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Western Pa. nurses who served during Vietnam invited to tea in their honor

By Aaron Aupperlee
The transition between war and peace was rocky at times for Kathie Swazuk. The Army nurse served in Vietnam at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh. She treated patients until they were either well enough to rejoin the fight ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Leechburg hosts vigil to halt drugs, violence in the community

By Mary Ann Thomas
Clergy, residents, public officials and police officers held a vigil and prayer service Friday evening at the Veterans Plaza on Market Street in Leechburg to halt violence and drugs in the region. More than 50 people attended the combination prayer service ...

Your Carlynton News

Route 50 work to begin Monday in South Fayette

By Alex Felser
PennDOT is expected to begin preparatory work for lane closures on state Route 50 and some side roads in South Fayette starting this week. The seven-month project is part of a $19.04 million road improvement plan on Route 50 from ...

Your Cranberry News

Updated maps to remove dozens of homes from flood-hazard status

By Bill Vidonic
Eight Cranberry residents are appealing changes to federal flood plain maps, according to township officials. Overall, however, updated maps are expected to move about 180 homes out of flood-hazard designation. “We’re going to be down significantly,” said township waterworks coordinator Tim Schutzman. ...

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara ALS awareness advocate dies at 49

By Tawnya Panizzi
Friends recall Neil Alexander living life with courage and grace — the same attributes as Lou Gehrig, whose namesake disease Alexander died from Tuesday. The O’Hara resident was 49. “Neil really got it,” said Peter Strick, scientific director of the Center for ...

Your Hempfield News

Couple taken into custody after 8-hour standoff in Hempfield

By Brian Bowling and Paul Peirce
Charles Cottle was on the lam from a court-ordered mental health treatment program when he engaged police in another standoff Friday. The West Homestead man, on the Allegheny County sheriff’s most-wanted list, barricaded himself with his girlfriend, Jasmyn Curry, 37, in ...

Your Latrobe News

Greater Latrobe schools to save $288K with bond refinancing

By Stacey Federoff
Greater Latrobe school board approved the refinancing of a $10 million bond, a subject of discussion since December. A lower interest rate is expected to save the district $288,000, down from just over 5 percent to about 0.56 percent, said financial ...

Your McKeesport News

County 911 to provide Elizabeth police with records system

By Michael DiVittorio
Elizabeth police will receive a new records management system through Allegheny County 911 next month. Officer-in-Charge Tim Butler made the announcement at the borough council meeting Tuesday. He said the records system, Total Enforcement by TriTech Software Systems, will be given to ...

Your Monroeville News

Penn Hills junior slain in shooting had visited friends at Monroeville housing complex

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Penn Hills High School junior who was fatally shot in the chest Monday was saving money to buy a car and looked forward to attending college, his family said Thursday. Allegheny County police are investigating who shot Justin Clark, 16, ...

Your Mon Valley News

Mon Valley Progress Council looks for business-friendly ideas

By Chris Buckley 11:15 a.m.
The Mon Valley Progress Council asked a group of its members Friday what Pennsylvania can do to make the state more business friendly. Soon, the organization will ask that same question of business operators throughout the Valley. Those responses will be used ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society makes its mark for Civil War veterans

By A.J. Panian
Considering the treachery and patriotic sacrifice marking the paths of more than 100 Civil War veterans buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, it’s essential that each of their names grace their …

Your Murrysville News

Roundup: Egg hunts set for Murrysville, Delmont, Export area

By Patrick Varine
Grab a basket and keep your eyes peeled — local community groups and churches will be hiding goodies all over Murrysville, Delmont and Export as community Easter egg hunts get underway. Here’s a roundup of local hunts. To add other ...

Your North Hills News

‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ gives Hampton native opportunity to shine

By Deborah Deasy
Living his dream after moving to California is Point Park University graduate Tyler Scherer, 24, formerly of Hampton. Scherer will sing and dance March 31 through April 5 in Heinz Hall as part of the touring cast of “Disney’s Beauty and ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin High School health teacher charged with selling heroin

By Tony LaRussa
A Norwin health teacher responsible for telling students about the dangers of drug abuse has been charged with selling heroin, police said Friday. Lisa Marie Rodnicki, 37, of Irwin, the daughter of Norwin Superintendent William Kerr, was arrested during a …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills junior slain in shooting had visited friends at Monroeville housing complex

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Penn Hills High School junior who was fatally shot in the chest Monday was saving money to buy a car and looked forward to attending college, his family said Thursday. Allegheny County police are investigating who shot Justin Clark, 16, ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township officials consider recreational future of Hall property

By Chris Foreman
More than a decade has passed since Joseph “Junior” Hall Jr. signed away 65 acres to Penn Township for $1 to use for a recreation area. Although the property has been unused for the past dozen years, renewed enthusiasm by township ...

Your Plum News

Plum police search for home invasion suspect

By Liz Hayes
Plum police were searching for a man who claimed to be a police officer when he kicked in the door of a residence Friday afternoon at the Longwood at Oakmont retirement community. The man shouted that he was the police …

Your Sewickley News

Edgeworth man pleads guilty in bank fraud conspiracy

By Brian Bowling
An Edgeworth man admitted in federal court Friday that he conspired with others to defraud a bank on a $2.4 million loan for a Florida property. Joseph W. Nocito Jr., 44, president of Castle Mortgage Co., pleaded guilty to bank fraud ...

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall School District proceeds with dairy contract

By Stephanie Hacke
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District is seeking better rates for beverages yet equally as tasty, milk, juice and iced tea to serve in the school cafeteria. The district last week began seeking proposals for a dairy contract for the beverages served during ...

Your Twin Boros News

ACCESS van driver from Oakmont accused of repeatedly raping passenger

By Michael Hasch
An ACCESS van driver was arraigned early Thursday on charges of repeatedly raping a disabled woman during the past 18 months. Daniel Robert Burrelli, 54, of Oakmont acknowledged raping the woman, according to a criminal complaint charging him with rape, involuntary ...