Valley News Dispatch

Valley Points Family YMCA program takes proactive approach to diabetes

Linda Hess learned to swim at the Valley Points Family YMCA in New Kensington when she was 3 years old. Now 68, Hess attends the ...

Food, rides, part of annual festival for Lower Burrell church fundraiser

The red-and-white striped tents — and food galore — are back for the St. Margaret Mary Festival in Lower Burrell. The bazaar continues on Saturday from ...

Tips lead police to Tarentum bank robbery suspect

After allegedly robbing a bank in Tarentum, Cory Stephen Lambing took a bus to Harmar, bought McDonald's food, a cellphone charger, doughnuts and Gatorade. Then ...

Cheaper gas prices mean more, farther road trips for Western Pennsylvania vacationers

For the Memorial Day weekend, nearly 90 percent of Americans traveling did so by driving to their holiday getaway. But thanks to low gas prices, ...

New Ken-Arnold finalizes budget of $37.4M

The New Kensington-Arnold School Board finalized next school year's budget, but how many teachers the district will employ remains up in the air. Board members and ...

Leechburg Area School District to increase taxes

Property taxes in Leechburg Area School District for the coming school year are increasing between about 4 percent and 6 percent, depending on which county ...

Harrison to update sign ordinance

Harrison is getting set to revamp its sign ordinances. Township commissioners Monday night will discuss a series of proposals designed by the planning commission and Solicitor ...

New Kensington man arrested in chase

Police have arrested a New Kensington man wanted in connection with a high-speed chase through Arnold in April. Sequorri Smith, 19, is charged with fleeing from ...

Springdale firefighter awarded for heroism; Plum firemen, police honored

Volunteer firefighter Kris Bendinelli knew what he was walking into answering a fire call at the Springdale Manor high-rise in April. But he wasn't prepared ...

Leechburg Area director hopes for investigation's end

A Leechburg Area School Board member said she "is hopeful" the investigation into two administrators will end in a few weeks. Board member Megan Hamm made ...

Tarentum church, partners to raise money for mission work at fair, festival

Residents will have a chance to learn about a dozen local and regional charities at the Central Presbyterian Church Mission Fair and Strawberry Festival on ...

New Kensington murder hearing postponed

Daquane Faulk left the New Kensington district judge's office Wednesday amid profanity-laced shouting and without having a preliminary hearing on charges he killed a man ...

Highlands School District votes to shuffle administration, seek new high school principal

The administrative structure for Highlands School District is getting a major revamping. On Monday night, the school board approved moving current administrators around and hiring a ...

Forecast is for heavy rain, possible flooding after midnight

Western Pennsylvania can expect periods of heavy rainfall early Thursday morning, according to Lee Hendricks, National Weather Service meteorologist. The immediate Pittsburgh area can expect ...

Springdale water upgrades estimated to cost $5.3M

Springdale's engineering firm is recommending an estimated $5.3 million in improvements to the borough's water treatment plant and distribution system. Debt service for the project could ...

Burrell school board raises property taxes nearly 3 percent

Home and property owners in the Burrell School District will be paying nearly 3 percent more in real estate taxes next school year. The school board ...

Deer Lakes budget for 2016-17 holds line on taxes

Real estate taxes will remain the same in the Deer Lakes School District for the coming school year. The school board Tuesday night gave final approval ...

Judge orders Lower Burrell man to seek mental counseling for threatening officials

If he wants to stay of out of jail, a Lower Burrell man must seek mental health counseling immediately. Jeffrey Monteleone, 47, appeared before ...

Retired Lower Burrell police chief 'tough, fair'

When John Resetar was sworn in as Lower Burrell's first police chief on Aug. 1,1960, there was no 911 phone system or even police radio. ...


Valley News Dispatch Obituaries