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Strong demand in Allegheny limits participation in after-school programs

By Natasha Lindstrom
From age 6 to 16, Luke Melcher spent the majority of his after-school hours inside the Sarah Heinz House in the North Side. The brick-and-stone clubhouse on Route 28 is where he learned how to make friends, developed problem-solving skills and ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Be a Santa to a Senior delivers joy to nursing home residents in Oakmont

By Jodi Weigand
It appears Santa, in the form of dozens of anonymous donors, has been especially generous to some senior citizens this year. Tuesday, the approximately 80 residents at Oakmont Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation received gifts donated through the Be a Santa ...

Your Carlynton News

Bridge work to cause early morning traffic stoppages on Parkway West off-ramp in Carnegie

By Tribune-Review
There will be brief traffic stoppages – 8 minutes or less – on the westbound Parkway West off-ramp to Carnegie during the early morning hours Wednesday, PennDOT announced Tuesday afternoon. Crews will stop traffic “as needed” between 1 a.m. and 6 ...

Your Cranberry News

Mars Area board appoints Adams woman to fill seat of Jane Dunn

By Tribune-Review
The Mars Area School Board Tuesday night appointed Cynthia Yeager to the vacancy left by Jane Dunn. Yeager served on the board from 1992-2008. “I am happy to see that Ms. Yeager was willing to accept the opening left by ...

Your FoxChapel News

Fox Chapel Garden Club sale benefits community organizations

By Tawnya Panizzi
Twinkling lights and lavish greenery transformed the Fox Chapel Golf Club into a winter wonderland, making it the perfect backdrop for the “Glitter & Glow” shopping extravaganza held last week to benefit charities and community groups. Hosted by the Fox Chapel ...

Your Hempfield News

Westmoreland County judge denies appeal of convicted wife killer

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Westmoreland County judge ruled Tuesday there was enough evidence presented during a weeklong trial in June to support the conviction of a Hempfield man for killing his wife in February 2012. In a two-page opinion, Judge Rita Hathaway denied the ...

Your Latrobe News

Ligonier Valley, Greater Latrobe high schoolers learn 3-D modeling

By Nicole Chynoweth and Stacey Federoff
Students in local design classes at Ligonier Valley and Greater Latrobe high schools are taking their work to another dimension with the use of 3-D printers. At Ligonier Valley High School, students in the 3-D modeling class, taught by Thomas Bridge, ...

Your McKeesport News

Executive says Century III revival plan remains on track

By Patrick Cloonan
A top executive of the company that owns Century III Mall said recent events there do not affect the long-term plan for reviving the West Mifflin shopping complex. “With the Century III Mall we could have come in and put a ...

Your Monroeville News

Hindu temple files lawsuit against Monroeville for right to expand

By Gideon Bradshaw
Leaders for a Hindu temple are asking a judge to overturn a decision by Monroeville Council that blocked efforts to expand the building along Abers Creek Road. An appeal filed Thursday in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Sri ...

Your Mon Valley News

Belle Vernon native in Philly DA’s office helped write grand jury report

By Brad Bumsted
PHILADELPHIA — A member of District Attorney Seth Williams’ four-person task force investigating a sting case involving lawmakers grew up in Belle Vernon, where he has family. Brad Bender, 39, an assistant district attorney, said he played a significant role in ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum to debut ‘A Touch of Blue’

By A.J. Panian
It’s what Harley N. Trice called a moment of “true serendipity.” In late 2012, Trice — a Pittsburgh attorney and great-great grandson of James Bryce, founder of the former Bryce …

Your Murrysville News

Family does what it can to care for Murrysville graveyard

By Patrick Varine
When William Kistler of Leechburg stopped by Sardis Cemetery to visit the graves of his parents and grandparents shortly after Veterans Day, he was shocked at the state of the grounds. “It’s a disgrace,” Kistler said. “Someone has gone up there ...

Your North Hills News

Ross native Jamison not ‘The Voice,’ but he’ll pursue dream

By Kellie B. Gormly
Ross native Chris Jamison failed to grab the crown on the seventh season of “The Voice,” ending a three-month journey that included a few near-eliminations and endeared coaches and viewers to his trademark falsetto. Fans can expect him to proceed in ...

Your Norwin News

Property crime rates decline in North Huntingdon, Irwin

By Tony LaRussa
North Huntingdon’s police chief credits an increase in the number of detectives assigned to investigate criminal activity and efforts to raise the visibility of patrol officers for the significant drop in the most common offense committed in the township — ...

Your Penn Hills News

Son charged in dismemberment death of Penn Hills couple

By Margaret Harding 6:03 p.m.
Allegheny County police charged 47-year-old Frederick Cooper Harris III with two counts of homicide and two counts of abuse of a corpse Wednesday afternoon in connection with the dismemberment deaths of his mother and stepfather. The dismembered bodies were found …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township homemaker to seek district judge position

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Penn Township homemaker will run for the district judge office currently held by Republican Helen Kistler. Republican Georgia Snowden, 43, said Thursday she wants to replace Kistler and hear criminal and civil court cases that come before the magistrate. “I serve ...

Your Plum News

A vision for Sugar Plum Days: Support efforts launched for 2015 return throughout Plum

By Karen Zapf
A fundraising campaign has begun to restart Sugar Plum Days next year. Organizers are hoping to raise $3,000 to bring back the mid-December event that has served for more than a decade to kick off the holiday season in Plum. “We know ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley-based writer encourages young readers to unearth the truth

By Rege Behe
Given the success of “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” novels, Heather Terrell realizes her young- adult fantasy books with a dystopian setting aren’t breaking new ground. That doesn’t mean the Sewickley-based writer can’t bring a new element to the genre ...

Your South Hills News

Pittsburgh area mom makes medical history with robotic arm

By Megha Satyanarayana
Jan Scheuermann described the start of her disease as feeling like her legs were dragging behind her. Sometimes it was the left, sometimes it was the right. Eventually, because of an autoimmune disease called spinocerebellar degeneration, she lost movement in her ...

Your Twin Boros News

Be a Santa to a Senior delivers joy to nursing home residents in Oakmont

By Jodi Weigand
It appears Santa, in the form of dozens of anonymous donors, has been especially generous to some senior citizens this year. Tuesday, the approximately 80 residents at Oakmont Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation received gifts donated through the Be a Santa ...