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South Park Fairgrounds to receive $1M makeover

By Matthew Santoni
Contractors are set to begin work next month to renovate the South Park Fairgrounds, starting with the oval track and its deteriorating bleachers. They will get the go-ahead to start work in mid-May on a $1 million effort to remove …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

UPMC outpatient center does ‘it all,’ manager says

By Tom Yerace
Visiting the reopened UPMC Natrona Heights Outpatient Center in Harrison can do a heart good, literally. Testing for heart problems now is part of what the center in the Heights Plaza Shopping Center offers. Area residents visiting the facility for …

Your Carlynton News

CV robotics team advances to championship in St. Louis

By Megan Guza
In its rookie year, the Chartiers Valley FIRST Robotics team is going for it all. The team of 22 headed to St. Louis on Wednesday for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics championships, where they …

Your Cranberry News

Young Cranberry, Mars vocalists reach singing contest finals

By Shawn Annarelli
Alexandria Veneziano, who won the Audience Choice Award in the semifinals, and Kaylee Bechtold each entered the Kean Quest Talent Search singing competition for their first time as they competed against 123 other youths. For their first appearances, making it …

Your FoxChapel News

Sharpsburg considers replacing brick sidewalks with cement

By Tom McGee
Long-and short-term fixes for deteriorating sidewalks along part of Main Street in Sharpsburg are in the works. Officials voted to have Borough Engineer Robert Zischkau prepare a bid package to replace the bricks along the river side of Main Street …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield settles seismic testing lawsuit

By Brian Bowling
In the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that it can’t prohibit seismic testing on its roads, a Westmoreland County township has settled a lawsuit filed by a Texas company, a lawyer for the township said Tuesday. ION Geophysical of …

Your Latrobe News

Funds multiply for Derry K-9 officer’s new vehicle

By Greg Reinbold
A frenzy of recent fundraising activity helped the Derry Borough Police Department move closer to finalizing the purchase of a new vehicle for its K-9 officer, Blade. Police Chief Randy Glick told borough council members at their April 13 meeting …

Your McKeesport News

Film crew utilizes Wilmerding landmarks

By Michael DiVittorio
Wilmerding got a taste of Hollywood this week as actor Russell Crowe filmed scenes from the upcoming movie “Fathers and Daughters” at the George Westinghouse Castle and the former Westinghouse Memorial High School. Crews set up trucks and equipment last …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville high on list  of affordable communities

By Kyle Lawson
Monroeville and Plum were ranked among the top 15 most affordable places to live in Pennsylvania, according to a ranking system published this month by The study factored adjusted median income, unemployment rank, utility costs, food costs, median home …

Your Mon Valley News

Cops keep man from jumping off Tener span

By Stacy Wolford
A man on the verge of jumping off the John K. Tener Memorial Bridge thanked the police officer who tackled him. The unidentified 61-year-old man was standing on the ledge of a cement barrier on the North Charleroi end of …

Your Mt. Pleasant

East Huntingdon drive-in theater pans to digital age

By A.J. Panian
The Evergreen Drive-In Theatre made its digital-age debut Friday before carloads of enraptured onlookers, including Greensburg’s Tracie Burkhardt. “With the new technology, the picture is much clearer,” said Burkhardt, who …

Your Murrysville News

2-week hospital stay over for Franklin Regional student Boger

By Renatta Signorini
Jared Boger didn’t realize the magnitude of a mass stabbing at his high school on April 9. Then he searched for his name on the Internet. “I’ve gotten cards from people I don’t even know,” Boger said from his Murrysville …

Your North Hills News

Bradford Woods Women’s Club to celebrate 100th anniversary

By Kelsey Shea
Don’t be fooled by the flowered hats, long white dresses and demure smiles of the original Bradford Woods Women’s Club founders — this was a group of women who knew how to get stuff done. Members will celebrate the club’s …

Your Norwin News

With help of Family Services, Irwin woman pursuing her goals

By Tony LaRussa
At first glance, Samantha Bozich’s desire to get a driver’s license and start classes at a community college this year might seem like easy enough goals to attain. But for the Irwin woman, 24, getting to the point where she …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills VFD No. 227 marks 65th anniversary

By Patrick Varine
Edward Holman has been going on fire calls since he was 12 years old. Holman, 60, is the son of Thomas Holman, one of the original members of Penn Hills Volunteer Fire Department No. 227, which is marking its 65th …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Harrison Park PTO plans playground improvements

By Chris Foreman
Parent volunteers with the Harrison Park PTO are making a big push to raise money to expand the elementary school’s playground and add a second one. In a three-phase $87,000 plan, the group’s playground committee is working to increase the …

Your Plum News

‘Dog-tag’ program well-received by students at Center Elementary

By Karen Zapf
Dylan Akut is proud of his brother who has been in the military for two years. Akut, 10, a fourth-grader at Center Elementary in the Plum School District, is more eager than ever to talk with his brother, Zach Akut, …

Your Sewickley News

Standing Firm campaign aims to shed light in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
“Partner violence happens at home, but it walks through your doors at work.” That’s the message Standing Firm Associate Director of Otreach Susan Nitzberg said she hopes residents, business owners and visitors to Sewickley get May 2 and 3 as …

Your South Hills News

Brentwood residents, officials strive for clean, improved Hollow

By Stephanie Hacke
A muddy trail weaves through the trees and above the creek bed. Families walk along the path or go off into the woods for a hiking adventure as motor bikes zip past on an afternoon joyride. “I would like to …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont councilman pushes for answers in vandalism of surveillance cameras

By Tom Yerace
An Oakmont councilman has questioned whether Allegheny County police have fully investigated a vandalism incident last summer that disabled borough surveillance cameras. Councilman Tim Favo raised his doubts about the investigation at a council meeting April 14. According to Police …