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Dormont man finds hope, raises $10K for mental illness through cross-country walk

By Matthew Santoni
As he trudged across the country from Virginia Beach to San Francisco, Ian Cummins knew he was not alone. The friends who walked across whole states with him; the strangers who offered their homes, food or just words of encouragement; …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Western Pennsylvania detailers get opportunity to work on original Air Force One

By R.A. Monti
Two Western Pennsylvania auto detailers recently got the chance to clean up history. Evan Jankowski of Tarentum and Doug Parfitt of Whitehall used their skills to refurbish the exterior of the original Air Force One jet in Seattle’s Museum of …

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

State awards six Western Pennsylvania schools mentoring grants

By Megan Harris
The state awarded six Western Pennsylvania schools nearly 40 percent of a $700,000 grant initiative designed to pair high-performing schools with low-performing schools to increase student achievement. Fox Chapel, South Fayette, Upper St. Clair and West Jefferson Hills in Allegheny …

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

Hobos to invade Derry Railroad Days festival

By Greg Reinbold
The annual Derry Railroad Days festival is approaching, and so are the hobos. John Dickey, owner of Sugar Bear’s Discount Store on South Chestnut Street, said former King of the Hobos “Red Bird Express” plans to attend the festival again …

Your McKeesport News

State tour touts Auberle facility

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport and Homestead venues are among stops for a Corbett administration road trip that is focusing on programs making an impact on the state’s economic climate. “We’re extremely proud to partner with Auberle and the things they have been able …

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

Mon Valley Financial Seminar Series continues

By The Valley Independent
The Mon Valley Financial Seminar Series is continuing Thursday and stretching through Oct. 30. Co-sponsored by The Valley Independent, Valley 1st Federal Credit Union and Boatman Wealth Management, the workshops are aimed at improving understanding financial issues. The workshops will …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant hospital sets ‘exceptional’ example

By Kari Andren
Excela Health Frick Hospital was lauded by state health officials on Tuesday for having no regulatory violations or major life-safety issues throughout a two-year state licensing period. The Mt. Pleasant …

Your Murrysville News

State awards six Western Pennsylvania schools mentoring grants

By Megan Harris
The state awarded six Western Pennsylvania schools nearly 40 percent of a $700,000 grant initiative designed to pair high-performing schools with low-performing schools to increase student achievement. Fox Chapel, South Fayette, Upper St. Clair and West Jefferson Hills in Allegheny …

Your North Hills News

DA’s decision on retrial of man shot by police overshadows civil lawsuit

By Adam Brandolph
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. will play a key role in whether Leon Ford gets a chance at millions of dollars from a civil lawsuit against Pittsburgh before a federal jury even hears the facts of the …

Your Norwin News

Norwin honors former Mt. Pleasant assistant track coach

By Les Harvath
When 1985 Norwin grad and 2014 Norwin Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Wirth visits the family home where he grew up in North Huntingdon, a neighbor invariably reminds him that she thought Wirth and his younger brother, Gregory, were …

Your Penn Hills News

Man shot outside his home in Penn Hills

By Margaret Harding
Someone shot a man when he got out of his car outside his Penn Hills home, the police chief said. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Jarome Coker, 21. He died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Laurel Mountain homicide case gets new district judge

By Tribune-Review
The preliminary hearing for a Laurel Mountain Borough man accused of killing his girlfriend was reassigned Monday after a district judge previously ruled there was insufficient evidence to hold the case for court. Penn Township District Judge Helen Kistler will …

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

Quaker Valley names high school principal as assistant superintendent

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley school directors on Tuesday named high school principal Andrew Surloff the district’s assistant superintendent. Surloff replaces Heidi Ondek, who in the spring was appointed superintendent. Surloff joined the district as a middle school social studies teacher in 1999 …

Your South Hills News

Western Pennsylvania detailers get opportunity to work on original Air Force One

By R.A. Monti
Two Western Pennsylvania auto detailers recently got the chance to clean up history. Evan Jankowski of Tarentum and Doug Parfitt of Whitehall used their skills to refurbish the exterior of the original Air Force One jet in Seattle’s Museum of …

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. …