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Flag-collection effort gains steam around Pittsburgh area

By Bill Zlatos
Wearing plastic gloves, Cindy Skelley reaches into a bin at Northland Public Library and pulls out 38 flags — some dirty, tattered and frayed and some with holes, but all, to many Americans, precious. “A holiday like this puts everything in ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

New Kensington residents furious over road conditions

By Liz Hayes
Irate New Kensington residents berated city council Monday about the condition of their roads, which have been torn up for several months by a waterline replacement project. “For three months we’ve been living with this garbage of a street,” said Edgewood ...

Your Carlynton News

Festival to showcase one-act plays at theater in Carnegie

By Dona S. Dreeland 4:34 p.m.
September is a time for world premieres in Carnegie. During this year’s Pittsburgh New Works Festival, held from Sept. 3 to 27, patrons can view 12 never-before-seen one-act plays at the Carnegie Stage, formerly the Off the Wall Theater, 25 W. ...

Your Cranberry News

Residents offer input on direction of Cranberry

By Bill Vidonic
Avid cyclist Brendan Linton bikes nearly 1,500 miles every year through Cranberry. “The township does a wonderful job” with transportation issues, said Linton, 20, a junior at California University, and he hopes that it continues to focus on ideas affecting cyclists ...

Your FoxChapel News

Roots of Faith dinner offers food, guidance, friendship

By Tawnya Panizzi 4:27 p.m.
It’s more than a free meal. The Neighborhood Table offered at Roots of Faith Ministry Center on Main Street in Sharpsburg is a place to find friends, support and solutions to everyday woes. Conversations at the twice-a-month dinner — barbecue bacon hamburgers ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield woman donates music inspired by WWI ‘doughnut girls’

By Mary Pickels
World War I doughboys — dealing with the hardships of battle — found comfort in the sweet familiarity of a doughnut. Soldiers stationed in France lined up for the fragrant pastries, which were hand-cut and fried by Salvation Army officers who ...

Your Latrobe News

Fulbright award to send Greater Latrobe speech pathologist Brandt to Finland

By Stacey Federoff 4:37 p.m.
Greater Latrobe speech and language pathologist Ann Brandt is one of 49 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for 2015-16. Administrators with the district are not surprised she was chosen. “I’m telling you, ...

Your McKeesport News

Warrant issued for former Munhall borough manager after failing to appear for trial

By Patrick Cloonan 4:43 p.m.
A bench warrant was issued for a former Munhall borough manager who failed to show for a scheduled trial Tuesday morning in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Mathew F. Galla, 45, a former West Mifflin resident who lives in Riverside, …

Your Monroeville News

PPG to conduct annual butterfly count at Monroeville location

By Gideon Bradshaw 5:08 p.m.
A Monroeville manufacturer will hold an event this weekend to help track butterfly populations across the United States and Canada. With the help of attendees, PPG Industries will conduct the annual butterfly count — the only such event this year ...

Your Mon Valley News

Opening arguments set in Rostraver home invasion case

By Renatta Signorini
A Westmoreland County jury and two alternate jurors have been empaneled to hear testimony in a trial for a man accused in a home invasion that injured an elderly Rostraver woman. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning before Judge ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant-area attractions showcased at tourism expo

By A.J. Panian
As a local tourist attraction, West Overton Village and Museums does not exist in an economic vacuum, according to Jessica Kadie-Barclay, managing director of the East Huntingdon-based site. “When West …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville Council continues grass-cutting debate

By Patrick Varine 4:24 p.m.
While Murrysville Council agreed that changes are necessary for the municipality’s grass-cutting ordinance, exactly what changes and how they would be enforced remain a topic of debate. Chief administrator Jim Morrison has said changes to the ordinance are necessary so that ...

Your North Hills News

Head of Ross business group seeks additional members

By Bill Zlatos 4:48 p.m.
Growing up in Dormont, David E. Martin liked to be in charge so much that his older brother Dennis used to hum “Hail to the Chief” when he walked around the house. “I wanted to run stuff,” Martin recalled. Martin, 58, of ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin school board OKs 2-mill tax-rate increase

By Tony LaRussa
Norwin school officials will dig deeper into cash reserves, trim transportation costs and leave three teaching positions at the high school unfilled to cut by half the millage increase that was proposed when the administration began cobbling together the 2015-16 ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills gravestone business owner who swindled mourning families sentenced to jail

By Adam Brandolph 5:49 p.m.
Each time Curtis Eakman writes a check to put toward the court-ordered restitution a judge ordered him to pay Tuesday, Sandra Henderson hopes he thinks of her father. Henderson’s dad, George Henderson III, died in January 2013, and was laid …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn-Trafford summer camps focus on specific topics

By Christina Sheleheda 5:40 p.m.
Penn-Trafford School District students may participate in camps to build upon specific interests this summer. The district is offering four-day STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — camps for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade. The instructors all ...

Your Plum News

New assistant manager to tackle Plum’s planning, zoning ordinances

By Luke Torrance 4:35 p.m.
David Soboslay has worked for and with local governments for more than 22 years and now he’s employed by Plum, the borough he’s called home for 17 years. “The local government here is really impressive,” said Soboslay, who is assistant manager. ...

Your Sewickley News

Triumph church empty no more as 3-year-old parish settles back in Sewickley

By Tom McGee 4:40 p.m.
The former Triumph Baptist Church in Sewickley is filled with the sounds of worship again. Love Fellowship Ministries, a nondenominational church, is using the space for services. The congregation previously used the former Leetsdale United Presbyterian Church building and has been ...

Your South Hills News

Little library adds to learning experience at Pleasant Hills Arboretum

By Dona S. Dreeland
Pleasant Hills Arboretum has its very own Little Free Library. Borough public-works supervisor Denny Kunkel used leftover materials to craft a little building-shaped box aimed at encouraging learning. The library was installed May 15 with about a dozen donated books. “I wanted ...

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont businesses sweat out Hulton Bridge closure

By Mary Ann Thomas
The cream puffs at the Oakmont Bakery couldn’t wait. Neither could the pasta pistachio at Hoffstot’s. Or rather, some loyal customers chose to wait in detour traffic to reach signature Oakmont establishments. For two weeks, thousands of motorists took lengthy detours ...