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South Park Oval receives makeover; more county park improvements coming

By Matthew Santoni 8:51 p.m.
Joggers, walkers and stair-runners will have a new playground in South Park on Saturday when Allegheny County officially reopens the renovated “Oval” at the fairgrounds there. In the year since the area closed for renovations, the $1 million project resurfaced the ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Missing Indiana Township girl home safe

By Valley News Dispatch
A 13-year-old Indiana Township girl missing since Tuesday night is safe at home, police said. Rachel Perlebach of Large Drive was last seen walking along Jacoby Road between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Tuesday. But she was back with her family …

Your Carlynton News

Residents seek to preserve Bridgeville history — brick by brick

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville residents aren’t ready to let go of their few remaining brick roads and are requesting council’s help to ensure they are preserved. Larry Godwin, Michael Nixon and Louis Colussy spoke at council’s April meeting about the importance of maintaining the ...

Your Cranberry News

Friends join forces to open thrift store, consignment shop in Jackson

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Longtime friends Nancy Macfarlane and Kelly Stebor had been running community clothing sales at their church for nearly a decade when they decided to team up on a new business venture. The two Cranberry residents happened to be out of work ...

Your FoxChapel News

Fox Chapel grad walking across country for bone marrow awareness

By Bobby Cherry 8:24 p.m.
Jared Reichbaum is on a mission to raise awareness and cross off an item on his bucket list. The 2004 Fox Chapel Area High School graduate is walking across the country — from Atlantic City, N.J., to San Francisco — to ...

Your Hempfield News

Whooping cough cases confirmed in 2 Hempfield schools

By Tribune-Review 8:51 p.m.
Hempfield Area School District sent a letter to parents Wednesday to confirm three cases of whooping cough at the high school and West Hempfield Middle School. On May 1, the district posted a notice to its website and sent letters to ...

Your Latrobe News

Firefighters struggle to fill ranks with teenagers

By Stacey Federoff
The Latrobe fire department and the eight departments serving Unity count only 16 members as junior firefighters between the ages of 14 and 17. Officials have discussed for years how to get more young people involved, Crabtree fire Chief Bill ...

Your McKeesport News

Northern Regional, McKeesport police to test vehicle immobilizer

By Adam Brandolph 9:31 p.m.
When Pittsburgh police officers pulled over and approached a silver Infiniti in Highland Park in November 2012, the driver threw the car into drive and slammed on the gas pedal. One Zone 5 officer said he jumped inside and shot the ...

Your Monroeville News

New cell tower planned near Cambridge Square Drive

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville Council will consider an application to build an almost 200-foot-high cellphone tower near Cambridge Square Drive. Verizon Wireless is seeking approval to build a 190-foot-high cellphone tower with a nine-foot lightning rod and 339-square-foot equipment room off Mosside Boulevard about ...

Your Mon Valley News

Rostraver man arraigned on murder charge

By Stacy Wolford
A Rostraver man accused of killing his sister’s boyfriend and dumping the body at a gas well site in Armstrong County was arraigned Tuesday. Billy Ray Boggs Jr., 49, appeared in Rostraver before Magisterial District Judge Charles Christner on charges of ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Drug abuse community forum is held in Mt. Pleasant Township

By A.J. Panian 8:39 p.m.
Slowing to trembles at times, their voices cut through an otherwise deafening silence inside the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School auditorium. Before a rapt audience of several hundred onlookers, …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional tax hike continues to drop

By Patrick Varine
Franklin Regional School District finance director Jon Perry has laid out a version of the 2015-16 district budget that proposes $52.7 million in spending and a 1.82-mill tax hike. While its members did not vote at Monday’s meeting, Perry recommended that ...

Your North Hills News

La Roche professor develops mobile app for student feedback

By Laurie Rees 8:45 p.m.
Students always have been subject to evaluation by their teachers. But now it is the teachers who are receiving assessments from their students, thanks to a new mobile application called TeachBack. Developed by La Roche College professor Jeff Ritter, TeachBack is a ...

Your Norwin News

Recycling rewards, hazardous-collection programs reviewed in North Huntingdon

By Tony LaRussa
Figuring out how to dispose of electronics, such as TVs and computers, and chemicals ranging from paint to drain cleaner so they don’t end up in landfills could get easier for North Huntingdon residents starting next year. Residents also could be ...

Your Penn Hills News

Newcomers vie for spots on Penn Hills school board November ballot

By Kelsey Shea
There will be new faces on the Penn Hills School Board next year with five seats opening in November and two board members not seeking re-election. Current board members Denise Graham-Shealey, Heather Hoolahan and Donald Kuhn will appear on the ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn-Trafford School Board challenger dies, 2 incumbents remain

By Chris Foreman 8:28 p.m.
Though the Penn-Trafford community will feel Sara “Sallie” Bradley’s absence from school board meetings and sporting events, her name remains on the primary ballot to challenge incumbents Nick Petrucci and Scott Koscho for the Democratic nomination in the Region 1 ...

Your Plum News

Proposed Plum residential development draws flooding concerns

By Karen Zapf
Several residents of the New Texas Road area told Plum Council during a Monday-night public hearing that they are worried about the potential for additional flooding if 78 single-family homes are built off New Texas Road, between Mallisee Lane and ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley group aims to make life a little easier for families of newborns

By Mya Koch 8:42 p.m.
As president of Newcomers and Neighbors of Sewickley, Andrea Hopkins-Green has been there when a young mother couldn’t get to the store for supplies and when a new mother and father didn’t have time to cook an evening meal. Now, ...

Your South Hills News

Bhutanese, Nepalese natives stay strong in South Hills

By Stephanie Hacke
Aman Koirala swayed to the beat and belted out each word, as Nepal’s national anthem blared in the background. The Nepali native moved to Baldwin Borough 45 days ago, after living for five years in Kathmandu, the nation’s capital and ...

Your Twin Boros News

Teachers from China observe autism training at Riverview Jr./Sr. High School

By Jodi Weigand
A group of teachers from China are spending time at Riverview Jr./Sr. High School in Oakmont as part of an autism education training program. The four elementary school teachers who arrived from Beijing in March are learning how teachers integrate autistic ...