were happening in our hometowns?
Thanks for reading over the past year, and we’re looking forward to continue providing you with great news stories and community events during our second year! If you’re new to our site, please watch our welcome video to learn how you can participate in the news and events on Chartiers Valley Patch.
Chartiers Valley Patch Top 10 Stories
1) Steeler Nation Welcomes New Arrivals: Jan. 28, 2011
2) Stefko Removed as Girls Basketball Coach: May 11, 2011
3) Cecil Couple Attacked at WVU Football Game: Sept. 27, 2011
4) Daycare Employee Accused of Molesting Boy: July 12, 2011
5) Three Killed in I-79 Crash: Sept. 23, 2011
6) Two Bridgeville Homes Damaged by Fire: Sept. 3, 2011
7) Scott Man Helps Injured Pirates Catcher During Road Rage Dispute: June 16, 2011
8) Man Kills Himself at St. Clair Hospital: July 9, 2011
9) School Assembly Riles Some Parents: March 24, 2011
10) Shoppes on Bower Hill Finally Coming Down: Oct. 31, 2011