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Already social media network CEO, Upper St. Clair senior wired for success

By Natasha Lindstrom
Ananya Cleetus has never been short on good ideas, nor the tenacity it took to execute them. At 14, she designed and computer-tested a lightweight prosthetic leg for low-income people in India with below-knee amputations. At 17, she conceptualized and 3-D ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Despite challenging weather, home sales continue to rise

By Mary Ann Thomas 12:01 a.m.
The split entry, three bedroom home on 1.3 acres in Allegheny Township is nestled in a cozy blanket of snow. This Christmas greeting card of a home should be a shoo-in for a winter sale, but only if the country lane ...

Your Carlynton News

Organizer hopes to widen South Fayette’s Circle of Friends

By David Mayernik Jr.
Helen Cardillo couldn’t help sticking her head under a curtain and into a photo booth to interrupt a group shot. It was that kind of night at South Fayette High School’s annual Circle of Friends Mardi Gras dance Feb. 13. Cardillo, a ...

Your Cranberry News

Hotel anchors Village of Cranberry Woods development plan

By Tom Fontaine
Plans for a 47-acre site in Cranberry are poised to move forward after friction between the property’s former owner and the township stalled development. “Absolutely, we’re very excited about what (the new developers) are planning and that construction could begin this ...

Your FoxChapel News

Workshop to help Etna, Millvale move toward solar energy

By Tawnya Panizzi
A workshop this week in Etna is aimed at helping people overcome the barriers of going solar. The Solarize Etna & Millvale campaign is one of four in Allegheny County under the Solarize Allegheny project, funded by the Heinz Endowments ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield man packs it all up for the bright lights of Hollywood

By Jacob Tierney
A Hempfield man left his home behind in May to take a shot at his filmmaking dreams in the City of Angels. Nate LaSor packed up everything after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and moved cross-country, to Southern ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe woman charged with open lewdness

By Tribune-Review
A Latrobe woman is charged with open lewdness after she allegedly showed her breasts to a girl at The Salvation Army. Pamela Irene Gigliotti, 51, was at a prayer session in January at The Salvation Army in Latrobe with another woman ...

Your McKeesport News

Duquesne Elementary School students join the ranks of junior constables

By Patrick Cloonan
Nine Duquesne Elementary School students have new responsibilities after being sworn in as junior constables in a Friday ceremony. “It’s fun,” fifth-grader Desiree Gray said. “And it’s nice to help out the little kids,” sixth-grader Victoria Yenchik said. “I like helping others,” sixth-grader ...

Your Monroeville News

New Monroeville Mall policy aims to tame teen shoppers

By Gideon Bradshaw
A new reality came to the Monroeville Mall on Friday as a police officer and security guard stopped young-looking shoppers and asked for their IDs as they entered the mall. Quentin Milliones, 21, of Penn Hills watched as two teens were ...

Your Mon Valley News

Mon Valley Y helps youngsters get F.I.T.

By Chris Buckley
The Mon Valley YMCA offers a variety of services for members of all ages. But Executive Director Jeff Vitale acknowledged that beyond preschool children, there was a gap in their programming for school age children. The minimum age for use of the ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant names Citizen of the Year

By A.J. Panian
A cracked and calloused pair of work-weathered hands serve as all the proof necessary regarding Maynard L. Brubacher’s ceaseless drive to give. Throughout the years, Brubacher’s reputation for volunteer service …

Your Murrysville News

Greensburg pair jailed in convenience store robbery

By Bob Stiles
A Greensburg man and woman were arraigned Saturday on charges they robbed a Murrysville convenience store after police said they traced them when the woman tried to cash in a lottery ticket stolen in the holdup. Raymond A. Montesa, 52, and ...

Your North Hills News

North Allegheny, teachers OK early bird contract

By Tribune-Review
The North Allegheny School District and its teachers’ union reached a new contract in what is being called “an early bird settlement,” the district said. The school board’s nine members unanimously approved a five-year contract Wednesday night with the North Allegheny ...

Your Norwin News

Court in the Classroom program provides insight for Norwin High School students

By Rich Cholodofsky
Attorney Robert Marino strode to the podium Wednesday morning and argued to Westmoreland County Judge David Regoli why his client, a road resurfacing company, should be dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2012. Behind Marino sat more than 200 ...

Your Penn Hills News

Charter school finds resistance from Penn Hills School District on expansion plans

By Kelsey Shea
Tension between officials of the Penn Hills School District and a local charter school has increased in intensity, as the two entities discuss Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship’s request to expand to a second building. Supporters of Imagine made ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Woman charged for holding teen drinking party after video found at Penn-Trafford

By Paul Peirce
A video confiscated at Penn-Trafford High School by a resource officer resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old woman Thursday for holding an underage drinking party in her home this month. Linda Swope was charged with corruption of minors, furnishing alcohol ...

Your Plum News

Arrests of Plum teachers prompt tight-lipped reaction

By Karen Zapf
Some students say the atmosphere inside Plum High School remains tense and tight-lipped ever since the arrest of two teachers accused of having sex with students. “It has been very tense,” said Max Barone, 17, a senior. “Teachers have been uptight ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley painter turns hobby into successful career

By Kellie B. Gormly
Artist Claire Hardy may be a southern California native, but you would never know it based on her oil paintings depicting Pittsburgh’s industrial past. Hardy, a Sewickley artist who paints mostly still-life images, moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 from New Mexico, ...

Your South Hills News

Pleasant Hills Middle school celebrates 50 years with nod to past

By Dona S. Dreeland
The lessons at Pleasant Hills Middle School this year will focus prominently on 1965 - the year the school was dedicated. Teachers planned it that way to honor the school’s 50th anniversary on March 13. Math teacher Kevin Gennaula and his ...

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont hit-run probed

By Chuck Biedka
Oakmont police are investigating a Friday afternoon hit-and-run that injured a nursing aide in the parking lot of a Hulton Road nursing home. The woman was identified by a Presbyterian SeniorCare spokeswoman as from the Tarentum area, in her 40s and ...