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    Lincoln amends its seismic testing laws
    Lincoln has amended its seismic testing ordinance so that a company can properly use its equipment while the borough maintains high safety standards. Council approved the amendment by a 4-0 … -- By Michael Divittorio
    West Mifflin loses KaBOOM! playground bid
    West Mifflin won’t be a KaBOOM! community anytime soon. “We were recently informed that we were not selected at this time for the KaBOOM! playground grant,” borough recreation director Anthony … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    West Mifflin may demolish fire-damaged home
    A house ravaged by fire may be knocked down by West Mifflin public works crews to prevent possible damage to a neighboring house. Borough Solicitor Nick Evashavik told the neighboring … -- By Patrick Cloonan
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    Area school districts set to begin new year
    William Henderson III is returning to familiar grounds. Henderson is starting the 2014-15 school year as Frazier School District superintendent after spending several years in the same role in the … -- By Chris Buckley
    Monessen man faces another trial
    Two Monessen men accused of using a drug addict’s house in Charleroi to sell heroin have been ordered to stand trial. Antoine “Tweezy” Hairston, 21, of 673 McMahon Ave., and … -- By Stacy Wolford
    Chase suspect faces trial, other woes
    A Monessen man accused of leading Charleroi Regional Police on a high-speed chase June 18 was ordered to stand trial. Shawn L. Patterson, 30, appeared before Magisterial District Judge Larry … -- By Stacy Wolford
    West Deer supervisor accused of ethics violation
    A company owned by a West Deer supervisor doing work for the township raises ethical concerns, another supervisor says. Supervisor Gerry Vaerewyck has filed a complaint with the state Ethics … -- By Brian C. Rittmeyer
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    Commissioners approve tax plan for South Union plaza
    Fayette County commissioners on Tuesday approved a tax increment financing plan for a $24 million shopping plaza to be built adjacent to the Fayette Crossing Shopping Center in South Union. … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Leechburg Area postpones decision to lease property for natural gas drilling
    The Leechburg Area School Board has postponed until September its decision to lease district property in West Leechburg for natural gas drilling. A vote was scheduled for Tuesday to enter … -- By Braden Ashe
    Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza … -- By The Associated Press
    Mt. Pleasant police chief Ober retires
    Mt. Pleasant Borough officials are looking for a new chief of police. This week, council accepted the retirement resignation of Stephen Ober. Ober has held the chief position since 2003. … -- By Rachel Basinger
    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility … -- By The Associated Press
    111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man
    TOKYO — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. … -- By The Associated Press
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