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Dozens of high-schoolers attend annual seminar on global events

By Corinne Kennedy
Having read a biography on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Gabe Ren said he was inspired to pursue a career in business or finance — and maybe even enter politics later in life. Businesses such as Google and Apple have had …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Hosannas for nonprofit helping to fix Tarentum man’s house

By Emily Balser
The sounds of home repairs can be considered as an annoyance to homeowners, but they’re music to the ears of one Tarentum resident. Richard Simpson, who lives at 529 Third Ave., is having much-needed new siding put on his house …

Your Carlynton News

Rosslyn Farms’ appeal to switch districts denied again

By Megan Guza
The state Department of Education last Friday dismissed an appeal from a group of Rosslyn Farms residents seeking to leave the Carlynton School District and join Chartiers Valley. The appeal upholds the department’s original 2013 decision. “I’m happy to hear …

Your Cranberry News

Zelienople resident sends strong message as World’s Strongest Clown

By Alex Klukaszewski
He’s known in the Midwest and around the world not by his ability to twist balloon animals, although his renditions of such creatures are impressive, but by his sheer strength and message of well-being as the world’s strongest clown. Tom …

Your FoxChapel News

Boy pulled from Fox Chapel Golf Club swimming pool revived

By Michael Hasch
An 8-year-old boy was revived after being pulled from the water Wednesday evening at the Fox Chapel Golf Club swimming pool, police said. Paramedics and officers called at 8:35 p.m. When they arrived, officers said, CPR was in progress, but …

Your Hempfield News

Charity walk at Twin Lakes Park seeking corporate sponsors

By Kaidia Pickels
The Second Chance Walk to promote awareness of organ donation will be held Sept. 27 at Twin Lakes Park. Event organizers are seeking corporate sponsorships from the local community. The walk was established in August 2006 in memory of Kimberly …

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe’s Ci Medical Technologies transforms to medical device business

By Alex Nixon
With a new name and private equity backing, Ci Medical Technologies Inc. is eyeing acquisitions to fuel its growth and solidify its transformation from consumer products to the medical device business. The Latrobe company was founded in 1971 as Classic …

Your McKeesport News

UPMC McKeesport president reiterates hospital will remain open

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
UPMC McKeesport president Mark Sevco said what many have been hoping to hear — “We are not closing.” Since July 1, he has been at the helm of the McKeesport hospital, splitting his time between the local facility and the …

Your Monroeville News

Drive-thru window sees major change at Monroeville fast-food restaurant

By Kyle Lawson 9:00 p.m.
Face-to-face order taking at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Monroeville is projected to increase orders per hour, during what already is a notoriously hectic lunch. The traditional menu board and speaker system have been closed in lieu of restaurant employees who …

Your Mon Valley News

California police: Suspect shielded self with infant during arrest

By Rick Bruni Jr.
A Uniontown man was still in jail Monday night after purportedly using his infant daughter to shield himself from California police as officers attempted to arrest him following an alleged assault. Police said Da’Quaan Laguant Lewis, 19, of 139 S. …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant customers to see sewage bills increase

By Rachel Basinger
Customers with the Mt. Pleasant Borough Municipal Authority will get a $15 increase per quarter on their sewage bills as early as the next billing cycle. The increase reportedly is needed because of emergency repairs to a biotower at the …

Your Murrysville News

Board to examine use of sanitary authority vehicles

By Daveen Rae Kurutz
The Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority board will review the use of authority vehicles since it has found its manager has been taking his work Jeep to the Outer Banks for years. Board chairman Mark Adamchik said he does not …

Your North Hills News

McCandless residents voice opposition to Wal-Mart plan

By Ed Phillipps
About 120 people jammed into McCandless Town Hall on Monday night, many to voice their opposition to Wal-Mart’s plans to build a supercenter on Blazier Drive. “Wal-Mart has stated publicly they would not move into a community where they are …

Your Norwin News

Norwin School District considers feasibility of science and technology building

By Dave Rullo
Norwin officials will decide this summer if the district will embark upon a fundraising campaign to cover the cost of a science and technology building. The proposed STEM Center would enable high school students to explore career pathways and work …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills man drowned, Armstrong coroner says

By Tribune-Review
The Armstrong County Coroner said Thursday that drowning was the cause of death for a Penn Hills man whose body was found in the Allegheny River Wednesday. Thomas Duane Uzmack, 40, fell from a personal watercraft Sunday afternoon in the …

Your Penn-Trafford News

2 accused of stealing metal shavings from manufacturing site in Penn Township

By Renatta Signorini
A trail camera outside a Penn Township manufacturing company captured two masked men who police believe stole hundreds of pounds of valuable metal shavings from a trash bin. Gary Alan Cecil, 47, and Keith Lawson Jessman, 32, allegedly sold the …

Your Plum News

Plum woman and her mother follow dreams to be published

By Karen Zapf
Lisa Hamer Jenkins and her mother, Arden Hamer, both experienced memorable events in 2010. Jenkins, 41, of Plum ran her first 5K race. Hamer, 66, of Murrysville, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, started a blog on study tips …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley lawyer sues pharmacies, alleges ID theft with pills

By Brian Bowling
CVS and Giant Eagle pharmacies allowed other people to fill oxycodone prescriptions made out in his name and, in Giant Eagle’s case, then charged his health insurance, a local attorney says in a proposed class-action lawsuit moved to federal court …

Your South Hills News

Castle Shannon mayor honored by statewide association

By Matthew Santoni 10:44 p.m.
His leadership and dedication as mayor of Castle Shannon has won Donald Baumgarten the respect of his peers. The Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association said on Tuesday that it named Baumgarten the 2014 Mayor of the Year at its annual conference …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont looks to add 2 new zoning districts

By Tom Yerace
Two new zoning districts are in the process of being added to Oakmont’s zoning map and ordinance. Council held a required public hearing on the changes Monday in which the addition of a light industrial district and a second “mixed-use …