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Allegheny County sports complex at Montour Junction hits delays

By Tory N. Parrish
Delays in obtaining environmental permits will delay completion of the first phase of Allegheny County’s planned 78-acre sports complex by another year, an official said. The Sports & Athletic Complex at Montour Junction, which will be built on a ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

FirstEnergy halfway into 72-day, $60 million upgrade of Springdale facility

By R.A. Monti 1:07 a.m.
Things are going smoothly halfway into the first major maintenance outage at FirstEnergy Generation’s Springdale Generating Facility in Springdale Township. Friday was day 36 of a 72-day, $60 million update to the 12-year-old facility. Shutdowns are nothing new at the plant, ...

Your Carlynton News

South Fayette dance marathon brings in more than $43K

By Alex Felser
South Fayette’s third annual dance fundraiser for pediatric cancer had students dancing to the tune of $43,201.75 as the sun rose on April 18. More than 400 students, teachers and alumni participated in the 12-hour Mini-THON — modeled off of Penn ...

Your Cranberry News

Northbound lane on Route 19 in Cranberry to close

By Tribune-Review
A northbound lane on a portion of Route 19 in Cranberry will be closed between 7:30 a.m. and noon Friday while crews pave the road, which was damaged in a water line break Monday. The lane will be closed near The ...

Your FoxChapel News

Indiana Township couple face illegal prescription charges

By Tawnya Panizzi
An Indiana Township couple charged with forging painkiller prescriptions will have a preliminary hearing May 7 in Shaler. Stephanie Letters, 34, of Summit Drive, is accused of writing prescriptions for Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Oxycontin during a five-year period when she …

Your Hempfield News

2 Democrats battle for Hempfield nomination for supervisor

By Renatta Signorini
Two Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination for Hempfield supervisor in the May primary. Paul Faletto, 68, and Cara Svetkovich, 31, are vying for a chance at a six-year seat on the township board that is held by John Silvis, ...

Your Latrobe News

4 Democrats seek 3 nods for Latrobe council

By Stacey Federoff
Four Democrats are vying for a chance to run for three open seats on Latrobe City Council. Robert “Stuffy” Forish, Thomas Horwat, John “Jack” Murtha and Fabian Giovannagelo will face off in the May 19 primary. The three top vote-getters will ...

Your McKeesport News

Elizabeth Forward honors 6 for state Special Olympics medals

By Patrick Cloonan
Life skills were a topic in more ways than one at this week’s Elizabeth Forward school board meeting. Six students were honored Thursday for winning gold medals at the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Unified Bocce Invitational in Hershey. They’re a team formed in ...

Your Monroeville News

Allegheny County DA, Monroeville police team to reduce drug activity, violent crime

By Kelsey Shea
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will work with Monroeville police to reduce drug activity and violent crime in the eastern suburbs, officials said Thursday. Drug activity in Monroeville has increased in the past six or seven years as Pittsburgh ...

Your Mon Valley News

Donora native at forefront of scientific research

By Ron Paglia
How does a hairdresser make the transition to chemist at one of the world’s most prominent health organizations? That question has often been asked of Donora native Diane K. Luci, and she is quick to explain the unique change in careers ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Electrical malfunction blamed for April 17 fire that destroyed home in Mt. Pleasant Township

By Tribune-Review
An electrical malfunction caused the fire that destroyed a Mt. Pleasant Township home on April 17, a state police fire marshal said. The accidental fire caused $150,000 in damage to the house owned by Justin and Monica Welker of Longview …

Your Murrysville News

June summer camp to challenge FR students’ creativity

By Patrick Varine
For the second year in a row, Franklin Regional School District officials will offer young students a chance to fire up their creativity engines during the summer by hosting Camp Invention for a week in mid-June at Heritage Elementary. A nationally ...

Your North Hills News

Port Authority spends $1.6M to expand McCandless park-and-ride lot

By Melissa Daniels
The board of the Port Authority of Allegheny County voted unanimously Friday to spend $1.6 million to buy land to expand a park-and-ride lot in McCandless. The agency previously had an agreement to use 266 spaces at the 4.26-acre site at ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin to take long-range look at maintaining athletic fields

By Tony LaRussa
Getting Norwin’s baseball and softball fields in shape to play each spring is a race against the clock that the district’s maintenance crew often loses. “The first ball games are scheduled for early March, so it’s still winter when we have ...

Your Penn Hills News

Judge allows cash-strapped Penn Hills School District to borrow up to $18 million

By Kelsey Shea
An Allegheny County judge approved a request Wednesday that will allow Penn Hills School District to borrow up to $18 million to compensate for a budget shortfall. Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael A. Della Vecchia approved the petition that will ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn man hopes new signs will slow traffic on Waugaman

By Chris Foreman
Still dealing with an exposed game room after man suspected of drunken driving smashed into his home last month, Paul Varrato said he hopes some new signs posted by Penn Township road workers will encourage drivers on curvy Waugaman Road ...

Your Plum News

First Amendment experts decry Plum authorities’ warning to students

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
Students who talk, text, email, tweet, or post comments on Facebook about the ongoing sexual abuse investigation at Plum High School could be subject to questioning and arrest by law enforcement, school officials and local police told them Friday. Students ...

Your Sewickley News

Foragers, foods supporters share secrets for Fern Hollow fundraiser

By Mya Koch
Growing up in Missouri, Rhonda Schuldt recalls, eating locally grown foods was just “part of our DNA.” “We’d shop from farmers all along the side of the road, selling corn, peaches, watermelons. It was part of my existence,” she said. Now Schuldt, ...

Your South Hills News

Issues surround apartment complex

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood Councilwoman Stephanie Fox is hesitant to walk up the stairs at one of the borough’s largest apartment complexes, Pinetree Gardens. The wooden staircases outside many of the complexes 204 units have shifted and decks are improperly bolted with some ...

Your Twin Boros News

Traffic to tighten with closure of Freeport Road lane for crossing Hulton Bridge

By R.A. Monti
Starting Monday, crossing into Oakmont from Harmar will be even rougher than usual. Beginning at 8 a.m., PennDOT will close the turning lane that allows motorists coming from Harmar to cross the Hulton Bridge to Oakmont. According to Steve Cowan, ...