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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 ...

Former library director returns to Carnegie library

By Tribune-Review
Diane Klinefelter has returned to her role of library director at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall after a three-year hiatus. She is returning ...

Bridgeville parking authority gives to veterans group

By Alex Felser
The Bridgeville Parking Authority donated $900 in proceeds from the borough’s military banners program to the Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. The program, which began in 2013, ...

South Fayette elementary students to receive iPads

By Alex Felser
First- and second-graders in South Fayette will have iPads in their hands by March. The school board on Jan. 20 approved purchasing 525 first-generation iPad Air tablet computers from Apple Financial Services, for a total cost of $249,600. The vote ...

Carnegie GetGo applies for tax relief

By Alex Felser
A new GetGo convenience store in Carnegie could take advantage of the borough’s tax-abatement program. Giant Eagle Inc. submitted a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act, or LERTA, application on Dec. 17 to the borough, the Carlynton School District and Allegheny ...

Heidelberg lawsuit dropped over housing development

By Alex Felser
Heidelberg leaders dropped a lawsuit on Monday aimed at blocking construction of a $10.5 million housing complex on Washington Street for low-income and autistic individuals. Council withdrew an appeal it filed on Jan. 13 in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas ...

St. Philip begins yearlong centennial celebration

By Charlotte Smith
In 2015, St. Philip School in Crafton became the 16th school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh to reach the century milestone. To commemorate this historic status, a yearlong celebration has been planned with fundraisers that began in August 2014 as ...

Bridgeville steelworkers union group to disband after 30 years

By Dona S. Dreeland
The upcoming meeting of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees in Bridgeville will be its last. The local chapter is disbanding Tuesday, largely because of dwindling numbers. SOAR, formed in 1985, has served as the political arm of the United Steelworkers, ...

Fraud calls on rise but overall crime reports down in Carnegie

By Alex Felser
Forgery and fraud calls continue to rise in Carnegie, while the number of overall reported crimes is down for the fourth time in five years. Despite a 39-percent increase in fraud calls for the second year, officers made only three arrests ...

South Fayette to lease iPads for elementary students

By Alex Felser
First- and second-graders in South Fayette will have iPads in their hands by March. The school board on Tuesday approved leasing 525 first-generation iPad Air tablet computers from Apple Financial Services, for a total cost of $249,600. The vote was 8-0, ...

Deadline extended for applications to various boards in Bridgeville

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville Council is seeking residents to serve on the planning commission, parking authority and zoning board. Council held off on appointing members earlier this month after Councilman Neil Lyons raised concerns about advertising and the backgrounds of candidates for the positions, ...

Pierogi sales a winner in Carnegie when it comes to the Super Bowl

By Dona S. Dreeland
The big vats come out long before the Super Bowl teams take the field. Members of Carnegie United Methodist Church will celebrate another year of football and hospitality with their pierogi sale. For $9 a dozen, area residents can enjoy the ...

Dance to benefit South Fayette/Bridgeville Relay For Life

By Tribune-Review
The South Fayette/Bridgeville Relay For Life will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dance on March 13 at the SNPJ Club, 540 Third Ave., Bridgeville from 7 to 11 p.m. Music is by DJ Chuck, and there will be a cash ...

New Aldi officially opens in South Fayette

By Charlotte Smith
The South Fayette Aldi grocery store at 3013 Washington Pike had its grand opening on Jan. 14. The store carries 1,400 of the fastest-selling grocery items at discount prices. Customers should bring their own grocery or recycled bags. Aldi accepts ...

Findlay Township man marks half-century birthday

By Tribune-Review
John Yarowenko of Findlay Township will celebrate his half-century birthday Friday. He is married to Beth (Stewart) Yarowenko, and they have three children, Stewart, Natasha and Johnny. John is the son of Mary Rose and the late John Yarowenko of ...

Community center contractor files suit against township

By Alex Felser
A Brentwood contractor hired by Collier to complete work on their new community center is claiming they are owed money. Sterling Contracting LLC filed a lawsuit against the township on Jan. 6 in Common Pleas Court, claiming breach of contract, ...

Bridgeville historical society establishes repair fund

By Alex Felser
The Bridgeville Area Historical Society has started a capital improvement repair fund to help cover the costs of anticipated projects. The society, located at 441 Station ...

Preliminary plan calls for razing much of Chartiers Valley complex

By Alex Felser
A new Chartiers Valley middle and high school complex could feature learning towers to replace two circular classroom buildings that date to the 1970s, an architect said. Lee Fenton of BLRB Architects presented preliminary layouts to school officials and residents ...

Carlynton mural a tribute to district athletes

By Alex Felser
The next time people walk into Carlynton High Schools gymnasium, they should be prepared to take a stroll down memory lane. A 30-foot long and 12-foot ...

Longtime volunteer helps keep Hoop Shoot going in Carnegie

By Alex Felser
Gary Marches organized his first Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest shortly after returning to Carnegie with a teaching degree from Edinboro University in 1964. Over ...

South Fayette library group looking for more Friends

By Dona S. Dreeland
Friends of the South Fayette Township Library is looking for a few good men and women. A five-member board directs the group’s efforts as it sets up fundraisers, organizes membership drives, plans book sales and decides on new projects. They lead ...

Carnegie’s Main Street gets music studio

By Alex Felser
Carnegie’s newest music business is earning rave reviews from its neighbors. SoundColor Productions moved to Main Street last summer, and is gearing up to do sound ...

Oyler: Despite chilly start to year, resolving to ‘get it right’

By John Oyler
New Year’s Day this year was cold and sunny, a strange combination of chilling and cheerful. Brandy was excited about the prospect of a morning walk as soon as she saw me begin to pull my cold weather clothes out ...

South Fayette retirement community give back with mat project

By Charlotte Smith
The residents of Country Meadows Retirement Community in South Fayette are involved in a service project for the homeless. Maureen Sirianni, validation training and memory support ...

Carnegie parents welcome twins to the family

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Congratulations to Becky Penatzer and Matt Guttilla of Carnegie on the birth of twin boys on Jan. 8. Lucca Matthew weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and Liam Thomas weighed 6.6 pounds on arrival. Grandparents include Dawn Penatzer and Gerry Guttilla. ...

Column: Some stumped by password intricacies

By Tribune-Review
Let’s face it — so much in today’s society is completed online. Whether it’s filling out job applications or applying to college or social services ...

Bridgeville sewer rate veto overturned

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville Council overruled Mayor Pat DeBlasio’s veto of the latest sewage increase in a 6-1 vote on Monday night. The $1.11 increase to the borough’s rate was approved at the Dec. 8 meeting in a 5-2 vote, with Council members Bill ...

2 teens charged as adults after fight in Carrick group home

By David Conti
Pittsburgh homicide detectives charged two teens as adults, and Allegheny County human services officials and the state Department of Public Welfare will investigate a fight in a Carrick group home that injured a youth so badly paramedics had to revive ...

Bridgeville pastor taking congregation Back to Basics in new year

By Dona S. Dreeland
Members of Zion Lutheran Church in Bridgeville will be going Back to Basics every Sunday morning this year. Pastor Duncan McLellan will base his sermons for ...

Sewer ordinance back on Bridgeville agenda

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville officials will likely revisit a ordinance that would increase the borough’s sewage rate after the mayor vetoed the plan. Mayor Pasquale DeBlasio vetoed an ordinance that would increase the borough’s sewage rate by $1.11 and plans to stand firm until ...

January a big birthday month for BeHage family

By Tribune-Review
Elizabeth BeHage will celebrate her 14th birthday on Jan. 10. She is the daughter of Rose BeHage of Carnegie and Colin BeHage, also of Carnegie. Elizabeth’s mother, Rose, celebrates her birthday on Jan. 26 and her grandmother, Maria Lockhart, celebrates ...

After delays, work to begin on Carnegie parking lots

By Alex Felser
After more than five years of discussion, two parking lots on Carnegie’s main business strip will receive road and sewer improvements. Rather than risk delaying the repairs again, Carnegie officials accepted a $710,055 loan to create two “green” parking lots after ...

Carnegie play to examine role of Masons during Civil War

By Dona S. Dreeland
“Lincoln Degree,” a three-scene play in Carnegie, blends fact and imagination for a new take on history. The Jan. 10 performance at the Andrew Carnegie Free ...

Officials keep Carnegie skatepark open, will leave the light on

By Alex Felser
Carnegie officials have decided not to close Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark for the winter season. The popular skatepark located in Carnegie Park off Forsythe Road will ...

Collier rec center to open officially this month

By Alex Felser
Collier residents soon will have a place to stay active, even in cold weather. The Collier Community Center is slated to open officially by the ...

Bluegrass band coming to Bridgeville

By Charlotte Smith
Bluegrass music has a following in Bridgeville, especially with periodic appearances of the band Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers. The band will play at Bee’z Bistro & ...

Oyler: Importance of Christmas still resounds

By John Oyler
Our Christmas began on Dec. 21, when my wife and I flew to Colorado. Our son had used some of his “frequent flyer” miles to upgrade our tickets to first class, a gesture that we really appreciate. My daughter, Sara, and ...

Carnegie man sentenced to prison for car chase in which mother was wounded

By Adam Brandolph
A Carnegie man who led police on a high-speed car chase from Homestead to the South Side that resulted in his mother being wounded will serve 11⁄2 to three years in prison, an Allegheny County judge ordered Tuesday. A jury in ...

No tax hike in Carnegie’s 2015 budget

By Alex Felser
Carnegie officials unanimously approved the borough’s 2015 budget worth $6.1 million with no property-tax increase. The property-tax rate will remain at 6.63 mills, which means the owner of a home assessed at $100,000 home will pay $663 a year to the ...