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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 ...

Parents, students fight for Moon Area child development course

By Tory N. Parrish
A Moon Area School District proposal to eliminate a child development class led to bickering and finger-pointing at a school board meeting Monday. An angry group of parents and high school students filled the board room to voice objections to a ...

Bethel Park breaking ground on new fire station

By Matthew Santoni
A ceremonial groundbreaking is planned Saturday for Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company’s $8.2 million station, which is aimed at providing room for current needs and ...

Relief ahead for McKnight Road users

By Bill Zlatos
Motorists on McKnight Road in Ross could spend less time stuck in traffic, starting next year. PennDOT plans to install a $900,000 adaptive traffic signal system ...

Mt. Lebanon rejects bids to renovate high school rifle range

By Matthew Santoni
Mt. Lebanon School District won’t renovate or reopen the high school’s rifle range after the board dropped bids Monday for what could have been a $700,000-plus project. The school board chose years ago not to include the rifle range, which is ...

Young Achiever: Troy Ferguson

By Aaron Aupperlee
Noteworthy: Troy landed the lead role of Shrek in West Mifflin Area High School’s production of “Shrek the Musical,” which opens on March 20. Troy ...

Scouts’ Oakdale log cabin to get ‘major’ rebuild

By Karen Kadilak
A log cabin where a Boy Scout troop has met since the early 1930s will be dismantled, restored piece by piece and rebuilt at its ...

Dormont to hold public hearing on revised zoning codes

By Matthew Santoni
New zoning regulations could draw the curtains on some of Dormont’s most prolific businesses, if passed by council next month. Part of Dormont’s revised zoning code, ...

Help on way for bogged-down Moon Area guidance counselors

By Tory N. Parrish
Today’s school guidance counselors need to be able to multitask. They are expected to help students with class scheduling, scholarship searches, college applications, career planning, Advanced Placement preparation and portfolios for colleges. In addition, they are tasked with addressing students’ social ...

Part of Moon Area school will retain name of slain principal

By Tory N. Parrish
The Moon Area School Board, which planned to remove the name of a slain educator from a district school when it is converted to a learning center, intends to keep his name associated with the building in some way, officials ...

George Washington Elementary renovations likely to start before end of school year

By Eric Eisert
Students at George Washington Elementary School in Bethel Park may see the first signs of a renovation project before the school year is over. The Bethel Park School Board is scheduled to vote next week on upgrades to the school that ...

Community fish fry notices sought

By Tribune-Review
Churches and organizations planning to hold fish fry events through Lent may send details to announcements@tribweb.com. Items will be listed in the Things to Do column of Thursday’s Neighborhoods section. ...

Bethel Park OKs senior citizen complex

By Eric Eisert
Senior citizens could get new housing options next year in Bethel Park. Bethel Park Retirement Living Properties L.P. received unanimous approval from council on Monday ...

$661K low bid for shooting range renovation stings Mt. Lebanon rifle team

By Matthew Santoni
The Mt. Lebanon High School rifle team got bad news this week: the lowest bids for renovating their shooting range were more than $661,000, about 50 percent higher than anticipated. With prices for the work too expensive to suit the school ...

Western Pa. couples share secrets to long-lasting love

By Dona S. Dreeland
The Denglers and the Happes set the long-lasting rhythm of their relationships as many couples did: on a dance floor. About 27 years ago, Marguerite and ...

Mt. Lebanon science wing connector complete

By Matthew Santoni
Mt. Lebanon High School students no longer need to brave the cold to walk from one wing of the school to another, and a new Center Court is scheduled to open next month. Project Manager Tom Berkebile told the school board ...

Moon Area’s asbestos removal schedule stirs ire

By Tory N. Parrish
Moon Area School District’s plan to complete asbestos removal at two schools during spring break is rushed and could be a potential health risk to students and staff, some parents said Monday during a sometimes contentious school board meeting. “Even in ...

Possible renaming of Moon Area’s Hyde Elementary being met by ‘uproar’

By Tory N. Parrish
Fern Hollow Elementary School Principal Richard Hyde and his wife, Donna, were brutally slain in Moon in December 1977, leaving their two young daughters without ...

North Hills instructor’s energetic advice takes traditional Jazzercise class to whole new level

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Two dozen females, ages 10 to 72, lunged, pushed and lifted weights for an hour last month as hip-hop tunes pulsed through the basement room ...

Young Achiever: Stephanie Ebbert

By Tribune-Review
Age: 16 Residence: Franklin Park Family: Parents, Steve and Marcia; brother, Christopher, 18 Noteworthy: Ebbert was one of 100 high school students nationwide ...

Carnegie library spotlights Civil War Room

By Bobby Kerlik
The Civil War Room of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie is a life-size time capsule for history buffs complete with ...

Pittburgh Botanic Garden benefactors’ generosity making an impact

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
When George and Ada Davidson of Edgeworth took a tour of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden last year, they met two couples. One was from Canada and ...

Bethel Park students hear firsthand account of Holocaust

By Matthew Santoni
When Hitler came to power and his Nazi Party started urging Germans not to patronize Jewish businesses, Fritz Ottenheimer’s father took the shirts and ties ...

Court could intervene in Moon Area dispute

By Tory N. Parrish
Moon Area School District is “close to the finish line” on addressing its money tiff with a transportation authority that it alleges is improperly amassing money from the district, an official said. The response could include a court fight, school ...

South Hills Village gains tenant

By Matthew Santoni
A California-based restaurant chain could be the latest addition to South Hills Village if Upper St. Clair officials agree to development plans there next month. South Hills Village Associates LP has proposed a stand-alone restaurant to be built in the mall’s ...

Young Achiever: Eric Meister

By Bill Zlatos
Noteworthy: Meister has been chosen to play the bass in the 2015 National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Honors Orchestra during the national organization’s eastern ...

Digital Age reboots foreign language instruction in Western Pa. schools

By Adam Brandolph
Keystone Oaks Spanish teacher Michele Lowers remembers when technology in her high school classroom meant an overhead projector and film strips. Twenty-three years later, it ...

Dormont to ease parking crunch once auto dealer vacates lot

By Matthew Santoni
Dormont will add more public parking to the edge of its West Liberty Avenue business district next month when Cochran Automotive’s dealerships vacate a lot they had been renting from the borough. Cochran has been renting the lot between Biltmore Avenue ...

Bethel Art Guild tweaks name to eliminate ‘old bag’ stigma

By Chasity Capasso
The Bethel Art Guild took on a new name after some members decided they didn’t like what the decades-old organization’s acronym spelled out. “The decision to change our name is actually a funny story,” said Shirley Williams, who produces the ...

Wilkinsburg Black History Month dinner to benefit young entrepreneurs

By Chasity Capasso
A Wilkinsburg public relations and marketing firm plans to honor 17 Pittsburgh area leaders during a Black History Month event. Classic Events’ fourth Black History ...

Moon Area hires security company for second consultation

By Tory N. Parrish
Moon Area School District will spend almost $20,000 for a security consultation with a company that provided an assessment last year for about $37,000. At its meeting Monday, the school board voted 8-1, with Jerry Testa in the minority, to approve ...

Findlay manager Gary Klingman to retire after 26 years

By Tory N. Parrish
Gary Klingman has bucked national statistics — several times over. He has been the manager of Findlay for 26 years, unusual considering that the national average ...

South Park middle school project will require student relocation

By Matthew Santoni
The South Park School District announced a $20.1 million renovation and expansion of the district’s middle school starting next summer, which temporarily will relocate the ...

Gallery: Western Pa. Catholic schools celebrate with events, community service

By Tribune-Review
Art shows, community service projects, athletics and family events are being held this week in Catholic schools across Western Pennsylvania, as they mark the annual ...

Young achiever: Dakota Palmer

By Adam Smeltz
Noteworthy: Dakota contributed one of 12 original drawings chosen to appear in the state  Office of Attorney  General’s 2015 Drug-Free Calendar. Her green-and-black depiction of ...

Paralympic club steps up its adaptive workouts for rowers

By Karen Kadilak
With more indoor workouts available, members of the Paralympic Sport Club Three Rivers expect to be fitter when they return to outdoor rowing and paddling ...

Montour could consider naming school after graduate, actor Michael Keaton

By Tory N. Parrish
Michael Keaton paid homage to his old neighborhood in Robinson in his Golden Globes Award acceptance speech, so his old school district should return the ...

Businesses in McKees Rocks struggle amid $39M revamp of West Carson

By Tory N. Parrish
A Sunoco in McKees Rocks used to bustle each morning as commuters stopped for gas, coffee and snacks on their way to work, the owner ...

Job growth in Upper St. Clair area prompts need for housing

By Matthew Santoni
Upper St. Clair’s first new apartment complex in 30 years will open the first of nine buildings next month, with the rest scheduled to open ...