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Castle Shannon parish plans special Masses for 125th anniversary

By Matthew Santoni
Having celebrated the 120th anniversary of its school this year, St. Anne Catholic Church in Castle Shannon is ready to kick off its 125th anniversary celebration. A special Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday — the feast day of Sts. Joachim …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Natrona Heights Scoutmaster proud to carry on tradition

By Julie E. Martin
When he was in the third grade in 1968, Bob Barrage decided he wasn’t going to join the Boy Scouts. His mother, Luella Heineman “Lu” Barrage, had climbed the ladder in Girl Scouts, achieving its top rank. She encouraged her …

Your Carlynton News

South Fayette High School backs out of federal lunch program

By Megan Guza
South Fayette High School will opt out of the federal School Lunch and Breakfast Program — and in turn, federal funding — due to concerns over stricter nutritional guidelines. The guidelines, which took effect July 1, would place a burden …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry Water Park offering more swim time than last year

By Corinne Kennedy
Despite cooler temperatures, the Cranberry Water Park has had significantly fewer closings this summer than at this point last summer, said Dave Hutner, Cranberry Parks and Recreation program manager. This summer has been cooler and drier than last year, according …

Your FoxChapel News

$24M water filter project at Aspinwall treatment plant nears kickoff

By Bob Bauder
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is set to begin a $24 million filter rehabilitation at its water treatment plant near Aspinwall. PWSA board members are scheduled on Friday to award contracts for the project, which represents about 15 percent …

Your Hempfield News

Report of attempted child luring in Hempfield a hoax, police say

By Renatta Signorini
A 15-year-old boy fabricated his claim that a man tried to lure him into his vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Hempfield, state police said Thursday evening. The boy told police the man was driving a white Ford van, police reported in …

Your Latrobe News

Generations of Steelers fans flock to practice on Unity campus

By Jason Mackey
Stan Gibson was invited to a family cookout Saturday afternoon, but he didn’t make it. Instead, the 66-year-old Monroeville resident sat in a lawn chair atop a hill at St. Vincent College and watched the Steelers practice, something Gibson has …

Your McKeesport News

Suspect in McKeesport home invasion arrested in Toledo

By Patrick Cloonan 9:48 p.m.
A suspect in a Sunday McKeesport home invasion in which three people were wounded has been arrested in Toledo, Ohio. Allegheny County homicide detectives said on Monday morning that Jerrod Buford, 35, of North Versailles Township was charged with attempted …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville oxycodone dealer to spend 10 years in prison

By Brian Bowling
A Monroeville man who moved his oxycodone ring from South Florida to Western Pennsylvania in 2010, hid money under his father’s name and led a lavish lifestyle will spend 10 years in prison, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Jason …

Your Mon Valley News

Rostraver youth pastor accused of sex assault

By Jeremy Sellew 9:35 p.m.
The youth pastor of a Rostraver Township church has been arrested for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a then-15-year-old girl. Brian Keith Smith, 33, of 919 Fayette Ave., Washington Township, was arrested late Friday afternoon at his residence, …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Carnegie Steel Co. beam lights Mt. Pleasant area welder’s way

By A.J. Panian
As a state-licensed contractor, East Huntingdon’s Carl Pravlik said he has torn down his fair share of buildings in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas. “I quit counting at 100,” said …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville man draws on experiences in starting SAT prep academy

By Greg Reinbold
After searching the Pittsburgh area for courses to help his son, Jay, prepare for the SATs and failing to find a program that met his standards, Jesse Lee started his own. Drawing from his own educational experiences, Lee founded mySchooler …

Your North Hills News

Photo Gallery: Ross Township fishing tournament

By Tribune-Review
Ross Township’s annual fishing tournament was July 19 and 20 at St. Frank Zotter Pond in Evergreen Community Park. Children fished July 19. The divisions for youths ages 15 to 18, adults, senior citizens and people with special needs took …

Your Norwin News

Military experience helps North Huntingdon native in Red Cross role

By Tony LaRussa
A North Huntingdon native with a decade of military experience, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been hired by the American Red Cross to oversee the distribution of shelter, food and supplies when disaster strikes in western Pennsylvania. Timothy …

Your Penn Hills News

Dairy Queen co-manager in fair condition from crash, hospital officials report

By Patrick Varine
The co-manager of a Dairy Queen in Penn Hills was recovering in the hospital on Friday, a day after a truck injured her and five others when it veered off Verona Road and plowed through a brick wall on the …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student

By Chris Foreman
A suspended Penn-Trafford High School teacher is accused of stalking a 17-year-old student by trying to meet the student at his workplace and repeatedly inviting him to events and restaurants. After trading messages online with Spanish teacher Michael David Garet …

Your Plum News

Summer sessions at Plum library bolster children’s interest in science

By Karen Zapf
Amanda Copeland’s four children enjoy spending time at the Plum Borough Community Library. “We’ve been here all day,” Copeland, 37, said one day last week as her two eldest children, Cheyenne, 12, and Jeremy, 10, took part in the Science …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley man dies in Route 28 motorcycle accident

By Jason Cato
A Sewickley man died when he crashed his motorcycle on Route 28 in O’Hara, state police said. George P. Williams, 65, lost control of his Harley-Davidson Street Glide at 8:35 p.m. Saturday on a right curve while traveling southbound near …

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall kids camp offers learning, fun combined

By Stephanie Hacke
If it were up to him, Maxwell Pratley admittedly would be spending the warmest days of summer break inside playing video games. His peers likely would be watching television, sleeping or “very bored,” he said as he hugged his latest …

Your Twin Boros News

Cambodian students answer Oakmont group’s prayers

By Emily Balser
For Cambodian student Chan  Oudom Im, coming to the United States is like being in a dream. Im, who arrived in Oakmont on Tuesday, is one of five Cambodians to come to the United States for three months as part …