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Lifesharing allows families to open homes, hearts to disabled

By Tory N. Parrish 1:07 p.m.
William and Jaylee Trzyna of North Versailles were empty-nesters who found they had room and time to care for someone else in 2009. They opened their home and hearts to Robert Pounds, who is intellectually disabled. “They care, and they …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Kiski Valley-based ring charged with hundreds of thefts over 10 communities

By Chuck Biedka
Police have arrested a Leechburg woman, her brother and her boyfriend for allegedly stealing hundreds of items from unlocked vehicles and carports in at least 10 Alle-Kiski Valley communities. A fourth suspect is expected to turn himself in. Westmoreland County …

Your Carlynton News

Boyce Road water main breaks for 3rd time in 3 days

By Matthew Santoni
Pennsylvania American Water hopes a month-long, $900,000 water main replacement project in South Fayette will stop repeated leaks and breaks that have left about 200 customers with intermittent or low-pressure water service and delayed commuters who rely on the major …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry Township firefighters recognized for decades of service

By Shawn Annarelli
Jim Cole and Chris DeCree recently were recognized for their contributions to the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company. The township’s board of supervisors acknowledged the men’s commitment. “That’s something you don’t get too often, so that’s pretty exciting,” DeCree said. …

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara clothing designer earns national recognition

By Sharon Drake
O’Hara designer Kathleen DeMartino can thank Martha Stewart for putting her business on the map. Demartino’s Depression Couture, a clothing line she makes with recycled textiles such as jackets pieced together from old blue jeans, was named one of Stewart’s …

Your Hempfield News

New psychiatrist appointed to treat Franklin Regional stabbing suspect

By Rich Cholodofsky
The Murrysville teenager accused of trying to kill his classmates during a knife rampage at Franklin Regional High School is getting a new doctor. Westmoreland County Judge Chris Feliciani signed a court order Monday saying that a psychiatrist appointed earlier …

Your Latrobe News

Airport,  St. Vincent receive transit cash

By Stacey Federoff
A Boeing Business Jet soon will be stored in a 30,000-square-foot hangar at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity before it takes flight over new street lights and pedestrian walkways at St. Vincent College, both projects partially funded by state …

Your McKeesport News

Clairton police rounding up street-level drug dealers

By Donald Gilliland 2:54 p.m.
Clairton police officers are rounding up about 25 accused drug dealers Thursday morning in conclusion of a four-month investigation, the police chief said in a statement. The suspected drug dealers sold street level amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, …

Your Monroeville News

Craft beer craze taps the Eastern suburbs

By Kyle Lawson
When two strangers find common ground over a craft beer, bar owner Dan Hadley is reminded of why he first got in to the business. “You’ll have a biker at one end of the bar and a lawyer at the …

Your Mon Valley News

Traffic stop near home leads to drug charges for 3 Monongahela residents

By Jeremy Sellew
Drug charges were filed against three Monongahela residents after a traffic stop in the city Tuesday afternoon. Monongahela police Officer Roderic Henson said he pulled over a blue Ford Explorer driven by Henry Mock III, 41, of 510 Cuff St., …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to serve as site of Civil War ceremony

By A.J. Panian 1:29 p.m.
Standing recently amid the numerous headstones dotting the hilly landscape of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Malinda Henkel peered down with pride at the one marking the final resting place of her …

Your Murrysville News

Hribal’s attorney seeks to push back trial

By Rich Cholodofsky 2:03 p.m.
A defense attorney is seeking more time to sift through more than 400 pages of evidence detailing how 21 people were stabbed in the hallway of a Murrysville high school on April 9. In court documents filed Wednesday, attorney Patrick …

Your North Hills News

La Roche nursing faculty member receives national honor

By Laurie Rees
A nursing faculty member at La Roche College in McCandless is one four educators from across the country to receive the 2014 Educator With the Nurse’s Touch Award. Terri Liberto, an assistant professor and department chairwoman of nursing at La …

Your Norwin News

Iconic Irwin clock tower receiving face-lift

By Tony LaRussa
The iconic clock tower atop a three-story building on Main Street in downtown Irwin is getting a face lift and a new feature — a weather vane. “The tower and the clock are really starting to show their age,” said …

Your Penn Hills News

Police obtain warrant against North Side 17-year-old in Penn Hills shooting

By Margaret Harding 2:05 p.m.
A teenager found with empty pockets, no shoes, and a gunshot wound to his stomach in Penn Hills told officers a teen he met in a court-ordered supervision program shot him Wednesday, court records show. Allegheny County Police obtained an …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Friends to turn up the heat for roast of Penn police chief

By Chris Foreman
John Otto is offering himself as a sacrificial lamb to raise money for parks and recreation projects in the Penn-Trafford area. In volunteering to be the butt of jokes for a roast at Colton Hall on Nov. 7, the Penn …

Your Plum News

Meal-delivery program adds books to the menu in Plum

By Karen Zapf
Plum’s library and community center serve residents in different ways. The two are located in the same complex on Center New Texas Road, and the respective directors recently brainstormed about ways to offer joint programs and services. The two women …

Your Sewickley News

Aleppo firefighter’s ministry aims to help first responders

By Gary Horvath
After 10 years of helping others as a firefighter, Josh Merryman is taking a step back to serve his colleagues. Merryman, of Edgeworth, has been a volunteer with the Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Company but recently decided to take a …

Your South Hills News

Baldwin native a makeup artist to a few Penguins

By Stephanie Hacke
Megan Calabro spends many days adorning the region’s youngest princesses with crowns at area festivals and birthday parties. At home, Calabro, 23, of Baldwin Borough, uses her downtime to transform herself into someone new, using a couple strokes of makeup. …

Your Twin Boros News

Hulton Bridge to be focus of Oakmont historian’s talk

By Joyce Hanz
Western Pennsylvania has dozens of bridges that are creaking, rusting and inching toward the status of structurally unsafe, including the Jonathon Hulton Bridge. The only bridge in and out of Oakmont, the Hulton Bridge has spanned the Allegheny River for …