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South Fayette native looks forward to competing in Miss America Pageant

By David Mayernik Jr.
Peggy Rutkauskas recalls when Yolanda Schmider brought her daughter Ashley — dressed as Miss America — to her house in Carnegie for Halloween to trick-or-treat. Rutkauskas’ mother, Ruth, “called her an angel or a princess (and said), ‘You are so beautiful. ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Lower Burrell resident blames sewer project for fouling spring water

By Liz Hayes
Leonard Yohe’s drinking water smells like rotten eggs, and his fish pond is full of algae — problems he attributes to a Lower Burrell sewer extension project. Yohe lives along Wildlife Lodge Road, where a nearly $2 million project to extend ...

Your Carlynton News

Renovations won’t take away Carnegie library’s historic character

By Alex Felser
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall is getting an upgrade. Built in 1901, the building is in the midst of a $400,000 renovation to its first floor library that will include new lighting, wiring, carpeting, painting, plaster restoration as ...

Your Cranberry News

New principal Delp no stranger to Seneca Valley

By Kyle Lawson
Seneca Valley Intermediate Principal Matthew Delp is no stranger to the district or its model for success in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Delp taught science and biology at Seneca Valley from 2002-08 before he accepted an ...

Your FoxChapel News

Western Pennsylvania schools’ denial of access to roofers prompts suit

By Matthew Santoni
The union representing 21 roofers who failed criminal background checks by three Western Pennsylvania school districts has filed a lawsuit saying that roofers shouldn’t be subjected to the checks because they don’t work directly with children. The United Union of ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield officials to review site plan for Excela Health Orthoplex

By Renatta Signorini
Hempfield officials will review a site development plan presented Wednesday night by Excela Health representatives and provide comments to the township’s planning commission for consideration at a future meeting. About a dozen residents who attended the meeting are hoping the advisory ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe parks and recreation director to retire

By Tribune-Review
The parks and recreation department in Latrobe is mounting a search for a new executive director. Jeanne Ashley, who has led the Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation for 20 years, said she plans to retire. The commission published an advertisement for her position ...

Your McKeesport News

McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge reopens to traffic after electrical fire

By Eric Slagle
An electric cable fire closed the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge for much of Wednesday. Authorities closed the span across the Monongahela River at about 1:30 p.m. because of an electrical fire. It reopened to traffic just before 7 p.m. A single-lane restriction occurred on ...

Your Monroeville News

‘Kind Campaign’ sets focus at Gateway High School on preventing female bullying

By Gideon Bradshaw
Tracy Ricciardi said she sees things firsthand that reinforce her desire to promote empathy. She tells her students to remember “that everybody has a story.” “A lot of times, people have a hard time realizing that everybody comes to school every ...

Your Mon Valley News

Donora handbag dispute sparks fight

By Stacy Wolford
A confrontation between two women over a lost handbag sparked a large fight Tuesday at a Donora public housing complex. Donora police were called to 146 Highland Terrace shortly after 1 p.m. Larissa Lee, 22, and Lataya Taylor, 30, both ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Police: Woman faked Mt. Pleasant robbery

By Paul Peirce
A Mt. Pleasant woman who accused a man last week of beating and robbing her of $70 at a borough car wash is in jail, charged with concocting the story …

Your Murrysville News

Packages with ‘inappropriate’ material for girls sent to Murrysville stopped by Postal Service

By Joe Napsha
Five packages containing “inappropriate” and threatening material intended for at least two underage girls were stopped Tuesday by the Postal Service. A San Diego man is suspected of sending the packages that arrived at the Murrysville Post Office on Tuesday, said ...

Your North Hills News

Western Pennsylvania schools’ denial of access to roofers prompts suit

By Matthew Santoni
The union representing 21 roofers who failed criminal background checks by three Western Pennsylvania school districts has filed a lawsuit saying that roofers shouldn’t be subjected to the checks because they don’t work directly with children. The United Union of ...

Your Norwin News

Changes weighed at Irwin Park

By Tony LaRussa
Irwin Council is considering installing gates to limit access to parts of the amphitheater to help cut down on vandalism that occurs regularly at Irwin Park. Officials also will explore the feasibility of better utilizing the baseball fields in the Pennsylvania ...

Your Penn Hills News

Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship wins appeal to expand, accept more students

By Kelsey Shea
An appeal granted by the state will let a Penn Hills charter school expand into a new space and accept more students, a move the district opposed because of concerns about the school and its financial impact on the district. ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

PTARC to Manor: Let’s stay together

By Tom McGee
With Manor slated to withdraw from the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission at the end of the year, one more effort is being staged to keep the borough in the organization. Included with the fall PTARC program catalog is a note encouraging ...

Your Plum News

Site of former sports bar in Plum to transform into pharmacy

By Karen Zapf
Peter Hess for several years had his eye on the former Schroeder’s Engineering building on Unity Center Road. “When I see old buildings, I want to save them,” said Hess, managing partner of Professional Specialized Pharmacies that includes Bill’s Hometown Pharmacy ...

Your Sewickley News

World War II ship welcomed by cheers in Ambridge

By Kyle Lawson
Nearly 330 feet of American combat history passed under the Ambridge Aliquippa Bridge early Tuesday morning, as onlookers quietly watched and snapped photos. Combat veteran Mike Mikulich broke the silence. “Ahoy,” Mikulich yelled. A lone seaman on deck yelled back, as a ...

Your South Hills News

2 Brentwood council members keep positions, council approves third resignation

By Stephanie Hacke
Two of three Brentwood council members who resigned last week changed their minds, as residents sought answers Monday to the volatility in the town’s government. At a special meeting Monday, council members voted 5-0 to accept the resignation of Councilman ...

Your Twin Boros News

Lottery ticket worth $450,000 sold at Oakmont Sunoco

By Tony Raap
An Oakmont convenience store sold a lottery ticket worth $450,000 in Tuesday’s Cash 5 drawing. The Sunoco on Hulton Road sold the winning ticket, according to a Pennsylvania Lottery news release. The winner has yet to come forward. Cash 5 winners have ...