The Beaver County Times
Beaver County Times offices.jpg
Offices of the Times in Beaver
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Michael Weyland
Founded1851; 172 years ago (1851)
CityBeaver, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
OCLC number14348988

The Beaver County Times is a daily newspaper published in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, and serving the north-western Pittsburgh suburbs. The Times is a direct descendant of many of Beaver County's newspapers, starting with the Minerva, first published in 1807, and generally believed to have been the county's first newspaper.[1] The Beaver Times was founded by Michael Weyland and was published from 1851 to 1895, when the name was changed to the Beaver Argus. It was changed again to The Daily Times, which was published from 1909 to 1946 and operated by John L. Stewart and E. L. Freeland. It was sold in 1946 to S. W. Calkins, who combined it with the Aliquippa Gazette, which he acquired in 1943. The paper was known as The Beaver Valley Times until 1957, when it became The Beaver County Times after its acquisition of the Ambridge Daily Citizen. In 1979, The Times purchased the only other daily newspaper in the county, The News Tribune of Beaver Falls.

The Times currently produces over-the-top content including their flagship news program The Times Today, Game On, History in a Minute, Get Out This Weekend, and more.[2]

One of the paper's biggest milestones was when the publications changed from evening to morning on April 7, 1997. Archival issues of The Beaver County Times can be viewed online at Google News.[3]

Times owner Calkins Media was acquired by GateHouse Media in 2017,[4] and GateHouse was merged into Gannett in 2019.[5] Since 2017, The Beaver County Times has experienced massive cuts in staff, as well as the newspaper's coverage.[6]

It is the sole newspaper covering Beaver County.[6]


  1. ^ "Mocavo and Findmypast are coming together -".
  2. ^ Video Gallery, Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Beaver County Times, Google News. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Hebbard, D. B. (2017-06-19). "Calkins Media sells its newspaper properties to Ogden Newspapers and GateHouse Media". Talking New Media. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  5. ^ Tracy, Marc (November 19, 2019). "Gannett, Now Largest U.S. Newspaper Chain, Targets 'Inefficiencies'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  6. ^ a b "In a Pennsylvania town, a Facebook group fills the local news void". NBC News. Retrieved 2021-04-05.


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