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 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. 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, was arrested and charged with sexually abusing several young boys. Other stories included , and a Scott Township man who came to the rescue of the injured Pittsburgh Pirates catcher .

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, to learn how you can participate in the news and events on Chartiers Valley Patch.


Chartiers Valley Patch Top 10 Stories

1) : Jan. 28, 2011

2) : May 11, 2011

3) : Sept. 27, 2011

4) : July 12, 2011

5) : Sept. 23, 2011

6) : Sept. 3, 2011

7) : June 16, 2011

8) : July 9, 2011

9) : March 24, 2011

10) : Oct. 31, 2011


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Mike Jones (Editor) December 13, 2011 at 01:11 PM
What's the most memorable story you read on Chartiers Valley Patch in the past year?
Becky Brindle December 13, 2011 at 04:23 PM
Happy birthday, Chartiers Valley Patch! You do a great job, Mike!
Heidi Dezayas December 13, 2011 at 04:37 PM
Happy birthday!!
Andrea Bosco December 13, 2011 at 06:15 PM
Happy Birthday, Char Valley Patch!
Larissa Dudkiewicz December 13, 2011 at 09:34 PM
Happy birthday!!
Zandy Dudiak December 13, 2011 at 10:44 PM
Happy birthday!
Amanda Gillooly December 14, 2011 at 01:07 AM
Happy birthday, budday!


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