Valley News Dispatch

Alle-Kiski Valley air-conditioning companies' phones ringing steadily amid heat wave

Sue Matviko notices a funny thing about her customers. "People will go a whole day without heat," said Matviko, general manager of Automatic Heating & ...

Home sellers in Lower Burrell thrown by new requirement for camera inspections of sewage lines

Lower Burrell Public Works foreman Scott Johnson said no longer can sewage be "out of sight, out of mind" for city residents and officials. Johnson, council ...

Ford City father now faces trial in son's accidental shooting

A Ford City man slated to get probation for his son's accidental shooting will instead stand trial because an Armstrong County judge says the man ...

Tarentum sells parking lot to sole bidder

A Tarentum business looking to expand was the only bidder for a parcel of borough-owned property. Pitt Specialty Supply submitted the lone bid of $35,000 ...

Cash 5 winner at Harrison donut shop

A winning Cash 5 lottery ticket worth $800,000 was sold at the Donut Connection in Harrison. The ticket, for the July 26 drawing, matched all five ...

State police raid New Kensington club for gambling

Authorities said they uncovered an illegal gambling operation Tuesday in the basement of a Westmoreland County sporting club. Officers from the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of ...

Highlands teacher negotiations continue

A $1,076 gap in annual salary increases per employee separates Highlands School District and its 191 teachers in contract negotiations. That is according to figures from ...

Springdale football team offers encouragement, thank-you gifts to police

Carrie Appollonia was pleased to see members of the Springdale Dynamos varsity football team sharing a light-hearted moment with Springdale Township police Tuesday. Chief Mike Naviglia ...

Freeport seeks grant money to improve trail

Freeport is seeking a state grant to create a dedicated bike lane through town and improve the Butler-Freeport Community Trail entrance in Laneville. The project is ...

Fire destroys Allegheny Township garage

Quads, tools and equipment were among the possessions lost in an Allegheny Township garage fire Tuesday night. The fire in the detached garage at 27 ...

Buffalo Twp. woman marks 100

Assisted Living at Rosebrook is planning a milestone celebration for one of its residents. Stella Kaminski will celebrate her 100th birthday Thursday with a party ...

Inspection requirements delay home sales in Lower Burrell 

Lower Burrell's new sewer inspection requirements provided an unwelcome surprise for residents trying to sell their homes this summer. Nick Tutolo and Joe Gluvna are two ...

Production cut drives deeper loss at ATI

U.S. Steel Corp. expects to turn a profit this year as deep cost-cutting combined with lower imports and higher prices are driving a turnaround at ...

Commissioners OK auto parts store in Harrison Township

An O'Reilly Auto Parts store is coming to Harrison Township. Commissioners Monday night authorized an agreement to place the auto parts store on an empty lot ...

Message of hope touted in walk for addiction recovery

Long-term recovering drug addicts on Saturday said they are living proof that sobriety is attainable even though the heroin epidemic and other drugs are killing ...

Freeport Area class registers top marks on world history Advanced Placement exam

Freeport Area High School 11th-graders scored better than most students nationwide on the world history Advanced Placement exam this year. All 16 Freeport students who took ...

Springdale Council decision on roof contract tabled again

Springdale Council has again delayed awarding a contract to fix the borough building's roof — and a councilman's company is among those seeking the work. ...

Summertime drop in donations hits when demand is highest for blood banks

Summer offers a conundrum for blood banks: demand increases at the same time donations drop. "This is cyclical," said Kristen Lane, a spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh-based ...

Leechburg Area teachers volunteer to make summer food program more than a free lunch

More than 40 children were caught red-handed last week in the Leechburg Area School District cafeteria. These kids eagerly lined up in front of sixth-grade teacher ...


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