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Renovations won’t take away Carnegie library’s historic character

By Alex Felser
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall is getting an upgrade. Built in 1901, the building is in the midst of a $400,000 renovation to ...

Carnegie to hold Public Safety Day

By Alex Felser 7:33 p.m.
Carnegie area residents can learn more about how to stay safe during a program set for Saturday at the municipal building. The borough is hosting a Public Safety Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot ...

Scott church set for Lebanese festival

By Alex Felser 7:34 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Lebanese Festival returns this weekend offering traditional food, dance and entertainment. The event, organized by Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church, begins Friday and will last until Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the church’s upcoming expansion project, said Nick ...

Bridgeville VFD plans comedy show benefit

By Alex Felser
The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department is inviting people out for a night of food and laughter for a good cause. The fire department for the first time is hosting a comedy show fundraiser on Sept. 12 in the Chartiers Room at ...

Officials offer tips to Scott residents after coyote sightings

By Alex Felser
Recent coyote sightings in Scott have worried some residents, but officials say there is no need to panic if one is spotted. Scott police posted a community advisory to their Facebook page on Aug. 29 informing residents of coyotes in the ...

Building supply company to construct new facility in Scott

By Alex Felser
Scott officials have granted the remaining approvals needed for a local building supply company to begin work on a new headquarters in the township. Commissioners approved Chartiers Enterprises’ consolidation plan and granted preliminary and final land development approvals. The company, better ...

Heidelberg section of Route 50 parking could get time limit

By Alex Felser
Heidelberg Council members plan to limit the amount of time motorists can park on a portion of Route 50. Borough officials are advertising an ordinance that ...

Green Tree Farmers Market hosts culinary competition

By David Mayernik Jr.
Josyl Radix had her sights set on a career of healing minds. But she decided to focus on nurturing stomachs. “I wanted to be a psychologist ...

Around Town: Bridgeville billiards hall gets fresh look for leagues

By Charlotte Smith
Joseph Busche is the new owner of South Hills Golden Cue Billiards, 621 McLaughlin Road in Bridgeville. He also is a science teacher at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. The hall has been renovated, and several new billiard tables ...

Oyler: Newspaper articles describe early days of Woodville hospital

By John Oyler 6:23 p.m.
Included in a large package of historical documents I received from Jim Fry this summer is a series of six articles from the Carnegie Signal Item in January and February 1939 discussing the Allegheny County Institution District Hospital at Woodville.  The ...

Birthday, anniversary wishes go out to many this week

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Happy birthday to Joseph B. Magliocca of Cecil, who celebrates his 80th on Sept. 6. He grew up in Cubbage Hill and lived many years on Thoms Run Road. Joe and his wife Beverly have been married for almost 58 ...

Family says 90-year-old was proud to be a Chartiers Valley grad

By Alex Felser
When Albert Kaupinis learned this summer that he would become a graduate of Chartiers Valley 70 years after attending his last class he began to ...

Former Heidelberg councilman’s election lawsuit dismissed

By Alex Felser
A district judge has dismissed a former Heidelberg councilman’s lawsuit alleging two people falsely described his stance on Section 8 housing to voters on their way to the polls. Raymond Losego filed a lawsuit last September against Albert P. Kosol and ...

W.Pa. girls participate in GirlGov program

By Charlotte Smith
South Fayette High School students Kristen Davis, Sarah Deutsch and Hope Hardman; Chartiers Valley’s Payton Ferris, Olivia Fortune and Kaylee Gross; and Carlynton’s Molly Kozy spent four days in Harrisburg in June learning about civics, women’s history and social justice. ...

Oyler: Classmates consider Baldwin Street the Main Street of Bridgeville in 1940s

By John Oyler
For several decades, my high school classmates who grew up on Baldwin Street — Florene Cherry Joyce, Ray Fagan, John Rosa and Don Toney — have attempted to convince me that their neighborhood was the true “Main Street” in Bridgeville ...

New pipes to reduce runoff in Carnegie

By Alex Felser
In an effort to prevent future flooding, Carnegie is finishing a piping project that comes after mass flooding last year. The project will fix runoff issues ...

Town Talk: Collier couple to celebrate 65th anniversary

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Irma and Arvin Sorge of Collier will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 28, 2015. Irma and Arvin are blessed to count many ...

Around Town: First Baptist Church of Bridgeville marks 112 years

By Charlotte Smith
First Baptist Church of Bridgeville was organized in 1903, when members met in homes for prayer services. When the group became too large, it moved ...

Oyler: Family vacation provides wonderful experience in the High Sierras

By John Oyler
My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful family vacation in California in the High Sierras, on Donner Lake. The use of the word wonderful when referring to a family vacation is redundant; being with our family is ...

Ukrainian club in Carnegie hosts benefit for local Pipes and Drums

By David Mayernik Jr.
Larry Jones, a Pittsburgh paramedic for the past 35 years, is thankful the number of notes on the bagpipes doesn’t quite reach double digits. ...

Discount grocery in Scott gets warm reception

By Alex Felser
Bargain-hunters lined up outside Aldi in Scott Aug. 19 patiently awaiting the opening of the area’s only discount grocery store. The former Bottom Dollar Food store ...

South Fayette seek public input about plans for community center

By Alex Felser
South Fayette officials are seeking feedback on recently released preliminary plans for the township’s new $7.5 million community center. Residents got their first look at the designs from WTW Architects in Pittsburgh at an Aug. 10 forum. The full presentation and ...

Collier police’s Facebook appeal yields arrest in theft case

By Alex Felser
A Facebook post from the Collier Police Department helped put a suspect in a series of burglaries behind bars. Matthew Bertges, 18, of Carnegie was arrested on an unrelated warrant Aug. 17 before confessing to 40 thefts from vehicles, two auto ...

Carnegie's Off the Wall Theater changes name

By Alex Felser
Off the Wall Theater in Carnegie will wear a new name for its fall lineup. The studio purchased in 2012 by Hans Gruenert and Virginia Wall Gruenert is now called Carnegie Stage. “In honor of the town being so supportive of (our ...

South Fayette seeks to join South Hills Area Council of Governments

By Alex Felser
South Fayette commissioners will seek membership in the South Hills Area Council of Governments. The township is a member of the Char-West Council of Governments, but this month agreed to seek admittance in SHACOG prior to the expiration of its ...

Town Talk: Carnegie resident to celebrate 95th birthday

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Happy 95th birthday to Sara (Schulte) Opaska of Carnegie, who celebrates Aug. 21. Sara and her late husband Charles, who died in 1999, were the parents of Dan (Cathe) Opaska and Nancy Trybus. Sara, also known as Bub or Bubby, ...

Around Town: Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian to celebrate 185th year

By Charlotte Smith
Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 31 Warriors Road in Green Tree, is celebrating its 185th year in existence with a festive dinner on Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at Rockefeller’s Restaurant in Kennedy. A historical commemorative book to celebrate the anniversary is ...

Oyler: Finding a painter leads to accurate view of Northwest Pennsylvania

By John Oyler
We are looking for someone to paint the outside of our cottage at Conneaut Lake. Zatsick’s Golden Dawn Super Market in Conneaut Lake has a bulletin board covered with business cards and small advertising fliers attached by push pins, a good ...

Districts welcome students back next week

By Staff Reports
Local school districts are getting ready for the first day of classes with new programs and staff. Carlynton The district plans to launch a ...

Traffic flow on Route 50 in South Fayette to shift

By Alex Felser
Starting at 7 a.m. Monday all traffic on Route 50 in South Fayette will be shifted to the westbound lanes. Temporary barriers will be installed between single 11-foot lanes of traffic in each direction as crews begin work In the eastbound ...

Parking rules for Bridgeville street’s cleaning irks residents

By Alex Felser
Residents of Baldwin Street in Bridgeville filled the borough’s latest council meeting to capacity and spoke out about parking problems on their street. The main ...

South Fayette development needs new zoning classification

By Alex Felser
South Fayette commissioners will further consider a new zoning classification at their September workshop with the possibility of approving it the next week. Charter Homes officials want to build an 81-acre residential development at the former Mayview State Hospital site along ...

Record crowd expected for Heidelberg fishing derby

By Alex Felser
Heidelberg police want to reel families toward Chartiers Creek this weekend for their annual fishing derby. Chief Vernon Barkley expects to attract a record number of participants for the event Saturday. “It’s something the chief of police thought of as sort of ...

Carnegie American Legion members to expand Wall of Honor

By Alex Felser
In an effort to memorialize more veterans, Carnegie’s American Legion is planning to expand its Wall of Honor. Located inside Post 82 on Jane Street in ...

South Fayette students benefit from foundation

By Alex Felser
South Fayette teacher Laura LeBlanc purchased a document camera in 2013 for her sixth-grade science and social studies classes and has since seen it travel from classroom to classroom throughout the school. “Students really enjoyed being able to bring up their ...

Green Tree Rotary grant helps fund splash pad at facility

By Alex Felser
A new water feature installed at the Bradley Center has given children their “own piece of Sandcastle” but at the same time left the center ...

Chartiers Valley officials hope to ease emotions over test results

By Alex Felser
Chartiers Valley is bracing its students for lower scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test. School officials spent the majority of their Aug. 4 board meeting discussing how the new Pennsylvania Core Standards may change students’ perception of performance ...

South Fayette officials move forward with community center plans

By Alex Felser
South Fayette officials have shifted their focus on where to build a community center to the Morgan Municipal Complex. The township hired WTW Architects in late spring to develop preliminary plans for the property at 515 Millers Run Road. Residents ...

Carnegie family celebrates birth of second son

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Kelly and Chuck Pfeffer welcomed their second son into the world on Aug. 1. Brady Charles weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21½ inches long. Paternal grandparents are Darlene and the late Charles Pfeffer of Carnegie. Brady makes the ...