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Organizer hopes to widen South Fayette’s Circle of Friends

By David Mayernik Jr.
Helen Cardillo couldn’t help sticking her head under a curtain and into a photo booth to interrupt a group shot. It was that kind of night ...

Lauded doctor has ties to Carnegie area

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Congratulations to Dr. Charles R. Calabrese, Chartiers Valley Class of 1976, who is being recognized on Feb. 28 as the Fayette County Heart Association Person of the Year. The event will take place at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. He is ...

Carnegie elementary students gear up for STEEL campaign

By Dona S. Dreeland
Susan Brossman is out to prove to her students that becoming Kids of STEEL can be fun. For the first year, Carnegie Elementary School is participating ...

iPads will help South Fayette students learn at school, home

By Alex Felser
South Fayette Elementary School will begin rolling out iPads to students next week. A total of 495 first- and second-graders will begin receiving their tablets as early as March 2 on a class-to-class basis. The move is part of a plan ...

Retired steelworkers group in Bridgeville fades away

By Matthew Santoni
The last act of the Bridgeville chapter of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees was to hand over a check for $400, the last of ...

South Fayette commissioner enters first-time offender program

By Jason Cato
A South Fayette commissioner will enter a first-time offender program in an effort to clear her record of charges related to false claims prosecutors said ...

Around Town: Bridgeville golf course rolling out changes

By Charlotte Smith
David Ayn is the new executive chef at Sammy’s Pin High Pub, a friendly casual dining spot located within Hickory Heights Golf Club, 116 Hickory Heights Drive, Bridgeville. Formerly the owner of Davio’s Restaurant in Beechview, Ayn has created a ...

Scott officials making plans for new pool

By Alex Felser
Scott officials said they want to have a new community pool by Memorial Day weekend in 2016. Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of sports-facility consultant James ...

Police to direct some Carnegie traffic during Parkway West work

By Alex Felser
Police will begin assisting with traffic at five intersections in Carnegie starting Tuesday to help ease congestion from closures of the Parkway West ramps. Overnight closures will occur Friday and Saturday in preparing for the full closure prior to the ramps ...

Carnegie blues festival plans cause tension

By Alex Felser
The resurrection of Carnegie’s blues festival is now in doubt. About 40 Carnegie residents, primarily business owners, attended a special forum Monday to discuss the possibility of bringing back the blues festival, especially on the same weekend as two other events ...

Carnegie’s Volunteer Fire Department 5K gets green light despite closures

By Alex Felser
Despite the planned closures of Parkway West ramps, Carnegie’s annual Volunteer Fire Department 5K run/walk will return April 25. Mayor Jack Kobistek said PennDOT committed to not have a full weekend closure the date of the event. The work in Carnegie, ...

Oyler: Readers’ responses to columns warm the heart

By John Oyler
In the coldest week of the year so far, it seems appropriate to discuss a subject that always generates a warm feeling in my heart: the comments I receive in regard to columns I have written. Most of them come ...

South Fayette to take part in solar awareness campaign

By Dona S. Dreeland
A program to encourage the use of solar energy will launch soon in South Fayette. A public presentation is set for March 2 to inform residents about Solarize Allegheny, which is funded by The Heinz Endowments. Solarize Allegheny is a program to ...

Collier countersues community center developer

By Alex Felser
Collier Township officials have countersued a Brentwood contractor hired to build their new community center, claiming the township is owed money. The two parties entered into an agreement on May 24, 2013 to construct the new Collier Township Community Center ...

Ukrainian club plans expansion in Carnegie

By Dona S. Dreeland
The Ukrainian American Citizens Club in Carnegie now has more room to grow. Through a recent purchase of property at 304 Mansfield Blvd. for $50,000, the membership will have its own parking lot. The existing house and detached garage will need ...

Longtime Carnegie volunteers help make fish fry a success

By Dona S. Dreeland
The Fichters of Carnegie and a few of their closest friends really know how to host a dinner. They’ve been volunteering for nearly two decades at ...

Green Tree Girl Scouts plan fundraiser for trip to New York

By David Mayernik Jr.
Samantha O’Brien regularly posts photos on her Facebook page of Girl Scouts of America Troop 50365’s community service projects, from babysitting during the holidays to ...

Businesses moving into South Fayette development

By Alex Felser
Residents and Interstate 79 commuters should see some major changes coming to a South Fayette development by this summer. Jimmy John’s, Starbucks, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Brentwood Bank are the latest businesses to sign leases in the Crossings at South Fayette, ...

Oyler: Allegheny County tax map leads to historical train trip

By John Oyler
Last week’s column discussed the route of the Pittsburgh, Chartiers, and Youghiogheny Railroad (PC&Y) through Carnegie to Junction #1 and then on to the tunnel under Glendale, based on information provided by rail-fan and amateur historian Jim Fry. We previously ...

New church opens doors in Green Tree

By Charlotte Smith
City Reach Church has opened at 2350 Noblestown Road, Green Tree. Viewed as a casual, family-oriented, Christian church, organized to reach those who are “far from God,” this facility is one of several City Reach churches that have opened in ...

Sorges celebrate birthdays with Collier family

By Tribune-Review
A joint celebration will be held in honor of Arvin Sorge who celebrates his 91st on Feb. 22, and his wife, Irma, who celebrates her 86th on March 4. The Sorges are residents of Collier and will be joined by ...

Red Bull Inn’s salad dressings return to Carnegie

By Dona S. Dreeland
A taste of the Red Bull Inn is back in Carnegie. The restaurant chain founded there ceased business years ago, but production of its ...

Carnegie man hit, killed on Ohio interstate

By Bobby Kerlik
Ohio police say a man from Carnegie was killed when he ran onto Interstate 70 westbound early Thursday in Belmont County, Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said they don’t know how Gregory Scott Wood, 39, ended up on the highway ...

Students improve reading with help of therapy dog at Crafton library

By David Mayernik Jr.
As Grace Ravenstahl, 10, read “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” at Crafton Public Library on Feb. 4, nobody would have been surprised if the ...

Photo gallery: Vigil for Melissa Bowers

By Tribune-Review
A candlelight vigil for Melissa Bowers, who died in a domestic violence dispute three years ago, was held Feb. 8 at the Carnegie Municipal Building. ...

Scam activity growing in frequency, boldness, police say

By Alex Felser
Green Tree police are reminding residents to be aware of possible scams. The department received a report in January of a female who invited herself into a resident’s home, claiming she needed help finding an address — which did not exist ...

South Fayette to restart bidding for Star City site development

By Alex Felser
South Fayette officials anticipate restarting the bidding process for development at the former Star City Cinemas site this month after receiving only one formal offer last year. The 8.5-acre site is located off Route 50 near the Interstate 79 interchange in ...

Collier resident a well-known astrologist

By Charlotte Smith
Judi Vitale has always been interested in astrology. Even as a child, she would read horoscopes and then tell her family and friends about them. ...

Carnegie woman to celebrate 95th with friends and family

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Happy 95th birthday to Mae (Bridge) O’Connell of Carnegie, who celebrated on Feb. 9. She will celebrate in her home with her son, James, and family and friends. Mae enjoys working puzzle books, watching “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune,” and ...

Parkway West construction to intensify

By Bobby Kerlik
Parkway West drivers beware: Closures, detours and narrow lanes are ahead. PennDOT officials announced details Monday for the next phase of construction on the congested highway. ...

Recording engineer from Carnegie molds music into form, clients say

By Bob Karlovits
Jay Weaver is a craftsman with sound, but says his job also requires shaping space. In his small studio, he can make a recording sound like ...

Collier plans to build dog park near community center

By Alex Felser
Collier residents’ first community center is open and soon their dogs will have a spot of their own to hang out right next door. The construction ...

New project at St. Clair Hospital sends newborns home with art

By David Mayernik Jr.
Joshua and Danielle Karlovich welcomed their third child, Michael Eli, at St. Clair Hospital on Jan. 21. They went home to Canonsburg with him and ...

Gallery featuring Lincoln memorabilia to open at Carnegie library

By Dona S. Dreeland
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall has become home to a collection of 100 photos of President Abraham Lincoln, in time for the ...

New rec director hopes to expand South Fayette offerings

By David Mayernik Jr.
South Fayette officials are working to expand the township’s parks and recreation facilities and activities in coming years. Hiring Paula Simmons, the new recreation director, is ...

Bridgeville church to offer coffee and doughnuts

By Alex Felser
Leaders at a Bridgeville church hope to give drivers a reason to escape the traffic of Washington Pike for a few minutes during the morning rush hour while warming up their Fridays. Zion Lutheran Church, at 3197 Washington Pike, will begin ...

Carnegie library spotlights Civil War Room

By Bobby Kerlik
The Civil War Room of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie is a life-size time capsule for history buffs complete with ...

Three Chartiers Valley administrators get five-year contracts

By Alex Felser
Chartiers Valley’s top administrators received new contracts that will keep them in the district through 2020. The board of directors unanimously approved new contracts for Superintendent Brian White, assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Yvonne Hawkins and assistant Superintendent of School Leadership Scott ...

Carlynton senior earns Eagle Scout honor

By Tribune-Review
Congratulations to Carlynton High School senior Alexander Popichak, who received his Eagle Scout award on Jan. 24. His project was a rehabilitation of the Carlynton ...