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Agreement on The Junction in Dormont slow to advance

By Matthew Santoni
A new car dealership in Dormont is nearly complete, but a transit-oriented development that was supposed to follow it could leave a $350,000 hole in the borough’s budget. Once a land-swap deal was in place to allow Cochran Automotive to …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Dense fog slows Western Pa. morning rush hour

By Wpxi 7:42 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory on Thursday morning for Western Pennsylvania. Reduced visibility is being reported throughout the area. Drivers should use their fog lamps if they have them and parents should dress their children in …

Your Carlynton News

Keystone Oaks grad continues to spread mental health message

By Megan Guza
Ian Cummins has completed his cross-country walk for suicide and mental illness awareness on Aug. 30, but he doesn’t plan to stop moving. “I have all of these ideas, but it’s finding where to begin,” said Cummins, 23, a 2009 …

Your Cranberry News

Dead ready to walk again in New Sewickley at Zombies of the Corn

By Shawn Annarelli
Julie Ann Sullivan tried two things she doesn’t enjoy and was surprised at how much fun she had when they were combined. Sullivan, of Mt. Lebanon, participated in the inaugural Zombies of the Corn last year, a chance for people …

Your FoxChapel News

Fox Chapel Presbyterian prepares for Harvest Fair

By Sharon Drake
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church will host its annual Harvest Fair this weekend. A preview sale will begin the event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This year, so …

Your Hempfield News

Greensburg artist follows unusual path to creative career

By Greg Reinbold
Only an artist could assemble such an eclectic résumé. Jim Miller, 71, of Hempfield has been a monk, an author and an archaeologist, and a photographer, printmaker, painter and metaphysician. He converted the former Westmoreland Glass Co. factory and warehouse …

Your Latrobe News

Greater Latrobe School District explores options for students’ careers after high school

By Stacey Federoff
A Greater Latrobe School District committee is laying the framework to better prepare students for careers after high school. The committee presented a list of recommendations to the school board recently, including the alignment of junior and senior high school …

Your McKeesport News

Dense fog slows Western Pa. morning rush hour

By Wpxi 7:42 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory on Thursday morning for Western Pennsylvania. Reduced visibility is being reported throughout the area. Drivers should use their fog lamps if they have them and parents should dress their children in …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville backyard beekeeper enjoys the buzz surrounding the hobby

By Kyle Lawson
Beekeeping in the backyard can take some persuading. Take for example Monroeville resident John Yakim, who described his wife’s reaction to the idea. “She thought I was crazy,” Yakim said. But as the colony grew over the past two months, …

Your Mon Valley News

North Belle Vernon gets tough on storm water

By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Belle Vernon Municipal Authority is coming down on North Belle Vernon officials to eliminate borough storm water from overwhelming sanitary sewer lines. Likewise, borough council must clamp down on residents who have not removed their downspouts from pipes that …

Your Mt. Pleasant

East Huntingdon man dies following police chase

By Mary Pickels
An East Huntingdon man who was apparently despondent over a failed romantic relationship died Wednesday night from a gunshot wound after leading police on a high-speed chase through Hempfield and …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville, Exports, Delmont VFDs consider incentives to draw new members

By Patrick Varine
Members of Murrysville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 — and fire departments from the surrounding areas — are looking for ways to make their rosters younger and deeper. Rich LeMaster, the first vice president of fire company No. 1, said …

Your North Hills News

For 50 years, Hampton woman has worked at St. Ursula

By Deborah Deasy
After nearly a lifetime of church bookkeeping, Joyce Carney lives by a simple motto. “Keep your eyes and ears open, and your mouth zipped,” said Carney, 78, of Richland, the lively, laughing financial secretary for St. Ursula Parish in Hampton. …

Your Norwin News

Plans for Irwin’s Lamp Theatre stress function over form

By Tony LaRussa
Preliminary plans for refurbishing the interior of the Lamp Theatre in Irwin place a greater emphasis on elements that enhance performances over aesthetics. “It will look like a traditional theater, and it will be nice and new, but we’re probably …

Your Penn Hills News

Former Penn Hills strip mall could turn into storage biz

By Kelsey Shea
A former strip mall may be converted to individual storage units on Universal Road. The Penn Hills Zoning Hearing Board voted 4-0 to grant property owners a use variance to convert former retail space in the 1100 block of Universal …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn-Trafford’ STEM program incorporates 3D printers

By Chris Foreman
Technology education is three-dimensional in Penn-Trafford middle schools this year. With the use of 3D printers as the highlight, students in the seventh and eighth grades are taking a new design-and-modeling class for half of the school year. The classwork …

Your Plum News

Children follow in father’s footsteps as Plum drum majors

By Karen Zapf
John Collins nearly quit the marching band 35 years ago as a freshman at Plum High School. Collins, 49, who had been playing the saxophone since the fourth grade, decided to stick with the band when he met some upperclassmen …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley resident fights tall-grass rule, pushes council to update ordinances

By Bobby Cherry
Sewickley resident Larry Oswald envisions a front yard full of bustling wildflowers, vegetables and other plant life to help increase the amount of clean air he and his neighbors have. The only problem is that Oswald’s dream yard doesn’t fall …

Your South Hills News

Fundraiser to mark Pleasant Hills library’s 69th anniversary

By Dona S. Dreeland
Pleasant Hills Public Library was built by teas, bridge-party fundraisers, bake sales and door-to-door book solicitations. Now, 69 years later, Friends of the Library are still working, hosting a fundraising event, “Happy Hallo-wine: Eat, Drink and Be Scary,” at the …

Your Twin Boros News

At least $100,000 in appliances stolen from new homes around Western Pa.

By Tory N. Parrish
An employee of a Ryan Homes subcontractor tipped off his friends about housing construction sites outfitted with home appliances, tools and fixtures that were ripe for the picking, police said. Charles Fey, 35, of East Pittsburgh collaborated with at least …