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Program helps Western Pa. students develop awareness of water resources

By Megan Guza
Elementary students from Trinity Area watched recently as the young brook trout they’d raised escaped the unseasonable heat and splashed into the cool waters of Mingo Creek. “This is the best educational program I’ve ever seen,” said Jack Minnick, principal of ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Cochran repair center planned in Harrison

By Tom Yerace
Harrison’s Freeport Road corridor north of Saxonburg Road has been targeted for a multimillion-dollar business development. Vacant property where Bouchat Olds-Cadillac-Subaru once was located will be the site of a $5 million repair center and adjoining used car dealership, according to ...

Your Carlynton News

Pedestrian injured in accident near busway ramp in Carnegie

By Tribune-Review 4:28 p.m.
An automobile struck and critically injured a pedestrian near the West Busway ramp in Carnegie early Monday. Authorities continue to investigate the accident, which occurred on the Parkway West near the ramp around 7:30 a.m. on Memorial Day. According to ...

Your Cranberry News

Seneca Valley’s preliminary budget includes tax increase

By Rick Wills
Seneca Valley’s school board approved a preliminary budget that raises taxes — but by less than the administration originally proposed. The 3.45-mill increase passed 8-0 last week. Board member Jeanette Lahm was absent. The owner of a home valued at $207,750 ...

Your FoxChapel News

Drake: Promoting community center O’Hara woman’s new duty

By Sharon Drake
Monica Gay began her role of marketing and development for Boyd Community Center this week. Her first move is reviewing past programs, sifting through old grant proposals and searching records. “I’ll read as much as I can get my hands on and ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield train crash search called off; no evidence found

By Tribune-Review
Emergency responders called off the search for signs of a train hitting an ATV in Hempfield Saturday night when they could not find any evidence. Norfolk Southern railroad called Westmoreland County 911 about 9:30 p.m. to report that a westbound train ...

Your Latrobe News

Westmoreland used car dealers indicted in fraud

By Paul Peirce
A Belle Vernon man and a Greensburg woman who operated a string of used-car dealerships in Greensburg, Latrobe and McKeesport were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for under-reporting revenues by more than $2.7 million over four ...

Your McKeesport News

Cops: Man shoots 11-year-old with BB gun; boy is critical

By Carl Prine 7:16 p.m.
A tiny pellet lodged in a McKeesport boy’s heart allegedly was fired by a man who got fed up with gunplay directed against his kids, police said. After confiscating 5,000 BB gun rounds from his Palmgreen Street home in McKeesport, …

Your Monroeville News

Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township

By Paul Peirce
A Monroeville motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when his vehicle struck a telephone pole along Route 130 in Penn Township. The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Ryan M. Dillon, 23. Deputy Coroner John A. Ackerman reported that Dillon failed ...

Your Mon Valley News

Mon City cemetery dressed up for Memorial Day

By Chris Buckley
On the hills spanning the Monongahela Cemetery, hundreds of American flags depict the graves honoring veterans who served and, in countless cases, gave their lives generations ago. In recent years, a current generation of young volunteers has placed flags on those ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

A family’s flag flies again in Mt. Pleasant

By Paul Peirce
Vietnam War veteran Roy “Pepe” Barnhart was tired of seeing the embroidered U.S. flag sitting in a closet. “It’s not a towel and shouldn’t just be put on a shelf …

Your Murrysville News

Volunteers spruce up old Sardis Cemetery in Murrysville

By Patrick Varine
As winter began setting in during late 2014, W. Scott Rubright faced a familiar problem: a lack of help in maintaining a 2.3-acre cemetery along Sardis Road that is old enough to contain the graves of Civil War veterans. In the ...

Your North Hills News

McCandless ‘Rock-a-thon Queen’ keeps on rockin’ for fundraiser

By Bill Zlatos
Sister Lorraine Marie Ferlin is a one-woman rocking crew. “They call me the Rock-a-thon Queen. They’re always teasing me,” said Sister Lorraine, 72, an 18-year resident of the Vincentian Home in McCandless. For six weeks before the annual “Rocking for Residents” fundraiser, ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin veterans groups plan Memorial Day parade

By Tribune-Review
The Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts in the Norwin area will hold a Memorial Day parade on Monday starting at 10 a.m. Active members of the military who are home on leave are invited to participate. Marchers will ...

Your Penn Hills News

Mt. Hope Presbyterian expands ‘Wednesdays on the Lawn’ with farmer’s market

By Kelsey Shea
A local church is expanding its Wednesdays on the Lawn program by adding new local vendors to a small farmers market. Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church will host vendors selling locally made baked goods, local eggs and specialty vinegars in addition ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township

By Paul Peirce
A Monroeville motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when his vehicle struck a telephone pole along Route 130 in Penn Township. The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as Ryan M. Dillon, 23. Deputy Coroner John A. Ackerman reported that Dillon failed ...

Your Plum News

Plum witnesses seen entering grand jury building in Dormont

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
Two men who voiced concerns that Plum High School teachers could be sexually abusing students appear to have testified Thursday before a grand jury investigating whether school officials stayed mum while teachers abused as many as eight female students in ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley theater gets council’s green light

By Tom McGee
The Village Theater Co. soon will be able to celebrate the start of its dream project. Sewickley Council approved the company’s Vanguard Theater Monday night with a 7-0 vote. The 11,800-square-foot theater will be on Walnut Street. Council members Larry Rice ...

Your South Hills News

Baldwin-Whitehall teacher charged with assault for hitting male student in chest

By Stephanie Hacke
A Baldwin-Whitehall middle school teacher is charged with assault because police say he struck a student in the chest, causing the boy to black out and hit his head. Whitehall police on Wednesday charged math instructor Brian Matthew Paulos, 43, ...

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont, Kiski Township election results finalized

By Trib Total Media
Absentee ballots snap Oakmont Council tie The inclusion of absentee ballots in Allegheny County’s unofficial election results broke a tie in the Oakmont Council race. Incumbent Nancy Ride was tied with fellow Democrat Mark Salvas for the third open nomination until ...