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Businesses in McKees Rocks struggle amid $39M revamp of West Carson

By Tory N. Parrish
A Sunoco in McKees Rocks used to bustle each morning as commuters stopped for gas, coffee and snacks on their way to work, the owner said. Now, business at the gas station on Stanhope Street is down at least 40 percent ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Winfield man is one of a few to attend all 49 Super Bowl games

By Jodi Weigand
A few weeks ago, Tom Henschel of Winfield sat in the same seat in the Los Angeles Coliseum where he watched Green Bay and Kansas City take the field for the first Super Bowl 49 years ago. “It was really something,” ...

Your Carlynton News

Bridgeville steelworkers union group to disband after 30 years

By Dona S. Dreeland
The upcoming meeting of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees in Bridgeville will be its last. The local chapter is disbanding Tuesday, largely because of dwindling numbers. SOAR, formed in 1985, has served as the political arm of the United Steelworkers, ...

Your Cranberry News

Bober released as Wuerl school president to concentrate on building new St. Kilian church

By Tribune-Review
Bishop David Zubik has released the Rev. Charles Bober as president of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School so he can concentrate on the construction of a new St. Kilian’s Church for Adams and Cranberry townships, the Diocese of Pittsburgh ...

Your FoxChapel News

Fox Chapel native honored for maternity clothes with built-in technology

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Blake Uretsky dressed with her fake baby bump and went shopping at maternity stores. She was doing research. Uretsky was studying how maternity clothes fit pregnant women, as well as the styles available for mothers-to-be. The Fox Chapel native and senior ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield votes to fill public works job with interim director Cisco

By Renatta Signorini
Hempfield supervisors voted Monday to fill an open post with a township employee. Doug Cisco, 42, is the new director of the public works department. Cisco had been appointed interim director in October in response to the departure of former director Mike ...

Your Latrobe News

Westmoreland road salt stockpiles full, ready for whatever winter brings

By Alicia Mcelhaney
Thanks to a mild winter, local communities have been able to enjoy financial savings and hold on to road salt stockpiles. In a typical year, Pittsburgh sees about 22.7 inches of snowfall by Feb. 1 and a seasonal snowfall total of ...

Your McKeesport News

Snow causes collisions, delays in Mon-Yough area

By Patrick Cloonan
Snow that came in waves from Sunday afternoon through Monday night scrambled plans throughout the Mon-Yough area. Slick roads prompted at least one serious Monday morning accident. Schools canceled Monday night activities, including a McKeesport Area School District meeting for parents of ...

Your Monroeville News

Settlement reached between Monroeville, former manager

By Gideon Bradshaw
A former Monroeville manager will receive $45,000 in back pay in addition to retirement benefits as part of a settlement with the municipality. In exchange, Lynette Mc­Kinney, 48, of Monroeville will drop lawsuits she filed over her termination a year ...

Your Mon Valley News

Cal U professor who died in campus office was lawyer, civil rights leader

By Debra Erdley
Leaders in labor and legal circles across Pennsylvania say they lost a friend when California University of Pennsylvania professor Burrell A. Brown, a labor lawyer and former longtime counsel to the Pennsylvania NAACP, was found dead in his university office ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant library’s writers circle publishes books, garners awards

By A.J. Panian
The busy garble of small talk spiked with jags of bright laughter slows to an eventual stop, as silence suddenly soaks the back room of the Mt. Pleasant Public Library. …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville Atria’s damaged by fire

By Patrick Varine
The kitchen area of Atria’s Restaurant on the 4000 block of William Penn Highway was damaged in a fire early Monday morning. Crews from Murrysville Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 were called to the scene around 12:23 a.m. Fire Chief Brian Synan ...

Your North Hills News

‘Let It Snow’ filming in Millvale

By Tribune-Review
CBS Films officially announced the cast of “Let It Snow,” which has been shooting in the Pittsburgh area since December, as production crews began filming at the corner of Lincoln and North avenues in Millvale, where Pamela’s P&G diner is ...

Your Norwin News

To open STEM center by fall 2017, Norwin board has 1 month to OK plan

By Tony LaRussa
The Norwin School Board will have about a month decide whether to proceed with plans for a new science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, center if it wants the facility ready for the class in fall of 2017, according ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills superintendent resigns

By Tribune-Review
The Penn Hills School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Thomas K. Washington on Monday night, according to a statement from spokeswoman Teresita K. Kolenchak. Washington came to the district in 2011, replacing acting Superintendent Stephen Vak. In his tenure, ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Tanker crash closes lane of Turnpike in Penn Township

By Tribune-Review
The driver of a tanker truck that crashed on the turnpike in Penn Township Tuesday morning will be cited for driving too fast for conditions, state police in New Stanton said. Police said the driver, Alix Naissant, 45, of Belleville, ...

Your Plum News

Flood victims’ family to receive $1.5M in damages

By Bob Bauder
Government agencies have agreed to pay a total of about $1.5 million in damages to the family of a Plum woman who drowned in 2011 with her two young daughters during a flash flood on Washington Boulevard in Highland Park, ...

Your Sewickley News

Quaker Valley hires resource officer for $65,000

By Bobby Cherry
A former Keystone Oaks School District resource officer has been hired at Quaker Valley. Quaker Valley School Board last week approved a five-year contract for Aaron Vanatta, 40, of Washington County. He was hired at $65,000, district spokeswoman Angela Yingling said.Vanatta, ...

Your South Hills News

State audit of Baldwin firefighters’ group questions $13K in spending

By Tony Raap
A state audit of the Baldwin Borough Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association found more than $13,000 in spending that could not be explained. The audit spanned Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2013, and showed that the association could not document $13,358 ...

Your Twin Boros News

Landlord regulations tighten in Western Pennsylvania municipalities

By Jacob Tierney
A spate of blazes in McKeesport rental properties, including one that killed six people in October, has the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office teaming up with the city to dust off a decade-old law cracking down on landlords. McKeesport is just ...