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Events with alcohol help libraries raise funds for extras

By Adam Brandolph
Dan and Emma Frohm hadn’t been inside a library for nearly two decades until they moved to Mt. Lebanon about two years ago. But it was beer — not books — that brought the retired couple to the Mt. Lebanon …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Police chase ends with shooting in Bell Township; suspect wounded

By Valley News Dispatch 1:31 a.m.
A police chase ended on Wednesday evening with officers exchanging gunfire with and wounding a Monroeville man in Bell Township. State police Cpl. Ronald Stonis would not say how many times the man was shot. No officers were injured. Police …

Your Carlynton News

Carnegie reflects on 10th anniversary of notorious rainy day

By Megan Guza
Remnants of Hurricane Ivan dumped nearly six inches of rain on Carnegie and surrounding communities on Sept. 17, 2004. Chartiers Creek overflowed, flooding the business district and nearby residential streets. Dennis Santiago, 35, of Carnegie, died after losing his grip …

Your Cranberry News

Self-service Social Security kiosk installed in Cranberry municipal building

By Bill Vidonic
Walkers inside the Cranberry municipal building Wednesday glanced with curiosity at a new electronic kiosk that will allow people to access Social Security information with just a few keystrokes, township officials said. “It’s really convenient for people to not have …

Your FoxChapel News

From Aspinwall to New Kensington, free shuttle offers rides to some UPMC facilities

By Tawnya Panizzi
The best medical care in the world won’t help if a patient can’t get to it. St. Margaret Foundation President Mary Lee Gannon said that was the impetus for funding a new medical shuttle that operates for free from Aspinwall …

Your Hempfield News

Police investigate Hempfield fight

By Renatta Signorini
State police are investigating a fight among three high school boys on Friday, according to Hempfield Area School District Superintendent Barbara Marin. Police were “contacted immediately” after the altercation, and the boys face discipline within the district, Marin said. She …

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe school directors won’t forgive bill for WCCC land

By Stacey Federoff
The Greater Latrobe School Board this week voted against forgiving a real estate tax bill for Westmoreland County Community College on land where the school’s Latrobe Education Center is being built. After purchasing the 1.8-acre tract between Jefferson and Depot …

Your McKeesport News

‘Oklahoma!’ sets bar high for theater season

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
As soon as patrons enter McKeesport Little Theater, they are greeted by people wearing cowboy hats to get the audience ready to be whisked away in a surrey to 1906 Oklahoma. “Oklahoma!” kicks off the Coursin Street theater’s 54th season. …

Your Monroeville News

Vote tabled on expansion of Monroeville Hindu temple at request of its leaders

By Gideon Bradshaw
After drawing some opposition over legal and safety concerns, Monroeville Council tabled a vote on whether to allow an expansion at Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. The tabling at Tuesday night’s council meeting came at the request of temple leaders …

Your Mon Valley News

Monongahela church closing appealed

By The Valley Independent
A group of parishioners out to force the reopening of St. Anthony Church in Monongahela is taking its battle to the Vatican. The group has filed a formal petition with the Congregation for the Clergy at the Vatican, asking it …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Overly House renovation project nears completion

By A.J. Panian
The Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society is nearing completion of a roughly $70,000 project started in 2008 to restore the Overly House in the Old Town section of the borough. …

Your Murrysville News

Delmont sues feuding owners of run-down business property

By Patrick Varine
Delmont officials are suing two couples — who currently are suing each other — over the run-down Premier Motor Sales property on West Pittsburgh Street. According to the lawsuit, which borough Solicitor Dan Hewitt filed Sept. 12, Premier Motor Sales …

Your North Hills News

New Cinemark in McCandless boasts modern luxuries

By Tory N. Parrish
A new Cinemark theater will have all the amenities expected of modern cinemas when it opens on Friday in McCandless. After a two-year delay, Plano, Texas-based Cinemark Holdings Inc.’s 12-screen Cinemark North Hills and XD theater in the McCandless Crossing …

Your Norwin News

After more than 30 years, North Huntingdon man closes roadside stand

By Tony LaRussa
Calvin Gongaware figures that no matter how much you love the work you do, there comes a point when it’s time to pack it in. And the lifelong North Huntingdon farmer says his time has come. “I’ll be turning 82 …

Your Penn Hills News

Aftermath of Penn Hills murder-suicide shooting leaves family stunned

By Kelsey Shea
A woman who authorities say was fatally shot by her boyfriend’s father on Sept. 5 in Penn Hills was a shy, soft-spoken person who wasn’t one to argue, her mother said. Theresa Smith, 26, died a short time after arriving …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Manor man’s film finds odd gifts can be unbearable

By Chris Foreman
Why would a woman give her 29-year-old brother-in-law a teddy bear wearing a patriotic sweater? The odd gift puzzles David Safin’s character in his short film, “The Birthday Present,” which was featured at the Johnstown Film Festival on Sept. 6. …

Your Plum News

Plum School District plans early dismissals on teacher paydays

By Karen Zapf
Starting next week, students in Plum School District will go home an hour early on teacher paydays to accommodate a contract that allows teachers to leave early — though typically they do not. While negotiations continue, the district scheduled one-hour …

Your Sewickley News

Water Works Road in Sewickley could be straightened

By Bobby Cherry
It’s not every day a portion of a roadway is relocated. But that’s what could happen soon in Sewickley as borough and Allegheny County workers work on a plan that would straighten out a portion of Water Works Road near …

Your South Hills News

Jefferson Hills woman faces charges in accident that killed 2 in Somerset County

By Joe Napsha 12:06 a.m.
An Allegheny County woman was charged Tuesday with causing the death of two people on March 8 in a two-vehicle accident about seven miles southwest of Somerset, state police at Somerset said. Amy Oblack, 26, of Jefferson Hills, is accused …

Your Twin Boros News

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

By Jodi Weigand
The Hulton Bridge will be closed around-the-clock this weekend so crews can install water and sewer lines under Freeport Road on the Harmar side of the span. The bridge will close at 6 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. …