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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

Smaller properties in Alle-Kiski Valley remain attractive to drillers

By Liz Hayes
Arnold officials chuckled a few years ago when resident Dennis Haracznak suggested they look into leasing city-owned property for natural gas drilling. Haracznak isn’t laughing: “We want to make money. The city’s in debt, and we’re sitting on top of a ...

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

Couple taken into custody after 8-hour standoff in Hempfield

By Brian Bowling and Paul Peirce
Charles Cottle was on the lam from a court-ordered mental health treatment program when he engaged police in another standoff Friday. The West Homestead man, on the Allegheny County sheriff’s most-wanted list, barricaded himself with his girlfriend, Jasmyn Curry, 37, in ...

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

Man rescued from sinkhole in McKeesport

By Tribune-Review
Rescuers pulled a man from a sinkhole that opened up on the Mansfield Bridge in McKeesport on Saturday night. West Fifth Avenue below the bridge was closed, McKeesport Deputy Fire Chief Don Sabol said. Authorities also stopped train traffic during …

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

Dutch town’s memorial project includes former Monongahela man

By Ron Paglia
Anton de Man is a man on a mission and nothing seems to deter him — not even the elements. “We have had a mixed bag of weather recently, but that hasn’t stopped the progress being made with the memorial,” said ...

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

Ross woman makes poetry of moments big and small

By Chris Togneri 8:06 a.m.
Inspiration comes when it will, so Rose Cheriton keeps a pen and pad at her bedside. “Sometimes in the middle of the night, a thought will come to me, and I write it down,” Cheriton said. “I might go back later ...

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

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 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

ACCESS van driver from Oakmont accused of repeatedly raping passenger

By Michael Hasch
An ACCESS van driver was arraigned early Thursday on charges of repeatedly raping a disabled woman during the past 18 months. Daniel Robert Burrelli, 54, of Oakmont acknowledged raping the woman, according to a criminal complaint charging him with rape, involuntary ...