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Commuters in ‘transit deserts’ call for renewed Port Authority bus service

By Bobby Kerlik 10:35 p.m.
Dennis Donahoe understands growing older, but he doesn’t understand why the Port Authority of Allegheny County doesn’t have bus service within a reasonable distance from his Baldwin apartment. “It’s actually two miles to the closest stop from my complex,” said …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Buffalo Township grandma pleads guilty to selling hundreds of pounds of weed

By Chuck Biedka 10:57 p.m.
A 65-year-old Buffalo Township grandmother faces as many as 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home. Candace Delaven Kelly of Kepple Road told a Butler County judge she sold …

Your Carlynton News

Social Democrats plan two-day convention in Carnegie

By Megan Guza 9:00 p.m.
Amid the new art and food options coming to Carnegie, something different is headed to town — a political convention. The Social Democrats USA — a faction that regrouped after the Socialist Party of America rebranded in 1972 — will …

Your Cranberry News

Emergency responders train for the worst at Seneca Valley

By Rachel Farkas 9:00 p.m.
Police cars, ambulances and other emergency service vehicles lined up outside Seneca Valley’s Haine Elementary and Middle School last week, but it wasn’t a cause for worry. Cranberry Township Police hosted an active shooter drill Oct. 13 in conjunction with …

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara clothing designer earns national recognition

By Sharon Drake 9:06 p.m.
O’Hara designer Kathleen DeMartino can thank Martha Stewart for putting her business on the map. Demartino’s Depression Couture, a clothing line she makes with recycled textiles such as jackets pieced together from old blue jeans, was named one of Stewart’s …

Your Hempfield News

Kin of 2013 DUI crash victim in Hempfield lose young family in fire

By Renatta Signorini
Lisa Lakenan has waited for nearly a year and a half to begin the process of finding justice for her son. “He was a wonderful boy. We all loved him,” the McKeesport woman said Monday afternoon before a preliminary hearing …

Your Latrobe News

Second phase of Westmoreland Airpark in Unity opens

By Joe Napsha
The second phase of the industrial park near Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity is ready to be marketed by Westmoreland County officials who hope to fill the 52-acre site with job-producing businesses. Westmoreland Airpark Phase II can be home …

Your McKeesport News

W. Mifflin backs drilling at airport

By Patrick Cloonan
Even if Consol Energy Inc. doesn’t plan to drill for natural gas at Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin area officials is pressing the county to approve a lease with Consol. “We’re in strong support of it,” borough Councilman Dan Davis …

Your Monroeville News

New SRO agreement riles some Monroeville officials

By Gideon Bradshaw 9:08 p.m.
A cost-sharing agreement Gateway School District and Pitcairn officials reached months ago for the borough to provide the district with a school resource officer at Gateway Middle School is stoking resentment from some Monroeville officials. “I don’t want residents to …

Your Mon Valley News

Charleroi mayor updates progress on master plan

By Chris Buckley
In 2012, Charleroi initiated Revive 2016, designed to create a master plan for the borough by 2016. Midway toward that goal, the plan is taking flight, Charleroi Mayor John Mollenauer said. “The administration is on a roll in this community,” …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Customized cane stabilizes Mt. Pleasant Township man’s sense of hope

By A.J. Panian 9:01 p.m.
The grooves etched into each of the wooden canes made by Jen Costello run deep. They form myriad sections bearing a variety of shapes doused in vivid shades of acrylic …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional to offer counseling sessions

By Patrick Varine 9:09 p.m.
Franklin Regional officials aren’t in the business of doling out individual grants to students, but they are supporting efforts to help the district as a whole recover from the trauma it underwent in April. When fundraising began in earnest following …

Your North Hills News

Grandmother’s illness leads Shaler Area student to join cancer fight

By Bethany Hofstetter 10:33 p.m.
After watching her grandmother battle cancer, Averie Nichols wanted to do something to help others who are sick and enlisted her school and community to help. Averie, 7, a second-grader at Jeffery Primary School, organized a fundraising campaign to raise …

Your Norwin News

Branding campaign aims to drive North Huntingdon’s economy

By Tony LaRussa 9:01 p.m.
Though some North Huntingdon residents beam with pride when talking about their community, they can’t call it “the sweetest place on earth” — that distinction and the accompanying slogan belong to Hershey. But township officials think that the community has …

Your Penn Hills News

Students make artwork for lobby of new Penn Hills Elementary School

By Kelsey Shea 9:00 p.m.
Penn Hills fourth-graders cheered and clapped when a districtwide art project was revealed in the elementary school lobby on Oct. 17. After helping to design and create a 71⁄2-by-12 foot mosaic mural last year, Penn Hills fourth-graders were some of …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Level Green man receives WWII medals

By Chris Foreman 9:11 p.m.
Nearly seven decades after his discharge from the Army, Ralph Boura finally can display the medals he earned as a paratrooper during World War II. Boura’s family surprised the 89-year-old veteran by presenting him with several medals at his Level …

Your Plum News

Delay of vote on cell tower in Plum keeps neighbors rattled

By Karen Zapf 9:11 p.m.
Whispering Pines residents will have to wait until November to find out Plum Council’s decision on a telecommunications tower proposed near their homes. Council voted last week to table AT&T’s site plan and conditional use applications for a 135-foot tower …

Your Sewickley News

Departing Sewickley couple wants to leave seeds of hope behind

By Gary Horvath 9:12 p.m.
Sewickley residents Bruce and Theresa Newell couldn’t think of a better way to say “goodbye” to Western Pennsylvania than to share a story of hope that is near to their hearts. Before the Newells move to Lancaster County after 25 …

Your South Hills News

Female mascot makes Baldwin Highlander history

By Stephanie Hacke 9:13 p.m.
The purple and white plaid kilt, hat and sash — worn by generations of Baldwin’s Fighting Highlanders — fit perfectly. Morgan Pilarski’s purple hair and nails — that was a decidedly feminine touch. Pilarski, 17, now is part of a …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont Council meeting becomes heated

By George Guido
Barbs and accusations were exchanged during Monday’s Oakmont Council meeting relating to a Sept. 4 police chase in which two borough police cruisers were damaged. Councilman Tim Favo spoke about his request to Mayor Robert Fescemyer to view dashboard camera …