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Events with alcohol help libraries raise funds for extras

By Adam Brandolph
Dan and Emma Frohm hadn’t been inside a library for nearly two decades until they moved to Mt. Lebanon about two years ago. But it was beer — not books — that brought the retired couple to the Mt. Lebanon …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Alligator spotted at Cheswick shoreline

By Brian C. Rittmeyer 11:22 p.m.
Cheswick police are alerting the public to what Chief Robert Scott says is a credible report of an alligator seen along the Allegheny River shoreline. Dan Gerhard is a Lower Burrell resident who operates Gerhard Contracting on Watercrest Way in …

Your Carlynton News

Carnegie reflects on 10th anniversary of notorious rainy day

By Megan Guza
Remnants of Hurricane Ivan dumped nearly six inches of rain on Carnegie and surrounding communities on Sept. 17, 2004. Chartiers Creek overflowed, flooding the business district and nearby residential streets. Dennis Santiago, 35, of Carnegie, died after losing his grip …

Your Cranberry News

I-79 Warrendale ramps to close overnight

By Tribune-Review 8:00 p.m.
Ramps at the I-79 Warrendale interchange in Marshall will close overnight Friday and Saturday, PennDOT officials said. The on-ramp from Warrendale Bayne Road to southbound I-79 at the Warrendale exit will close from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. both nights. …

Your FoxChapel News

From Aspinwall to New Kensington, free shuttle offers rides to some UPMC facilities

By Tawnya Panizzi
The best medical care in the world won’t help if a patient can’t get to it. St. Margaret Foundation President Mary Lee Gannon said that was the impetus for funding a new medical shuttle that operates for free from Aspinwall …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield teen masterminds Youngwood landscaping

By Bob Stiles
Jason Bush, a Hempfield Area High School sophomore, figured he could help Youngwood with his work toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Bush, 15, a member of Troop 457 in New Stanton, designed, organized and did landscaping outside the borough’s new …

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe school directors won’t forgive bill for WCCC land

By Stacey Federoff
The Greater Latrobe School Board this week voted against forgiving a real estate tax bill for Westmoreland County Community College on land where the school’s Latrobe Education Center is being built. After purchasing the 1.8-acre tract between Jefferson and Depot …

Your McKeesport News

10 years ago, Hurricane Ivan brought record rain to region

By Patrick Cloonan
On this day 10 years ago, the Mon-Yough area joined others in cleanup activities when the remnants of Hurricane Ivan dumped 5.9 inches of rain on the Pittsburgh region. Allegheny County officials said it was a one-day record, breaking the …

Your Monroeville News

Collapsed Old Ramsey Road slated for repair work

By Gideon Bradshaw
During the winter Monroeville officials are looking to fix Old Ramsey Road, which has been closed more than a year. The municipality is seeking bids through Oct. 2 to repair the lane-wide section of the road, located in Monroeville’s southeastern …

Your Mon Valley News

Monessen mayor: Bickering out, blight fight in

By Chris Buckley
Monessen Mayor Lou Mavrakis and city council have found the enemy, and it’s not each other. It’s blight. That was the message Mavrakis delivered during an abbreviated and calm council session that came on the heels of bitterly conducted meetings …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Overly House renovation project nears completion

By A.J. Panian
The Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society is nearing completion of a roughly $70,000 project started in 2008 to restore the Overly House in the Old Town section of the borough. …

Your Murrysville News

Delmont sues feuding owners of run-down business property

By Patrick Varine
Delmont officials are suing two couples — who currently are suing each other — over the run-down Premier Motor Sales property on West Pittsburgh Street. According to the lawsuit, which borough Solicitor Dan Hewitt filed Sept. 12, Premier Motor Sales …

Your North Hills News

Grant to aid Western Pennsylvania children’s mental health treatment

By Tribune-Review
A $320,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will help engage families in the treatment of children dealing with mental health issues and other challenges. The McCandless Township-based Pressley Ridge nonprofit announced Thursday plans to use the money to …

Your Norwin News

After more than 30 years, North Huntingdon man closes roadside stand

By Tony LaRussa
Calvin Gongaware figures that no matter how much you love the work you do, there comes a point when it’s time to pack it in. And the lifelong North Huntingdon farmer says his time has come. “I’ll be turning 82 …

Your Penn Hills News

Aftermath of Penn Hills murder-suicide shooting leaves family stunned

By Kelsey Shea
A woman who authorities say was fatally shot by her boyfriend’s father on Sept. 5 in Penn Hills was a shy, soft-spoken person who wasn’t one to argue, her mother said. Theresa Smith, 26, died a short time after arriving …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Manor man’s film finds odd gifts can be unbearable

By Chris Foreman
Why would a woman give her 29-year-old brother-in-law a teddy bear wearing a patriotic sweater? The odd gift puzzles David Safin’s character in his short film, “The Birthday Present,” which was featured at the Johnstown Film Festival on Sept. 6. …

Your Plum News

Plum planners recommend approval of cell tower near housing plan

By Karen Zapf
The Plum Borough Planning Commission on Monday night recommended approval of a telecommunications tower that residents of the Whispering Pines housing plan oppose, and council will consider the request next month. The vote was 4-0. Commission Chairman Robert Zunich and …

Your Sewickley News

Water Works Road in Sewickley could be straightened

By Bobby Cherry
It’s not every day a portion of a roadway is relocated. But that’s what could happen soon in Sewickley as borough and Allegheny County workers work on a plan that would straighten out a portion of Water Works Road near …

Your South Hills News

Jefferson Hills woman faces charges in accident that killed 2 in Somerset County

By Joe Napsha
An Allegheny County woman was charged Tuesday with causing the death of two people on March 8 in a two-vehicle accident about seven miles southwest of Somerset, state police at Somerset said. Amy Oblack, 26, of Jefferson Hills, is accused …

Your Twin Boros News

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

By Jodi Weigand
The Hulton Bridge will be closed around-the-clock this weekend so crews can install water and sewer lines under Freeport Road on the Harmar side of the span. The bridge will close at 6 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. …