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Mt. Lebanon wants to update master plan for Uptown district

By Matthew Santoni
Mt. Lebanon officials want to update a 20-year-old “vision statement” for the Washington Road business district, which could help to steer development, grants and enhancements. Business districts manager Eric Milliron said the last master plan for the Uptown district was published ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Kiski Area students reach out to community for Global Youth Service Day

By R.A. Monti 12:26 a.m.
Jamilyn Dykes looked at the chair she’d just assembled backstage in the Casino Theatre in Vandergrift and decided it was time. “I’m going to test it out,” Dykes, 15, of West Leechburg, a freshman in Kiski Area High School, said ...

Your Carlynton News

Coroner identifies body in Yough River as Carnegie man

By Joe Napsha
The Fayette County Coroner has identified the body found Thursday afternoon along the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park as the Carnegie man who fell into the Ohiopyle Falls on March 18. The victim, Michael Davila Jr., 20, died as a ...

Your Cranberry News

Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Awards presents scholarship, 10 gold medals

By Rick Wills
Alyssa Murtagh wants to help people. “That’s what I want my life to be about,” said Murtagh, a senior at Mars Area High School. Murtagh on Thursday accepted a $5,000 scholarship at the Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Awards ...

Your FoxChapel News

‘Riverfront 47’ would transform O’Hara scrap yard

By Tawnya Panizzi
O’Hara council is throwing its support behind a development that would change the face of the Lower Valley. Aspinwall resident Susan Crookston’s “Riverfront 47” would see about a mile and a half of Allegheny River shoreline transformed from a scrap yard ...

Your Hempfield News

Greensburg Hempfield Area Library board to consider tax referendum

By Renatta Signorini
The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library board of directors plans to research the possibility of a voter referendum to create a tax dedicated to fund the facility, board President Jeanne Smith said this week. If the board decides to go ahead with ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe pharmacy will offer overdose antidote

By Renatta Signorini
A Latrobe pharmacy is the first in Westmoreland County to offer a drug that can counter the lethal effects of an overdose of heroin, painkillers or other opioids to anyone who walks in the door. Being able to get naloxone without ...

Your McKeesport News

Business owners see pros, cons to Lincoln Way widening in White Oak

By Eric Slagle 12:31 a.m.
Business owners and employees along a construction embroiled stretch of Lincoln Way in White Oak say a $6.9 million PennDOT project to widen the roadway has plenty of cons but some pros, too. “We’re getting a lot of new people coming ...

Your Monroeville News

Staff cuts could loom as Gateway officials mull budget options

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway School District leaders will consider staff cuts as they seek ways to trim a projected $4.3 million shortfall that could drain reserve funds. Officials discussed the 2015-16 preliminary budget on Monday and projected $69 million in revenue and $73.3 million ...

Your Mon Valley News

Charges mount for rowdy Monongahela drug suspect

By Chris Buckley 12:01 a.m.
A Monongahela man awaiting a preliminary hearing Thursday on drug charges started screaming at authorities and flipped a table onto a police officer. Matthew R. Chacko, 36, of Factory Street did not receive the bail reduction he sought. But he did ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Life Skills program brings dynamic atmosphere to Mt. Pleasant Area

By Kelly Vernon
The Life Skills program at Mt. Pleasant Area School District has made a dramatic difference in the life of Acme’s Colin Russel, according to his parents, Kim and Kirk Russel. …

Your Murrysville News

Bus for Franklin Regional crashes into pole; no one hurt

By Jacob Tierney
A school bus for the Franklin Regional School District crashed into a tree and took down a utility pole in Murrysville Friday morning. There were no children on the bus as it crashed at 7:30 a.m. at Forbes Trail Drive …

Your North Hills News

Cracked sidewalks pose danger for West View wheelchair users

By Bill Zlatos
From her motorized wheelchair, Kathy Lang pleaded with West View council to fix the sidewalks and curb cuts along West View Park Drive. The cracked sidewalks and steep curb cuts force her to ride her wheelchair in the street and boldly ...

Your Norwin News

North Huntingdon man hopes to bring brewery to township

By Tony LaRussa
Alan Quinn always was flattered when family and friends complimented him on the beer he began brewing in his kitchen in the early 1990s. “It was a hobby for me, but people kept telling me things like, ‘You’ve really got something ...

Your Penn Hills News

Closed Penn Hebron Elementary could become new Penn Hills municipal building

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills School District is seeking $500,000 from the municipality for the shuttered Penn Hebron Elementary on Duff Road, after declining a charter school’s request last year to use the building. District officials sent a draft agreement to the municipality in ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

CEO: Apex could drill soon in Penn Township

By Chris Foreman
Apex Energy might have a rig on site ready to drill two unconventional gas wells in Penn Township within a couple of months, the company’s CEO said. Apex could begin surface construction work on an 89-acre property off Walton Road within ...

Your Plum News

Teachers union advises lawyers for colleagues of Plum pair investigated on sex charges

By Karen Zapf
Teachers in Plum may be getting mixed messages from union officials about talking with investigators about teachers accused of having sex with high school students. In separate emails, officials with the Plum Borough Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association ...

Your Sewickley News

Laughlin Center therapist reaches out to Inner Mongolia orphans

By Gary Horvath
Under the cover of night, a mother leaves her newborn in the drop slot of a mailbox-like bin outside of an orphanage. Unable to afford the medical care necessary to help her disabled child, she makes the decision to anonymously ...

Your South Hills News

PennDOT sets lane closures for Route 51 construction

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT construction on Route 51 — Chartiers Avenue and Island Avenue — through McKees Rocks and Stowe will limit traffic to a single lane in evening hours from Friday to April 24. Single-lane alternating traffic will occur nightly between West ...

Your Twin Boros News

Traffic to tighten with closure of Freeport Road lane for crossing Hulton Bridge

By R.A. Monti
Starting Monday, crossing into Oakmont from Harmar will be even rougher than usual. Beginning at 8 a.m., PennDOT will close the turning lane that allows motorists coming from Harmar to cross the Hulton Bridge to Oakmont. According to Steve Cowan, ...