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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 ...

West Leechburg mulls shifting school district to Kiski Area

A taxing situation has some West Leechburg officials and residents contemplating leaving the Leechburg Area School District. Council President Tim Grantz said the hope is ...

Police fired on near Lower Burrell home, starting nearly 7-hour standoff

Pam Armbrust woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday in her Lower Burrell house to news that a neighbor had allegedly shot at police on Nanak ...

2-hour Gilpin standoff ends peacefully

A man who told Gilpin officers he was going to commit suicide caused a two-hour standoff Friday, police said. The incident started at about 9:30 p.m. ...

Handful of furloughed Highlands teachers to return

Three Highlands teachers who were laid off in May will be back on the job when school starts. Also, the Highlands School Board recalled a teacher ...

Pa. Supreme Court could decide if fired New Kensington-Arnold teacher gets job back

New Kensington-Arnold School District likely will appeal to a third state court to fight the reinstatement of a fired music teacher, a district official said. Commonwealth ...

ATI replacement worker sues company over treatment during USW lockout

A replacement worker for Allegheny Technologies Inc. during its six-month lockout of union steelworkers is suing the company. The class-action lawsuit, which seeks additional wages for ...

Police: Would-be robbers in North Apollo decide cash drawer contents 'not enough' to take

Police said two men who allegedly tried to rob a North Apollo gas station Thursday night left with only a bottle of Coke after deciding ...

Leechburg Area solicitor tells district it needs firm with more lawyers

The Leechburg Area School District has more work than its lone attorney can handle, district Solicitor Bob Cinpinski told the school board Wednesday. As a result, ...

Harrison seeks funds for blighted buildings

Exactly how many dilapidated buildings Harrison will be able to demolish this year remains uncertain. On Thursday night, commissioners Chairman Bill Poston said he has received ...

Harmar property owners get tax break

Harmar supervisors on Thursday approved two ordinances that will affect township property owners in different ways. Supervisors approved enacting a $10,000 homestead exclusion for owner-occupied houses ...

West Deer supervisors to evaluate water service

Despite reported interest, many West Deer residents won't appear to have access to municipal water anytime soon. Supervisor Gerry Vaerewyck said the township needed to form ...

Springdale Township to open bids for waterline project

The Carson Street waterline project is moving forward. Springdale Township officials are scheduled to open bids July 29 on the $140,000 project. The federal Community Development Block ...

PPG sells flat glass division, ending 'historic' era in Pittsburgh

PPG Industries Inc. ended a more than 130-year run as a flat glass manufacturer Thursday as it agreed to sell that part of its operation ...

Authorities capture Indiana Township man sought for burning his home, property

An Indiana Township man wanted by police for allegedly setting fire to his mobile home and pole barn Wednesday morning has been captured. Richard L. Radovich, ...

'Chemo bags' provide supplies for first-time cancer patients

When Kellie Crowe's mother began chemotherapy for breast cancer, the Vandergrift woman brought three bags of supplies to the first treatment. "My first day, if I ...


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