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Castle Shannon parish plans special Masses for 125th anniversary

By Matthew Santoni
Having celebrated the 120th anniversary of its school this year, St. Anne Catholic Church in Castle Shannon is ready to kick off its 125th anniversary celebration. A special Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday — the feast day of Sts. Joachim …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

EPA finds no contamination from Parks Township nuclear dump

By Mary Ann Thomas
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not find any radiological or chemical contamination from the nuclear waste dump in Parks Township in the sediment of the Kiski River or water in abandoned coal mines under the dump. The EPA conducted …

Your Carlynton News

Phone scam from Jamaica reported in Allegheny County

By Tribune-Review
A new, “aggressive” phone scam from Jamaica has targeted areas around Whitehall and South Fayette, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. The caller claims to work for Publisher’s Clearing House and tells people they have won a large …

Your Cranberry News

Truck drivers taken to hospital after Pa. Turnpike crash in Butler County

By Michael Hasch
Two truckers were injured in a fiery crash Wednesday night along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Butler County. Both drivers were taken to area hospitals following the crash that occurred at 9:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes about a mile west …

Your FoxChapel News

$24M water filter project at Aspinwall treatment plant nears kickoff

By Bob Bauder
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is set to begin a $24 million filter rehabilitation at its water treatment plant near Aspinwall. PWSA board members are scheduled on Friday to award contracts for the project, which represents about 15 percent …

Your Hempfield News

Report of attempted child luring in Hempfield a hoax, police say

By Renatta Signorini
A 15-year-old boy fabricated his claim that a man tried to lure him into his vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Hempfield, state police said Thursday evening. The boy told police the man was driving a white Ford van, police reported in …

Your Latrobe News

Baggaley school principal seeks volunteers to build playground

By Stacey Federoff
Baggaley Elementary School Principal Kim Hrezo invited Greater Latrobe school board members and the community to help build a primary playground for the school. Volunteers are needed for the community build Aug. 7 at the school, 4080 Route 982, for …

Your McKeesport News

Elizabeth prepares for annual Riverfest

By Patrick Cloonan
The combination of preparations for Elizabeth’s annual Riverfest and a midday coal train added to the usual traffic tieups on Wednesday in downtown Elizabeth. A borough police car blocked off Second Avenue where volunteer firefighters were freshening up the white …

Your Monroeville News

Drive-thru window sees major change at Monroeville fast-food restaurant

By Kyle Lawson
Face-to-face order taking at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Monroeville is projected to increase orders per hour, during what already is a notoriously hectic lunch. The traditional menu board and speaker system have been closed in lieu of restaurant employees who …

Your Mon Valley News

Ringgold to seek state’s help funding new school building

By Chris Buckley
The Ringgold School District will formally seek state help in funding its proposed new middle school. The board Wednesday night authorized its architect, HHSDR Engineers, to submit documents applying for funding under the state’s PlanCON program. PlanCON, short for Planning …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Carnegie Steel Co. beam lights Mt. Pleasant area welder’s way

By A.J. Panian
As a state-licensed contractor, East Huntingdon’s Carl Pravlik said he has torn down his fair share of buildings in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas. “I quit counting at 100,” said …

Your Murrysville News

Recurring power outages in Murrysville can be a drain on home systems

By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Vicki Ramchandran is tired of resetting her clocks. For the past two weeks, Ramchandran has experienced short power outages — 20 seconds or less — every day. Her electrician, worried about the affect any surges were having on her air …

Your North Hills News

Natural playground in Ross fits Montessori model of education

By Kelsey Shea
Logs, gardens and other organic elements will make up a new natural playground at The Glen Montessori School in Ross Township. Parent volunteers who raised money and organized build days are leading the project in an effort to redesign the …

Your Norwin News

Military experience helps North Huntingdon native in Red Cross role

By Tony LaRussa
A North Huntingdon native with a decade of military experience, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been hired by the American Red Cross to oversee the distribution of shelter, food and supplies when disaster strikes in western Pennsylvania. Timothy …

Your Penn Hills News

Truck crashes into Dairy Queen, 6 injured in Penn Hills

By Patrick Varine  and Aaron Aupperlee
A pickup hauling a trailer with landscaping equipment slammed into a Penn Hills Dairy Queen on Thursday and injured six people, fire and EMS officials said. The entire truck and part of the trailer drove into a side wall of …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn-Trafford School District identifies fired employees

By Chris Foreman
After withholding two fired employees’ names during public meetings, Penn-Trafford School District officials released the information last week in response to a request under the state’s Right-to-Know Law. School officials should have announced the names of former employees Patricia Campagna …

Your Plum News

Summer sessions at Plum library bolster children’s interest in science

By Karen Zapf
Amanda Copeland’s four children enjoy spending time at the Plum Borough Community Library. “We’ve been here all day,” Copeland, 37, said one day last week as her two eldest children, Cheyenne, 12, and Jeremy, 10, took part in the Science …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley farm market builds on sense of community

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Lynn and Deron Tatala sat on a curb at the farm market at St. James Catholic Church in Sewickley, enjoying a lunch of hot Greek foods from the Little Athens Catering stand. The Moon couple had been meaning to stop …

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall kids camp offers learning, fun combined

By Stephanie Hacke
If it were up to him, Maxwell Pratley admittedly would be spending the warmest days of summer break inside playing video games. His peers likely would be watching television, sleeping or “very bored,” he said as he hugged his latest …

Your Twin Boros News

Cambodian students answer Oakmont group’s prayers

By Emily Balser
For Cambodian student Chan  Oudom Im, coming to the United States is like being in a dream. Im, who arrived in Oakmont on Tuesday, is one of five Cambodians to come to the United States for three months as part …