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Mt. Lebanon residents opposed to loss of brick roads

By Matthew Santoni
Jim Jordan said he searched an extra year for a house so he could buy on one of Mt. Lebanon’s brick-paved streets. About 10 miles of Mt. Lebanon streets are paved with brick instead of asphalt, but road reconstruction and …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

New-Ken Arnold will have new-look school security

By Liz Hayes
The New Kensington-Arnold School Board restructured the district’s security staff in preparation for the start of school on Wednesday. The board this week established three security officer positions while eliminating two classroom monitors. Superintendent John Pallone said Lori Waltonbaugh, Mike …

Your Carlynton News

Tony Hawk making stop at Carnegie skatepark

By Tribune-Review
Skateboarding champion Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse Skateboards team are coming to the new Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie on Aug. 25 for a pre-opening performance. The concrete skatepark, which is 17,000 square feet and built by Grindline Skateparks …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry woman found dead in car that went over embankment

By Tribune-Review
A Cranberry woman was found dead in the wreckage of her car off Route 19 in Jackson Tuesday, township police said. Sharon Petrich, 66, likely went off the road several hours before the car was spotted around 7:55 a.m. by …

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara teen finds inspiration for flying, dodging robot in fruit fly

By Megha Satyanarayana 8:45 a.m.
A swarm of pesky fruit flies could help win an international science prize for a Western Pennsylvania teenager who builds flying robots. Mihir Garimella, 14, is one of 15 international finalists in the Google Science Fair. In a few weeks, …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield teen builds new benches for high school pool

By Alicia Mcelhaney
Swimmers at Hempfield Area High School’s pool will soon be able to rest on new, unbroken benches, thanks to sophomore Cole Stinebiser. Stinebiser, a member of Boy Scout Troop 239, is in the process of completing his Eagle Scout project …

Your Latrobe News

Greater Latrobe schedules will be available online

By Stacey Federoff
Greater Latrobe School District officials said student schedule information will be available online once technology updates are completed by the end of the week. Technology Director Robin Pynos addressed the board at this week’s meeting and said the site has …

Your McKeesport News

West Jefferson Hills students return to classes on Monday

By Patrick Cloonan
The first day of 2014-15 classes for West Jefferson Hills students on Monday continues a time of transition for the district that encompasses West Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills and Pleasant Hills. It’s day one for new Thomas Jefferson High School principal …

Your Monroeville News

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Monroeville plans expansion

By Patrick Varine
Leaders of the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Monroeville plan to expand several parts of their complex on Abers Creek Road, including building a new two-story temple and a 50-foot spire. On Wednesday night, the Monroeville Planning Commission made …

Your Mon Valley News

Visiting Italians welcomed to sister city of Monongahela

By Chris Buckley
Chess Park in Monongahela has been the site of countless weddings over the decades. On Friday, more than 200 Italians and Italian Americans celebrated the marriage of two sister cities – Monongahela and Ono San Pietro – at the picturesque …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Norvelt native authors book on progressive education

By A.J. Panian
Norvelt native Len Solo said he has devoted much of his life to finding a way to best answer one question — How do children learn? It’s what prompted Solo …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional officials look to future with new hires

By Daveen Rae Kurutz
When hiring 12 full-time teachers this summer, Franklin Regional officials were looking for applicants with extra skills or experience that would help district expand and evolve the programs it offers. Officials prioritized candidates who not only could teach an established …

Your North Hills News

Suit over too-tall Pittsburgh Parking Authority meters nearly settled

By Bob Bauder
The private company that installed new, electronic Pittsburgh Parking Authority meters will cover the cost to settle a lawsuit that claims the meters are too tall to reach for people who use wheelchairs, the authority’s solicitor said. Debra J. Stemmler, …

Your Norwin News

Closure of small North Irwin bridge could cause big problems

By Tony LaRussa
A small bridge in North Irwin that was shut down last month because it’s in such bad shape could cause big headaches during an emergency, officials say. The 140-foot bridge that connects Fourth Street and West Broadway Avenue was closed …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Forest will host Outdoor Classroom

By Patrick Varine
The Penn Forest Natural Burial Park is continuing to use its grounds as a springboard for education. The “green” cemetery, located on Colorado Street, will host an Aug. 30 workshop conducted by The Outdoor Classroom, a learning facility based in …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Ex-worker admits to taking money from Penn Township Sewage Authority

By Bob Stiles
A former employee admitted taking money from the Penn Township Sewage Authority when she said her life “began to crash around her” in April, township police said. Lisa Klingensmith, 38, of Claridge confessed that she kept money two relatives paid …

Your Plum News

Logans Ferry Heights celebrates history of volunteer fire company

By Karen Zapf
Ron Novak compares his return to Logans Ferry Heights just over a decade ago as walking into a time capsule. “I walked up and down the streets and nothing changed,” he said. Novak, 61, left Atlanta and returned in 2003 …

Your Sewickley News

Quaker Valley’s new chief eyes change, respects tradition

By Bobby Cherry
Heidi Ondek has seen many first days of school during her time as an educator. But this year is different. When classes begin Monday for most Quaker Valley students, it will mark the start of a new era for Ondek, …

Your South Hills News

Brentwood man chronicles battle with haunted house

By Stephanie Hacke
Bob Cranmer said a blood-like substance was splattered across the walls of his century-old home on Brownsville Road. Furniture moved on its own. Paintings turned on their sides. Crucifixes were bent and rosary beads were destroyed. It took faith, an …

Your Twin Boros News

Rabid bat found in Oakmont

By Tribune-Review
The Allegheny County Health Department is urging anyone who had contact with a rabid bat found in Oakmont to call the department. The health department removed the bat, which was found on Aug. 8 near the bleachers of the Third …