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Already social media network CEO, Upper St. Clair senior wired for success

By Natasha Lindstrom
Ananya Cleetus has never been short on good ideas, nor the tenacity it took to execute them. At 14, she designed and computer-tested a lightweight prosthetic leg for low-income people in India with below-knee amputations. At 17, she conceptualized and 3-D ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

3 charged with selling heroin that killed Lower Burrell woman

By Chuck Biedka 1:11 a.m.
John Donati has waited for more than a year to hear that police found the people who allegedly sold a powerful heroin mix that killed his daughter, Christina Ann Donati-Racioppo. On Friday, police charged the victim’s live-in boyfriend; a former ...

Your Carlynton News

Organizer hopes to widen South Fayette’s Circle of Friends

By David Mayernik Jr.
Helen Cardillo couldn’t help sticking her head under a curtain and into a photo booth to interrupt a group shot. It was that kind of night at South Fayette High School’s annual Circle of Friends Mardi Gras dance Feb. 13. Cardillo, a ...

Your Cranberry News

Rue21 adjusts for tough market

By Chris Fleisher
Times are tough in teen retail. Kids are not hanging out at malls anymore and instead meeting each other online, and many mall-based retailers have closed stores or gone bankrupt amid declining sales. Warrendale-based rue21 is not immune to the challenges, even ...

Your FoxChapel News

Workshop to help Etna, Millvale move toward solar energy

By Tawnya Panizzi
A workshop this week in Etna is aimed at helping people overcome the barriers of going solar. The Solarize Etna & Millvale campaign is one of four in Allegheny County under the Solarize Allegheny project, funded by the Heinz Endowments ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield man packs it all up for the bright lights of Hollywood

By Jacob Tierney
A Hempfield man left his home behind in May to take a shot at his filmmaking dreams in the City of Angels. Nate LaSor packed up everything after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and moved cross-country, to Southern ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe woman charged with open lewdness

By Tribune-Review
A Latrobe woman is charged with open lewdness after she allegedly showed her breasts to a girl at The Salvation Army. Pamela Irene Gigliotti, 51, was at a prayer session in January at The Salvation Army in Latrobe with another woman ...

Your McKeesport News

Munhall resident pleads guilty but mentally ill for killing his mother

By Eric Slagle 12:31 a.m.
A Munhall man accused of fatally shooting his mother in 2013 has pleaded guilty but mentally ill. Anthony Scholl, 43, entered the plea to one count each of third-degree murder and felons not to possess a firearm when he appeared before ...

Your Monroeville News

New Monroeville Mall policy aims to tame teen shoppers

By Gideon Bradshaw 12:38 a.m.
A new reality came to the Monroeville Mall on Friday as a police officer and security guard stopped young-looking shoppers and asked for their IDs as they entered the mall. Quentin Milliones, 21, of Penn Hills watched as two teens were ...

Your Mon Valley News

Rostraver man faces trial in child sex case

By Jeremy Sellew 12:16 a.m.
A Rostraver man accused of sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl was ordered Friday to stand trial. Ian James Gilmore, 34, of Martin Road appeared for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Dalfonso in Monessen. Gilmore is charged with indecent ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant names Citizen of the Year

By A.J. Panian
A cracked and calloused pair of work-weathered hands serve as all the proof necessary regarding Maynard L. Brubacher’s ceaseless drive to give. Throughout the years, Brubacher’s reputation for volunteer service …

Your Murrysville News

Evankovich moves his Murrysville office

By Patrick Varine
State Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Murrysville) will move his Murrysville office to the Murrysville Community Center on Carson Avenue. With recent redistricting, the entirety of Murrysville now is in the 54th District, and Evankovich said he is making the move because the ...

Your North Hills News

North Allegheny, teachers OK early bird contract

By Tribune-Review
The North Allegheny School District and its teachers’ union reached a new contract in what is being called “an early bird settlement,” the district said. The school board’s nine members unanimously approved a five-year contract Wednesday night with the North Allegheny ...

Your Norwin News

Court in the Classroom program provides insight for Norwin High School students

By Rich Cholodofsky
Attorney Robert Marino strode to the podium Wednesday morning and argued to Westmoreland County Judge David Regoli why his client, a road resurfacing company, should be dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2012. Behind Marino sat more than 200 ...

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

Woman charged for holding teen drinking party after video found at Penn-Trafford

By Paul Peirce
A video confiscated at Penn-Trafford High School by a resource officer resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old woman Thursday for holding an underage drinking party in her home this month. Linda Swope was charged with corruption of minors, furnishing alcohol ...

Your Plum News

Arrests of Plum teachers prompt tight-lipped reaction

By Karen Zapf
Some students say the atmosphere inside Plum High School remains tense and tight-lipped ever since the arrest of two teachers accused of having sex with students. “It has been very tense,” said Max Barone, 17, a senior. “Teachers have been uptight ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley painter turns hobby into successful career

By Kellie B. Gormly
Artist Claire Hardy may be a southern California native, but you would never know it based on her oil paintings depicting Pittsburgh’s industrial past. Hardy, a Sewickley artist who paints mostly still-life images, moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 from New Mexico, ...

Your South Hills News

Pleasant Hills Middle school celebrates 50 years with nod to past

By Dona S. Dreeland
The lessons at Pleasant Hills Middle School this year will focus prominently on 1965 - the year the school was dedicated. Teachers planned it that way to honor the school’s 50th anniversary on March 13. Math teacher Kevin Gennaula and his ...

Your Twin Boros News

Arrest made in Harmar carjacking

By Chuck Biedka
When police first received a carjacking report from Harmar on Monday, the victim told them her assailant was a thin male. But when police made an arrest Wednesday, the “thin male” turned out to be a Verona woman who is transitioning ...