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App for parking meters on way to Dormont shoppers

By Matthew Santoni
A smartphone app soon will let Dormont shoppers pay for parking remotely and eliminate the need to run back to feed a soon-to-expire meter, under a pilot program council approved Monday. The borough is the first municipality to sign a contract ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

2 found dead in Harrison home

By Jodi Weigand 8:31 p.m.
Harrison police and Allegheny County detectives are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found in a home at 12 Kuntz Street in the township’s Natrona section Friday afternoon. Investigators at the scene refused to comment but Michael Nicolazzo …

Your Carlynton News

Bridgeville farmers market set to open this spring in new location

By Dona S. Dreeland 6:02 p.m.
It may be hard to believe, but spring will soon be upon us. While it’s too early for planting an outside garden, this could be the time to consider volunteering to help plan Bridgeville Farmers Market, which will run from June ...

Your Cranberry News

Seneca Valley special-needs student left on bus

By Rick Wills 6:13 p.m.
A school bus company that transports Seneca Valley students fired a driver and monitor who left a special needs child on a bus for several hours this week. The driver and monitor worked for AJ Myers & Sons, said Linda ...

Your FoxChapel News

Lawrenceville Family Health Center getting upgrade

By Tawnya Panizzi
Lawrenceville Family Health Center Medical Director Sandy Sauereisen hopes that patients realize when they walk through the door that they matter. “Whether poor or rich, black or white, working or unemployed, I want our patients to know that,” said Sauereisen, who ...

Your Hempfield News

No one hurt in Hempfield school bus, van crash

By Tribune-Review 5:14 p.m.
No students were injured when a Hempfield Area School District bus hit the rear of a van near the intersection of Route 130 and East Pittsburgh Street, according to Len Coniglio, a manager for First Student bus company. The accident …

Your Latrobe News

Spirit Airlines puts Chicago on its flight path

By Joe Napsha
Daily nonstop Spirit Airlines flights beginning May 7 from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Chicago are being touted by county and airport officials as a boost to the region’s economy. “This is all about economic development,” said Westmoreland County Commissioner Charles ...

Your McKeesport News

Steel Valley cancels classes, plans for teachers strike

By Patrick Cloonan 8:24 p.m.
Steel Valley School District has canceled classes for next week in anticipation of a teachers strike. A notice was posted on the district website after the Steel Valley Education Association announced it would take to the picket lines Monday if …

Your Monroeville News

Pitcairn code enforcement duties to be picked up temporarily by councilman, police chief

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Pitcairn councilman and the borough police chief will temporarily fill the role of the borough code enforcement officer after Lucas Park steps down Friday. “Lucas has been a wonderful asset to the borough. Fortunately for him, he’s got a wonderful ...

Your Mon Valley News

Floodwater, snow, ice cause problems across Mon Valley

By Rick Bruni Jr.
Flooding and snowfall triggered a double whammy for many Mid-Mon Valley municipalities Wednesday night into Thursday evening, from shutting down roads to ceasing river traffic. Numerous streets and roads were affected in traditional flood-prone spots including Carroll, Monongahela, Fayette City and ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Cyril H. Wecht to speak at Mt. Pleasant-area drug/alcohol forum

By A.J. Panian
The statistic stopped Colleen D. Hughes in her tracks. Beneath the record-breaking shadow of deaths related to drug overdoses, which have darkened Westmoreland County in recent years, the municipalities of …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional robotics team ready for FIRST Recycle Rush

By Patrick Varine
Franklin Regional’s First Robotics Competition team has evolved from a dozen kids who struggled to build a basic driving robot in their inaugural 2012 season to capturing second place in the regional competition just two years later. This year, team …

Your North Hills News

Former North Hills school board president fills vacant seat

By Bill Zlatos 7:10 p.m.
Tim Burnett, former president of the North Hills School Board, is returning to serve on the board after a little more than a year. The school board on March 5 appointed Burnett, 60, of Ross by an 8-0 vote to fill ...

Your Norwin News

Irwin woman pens book for transition to kindergarten

By Larissa Dudkiewicz 7:34 p.m.
Jodi Watson was teaching preschool three years ago and wanted to give the children a graduation song for their end-of-the-year program. The Ardara resident wanted to find something about going on to kindergarten but was having trouble finding the right ...

Your Penn Hills News

Charter school finds resistance from Penn Hills School District on expansion plans

By Kelsey Shea
Tension between officials of the Penn Hills School District and a local charter school has increased in intensity, as the two entities discuss Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship’s request to expand to a second building. Supporters of Imagine made ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Trafford Rec Board auction marks 25 years

By Chris Foreman
Organizers of the Trafford Recreation Board auction are celebrating their 25th fundraiser on Saturday. The annual event has been the lifeblood of several renewal projects in the borough over the past quarter century, auction co-founder Nick Petrucci said. He estimated the ...

Your Plum News

Plum teacher’s attorney: Victim’s age a factor in sex assault case

By Karen Zapf
The attorney for Plum High School teacher Jason Cooper praised Plum school officials’ efforts to protect children in the aftermath of two teachers arrested and accused of having sex with female students, but, he said, his client did nothing wrong ...

Your Sewickley News

Public-use spaces a concern with Sewickley private-garage proposal

By Bobby Cherry
Later this month, Sewickley leaders could find out whether a privately run parking garage could be built in the borough. Bids for at least a 150-space parking garage at the site of the Green Street municipal lot are expected to be ...

Your South Hills News

Photo gallery: Setting the stage for a high school musical

By Tribune-Review
The South Hills Record gets a glimpse behind the curtain for a look at how a musical gets made. Week One: Putting it all together. This week: Getting the word out. …

Your Twin Boros News

Antiques show at Oakmont Country Club keeps Kerr Museum going

By Pamela Murphy
It’s been a long, cold winter. But next weekend, antiques enthusiasts will be able to shake off their cabin fever, escape the winter doldrums and enjoy a day at the Kerr Memorial Museum’s 11th annual Antiques Show. The show, March 7 ...