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Carnegie man sought after hammer attack, police say

By Tribune-Review
Authorities said they are seeking a Carnegie man on charges that he attacked his estranged wife and her boyfriend with a hammer early Sunday. Police said Michael Lynch, 31, entered his wife’s Carnegie home through an unlocked basement door shortly …

South Fayette, Chartiers Valley schools lead security trend

By Dona S. Dreeland
School security has gone high-tech. Since 2013, South Fayette and Chartiers Valley School districts have relied on a database to screen out people who are listed as sexual offenders under Megan’s Law. Visitors are asked to present a valid driver’s license ...

Bower Hill Road a source of concern

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville officials are planning to fix a portion of Bower Hill Road that continues to sink. Running water has forced the borough to routinely patch asphalt ...

South Fayette youth thanks veterans through Project Puzzle Book

By Alex Felser
Talon Hoyt believes all veterans deserve to be thanked for their service. Hoyt, 8, of South Fayette, holds that philosophy so dear that he keeps a ...

Splash pool coming to Crafton

By Alex Felser
Crafton residents will have a new area to splash around in next year. The borough’s community pool will get its first major upgrade in more than ...

South Fayette schools to raise taxes

By Alex Felser
With a high school expansion project in the near future, the South Fayette School District will raise its property-tax rate by just under 1 mill next year. School officials unanimously passed a $48.9 million 2015-16 budget with a 0.9042-of-a-mill tax increase ...

North Side furniture bank volunteers help turn living spaces into homes

By David Mayernik Jr.
Keith Bittel lifts a heavy load while delivering furniture to families in need around the Pittsburgh area. But he says it’s nothing compared to the burden ...

Grant provides lunch for Carnegie kids

By Dona S. Dreeland
Members of the Church of the Atonement in Carnegie have brought back community goodwill by providing lunch for students from the Boys & Girls Club on Wednesdays. It was a project that helps children in the neighborhood, and they enjoyed ...

Pittsburgh Combat Club offers defensive training

By Charlotte Smith
• The Pittsburgh Combat Club will hold quarterly workshops at One Veterans Way, Carnegie. The club does not train for sport or for exercise. Every effort is given to make training a realistic endeavor so that people can, if ...

Longtime Rennerdale resident celebrates 85th birthday with family

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Helen Moretti of Rennerdale celebrated her 85th birthday on June 20 with a family party including cake and ice cream. Helen and her late husband ...

Bridgeville has connection to global report about urban development

By John Oyler
Being a civil engineer, I am interested in everything concerned with the constructed infrastructure. “Urban sprawl” is a relevant topic related to infrastructure; a recent “think tank” report on that topic has attracted a significant amount of attention. The 76-page report ...

Heidelberg mourning K-9 officer that died of cancer

By Alex Felser
Heidelberg’s K-9 officer worked until the end. Rocky, who was diagnosed with cancer in March, was euthanized Monday with his partner, Sgt. Dennis Dixon, by his ...

South Fayette car wash, cookout benefit feline organization

By David Mayernik Jr.
When Cathy Rang found seven homeless cats living in her backyard last summer, she called the Pittsburgh Cat Adoption Team to trap and rescue them. Thanks ...

Couple celebrates wedding ceremony at the National Aviary

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Congratulations to Becky (Krasousky) and Joe Deglmann, who were united in marriage on June 6, at the National Aviary on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Becky and Joe greeted their family and friends at the aviary before departing for their ...

Science in the Summer program grows at Scott library

By Dona S. Dreeland
Summer vacation needn’t mean a break from learning for students in grades two through six who will attend the free science program at the Scott Township Public Library. Registration is under way for the Science in the Summer program. From Aug. ...

Soil testing clears way for new Scott pool

By Tribune-Review
Results from a soil-boring test below the surface of Scott’s proposed pool showed no problems. “The voids they suspected were not uncommon to the area,” ...

Crafton Celebrates to kick off Tuesday

By Alex Felser
From a parade to a 5K, Crafton is gearing up for the town’s 40th annual Fourth of July celebration. The five-day event — dubbed Crafton Celebrates — will kick off with a parade at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday starting at Bradford Avenue ...

Modern church service debuts at Bethany Presbyterian

By Dona S. Dreeland
A new congregation at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville now has the opportunity to worship every week in the chapel. The first modern service, months in the making, was scheduled for last Sunday at 6 p.m. “We wanted to create a space ...

South Fayette officials ask judge to dismiss commissioner’s lawsuit

By Alex Felser
South Fayette officials have filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by Commissioner J. Deron Gabriel, who accuses them of violating his First Amendment and civil rights. Gabriel is suing the township and the four other ...

Developer’s zoning request left up to Collier commissioners

By Alex Felser
Collier’s planning commission unanimously voted against recommending a zoning change to allow about 140 new townhomes near Thoms Run Road. But township commissioners have the final say and will now make a decision on when to advertise for a public hearing ...

Around Town: Summer keeps rolling along with new stores

By Charlotte Smith
• IGH Boutique has opened at 112 East Main St., Carnegie. Specializing in handmade and unique gifts, owner Kristan Niklas makes everything in the store, including rhinestone shirts, charm lockets, crocheted hats, jewelry and more. IGH stands for “In ...

Oyler: Summer weekends at Conneaut Lake

By John Oyler
My wife and I now are comfortably back in our summer routine, which frequently includes long weekends at our cottage at Conneaut Lake. We have been going there for 35 years and still enjoy it, although many things have changed there ...

Honus Wagner sign to provide fresh look for Carnegie

By Dona S. Dreeland
There’s plenty to see on Carnegie’s Main Street. New shops and old shops sit side by side. Turquoise-painted lampposts mark the little bridge, and visitors soon ...

Carlynton grad’s military journey begins at West Point

By Alex Felser
Melissa Bickus remembers her son Jacob always having the military mentality, which made it no surprise the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy were ...

Skating skills provide thrills for fans at Carnegie park

By Alex Felser
While 41-year-old Rodney McLaughlin of Bethel Park was at Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark last Thursday to witness professionals his own age skate, his 3-year-old son, ...

Record, CD convention finds its groove in Bridgeville

By David Mayernik Jr.
Amadeo Eichberg‘s love of music has been his traveling companion from Argentina to Bridgeville. Eichberg, 47, who came to the United States when he was ...

Bridgeville business recognized for work with vets

By Alex Felser
A piece of hollowed steel from one of the World Trade Center buildings attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, now hangs in Bridgeville’s Rusmur Floors as ...

Chartiers Book Mobile offers free books for summer

By Alex Felser
In an effort to encourage summer reading, the Chartiers Valley School District’s Book Mobile traveled around the area Friday distributing free books. Headed by Chartiers Valley ...

Community Day to last longer this year

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville’s annual community day will be longer than ever this year. “Bridgeville Day on the Avenue,” will take place on Washington Avenue this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. — two hours longer than previous years — and will include ...

Bridgeville library adding more honorary bricks

By Dona S. Dreeland
The path to knowledge at Bridgeville Public Library soon will be paved with more bricks of honor. Residents and friends of the library have until June 26 to reserve a space. By prepaying before that date, purchasers are assured that a ...

South Fayette sets hearing on proposed oil, gas drilling ordinance

By Alex Felser
South Fayette residents will have a chance on July 8 to comment on the township’s proposed oil and gas drilling ordinance during a public hearing. Commissioners approved the date with a 3-1 vote. Commissioner Jessica Cardillo Wagenhoffer cast the dissenting vote. Cardillo ...

Study center opens at Grace Community Church in Bridgeville

By Charlotte Smith
Gideon Study Center has opened within Grace Community Church, 56 Prestley Road, Bridgeville. Designed for home-school families and other students, tutoring services will be focused on standardized testing. Visit www.gideonstudycenter.org for more information. • St. Margaret Parish Preschool, ...

Town Talk: Collier couple celebrates 30th anniversary

By Tribune-Review
Karen and Brian Cummings of Collier will celebrate 30 years of marriage Monday. They met their senior year in Upper St. Clair High School in 1980 and went to college together at West Liberty State College in West Virginia. They were ...

Senior citizens relive prom night memories at Vanadium Woods

By David Mayernik Jr.
Jack and Vivian Flaherty, both 93, recall attending their high school senior prom at Langley High School when they were 18 years old. “She was ...

Pro tour skateboarding into Carnegie Park

By Alex Felser
Entering the peak of its first full skate season, Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie will experience its second professional tour starting Thursday.. “It’s going to ...

Carnegie Council expected to finalize public works pension plan

By Alex Felser
Carnegie Council this week was set to approve the latest public-works pension plan, which would give its employees one of the best in the area, compared to other municipal employees, one official said. The full agreement — approved in December — ...

Chartiers Valley grad gets the word out about lung cancer

By Alex Felser
Kaye Paterson never was a smoker, which made it an even bigger surprise when she was diagnosed with lung cancer four years ago. “Everyone has ...

Collier officials add second day to Flag Day celebration

By Alex Felser
The birthplace of Flag Day is extending its celebration to two days this year. Collier has planned a family-friendly weekend of events for Saturday and Sunday ...

Officials aim to close book on Carnegie library work in October

By Dona S. Dreeland
Renovations have begun at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, which will get new paint, polish and more. Plaster work is ...