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Already social media network CEO, Upper St. Clair senior wired for success

By Natasha Lindstrom
Ananya Cleetus has never been short on good ideas, nor the tenacity it took to execute them. At 14, she designed and computer-tested a lightweight prosthetic leg for low-income people in India with below-knee amputations. At 17, she conceptualized and 3-D ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Alle-Kiski Valley businesses profit from jump in tourism

By Jodi Weigand 10:50 a.m.
Tourism was up for the fourth straight year in the state in 2013, and Alle-Kiski Valley businesses say they’re capitalizing on the increased traffic. Birdsfoot Golf Club in South Buffalo gets visitors every year from Canada as well as California, Florida ...

Your Carlynton News

Bids coming in for Bridgeville sewer projects

By Alex Felser 12:04 p.m.
Bridgeville officials plan to examine sanitary sewer repair bids at the March 9 board meeting. The borough placed a notice to bidders in February requesting bids for two separate contracts. One contract involves 31 sewer point repairs involving excavation and the ...

Your Cranberry News

Hotel anchors Village of Cranberry Woods development plan

By Tom Fontaine
Plans for a 47-acre site in Cranberry are poised to move forward after friction between the property’s former owner and the township stalled development. “Absolutely, we’re very excited about what (the new developers) are planning and that construction could begin this ...

Your FoxChapel News

Workshop to help Etna, Millvale move toward solar energy

By Tawnya Panizzi
A workshop this week in Etna is aimed at helping people overcome the barriers of going solar. The Solarize Etna & Millvale campaign is one of four in Allegheny County under the Solarize Allegheny project, funded by the Heinz Endowments ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield man packs it all up for the bright lights of Hollywood

By Jacob Tierney
A Hempfield man left his home behind in May to take a shot at his filmmaking dreams in the City of Angels. Nate LaSor packed up everything after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and moved cross-country, to Southern ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe woman charged with open lewdness

By Tribune-Review
A Latrobe woman is charged with open lewdness after she allegedly showed her breasts to a girl at The Salvation Army. Pamela Irene Gigliotti, 51, was at a prayer session in January at The Salvation Army in Latrobe with another woman ...

Your McKeesport News

McKeesport heritage center event recognizes famous black Mon Valley musicians

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
Since the turn of the 20th century, many men and women from the Mon Valley have made their mark in the music industry. Several of those artists were featured during the 10th annual Black History Month program Saturday at the McKeesport ...

Your Monroeville News

New Monroeville Mall policy aims to tame teen shoppers

By Gideon Bradshaw 11:06 a.m.
A new reality came to the Monroeville Mall on Friday as a police officer and security guard stopped young-looking shoppers and asked for their IDs as they entered the mall. Quentin Milliones, 21, of Penn Hills watched as two teens were ...

Your Mon Valley News

Shale drilling boom a bust for some Western Pennsylvania towns

By Craig Smith
John Mollenauer has viewed the prosperity raining on western Washington County from the Marcellus shale boom with all the longing of a kid staring through a candy store window. He’s watched the demand for new homes soar in Cecil and North ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant names Citizen of the Year

By A.J. Panian
A cracked and calloused pair of work-weathered hands serve as all the proof necessary regarding Maynard L. Brubacher’s ceaseless drive to give. Throughout the years, Brubacher’s reputation for volunteer service …

Your Murrysville News

Greensburg pair jailed in convenience store robbery

By Bob Stiles
A Greensburg man and woman were arraigned Saturday on charges they robbed a Murrysville convenience store after police said they traced them when the woman tried to cash in a lottery ticket stolen in the holdup. Raymond A. Montesa, 52, and ...

Your North Hills News

McCandless site set for Wal-Mart supercenter store

By Rick Wills
The Trader Horn store in McCandless is mostly empty shelves. “This is the last and final discount,” said Dave Renner, who has managed the store for 20 years. Everything in the store is marked down 75 percent. Trader Horn, a Butler-based ...

Your Norwin News

Court in the Classroom program provides insight for Norwin High School students

By Rich Cholodofsky 10:38 a.m.
Attorney Robert Marino strode to the podium Wednesday morning and argued to Westmoreland County Judge David Regoli why his client, a road resurfacing company, should be dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2012. Behind Marino sat more than 200 ...

Your Penn Hills News

Charter school finds resistance from Penn Hills School District on expansion plans

By Kelsey Shea
Tension between officials of the Penn Hills School District and a local charter school has increased in intensity, as the two entities discuss Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship’s request to expand to a second building. Supporters of Imagine made ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Woman charged for holding teen drinking party after video found at Penn-Trafford

By Paul Peirce
A video confiscated at Penn-Trafford High School by a resource officer resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old woman Thursday for holding an underage drinking party in her home this month. Linda Swope was charged with corruption of minors, furnishing alcohol ...

Your Plum News

Teacher conduct under spotlight in Pennsylvania

By Tory N. Parrish 11:36 a.m.
Pennsylvania law bans sexual contact between teachers and students, regardless of students’ ages, but as reports of teacher improprieties surface, experts say school districts must tell staff that inappropriate conduct won’t be tolerated. There are state mandates to train staff to ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley painter turns hobby into successful career

By Kellie B. Gormly
Artist Claire Hardy may be a southern California native, but you would never know it based on her oil paintings depicting Pittsburgh’s industrial past. Hardy, a Sewickley artist who paints mostly still-life images, moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 from New Mexico, ...

Your South Hills News

Pleasant Hills Middle school celebrates 50 years with nod to past

By Dona S. Dreeland
The lessons at Pleasant Hills Middle School this year will focus prominently on 1965 - the year the school was dedicated. Teachers planned it that way to honor the school’s 50th anniversary on March 13. Math teacher Kevin Gennaula and his ...

Your Twin Boros News

Antiques show at Oakmont Country Club keeps Kerr Museum going

By Pamela Murphy
It’s been a long, cold winter. But next weekend, antiques enthusiasts will be able to shake off their cabin fever, escape the winter doldrums and enjoy a day at the Kerr Memorial Museum’s 11th annual Antiques Show. The show, March 7 ...