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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

PennDOT response fails to satisfy New Kensington’s safety concerns about Route 366

By Liz Hayes 2:00 a.m.
PennDOT has either denied or delayed for further review several Route 366 safety improvements requested by New Kensington officials. On the heels of the fourth fatal accident on Route 366 in five years, city council in January directed city Engineer …

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

YouTube campaign by Latrobe 4-year-old aids Alzheimer’s Association

By Craig Smith
It seems that these days, YouTube is chock full of cute kids performing all kinds of spontaneous and adorable acts. But 4-year-old Lilly Myers of Latrobe will have none of that. She’s using YouTube for a cause — to help …

Your McKeesport News

Glassport Scout completes Eagle Project

By Eric Slagle
A Glassport teen’s Eagle Scout project is turning out to be a strong reflection of his commitment to his community. Jarod Michael Palmer, 16 — who is slated to receive the rank of highest honor of the Boy Scouts of …

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 police issue warning after home invasion, robbery

By Chris Buckley
Rostraver Township police are warning residents that a home invasion early Tuesday morning might not be an isolated incident. Police said the home invasion occurred 1:40 a.m. in the Sweeney Plan. A man knocked on the door of the home …

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

Giant Eagle provides assistance to fight proposed Wal-Mart in McCandless

By Tory N. Parrish
McCandless Council’s approval of a Wal-Mart supercenter could be the start of a lengthy fight that has drawn in a competing grocery retailer. Giant Eagle “views with concern the potential adverse impact” on traffic that the store would have in …

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

Penn Township man seeking gun permit accused of bringing heroin to courthouse

By Bob Stiles
A Penn Township man is charged with bringing 13 stamp bags of heroin into the Westmoreland County Courthouse on Tuesday. Scott Matthew Burbidge, 27, set off the metal detector at the main entrance to the Greensburg courthouse about 1:40 p.m., …

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

Autopsy scheduled on Pleasant Hills man, 95, who died following crash

By Michael Hasch
An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday on a Pleasant Hills man who died more than a week after being injured in a motor vehicle crash, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Edward Gnoth, 95, died Sunday at …

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 …