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Lifesharing allows families to open homes, hearts to disabled

By Tory N. Parrish
William and Jaylee Trzyna of North Versailles were empty-nesters who found they had room and time to care for someone else in 2009. They opened their home and hearts to Robert Pounds, who is intellectually disabled. “They care, and they …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Pensions a point of dispute as Watson challenges Dermody in 33rd District

By Tom Yerace 12:55 a.m.
The crisis in funding state pensions that local school districts face is something both candidates for the Pennsylvania 33rd Legislative District acknowledge. But neither Republican challenger Sean Watson nor 12-term Democratic incumbent Frank Dermody seems to have a firm solution …

Your Carlynton News

Pet therapy program a success at Chartiers Valley school

By Alex Felser
Two years after introducing pet therapy to Chartiers Valley Primary School, the program has more than doubled in size and become students’ preferred reward for good behavior. In partnership with Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and Therapy Dogs International, the school …

Your Cranberry News

Police investigating possible link between woman’s death, Pittsburgh homicide case

By Margaret Harding 12:15 a.m.
A Butler County mother died of a gunshot in the head late Wednesday and investigators wonder if there’s a connection between the killing and the Pittsburgh homicide case against the father of their 5-month-old child, who was found unharmed strapped …

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara clothing designer earns national recognition

By Sharon Drake
O’Hara designer Kathleen DeMartino can thank Martha Stewart for putting her business on the map. Demartino’s Depression Couture, a clothing line she makes with recycled textiles such as jackets pieced together from old blue jeans, was named one of Stewart’s …

Your Hempfield News

Northmont neighbors, DEP work on agreements

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg and the state Department of Environmental Protection are nearly ready to start work on the long-considered Northmont Flood Control Project, but the city has yet to acquire all the easements it needs to begin. The $4 million project will …

Your Latrobe News

Airport,  St. Vincent receive transit cash

By Stacey Federoff
A Boeing Business Jet soon will be stored in a 30,000-square-foot hangar at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity before it takes flight over new street lights and pedestrian walkways at St. Vincent College, both projects partially funded by state …

Your McKeesport News

Bishop to bring Russian icon to McKeesport church

By Patrick Cloonan 12:01 a.m.
A historic Russian icon is coming to McKeesport on Sunday as part of a downtown church’s celebration of 97 years of service to God. Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, 330 Shaw Ave., will welcome an archpastoral …

Your Monroeville News

Craft beer craze taps the Eastern suburbs

By Kyle Lawson
When two strangers find common ground over a craft beer, bar owner Dan Hadley is reminded of why he first got in to the business. “You’ll have a biker at one end of the bar and a lawyer at the …

Your Mon Valley News

Football game’s cancellation numbs Cal U campus

By Chris Buckley 12:39 a.m.
The day before the senior day football game, the California University of Pennsylvania campus is usually abuzz with excitement. But the campus had a quiet, awkward feel on Friday, student Nate Dillon said. “People are in shock,” said Dillon, a …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to serve as site of Civil War ceremony

By A.J. Panian
Standing recently amid the numerous headstones dotting the hilly landscape of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Malinda Henkel peered down with pride at the one marking the final resting place of her …

Your Murrysville News

Trial for accused Franklin Regional stabber delayed until at least March

By Rich Cholodofsky
The attempted-murder trial for Alex Hribal, the Franklin Regional High School student accused of trying to kill 20 classmates and a security guard in April, has been postponed until at least March. Westmoreland County Judge Chris Feliciani on Friday agreed …

Your North Hills News

La Roche nursing faculty member receives national honor

By Laurie Rees
A nursing faculty member at La Roche College in McCandless is one four educators from across the country to receive the 2014 Educator With the Nurse’s Touch Award. Terri Liberto, an assistant professor and department chairwoman of nursing at La …

Your Norwin News

Iconic Irwin clock tower receiving face-lift

By Tony LaRussa
The iconic clock tower atop a three-story building on Main Street in downtown Irwin is getting a face lift and a new feature — a weather vane. “The tower and the clock are really starting to show their age,” said …

Your Penn Hills News

Warrant issued for North Side teen in Penn Hills shooting

By Margaret Harding
A teenager found in Penn Hills with empty pockets, no shoes and a gunshot wound in his stomach told officers a teen he met in a court-ordered supervision program shot him Wednesday, court records show. Allegheny County Police obtained an …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Friends to turn up the heat for roast of Penn police chief

By Chris Foreman
John Otto is offering himself as a sacrificial lamb to raise money for parks and recreation projects in the Penn-Trafford area. In volunteering to be the butt of jokes for a roast at Colton Hall on Nov. 7, the Penn …

Your Plum News

Meal-delivery program adds books to the menu in Plum

By Karen Zapf
Plum’s library and community center serve residents in different ways. The two are located in the same complex on Center New Texas Road, and the respective directors recently brainstormed about ways to offer joint programs and services. The two women …

Your Sewickley News

Aleppo firefighter’s ministry aims to help first responders

By Gary Horvath
After 10 years of helping others as a firefighter, Josh Merryman is taking a step back to serve his colleagues. Merryman, of Edgeworth, has been a volunteer with the Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Company but recently decided to take a …

Your South Hills News

Baldwin native a makeup artist to a few Penguins

By Stephanie Hacke
Megan Calabro spends many days adorning the region’s youngest princesses with crowns at area festivals and birthday parties. At home, Calabro, 23, of Baldwin Borough, uses her downtime to transform herself into someone new, using a couple strokes of makeup. …

Your Twin Boros News

Hulton Bridge to be focus of Oakmont historian’s talk

By Joyce Hanz
Western Pennsylvania has dozens of bridges that are creaking, rusting and inching toward the status of structurally unsafe, including the Jonathon Hulton Bridge. The only bridge in and out of Oakmont, the Hulton Bridge has spanned the Allegheny River for …