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Remember When: Hospital patients report; Springdale fire

Submitted by Carol Greiner of Tarentum
This photo, taken Feb. 15, 1953, shows the first officers of the Tarentum Eagles Auxiliary. The first president and founder of the auxiliary, Doris Sober DiCaro, is third from the right in the front row. Submitted by Carol Greiner of Tarentum

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'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

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100 years ago

Citizens hospital issues report on patient status

Citizen's General Hospital reports that William Frampton, who was operated on for appendicitis, is doing very well; H. E. Shaffer, who is confined with rheumatism, is much better; William Lunney had a finger amputated and will be out in a few days.

75 years ago

Fire at Springdale Bard's extinguished quickly

Springdale firemen were called out when a small blaze was discovered in Bard's store, 810 Pittsburgh St., Springdale. Firemen soon extinguished the flames which were the result of a burning motor in an electric refrigerator.

50 years ago

L.B. City Council improves pedestrian safety

Lower Burrell City Council took .three steps toward pedestrian safety in the city. The proposals are: A city-constructed sidewalk along the full length of Leechburg Road; a cinder walking path up Puckety Church Road to Burrell Joint Junior High School; and an order that all new developers install their own sidewalks.

25 years ago

Devereaux Chevrolet celebrates 65 years; business started in 1923

Devereaux Chevrolet, Freeport, is celebrating its 65th birthday, making it the oldest new-car dealer in the Alle-Kiski Valley. T.E. Devereaux established Devereaux Motor Sales in 1923 on High Street in Freeport.

15 years ago

Markle Fire Department buys new fire truck

Markle Volunteer Fire Department bought new equipment for the first time in 25 years ­— a new fire truck. Allegheny Township's other fire department, Fire Company No. 1, also might get a new truck this year.

10 years ago

Belmont Complex fire destroys 1 building

An early-morning fire at the Belmont Complex in East Franklin destroyed the former Nutrition Inc. building and pool-house facilities. It also destroyed the Kittanning High School hockey team's new locker room. However, much of the hockey players' equipment was salvageable, and the arena itself was not seriously threatened.

Five years ago

Home Expo to be at Mills

This is the first year Pittsburgh Mills mall in Frazer has hosted the Strongland Chamber of Commerce Home Expo. It attracted about 150 vendors. Last year's event drew more than 7,000 people — but this year's topped that in a single day.

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