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    Former gymnast Hockenberry taking star turn on diving board for Mars
    After setting a WPIAL record, Mars sophomore Taylor Hockenberry thinks she can do even better at the PIAA Class AA girls diving championship meet March 12 at Bucknell University. “I … -- By Karen Kadilak
    Knoch diver Lowery is always performing
    Knoch’s Ben Lowery makes a splash in just about everything he does. The junior finished the WPIAL diving regular season competing in the 1-meter springboard with a perfect 8-0 dual-meet … -- By William Whalen
    Folz adds to Mars' swimming hardware
    Mars standout Francis Folz added some gold to his medal collection with his performance at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships. Folz captured the WPIAL title in the 50-yard freestyle. … -- By Joe Sager
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    Butler community college opens 4-year degree options
    Finishing a four-year degree will be easier for many students enrolled at Butler County Community College starting next school year, as six institutions will offer bachelor’s degrees in seven academic … -- By Rick Wills
    With usage shrinking, Butler County senior centers ponder changes
    Sandra Dye said her doctor told her she needed to get out of the house after the death of her husband, Richard, in May. Dye started going to the Butler … -- By Bill Vidonic
    Special Butler school board meeting on consolidation requested
    Some Butler school board members have asked the district to schedule a special meeting so that school board members can discuss school consolidation plans and the district’s long-term financial challenges … -- By Rick Wills
    City of Butler to lift summer concert alcohol ban
    The city of Butler plans to allow alcohol consumption during summer concerts this year at the West New Castle Street Plaza. A ban last summer caused attendance to drop, which … -- By Rick Wills
    Hotel anchors Village of Cranberry Woods development plan
    Plans for a 47-acre site in Cranberry are poised to move forward after friction between the property’s former owner and the township stalled development. “Absolutely, we’re very excited about what … -- By Tom Fontaine
    Mars board hopes to hire superintendent by May
    The president of the Mars Area School District board said this week that she hopes to have a new superintendent in place by early May and that the more than … -- By Bobby Kerlik
    Belle Vernon grad hopes to make a mark with Stony Brook women's soccer
    Belle Vernon Area High School graduate Lauren Kovalchuk hopes to make a significant contribution to Stony Brook (N.Y.) University’s women’s soccer team this fall. A 5-foot-7-inch sophomore defender, Kovalchuk appeared … -- By Bruce Wald
    NASCAR notebook: Harvick wins 3rd straight XFINITY race
    HAMPTON, Ga. — Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race. Harvick has won … -- By Wire Reports
    Sutersville denied grant to fix boat ramp
    Sutersville lost a nationwide competition for a $10,000 grant that would have been used to renovate the borough’s old asphalt boat ramp into Youghiogheny River. Mayor Alaina Breakiron learned last … -- By Joe Napsha
    Scottdale-filmed 'Gore Orphanage' wins online contest
    A horror film based on an urban legend about a haunted Ohio orphanage came in first as Most Anticipated Title of 2015 in an online horror magazine contest. “Gore Orphanage” … -- By Mary Pickels
    Mon Valley Y helps youngsters get F.I.T.
    The Mon Valley YMCA offers a variety of services for members of all ages. But Executive Director Jeff Vitale acknowledged that beyond preschool children, there was a gap in their … -- By Chris Buckley
    Ringgold senior headed to U.S. Naval Academy
    Nearly everyone has special memories regarding discovering a much-wanted present under the tree on Christmas morning. For Ringgold High School senior Jake Gerard, his holiday wish came true, but it … -- By Les Harvath
    Scottdale costume shop not just for Halloween, Christmas
    Ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night know no terror like that displayed at Vintage Costumes during its Halloween season. Vintage Costumes, located at 990 Scottdale-Dawson … -- By John Tremba
    Garden Q&A: Keep a running tally of favorite vegetables
    Question: I grow lots of different veggies in my garden, but I’ve never paid much attention to which varieties are the most disease-resistant and which perform best in our area. … -- By Jessica Walliser
    Trendy meets traditional at Marshall home
    When the traditional meets the modern, it sometimes results in the new. Builder Jim Herbert said that mix is at the heart of a home in The Summit development in … -- By Bob Karlovits
    Men become focus of stores' personal service efforts
    Michael Joyner needed a professional beard trim. A friend told him about Mister Goods & Grooming, a men’s full-service barbershop in Lawrenceville, which offers everything from straight-razor shaves to beard … -- By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
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    Rostraver police investigating alleged sexual misconduct between Ringgold HS employee, student
    Rostraver police are investigating alleged sexual misconduct involving a Ringgold High School employee and a student, police confirmed Friday. Last week, the district released a letter indicating that “allegations have … -- By Chris Buckley
    PennDOT, Pa. Game Commission give falcons new nest in Tarentum
    The endangered peregrine falcons that call the Tarentum Bridge home just got a new nest courtesy of PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. From the bridge deck, a PennDOT crew … -- By Mary Ann Thomas
    Business Gallery, March 1, 2015
    REAL ESTATE NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, named its 2015 officers: President Brian Walker, Millcraft Investments; Vice President David Weisberg, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Secretary Jerry Bunda, Imperial … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top residential, commercial deals of the week — March 1
    Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $1,650,000 Property: 2050 Lebanon Church Road, West Mifflin … -- By Tribune-Review
    Butler County spotlight athletes: March 1, 2015
    Aiden Albert School: Knoch Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Albert helped Knoch win a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round playoff game and reach the first round of the playoffs. … -- By Joe Sager
    Gallagher formally becomes Pitt chancellor
    Stephen Tritch, the chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees, formally installed Patrick Gallagher as chancellor and chief executive officer during the university’s 39th annual Honors Convocation Saturday … -- By Trib Total Media
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    3-alarm fire burns Hill District row homes
    A three-alarm fire extensively damaged four row houses Saturday on Morgan Street in the Hill District. Joyce Haynes said she had just finished taking a shower when the bathroom began … -- By Bob Bauder
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    1 dead in Moon apartment fire
    A fire broke out in a 12-unit apartment building Saturday in Moon, killing one man, sending other residents into near-zero temperatures and damaging the entire building. The Allegheny County Medical … -- By Bill Vidonic
    Butler County teen dies in ATV accident
    A Chicora teen died in an all-terrain vehicle accident Friday in Fairview, Butler County, state police said. Briggs R. Buck, 16, died at the scene of the accident, which occurred … -- By Bill Vidonic
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    Duquesne Elementary School students join the ranks of junior constables
    Nine Duquesne Elementary School students have new responsibilities after being sworn in as junior constables in a Friday ceremony. “It’s fun,” fifth-grader Desiree Gray said. “And it’s nice to help … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    White Oak seeks funds to stabilize road
    White Oak officials are seeking funds from Allegheny County Economic Development to help pay for repairs along a deteriorating borough road. Borough council conducted an emergency meeting Friday to approve … -- By Eric Slagle
    McKeesport Area students share views during Black History Month panel talk
    McKeesport Area High School students believe youths of all races need to work together in a positive manner to change the way they are viewed by media and the general … -- By Michael Divittorio
    Apollo to improve safety
    Apollo Council is moving forward with plans to improve the safety of an intersection where an elderly woman was killed two months ago crossing Warren Avenue. Council hopes to install … -- By Braden Ashe
    West Kittanning church fights through frozen pipe problems
    Frozen pipes are causing problems at Harvest Community Church in West Kittanning, but that is not going to stop events and services planned there this weekend. The freeze at the … -- By Julie E. Martin
    Armstrong students slow to apply for scholarships
    Two Armstrong County-based nonprofits have scholarship money to award to eligible students — but application deadlines are fast approaching and time is running out for procrastinators hoping for tuition help … -- By Brigid Beatty
    Armstrong students slow to apply for scholarships
    Two Armstrong County-based nonprofits have scholarship money to award to eligible students — but application deadlines are fast approaching and time is running out for procrastinators hoping for tuition help … -- By Brigid Beatty
    Ford City takes step toward hiring third full-time police officer
    Ford City has taken a step toward hiring a full-time police officer required by an arbitrator’s ruling in favor of a union grievance filed last year. The borough this month … -- By Julie E. Martin
    Temp slowly rising in Fay-West area
    Sunday is the first day of March and most Fay-West area residents are hoping to say good-bye to winter soon. But, not so fast. For the past several weeks, the … -- By Mark Hofmann
    Temp slowly rising
    Sunday is the first day of March and most Fay-West area residents are hoping to say good-bye to winter soon. But, not so fast. For the past several weeks, the … -- By Mark Hofmann
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    More Indian tribes rethink idea of legalized marijuana on reservations
    TULALIP, Wash. — The Justice Department’s announcement in December that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — … -- By The Associated Press
    Republican presidential contenders want military to thwart global terrorism
    OXON HILL, Md. — The Republican Party’s leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists that they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including … -- By The Associated Press
    Colorado a handsome contender
    It’s unlikely many folks have missed the old Chevrolet midsize truck, the Colorado, since it was discontinued in the United States a couple of years back. It was underpowered, inefficient … -- By Tribune News Service
    Nissan's sport coupe a performance steal
    Thank you, Yutaka Katayama. Katayama, who died last week at age 105, was the executive who renamed the sports car Nissan exported to the United States in the late 1960s. … -- By The Associated Press
    Stocks wrap best month since 2011
    February proved to be a strong month for stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that … -- By The Associated Press
    Blairsville girls claim District 6-A title
    LORETTO — A team loaded with veteran players can make a coach’s job much easier, and Blairsville’s Ralph McGinnis was reminded of that Friday night. With leading scorer Chelsey Koren … -- By Dave Mackall
    Trib 30 reaches all-time high
    The stocks of Pittsburgh-area companies rallied in February, mirroring gains in the broader markets and sending the Trib 30 index to a new high. The Trib 30 closed Friday at … -- By Alex Nixon
    Wolf touts in-home care for seniors
    PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he wants more seniors to obtain health care in their homes instead of in nursing facilities. In an event at the AARP office … -- By The Associated Press
    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Jewish House Democrats' invitation
    WASHINGTON — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next … -- By The Associated Press
    Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine
    Fighting has eased between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in recent days as both sides have begun to withdraw heavy weapons but the greater danger now confronting Ukrainians is … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Launch your wildlife garden with butterflies
    Gardening for wildlife is a huge trend for the 2015 season, and hopefully, for many more years to come. Gardeners all across the country are planting specialized gardens in hopes … -- By Jessica Walliser
    Homework: Pencil cactus gains popularity
    Take note, fiddle-leaf fig lovers: The pencil cactus is the new cool houseplant on the block. With its broad, waxy leaves and sculptural shape, Ficus lyrata — commonly known as … -- By Tribune-Review
    'American Falls' opens Barebones' new permanent space in Braddock
    After a dozen years of moving from space to space, Barebones Productions has found a home in Braddock. On May 14, the theater company founded and headed by artistic director … -- By Alice T. Carter
    Author in Pittsburgh lecture series addresses hospital tragedy after Hurricane Katrina
    When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans 10 years ago, the city’s venerable Memorial Medical Center was hit hard. Back-up generators were shut down by rising floodwaters, crippling the hospital and … -- By Rege Behe
    Kurds rout ISIS from key town in Syria
    Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State terrorists, only days after the group … -- By The Associated Press
    Woman sues Allegheny County, alleges sex harassment during prisoner transport
    Allegheny County violated a former McKeesport woman’s civil rights in March when officers transporting her from the jail to a magistrate court hearing failed to monitor a male inmate who … -- By Brian Bowling
    Mo. gunman kills 7, self, in rampage
    TYRONE, Mo. — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a … -- By The Associated Press