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App for parking meters on way to Dormont shoppers

By Matthew Santoni
A smartphone app soon will let Dormont shoppers pay for parking remotely and eliminate the need to run back to feed a soon-to-expire meter, under a pilot program council approved Monday. The borough is the first municipality to sign a contract ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Springdale Twp. police car crashes into veterinary clinic

By Chuck Biedka 3:02 p.m.
A Springdale Township police cruiser crashed into a veterinary clinic just after 1 a.m. Thursday along Pittsburgh Street in Springdale Borough. “In the process of responding to the call, he lost control on a very slippery surface, went through a …

Your Carlynton News

Re-enactors bring authentic touch to Woodville Plantation

By Dona S. Dreeland
For members of Wayne’s Legion, a Revolutionary War re-enactors group, history is more than a hobby. These 21st century “soldiers” spend hours studying, drilling and marching in authentic dress, so visitors at Woodville Plantation in Collier can get a taste ...

Your Cranberry News

Rwandan genocide survivor to share story at St. Ferdinand retreat

By David Mcelhinny
Imagine your father, mother, brothers, cousins and friends murdered in violent attacks with machetes, knifes and clubs — and then later, finding the courage to hug one of the killers and tell him that you forgive him. That is what Immaculée ...

Your FoxChapel News

Lawrenceville Family Health Center getting upgrade

By Tawnya Panizzi
Lawrenceville Family Health Center Medical Director Sandy Sauereisen hopes that patients realize when they walk through the door that they matter. “Whether poor or rich, black or white, working or unemployed, I want our patients to know that,” said Sauereisen, who ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield man to plead guilty to posing as policeman

By Renatta Signorini
A Hempfield man is set to plead guilty under a tentative agreement to impersonating a fire policeman. Guy Frank Rubei, 58, was charged last month when twice he allegedly drove a pickup with lights and decals identifying him as a member ...

Your Latrobe News

Spirit Airlines puts Chicago on its flight path

By Joe Napsha 1:06 p.m.
Daily nonstop Spirit Airlines flights beginning May 7 from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Chicago are being touted by county and airport officials as a boost to the region’s economy. “This is all about economic development,” said Westmoreland County Commissioner Charles ...

Your McKeesport News

Victim identified in fatal shooting in West Mifflin

By Eric Slagle 2:19 p.m.
The victim of a fatal shooting in West Mifflin has been identified. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said the victim is Garrick Marshman, 19, of North Braddock. Officers were called to the 3200 block of Lebanon Church Road at …

Your Monroeville News

Pitcairn code enforcement duties to be picked up temporarily by councilman, police chief

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Pitcairn councilman and the borough police chief will temporarily fill the role of the borough code enforcement officer after Lucas Park steps down Friday. “Lucas has been a wonderful asset to the borough. Fortunately for him, he’s got a wonderful ...

Your Mon Valley News

PennDOT boss tells lawmaker Donora-Webster span doomed

By Chris Buckley
With demolition of a bridge linking Donora to Webster well under way, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has replied to state Rep. Pete Daley’s letter seeking a reprieve for the span. Writing on behalf of the governor, acting Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Cyril H. Wecht to speak at Mt. Pleasant-area drug/alcohol forum

By A.J. Panian
The statistic stopped Colleen D. Hughes in her tracks. Beneath the record-breaking shadow of deaths related to drug overdoses, which have darkened Westmoreland County in recent years, the municipalities of …

Your Murrysville News

3-D printers add new dimension in education at Franklin Regional

By Patrick Varine
A pair of Franklin Regional School District teachers say they’re excited by the challenge of finding a ways to use two new 3-D printers in a variety of classroom lessons. “What I’m expecting is to show students the basics, and let ...

Your North Hills News

Hampton students step up, provide artwork for educator’s new book

By Rachel Farkas
When Hampton High School enrichment facilitator Scott Stickney needed illustrations for a self-published book he was working on, he knew just where to turn for the talent. He recruited Hampton High School art students Nicole Perrone and Emily Hoover to make ...

Your Norwin News

Irwin woman pens book for transition to kindergarten

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Jodi Watson was teaching preschool three years ago and wanted to give the children a graduation song for their end-of-the-year program. The Ardara resident wanted to find something about going on to kindergarten but was having trouble finding the right ...

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 has increased in intensity, as the two entities discuss Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship’s request to expand to a second building. Supporters of Imagine made ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Trafford Rec Board auction marks 25 years

By Chris Foreman
Organizers of the Trafford Recreation Board auction are celebrating their 25th fundraiser on Saturday. The annual event has been the lifeblood of several renewal projects in the borough over the past quarter century, auction co-founder Nick Petrucci said. He estimated the ...

Your Plum News

Plum teacher’s attorney: Victim’s age a factor in sex assault case

By Karen Zapf
The attorney for Plum High School teacher Jason Cooper praised Plum school officials’ efforts to protect children in the aftermath of two teachers arrested and accused of having sex with female students, but, he said, his client did nothing wrong ...

Your Sewickley News

Public-use spaces a concern with Sewickley private-garage proposal

By Bobby Cherry
Later this month, Sewickley leaders could find out whether a privately run parking garage could be built in the borough. Bids for at least a 150-space parking garage at the site of the Green Street municipal lot are expected to be ...

Your South Hills News

Bilingual books open Whitehall students to their culture

By Stephanie Hacke
One of Renee Christman’s newest Nepali refugee students barely spoke a word. The young boy was most quiet around his American classmates. He barely understood their language. Yet, when Christman, a third-grade teacher at W.R. Paynter Elementary School, unveiled a ...

Your Twin Boros News

Antiques show at Oakmont Country Club keeps Kerr Museum going

By Pamela Murphy
It’s been a long, cold winter. But next weekend, antiques enthusiasts will be able to shake off their cabin fever, escape the winter doldrums and enjoy a day at the Kerr Memorial Museum’s 11th annual Antiques Show. The show, March 7 ...