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Montour class sets up Facebook page for school district

By Karen Kadilak
Marketing students at Montour High School look forward to running the school district’s Facebook page, which should launch on Thursday. High school Principal Todd Price said he and other principals are submitting updates on events at their schools. Content also will be ...

Alle-Kiski Valley News

Alle-Kiski legislators split on budget deal

By Tom Yerace
One thing state legislators in the Alle-Kiski Valley delegation seem to agree on is that getting a budget deal will involve hard choices. The agreement seems to end on what those choices are. The budget, by law, is supposed to be approved ...

Carlynton News

Food festival helps with costs of new Bridgeville church building

By Samson X Horne
Since 1950, Bridgeville’s St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church has been on Dewey Avenue; now, it’s headed down the pike — literally. The congregation is constructing a larger building on Washington Pike. Last weekend, the church’s 30th annual Mediterranean Food Festival helped ...

Cranberry News

Pittsburgh-produced robot to provide Cranberry officials view of sewer line

By Kyle Lawson
A robot designed and built in Pittsburgh is about to make life a whole lot easier for Cranberry officials. A two-mile stretch of the main sewer line in Cranberry, from Rochester Road to the Brush Creek treatment plant, this month will ...

Fox Chapel News

Rain barrel initiative in Lower Valley river towns aims to reduce pollutants

By Tawnya Panizzi
Residents of Lower Valley river towns can register by Oct. 15 for a rain barrel initiative that is expected to lower home water bills and reduce the amount of pollutants streaming into the Allegheny River. The program is open to residents ...

Hempfield News

Plans for Excela orthopedic center move forward

By Tribune-Review
Members of Hempfield’s planning commission agreed Wednesday to forward preliminary site plans for an Excela Health orthopedic center on to township supervisors for approval. If supervisors approve the plans, Excela Health will come before the planning commission again with more ...

Latrobe News

Ohio woman will be millionth passenger to fly out of Arnold Palmer airport

By Joe Napsha
An Ohio woman who booked a Spirit Airlines flight to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary will become the millionth passenger who will fly out of the once-struggling Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity. Carol and Alex Jones of Toronto, Ohio, didn’t ...

McKeesport News

PSU’s McKeesport campus nets $1.4M federal grant

By Patrick Cloonan
The federal government is providing more than $1.4 million over the next five years to help academic performance and increase student retention, the graduation rate and career options at Penn State Greater Allegheny campus. Officials at the McKeesport campus said Friday ...

Monroeville News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission meeting on plans for work on area near Pittsburgh short on details

By Gideon Bradshaw
Robin Berman was among dozens of people who attended a meeting Wednesday about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s plans for the stretch of the highway that includes the Pittsburgh Interchange in Monroeville. They left without details they had been hoping to hear. “They ...

Mon Valley News

Charleroi street banner program honors veterans

By Chris Buckley
When Charleroi hosts the annual Mon Valley Veterans Day Parade, the community hopes to honor its military veterans in a new way. Banners honoring veterans are being placed in the borough. The goal is to have some “Charleroi Hometown Heroes” ...

Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant school board to discuss website plan

By Karl Polacek
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board is expected to approve on Monday the renewal addendum to the master agreement with Schoolwires Inc. for licensing software and services in hosting the district website for the year at a cost of $10,771.20. Superintendent …

Murrysville News

Wholesaler files suit against Murrysville’s Rivertowne over distribution deal

By Patrick Varine
A Pittsburgh-based beer wholesaler is suing Rivertowne Brewing Co. and owner Christian Fyke and accusing the Murrysville brewer of circumventing an exclusive 2010 distribution agreement between the two companies. Williams-McGinley Inc., which is based in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, filed suit last ...

North Hills News

North Hills transit service limits lamented

By Katelyn Ferral
Priscilla Foster has 20 full-time positions open at the McDonald’s restaurant she owns in Wexford. She’s having a hard time filling them because many applicants don’t have a car and cannot get bus service. “I can’t even tell you how ...

Norwin News

Irwin mayor offers $250 reward for info on sign vandal

By Tony LaRussa
A reward is being offered for information resulting in the conviction of the person who vandalized a political sign at the intersection of Ash and Ninth streets in Irwin last week. The blue-and-white sign promoting the election of borough council candidates ...

Penn Hills News

Photo gallery: Penn Hills Habitat for Humanity project

By Tribune-Review
A home on Bart Drive in Penn Hills is getting a facelift through Habitat for Humanity and with the help of volunteers from Duquesne University. ...

Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township woman’s ‘son’ steps up to donate kidney

By Tom McGee
Soon after Allison Harkins was told she needed a kidney transplant, all of her blood relatives were ruled out as donors. But a man who calls her ‘Mom’ was glad to give up one of his kidneys to save her. Harkins, 51, ...

Plum News

Plum superintendent says lack of school tip line was ‘oversight’

By Donald Gilliland
Plum High School’s anonymous tip line was removed from the student handbook three years ago because of “an oversight” — actually a series of undetected foul-ups, according to the superintendent. “It was not intentionally decided to discontinue use of the ...

Sewickley News

Sewickley Council to vote on parking authority

By Kyle Lawson
Sewickley Council could vote next week in favor of a parking authority to oversee rates, revenue and expenses at public lots in the borough. A five-member authority appointed by the council president also would oversee a proposed 180-space garage on Green ...

South Hills News

Baldwin students take in film on Nobel Peace Prize winner’s activism for girls, education

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin High School freshman Sophia Pisano said it’s hard to comprehend what some of her classmates from countries with civil unrest went through before finding refuge in the United States. “It’s awful. I could never imagine going through any of ...

Twin Boros News