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Popular Montour Trail continues to make connections

By Chris Togneri and Margaret Harding
Dave Poe wasn’t looking to start a new business, but some opportunities are too good to pass up. In this case, the signs Poe needed were a new bridge that filled a gap on the Montour Trail in Cecil and …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Buffalo Township grandma pleads guilty to selling hundreds of pounds of weed

By Chuck Biedka 4:41 p.m.
A 65-year-old Buffalo Township grandmother faces as many as 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home. Candace Delaven Kelly of Kepple Road told a Butler County judge she sold …

Your Carlynton News

Parkway West ramps to be closed at Carnegie

By Bobby Kerlik
Getting in and out of Carnegie will be a challenge for motorists using the Parkway West. Starting this weekend, PennDOT will close the Carnegie off-ramps from the Parkway West around-the-clock through mid-December. Both on-ramps are already closed from Carnegie. PennDOT …

Your Cranberry News

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School principal Abbott steps down

By Megan Harris
The principal of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School resigned just seven weeks into students’ first year at the $72 million Cranberry facility e_SEmD her third departure from an administrative post in six years. Kellie Abbott, 41, cited personal reasons …

Your FoxChapel News

Portion of Aspinwall’s Riverfront Park to open to visitors

By Tom McGee
After about four years and $7 million in fundraising, a portion of Aspinwall Riverfront Park will open to the public on Saturday. The west section of the park, which includes gardens, a wetland, boardwalk, amphitheater and walking trail, will open …

Your Hempfield News

Kin of 2013 DUI crash victim in Hempfield lose young family in fire

By Renatta Signorini
Lisa Lakenan has waited for nearly a year and a half to begin the process of finding justice for her son. “He was a wonderful boy. We all loved him,” the McKeesport woman said Monday afternoon before a preliminary hearing …

Your Latrobe News

Second phase of Westmoreland Airpark in Unity opens

By Joe Napsha 3:33 p.m.
The second phase of the industrial park near Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity is ready to be marketed by Westmoreland County officials who hope to fill the 52-acre site with job-producing businesses. Westmoreland Airpark Phase II can be home …

Your McKeesport News

W. Mifflin backs drilling at airport

By Patrick Cloonan
Even if Consol Energy Inc. doesn’t plan to drill for natural gas at Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin area officials is pressing the county to approve a lease with Consol. “We’re in strong support of it,” borough Councilman Dan Davis …

Your Monroeville News

North Huntingdon church shaken by youth pastor’s child porn rap

By Renatta Signorini
In a voicemail early Thursday, Andrew Mark Patterson of Monroeville expressed remorse to the pastors of the North Huntingdon church where he recently developed a youth group. Patterson, 45, told Pastors Roy and Sylvia Tryon in the message that there …

Your Mon Valley News

Charleroi mayor updates progress on master plan

By Chris Buckley
In 2012, Charleroi initiated Revive 2016, designed to create a master plan for the borough by 2016. Midway toward that goal, the plan is taking flight, Charleroi Mayor John Mollenauer said. “The administration is on a roll in this community,” …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Accident kills Mt. Pleasant Township motorcyclist

By Tribune-Review
State police at Greensburg and the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office are attempting to determine when a Mt. Pleasant Township motorcyclist drove off a rural road in the township and was killed after hitting a utility pole. Ryan D. Knopsnider, 31, …

Your Murrysville News

Bomb threat found at Franklin Regional High School

By Tribune-Review 5:10 p.m.
Murrysville police and officers from other local departments searched Franklin Regional High School after a reported bomb threat was found in a girls’ bathroom Wednesday afternoon, according to Assistant Superintendent Mary Catherine Reljac. The threat was found after the school …

Your North Hills News

Ross brothers ordered to pay fine, remove debris from Christmas display

By Bill Zlatos 5:51 p.m.
Two brothers connected to a Ross home that once delighted thousands with a private Christmas light display must pay a fine and remove run-down holiday remnants, other yard debris and large signs with foul language. Bill and Bob Ansell did …

Your Norwin News

Police seize phones of some Norwin High School students

By Tribune-Review
North Huntingdon Police confiscated about a dozen cellphones from students at Norwin High School last week as part of an investigation, said Lt. Rodney Mahinske. He would not discuss the nature of the investigation other than to say it is …

Your Penn Hills News

Proposal to limit access divides Penn Hills, Homewood neighborhoods

By Kelsey Shea
A proposal to restrict traffic from Homewood to Penn Hills and change neighborhood names in the western part of the municipality sparked conflict between neighbors this month. Representatives with the Penn Hills Branch of the NAACP and the Lincoln Park …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Inaction on landlord ordinance riles Trafford mayor

By Chris Foreman
A push to punish Trafford landlords for disruptive tenants has stalled amid concerns about the length of a proposed ordinance, its similarity to other borough regulations and the lack of a code officer to help enforce it. Though there is …

Your Plum News

Plum district locked down during search for robbery suspect

By Karen Zapf
Regency Park Elementary in the Plum School District was on lockdown for nearly an hour Friday as police searched for a suspect in an armed robbery. Plum police Chief Jeffrey Armstrong said a man entered the Sunoco on Unity Trestle …

Your Sewickley News

Quaker Valley plans to transform middle school library

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley Middle School students soon will be able to check out books, record podcasts, rehearse improv and more without leaving the school’s library. Under the leadership of librarian Tom Forrest, the library will undergo a transformation from a traditional …

Your South Hills News

Most South Hills Village work to wrap up by holiday season

By Matthew Santoni
A multimillion-dollar renovation of South Hills Village should be mostly finished by the start of the holiday shopping season, the mall’s owner said Thursday. Simon Property Group announced retailers, including Soma intimates, the Sweet & Sassy salon for children and …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont Council meeting becomes heated

By George Guido
Barbs and accusations were exchanged during Monday’s Oakmont Council meeting relating to a Sept. 4 police chase in which two borough police cruisers were damaged. Councilman Tim Favo spoke about his request to Mayor Robert Fescemyer to view dashboard camera …