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Dozens of high-schoolers attend annual seminar on global events

By Corinne Kennedy
Having read a biography on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Gabe Ren said he was inspired to pursue a career in business or finance — and maybe even enter politics later in life. Businesses such as Google and Apple have had …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Lower Burrell sewer projects will cost millions

By Liz Hayes
Lower Burrell officials on Tuesday reviewed the city’s share of sewer work that may be needed to comply with state and federal mandates to prevent untreated sewage from reaching the Allegheny River. That share, officials believe, will be millions of …

Your Carlynton News

South Fayette school officials vote to opt out of national lunch program

By Megan Guza
South Fayette school officials voted Tuesday night to approve a request for the high school to opt out of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Food service director Tricia Wood said the guidelines, which went into effect July 1, …

Your Cranberry News

Zelienople resident sends strong message as World’s Strongest Clown

By Alex Klukaszewski
He’s known in the Midwest and around the world not by his ability to twist balloon animals, although his renditions of such creatures are impressive, but by his sheer strength and message of well-being as the world’s strongest clown. Tom …

Your FoxChapel News

Boy pulled from Fox Chapel Golf Club swimming pool revived

By Michael Hasch
An 8-year-old boy was revived after being pulled from the water Wednesday evening at the Fox Chapel Golf Club swimming pool, police said. Paramedics and officers called at 8:35 p.m. When they arrived, officers said, CPR was in progress, but …

Your Hempfield News

State grant to aid Excela plans for orthopedic center in Hempfield

By Richard Gazarik
Excela Health has received a $3 million state grant to pay for the design and construction of an orthopedic treatment center in Hempfield, according to the state. Now, all the Greensburg-based health-care system has to do is find a location …

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

Munhall mayor seeks to remedy flyover bridge hazards

By Michael DiVittorio 4:31 a.m.
Munhall Mayor Raymond Bodnar said he cannot wait any longer for Allegheny County and PennDOT officials to remedy a safety hazard on the east flyover bridge. “I’m going to start really following up on it now because it’s gone far …

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

Victim of Monessen standoff committed suicide

By Rick Bruni Jr.
A Fayette City man who police said shot himself as they attempted to arrest him at a Monessen residence died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the Westmoreland County Coroner’s office ruled Tuesday. Deputy Coroner Tim O’Donnell said …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant customers to see sewage bills increase

By Rachel Basinger
Customers with the Mt. Pleasant Borough Municipal Authority will get a $15 increase per quarter on their sewage bills as early as the next billing cycle. The increase reportedly is needed because of emergency repairs to a biotower at the …

Your Murrysville News

Board to examine use of sanitary authority vehicles

By Daveen Rae Kurutz
The Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority board will review the use of authority vehicles since it has found its manager has been taking his work Jeep to the Outer Banks for years. Board chairman Mark Adamchik said he does not …

Your North Hills News

I-79 resurfacing to start in Robinson, Wexford areas

By Bobby Kerlik
Traffic restrictions connected to two major Interstate 79 resurfacing projects are set to begin this week, likely causing congestion on portions of one of the region’s busiest highways. A $2.84 million resurfacing on the interstate in Collier, Scott and Robinson …

Your Norwin News

Norwin School District considers feasibility of science and technology building

By Dave Rullo
Norwin officials will decide this summer if the district will embark upon a fundraising campaign to cover the cost of a science and technology building. The proposed STEM Center would enable high school students to explore career pathways and work …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills man drowned, Armstrong coroner says

By Tribune-Review
The Armstrong County Coroner said Thursday that drowning was the cause of death for a Penn Hills man whose body was found in the Allegheny River Wednesday. Thomas Duane Uzmack, 40, fell from a personal watercraft Sunday afternoon in the …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township sues to get blighted property cleaned

By Renatta Signorini
As a last resort, Penn Township is suing the owners of a property blighted by overgrown grass, junk vehicles and dilapidated buildings. Community Development Director Dallas Leonard said for about 12 years township officials have been asking members of the …

Your Plum News

Plum woman and her mother follow dreams to be published

By Karen Zapf
Lisa Hamer Jenkins and her mother, Arden Hamer, both experienced memorable events in 2010. Jenkins, 41, of Plum ran her first 5K race. Hamer, 66, of Murrysville, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, started a blog on study tips …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley lawyer sues pharmacies, alleges ID theft with pills

By Brian Bowling
CVS and Giant Eagle pharmacies allowed other people to fill oxycodone prescriptions made out in his name and, in Giant Eagle’s case, then charged his health insurance, a local attorney says in a proposed class-action lawsuit moved to federal court …

Your South Hills News

Castle Shannon mayor honored by statewide association

By Matthew Santoni
His leadership and dedication as mayor of Castle Shannon has won Donald Baumgarten the respect of his peers. The Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association said on Tuesday that it named Baumgarten the 2014 Mayor of the Year at its annual conference …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont looks to add 2 new zoning districts

By Tom Yerace
Two new zoning districts are in the process of being added to Oakmont’s zoning map and ordinance. Council held a required public hearing on the changes Monday in which the addition of a light industrial district and a second “mixed-use …