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Authorities accuse South Fayette commissioner of insurance fraud

By Aaron Aupperlee
A statewide insurance fraud sweep netted a South Fayette commissioner who investigators allege made false claims after her house burned. The state Attorney General’s Office …

I-79 line painting begins Thursday

By Bobby Kerlik
Line painting along a nearly five-mile stretch of Interstate 79 in Allegheny County will begin Thursday, likely causing daylight traffic delays, PennDOT officials said. The slow-moving painting vehicles will be working in each direction weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 …

Savoyards prepare to kick off 77th season at Carnegie music hall

By Mandy Fields Yokim
The works of Gilbert and Sullivan continue to inspire operetta and musical theater fans across the world — including Carnegie. The Pittsburgh Savoyards is celebrating …

Chartiers Valley, South Fayette marching bands look forward to season on the move

By Mandy Fields Yokim
With school back in session, marching bands at both Chartiers Valley and South Fayette high schools are ready to perform and show off their hard …

South Fayette church takes multi-generational approach

By Dona S. Dreeland
Some teens gathered in the parking lot of Zion Lutheran Church in South Fayette for a little five-on-five street hockey before Wednesday’s service last week. The first successful matchup begged for more, so another game is set for Oct. 1 …

Carlynton school officials say safety of student athletes important

By Megan Guza
Carlynton school officials said on Monday night that the safety of student athletes has been and will be the district’s top priority after of the resignation of varsity football coach Mauro Monz. Monz resigned on Sept. 15 after three games, …

Cash 5 tickets worth a combined $450,000 sold in Burgettstown, Crafton

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County retailer sold a Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 for Saturday’s drawing. Also, someone bought a Cash 5 ticket at the Giant Eagle in Crafton worth $125,000 for Sunday’s drawing. It matched all five balls, 01-08-16-35-38. …

I-79 construction work brings shoulder closures

By Bobby Kerlik
Shoulder closures along Interstate 79 in each direction between the Bridgeville and Crafton exits will occur Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday as part of an ongoing construction project, PennDOT officials said. No lanes will be restricted on those days, officials …

Oyler: Much to do about nothing when picking up mail

By John Oyler
When we returned from vacation last month, one of my tasks was to go to the post office and pick up our mail. I was impressed with the quantity of mail and decided it would be interesting to inventory it …

South Fayette native earns pageant title

By Charlotte Smith
South Fayette Township resident Ashley Schmider participated the Miss United States Continental pageant in Houston, Texas, and was crowned the winner. The pageant, held this …

Town Talk: Carnegie couple marks 40th anniversary

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Betty (Clerici) and Bob Reiss of Carnegie will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday. They are the parents of two daughters, Holly Floyd of Carnegie and Heather Hunter. Betty and Bob are proud of their four grandchildren, Morgan and Jacob …

Carnegie reflects on 10th anniversary of notorious rainy day

By Megan Guza
Remnants of Hurricane Ivan dumped nearly six inches of rain on Carnegie and surrounding communities on Sept. 17, 2004. Chartiers Creek overflowed, flooding the business …

Photo gallery: A decade later, remembering devastating Carnegie flood

By Tribune-Review
Carnegie residents, business people and officials attended a nondenominational prayer service on Wednesday night to remember the Sept. 17, 2004, flood that killed one man …

Seat tags in Carnegie’s music hall tell many stories

By Dona S. Dreeland
Each brass plate on an auditorium seat in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie tells a story of support for a …

Bridgeville historical society set to undergo repairs

By Dona S. Dreeland
The former train station at the Bridgeville Area Historical Society has seen better days. But society members hope that after painting and other work planned …

Community shows support for Cecil family

By David Mayernik Jr.
John Thomas had to laugh after taking the first three swings with a sledgehammer at a 1996 Buick Skylark at the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center …

Nonagenarian celebrates with family and friends

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Congratulations to Helen (Zagorsky) Popivchak of Scott Township, who turned 90 on Sept. 3. She is the wife of the late John Popivchak, whom she …

South Fayette coach looks to bring Insanity to residents

By Charlotte Smith
South Fayette Township resident Michele Harris has always been active. Having two children — son Jordan is 4 and daughter Ashlyn is 2 — made …

Carnegie business district comes back

By Megan Guza
On a Friday night in August, Phil Boyd stood atop the second-story patio at One Thirty One East Main. From one of the Carnegie business …

Steps taken to prevent another devastating flood of Chartiers Creek

By Megan Guza
It probably won’t happen again, but officials want to make sure of that. On Sept. 17, 2004, the remnants of Hurricane Ivan swept through the Mid-Atlantic region, dumping about six inches of rain on the Pittsburgh area in just one …

Retiring circuit judge, a Carnegie native, ‘helped tutor generations’

By Brian Bowling
For 46 years, federal Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert drew on his experience as a Marine in World War II. “If he taught us anything, the …

Bethany Presbyterian Church to celebrate 200 years in Bridgeville area

By Charlotte Smith
Bethany Presbyterian Church, a mainstay in the Bridgeville community, is officially celebrating its 200th anniversary on October 18 with the theme “Blessed to be a …

South Fayette seeks developer to tear down Star City Cinemas

By Tory N. Parrish
South Fayette officials want the former Star City Cinemas site to join a cluster of construction projects taking shape off Route 50 near the Interstate 79 interchange in Bridgeville. “We’re seeing that whole corridor come alive,” township Manager Ryan Eggles­ton …

Local business community continues to grow and change

By Tribune-Review
Dunkin’ Donuts is soon coming to Bridgeville on Washington Pike, opposite Bob Evans Restaurant. The former KFC has been torn down and the restaurant is under construction on the same site. • Pizza Palermo is open in the Crafton Ingram …

Crafton, Carnegie schools get new look, upgraded security

By Megan Guza
Crafton and Carnegie elementary schools received strong security upgrades over the summer that were implemented with the Sept. 2 start of school. In both schools, …

Chartiers Valley officials ready to plan building overhaul

By Megan Guza
Chartiers Valley School District officials have begun outlining plans to overhaul the middle/high school complex and promised to keep taxpayers in the loop throughout the …

New Children's South site nearly ready to open doors

By Tory N. Parrish
Children’s South visitors won’t experience an interruption in services when the outpatient center moves this month from Bethel Park to a bigger facility in South …

Traffic near Carnegie stalled as parkway ramp closes

By Megan Guza
You can check in any time you like, but you can never leave — at least not without a parkway detour. The westbound Carnegie Parkway West on-ramp closed Aug. 29, and travel in the borough took another hit last week …

Carnegie’s 3rd Street Gallery to host jazz event

By Megan Guza
While it might not be as popular as it was in the 1920s, all that jazz will come to Carnegie on Sept. 21, when the 3rd Street Gallery hosts the borough’s third Carnegie Celebrates Jazz. Gallery owner and musician Phil …

Festival brings one-act plays back to Carnegie

By Dona S. Dreeland
Each script of this season’s New Works Festival is a surprise to Pittsburgh’s actors and audiences alike. Twelve regional companies will come together on stage at Off the Wall Theater in Carnegie to perform original one-act comedies and dramas now …

Historian to lead first Civil War Series presentation in Carnegie

By Dona S. Dreeland
Historian Kristopher White developed an interest in the Civil War at age 6, as a result of a trip to a car show in Carlisle. …

Carnegie grandparents welcome new arrival

By Tribune-Review
Lauren (Ault) and Corey Murphy of Wheeling, W.Va., are receiving congratulations on the birth of twin girls on Aug. 19. Leah Lucinda was born at 12:04 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, and Lily Gracy was born at 12:20 a.m. and …

Some Carnegie youths don’t support curfew change

By Megan Guza
By the time Carlynton football players Joseph Noble and Xavier Teagle, both 16, would be making their way home from an average home game, it …

66 is the theme of Chartiers Valley class reunion

By David Mayernik Jr.
Although Cheryl McElhany lives just outside of Sacramento, Calif., she’s busy planning Chartiers Valley High School’s Class of 1966 reunion, set for October. It’s been …

Carnegie plans prayer service to mark flood anniversary

By Megan Guza
Officials and residents in Carnegie recognize the borough has come a long way in the decade since the remnants of Hurricane Ivan swept through the borough, but Sept. 17 will be a day of remembrance rather than celebration. The borough …

St. Ignatius cornerstone contains treasures of the past

By Megan Guza
St. Ignatius Catholic Church parishioners in 1952 left more than a penny for the thoughts of their future brethren. The Rev. David Poecking, pastor of …

Carnegie pastor steps down after 35 years

By Dona S. Dreeland
After 35 years as pastor of the First Christian Church in Carnegie, the Rev. Gary Miller has given up everyday care of his flock but …

Change in construction project schedule irks Carnegie officials

By Megan Guza
Carnegie officials voiced displeasure after PennDOT officials closed the Carnegie on-ramps to the Parkway West more than a month earlier than planned. “I am very disappointed that PennDOT is doing that at this time,” Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek said last …