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Plum reinstates superintendent placed on leave after teacher sex scandal

Timothy Glasspool will return as superintendent of Plum Schools four months after he was placed on paid, administrative leave in the wake of a teacher ...

Plum school officials allowed teacher to prey on students, federal lawsuit alleges

Faced with accusations of sexual assaults by a politically powerful teacher, Plum school officials did nothing for more than three years, allowing the teacher to ...

Plum Borough manager takes rebranding effort to Chamber

As officials continue to roll out Plum's rebranding effort, borough Manager Michael Thomas met with Plum Chamber of Commerce members at a Sept. 21 luncheon ...

Oakmont Carnegie Library's new preschool a hit, resumes in January

A new Oakmont Carnegie Library preschool program that has excited parents and children ends its inaugural run this Saturday but will return next year. "I think ...

Career-showcase Vocations Series kicks off at Plum library

Plum Borough Community Library officials will launch a new event series Thursday that's geared toward showcasing careers to young people. "What we're trying to do ...

Plum officials continue to deal with trash-bin exchange requests

Plum officials continue to address residents' trash-bin issues and exchange requests. "We've made a lot of exchanges. We're still making exchanges as we speak," borough Manager ...

Grant will boost literacy programs at Plum's Holiday Park Elementary

Plum Borough School District's Holiday Park Elementary literacy programs will get a boost through a Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant. Holiday Park Elementary reading intervention teacher ...

Law firm to present report to Plum school board about employees mentioned in grand jury document

Plum Borough School District directors will receive a law firm's report Tuesday about district employees mentioned in an Allegheny County grand jury document. Lee ...

Plum Council moving toward financing new trucks for 2 VFDs

Plum Council plans to finance two new pumper trucks — one each for the Renton and Holiday Park volunteer fire departments. Council unanimously approved advertising an ...

Organizers excited for second annual Plum Community Parade

Plans for Plum's second annual Community Parade are nearly complete. The committee met Sept. 14 to discuss the event scheduled for 10 a.m. on Oct. 1. ...

PennDOT grant sought to continue East Hills DUI Task Force funding

Plum officials have applied for a PennDOT grant to continue funding the East Hills DUI Task Force. Council unanimously adopted a resolution Sept. 12 authorizing council ...

Plum School Board, architects to air project ideas for public

Plum Borough School District officials want to bring back VEBH Architects to discuss possible future projects, including a sixth-grade addition to Oblock Junior High and ...

Fire destroys 19th-century McJunkin farmhouse in Plum

An old farmhouse along New Texas Road, built when Plum was a township and not a borough, burned down last week. Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department ...

See plans, detour for New Texas Road bridge replacement at Sept. 29 meeting in Plum

A pre-construction meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Plum Borough Municipal Building, 4575 New Texas Raod, for the ...

Plum 2011 grad training as naval aviator with squadron in Texas

Plum native Justin Creighan wants nothing more than to serve his country, and is learning how to do so through the Navy. Creighan, 23, is a ...

Circle of Stitchers marking decade of fun, fellowship, service projects in Plum

Circle of Stitchers, a Plum community group of knitters, crocheters and stitchers of all kinds, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. "We very much enjoy ...

Photo gallery: American Legion Post 980 car cruise

American Legion Post 980, 7824 Saltsburg Road in Plum, holds weekly car cruises on Tuesdays. The Sept. 6 car cruise drew vintage, antique and collectible ...

Plum School Board approves $7M+ bond issue for buses, pensions

Plum Borough School District officials will incur more debt via a bond issue that will finance bus-fleet upgrading and pension payments. Board President Kevin Dowdell, Vice ...

Drawings for town center in Plum expected Oct. 3

Conceptual drawings of Plum Town Center, a proposed public/private development on 110 borough-owned acres in the Renton section of Plum, will be revealed at next ...

Former teacher takes over children's programming role at Plum library

Plum Borough Community Library officials have welcomed borough resident Tammy Andrew as their new children's program coordinator. Andrew, 55, a former Franklin Regional School District first-grade ...


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