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Castle Shannon parish plans special Masses for 125th anniversary

By Matthew Santoni
Having celebrated the 120th anniversary of its school this year, St. Anne Catholic Church in Castle Shannon is ready to kick off its 125th anniversary celebration. A special Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday — the feast day of Sts. Joachim …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

EPA finds no contamination from Parks Township nuclear dump

By Mary Ann Thomas
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not find any radiological or chemical contamination from the nuclear waste dump in Parks Township in the sediment of the Kiski River or water in abandoned coal mines under the dump. The EPA conducted …

Your Carlynton News

South Fayette High School backs out of federal lunch program

By Megan Guza
South Fayette High School will opt out of the federal School Lunch and Breakfast Program — and in turn, federal funding — due to concerns over stricter nutritional guidelines. The guidelines, which took effect July 1, would place a burden …

Your Cranberry News

Truck drivers taken to hospital after Pa. Turnpike crash in Butler County

By Michael Hasch
Two truckers were injured in a fiery crash Wednesday night along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Butler County. Both drivers were taken to area hospitals following the crash that occurred at 9:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes about a mile west …

Your FoxChapel News

$24M water filter project at Aspinwall treatment plant nears kickoff

By Bob Bauder
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is set to begin a $24 million filter rehabilitation at its water treatment plant near Aspinwall. PWSA board members are scheduled on Friday to award contracts for the project, which represents about 15 percent …

Your Hempfield News

Report of attempted child luring in Hempfield a hoax, police say

By Renatta Signorini
A 15-year-old boy fabricated his claim that a man tried to lure him into his vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Hempfield, state police said Thursday evening. The boy told police the man was driving a white Ford van, police reported in …

Your Latrobe News

Derry Fair queen enjoys full slate

By Greg Reinbold
Her whirlwind week as new queen of the Derry Township Agricultural Fair wrapped up on Saturday evening for Amanda Kowalczyk, 20, of Salem Township, but her responsibilities as the newest member of the fair’s royal line are far from over. …

Your McKeesport News

North Versailles commissioners revise fire department policy

By Patrick Cloonan
North Versailles Township’s board of commissioners is advertising a new policy for its three volunteer fire departments, for possible approval on Aug. 21. “We just revised it and simplified it,” township board president George Thompson said. “We made it more …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville oxycodone dealer to spend 10 years in prison

By Brian Bowling
A Monroeville man who moved his oxycodone ring from South Florida to Western Pennsylvania in 2010, hid money under his father’s name and led a lavish lifestyle will spend 10 years in prison, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Jason …

Your Mon Valley News

Woman marks 70 years on bench at Rostraver church’s organ

By Emma Jene Lelik
August will mark a 70-year anniversary for the organist at the small country church, Concord United Methodist in Rostraver Township. Mary Lee Budd McBeth developed an interest in music at a very early age as she listened to her mother …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Carnegie Steel Co. beam lights Mt. Pleasant area welder’s way

By A.J. Panian
As a state-licensed contractor, East Huntingdon’s Carl Pravlik said he has torn down his fair share of buildings in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas. “I quit counting at 100,” said …

Your Murrysville News

Recurring power outages in Murrysville can be a drain on home systems

By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Vicki Ramchandran is tired of resetting her clocks. For the past two weeks, Ramchandran has experienced short power outages — 20 seconds or less — every day. Her electrician, worried about the affect any surges were having on her air …

Your North Hills News

Motorcycle runs off road in Butler County, kills Shaler man

By Tribune-Review
A Shaler man died in a motorcycle accident in Lancaster, Butler County, police said. Harry Stewart, 44, died when his motorcycle went off Whitestown Road around 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of a sharp bend. The motorcycle went into …

Your Norwin News

Military experience helps North Huntingdon native in Red Cross role

By Tony LaRussa
A North Huntingdon native with a decade of military experience, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been hired by the American Red Cross to oversee the distribution of shelter, food and supplies when disaster strikes in western Pennsylvania. Timothy …

Your Penn Hills News

Dairy Queen co-manager in fair condition from crash, hospital officials report

By Patrick Varine
The co-manager of a Dairy Queen in Penn Hills was recovering in the hospital on Friday, a day after a truck injured her and five others when it veered off Verona Road and plowed through a brick wall on the …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student

By Chris Foreman
A suspended Penn-Trafford High School teacher is accused of stalking a 17-year-old student by trying to meet the student at his workplace and repeatedly inviting him to events and restaurants. After trading messages online with Spanish teacher Michael David Garet …

Your Plum News

Summer sessions at Plum library bolster children’s interest in science

By Karen Zapf
Amanda Copeland’s four children enjoy spending time at the Plum Borough Community Library. “We’ve been here all day,” Copeland, 37, said one day last week as her two eldest children, Cheyenne, 12, and Jeremy, 10, took part in the Science …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley farm market builds on sense of community

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Lynn and Deron Tatala sat on a curb at the farm market at St. James Catholic Church in Sewickley, enjoying a lunch of hot Greek foods from the Little Athens Catering stand. The Moon couple had been meaning to stop …

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall kids camp offers learning, fun combined

By Stephanie Hacke
If it were up to him, Maxwell Pratley admittedly would be spending the warmest days of summer break inside playing video games. His peers likely would be watching television, sleeping or “very bored,” he said as he hugged his latest …

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 …