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Agreement on The Junction in Dormont slow to advance

By Matthew Santoni 9:00 p.m.
A new car dealership in Dormont is nearly complete, but a transit-oriented development that was supposed to follow it could leave a $350,000 hole in …

New Moon commissary, post exchange a hub for military members

By Tory N. Parrish 9:00 p.m.
The new military commissary and post exchange in Moon will be more than just places to buy groceries and uniforms and get haircuts. They will …

Pittsburgh SCORE marks 50 years of helping small businesses bloom

By Melissa Daniels 9:01 p.m.
When Amy McGinley was a teenager, she dreamed of owning her own shop filled with art and jewelry. She envisioned a bright, colorful space with …

McCandless center celebrates nonagenarian residents

By Kyle Lawson 9:00 p.m.
Residents of Cumberland Woods Village who have reached their 90th birthday continue to enjoy each day of living on their own. “I travel, I play …

Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone gets $250K grant to link Etna, trail

By Chasity Capasso 9:00 p.m.
Etna, the Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone and other organizations are partnering to develop riverfront access through the Etna Riverfront Park project. ARTEZ recently was awarded a $250,000 state grant to help connect Etna to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail …

National Society United States Daughters of 1812 re-estalishes Pittsburgh chapter

By Rebecca L. Ferraro 9:00 p.m.
The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 has experienced a revival as a result of the war’s bicentennial, and a Western Pennsylvania chapter has …

Young Achiever: Abby Genter

By Chris Togneri 9:01 p.m.
Age: 17 Residence: Allison Park Family: Parents, Bob and Bonnie Genter; sister, Angie, 13; brothers Luke, 11, and Greg, 19 Noteworthy: Genter recently received her …

Pittsburgh Soaring Club enjoys 50 years of riding clouds

By Jason Cato
A prop plane buzzed above the tree line and pulled a glider into the blue Sunday sky above rural Washington County pastures with grazing cows, …

Fresh from the field: Volunteers nurture organic garden to boost food pantry variety in Monroeville

By Gideon Bradshaw
A community organic garden is wrapping up its most productive harvest yet. The Monroeville Food Garden has generated at least 500 pounds of fresh produce …

Children take the reins at Horses with Hope in Bethel Park

By Chasity Capasso
Horses with Hope moved from the South Park Fairgrounds to a Bethel Park farm in August, and the nonprofit that serves people with special needs …

South Park library guests to be caught up in ‘Halloween Homicide’ fundraiser

By Chasity Capasso
The South Park Community Center will be transformed into Shade Hollow Manor, a 17th-century mansion in the isolated town of Dark Cloud, for an Oct. 11 event. The famed, deceased author Shade Hollow owned the mansion and is rumored to …

Mt. Lebanon consultant says sterilization, culling should go in tandem to control deer population

By Matthew Santoni
Simply sterilizing Mt. Lebanon’s deer population won’t reduce collisions with vehicles unless it’s combined with a program to shoot deer, a consultant told the board of commissioners on Monday. J. Merlin Benner, president of Wellsboro-based Wildlife Specialists LLC, reviewed police …

Mt. Lebanon prepares to strike up the bands

By Matthew Santoni
Construction has made it difficult for members of Mt. Lebanon High School’s Blue Devil Marching Band to get much practice time together, but they’ll put …

Marshall buys farmland for park

By Tory N. Parrish
Marshall’s growth necessitates that the township provide more amenities for more residents, officials said. Those amenities should include more green space, which is why the …

Alternate South Park cell tower site was rejected

By Matthew Santoni
Allegheny County and a developer rejected an alternate site for a proposed 190-foot cell tower in South Park that would have been farther from people’s homes, officials said. County Parks Director Andy Baechle didn’t want to use a tract farther …

Marshall cautious about rezoning

By Tory N. Parrish
Some property owners in Marshall say they can’t sell their mostly vacant, residential property for redevelopment unless the township changes the zoning, an official said. Since spring, Marshall officials have considered implementing a transition zoning overlay district, which would permit …

Young Achiever: Jenna Odom

By Adam Smeltz
Noteworthy: Odom won the Volunteer of the Year Award in June at the 2014 Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar, held at Washington & Jefferson College. …

Events with alcohol help libraries raise funds for extras

By Adam Brandolph
Dan and Emma Frohm hadn’t been inside a library for nearly two decades until they moved to Mt. Lebanon about two years ago. But it …

Mt. Lebanon’s artificial turf plan hits a snag

By Matthew Santoni
Construction on Mt. Lebanon’s controversial $1.05 million project to replace grass playing fields with artificial turf was supposed to start Aug. 1, but work has hit a snag with government regulators and needs a permit related to stormwater runoff. Officials …

New Cinemark in McCandless boasts modern luxuries

By Tory N. Parrish
A new Cinemark theater will have all the amenities expected of modern cinemas when it opens on Friday in McCandless. After a two-year delay, Plano, …

Dormont market to reopen this fall

By Matthew Santoni  and Chasity Capasso
When she was managing People’s Food Mart in Dormont, Melissa Verner never imagined she’d get any payback when she donated food to the needy, delivered …

Wexford I-79 interchange in need of repair

By Tory N. Parrish
The Wexford interchange of Interstate 79 and state Route 910 needs millions of dollars worth of work to improve safety and the flow of traffic in Marshall and Franklin Park, but most of the work would require a boost from …

Young Achiever: Derica Sanchez

By Megha Satyanarayana
Noteworthy: Sanchez was one of two local winners in the George W. Tippins annual Business Plan Competition in May. She will be heading to California …

Dormont man finds hope, raises $10K for mental illness through cross-country walk

By Matthew Santoni
As he trudged across the country from Virginia Beach to San Francisco, Ian Cummins knew he was not alone. The friends who walked across whole …

Half of Allegheny school districts dodge increase in school taxes

By Megan Harris
School property taxes for a median value home will increase by more than $240 in one Allegheny County district, but most increases across the Pittsburgh region are less than $100. Half the school districts in Allegheny County – 23 – …

New Children's South site nearly ready to open doors

By Tory N. Parrish
Children’s South visitors won’t experience an interruption in services when the outpatient center moves this month from Bethel Park to a bigger facility in South …

South Park residents want answers on cell tower

By Matthew Santoni
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Parks Director Andy Baechle likely won’t take up South Park residents’ request to discuss a proposed cell tower in the county park, as the county leaves the matter with township authorities. Last year, the …

Western Pa. soccer clubs enjoy year-round, steady growth

By Doug Gulasy
Pete Breski didn’t begin playing soccer until he was 34, but today there are opportunities for children as young as 4 to learn the sport. …

Moon Area hires architect to guide $26.2M project

By Tory N. Parrish
The Moon Area School Board hired a Lancaster-based architectural firm to oversee about $26.2 million in work at two buildings as part of an elementary school restructuring. MM Architects will provide architectural, engineering and construction management services for a capital …

Mt. Lebanon mulls ‘Pay-as-you-throw’ garbage idea

By Matthew Santoni
A citizens panel says Mt. Lebanon could adopt a “pay-as-you-throw” garbage collection system by 2016, but only if the municipality is able to educate people on its benefits and save money over a flat-fee system. Municipal taxes cover the cost …

Partnership blends students with businesses

By Tory N. Parrish
Today’s high school students need to know more than what’s in books, local teachers believe. They need to be able to identify and apply solutions …

Runners prepare for Pittsburgh’s Great Race by analyzing their form

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Four people wearing socks or barefoot ran in the asphalt parking lot at Chiodo Plaza in Robinson. The method and place were unusual for running. …

Low-cost spay, neuter service Fix ‘ur Cat goes mobile

By Chasity Capasso
Spaying one female cat can prevent 60 births that would add to the millions of unwanted and homeless cats born each year. Fix ’ur Cat …

Effort afoot to transform Peters Lake into destination spot

By Brian Bowling
Built as a reservoir in the 1930s, Peters Lake provides a touch of wilderness in the increasingly urban South Hills. “It just kind of takes …

Young Achiever: Madeleine Wiley

By Tribune-Review
Noteworthy: Wiley won two Community College of Beaver County scholarships, the Robert D. Thompson Jr. Memorial Scholarship, awarded to full-time students with family members in …

LeMoyne art show branches out

By Chasity Capasso
In Madeleine’s Garden at the historic LeMoyne House in Washington, the 21st annual Art in the Garden art show will bring together artists from across …

Charter school planned for former North Catholic building seeks state OK

By Tory N. Parrish
Curtis Kossman sends his daughter, 16, to Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel for $28,300 a year to get support for her dyslexia. His son, 13, also has dyslexia and attends The Gow School, a boarding school near Buffalo, N.Y., …

La Roche upgrades sports complex

By Tory N. Parrish
La Roche College soccer team captain Bryan Weimerskirch doesn’t miss the way the soccer field used to look, or the work it took to make …

Coast Guard officer sets anchor on long career keeping Western Pa. waterways safe

By Karen Kadilak
Todd Talasky said he enjoyed every day of the nearly 37 years he served in the Coast Guard before retiring last week as its most …