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Churches throughout Allegheny County host sunrise Easter services

By Bobby Kerlik 9:10 p.m.
For Jan Smith and his wife, getting up on Easter Sunday for a 6:30 a.m. service in the historic Old St. Luke’s Church in Scott carries special meaning. “It’s more the symbolism and being able to celebrate the risen Christ …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

A-K Valley students offer Franklin Regional ‘strong’ support

By R.A. Monti
A week ago, Valley High School English teacher Rachael Link got an email from a student calling for action. “Last Wednesday, Catherine Armstrong emailed me and said, ‘We need to do something for Franklin Regional,’ ” Link said. “We need …

Your Carlynton News

Carnegie skatepark construction heats up like the weather

By Megan Guza 9:11 p.m.
Construction resumed late last month on Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie after a winter hiatus, and Pitcher Park Foundation President Mary Pitcher hopes it will be ready to open in July. “It figures – the one year we’re building …

Your Cranberry News

Briefs: Cranberry Lego workshop hopes to spark kids’ interest in engineering

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
Cranberry children will be building the future, one Lego brick at a time, during a day-long workshop on Monday, April 21, under the guidance of instructors from the Snapology Discovery Center of Cranberry. In the workshop, children ages 6 to …

Your FoxChapel News

Aspinwall seeks help collecting ticket fees

By Tom McGee 9:13 p.m.
Aspinwall could look to outside help to collect fees from unpaid parking tickets. Officials are considering allowing Penn Credit to help collect unpaid parking tickets that have accumulated from repeat offenders. Borough manager Melissa Lang said using the company would …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield Area superintendent, business manager quit

By Richard Gazarik
The Hempfield Area School Board on Monday accepted the resignations of Superintendent Andy Leopold and business manager Jude Abraham. Leopold had been on medical leave since February, and the school board has been secretive about details of his absence, refusing …

Your Latrobe News

Derry Area High School students aim to raise piglets for fair

By Greg Reinbold 9:14 p.m.
Spring has finally sprung, and Derry Area High School’s Agriculture/Horticulture building is teeming with new life — specifically, a dozen piglets born last month. The school’s agriculture program purchased a pregnant hog, or bred gilt as she’s known in the …

Your McKeesport News

Reward offered in six-year-old homicide in Clairton

By Michael Hasch 9:51 p.m.
Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man who has been on the run since a shooting in Clairton six years ago. James Garland Watts, 48, who is …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville technical school not your father’s shop class

By Karen Kadilak 9:16 p.m.
Students in machine tool technology classes at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville expect to have more career choices when engineering is incorporated in the curriculum, starting this fall. They will use a 3-D printer to produce plastic …

Your Mon Valley News

Stockdale firefighter finalist for National Firemark Award

By Rick Bruni Jr. 9:16 p.m.
For an hour Tuesday, Stockdale Assistant Fire Chief Adam Wilkinson was a star. With cameras rolling and a boom microphone looming overhead, Wilkinson detailed his November 2012 rescue of a deaf man from an early morning fire at the Central …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Area students win at Westmoreland IU competition

By A.J. Panian 9:17 p.m.
Kristy Frohliger knew she had reason to believe. It’s why Frohliger, a fifth-grade social studies/science teacher at Ramsay Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant, hand-picked four students out of 63 to …

Your Murrysville News

Community turns out for Franklin Regional students’ return to class

By Renatta Signorini 9:21 p.m.
Bill Evans hugged his oldest daughter for an extra few seconds early Wednesday morning. The sun was just rising as they stood inside the front door, taking cover from the unseasonably cold air. “You need to talk to somebody — …

Your North Hills News

Vincentian Academy looks at expansion plans

By Kelsey Shea 9:19 p.m.
About $16 million worth of capital improvements could be coming to Vincentian Academy in the next five years if the Catholic school in McCandless secures enough donor support. Administrators are making plans for a capital campaign to raise money for …

Your Norwin News

North Huntingdon scout will repaint fire hydrants

By Tony LaRussa 9:19 p.m.
Irwin’s fire hydrants are going green. A local Boy Scout will refurbish some of the borough’s 68 fire hydrants to complete the service project needed to qualify for the rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank. But rather than …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills Library director introduces kids to ‘talking’ drums

By Patrick Varine 9:20 p.m.
Tyrone Ward has more than three decades of experience making his drum “talk.” Ward, executive director at the Penn Hills Library, is a percussionist, and one of his favorite instruments is the African djembe, or “talking drum.” Ward has started …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn-Trafford rallies to support rival after crisis

By Chris Foreman 9:21 p.m.
Franklin Regional hasn’t felt like much of a rival to Penn-Trafford over the past week. The usual, healthy competition between neighboring school districts vanished in the moments immediately after the April 9 stabbing attack inside Franklin Regional Senior High School. …

Your Plum News

Elementary school program in Plum shows fun and math can be in same equation

By Karen Zapf 9:22 p.m.
Mary Cecchetti has a tablet computer, but admits her daughter uses it the most. “She does math games on it,” said Cecchetti, 42, of Plum last week during Holiday Park Elementary School’s Fifth Annual Family Fun Math Night. “She’s into …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley Herald honors: Memorial Day celebration crew recognized

By Kristina Serafini 9:23 p.m.
Entering its 123rd year, Sewickley’s Memorial Day celebration has blossomed from a small observance to its current four-day-long tribute to veterans — and it’s all organized by a committee of just more than a dozen members. For their unfaltering dedication …

Your South Hills News

Vocal resident banned from all Baldwin-Whitehall district property

By Stephanie Hacke 9:25 p.m.
Tom Barchfeld stood at the microphone, wearing a neatly pressed black suit. Speaking once again in a monotone voice, the Whitehall man, 58, questioned school board leaders about their actions. This time he talked about budgets and then referenced a …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont council OKs Speedway project

By Tom Yerace
Oakmont Council signaled Speedway LLC to start its development engines on Monday. That effectively was done when council agreed to a planning commission recommendation and approved Speedway’s subdivision and final land development applications. That effectively clears the way, from the …