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Program helps Western Pa. students develop awareness of water resources

By Megan Guza
Elementary students from Trinity Area watched recently as the young brook trout they’d raised escaped the unseasonable heat and splashed into the cool waters of Mingo Creek. “This is the best educational program I’ve ever seen,” said Jack Minnick, principal of ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Alle-Kiski Valley carries the fight to cancer

By Emily Balser
For the organizers of the Highlands Relay for Life, the event hits home a little harder than usual this year. That’s because Chairwoman JoAnn Monteleone’s husband, Anthony Monteleone, was diagnosed with lung cancer just before Christmas. “He’s been receiving treatment ...

Your Carlynton News

Pedestrian injured in accident near busway ramp in Carnegie

By Tribune-Review
An automobile struck and critically injured a pedestrian near the West Busway ramp in Carnegie early Monday. Authorities continue to investigate the accident, which occurred on the Parkway West near the ramp around 7:30 a.m. on Memorial Day. According to ...

Your Cranberry News

Rowan second-grader’s proposal keeps students from feeling alone

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Madison Denham didn’t want to see other kids feeling lonely and alone. The second-grader at Rowan Elementary School shared an idea with her guidance counselor, Lauren O’Donnell, that she found online. Madison wanted to build a Buddy Bench on the school ...

Your FoxChapel News

Drake: Promoting community center O’Hara woman’s new duty

By Sharon Drake
Monica Gay began her role of marketing and development for Boyd Community Center this week. Her first move is reviewing past programs, sifting through old grant proposals and searching records. “I’ll read as much as I can get my hands on and ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield hires finance director

By Tribune-Review
Hempfield’s new finance director will start at a salary of $55,000, according to manager Andrew Walz. Township supervisors approved hiring Melanie Phillips to the newly created position during a meeting Tuesday. Phillips’ five-year contract includes pay increases annually, Walz said. Supervisors approved advertising ...

Your Latrobe News

Pair of zoning requests denied by Unity board

By Stacey Federoff
Unity’s zoning hearing board denied two requests regarding businesses at residents’ homes. One request at Tuesday’s meeting was from Angela C. and Michael P. Foster Sr. to replace a Quonset hut at 51 Fink Lane with a larger block building for ...

Your McKeesport News

Air rifle incidents on the rise, experts say

By Tony Raap
The shooting of an 11-year-old boy in McKeesport with a high-powered air rifle is one of a number of recent attacks across the country with such weapons, experts said Tuesday. Allegheny County police charged Albert Clark, 31, with shooting the boy ...

Your Monroeville News

Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township

By Paul Peirce
A Monroeville motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when his vehicle struck a telephone pole along Route 130 in Penn Township. The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Ryan M. Dillon, 23. Deputy Coroner John A. Ackerman reported that Dillon failed ...

Your Mon Valley News

Demolition of last Donora-Webster bridge section delayed

By Chris Buckley
Implosion of the final section of the Donora-Webster bridge – initially planned for mid-spring – will likely occur in mid-summer. Under a “best case scenario,” the river span of the bridge will be imploded shortly after the Fourth of July weekend, ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Late Mt. Pleasant police chief’s name is added to national memorial

By A.J. Panian
It’s a process Erich “Rocky” Geppert and his father, Oakmont Police Officer Erich “Rick” Geppert III, have seen through to fruition dozens of times — the nomination of a police …

Your Murrysville News

Volunteers spruce up old Sardis Cemetery in Murrysville

By Patrick Varine
As winter began setting in during late 2014, W. Scott Rubright faced a familiar problem: a lack of help in maintaining a 2.3-acre cemetery along Sardis Road that is old enough to contain the graves of Civil War veterans. In the ...

Your North Hills News

Famly plans to honor late Richland veteran with 21-gun salute

By Deborah Deasy
Get ready for gunfire in Pine Community Park. Relatives plan to honor the late Army veteran Gilbert “Gibby” Smulovitz of Richland with a “21-gun” salute at 1:15 p.m. June 6 in the park. Smulovitz, who died Dec. 15, 2014 at ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin veterans groups plan Memorial Day parade

By Tribune-Review
The Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts in the Norwin area will hold a Memorial Day parade on Monday starting at 10 a.m. Active members of the military who are home on leave are invited to participate. Marchers will ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills votes to sell, lease vacant school space

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills School District leaders approved resolutions Tuesday to sell one empty school building and lease classrooms in another, as the district attempts to generate cash. The district also is considering a districtwide wage freeze. Acting Superintendent Nancy Hines said she ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township

By Paul Peirce
A Monroeville motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when his vehicle struck a telephone pole along Route 130 in Penn Township. The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Ryan M. Dillon, 23. Deputy Coroner John A. Ackerman reported that Dillon failed ...

Your Plum News

Plum schools, dealing with sex scandal, to form panel in June

By Donald Gilliland
Saying student safety is their “highest priority,” Plum school board members voted unanimously Tuesday to revive the board’s committee on safe and supportive schools. Board members decided to wait until June to decide who will be on the committee. A grand jury ...

Your Sewickley News

Brave young student at heart of ‘Kiss Cancer Goodbye’ celebration

By Mya Koch
At 2 p.m. Saturday, classmates, friends and family members of a Quaker Valley Middle School sixth-grader will join him for a lap at Osborne Elementary School in Glen Osborne to celebrate life and support his ongoing battle with cancer. It’s just ...

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall teacher charged with assault for hitting male student in chest

By Stephanie Hacke
A Baldwin-Whitehall middle school teacher is charged with assault because police say he struck a student in the chest, causing the boy to black out and hit his head. Whitehall police on Wednesday charged math instructor Brian Matthew Paulos, 43, ...

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont, Kiski Township election results finalized

By Trib Total Media
Absentee ballots snap Oakmont Council tie The inclusion of absentee ballots in Allegheny County’s unofficial election results broke a tie in the Oakmont Council race. Incumbent Nancy Ride was tied with fellow Democrat Mark Salvas for the third open nomination until ...