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Program helps Western Pa. students develop awareness of water resources

By Megan Guza
Elementary students from Trinity Area watched recently as the young brook trout they’d raised escaped the unseasonable heat and splashed into the cool waters of Mingo Creek. “This is the best educational program I’ve ever seen,” said Jack Minnick, principal of ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Armed bandit holds up Leechburg gas station

By Tribune-Review 4:12 p.m.
A armed bandit robbed a Leechburg gas station Thursday evening. The bandit walked into the Sunoco store at 265 Market St. at about 9:15 p.m., pointed a pistol at a clerk and got an unknown amount of cash and cigarettes …

Your Carlynton News

Bridgeville man ready to reboot ‘Robot Repair’ at Pittsburgh airport

By David Mayernik Jr. 3:58 p.m.
Robot 65 sits in one corner of Toby Fraley’s house in Bridgeville. Fraley, 37, a self-employed artist, doesn’t give proper names to the numerous robots — which now number into the 80s — he’s constructed out of jugs, thermoses, vacuum cleaners ...

Your Cranberry News

Seneca Valley’s preliminary budget includes tax increase

By Rick Wills
Seneca Valley’s school board approved a preliminary budget that raises taxes — but by less than the administration originally proposed. The 3.45-mill increase passed 8-0 last week. Board member Jeanette Lahm was absent. The owner of a home valued at $207,750 ...

Your FoxChapel News

Drake: Promoting community center O’Hara woman’s new duty

By Sharon Drake
Monica Gay began her role of marketing and development for Boyd Community Center this week. Her first move is reviewing past programs, sifting through old grant proposals and searching records. “I’ll read as much as I can get my hands on and ...

Your Hempfield News

Youngwood veteran officially joins the Class of 1945

By Renatta Signorini 2:52 p.m.
There was never a high school diploma with Donald R. Walko’s name on it. In 1944, Walko decided to leave what was then Youngwood High School to join the Navy during World War II and never finished his senior year, according ...

Your Latrobe News

Westmoreland used car dealers indicted in fraud

By Paul Peirce
A Belle Vernon man and a Greensburg woman who operated a string of used-car dealerships in Greensburg, Latrobe and McKeesport were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for under-reporting revenues by more than $2.7 million over four ...

Your McKeesport News

Officials envision reinvigorated Allegheny County Airport

By Patrick Cloonan
The county airport authority wants West Mifflin’s Allegheny County Airport to be a destination — but not for commuter flights. That sums up a meeting borough officials had Monday with new authority CEO Christina Cassotis that came 24 hours before a ...

Your Monroeville News

Man convicted in Redstone robbery plans to appeal sentence

By Liz Zemba
A Monroeville man who is serving five to 12 years for an armed robbery plans to appeal the mandatory minimum portion of his sentence as unconstitutional, according to his attorney. But even if Vikram Yamba, 30, wins in Superior Court and ...

Your Mon Valley News

Former Ringgold guidance counselor facing sex charges

By Rick Bruni Jr. and Jeremy Sellew
A former Ringgold High School guidance counselor was accused Wednesday of having sex with a student while she was employed by the district. Lianne Danko, 33, of Rolling Hill Farm Drive, Rostraver, was charged with four counts of institutional sexual assault. ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Borough sees 3 new faces, incumbent get Dem nods

By Trib Total Media
As a challenger outnumbered by incumbents, Patience Barnes said she stayed true to her namesake leading up to Tuesday’s primary election for Mt. Pleasant Borough Council. It paid off. Barnes, …

Your Murrysville News

Volunteers spruce up old Sardis Cemetery in Murrysville

By Patrick Varine
As winter began setting in during late 2014, W. Scott Rubright faced a familiar problem: a lack of help in maintaining a 2.3-acre cemetery along Sardis Road that is old enough to contain the graves of Civil War veterans. In the ...

Your North Hills News

Hampton High dance event doubles fundraising goal

By Rachel Farkas 3:45 p.m.
Students at Hampton High School pulled off in less than two months what it takes many schools a full year to do. They organized and held a Mini-THON fundraiser and raised more than $11,000 — more than double their fundraising goal. “It’s ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin veterans groups plan Memorial Day parade

By Tribune-Review
The Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts in the Norwin area will hold a Memorial Day parade on Monday starting at 10 a.m. Active members of the military who are home on leave are invited to participate. Marchers will ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills teens risk arson charges, set car on fire for music video

By Kelsey Shea 3:48 p.m.
Aspiring rappers were overambitious with special effects this month while filming a music video in Penn Hills, leading to possible charges of arson. Fire Marshal Chuck Miller said a group of teens filming a music video on May 6 lit ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township man pleads guilty to assaulting 3 police officers

By Renatta Signorini
A Penn Township man blamed alcohol for his assault of three police officers in October. “I was really intoxicated,” said Jordan T. Cosgrove, 24. “I didn’t mean to do the things that I done.” “I’m ashamed of myself,” he told Judge Christopher ...

Your Plum News

Plum witnesses seen entering grand jury building in Dormont

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
Two men who voiced concerns that Plum High School teachers could be sexually abusing students appear to have testified Thursday before a grand jury investigating whether school officials stayed mum while teachers abused as many as eight female students in ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley theater gets council’s green light

By Tom McGee
The Village Theater Co. soon will be able to celebrate the start of its dream project. Sewickley Council approved the company’s Vanguard Theater Monday night with a 7-0 vote. The 11,800-square-foot theater will be on Walnut Street. Council members Larry Rice ...

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall teacher charged with assault for hitting male student in chest

By Stephanie Hacke 3:41 p.m.
A Baldwin-Whitehall middle school teacher is charged with assault because police say he struck a student in the chest, causing the boy to black out and hit his head. Whitehall police on Wednesday charged math instructor Brian Matthew Paulos, 43, …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont, Kiski Township election results finalized

By Trib Total Media
Absentee ballots snap Oakmont Council tie The inclusion of absentee ballots in Allegheny County’s unofficial election results broke a tie in the Oakmont Council race. Incumbent Nancy Ride was tied with fellow Democrat Mark Salvas for the third open nomination until ...