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Indiana Township couple face illegal prescription charges

By Tawnya Panizzi
An Indiana Township couple charged with forging painkiller prescriptions will have a preliminary hearing May 7 in Shaler. Stephanie Letters, 34, of Summit Drive, is accused of writing prescriptions for Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Oxycontin during a five-year period when she …

Fox Chapel natives’ service brings a shine to area homes

By Sharon Drake
Patty Monteverde Rooney has taken a shine to her new business. Partnering with her sister, Kathy Monteverde Craig, Patty started the Cleaning Genies. Their company sweeps, ...

Acoustic sounds to fill Aspinwall church

By Tawnya Panizzi
A free acoustic concert will fill the sanctuary at Aspinwall Presbyterian Church this weekend. “Gypsy Jazz,” part of the church’s performing arts series, will begin at ...

Saxonburg Blvd. in O’Hara open again after downed power lines cleaned up

By Michael Hasch
Saxonburg Boulevard is now open after being closed for about five hours Monday when a tree came down the hillside and fell on some power lines. The road reopened around 11 p.m. after the tree was cut up and taken …

Indiana Twp., O’Hara, Shaprsburg earn banner recognition

By Sharon Drake
Indiana Township, O’Hara and Sharpsburg are among the 42 municipalities named as 2015 Banner Communities. Designated by the Allegheny League of Municipalities, Indiana Township was recognized for the third year, along with 16 others, and O’Hara and Sharpsburg for the ...

Fox Chapel continues work on trails with help from grant

By Tawnya Panizzi
On the heels of securing almost $196,000 to upgrade the borough’s trail system, Fox Chapel is set to receive nearly $60,000 for more park work. Treasurer Joy Hardt said the borough was awarded a state grant through the Greenways, Trails and ...

Fox Chapel cleanup set for Earth Day

By Katie Foglia
Fox Chapel Borough residents and other local volunteers will meet on April 25 at 1 p.m. in the McCahill Park parking lot for the Earth Day cleanup. The cleanup effort will be set out from Squaw Run and then venture ...

Love of birds leads Fox Chapel teen to national honor

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel teen Coco Redican makes a spring pastime of nestling in a comfy chair at her Pasadena Drive home and gazing at back yard ...

‘Riverfront 47’ would transform O’Hara scrap yard

By Tawnya Panizzi
O’Hara council is throwing its support behind a development that would change the face of the Lower Valley. Aspinwall resident Susan Crookston’s “Riverfront 47” would see ...

Hulton Bridge work clogs up Blawnox

By Tawnya Panizzi
Motorists traveling north through Blawnox can expect traffic tangles all summer. PennDOT last week launched a long-term road construction project in Harmar, just at the foot ...

Fox Chapel Area Adult Education class brings wild ideas to backyards

By Tawnya Panizzi
Gardener Linda Kramer thinks Lower Valley residents should look to the local parklands for tips on how to build a balanced garden. The Trillium Trail in Fox Chapel, she said, not only provides beauty but helps support the insects and wildlife ...

Supporting Cooper-Siegel Library an act of love for Aspinwall woman

By Sharon Drake
What’s more fun than a library party? How about three parties designed for every family member, all revolving around mini golf. Christine Beard is one of ...

Fox Chapel prepares for roadwork season

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel council is gearing up for a busy roadwork season. More than $725,000 in construction projects will begin this spring and continue through fall. Specifically, the borough’s public-works department will install underdrains and repair catch basins along North and South ...

Work on Alpha Drive Bridge in O’Hara affecting motorists

By Tribune-Review
Motorists will have to deal with single-lane restrictions this week on the Alpha Drive Bridge in O’Hara. The span crosses Route 28 near the RIDC Park. Work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday. Contractors are …

Fox Chapel, Oakmont, Aspinwall/Sharpsburg Rotary clubs join to host spring fling

By Tawnya Panizzi
There’s a party coming to Squaw Valley Park in O’Hara, and everyone’s invited. Hosted by three local Rotary clubs, the event is “our way of thanking ...

Shady Side Acadmey teams win Science Olympiad regional titles

By Tawnya Panizzi
Shady Side Academy senior Nurul Abd Salim Nast is relishing her school’s recent Science Olympiad regional division win but already is hitting the lab to ...

Work advances on O’Hara community center, staff

By Tawnya Panizzi
As construction moves forward on the Lower Valley’s new community center, so too does the search for a person to be the face of the ...

Aspinwall sets date to clean up community

By Tawnya Panizzi
Aspinwall’s town-wide cleanup event is celebrating its 10th year with a twist. Families can gather from 10 a.m. to noon April 25 to spruce up the ...

Talent show at Dorseyville Middle School raising funds for charity

By Tribune-Review
Dorseyville Middle School students will perform a talent show at 7 p.m. April 15 to support Genius Hour projects at the school. Genius Hour is a program where students choose an idea they want to explore, research it and turn …

Aspinwall business owner’s gifts warm bodies, hearts

By Tawnya Panizzi
Local furrier Ken Briskin used his family business in Aspinwall to help turn the region’s homeless plight from heartbreaking to heartwarming. The Fox Chapel man donated ...

Work on Fox Chapel Area high school expected to be completed by mid-August

By Tawnya Panizzi
The $30 million construction project at Fox Chapel Area High School took center stage last week as work shifted to the front entrance along Field ...

Mini-golf new feature of Fox Chapel library fundraiser

By Tawnya Panizzi
Cooper-Seigel Commun-ity Library is taking a swing at something new. The annual “Love the Library” fundraiser will feature a nine-hole miniature golf course scattered throughout the facility along Fox Chapel Road. “It might be the last place you’d expect to find a ...

Pittsburgh Mills to host hard-to-recycle collection

By Bobby Cherry
Old TVs, no-longer-used VCRs and other hard-to-recycle items will be collected at two events this month at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Resources Council — a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the state’s environmental resources, ...

Learning Fox Chapel area ticket to writer’s success

By Bobby Cherry
Four days into working for The Herald last week, I got my first — and, I hope, last — parking ticket in Aspinwall. The alarm on my iPhone chimed to remind me to feed the meter, but the desk phone rang, ...

Art project fills Dorseyville Middle School’s lobby with gnomes

By Tawnya Panizzi
Dorseyville Middle School student Brian Mulhern said the best part of school is hanging with his “gnomies.” His friends are gathered in a makeshift garden in ...

Leaf collection begins March 30 in O’Hara

By Tawnya Panizzi
Spring leaf collection in O’Hara begins March 30. Public works crews will collect from all township neighborhoods. The township has been divided into zones, which can be found on the township’s website. Leaves must be placed within four feet of …

O’Hara ALS awareness advocate dies at 49

By Tawnya Panizzi
Friends recall Neil Alexander living life with courage and grace — the same attributes as Lou Gehrig, whose namesake disease Alexander died from Tuesday. The O’Hara ...

Indiana Twp. road closures force detours

By Tawnya Panizzi
Getting around some portions of Indiana Township might be difficult this week. A section of Old Mill Road in Indiana Township will be closed this week so crews can trim trees. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 ...

O’Hara spinning event to benefit Pittsburgh autism center

By Tawnya Panizzi
Jen Evashavik isn’t spinning her wheels for nothing. She and Fox Chapel Area School District special education teacher Katherine Hook, both of Aspinwall, will be exercising ...

Chabad Fox Chapel to house preschool starting September

By Tawnya Panizzi
Teacher Shternie Rosenfeld said she believes children are competent, capable and packed with potential. The London native and co-director of Chabad Fox Chapel plans to open a Jewish preschool this fall focusing on exploration and problem solving. “We believe every person is ...

Art show to help fund Sharpsburg mural

By Bobby Cherry
A weekend art show in Sharpsburg will help to benefit a planned mural project depicting pieces of the community’s past. “The art show is the kick off for fundraising so we can do the mural,” organizer Pam Bruno said. The art ...

Indiana Township bridge over turnpike to close March 30

By Tawnya Panizzi
Motorists who travel through Indiana Township should prepare to tangle with yet another major traffic project beginning next week. The Saxonburg Boulevard Bridge, that crosses the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the intersection of Route 910 and Fossil Ridge Road, is scheduled to ...

Search for police chief in Aspinwall moves forward

By Bobby Cherry
Aspinwall could have a new police chief within a few months. “We’re hoping to have someone hired by summer,” borough council President Joe Noro said. After about eight years as chief, John Sabol retired March 1, leaving the role vacant. He first ...

Aspinwall man accused of stealing coins from kiosks in multiple states

By Megan Guza
An Aspinwall man went on a multistate, coin-stealing spree when he found a Coinstar key in Florida, where he had gone to “take an adventure” ...

Fox Chapel health coach preaches overall wellness

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel resident and fitness guru Nicole Trombley wants to let people in on her secret to living well. The personal trainer turned health coach will ...

Cooper-Siegel Community Library offers variety of programs

By Tribune-Review
Cooper-Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel will be offering the following programs. For more information or to register for programs, call 412-828-9520, ext. 215; send an email to coopersiegelref@einetwork.net; or visit coopersiegelcommunitylibrary.org. • Novelknitters Knitting Group, 6 p.m. March 25. ...

Edible trail concept could come to O’Hara park

By Tawnya Panizzi
Chewing over the idea of an edible trail in Woodland Park, O’Hara Council last week applied for a state grant to help pay potential costs. Township manager Julie Jakubec said the $150,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural ...

Fox Chapel woman cooks up way to make sure youths are fed

By Sharon Drake
Lisa Bowden is cooking up something special for the community. After hearing about a program to feed youngsters on the weekends, she transplanted the Backpack ...

Work on new Indiana Township public works facility set to begin

By Tawnya Panizzi
Indiana Township supervisors expect construction on a new $2 million public-works facility to move forward this spring. The board last week awarded four contracts for a new complex that will house the township’s larger vehicles that don’t fit in the ...