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Stories of the past come to life at Carnegie Historical Society

By Dona S. Dreeland
Dan McGrogan lives his life in the past, present and future — all at the same time. But, he said, he finds it invigorating. As president of ...

Carnegie motorcycle rental business offers ‘travel experience’

By Alex Felser
Richard Hagerty hopes motorcycles become the newest must-have item. EagleRider, a motorcycle tourism and rental company, will open its first Pennsylvania hub in June at 500 E. Main St. in Carnegie and allow enthusiasts to rent luxury motorcycles for a day ...

Chartiers Valley remembers those who gave their lives

By Alex Felser
Students, veterans and government officials gathered outside Chartiers Valley’s High School last week to honor four local residents who died serving in the Korean War. Amos ...

Rennerdale artist displays years of work in Loretto museum

By Dona S. Dreeland
Kathleen Cochran Zimbicki has Welch’s grape juice to thank for her career as a watercolorist. The Rennerdale resident had painted in oils and acrylics until her ...

Green Tree officials search for new police chief

By Alex Felser
Green Tree is accepting applications for a new police chief. Robert F. Downey Jr. officially retired as chief on May 8. He joined the force in January 2013. Downey, a 35-year police veteran, now works as a sales consultant for United Public ...

Carlynton proposes property tax hike

By Alex Felser
Carlynton school board members have proposed raising property taxes for the second-consecutive year to help cover rising salaries and benefits. School board members voted to advertise a proposed 2015-16 final budget of $27 million with a tax increase of 0.98 mills, ...

Carlynton student’s Girl Scout project going to the dogs

By Cindy Babish-schultz
The first Dogapallooza-Day in the Park will be held on June 14 from noon to 4 p.m. in Carnegie Park. Dogapallooza was put together by Cristy Crawshaw, a junior at Carlynton High School who is in the process of ...

Scott ‘Charter Oak’ sprouts tales of marking border between Pa., Virginia

By John Oyler
Joan Rice called me recently with information on the “Charter Oak” that once stood in Scott. She recalled riding horses that were stabled at the Charter Oak farm in the 1930s. Mrs. Rice has a distinct memory of the ...

Pedestrian injured in accident near busway ramp in Carnegie

By Tribune-Review
An automobile struck and critically injured a pedestrian near the West Busway ramp in Carnegie early Monday. Authorities continue to investigate the accident, which occurred on the Parkway West near the ramp around 7:30 a.m. on Memorial Day. According to ...

Carnegie incumbent gets unseated

By Staff Reports
With only Democrats on the ballot in Carnegie, the May 19 primary was all that was needed to inform the borough of a new face that will join council next year. Newcomer Stacie Riley unseated Councilman Joseph Luvara by a 140-vote ...

Consistency keeps Cellone’s Bakery customers coming back

By David Conti
Baking bread is an exercise in timing. How long a piece of dough rises and the time it spends in the oven can make or ...

Bridgeville man ready to reboot ‘Robot Repair’ at Pittsburgh airport

By David Mayernik Jr.
Robot 65 sits in one corner of Toby Fraley’s house in Bridgeville. Fraley, 37, a self-employed artist, doesn’t give proper names to the numerous robots — ...

Bridgeville native to perform in ‘Mary Poppins’

By Dona S. Dreeland
Connor McRory is back in Pittsburgh, and he’s tapping away, building a career. The Bridgeville native, a recent graduate of Penn State University’s musical theater program, ...

Local man celebrates 50th birthday with family and friends

By Tribune-Review
• Lenny Iorio celebrates a “Half Century” on May 25. His Memorial Day 50th celebration will be with his wife Dawn, daughter Alaina, son Tony and family and friends. Lenny is the son of Cathy and Len Iorio of ...

Write-in votes could determine South Fayette race

By Alex Felser
A South Fayette commissioner running for another four-year term apparently will have to rely on write-in votes if he is to win a spot in the November general election. J. Deron Gabriel, who is in a legal battle with the township ...

South Fayette board plans tax hike to cover rising expenses

By Alex Felser
South Fayette plans to raise property taxes to help pay for the costs of increasing enrollment and staffing. School board members voted 8-1, with Bill Newcomer dissenting, to advertise a proposed final budget of $49.2 million with a tax increase of ...

Eagle Scouts have strong presence in South Fayette

By Alex Felser
A total of 147 seniors will graduate from South Fayette this year but 10 will hold an even deeper bond. Of the 82 males graduating, 10 ...

Scott library guest discusses humanitarian efforts in Cuba

By David Mayernik Jr.
As a student in New York City during the 1960s, Lisa Valanti recalls wanting to travel to Vietnam to help rebuild schools and hospitals after ...

Gunshots reported in Carnegie

By Alex Felser
Carnegie police responded to a report of gunfire about 10 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Elizabeth Street. About eight shots were in what police believe was a targeted shooting, according to Chief Jeffrey Kennedy. No one was injured. ...

Officials bid for property next to Bridgeville Borough building

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville officials voted last week to pursue buying the residence next to the borough building. Added to the agenda during executive session, council members unanimously voted to buy the property at the intersection of Darby and Bower Hill Road “for ...

Scott pool opening delayed

By Alex Felser
Area residents will have to wait an extra week than expected to dip their feet into Scott’s pool. A geotechnical survey completed in preparation for a new pool in 2016 led to the discovery of a gap below the surface that ...

Chartiers Creek-area dance studios prepare for recitals

By Charlotte Smith
Some people hear music and their feet just have to start dancing. This holds true for the local dance studios that will present spring recitals in the coming weeks. • Thomas Dance Studio, 111 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, holds its 47th ...

Thousands of dollars in heroin found in Carnegie

By Alex Felser
Police say a hit-and-run that occurred shortly after midnight on Thursday in Carnegie led them to an estimated $15,000 in heroin. Chaz Windsor, 23, of Pittsburgh is charged with possession, intent to deliver and leaving the scene of an accident. He ...

Faith keeps Bridgeville woman going strong for nearly 100 years

By Alex Felser
Most see turning 100 years old as a major milestone in their life. If it was up to Amy Perkins, she wouldn’t do anything extra ...

Carnegie prepares for Memorial Day parade

By Dona S. Dreeland
Although many people will be walking in Carnegie’s Memorial Day Parade May 24, many still will line the route from the borough building at 1 Veterans Way to the American Legion on Jane Street. Beginning at 2 p.m., the parade ...

Cemetery visits, parade highlight Bridgeville Memorial Day events

By Dona S. Dreeland
For the 95th time, Bridgeville’s Memorial Day parade will be a place to come together, wave flags and share memories of veterans’ service. “Bridgeville gets it,” said Tom O’Donnell, treasurer of the American Legion and a 10-year member of Post 54. ...

Revisions considered for South Fayette drilling ordinance

By Alex Felser
In two weeks, South Fayette will discuss revisions to its oil and gas well ordinance that would only allow drilling in areas zoned for industrial use. The current ordinance permits drilling in land zoned for commercial, business or industrial use, ...

LED traffic signals to be installed in Carnegie

By Alex Felser
Traffic signals and skate-park hours were the focus of a recent Carnegie Council meeting. Council awarded a contract worth $49,814 to Traffic Systems and Services at its May 4 meeting. The borough received a $75,560 PennDOT grant to be used for the ...

Carnegie couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary with family

By Tribune-Review
Patty (George) and Butch Houy, of Fort Pitt, both lifetime Carnegie residents, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 1 with a family celebration at ...

Residents seek to preserve Bridgeville history — brick by brick

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville residents aren’t ready to let go of their few remaining brick roads and are requesting council’s help to ensure they are preserved. Larry Godwin, Michael ...

Library programming in Carnegie adapts to community’s needs

By Dona S. Dreeland
There’s a mix of media these days at the local library. The printed page vies for attention among the movie downloads. Games and documents light up computer screens. A circle of children giggle as a hand puppet sings. Diane Klinefelter, ...

Bridgeville council seats contested in both parties

By Alex Felser
Three Bridgeville council members are aiming to retain their seat this year, beginning with the May 19 primary. Seven other candidates are trying to oust them. ...

Carnegie voters have council choices in primary

By Alex Felser
Three Carnegie council members are running for another four-year term in the May 19 election, while two newcomers and a former council member fill out the field. All are Democrats. The Ward 1 race features incumbents Mike Sarsfield and Sue Demko, ...

4 incumbents being challenged in South Fayette primary

By Alex Felser
As South Fayette continues its residential and economic growth, plenty of people are looking to take on a leadership role. Thirteen candidates are seeking nominations for ...

Babish-Schultz: Crafton couple married in Las Vegas

By Tribune-Review
Congratulations to Courtney Schneiderlochner and James Hatcher, who were united in marriage on April 28 in Las Vegas. Courtney is the daughter of Amy and ...

Youths feeling the beat at Carnegie Boys & Girls Club’s recording studio

By Dona S. Dreeland
Dreams are being crafted in the Teen Center at the Carnegie Boys & Girls Club. In a corner of the room, Sam Conturo, a professional producer ...

More than 70 years after dying on duty, Carnegie officer receiving recognition

By Alex Felser
A Carnegie police officer killed while directing traffic more than 70 years ago is being honored locally and nationally. Christian Schade, a 29-year veteran of the force, was struck by a driver while directing traffic at the intersection of Mary and ...

Food donations can cover Bridgeville library fines

By Dona S. Dreeland
Food and fines hardly ever go together, but this month, Bridgeville Public Library patrons will be able to donate to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and have their library fines forgiven. The food drive and forgiveness continue through May 30. ...

Oyler: Western Pa. history includes state border dispute

By John Oyler
The April program meeting for the Bridgeville Area Historical Society was a presentation by your columnist dealing with an interesting episode in local history, the dispute between Virginia and Pennsylvania regarding sovereignty of what today is southwestern Pennsylvania. Those ...