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Montour class sets up Facebook page for school district

By Karen Kadilak
Marketing students at Montour High School look forward to running the school district’s Facebook page, which should launch on Thursday. High school Principal Todd Price said he and other principals are submitting updates on events at their schools. Content also will be ...

Alle-Kiski Valley News

Attorneys battle for West Deer district judge

By Chuck Biedka
Two Richland lawyers vying for the district judge office based in West Deer have different law backgrounds. Democrat Thomas Thaxter Swan and Republican James Douglas Austin seek to replace Suzanne R. Blaschak for the district judge job. The district includes Hampton ...

Carlynton News

Motorists navigate through construction in South Fayette

By Samson X Horne
Construction is progressing on the Washington Pike bridge in South Fayette where motorists traveling along Coal Run Road continue to cope with navigating the improvements. PennDOT’s $1.5 million upgrades over Coal Run near the Bursca Industrial Park that began in late ...

Cranberry News

Pittsburgh-produced robot to provide Cranberry officials view of sewer line

By Kyle Lawson
A robot designed and built in Pittsburgh is about to make life a whole lot easier for Cranberry officials. A two-mile stretch of the main sewer line in Cranberry, from Rochester Road to the Brush Creek treatment plant, this month will ...

Fox Chapel News

Rain barrel initiative in Lower Valley river towns aims to reduce pollutants

By Tawnya Panizzi
Residents of Lower Valley river towns can register by Oct. 15 for a rain barrel initiative that is expected to lower home water bills and reduce the amount of pollutants streaming into the Allegheny River. The program is open to residents ...

Hempfield News

Plans for Excela orthopedic center move forward

By Tribune-Review
Members of Hempfield’s planning commission agreed Wednesday to forward preliminary site plans for an Excela Health orthopedic center on to township supervisors for approval. If supervisors approve the plans, Excela Health will come before the planning commission again with more ...

Latrobe News

St. Vincent gives notice of planned power outage

By Tribune-Review 1:35 a.m.
A planned power outage will occur Oct. 19 during fall semester break at St. Vincent College for maintenance work on an electrical substation. West Penn Power workers and campus facility management staff will be working on the equipment. Timing of the ...

McKeesport News

Suspect recaptured after escaping custody at UPMC McKeesport

By Eric Slagle 4:43 a.m.
Police have recaptured a Glassport man who escaped from police custody Monday at UPMC McKeesport. Alexander Erb, 26, was taken back into police custody Monday afternoon in Port Vue after Allegheny County’ Sheriff’s deputies and local police spent much of …

Monroeville News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission meeting on plans for work on area near Pittsburgh short on details

By Gideon Bradshaw
Robin Berman was among dozens of people who attended a meeting Wednesday about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s plans for the stretch of the highway that includes the Pittsburgh Interchange in Monroeville. They left without details they had been hoping to hear. “They ...

Mon Valley News

California (Pa.) mourns crash victim

By Chris Buckley
Dr. Connie Monroe remembers the first time she met Aubrey Sonney, a California University of Pennsylvania student who was killed Sunday in a multi-car accident on Interstate 70. Sonney, then a freshman, needed her advisor to sign some papers. It was ...

Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant board looks at refinancing

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board members are looking forward to the possibility of a substantial savings through some bond refinancing. Alisha Reesh with Janney Capital Markets addressed the board Monday night to discuss options. The district’s 2010 bond series is …

Murrysville News

Wholesaler files suit against Murrysville’s Rivertowne over distribution deal

By Patrick Varine
A Pittsburgh-based beer wholesaler is suing Rivertowne Brewing Co. and owner Christian Fyke and accusing the Murrysville brewer of circumventing an exclusive 2010 distribution agreement between the two companies. Williams-McGinley Inc., which is based in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, filed suit last ...

North Hills News

Parents of Shaler girl fatally struck by suspected drunk driver will hold press conference

By Megan Guza
The parents of a Shaler girl struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver will speak to reporters Tuesday with their attorney. Attorney Jim Burn said the news conference is meant to thank community members for rallying around the family, and ...

Norwin News

Irwin mayor offers $250 reward for info on sign vandal

By Tony LaRussa
A reward is being offered for information resulting in the conviction of the person who vandalized a political sign at the intersection of Ash and Ninth streets in Irwin last week. The blue-and-white sign promoting the election of borough council candidates ...

Penn Hills News

Neighbor rescues woman from burning Penn Hills home

A Penn Hills woman trapped in her home because of hoarding conditions was rescued by a neighbor Sunday night. The fire began just before midnight at a home on Azalea Drive. A neighbor saw the smoke and flames and ran to help ...

Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township woman’s ‘son’ steps up to donate kidney

By Tom McGee
Soon after Allison Harkins was told she needed a kidney transplant, all of her blood relatives were ruled out as donors. But a man who calls her ‘Mom’ was glad to give up one of his kidneys to save her. Harkins, 51, ...

Plum News

Emails reveal deep divisions on Plum School Board as sex scandal festers

By Carl Prine
Plum School Board members met behind closed doors to debate whether to fire or suspend top administrators, including Superintendent Timothy Glasspool, because of the arrests of three teachers for alleged sexual preying on female students, the Tribune-Review has learned. “Yes. It’s ...

Sewickley News

Sewickley Council to vote on parking authority

By Kyle Lawson
Sewickley Council could vote next week in favor of a parking authority to oversee rates, revenue and expenses at public lots in the borough. A five-member authority appointed by the council president also would oversee a proposed 180-space garage on Green ...

South Hills News

Baldwin students take in film on Nobel Peace Prize winner’s activism for girls, education

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin High School freshman Sophia Pisano said it’s hard to comprehend what some of her classmates from countries with civil unrest went through before finding refuge in the United States. “It’s awful. I could never imagine going through any of ...

Twin Boros News