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Commuters in ‘transit deserts’ call for renewed Port Authority bus service

By Bobby Kerlik
Dennis Donahoe understands growing older, but he doesn’t understand why the Port Authority of Allegheny County doesn’t have bus service within a reasonable distance from his Baldwin apartment. “It’s actually two miles to the closest stop from my complex,” said …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Tom Wolf, Democrat for governor, to visit Leechburg on Saturday

By Valley News Dispatch 9:00 a.m.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf will be making a stop Saturday in the Alle-Kiski Valley. Wolf will make a campaign stop at the Twisted Thistle restaurant on Market Street in Leechburg, as part of a bus tour around Western Pennsylvania, …

Your Carlynton News

Parkway West off-ramps at Carnegie to close beginning Friday night

By Bobby Kerlik
Motorists using the Parkway West will face an added challenge getting in and out of Carnegie beginning Friday night. Starting this weekend, PennDOT will close the Carnegie off-ramps from the Parkway West around-the-clock through mid-December. Both on-ramps are already closed …

Your Cranberry News

Emergency responders train for the worst at Seneca Valley

By Rachel Farkas
Police cars, ambulances and other emergency service vehicles lined up outside Seneca Valley’s Haine Elementary and Middle School last week, but it wasn’t a cause for worry. Cranberry Township Police hosted an active shooter drill Oct. 13 in conjunction with …

Your FoxChapel News

O’Hara clothing designer earns national recognition

By Sharon Drake
O’Hara designer Kathleen DeMartino can thank Martha Stewart for putting her business on the map. Demartino’s Depression Couture, a clothing line she makes with recycled textiles such as jackets pieced together from old blue jeans, was named one of Stewart’s …

Your Hempfield News

Greensburg Salem student takes national platform

By Jacob Tierney
A Greensburg Salem senior was one of three students to speak at a national conference for teachers and education professionals in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Austin Shaw, 17, asked the crowd to give students a voice in their education. “I …

Your Latrobe News

The real Captain Phillips brings story of piracy to St. Vincent College

By Joe Napsha
The American ship captain held hostage for four days by armed Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009 said he expects that shipping in the Mideast will continue to be the target of piracy, particularly with so many …

Your McKeesport News

Propels leave the lights on to showcase their after-school activities

By Patrick Cloonan
Propel McKeesport and Propel Homestead carried out a national initiative on Thursday by celebrating what kids can do when classes conclude. “‘Lights On’ is a day for schools across the country to spotlight their after-school activities,” Propel Homestead after-school coordinator …

Your Monroeville News

New SRO agreement riles some Monroeville officials

By Gideon Bradshaw
A cost-sharing agreement Gateway School District and Pitcairn officials reached months ago for the borough to provide the district with a school resource officer at Gateway Middle School is stoking resentment from some Monroeville officials. “I don’t want residents to …

Your Mon Valley News

Washington County military surplus store sold stolen items, detectives say

By Paul Peirce
The owner of the California Army-Navy surplus store and his nephew made “substantial profits” by selling more than $216,000 worth of military property allegedly stolen from the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, N.C., according to Washington County detectives. Thomas …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant man injured when tractor hit by vehicle

By Tribune-Review
A Mt. Pleasant Township man was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a tractor Thursday evening. The man was mowing his lawn at about 7:10 p.m. and drove the tractor onto Armbrust …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional to offer counseling sessions

By Patrick Varine
Franklin Regional officials aren’t in the business of doling out individual grants to students, but they are supporting efforts to help the district as a whole recover from the trauma it underwent in April. When fundraising began in earnest following …

Your North Hills News

New Shaler North Hills Library program makes participants smile

By Bethany Hofstetter
Laughter of all kinds has been echoing through the Shaler North Hills Library in a new program to introduce children and their caretakers to laughter and meditation. Linda Duty of Millvale has been leading the Little Laughs group in giggles, …

Your Norwin News

Branding campaign aims to drive North Huntingdon’s economy

By Tony LaRussa
Though some North Huntingdon residents beam with pride when talking about their community, they can’t call it “the sweetest place on earth” — that distinction and the accompanying slogan belong to Hershey. But township officials think that the community has …

Your Penn Hills News

Students make artwork for lobby of new Penn Hills Elementary School

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills fourth-graders cheered and clapped when a districtwide art project was revealed in the elementary school lobby on Oct. 17. After helping to design and create a 71⁄2-by-12 foot mosaic mural last year, Penn Hills fourth-graders were some of …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Level Green man receives WWII medals

By Chris Foreman
Nearly seven decades after his discharge from the Army, Ralph Boura finally can display the medals he earned as a paratrooper during World War II. Boura’s family surprised the 89-year-old veteran by presenting him with several medals at his Level …

Your Plum News

Delay of vote on cell tower in Plum keeps neighbors rattled

By Karen Zapf
Whispering Pines residents will have to wait until November to find out Plum Council’s decision on a telecommunications tower proposed near their homes. Council voted last week to table AT&T’s site plan and conditional use applications for a 135-foot tower …

Your Sewickley News

Departing Sewickley couple wants to leave seeds of hope behind

By Gary Horvath
Sewickley residents Bruce and Theresa Newell couldn’t think of a better way to say “goodbye” to Western Pennsylvania than to share a story of hope that is near to their hearts. Before the Newells move to Lancaster County after 25 …

Your South Hills News

Female mascot makes Baldwin Highlander history

By Stephanie Hacke
The purple and white plaid kilt, hat and sash — worn by generations of Baldwin’s Fighting Highlanders — fit perfectly. Morgan Pilarski’s purple hair and nails — that was a decidedly feminine touch. Pilarski, 17, now is part of a …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont Council meeting becomes heated

By George Guido
Barbs and accusations were exchanged during Monday’s Oakmont Council meeting relating to a Sept. 4 police chase in which two borough police cruisers were damaged. Councilman Tim Favo spoke about his request to Mayor Robert Fescemyer to view dashboard camera …