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Bellevue to repair library, add play equipment to park

By Katie Otoole
Bellevue will make repairs to its historic library and add play equipment to the surrounding park over the next year. The Andrew Bayne Memorial Library will undergo minor construction, including work on the window pediments that frame visitors’ views of ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Union to work while ATI talks continue

By Tom Yerace
Union steelworkers at ATI Flat-rolled Products plants remain on the job because of a contract extension reached late Tuesday. The contract between members of the United Steelworkers union and Allegheny Technologies Inc. was set to expire at 12 a.m. today. Without ...

Your Carlynton News

Heidelberg mourning K-9 officer that died of cancer

By Alex Felser
Heidelberg’s K-9 officer worked until the end. Rocky, who was diagnosed with cancer in March, was euthanized Monday with his partner, Sgt. Dennis Dixon, by his side. He was 8½. The borough will honor him with a memorial service at 10 ...

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry woman robbed at gunpoint at apartment complex

By Bill Vidonic
An armed man forced a Cranberry woman into the rear of her SUV before he drove off with some of her belongings, township police said. Taquan Maxwell, 21, of Grove City, is charged with robbery, theft, unlawful restraint and related counts. Maxwell ...

Your FoxChapel News

Fresh in Fox Chapel: Farm market offers plenty

By Tawnya Panizzi
Vine-ripened blackberries make their debut next week at the Fox Chapel farm market, joining fresh-picked strawberries, locally harvested honey and organic cheese available for purchase. “The strawberries are so ripe that you can smell them from the parking lot,” said Nate ...

Your Hempfield News

Three teens injured in one-vehicle crash in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
Three male teens were taken to a hospital after a one-vehicle crash late Monday in Hempfield. The vehicle in which the teens were traveling crashed about 11 p.m. into a tree along Edna Road, about a mile away from the Adamsburg ...

Your Latrobe News

Coroner: Police-involved shooting in Latrobe was justified

By Rich Cholodofsky
Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha ruled Tuesday that the police-involved fatal shooting of a Latrobe man nearly two years ago was justified. “We have seen several incidents of law enforcement using deadly force,” Bacha said, referring to incidents around the nation ...

Your McKeesport News

FBI searching for Homestead man indicted for sex trafficking in children

By Brian Bowling
The FBI is searching for a Homestead man indicted for sex trafficking in children. Mario W. “Digga” Grisom, 34, was out on a $3,000 bond after his May arrest from a prostitution sting in Station Square. A federal grand jury Thursday ...

Your Monroeville News

New events planned for Monroeville’s July 4 celebration

By Staff Report
Monroeville’s Fourth of July celebration is shaping up with close to 100 entries and some new features for the popular parade that gathers more than 5,000 spectators along the 1.5-mile route on Route 22 and Mall Boulevard on July 4. ...

Your Mon Valley News

Donora-Webster Bridge plunges into Mon River after 106 years

By Chris Buckley 8:47 p.m.
With onlookers lining nearby hillsides, the 106-year-old Donora-Webster Bridge was demolished Wednesday morning, dropped by explosives in a matter of seconds into the Monongahela River. “Everything went as planned,” said Bill Kovach, PennDOT assistant district engineer. “It went very smoothly. …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant-area attractions showcased at tourism expo

By A.J. Panian
As a local tourist attraction, West Overton Village and Museums does not exist in an economic vacuum, according to Jessica Kadie-Barclay, managing director of the East Huntingdon-based site. “When West …

Your Murrysville News

Volunteers spruce up Murrysville’s McGinnis Nature Reserve

By Patrick Varine
A beautiful spring day can be a real drag if you’re stuck working all day in an office. But a group of volunteers from the Murrysville office of Erie Insurance Co. had a chance to get out of the office and ...

Your North Hills News

North Allegheny grad nets scholarships at national competition

By Katelyn Ferral
Catherine Zhang picked up several scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition in Mobile, Ala., last week. The North Allegheny Senior High School graduate represented Pennsylvania in the national competition and won a $2,500 cash scholarship for academic ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin school board OKs 2-mill tax-rate increase

By Tony LaRussa
Norwin school officials will dig deeper into cash reserves, trim transportation costs and leave three teaching positions at the high school unfilled to cut by half the millage increase that was proposed when the administration began cobbling together the 2015-16 ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills Board promotes acting superintendent to superintendent

By Kelsey Shea
The Penn Hills School Board promoted its acting superintendent to the top spot in the district Monday night. Directors voted 7-0 to give Nancy Hines, 50, of Penn Hills the superintendent’s position at an annual salary of $140,000 plus benefits. Hines ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Womens club, Scouts beautify Penn Area Library grounds

By Luke Torrance
For many in the area, the Penn Area Library is a place to read, relax or gather. The building’s importance to the community is not lost on Lynn Hails, whose group, the Harrison City Women’s Club, meets there. “It might be the ...

Your Plum News

Judge revokes bail for Plum High School teacher

By Megan Guza  and Adam Brandolph 8:46 p.m.
A Plum Senior High School teacher accused of having sex with a student and contacting her twice in the last three months, will remain in the Allegheny County Jail until his trial, a judge ordered Wednesday. Joseph Ruggieri, 40, of …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley native taps talents, lands lead role in horror flick

By Tom McGee
After graduating from Point Park University in 2010, Katie Schurman surveyed the Pittsburgh landscape and realized there was another avenue to take toward a career in performance. “There’s a lot more going on here than there used to be as far ...

Your South Hills News

Little library adds to learning experience at Pleasant Hills Arboretum

By Dona S. Dreeland
Pleasant Hills Arboretum has its very own Little Free Library. Borough public-works supervisor Denny Kunkel used leftover materials to craft a little building-shaped box aimed at encouraging learning. The library was installed May 15 with about a dozen donated books. “I wanted ...

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont businesses sweat out Hulton Bridge closure

By Mary Ann Thomas
The cream puffs at the Oakmont Bakery couldn’t wait. Neither could the pasta pistachio at Hoffstot’s. Or rather, some loyal customers chose to wait in detour traffic to reach signature Oakmont establishments. For two weeks, thousands of motorists took lengthy detours ...