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Already social media network CEO, Upper St. Clair senior wired for success

By Natasha Lindstrom
Ananya Cleetus has never been short on good ideas, nor the tenacity it took to execute them. At 14, she designed and computer-tested a lightweight prosthetic leg for low-income people in India with below-knee amputations. At 17, she conceptualized and 3-D ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Teenage suspect in Leechburg killing held for trial

By Chuck Biedka
An Armstrong County teenager will stand trial on homicide and other charges stemming from a fatal shooting in Leechburg. Todd A. Johnson, 17, of Kittanning Township is charged as an adult in the shooting death of Derrike Roppolo, 18, of Leechburg ...

Your Carlynton News

Organizer hopes to widen South Fayette’s Circle of Friends

By David Mayernik Jr.
Helen Cardillo couldn’t help sticking her head under a curtain and into a photo booth to interrupt a group shot. It was that kind of night at South Fayette High School’s annual Circle of Friends Mardi Gras dance Feb. 13. Cardillo, a ...

Your Cranberry News

Seneca Valley students earn first in Mathcounts competition

By Tribune-Review
The Seneca Valley Middle School Mathcounts team placed first in the Midwestern Chapter Mathcounts competition at Grove City College on Feb. 7. The team, which includes Matt Muir, Rishin Sharma, Dean Smith and Nishant Jayachandra, will represent the region at ...

Your FoxChapel News

Workshop to help Etna, Millvale move toward solar energy

By Tawnya Panizzi
A workshop this week in Etna is aimed at helping people overcome the barriers of going solar. The Solarize Etna & Millvale campaign is one of four in Allegheny County under the Solarize Allegheny project, funded by the Heinz Endowments ...

Your Hempfield News

$7.6M buyout at Hempfield prison site clouds sale

By Debra Erdley and Renatta Signorini
A contract inked more than a decade ago with the Carlisle businessman who submitted the winning bid on the now-closed state prison at Hempfield could drive the cost of shuttering the prison to more than $10 million, records obtained by ...

Your Latrobe News

Unity couple to tackle Iditarod winter marathon

By Stacey Federoff
When Tim and Loreen Hewitt begin their 1,000-mile trek Sunday across Alaska, she will be making her sixth trip on foot while he will be heading into the wilderness for the first time on 4.8-inch-wide tires. Tim Hewitt has made the ...

Your McKeesport News

Hearing delay granted in fatal McKeesport arson case

By Patrick Cloonan
An Allegheny County prosecutor received a delay in a preliminary hearing for a McKeesport man charged in the Tenth Ward fire in October that killed four children and two adults. A magisterial district judge in Pittsburgh Municipal Court agreed to Assistant ...

Your Monroeville News

Forbes Hospital opens $9 million intensive care unit

By Tribune-Review 4:29 p.m.
Forbes Hospital in Monroeville will open a new intensive care unit for critically injured and ill patients, the hospital’s parent group, Allegheny Health Network, announced Thursday. The 20-bed ICU is expected to begin admitting patients in early March, according to North ...

Your Mon Valley News

Children hurt in 2-vehicle crash at busy Carroll intersection

By Stacy Wolford
Two young children were injured in a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday morning at a busy Carroll intersection. Carroll police Chief Paul Brand said a vehicle driven by Shecholle Winmon, 24, of Main Street, Monongahela, was traveling on Route 88 at 11:45 ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant names Citizen of the Year

By A.J. Panian
A cracked and calloused pair of work-weathered hands serve as all the proof necessary regarding Maynard L. Brubacher’s ceaseless drive to give. Throughout the years, Brubacher’s reputation for volunteer service …

Your Murrysville News

Evankovich moves his Murrysville office

By Patrick Varine
State Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Murrysville) will move his Murrysville office to the Murrysville Community Center on Carson Avenue. With recent redistricting, the entirety of Murrysville now is in the 54th District, and Evankovich said he is making the move because the ...

Your North Hills News

Fish-fry Fridays in North Hills form friendship, fellowship

By Deborah Deasy
Ash Wednesday ushered in more than fish-fry season. The opening day of Lent also kicked off six weeks of self-sacrifice for the hundreds of volunteers who prepare and serve all the fundraising cod sandwiches, creamy coleslaw and cheesy macaroni available ...

Your Norwin News

Court in the Classroom program provides insight for Norwin High School students

By Rich Cholodofsky
Attorney Robert Marino strode to the podium Wednesday morning and argued to Westmoreland County Judge David Regoli why his client, a road resurfacing company, should be dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2012. Behind Marino sat more than 200 ...

Your Penn Hills News

Charter school finds resistance from Penn Hills School District on expansion plans

By Kelsey Shea
Tension between officials of the Penn Hills School District and a local charter school was palpable Monday, as the two entities discussed Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship’s request to expand to a second building. Supporters of the school …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Woman charged for holding teen drinking party after video found at Penn-Trafford

By Paul Peirce 5:36 p.m.
A video confiscated at Penn-Trafford High School by a resource officer resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old woman Thursday for holding an underage drinking party at her home earlier this month. Linda Swope was charged with corruption of minors, …

Your Plum News

Arrests of Plum teachers prompt tight-lipped reaction

By Karen Zapf
Some students say the atmosphere inside Plum High School remains tense and tight-lipped ever since the arrest of two teachers accused of having sex with students. “It has been very tense,” said Max Barone, 17, a senior. “Teachers have been uptight ...

Your Sewickley News

Sweetwater curriculum picks up STEAM

By Gary Horvath
As Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley marks its 40th anniversary, education coordinator Stephanie Stewart and her staff became inspired to create an expanded curriculum. The center, at 200 Broad St., introduced changes to its 2015 class roster in response ...

Your South Hills News

Pleasant Hills Middle school celebrates 50 years with nod to past

By Dona S. Dreeland
The lessons at Pleasant Hills Middle School this year will focus prominently on 1965 - the year the school was dedicated. Teachers planned it that way to honor the school’s 50th anniversary on March 13. Math teacher Kevin Gennaula and his ...

Your Twin Boros News

Arrest made in Harmar carjacking

By Chuck Biedka
When police first received a carjacking report from Harmar on Monday, the victim told them her assailant was a thin male. But when police made an arrest Wednesday, the “thin male” turned out to be a Verona woman who is transitioning ...