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Route 50 work to begin Monday in South Fayette

By Alex Felser
PennDOT is expected to begin preparatory work for lane closures on state Route 50 and some side roads in South Fayette starting this week. The seven-month project is part of a $19.04 million road improvement plan on Route 50 from ...

New Scott pool estimated to cost $3 million

By Alex Felser
An early design for Scott’s new pool comes with a $3 million estimate. The new facility is planned to include a 50-meter competition pool as well as a gradually sloping entry area that would replace the children’s pool. “This is more conceptual ...

Chartiers Valley officials want to slow down traffic on Thoms Run

By Alex Felser
Chartiers Valley School Board will pay Gateway Engineers Inc. $8,000 to conduct a traffic impact study on Thoms Run Road. The road is owned by Allegheny County and is the main road between the middle/high school campus and the primary school. ...

New pastor appointed at Holy Trinity Ukrainian church in Carnegie

By Charlotte Smith
The Rev. Jason Charron is the new pastor at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 730 Washington Ave. in Carnegie. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Wadhams Hall Seminary College in Ogdensburg, N.Y., a bachelor of theology degree in ...

Fundraiser aims to help Chartiers Valley’s arts programs

By David Mayernik Jr.
Jill Lena Ford recalls finally feeling at home in Mark Barzan’s art class as a student at Chartiers Valley High School. “For me, in high school, ...

Heidelberg police dog sidelined with illness

By Alex Felser
Heidelberg’s canine officer is being sidelined indefinitely. Rocky, an eight-year-old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic, is on medical leave following an emergency spleen appendectomy on March 12. During the procedure, doctors found internal bleeding from tumors on his spleen. “When ...

Western Pa. school districts address e-cigarettes

By Bill Zlatos
Arlene Bender knows how hard it is to quit smoking. A smoker for more than 40 years, she tried going cold turkey. She tried hypnosis, acupuncture, ...

Musical in Carnegie explores Civil War era

By Dona S. Dreeland
A divisive time in the nation’s history will come to life on a local stage through words and music. “The Civil War” on April 10-12 will put faces to that time in American history. The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music ...

Blood drive planned in honor of Carlynton student

By Tribune-Review
A blood drive, sponsored by Central Blood Bank, is scheduled for April 2 in honor of Hailey Baker, a senior at Carlynton Junior/Senior High School. The event is planned to replenish blood and platelets that were given to Baker, 19, ...

South Fayette class aims to educate youth about hunting

By David Mayernik Jr.
Scott Zeszutek, president of the Cuddy Sports Club, wasn’t entirely certain how the decision to sponsor a Pennsylvania Game Commission hunting safety course would turn ...

Chartiers Valley, South Fayette students get a close-up look at legal system

By Alex Felser
About 25 local high school students took turns defending citations in front the district magistrate last Friday. The students from South Fayette and Chartiers Valley participated ...

School expansion project could cost South Fayette $37 million

By Alex Felser
Construction firm P.J. Dick and Eckles Architecture estimate South Fayette’s renovation and expansion project could cost about $37 million. This is the first time a price tag has been attached to the project. However, Superintendent Bille Rondinelli said the project ...

South Fayette officials seek funding for upgraded traffic lights

By Alex Felser
South Fayette officials hope updating traffic lights will ease congestion in several areas. Commissioners on March 18 retroactively approved a grant application for PennDOT’s Green Light-Go program submitted Feb. 28. If the grant is approved, it would cut in half the ...

Carnegie horseshoe club to host outdoor competition

By Charlotte Smith
Horseshoes of Pittsburgh Enterprises Inc., or HOPE, will host the state outdoor championships from Sept. 4 to 7. The club, based in Carnegie, started with members coming from Dormont’s Horseshoe Club. In 1986, two local men, Ron Weiss and Gene ...

Westwood family celebrates birth of first child

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Sade (Moehring) and Jake Smith of Westwood are receiving congratulations on the birth of their first child. Dalton Frederick Smith was born on Feb. 20 at 9:22 p.m. He was 9 pounds and 20.5 inches at birth. Maternal grandparents are ...

Search for Carnegie man at Ohiopyle to enter 6th day

By Tribune-Review
Searchers resumed their efforts Sunday to recover the body of a Carnegie man who fell into the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park on Wednesday. Assistant park manager Stacie Hall said Sunday that volunteers and park staff members were combing the ...

Candidates seek party nominations on May ballot

By Tribune-Review
March 10 was the deadline for candidates to file petitions to seek nominations for public office in the May 19 primary. The Allegheny County Division of Elections must certify the list before it becomes official. Candidates have until March 25 ...

Bridgeville library to try out ‘blackout’ art

By Dona S. Dreeland
On March 28, teenagers will be offered the opportunity to deface books, but with creative intent. A program at Bridgeville Public Library, called “Blackout Poetry,” will allow participants to put Sharpies to the pages of old books. With each bold ...

Solar panel campaign kicks off in South Fayette

By David Mayernik Jr.
When Natalie and Mike Ryan moved into their custom-built house in South Fayette three years ago, they had 39 solar panels placed on its roof. ...

New Carnegie restaurant’s philosophy? Eat more Bakn

By Alex Felser

Pork lovers in Carnegie can rejoice. The newest restaurant coming to Main Street is called Bakn for a reason.

The breakfast and lunch shop is under ...

Heidelberg search shows a good manager is hard to find

By Alex Felser
Heidelberg is looking for a hard worker that isn’t afraid to do it all. The search has not been easy. Since Joe Kauer left the manager’s post in December to take the same job in Ambridge, borough officials have seen ...

Several area couples celebrating anniversaries

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Kathleen and Mike Zimbicki of Rennerdale celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 18. Kathleen and Mike are the parents of four children, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. They have lived in Rennerdale for 58 years. Mike was a superstar ...

New Bridgeville business offers alternative fix to medical issues

By Alex Felser
After years of struggling to make it through the day without having to take a nap, Jen Williams decided to try a new approach. After ...

Conference for women authors comes to Carnegie

By Dona S. Dreeland
The Women Read/Women Write conference is back and in new quarters in Carnegie. Pittsburgh authors Gwyn Cready and Meredith Mileti have packaged their book fest for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. For $10, participants may attend panel ...

New nail salon opens in Bridgeville

By Charlotte Smith
Dallas Beauty Lounge has opened at 609 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, in the former Bangz Hair Salon location. Owner Dallas Sauers is a 2009 graduate of South Fayette High School, and a graduate of Point Park University and South Hills Beauty ...

Carnegie group encourages networking among female entrepreneurs

By Dona S. Dreeland
A Carnegie business owner has created an opportunity for women in business to network and socialize. Joanne Letcher, executive director of Carnegie Community Development Corp., called this new group Women Business Owners of Carnegie. Its kickoff gathering is scheduled for March ...

Chartiers Valley students continue search for veterans

By Alex Felser
Five juniors at Chartiers Valley High School plan to commemorate locals who gave their lives in the Korean War, and they’re asking for help finding more potential honorees. The students, all enrolled in teacher Bob Rodrigues’ history course, want to ...

South Hills road crews able to keep roads clear, but at a cost

By Alex Felser
An uptick in road-salt prices — and overtime — has municipalities paying more for each snowstorm this season. Yet, officials say, efforts to keep roads passable largely have been successful. Many municipalities in Allegheny County are part of a joint purchasing ...

Carnegie resident to be honored for domestic-violence awareness

By Alex Felser
Colleen Bowers will be honored Thursday for her work in raising awareness of domestic violence. Bowers will receive the Center for Victims’ Peace It Together ...

Bridgeville farmers market set to open this spring in new location

By Dona S. Dreeland
It may be hard to believe, but spring will soon be upon us. While it’s too early for planting an outside garden, this could be the ...

Carnegie parking lots to close for sewer work

By Alex Felser
Construction on two of Carnegie’s most-used parking lots is set to begin this spring. The borough awarded a $532,494 contract to R&B Contracting and Excavation Inc. and a $3,375 contract to Stormworks to complete infrastructure projects for Parking Lot No. 10 ...

Oyler: Creativity should be part of educational process

By John Oyler
Practitioners in the civil engineering profession are frequently critical of their academic counterparts in regard to the perceived lack of creativity in the students we produce. In general, I am in agreement with this criticism although I believe it is ...

South Fayette official at home on stage

By Tribune-Review
Andrea Iglar has been the community development director for South Fayette for nearly eight months. In that time, she’s launched the township’s new website, www.southfayettepa.com, ...

Former mayor of Rosslyn Farms celebrates 90th birthday

By Cindy Babish Schultz
Sally Ford, a resident of Rosslyn Farms for 84 years, now of Providence Point, will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 17. Sally was the ...

PAPA 18 World Pinball Championships slated for March 15 in Carnegie

By Michael Machosky
This week, Pittsburgh is again the pinball capital of the world. Through March 15, the PAPA 18 (Professional & Amateur Pinball Association) World Pinball Championships will ...

Re-enactors bring authentic touch to Woodville Plantation

By Dona S. Dreeland
For members of Wayne’s Legion, a Revolutionary War re-enactors group, history is more than a hobby. These 21st century “soldiers” spend hours studying, drilling and ...

Chartiers Valley students hope for a ‘Beauty’ of a high school musical

By David Mayernik Jr.
Once upon a time, Chartiers Valley High School senior Ranae McIntyre began preparing for her lead role in the school’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and ...

Bids coming in for Bridgeville sewer projects

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville officials plan to examine sanitary sewer repair bids at the March 9 board meeting. The borough placed a notice to bidders in February requesting bids for two separate contracts. One contract involves 31 sewer point repairs involving excavation and the ...

Scott Township musician prepares to release new album

By Charlotte Smith
Scott resident Bill Toms will release his new album, “Deep in the Shadows,” at the end of this month. It is his ninth studio album ...