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Little Lions Academy makes classroom work fun in the summer

By David Mayernik Jr.
The doors at South Fayette Elementary School are open this summer, but the reading, math and science have given way to theater, karate and more. More ...

New signs welcome motorists to Carnegie

By Alex Felser
Motorists may notice new signs when they enter Carnegie. After more than two years of planning, an updated wayfinding system is being rolled out throughout the ...

Musicians ready to perform at Teenage Takeover 3 in Bloomfield

By Alex Felser
Camp is now session for a group of local musicians. Their new indie rock group focused around friendship and acceptance, The SummerCamp, is preparing for its ...

Speeders under the watchful eye of police

By Alex Felser 10:13 a.m.
When trying to complete a traffic study or deter speeding drivers, South Fayette police use a machine to help. The township purchased a standalone electronic radar ...

Collier rejects zoning change for townhomes

By Alex Felser
Collier Commissioners unanimously rejected a proposed zoning change that would have allowed 148 townhomes to be built near Thoms Run Road. Following a two-hour public hearing ...

Kiddie Academy to open in South Fayette this fall

By Charlotte Smith
Kiddie Academy is being built at 3169 Washington Pike by Fox’s Pizza in South Fayette. It is taking fall 2015 registrations at 1-800-554-3343. One of several franchises in the Allegheny County area, the facility will offer daycare for infants 6 ...

Oyler: Pa. rivers, precipitation enable us to enjoy water without worry

By John Oyler
The combination of the unusually wet summer we are enjoying and the drought in the far West has gotten us thinking about water as a resource and the good fortune that we enjoy living in a region that has a ...

Town Talk: Carnegie couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Carole (Woods) and Harry Lynch of Carnegie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24. Family and friends celebrated the couple with an afternoon luncheon ...

Water pipes break in succession in Carnegie, Heidelberg, Rosslyn Farms

By Tony Raap
Rod Goebeler was relaxing on his back porch when the deluge began. He stood up when he heard emergency sirens Wednesday night and walked to his ...

South Fayette hires new high school principal

By Alex Felser
South Fayette High School has a new principal. The school board on July 21 unanimously approved promoting Associate Principal Aaron Skrbin to replace Scott Milburn. Milburn ...

‘FUN-Raiser’ to help Carnegie Salvation Army make up for lost donations

By Alex Felser
The Salvation Army in Carnegie will raise money Saturday to help make up for donations that disappeared when the area’s Bottom Dollar Food store closed last winter. The Charters Valley Service Center will hold a “FUN-Raiser” from 7 to 10 p.m. ...

Carnegie skatepark repaired after spray-paint vandalism

By Alex Felser
Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark was repaired last week after police say a man spray-painted the bowl. Julio Johnson, 29, of Carnegie, was arrested on July 13 after Carnegie Officer Dennis Lawrence spotted him shortly after 9 p.m. spray painting Carnegie Park’s ...

Heidelberg playground overhaul lacks many key touches

By Alex Felser
An overhaul of Heidelberg’s Ellsworth Avenue Playground started this month, but children may not be able to play there even when some repairs are complete in September. That’s because the contract with McElroy Paving Co. doesn’t include key items, such as ...

South Fayette residents warned of abandoned mines

By Alex Felser
About 4,700 property owners in South Fayette and Upper St. Clair will receive written notices this summer of abandoned mines beneath their homes and businesses. The state Department of Environmental Protection is trying to raise awareness of its mine subsidence ...

Collier parks director resigns without explanation

By Alex Felser
Collier leaders are seeking a new parks and recreation director after Lisa Novak resigned. Officials accepted Novak’s resignation during a special meeting July 15. Novak did not attend the meeting and she could not be reached for comment. Commissioners and township manager ...

Bridgeville awards bid for work on Bower Hill Road

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville Council voted to spend more money for a contractor to fix a troubled patch of Bower Hill Road at night. T.A. Robinson Asphalt Paving of Bridgeville won the job with a bid of $72,736. The bid was $4,000 more than ...

Water line breaks in Carnegie

By Michael Hasch
Pennsylvania American Water Co. crews worked Wednesday night to repair an 8-inch water line that ruptured in Carnegie. At least one business, a laundromat, sustained some water damage when the line ruptured around 8 p.m. along Third Street, water company spokeswoman ...

Oyler: Document provides plenty of details about C.P. Mayer Brick Co.

By John Oyler
Recently, I stumbled across a document that provides a lot of insight into the early years of the C.P. Mayer Brick Co. The company began operation in 1904; by February 1906, Mr. Mayer was sufficiently entrenched in the industry that ...

WPIAL honor adds to Nevillewood golfer’s legacy

By Charlotte Smith
Nevillewood resident and golf professional Missie Berteotti was inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame last month at a banquet held at the Greentree Doubletree Hotel. The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL), founded in 1906, has considered athletes, coaches, ...

Town Talk: Husband, wife to celebrate 91st, 88th birthdays

By Cindy Babish-schultz
• Happy 91st birthday to Robert “Stump” Downey of Collier, who celebrates on July 27. Robert’s wife, Katie, will celebrate her 88th on July 28. Katie and Robert Sr. are the parents of Robert (Dawna) Downey Jr. and Sharon (Mario) ...

Carnegie shop takes visitors on nostalgic, tasty journey

By Alex Felser
Take a walk into Carnegie’s newest shop on Main Street, and prepare to take a trip down memory lane. The Flying Squirrel, a nostalgic children’s emporium ...

South Fayette police chief ready to talk over coffee

By Alex Felser
South Fayette police Chief John Phoennik will hold coffee talks starting in August to open a new line of communication with residents. “Coffee with the ...

Carnegie businesses encouraging customers to Walk About

By Alex Felser
In an effort to raise awareness of local businesses, Carnegie shops and restaurants are teaming up to offer special deals on Wednesdays. Walk About Wednesdays began July 1 and will occur every Wednesday throughout the afternoon. Local restaurants and other businesses are ...

Online bidding begins for Scott pool slide

By Alex Felser
When Scott’s pool closes in August, township officials hope to have the slide disappear with it. The township has placed the 19-year-old slide for sale on Municibid, an online government auction site, with the hope of selling it for $20,000. “We’re just ...

Crafton bank robber takes more than $1,400

By Alex Felser
Police are seeking information on a man clad in a jumpsuit and wearing a curly wig who robbed the Dollar Bank in the Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center on Saturday. The suspect is black; was wearing sunglasses and a dark, curly wig; and ...

South Fayette commissioner rescinds resignation

By Alex Felser
South Fayette commissioner Jessica Cardillo Wagenhoffer submitted a letter of resignation on July 7 only to rescind it later that day. The action led to audience ...

Oyler: Bridgeville historians move forward to keep past alive

By John Oyler
Immediately preceding its June program meeting, the Bridgeville Area Historical Society held its annual membership meeting, an opportunity for the general membership to meet as a group and provide feedback to the society’s board of directors. The only formal business ...

Around Town: Soccer club gets new training home at Greentree Sportsplex

By Charlotte Smith
The Greentree Sportsplex now is the home of Beadling Soccer Club’s 1898 Elite Skills Training and its Futures Program. The elite training is for players under 6 to under 17 looking to deepen their technical skills and knowledge of the ...

Town Talk: Collier couple celebrate 42nd wedding anniversary

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Molly and Bob Kuntz of Collier celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on July 6. They are the parents of Colleen (Rob) Donaghue, Amy (Al) Hancq, Melanie Novak and Eric (Hillary) Kuntz. Molly and Bob are blessed with 12 grandchildren, Tyler, ...

South Fayette commissioners vote to limit drilling in township

By Alex Felser
No energy companies have applied to drill for natural gas in South Fayette, but the township has put in place restrictions in case that happens. Commissioners ...

Carnegie parking lot project enters next phase

By Alex Felser
Construction is under way on the second phase of Carnegie’s parking-lot revitalization project. Half of Parking Lot No. 10 — located across the street from Carnegie ...

Festival to showcase one-act plays at theater in Carnegie

By Dona S. Dreeland
September is a time for world premieres in Carnegie. During this year’s Pittsburgh New Works Festival, held from Sept. 3 to 27, patrons can view 12 never-before-seen one-act plays at the Carnegie Stage, formerly the Off the Wall Theater, 25 W. ...

Bridge over Parkway West at Rosslyn Farms to close

By Alex Felser
Motorists who use the Parkway West’s Rosslyn Farms exit to travel to Carnegie should expect a bridge closure later this month. PennDOT officials tentatively have planned to close the bridge that leads into Carnegie from July 17 to 20, PennDOT spokeswoman ...

Birdhouse welcomes purple martin pair

By Alex Felser
One year after a new home for purple martin birds was approved and constructed in Collier, it has welcomed its first nesting pair. The new birdhouse ...

Bower Hill Road a source of concern

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville officials are planning to fix a portion of Bower Hill Road that continues to sink. Running water has forced the borough to routinely patch asphalt ...

South Fayette, Chartiers Valley schools lead security trend

By Dona S. Dreeland
School security has gone high-tech. Since 2013, South Fayette and Chartiers Valley School districts have relied on a database to screen out people who are listed as sexual offenders under Megan’s Law. Visitors are asked to present a valid driver’s license ...

Around Town: Carnegie business offers personal chef for busy families

By Charlotte Smith
After a few years at the Savannah College of Art & Design, a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, and a job as a sports photographer, Samantha Sloan decided to follow her passion for food and ...

First United Presbyterian Church of Rennerdale plans vacation Bible school

By Cindy Babish-schultz
First United Presbyterian Church of Rennerdale, 151 Noblestown Road in Collier, will have its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 20 to 24. Preregister at rennerdale presbyterian.org. • Happy 57th wedding anniversary to Patricia (Cylc) ...

Oyler: Constitution presentation wraps up historical society’s season

By John Oyler
The Bridgeville Area Historical Society completed its 2014-15 program season with a presentation on “The Origins and Development of the United States Constitution” by an old friend, Jack Puglisi. The speaker began with a brief summary of the numerous events ...