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Carnegie church brightens Christmas with free meals

By Dona Dreeland
Joyce and David Corkery on Christmas Day will help cook for dozens of people, delivering meals and cheer to people who are alone through an ...

Bridgeville council OKs sewage rate increase

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville residents will pay more for sewage costs and trash collection in 2015. Council approved hiking the cost to residents for those services on Dec. 8, though the property-tax rate will remain the same. This will be the second year the borough ...

Crafton Elementary teacher earns straight A’s from staff

By Alex Felser
Jim Nagorski was told to be at the Crafton Elementary School auditorium at about 2 p.m. for an assembly with an artist on Dec. 5. ...

Carnegie man involved in police chase sues Pittsburgh, Homestead

By Michael Hasch
A Carnegie man who was acquitted of charges filed after his mother was shot during a police chase is suing the city of Pittsburgh, Homestead and the police officers from both communities who were involved. Attorneys for Donald Burris Jr., 33, ...

For Crafton Elementary school students, loom business is booming

By Alex Felser
Crafton Elementary School has two young entrepreneurs with customers lining up at lunch with money in hand. But rather than purchasing food, they are waiting to ...

Morning radio show displays ‘ugly’ sweaters at Collier business

By David Mayernik Jr.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers punter Josh Miller may have discovered a new addition to his wardrobe at the Pittsburgh Bottleshop Cafe in Collier Town Square. As co-host ...

Couple celebrates 61st anniversary on Christmas Eve

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Marianne (Merchant) and Frank Palombi of Cubbage Hill will celebrate 61 marvelous years on Dec. 24. Marianne and Frank are the parents of Frank Jr. (Christina), Roberta (Mark) Dupudja and Tony. They also have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren (with ...

Plenty of choices to ring in 2015

By Tribune-Review
Local residents can start the new year with variety of entertaining choices in the area: • Bishop Canevin High School, 2700 Morange Drive, is holding its “8,000” New Year’s Eve Bash & Bingo, beginning at 6 p.m. The $99.95 ...

1904 grade separation plan provides insight into community

By Tribune-Review
In my recent column regarding the rail-fans meeting at the Bridgeville History Center, I reported that Doug Mahrer had introduced two interesting topics that were new to me — the 1904 Grade Separation Proposal and C. P. Mayer’s plan to ...

Bridge work to cause early morning traffic stoppages on Parkway West off-ramp in Carnegie

By Tribune-Review
There will be brief traffic stoppages – 8 minutes or less – on the westbound Parkway West off-ramp to Carnegie during the early morning hours Wednesday, PennDOT announced Tuesday afternoon. Crews will stop traffic “as needed” between 1 a.m. and 6 ...

Holiday tree offers sobering message to Chartiers Valley High School students

By Alex Felser
The decorated tree outside Charters Valley High School is not the one most are used to this time of year. Although it is festively decorated, every ...

Bob’s Diner owner buys Carnegie location

By Alex Felser
Bob’s Diner Enterprises Inc. has purchased the property of its Carnegie location that opened in 2011 and plans to add outside seating this spring. The diner, located at 211 Mansfield Blvd, was bought for $250,000 as part of a lease-to-own option ...

Memoir-writing course set for seniors at Scott library

By Dona S. Dreeland
Local senior citizens are invited to do a little time travel this month at Scott Township Public Library. A memoir-writing workshop on Dec. 22 will encourage participants to capture snippets of their past. The activity is part of an event ...

Carnegie elementary faculty credits programs with higher state scores

By Dona S. Dreeland
Two after-school programs have helped some Carnegie Elementary School students improve grades, and school officials say, the school’s state test scores. The Beverly Jewel Wall ...

South Fayette administrator awarded for technology curriculum

By Alex Felser
A South Fayette School District administrator has been honored for promoting innovative learning. Aileen Owens, director of technology and innovation, received the Administrator Trailblazer award last ...

Discussion delves into early frontier life in Bridgeville region

By John Oyler
The November program for the Bridgeville Area Historical Society was an interesting discussion of “Frontier Settlements and Forts” by Mark Tomazin, an enthusiastic amateur historian and past president of the Washington County Historical Society. He began with an overview of the ...

Production company in Carnegie adds different spin to ‘Christmas Carol’

By Charlotte Smith
“A Medieval Christmas Carol,” to be performed by Stage & Steel Productions, is a retelling of the timeless classic “The Christmas Carol.” King Scrooge and the Three Ghosts of Yuletide are set in a fantasy medieval period. Stage & Steel ...

Rare honor prepared for 102-year-old Eagle Scout from Scott

By Bill Vidonic
Bernard Russell Queneau has a simple message for any Boy Scout or Eagle Scout: “Do a great job, do your best, keep active and help ...

Chartiers Valley students visit alumni Peduto

By Alex Felser
A group of 19 Chartiers Valley High School students had a chance to meet and talk with one of the school district’s most well-known alumni ...

Boyce Road expected to reopen soon in South Fayette

By Matthew Santoni
Pennsylvania American Water is planning to reopen Boyce Road in South Fayette early next week, restoring a roadway for thousands of drivers and a major ...

Chartiers Valley students visit alumnus Peduto

By Alex Felser
A group of 19 Chartiers Valley High School students had a chance to meet and talk with one of the school district’s most well-known graduates ...

Longtime bookstore closes doors in Bridgeville

By Dona S. Dreeland
The used book store on Washington Avenue staffed by Friends of Bridgeville Public Library members has closed. The group lost its lease last month, said Pauline Bongartz, Friends’ president and store manager. Business hours at the store were limited to late mornings ...

Collier to try salt brine for winter roads

By Alex Felser
With road salt prices continuing to rise, Collier crews are trying out a new method to keep roads clear to drive on this winter. The township recently invested in salt-brine equipment to coat roads in anticipation of winter storms in the ...

Shakespeare meets Snooki in Carlynton play

By David Mayernik Jr.
When Natalie Thomas, 17, a senior at Carlynton Junior-Senior High School, heard the winter play would be “Midsummer/Jersey” — an update of William Shakespeare’s “A ...

GetGo gets official approval to build in Carnegie

By Alex Felser
After more than a year of discussion, construction of the GetGo at Lydia and Chestnut streets in Carnegie was approved. Carnegie officials entered into a developer’s agreement with Giant Eagle Inc. at the borough’s workshop meeting on Monday. Budget talk The ...

Open house events scheduled for St. Martin’s Closet in Carnegie

By Dona Dreeland
Every third Sunday of the month, an open house is held at St. Martin’s Closet where free infant to adult clothing, some toys and household items are available. The event follows the church service at St. Peter & St. Paul ...

South Fayette superintendent visits White House for summit

By Alex Felser
South Fayette Superintendent Bille Rondinelli made a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the White House in recognition of the district’s efforts in digital learning. Rondinelli was one of 100 school leaders across the country invited to the nation capital to participate in the ...

Carnegie bridge complete a week early

By Alex Felser
Six months and $1.2 million later, Chartiers Creek Bridge No. 6 is reopened to traffic, and one week earlier than expected. The bridge, which connects Carothers ...

Oyler: Rail-fans take ride through history in presentation

By Tribune-Review
I spent an enjoyable evening recently with a group of folks interested in railroads, or rail-fans, at the Bridgeville History Center. The event was hosted by Larry and Karen Godwin, on behalf of the Bridgeville Area Historical Society. It featured ...

Around Town: New stores open in Bridgeville, Carnegie

By Charlotte Smith
New businesses open in time for the holidays ... • Rachel Klein Szymanski has opened Blue Lotus Salon & Spa at 532 Station St., Bridgeville. The facility offers haircuts, coloring, extensions, nail services, waxing, facials and massages. Hours are ...

Scott resident celebrates 75th birthday

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Len Iorio of Scott Township will celebrate his 75th birthday tomorrow. Len and his wife Cathy are the parents of Lenny (Dawn Kowalo) of Heidelberg and Mike Iorio of Dormont. They also have four grandchildren: Matt, Elizabeth, Alaina and Anthony. ...

Carnegie boy with rare gene mutation enjoys 1st Penguins game

By Jason Mackey
Three-year-old Hunter Kramer reached an important milestone for any kid Friday: He attended his first hockey game when the Penguins played the Hurricanes at Consol ...

Carnegie, businesses team up for holiday celebration

By Dona S. Dreeland
Carnegie’s children always were Carol Covi’s favorite people. No matter the season, the late councilwoman and children’s program coordinator, brought smiles to faces, young and old. ...

Scott students embrace spirit of Thanksgiving with donation

By David Mayernik Jr.
There was a lot to be thankful for inside SS. Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Church in Scott last Thursday morning. As part of a Thanksgiving ...

Carnegie boy gets to be mayor for a day

By Alex Felser
After school, Joseph Mollica can usually be found at Carnegie playground or watching “Storm Chasers” on Discovery Channel if it’s too cold outside. But on Dec. ...

Carnegie-Collier Rotary organizes purchase of surgical gowns

By Dona S. Dreeland
Doctors in Niger will be protected by surgical gowns recently acquired with help from the Carnegie-Collier Rotary. The local Rotarians initially pledged $500 for surgical gowns ...

Longtime Heidelberg manager leaving post, council begins search

By Alex Felser
For the first time in nine years, Heidelberg is in need of a new borough manager. Joe Kauer, manager since 2005, informed council on Nov. 11 that he had accepted a similar position in Ambridge beginning Dec. 1. Council will ...

Bridgeville outreach center seeking new quarters

By Dona S. Dreeland
The Community Outreach Center has outgrown its space in Bridgeville in just three years. For Pauline Donnelly and Lori Snatchko, the center’s co-directors, its growth is ...