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Rosslyn Farms’ appeal to switch districts denied again

By Megan Guza
The state Department of Education last Friday dismissed an appeal from a group of Rosslyn Farms residents seeking to leave the Carlynton School District and join Chartiers Valley. The appeal upholds the department’s original 2013 decision. “I’m happy to hear …

Carnegie residents point to project as flooding cause

By Megan Guza
Lee Cabalik has seen water fill her yard and basement so many times in past years that she now speaks of it with resignation. “The whole front yard gets filled up,” said Cabalik, who lives on Frankin Avenue in Carnegie. …

Money kept out of South Fayette school expansion talks

By Megan Guza
South Fayette school officials met again with architects last week to discuss potential expansion and renovations at the high school, but continued to keep financial information out of the discussion. The district is mulling expansion options that could add up …

Crossings work set to resume in South Fayette

By Megan Guza
After a quiet winter and spring, activity will resume at the Crossings at South Fayette retail site starting next week, the developer said. Developer Dale …

Collier chief prepares to say goodbye after 37-year career

By Megan Guza
One of the most difficult decisions Collier Police Chief Thomas Devin has made recently was not the decision to retire, but rather the decision to …

Carnegie flood victims frustrated about no action

By Megan Guza
Carnegie council President Pat Catena asked residents for patience Monday as the borough works to find solutions to flash flooding after a storm last month. “At this point, we are looking at the causes and possible solutions,” he said. “Unfortunately …

No decision once again for massage-therapy business in Carnegie

By Megan Guza
Carnegie Borough officials declined on Monday to make a decision on the conditional use of Main Street property as a massage therapy business. “I understand this is taking longer that a normal conditional-use hearing, but there were some things we …

Frequent false-alarm calls could come with a cost in Carnegie

By Megan Guza
Call data from the Carnegie Volunteer Fire and Rescue Bureau shows false-alarm calls at Carnegie Towers far outnumber false-alarm calls to the borough’s other apartment buildings, and an ordinance passed by council Monday night could start costing the high-rise. The …

Carlynton School District looks for branding consistency

By Megan Guza
The cougar is Carlynton’s mascot and the district’s colors are green and gold. But when it comes to logos, the consistency ends there, officials say. …

Extensive fitness routine keeps Bridgeville woman, 85, in good health

By Jennifer Goga
Stella Radley smoked cigarettes for 40 years. Shortly after her husband Howard died in 1985, she replaced her cigarettes with a fitness routine. She started …

Pastin: 1 year later, Forbes looks back at return to Carnegie library

By Bob Pastin
It’s been about a year since Maggie Forbes embarked on her second tour as executive director of the 112-year-old Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall (ACFL&MH) atop Library Hill in Carnegie. She returned to unfinished business. To begin with, …

Oyler: Ku Klux Klan staged massive rally in Carnegie in August 1923

By John Oyler
We have written frequently about ethnic tolerance in this area and reflected on its success as a “melting pot” in which people of different religions, nationalities and cultures were able to live together in harmony. We still take pride in …

South Fayette business takes on crime scene, hoarding work

By Charlotte Smith
Crime scene investigation shows today are a staple on television. DASH Bio-Recovery of South Fayette Township has been performing crime scene clean-up and related work since 2005. Owner Craig Delaney was originally in the medical sales business when he saw …

Collier resident earns doctorate in chemistry

By Cindy Babish Schultz
Adam Gagorik of Collier Township received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh on April 27. Adam is a 2004 graduate of Chartiers …

Bridgeville farmers market vendors hoping to draw more customers

By David Mayernik Jr.
Liz Calabro was busy taking down a tent at the Bridgeville Farmers Market when councilman Nino Petrocelli asked to purchase one of her last two …

South Fayette denies Trib’s request for information on possible high school expansion

By Tribune-Review
The South Fayette School District on Thursday denied the Tribune-Review’s request for documents pertaining to a possible high school expansion. The request, filed under the state’s open records law, sought cost estimates the school board discussed for expansion options in …

One year later, Bridgeville residents still nervous about flood possibilities

By Megan Guza
One year after drenching rains caused heavy flooding in Bridgeville and the surrounding communities, John Palluch is still a little gun-shy when it comes to …

No major problems with bridge closure in Carnegie

By Megan Guza
The long-anticipated closure of the Third Street Bridge between Carnegie and Scott has not created the issues borough officials worried it would. The closure began July 2 and will run through December. About 8,300 motorists use the bridge each day, …

Carnegie officials waiting for massage-therapy licenses

By Megan Guza
Carnegie officials say they still have not received all of the documents needed from a Mt. Lebanon woman wishing to open a massage business in the borough’s business district. At a hearing last month that will resume Monday, council members …

Scott pastor to give talk on local branch of Whiskey Rebellion

By Dona S. Dreeland
Whiskey and church people rarely go together. Neither do high taxes and the working poor. But all of those came together during the Whiskey Rebellion near the site of Old St. Luke’s Church in Scott Township. Gen. John Neville, one …

Carnegie play looks at show biz during Depression

By Dona S. Dreeland
To say that “Side Show” is an unusual production is an understatement, but it was just the challenge that Carnegie’s Stage 62 theater company and …

Shakespeare troupe visits Collier Park

By David Mayernik Jr.
As a plane roared by overhead during a presentation of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedie of Errors” at Collier Park, Andy Kirtland blew his whistle. Kirtland, …

New councilman ready to make mark in Carnegie

By Megan Guza
New Carnegie council member Joseph Luvara won’t cast his first vote until Monday night, but, he said, he is ready to hit the ground running. …

Masonic Building in Carnegie offers dance down memory lane

By John Oyler
When we octogenarians gather to reminisce about the good old days, the subject of Saturday night dances at “the Masonic” comes up frequently. Beginning in 1948 and lasting into the mid-1950s, very popular dances were held on Wednesday and Saturday …

Car club cruising through Bridgeville

By Charlotte Smith
There are many car clubs in the area, including the Steel Town Corvette Club, which will hold its 34th annual All-Chevy Show at Colussy Chevrolet, 3073 Washington Pike, Bridgeville on July 27. Colussy’s, founded in 1918, is the oldest Chevrolet …

Carnegie resident to celebrate 90th birthday with celebration

By Tribune-Review
Norbert “Whitey” Witwicki will be 90 years old on July 28. He is a World War II veteran and a life-long resident of Carnegie. He …

Children’s Hospital’s new South Fayette facility on track for fall opening

By Tory N. Parrish
A $24 million Children’s Hospital’s outpatient facility in South Fayette will open on schedule this fall, officials said Monday. When it opens on Sept. 29, …

South Fayette withholds figures detailing potential costs of school expansion options

By Megan Guza
South Fayette school board President Leonard Fornella twice this week refused to release public information detailing potential costs of high school expansion options. Fornella, an …

Therapy dog helps give children confidence in reading at Bridgeville library

By David Mayernik Jr.
Mia Vester read to a captive audience recently at the Bridgeville Public Library. “The kids in kindergarten seemed like GIANTS to me, and they knew …

Chartiers Valley student resource officers to be honored

By Megan Guza
Less than two years after it was formed, the Chartiers Valley student resource officer program was recognized with a national award last week. The district’s …

Interfaith group makes promise to help Western Pa. homeless

By Dona S. Dreeland
Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania has a simple mission: to put a face to the word “homeless.” The Rev. Richard R. Seiler Jr., pastor of …

Scout’s project involves improving Carlynton school sign

By Megan Guza
Carlynton senior Alex Popichak was searching for an Eagle Scout project when he saw a sign — literally. The sign was at the corner of …

Oyler: Navigating Fuji a great adventure on Fourth of July 60 years ago

By John Oyler
Sixty years ago I spent the Fourth of July weekend climbing Mount Fuji with a group of GI’s from the 64th Engineer Battalion, Base Topographic. We were stationed in a compound in the northern suburbs of Tokyo and were busy …

Around Town: Breakfast club offers veterans chance to share their stories

By Charlotte Smith
The Veterans Breakfast Club is a nonprofit organization that gives veterans a chance to share their stories with the public. The group holds monthly breakfasts in six locations around the Pittsburgh area where veterans tell funny, poignant and vivid stories …

Collier family welcomes new addition

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Kathryn and Tom Butts of Collier Township are receiving congratulations on the birth of their third child. Trevor James Butts was born on May 5. Trevor is the seventh grandchild for paternal grandparents Maureen and Tom Butts of Collier Township. …

Overloaded sewer systems blamed in new round of floods in Carnegie, Scott

By John D. Oravecz
Homeowners in Carnegie and Scott spent Sunday trying to recover from heavy rain that flooded their streets and basements, and for some, it wasn’t the …

Lego days a hit at Allegheny County libraries

By Megan Guza
If they can build it, they will come. Libraries throughout Allegheny County have added Lego days or Lego clubs to their summer programming, which gives …

‘Furever’ documentary featured at Bridgeville pet cremation business

By Megan Guza
Deb Chebatoris wants pet owners to know they have options when their beloved dog or cat passes away. The owner of Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation on Washington Road in Bridgeville has been holding screenings of the educational documentary “Furever” at …

Apartments proposed for former Wright’s site in Heidelberg

By Megan Guza
Federal tax credits could help convert the former Wright’s Seafood Inn in Heidelberg into housing for both low-income residents and individuals with autism. ACTION Housing and the Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh plan to turn the commercial property at …