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Pittsburgh Soaring Club enjoys 50 years of riding clouds

By Jason Cato
A prop plane buzzed above the tree line and pulled a glider into the blue Sunday sky above rural Washington County pastures with grazing cows, farms and the occasional house. “You can see Downtown from up there,” said Mark Wilson …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Leechburg Area’s anti-bullying effort shows youngsters how to be BRAVE

By Braden Ashe 12:48 a.m.
Tyler Waltenbaugh can still remember the excitement in his Leechburg Area elementary school when the district’s high school students stopped in for the occasional volunteer session. Now a senior himself, Waltenbaugh is looking to pay that feeling forward. The 18-year-old …

Your Carlynton News

Authorities accuse South Fayette commissioner of insurance fraud

By Aaron Aupperlee
A statewide insurance fraud sweep netted a South Fayette commissioner who investigators allege made false claims after her house burned. The state Attorney General’s Office charged Jessica Cardillo, 32, with felony insurance fraud, theft by deception and conspiracy to commit …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry-based Prodigo Solutions: Hospitals can reduce high supply costs

By Alex Nixon
Prodigo Solutions Inc. is an antidote for the billions of dollars in runaway health care expenses that plague America’s hospitals. The Cranberry-based company, which was established by UPMC six years ago and sold to a private equity firm this year, …

Your FoxChapel News

Hartwood Fest to raise money to repair stables, organ

By Tawnya Panizzi
Charlene Campbell remembers visiting Hartwood Mansion for elementary school field trips and riding horses as a young adult with friends through Hartwood Acres Park, which straddles Indiana and Hampton townships. The picturesque park has given her fond memories, Campbell said, …

Your Hempfield News

Greensburg artist follows unusual path to creative career

By Greg Reinbold
Only an artist could assemble such an eclectic résumé. Jim Miller, 71, of Hempfield has been a monk, an author and an archaeologist, and a photographer, printmaker, painter and metaphysician. He converted the former Westmoreland Glass Co. factory and warehouse …

Your Latrobe News

Greater Latrobe School District explores options for students’ careers after high school

By Stacey Federoff
A Greater Latrobe School District committee is laying the framework to better prepare students for careers after high school. The committee presented a list of recommendations to the school board recently, including the alignment of junior and senior high school …

Your McKeesport News

Mon Valley bridges moved up to rapid replacement list

By Patrick Cloonan
Seven bridges in Elizabeth Township are on PennDOT’s “rapid bridge replacement” list, to involve public-private partnerships. PennDOT announced the list last week. Work is expected to begin next year, with funds provided through Act 89 of 2013, which, in part, …

Your Monroeville News

Paramedics learn how to respond in new CCAC Boyce lab

By Gideon Bradshaw
When Mark Place started working as an emergency responder, instructors used pieces of tape to simulate injuries like compound fractures — a regimen he described as inadequate to prepare for real-life 911 calls. “You were looking for a piece of …

Your Mon Valley News

North Belle Vernon gets tough on storm water

By Rick Bruni Jr. 12:45 a.m.
The Belle Vernon Municipal Authority is coming down on North Belle Vernon officials to eliminate borough storm water from overwhelming sanitary sewer lines. Likewise, borough council must clamp down on residents who have not removed their downspouts from pipes that …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Thousands attend Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival

By Mark Hofmann
The sun was shining and the streets were packed during the weekend in Mt. Pleasant for the annual Glass and Ethnic Festival. The three-day event kicked off on Friday to …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional stabbing suspect could leave Pa. for treatment

By Rich Cholodofsky  and Renatta Signorini
Alex Hribal, the Franklin Regional High School student charged with trying to kill classmates in April, may have to be sent out of Pennsylvania to receive inpatient mental health treatment, experts said Tuesday. Last week, Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani …

Your North Hills News

At least $100,000 in appliances stolen from new homes around Western Pa.

By Tory N. Parrish
An employee of a Ryan Homes subcontractor tipped off his friends about housing construction sites outfitted with home appliances, tools and fixtures that were ripe for the picking, police said. Charles Fey, 35, of East Pittsburgh collaborated with at least …

Your Norwin News

North Huntingdon restaurant tops all Applebee’s at raising funds for cancer research

By Tony LaRussa
With nearly 500 Applebee’s in the United States to provide competition, the staff at the North Huntingdon restaurant figured the chances were slim they would wind up as the chain’s top fund-raiser for a foundation that helps combat childhood cancer. …

Your Penn Hills News

Dedicated fireman, community volunteer from Penn Hills will be missed

By Kelsey Shea
The usual fire scene at the Penn Hills police station’s miniature train display might be missing this year, as a well-known volunteer and firefighter won’t be there to meticulously arrange the miniature fire trucks and artificially smoking building. Penn Hills …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Manor skate park’s future uncertain

By Chris Foreman
Frustrated by strewn garbage and vandalism, Manor officials have locked the gate to the skate park at Lower Manor Park and are deciding what to do next with an area primarily funded by a state grant. The popularity of the …

Your Plum News

Plum teen to travel to Disney for leadership conference

By Karen Zapf
Samantha Shumaker enjoys golf and aspires to have her own jewelry business. Shumaker, 16, of Plum has melded the two passions with her participation in The First Tee of Pittsburgh, an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley Academy student, family work with leprosy patients

By Mya Koch
When Stephen Bowles trekked across Nepal 35 years ago, he did not imagine the legacy he was creating for the family he one day would have. Bowles went to visit his friend, Dr. Mark Zimmerman, with plans to trek the …

Your South Hills News

Whitaker settles civil rights lawsuit for $350,000

By Brian Bowling
Whitaker has agreed to pay a woman $350,000 to settle her lawsuit claiming the borough failed to properly train and supervise one of its police officers, an attorney for the borough said Monday. Danielle Newlon, 30, of Jefferson Hills sued …

Your Twin Boros News

At least $100,000 in appliances stolen from new homes around Western Pa.

By Tory N. Parrish
An employee of a Ryan Homes subcontractor tipped off his friends about housing construction sites outfitted with home appliances, tools and fixtures that were ripe for the picking, police said. Charles Fey, 35, of East Pittsburgh collaborated with at least …