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Western Pa. nurses who served during Vietnam invited to tea in their honor

By Aaron Aupperlee
The transition between war and peace was rocky at times for Kathie Swazuk. The Army nurse served in Vietnam at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh. She treated patients until they were either well enough to rejoin the fight ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Frazer residents rattled by potholes

By Tom Yerace 12:39 a.m.
County officials say the 2015 plan for fixing Allegheny County-owned roads has not been devised yet. But for Crawford Run Road residents, it can’t come soon enough. According to residents, the road is pock-marked with enough potholes to accommodate a sizable population ...

Your Carlynton News

Route 50 work to begin Monday in South Fayette

By Alex Felser
PennDOT is expected to begin preparatory work for lane closures on state Route 50 and some side roads in South Fayette starting this week. The seven-month project is part of a $19.04 million road improvement plan on Route 50 from ...

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry stretch among roads in Butler County to be repaired

By Bill Vidonic
Cranberry officials are waiting to see how repaving Freedom Road will affect motorists using the heavily traveled stretch of road to detour around a bridge project in neighboring Allegheny County. PennDOT District 10 officials met March 19 with municipal and county ...

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara ALS awareness advocate dies at 49

By Tawnya Panizzi
Friends recall Neil Alexander living life with courage and grace — the same attributes as Lou Gehrig, whose namesake disease Alexander died from Tuesday. The O’Hara resident was 49. “Neil really got it,” said Peter Strick, scientific director of the Center for ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield man accused of setting Dumpster ablaze in Fayette County

By Tribune-Review 12:45 a.m.
A Hempfield man is accused of setting a Dumpster full of wood paneling ablaze to make room for roofing shingles, then failing to call for help when flames shot 6 to 8 feet above the metal trash container. James Artman, 28, ...

Your Latrobe News

Greater Latrobe schools to save $288K with bond refinancing

By Stacey Federoff
Greater Latrobe school board approved the refinancing of a $10 million bond, a subject of discussion since December. A lower interest rate is expected to save the district $288,000, down from just over 5 percent to about 0.56 percent, said financial ...

Your McKeesport News

McKeesport teacher among winners at Champions of Learning awards dinner

By Michael DiVittorio
A McKeesport Area High School teacher was one of seven awardees at The Consortium for Public Education’s inaugural Champions of Learning awards dinner and 30th anniversary celebration Saturday evening at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. Lyndsay Brown, commercial and advertising art ...

Your Monroeville News

Penn Hills junior slain in shooting had visited friends at Monroeville housing complex

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Penn Hills High School junior who was fatally shot in the chest Monday was saving money to buy a car and looked forward to attending college, his family said Thursday. Allegheny County police are investigating who shot Justin Clark, 16, ...

Your Mon Valley News

Body pulled from river in Charleroi

By Jeremy Sellew 12:55 a.m.
The body of a man who has been missing since March 5 was pulled Monday from the Monongahela River in Charleroi. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco identified the victim as King Coulter, 63, of Charleroi. His body was found near the bank ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society makes its mark for Civil War veterans

By A.J. Panian
Considering the treachery and patriotic sacrifice marking the paths of more than 100 Civil War veterans buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, it’s essential that each of their names grace their …

Your Murrysville News

Roundup: Egg hunts set for Murrysville, Delmont, Export area

By Patrick Varine
Grab a basket and keep your eyes peeled — local community groups and churches will be hiding goodies all over Murrysville, Delmont and Export as community Easter egg hunts get underway. Here’s a roundup of local hunts. To add other ...

Your North Hills News

No injuries reported in Holy Family Manor fire in Ross

By Michael Hasch
There are no immediate reports of injuries in a kitchen fire at the Holy Family Manor in Ross, county emergency dispatchers said. All residents were safely evacuated after the alarm came in at 9:54 p.m. at the facility along Nazareth Way, ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin High School health teacher charged with selling heroin

By Tony LaRussa
A Norwin health teacher responsible for telling students about the dangers of drug abuse has been charged with selling heroin, police said Friday. Lisa Marie Rodnicki, 37, of Irwin, the daughter of Norwin Superintendent William Kerr, was arrested during a …

Your Penn Hills News

Owner of Penn Hills tombstone business pleads guilty to swindling the bereaved out of $90K

By Adam Brandolph  and Megan Guza
Money is not enough to cover the damage done by Curtis Eakman, the former owner of a Penn Hills headstone business who swindled 56 mourning family members out of more than $90,000, some of his victims said Monday. “Given all the ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township officials consider recreational future of Hall property

By Chris Foreman
More than a decade has passed since Joseph “Junior” Hall Jr. signed away 65 acres to Penn Township for $1 to use for a recreation area. Although the property has been unused for the past dozen years, renewed enthusiasm by township ...

Your Plum News

Plum police search for home invasion suspect

By Liz Hayes
Plum police were searching for a man who claimed to be a police officer when he kicked in the door of a residence Friday afternoon at the Longwood at Oakmont retirement community. The man shouted that he was the police …

Your Sewickley News

Edgeworth man pleads guilty in bank fraud conspiracy

By Brian Bowling
An Edgeworth man admitted in federal court Friday that he conspired with others to defraud a bank on a $2.4 million loan for a Florida property. Joseph W. Nocito Jr., 44, president of Castle Mortgage Co., pleaded guilty to bank fraud ...

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall School District proceeds with dairy contract

By Stephanie Hacke
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District is seeking better rates for beverages yet equally as tasty, milk, juice and iced tea to serve in the school cafeteria. The district last week began seeking proposals for a dairy contract for the beverages served during ...

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont club brings gardening inside at senior facility

By Debbie Black
Oakmont Garden Club’s Carol Burton and Nancy Williams are helping put gardening back into the lives of seniors, many of whom at one time managed their own flower or vegetable gardens. Their next project will feature the lives of the seniors ...