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Montour class sets up Facebook page for school district

By Karen Kadilak
Marketing students at Montour High School look forward to running the school district’s Facebook page, which should launch on Thursday. High school Principal Todd Price said he and other principals are submitting updates on events at their schools. Content also will be ...

Alle-Kiski Valley News

Attorneys battle for West Deer district judge

By Chuck Biedka
Two Richland lawyers vying for the district judge office based in West Deer have different law backgrounds. Democrat Thomas Thaxter Swan and Republican James Douglas Austin seek to replace Suzanne R. Blaschak for the district judge job. The district includes Hampton ...

Carlynton News

Motorists navigate through construction in South Fayette

By Samson X Horne
Construction is progressing on the Washington Pike bridge in South Fayette where motorists traveling along Coal Run Road continue to cope with navigating the improvements. PennDOT’s $1.5 million upgrades over Coal Run near the Bursca Industrial Park that began in late ...

Cranberry News

Pittsburgh-produced robot to provide Cranberry officials view of sewer line

By Kyle Lawson
A robot designed and built in Pittsburgh is about to make life a whole lot easier for Cranberry officials. A two-mile stretch of the main sewer line in Cranberry, from Rochester Road to the Brush Creek treatment plant, this month will ...

Fox Chapel News

Ramps will provide all access to Aspinwall playground

By Tawnya Panizzi
A $75,000 state grant will make the upper playground at the Aspinwall Ballfield accessible to people with disabilities. Money from the Department of Community and Economic Development, or DCED, will pay to install ramps compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities ...

Hempfield News

Plans for Excela orthopedic center move forward

By Tribune-Review
Members of Hempfield’s planning commission agreed Wednesday to forward preliminary site plans for an Excela Health orthopedic center on to township supervisors for approval. If supervisors approve the plans, Excela Health will come before the planning commission again with more ...

Latrobe News

Latrobe Rotary Club battling hunger in own backyard

By Stacey Federoff
Volunteers from the Latrobe Rotary Club open crinkling plastic Giant Eagle bags, stuffing one of each different packaged food from their colorful organized rows. The bags full of food such as macaroni and cheese, chocolate milk and applesauce were then zipped ...

McKeesport News

Man killed by train in Homestead

By Michael Divittorio and Michael Hasch 10:38 p.m.
Munhall police said a train struck and killed a Braddock man in his mid-20s Tuesday evening. Police and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office did not immediately release his name because next of kin had not been notified. Police and …

Monroeville News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission meeting on plans for work on area near Pittsburgh short on details

By Gideon Bradshaw
Robin Berman was among dozens of people who attended a meeting Wednesday about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s plans for the stretch of the highway that includes the Pittsburgh Interchange in Monroeville. They left without details they had been hoping to hear. “They ...

Mon Valley News

California (Pa.) mourns crash victim

By Chris Buckley
Dr. Connie Monroe remembers the first time she met Aubrey Sonney, a California University of Pennsylvania student who was killed Sunday in a multi-car accident on Interstate 70. Sonney, then a freshman, needed her advisor to sign some papers. It was ...

Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant man named state’s ‘Pharmacist of the Year’

By A.J. Panian
Megan Giancola’s career as a pharmacist has been indelibly affected by the guidance, tutelage and examples provided by Edward Christofano, she said. During two years of schooling at the University …

Murrysville News

Wholesaler files suit against Murrysville’s Rivertowne over distribution deal

By Patrick Varine
A Pittsburgh-based beer wholesaler is suing Rivertowne Brewing Co. and owner Christian Fyke and accusing the Murrysville brewer of circumventing an exclusive 2010 distribution agreement between the two companies. Williams-McGinley Inc., which is based in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, filed suit last ...

North Hills News

Pine-Richland Air Force Junior ROTC program seeks cadets

By Rachel Farkas
For students at Pine-Richland High School, the Air Force Junior ROTC Program there is much more than lessons about flight and aircrafts. “It gives them a sense of independence. Self esteem goes up. It just builds their character. They just become ...

Norwin News

Norwin students could learn cyber security in FBI program

By Tony LaRussa
Norwin officials next week could approve an offer from the FBI to participate in a pilot program that would give students the chance to earn college credits for programs that prepare them to fight cyber crimes. If approved at Monday’s school ...

Penn Hills News

Neighbor rescues woman from burning Penn Hills home

A Penn Hills woman trapped in her home because of hoarding conditions was rescued by a neighbor Sunday night. The fire began just before midnight at a home on Azalea Drive. A neighbor saw the smoke and flames and ran to help ...

Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township cat shot with arrow recovering

By Tom McGee
Buster, a 2-year-old Bengal cat-lynx mix, is back in his Penn Township home, and his owner, Greg Brooks, plans to keep him there. After getting out earlier this month, Buster was found Oct. 5 near Brooks’ home on Oakford Park Road ...

Plum News

Emails reveal deep divisions on Plum School Board as sex scandal festers

By Carl Prine
Plum School Board members met behind closed doors to debate whether to fire or suspend top administrators, including Superintendent Timothy Glasspool, because of the arrests of three teachers for alleged sexual preying on female students, the Tribune-Review has learned. “Yes. It’s ...

Sewickley News

Sewickley Heights owl program to shed light on feathered creatures of the night

By Dona S. Dreeland 8:03 p.m.
Luck has everything to do with being able to stroke the feathers of a Northern Saw-whet Owl. “You have to be here on the right night,” said Bob Mulvihill, National Aviary ornithologist. He will lead the second annual Project OwlNet series in ...

South Hills News

Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God sell 33-acre Whitehall home

By Tom Fontaine 11:44 p.m.
With an aging, rapidly dwindling population, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God said Tuesday they sold their 33-acre Whitehall property to a developer. The Sisters of St. Francis are the latest order of Catholic women to look ...