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Coroner identifies body in Yough River as Carnegie man

By Joe Napsha
The Fayette County Coroner has identified the body found Thursday afternoon along the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park as the Carnegie man who fell ...

Workshop at Bridgeville library offers help on starting a business

By Dona S. Dreeland
In this economy affected by job losses and early retirements, one group offers help on being an entrepreneur. Service Corps of Retired Executives or SCORE members offer free advice about how to begin, achieve and grow an independently-owned business. SCORE is ...

Contracts awarded for sewer and pavement work in Bridgeville

By Alex Felser
Bridgeville awarded contracts for both their 2015 pavement maintenance program and sanitary sewer inspection and cleaning project. The borough accepted a bid on April 13 from El Grande Industries of $163,663.75 among 11 it received. Roads included in the program are ...

South Fayette commissioners set price for Star City site

By Alex Felser
Amid tense discussions, South Fayette commissioners set the minimum sale price of the former Star City Cinemas site at $5 million. The board voted 4-1 at its April 15 meeting to advertise the sale of the site with the requirement of ...

Body found in Ohiopyle State Park may be missing Carnegie man

By Joe Napsha
The body of a man was found Thursday afternoon along the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park, a park official said Thursday. Park Manager Kenneth Bisbee said the body was spotted Thursday afternoon by a kayaker searching the waters in Stewart ...

Parkway West closures set to detour Pittsburgh drivers

By Melissa Daniels
As many as 100,000 drivers a day will detour through Carnegie during the first of six weekend closures in the latest Parkway West project starting ...

Rosslyn Farms resident celebrates birthday

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Happy birthday to Joyce Rossi of Rosslyn Heights who celebrates on April 20. She is married to Tom Rossi and together they have a son Albert and daughter Hannah Rose. Joyce also has two grandchildren, Tori and Trevor. Your family ...

Collier given excellence award for its solar innovation

By Alex Felser
For the second year in a row, the solar panels on the roof of Collier’s public works garage is earning the township state recognition. Manager Sal ...

Scott synagogue wins national grant

By David Mayernik Jr.
An autistic student at Beth El Congregation’s religious school in Scott has a team of friends helping him prepare for his upcoming bar mitzvah. Miles Kirshner, ...

South Fayette student organization has a heart for service

By David Mayernik Jr.
As Julia Jubas, 12, helped Louise Garcia, 89, with Easter decorations recently, the two talked and laughed together. It was difficult to tell who’s having more ...

South Fayette commissioner sues other 4 on board

By Brian Bowling
Four South Fayette commissioners violated the fifth commissioner’s civil rights March 18 when they passed a motion to censure him, the fifth commissioner claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. J. Deron Gabriel claims in the lawsuit that he had ...

Carnegie students get immersed in Cultural Day

By Dona S. Dreeland
Carnegie Elementary School students will learn more about people around the world on May 15 as part of Cultural Day. Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek and Principal Carla Hudson are behind the program that brings the world to children in the ...

Carnegie Towers changes hands

By Alex Felser
Carnegie Towers has a new owner that borough officials think is committed to making “significant upgrades” to the federally-subsidized apartment building. Capital Realty Group of Spring Valley, N.Y., purchased the 10-story, 176-unit housing complex on March 10. They could not be ...

Funding announced for South Fayette parks and rec program

By Alex Felser
South Fayette will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at Fairview Park on Friday to kick off the construction of a new playground and celebrate the launch of the township’s community fund. Residents are invited to join township officials and representatives from the ...

Carnegie Presbyterian Church welcomes new pastor

By Charlotte Smith
The Rev. Tom Moore is the new pastor of Carnegie Presbyterian Church in Collier. Moore was the pastor of Emsworth United Presbyterian and Bethel Presbyterian churches. ...

2 developers offer pitch for Star City site in South Fayette

By Alex Felser
South Fayette officials heard proposals from two developers hoping to acquire the former Star City Cinemas site. Of the 12 parties that expressed interest, Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services and Horizon Properties were selected to present to commissioners at the ...

Carnegie site gives couple their dream theater

By Alice T. Carter
When Virginia Wall Gruenert decided to write her first play in 2007, she had no idea of the journey she and her husband, Hans, were ...

New Legion post leader taking on challenges

By Dona S. Dreeland
Bob “Rambo” Milliken is a man with a mission. Since September, he’s been learning what it takes to be commander of American Legion Post 54 in ...

Carnegie blues festival won’t return this year

By Alex Felser
Plans to bring back a blues festival to Carnegie have stalled for now. Borough officials announced Monday that discussions regarding Blues on Main for 2015 have ceased, and they cited PennDOT’s Parkway West project as the main culprit. Former mayor Jim Pascoe ...

Carnegie officials updated on borough’s emergency plans

By Alex Felser
With flammable and toxic fuels continually traveling through Carnegie by train, first responders met with train and hazmat professionals to update the borough’s emergency plans. Mayor Jack Kobistek, municipal Manager Steve Beuter and representatives from the police department, fire department and ...

South Fayette High School hosting distracted driving course

By Alex Felser
South Fayette and Chartiers Valley’s school resource officers will educate teenagers on the dangers of distracted driving tonight. Jeff Sgro and Bill Oslick are co-hosting an Impact Teen Driving program from 6 to 8 p.m. in South Fayette High School auditorium. ...

Collier awarded for solar innovation

By Alex Felser
For the second year in a row, the solar panels on the roof of Collier’s public works garage is earning the township state recognition. Manager Sal ...

Pittsburgh city worker arrested after carrying gun into county courthouse

By Michael Hasch
A city employee was arrested Tuesday after carrying a gun into the Allegheny County Courthouse and saying he needed the weapon because he doesn’t like cops, the chief deputy of the sheriff’s department said. Pierre Perkins, 25, of Carnegie, who drove ...

Historical society speaker bemoans decline of urban life

By John Oyler
The March program meeting of the Bridgeville Area Historical Society featured a talk by Brian O’Neill based on his 2009 book “The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the Twenty-first Century.” It is a collection of loosely connected anecdotes about Pittsburgh ...

South Fayette’s mini-THON hopes to exceed last year’s efforts

By Charlotte Smith
South Fayette High School will host a mini-THON from April 17 at 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on April 18 in the high school gymnasium. ...

Bridgeville jam session gains a following

By Alex Felser
At first, David Bateman had reservations about joining an informal group of musicians in Bridgeville. “My friend called, and I said this looks fun (but) I ...

Heidelberg fire chief suggests fee to help fund department

By Alex Felser
The chief of Heidelberg’s Volunteer Fire Department is suggesting an annual fee for residents and businesses to help fund operations. Fire chief Joe Wissel Jr. addressed council last month and said the $11,000 allocated from the 2015 budget isn’t nearly enough ...

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 ...

Ailing Carlynton senior receives support during recovery

By Dona S. Dreeland
Hailey Baker connects easily with people. Those connections became clear after Baker’s bout with with double pneumonia in early February. She was placed in a medically ...

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. ...

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, ...

Carnegie woman celebrates 85th birthday

By Cindy Babish-schultz
Happy 85th birthday to Alice Danks of Carnegie who celebrated on March 25. Alice and her late husband, Bill, have two children, Beth (Steve) Klein of Carnegie and Russell (Judy) Danks of Bulger. Alice has four grandchildren, Courtney and Kayla ...

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 ...

Oyler: Rail fans emerge after recent musings

By John Oyler
My columns dealing with the Pittsburgh, Chartiers, and Youghiogheny Railroad have continued to generate considerable feedback. Although the number of rail-fans in our audience may be small, they are enthusiastic. First came an email from Bob and Carol Kurchena, who sent ...

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, ...