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Montour class sets up Facebook page for school district

By Karen Kadilak
Marketing students at Montour High School look forward to running the school district’s Facebook page, which should launch on Thursday. High school Principal Todd Price said he and other principals are submitting updates on events at their schools. Content also will be ...

Alle-Kiski Valley News

Armstrong County Jail warden resigns

By Brad Pedersen 12:10 p.m.
The Armstrong County Jail warden has resigned in the aftermath of the July 30 escape of an inmate who allegedly killed a woman while on the loose. Warden David Hogue, who has been suspended without pay, had his resignation accepted …

Carlynton News

Food festival helps with costs of new Bridgeville church building

By Samson X Horne
Since 1950, Bridgeville’s St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church has been on Dewey Avenue; now, it’s headed down the pike — literally. The congregation is constructing a larger building on Washington Pike. Last weekend, the church’s 30th annual Mediterranean Food Festival helped ...

Cranberry News

Pittsburgh-produced robot to provide Cranberry officials view of sewer line

By Kyle Lawson
A robot designed and built in Pittsburgh is about to make life a whole lot easier for Cranberry officials. A two-mile stretch of the main sewer line in Cranberry, from Rochester Road to the Brush Creek treatment plant, this month will ...

Fox Chapel News

Rain barrel initiative in Lower Valley river towns aims to reduce pollutants

By Tawnya Panizzi
Residents of Lower Valley river towns can register by Oct. 15 for a rain barrel initiative that is expected to lower home water bills and reduce the amount of pollutants streaming into the Allegheny River. The program is open to residents ...

Hempfield News

Hempfield woman bounces back from serious car crash

By Nicole Chynoweth
After a near brush with death in a car crash in April, Renee Gilliard is living each day to its fullest. “It was like I had been thrown against a brick wall,” said Gilliard, 57, of Hempfield. A religious woman who’s ...

Latrobe News

Latrobe Parks and Recreation programs expand to include science experiments

By Stacey Federoff
Along with traditional fall and winter programs like dek hockey and gymnastics, Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation is offering programs during the upcoming seasons that exercise the mind more than the body. Three new programs for children are focused on teaching science ...

McKeesport News

‘Coffee With a Cop’ takes stress out of police relations with Elizabeth Township residents

By Eric Slagle
As anyone who’s ever straightened up behind the wheel when they see a police cruiser in the rear view mirror will attest, daily interactions with the cops can be stress-inducing, regardless of the circumstances. The experience can be even more stressful ...

Monroeville News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission meeting on plans for work on area near Pittsburgh short on details

By Gideon Bradshaw
Robin Berman was among dozens of people who attended a meeting Wednesday about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s plans for the stretch of the highway that includes the Pittsburgh Interchange in Monroeville. They left without details they had been hoping to hear. “They ...

Mon Valley News

2 senior groups involved in 1966 Belle Vernon Area graduation

By Ron Paglia
Maybe she’s looking ahead to a 50-year reunion celebration in 2016, but a woman in North Belle Vernon is seeking information about the 1966 commencement exercises at Belle Vernon Area High School. “I didn’t graduate until 1968 but I seem to ...

Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Township family reflects on former business’ legacy

By Linda Harkcom
For 38 years, the Prue family of Norvelt operated the only grocery store to local residents. Led by the family’s patriarch, the late Harry Prue, who died on June 6, …

Murrysville News

Wholesaler files suit against Murrysville’s Rivertowne over distribution deal

By Patrick Varine
A Pittsburgh-based beer wholesaler is suing Rivertowne Brewing Co. and owner Christian Fyke and accusing the Murrysville brewer of circumventing an exclusive 2010 distribution agreement between the two companies. Williams-McGinley Inc., which is based in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, filed suit last ...

North Hills News

Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton to offer spooky lantern-lit tours

By Deborah Deasy
Witchcraft is the theme for this Halloween season’s lantern-lit tours of the Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton. Tour takers will meet and learn about historic Mary Bliss Parsons as they participate in a trial to decide her fate as an ...

Norwin News

Irwin mayor offers $250 reward for info on sign vandal

By Tony LaRussa
A reward is being offered for information resulting in the conviction of the person who vandalized a political sign at the intersection of Ash and Ninth streets in Irwin last week. The blue-and-white sign promoting the election of borough council candidates ...

Penn Hills News

Penn Hills looks into school discipline issues

By Kelsey Shea
Fights and other incidents in Penn Hills schools prompted leaders to discuss discipline problems in the district. At the Sept. 28 board meeting, administrators responded to community complaints by asking school principals if they had enough security in their buildings, ...

Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township woman’s ‘son’ steps up to donate kidney

By Tom McGee
Soon after Allison Harkins was told she needed a kidney transplant, all of her blood relatives were ruled out as donors. But a man who calls her ‘Mom’ was glad to give up one of his kidneys to save her. Harkins, 51, ...

Plum News

Former employee at Plum home-building firm charged with embezzling nearly $200K

By Megan Guza
The former top financial officer at a Pittsburgh area home-building company stole nearly $200,000 to buy fast food, groceries, clothes, and to fund his own cleaning business, police say. Shawn Hofmeister, 40, of Harrison City, was charged Friday with two counts ...

Sewickley News

Sewickley Council to vote on parking authority

By Kyle Lawson
Sewickley Council could vote next week in favor of a parking authority to oversee rates, revenue and expenses at public lots in the borough. A five-member authority appointed by the council president also would oversee a proposed 180-space garage on Green ...

South Hills News

Baldwin senior earns Pennsylvania Young Marine of the Year honor

By Stephanie Hacke
At 4 years old, Garrett Hagan watched as the Blue Angels flying aerobatic team flipped, turned and soared through the air. Almost immediately, his boyhood dream of becoming a train engineer shifted to plans to work as a military pilot. ...

Twin Boros News