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Pine-based charity gives children with disabilities tools to communicate

By Katelyn Ferral
Haley Guiste has spent most of her 14 years struggling to let her family know what she wants. The Indiana Township teenager can’t speak — she has cognitive challenges, cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Does she want to go inside ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Upper Allegheny Joint Sanitary Authority continues cleanup

By Jodi Weigand
The Upper Allegheny Joint Sanitary Authority is still cleaning up after its East Deer sewage treatment plant flooded during a heavy rainstorm June 27. The plant’s basement had up to 20 feet of water, said Authority Manager Tim Kuhns. Other areas ...

Your Carlynton News

Water pipes break in succession in Carnegie, Heidelberg, Rosslyn Farms

By Tony Raap
Rod Goebeler was relaxing on his back porch when the deluge began. He stood up when he heard emergency sirens Wednesday night and walked to his front window overlooking Third Street in Carnegie. An underground pipe had burst, sending water spilling into ...

Your Cranberry News

Extended-stay hotel sets sights on Cranberry

By Rick Wills
By next summer, Cranberry is likely to have a new 122-room hotel. Woodspring Suites, a Wichita-based company, says it is attracted to Cranberry because of the large number of people in the natural gas industry who are working in Butler ...

Your FoxChapel News

Aspinwall Meals on Wheels reaching out for new customers

By Bobby Cherry
For 40 years, volunteers have prepared, bagged and delivered some 400,000 meals to homebound residents within the Lower Allegheny Valley. But the nonprofit Aspinwall Meals on Wheels group, which is based in Blawnox, has seen numbers of residents served decline. On at ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield cyclist to cool wheels in jail during appeal

By Rich Cholodofsky 7:39 a.m.
The Hempfield bicyclist who is accused of tying up traffic around Westmoreland County during the past several years could have been out of jail late Tuesday. Or David Smith, 56, could have been released after his September trial on misdemeanor traffic-related ...

Your Latrobe News

St. Vincent monk’s Gregorian chant workshops strike chord with students

By Stacey Federoff
Five students filled a classroom at St. Vincent College with music that is more than a thousand years old. Singing in Latin, the students were led by Father Stephen Concordia, who taught two one-week workshops this summer on Gregorian chant. “Father Steven ...

Your McKeesport News

Intrepid VFW post in West Mifflin earns all-state designation

By Patrick Cloonan
West Mifflin’s Intrepid Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 doesn’t have a home base, and never has in nearly 25 years of chartered existence. “It is one of several of what are known as ‘paper posts’ or ‘virtual posts,’” said Service ...

Your Monroeville News

W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking

By Michael Hasch
Seven Allegheny County residents are among the 87 people charged Tuesday with drug trafficking in North Central West Virginia. The seven — from Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Clairton, Verona and Monroeville — are accused of trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in …

Your Mon Valley News

N. Belle Vernon man jailed after police station visit

By Jeremy Sellew 6:16 a.m.
A North Belle Vernon man arrested Sunday, allegedly for threatening police officers in telephone calls, was arrested again Tuesday. Michael A. Garofalo, 38, of Broad Avenue, was charged with public intoxication via summons after he allegedly began banging on the North ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Police identify Acme man who died after crash

By Tribune-Review
State police on Monday identified an Acme man who died a day after a July 16 crash in Mt. Pleasant Township. Joseph Tamargo, 66, was driving his Mazda Tribute sport-utility vehicle south on White Bridge Road and swerved off the …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville man won’t be charged for slitting pit bull’s throat

By Patrick Varine
Police say a Murrysville man won’t face charges for killing a pit bull that he said attacked his fiancée last week. According to Murrysville police, Jonathon Brissel killed the animal by slitting its throat with a knife after it bit Ashley ...

Your North Hills News

North Hills grad earns ‘principal of the year’ honor

By Laurie Rees
David Keim’s experiences growing up in Ross helped mold him into what he is today — Massachusetts’s 2015 Principal of the Year. Keim, 46, has served as principal of Fred W. Miller Elementary School in the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, ...

Your Norwin News

Historic Irwin theater expected to reopen in August, board member says

By Craig Smith
The clock is ticking down on the Lamp Theatre’s long road to reopening, officials said. The historic theater on Main Street, Irwin, will reopen at the end of August, said John Cassandro, an Irwin Borough councilman and member of the ...

Your Penn Hills News

School credit ratings a problem for several in Western Pennsylvania

By Katelyn Ferral 9:30 a.m.
The credit ratings of several school districts in Western Pennsylvania are considered junk in the eyes of Moody’s credit rating agency, underscoring systemic problems in the way the state funds public schools, say school leaders and government officials. Moody’s Investors Service ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Re-enactors to help mark anniversary of Battle of Bushy Run

By Tom McGee
For historical re-enactors such as Bruce Egli, living out a piece of history is a way to attract the next generation of history buffs. He will be among those at Bushy Run Battlefield on Saturday and Sunday re-enacting the battle between ...

Your Plum News

Plum School District administrators average 4 percent raise

By Karen Zapf
Administrators in the Plum School District have received salary increases for the 2015-16 school year. The school board during its June 21 meeting approved increases totaling nearly $69,000 for 19 administrators including building principals and other department heads. The average ...

Your Sewickley News

Garden club takes part in Sisters of St. Joseph effort to help feed hungry

By Mya Koch
Within a pair of 4-by-16-foot plots of land that “if you stand at one end look like a bowling alley,” some Sewickley-area gardeners are helping dozens of people. Members of the Village Garden Club of Sewickley’s Horticulture Committee have taken on ...

Your South Hills News

5 face trial in beating of black man in Pittsburgh

By Adam Brandolph
Kevin Lockett tried to ignore the racial slurs and the person tugging at his cooler full of beer and food as he rode the subway underneath the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh’s North Side to Downtown. When Lockett, who is black, ...

Your Twin Boros News

W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking

By Michael Hasch
Seven Allegheny County residents are among the 87 people charged Tuesday with drug trafficking in North Central West Virginia. The seven — from Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Clairton, Verona and Monroeville — are accused of trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in …