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Mt. Lebanon aims to set Guinness record for balloon hats

By Matthew Santoni
Mt. Lebanon will try to set a world record on Saturday night, as volunteers try to get at least 4,018 people to wear balloon hats during the annual ULTRAparty fundraiser. “ULTRAparty’s fun, a good time, but it needed something else …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Calm and quick Leechburg bank robber sought

By Tribune-Review 3:34 p.m.
Authorities are seeking a robber who calmly and quickly held up the Farmers & Merchants Bank in Leechburg Thursday morning. The hold-up occurred at about 10:42 a.m. at the bank at 160 Market St. Leechburg Mayor Shawn Lerch, who oversees …

Your Carlynton News

Boys & Girls Club recovers from Carnegie floods

By Dona S. Dreeland
A month after a heavy rain damaged the Carnegie Boys & Girls Club, children and staff have resumed a daily summer camp program there. The Washington Avenue building took on water on June 28, after 1½ inches of rain fell …

Your Cranberry News

Zelienople family relishes opportunity to host children during summer

By Alex Klukaszewski
Since the late 1870s, The Fresh Air Fund has helped more than 1.7 million inner-city children living in New York City experience the joy of the great outdoors. The nonprofit agency brings youths ages 6 to 18 to communities in …

Your FoxChapel News

Beloved teacher at 3 Western Pa. schools hears from students across nation

By Megan Harris
Bill DeTillo had a tradition. Whether at Kittanning Middle School, Aquinas Academy or Shady Side Academy, every student in his 30-year tenure joined the Aardvark Club, christened by DeTillo with a nickname befitting its new owner. “He would never tell …

Your Hempfield News

Greensburg Salem students use active journalism to improve city

By Bob Stiles 3:23 p.m.
Greensburg Salem School District student Kasey Storkel, 12, helped others while getting a taste of a journalist’s life during the district’s Young Writers’ Camp. The seventh-grader prepared lunches for the First Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Food From the Heart program on …

Your Latrobe News

YouTube campaign by Latrobe 4-year-old aids Alzheimer’s Association

By Craig Smith
It seems that these days, YouTube is chock full of cute kids performing all kinds of spontaneous and adorable acts. But 4-year-old Lilly Myers of Latrobe will have none of that. She’s using YouTube for a cause — to help …

Your McKeesport News

Glassport police name new chief

By Michael DiVittorio
Glassport Police Department has new leadership. Council promoted Sgt. Cliff LaFever to police chief at a special meeting on Wednesday. Councilman Eugene Skerkoski made the motion which was seconded by councilwoman Anna Kudla. It was one of several police personnel …

Your Monroeville News

Gateway teachers reach out to community with family store

By Kyle Lawson
There’s nothing taboo about perusing for free clothes and other necessities at Moss Side Middle School, fifth-grade teacher Marcie Crow said. Teachers who helped spearhead a donation center last winter said they want families to feel at home when they …

Your Mon Valley News

Despite the weather, patriotism prevailed in Monessen in 1983

By Ron Paglia
Mother Nature didn’t cooperate when Monessen played host to the annual Mon Valley Veterans Day parade and celebration on Friday, Nov. 11, 1983. But the elements – sub-freezing temperatures, rain, snow and sleet – didn’t dampen the solid patriotic spirit …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Proposed Mt. Pleasant VFW relocation site faces a backlash

By A.J. Panian
Roughly 50 borough residents have signed a petition protesting the proposed new location for the Bunton-Malek VFW Post 3368 in Mt. Pleasant. The building where the nonprofit, veterans’ services organization …

Your Murrysville News

Hunter departs top recreation post in Murrysville

By Larissa Dudkiewicz 12:54 p.m.
Murrysville is losing its recreation director. Rob Hunter Jr. said he has accepted a position as county parks and recreation director in a town north of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. His last day in Murrysville is Friday. “I love Murrysville …

Your North Hills News

Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh sell their crafts to make money for ministries

By Deborah Deasy
Artfulness abounds among the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh, a religious order with a mandated appreciation for creativity. “St. Benedict encourages us to value artistic expressions,” said Sister Judith Ann Criner, 65, a registered nurse and former high school teacher who …

Your Norwin News

Weeklong celebration to mark Irwin’s 150th anniversary

By Tony LaRussa
Irwin Councilwoman Debbie Kelly admits that putting together a worthy celebration to mark Irwin’s 150th anniversary has been a daunting task during the past two years. But the difficulty hasn’t been because of a lack of interest or volunteers ready …

Your Penn Hills News

Linton principal’s firing upheld by education secretary

By Patrick Varine
A former Linton Middle School principal on July 18 lost his appeal to the state Department of Education to get his job back. State education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq upheld the Penn Hills School Board’s decision in November to fire Davaun …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township Ambulance paramedics perform speedy delivery via the turnpike

By Chris Foreman
Someday, Paige Reese McLaughlin is going to have a great story to tell her friends about her birthday. After all, not everyone can lay claim to being born in an ambulance. Penn Township Ambulance paramedics delivered the 7-pound, 3-ounce baby …

Your Plum News

Plum School District administrators receive bonuses, salary increases

By Karen Zapf
Administrators in the Plum School District have received salary increases for the 2014-15 school year. The Plum School Board earlier this month approved the increases totaling about $87,000 for administrators including building principals and other department heads. Superintendent Timothy Glasspool …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley chamber board losing 2 key members

By Bobby Cherry
After 13 years as a member, and most recently as president, of the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce, Cora DeLoia will step down this summer. She is one of two chamber board of directors members who will leave the board …

Your South Hills News

Victim identified in Pleasant Hills apartment fire

By Natasha Lindstrom
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner has identified a man who died Wednesday evening when a fire erupted in a Pleasant Hills apartment complex. William Ingold, 56, died in the fire that ignited shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday inside the Neopolitan …

Your Twin Boros News

Cambodian students answer Oakmont group’s prayers

By Emily Balser
For Cambodian student Chan  Oudom Im, coming to the United States is like being in a dream. Im, who arrived in Oakmont on Tuesday, is one of five Cambodians to come to the United States for three months as part …