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Online sales, promotions give Pittsburgh-area stores global reach

By Bob Bauder
Jessi Donahue didn’t have a website when she opened Bronzed Tanning Salon in Upper St. Clair three years ago. That changed quickly after her Facebook page lit up with requests for her imported makeup. “When I was getting messages from ...

Alle-Kiski Valley News

New Kensington man killed in North Buffalo crash

By Liz Hayes
State police are investigating a car crash that killed a New Kensington man early Sunday in Armstrong County. Ronald C. Heuston Jr., 25, was killed when he crashed into a utility pole about 1:30 a.m. in North Buffalo, according to Armstrong ...

Carlynton News

Chartiers Valley students get creative after school

By Samson X Horne 1:09 p.m.
Chartiers Valley middle- and high school students are learning more than how to build unique items during the Makeshop after-school program. Funded by a $9,500 grant from the nonprofit Sprout Fund, Chartiers Valley teachers oversee the student-run program that promotes learning ...

Cranberry News

Robotics program has Rowan students seeing ‘GreenE’

By Maritza Eloff 1:10 p.m.
GreenE Academy has partnered with Rowan Elementary School to bring a computer program to the school. Lego WeDo Robotics and Lego EV3 have been brought into the school for grades 2 to 4, courtesy of GreenE Academy, which focuses on ...

Fox Chapel News

Fox Chapel bus driver fired for letting students change clothes on bus

By Tony Raap
A bus driver for a transit company that contracts with the Fox Chapel Area School District was fired for permitting some students to change their clothes on the bus, police told the Tribune-Review late Friday. The driver hasn’t been charged, but ...

Hempfield News

New Stanton council seeks input on borough community plan

By Bob Stiles
New Stanton residents, business owners and others will get the chance in January to learn more about the borough community plan. A community meeting will be 4-7 p.m., Jan. 12 in the borough fire hall to review the plan, a document ...

Latrobe News

Neighborhood Christmas will come to Latrobe with daylong celebration

By Mary Pickels
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the region, as communities rev up for the holiday with light-up nights, parades and visitors from the North Pole. Area residents will have a variety of events to choose from on Friday, ...

McKeesport News

Santa’s visit to North Versailles hardware store marks milestone on Small Business Saturday

By Michael DiVittorio 11:46 a.m.
A North Versailles business hit a milestone with its holiday tradition on Small Business Saturday. Able Home Center True Value teamed up with Crestas Terrace Volunteer Fire Department for its 10th annual Christmas celebration. True Value co-owners George and Mary Jo ...

Monroeville News

North American Martyrs expands classroom technology in Monroeville

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Monroeville Catholic school has issued students in sixth through eighth grades laptop computers as it tries to include more technology in its classrooms through donated funds. The roughly 20 students in those grades at North American Martyrs Catholic School ...

Mon Valley News

Deteriorating Monessen building under renewed scrutiny

By Chris Buckley
When Monessen Mayor Lou Mavrakis meets Monday with Bill Brown, they will discuss a timeline for completion of demolition of a building at the corner of Third Street and Schoonmaker Avenue. On Friday, the interior of the building, which is owned ...

Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant plan has no call for tax increase

By Rachel Basinger
Things are looking good for Mt. Pleasant Borough residents so far in regards to stemming property taxes. Council this week agreed to advertise its 2016 tentative budget with revenues and expenditures at $1,229,506 and no tax hike. Borough Manager Jeff …

Murrysville News

Re-enactor commits to pioneer lifestyle in Murrysville cabin

By Greg Reinbold 11:25 a.m.
Lance Wilson’s ancestors bought 300 acres that are now part of Delmont in 1784 and carved out a homestead on Pennsylvania’s western frontier. More than 230 years later, Wilson is working hard to reconnect with that pioneer lifestyle a ...

North Hills News

Guardian Protection in Marshall donates for My Bike Program

By Tony LaRussa
The first time Joe Colosimo saw a disabled child receive a customized bicycle that gives the child the freedom to ride like other children, he wanted to get involved. “I was at the Variety (children’s charity) gala in 2012 when the ...

Norwin News

Irwin man accused of strangling dog he adopted from shelter

By Tribune-Review
An Irwin man who adopted a black Labrador retriever mix from a Westmoreland County shelter is accused of strangling it, borough police said. Jason E. French, 33, told Irwin police he killed the dog, Apollo, on Tuesday because it wouldn’t stop ...

Penn Hills News

Forbes benches will be used at new Penn Hills elementary

By Kelsey Shea 1:16 p.m.
For years, the green benches outside Forbes Elementary were a place for pickups, dropoffs and impromptu PTA meetings, and part of a daily ritual for hundreds of Penn Hills students and parents. By the time the school closed last year ...

Penn-Trafford News

Penn Middle School plans to upgrade tech at library

By Tom McGee
The library at Penn Middle School is getting a high-tech makeover. Fundraising efforts through GoFundMe are underway to implement more technology at Penn Middle School through a library media center. The project will expand on technology that is already available at ...

Plum News

In letter, Plum school superintendent reassures parents on safety

By Karen Zapf 12:44 p.m.
Plum School District’s superintendent is making the case directly to parents that the district is stepping up efforts to ensure student safety following arrests of three teachers accused of sexual contact with students. In a letter dated Nov. 19 and mailed ...

Sewickley News

Sewickley Council approves 2016 budget with slight tax cut

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Sewickley Council approved a final $5.64 million budget Monday for 2016 that gives homeowners a slight cut on property taxes. The budget lowers taxes from 6.5 mills to 6.25 mills. That means a homeowner whose property is assessed at $178,900 — ...

South Hills News

Baldwin residents welcome return of police substation

By Stephanie Hacke
Kristie Dutko said she hopes a recent uptick of vandalism she’s noticed in her Baldwin Borough neighborhood will cease now that the police substation across the street from her apartment has reopened. “We’re thrilled,” said Dutko, 43, who lives in ...