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Churches throughout Allegheny County host sunrise Easter services

By Bobby Kerlik
For Jan Smith and his wife, getting up on Easter Sunday for a 6:30 a.m. service in the historic Old St. Luke’s Church in Scott carries special meaning. “It’s more the symbolism and being able to celebrate the risen Christ …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Cool chemistry: Programs at Springdale library take inspiration from late science professor

By Julie E. Martin
A mother’s memory is making good things happen at the Springdale Public Library. That’s because the Geraldine Yanni Science Club — started by her husband to memorialize his wife, a Springdale native — is bringing programs from the Carnegie Science …

Your Carlynton News

Bullied South Fayette student’s case prompts wiretap overhaul legislation

By Aaron Aupperlee
A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to change the state’s wiretapping and electronic surveillance law since a South Fayette High School student was cited for recording audio of a bullying incident at the school. “Sometimes, you don’t realize a problem until there’s …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry native lands prestigious merit-based scholarship

By Akasha Chamberlain
Simon Brown not only has a passion for studying the history of education, he wants to be part of its future. Brown, 21, a Cranberry native and junior at the University of Pittsburgh, would be happy as a professor fostering …

Your FoxChapel News

Aspinwall seeks help collecting ticket fees

By Tom McGee
Aspinwall could look to outside help to collect fees from unpaid parking tickets. Officials are considering allowing Penn Credit to help collect unpaid parking tickets that have accumulated from repeat offenders. Borough manager Melissa Lang said using the company would …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield native, 22, publishes with local independent press

By Rex Rutkoski
If Hempfield native Maggie Donohue were in a booth with some of the best contemporary young writers, author Lori Jakiela is convinced she would have no problem holding her own. “Maggie is fearless, edgy, exuberant. Her voice is fresh and …

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe woman texts searchers in Linn Run State Park to tell them she’s OK

By Nicole Chynoweth
A 12-hour search for a 34-year-old Latrobe woman in Linn Run State Park was called off shortly before 9 p.m. Friday after she texted emergency responders to say she was fine. Westmoreland County Public Safety spokesman Dan Stevens said the …

Your McKeesport News

Community group to preserve Dravosburg cemetery’s history

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
The community group responsible for preserving Dravosburg’s history with a centennial book and small museum is raising funds to capture its next project on film. Dravosburg Community Archives will explore the history of Richland Cemetery, a 13-acre graveyard where many …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville technical school not your father’s shop class

By Karen Kadilak
Students in machine tool technology classes at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville expect to have more career choices when engineering is incorporated in the curriculum, starting this fall. They will use a 3-D printer to produce plastic …

Your Mon Valley News

Local kids enjoy Easter egg hunts

By Tribune-Review
Several Mid-Mon Valley communities held Easter egg hunts for local children during the weekend. Hunts were held at Havencrest Nursing Center in Carroll Township, Christian Center Church in Rostraver Township, Monessen City Park and Graham Street Park in North Belle …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant man charged in 2 Connellsville robberies

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville police on Thursday filed charges against a Mt. Pleasant man allegedly responsible for two robberies in the city this month. George Henry Fisher IV, 42, of 510 Three Mile Hill was charged with multiple counts of robbery and simple …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville woman shares her many tales as a professional storyteller

By Mary Pickels
Standing in the library of David Leech Elementary School in Leechburg, Joanna Demarest surveyed her audience. Children ranging from sixth-graders to their toddler siblings sat cross-legged or bounced on their knees on the floor. “This is a rowdy crowd. We …

Your North Hills News

Photo Gallery: Marshall Township Easter egg hunt

By Tribune-Review
The annual Marshall Township Parks & Recreation Easter egg hunt was April 12 at Knob Hill Community Park. Children who attended had a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. …

Your Norwin News

Veteran North Huntingdon police officer fired

By Tony LaRussa
North Huntingdon commissioners on Wednesday voted to fire a veteran police officer who was accused by the township’s police chief of undermining his authority and dividing the department. Commissioners voted 4-2 with one abstention to fire Officer William Sombo, who …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills Library director introduces kids to ‘talking’ drums

By Patrick Varine
Tyrone Ward has more than three decades of experience making his drum “talk.” Ward, executive director at the Penn Hills Library, is a percussionist, and one of his favorite instruments is the African djembe, or “talking drum.” Ward has started …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn-Trafford rallies to support rival after crisis

By Chris Foreman
Franklin Regional hasn’t felt like much of a rival to Penn-Trafford over the past week. The usual, healthy competition between neighboring school districts vanished in the moments immediately after the April 9 stabbing attack inside Franklin Regional Senior High School. …

Your Plum News

Elementary school program in Plum shows fun and math can be in same equation

By Karen Zapf
Mary Cecchetti has a tablet computer, but admits her daughter uses it the most. “She does math games on it,” said Cecchetti, 42, of Plum last week during Holiday Park Elementary School’s Fifth Annual Family Fun Math Night. “She’s into …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley Herald honors: Memorial Day celebration crew recognized

By Kristina Serafini
Entering its 123rd year, Sewickley’s Memorial Day celebration has blossomed from a small observance to its current four-day-long tribute to veterans — and it’s all organized by a committee of just more than a dozen members. For their unfaltering dedication …

Your South Hills News

Landslides put Baldwin firefighters in financial peril

By Adam Smeltz
Baldwin Borough volunteer firefighters had big hopes during winter, planning to replace a century-old station on Churchview Avenue with a modern garage, training space and a luxury they’ve not had: in-house showers. Then, their hillside gave way. The landslides that …

Your Twin Boros News

Instagram builds Oakmont barber’s rep for innovative cuts, ‘hair tattooing’

By R. A. Monti
Wendell Kinley makes cutting hair an art. Instead of a paintbrush and a palette, Kinley uses a pair of scissors and electric shears to create his masterpieces. The clients are walking advertisements for his art. Some of those clients sport …