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Drake: Promoting community center O’Hara woman’s new duty

By Sharon Drake
Monica Gay began her role of marketing and development for Boyd Community Center this week. Her first move is reviewing past programs, sifting through old grant ...

Write-in votes to determine Aspinwall primary winners

By Bobby Cherry
Nearly 800 combined votes were cast for last week’s Aspinwall council primary race. But who won still is a mystery. Nobody officially entered the race for either party’s nomination to run in November’s election for three seats on Aspinwall council. But at least ...

More electronic books to join traditional counterparts in Fox Chapel Area classrooms

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel Area School District students will see more electronic books in the classroom next year, but administrators said traditional textbooks still have a place at the desk. “There is always a need for paper when technology is not available,” said ...

Lower Valley observes Memorial Day with parades, services

By Bobby Cherry
Sharpsburg, Blawnox and Aspinwall communities held Memorial Day weekend observances including parades and services. The three communities held parades May 25, 2015, and other services at ...

Sharpsburg marina home to pontoon boat rental company

By Bobby Cherry
Since moving to Pittsburgh 14 years ago, Nicole Moga always wanted to boat along the three rivers and share that with others. The 33-year-old Troy Hill ...

Memorial Day weekend events planned for Lower Valley communities

By Bobby Cherry
The following Memorial Day weekend events are planned across the Lower Valley. Events are planned for Memorial Day unless otherwise noted. Etna, Sharpsburg and ...

Path to offer O’Hara office park walkers room to roam

By Tawnya Panizzi
A pedestrian walkway to be built in O’Hara’s RIDC Park is a major step toward safety, a business owner in the park said. “It’s not only ...

Aspinwall native dedicated majority of life working to support servicemen

By Tawnya Panizzi
Emily Drake was a junior at Aspinwall High School when Japanese soldiers attacked Pearl Harbor and President Franklin Roosevelt led the United States into World ...

Fox Chapel Area budget plan includes technology upgrades

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel Area school board members will consider a $99 million budget next month, one that includes the purchase of nearly 700 iPads and the replacement of aging laptops districtwide. The budget calls for $92 million in expenses — including $2 ...

Morningside VFW honors veterans with fishing day at O’Hara park

By Tawnya Panizzi
Wrapped in a blue plastic poncho, Pat Stumpf sat alongside the pond at Squaw Valley Park in O’Hara and cast her line, waiting for a ...

TEDx event to challenge Shady Side Academy students to think expansively, act ethically

By Bobby Cherry
On her 50-minute commute to and from Shady Side Academy from her Sewickley area home, Chloe Zack often spends time listening to TED Talks. The Shady Side Academy senior will watch Wednesday as the independent TED Talks event she organized is ...

O’Hara considering rules requiring cell towers to blend in with community

By Tawnya Panizzi
As wireless technology continues to progress, the demand increases for capacity and coverage. O’Hara council wants to be ahead of the curve in terms of how visible cell towers and antennae will be in the township. “We want to strike a balance ...

Fox Chapel baseball association pitches plan to improve field at Meadow Park

By Tawnya Panizzi
Some O’Hara residents who live near Meadow Park off Kittanning Pike are crying foul on a plan they said will transform the hidden gem into a loud, congested and littered baseball field. Others are cheering for the pitch from the Fox ...

Cost for trash removal on the rise in Aspinwall

By Tawnya Panizzi
Trash collection in Aspinwall will cost slightly more beginning next month. Residents will pay $208 a year — up $24 — after council last week awarded a $520,660 contract to Waste Management, the same hauler the borough has been using and ...

Fox Chapel Area taxes likely not to rise

By Staff Report
Fox Chapel Area School District residents can expect property taxes to hold steady if the board approves its proposed $99 million budget in June. Members on Monday night approved the tentative plan for the 2015-16 school year, maintaining the tax ...

Drake: Helping others plan financial future big investment for O’Hara woman

By Sharon Drake
Maria Smith invests her life in helping others. For the past 16 years, she has helped families with disabled dependents plan for their financial futures.  The ...

Photos: Fox Chapel area Gardenfest blooms

By Tribune-Review
Garden clubs and artists showed their plants and art work at Gardenfest, held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Boyd Community Center in Fox Chapel. ...

RIDC employees with mile-long treks from nearest bus stop ask for help

By Melissa Daniels
Paul Mosley sat outside the Valero on Freeport Road waiting for a bus in the mid-morning sun. As a new employee at a manufacturer in RIDC ...

Fox Chapel grad walking across country for bone marrow awareness

By Bobby Cherry
Jared Reichbaum is on a mission to raise awareness and cross off an item on his bucket list. The 2004 Fox Chapel Area High School graduate ...

Residents asked for thoughts on Aspinwall, Sharpsburg development

By Tawnya Panizzi
From bike trails to housing and green space, residents of Aspinwall and Sharpsburg can have a hand in shaping future development. Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone ...

Fishing class at Fox Chapel elementary aimed at getting kids active

By Tawnya Panizzi
Kerr Elementary School teacher Jim Hart wants to share his passion for the outdoors with students, and he’s reeling them in with an intramural fishing ...

O’Hara leaders to vote on Meadow Park field plan

By Tawnya Panizzi
Some O’Hara residents who live near Meadow Park off Kittanning Pike are crying foul on a plan they said will transform the hidden gem into a loud, congested and littered baseball field. Others are cheering for the pitch from the Fox ...

Pleasant Valley fire chief promotes CCAC tuition program for firefighters

By Tawnya Panizzi
Volunteer firefighters who commit to five years of service can take part in a free tuition program at the Community College of Allegheny County. But the deadline to register is next week. Pleasant Valley Fire Chief Ed Michalowski spoke to O’Hara ...

Candidates wanted: No one running for 3 Aspinwall council seats

By Tawnya Panizzi
Aspinwall residents with closeted political aspirations should speak up now. Three four-year council positions are available with no one seeking to fill them in the May 19 primary, according to Allegheny County records. No one filed a petition to seek either party’s ...

Former Fox Chapel police officer appealing disability ruling

By Tawnya Panizzi
A former Fox Chapel police officer injured on the job is appealing the borough’s decision to deny him disability pay. Bill Perroz, 55, of Indiana Township worked as a full-time officer for 24 years before he said he was hurt trying ...

Drake: Improving parks part of Fox Chapel woman’s passions

By Sharon Drake
Volunteers from all over the Lower Valley will be weeding the Trillium Trail in Fox Chapel on two weekends — May 16 and 17 and ...

Sharpsburg antique shop turns trash to treasure

By Tawnya Panizzi 9:21 p.m.
Vintage meets chic at Sweet Salvage on Main, a Sharpsburg antique shop that offers more than old treasures. Owned by Aspinwall resident Janet Martha, the warehouse ...

Boost from state will help connect students, nature at Beechwood Farms

By Tawnya Panizzi
State money earned last week by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will be spent to provide local students with hands-on activities through a program called Citizen Science on the School Ground. “The projects connect students to nature while instilling ...

Sharpsburg Community Library to reopen with grand event

By Tawnya Panizzi 6:42 p.m.
The next chapter of the Sharpsburg Community Library will begin Saturday with a grand-opening celebration that has director Kathy Amrhein chomping at the bit. “We’ve waited ...

O’Hara teen earns Eagle Scout honor

By Sharon Drake 9:00 p.m.
Nico Bodkin’s didn’t join the Boy Scouts until he was in the sixth grade On March 7, Nico formally was presented with his Eagle Scout rank ...

Bill to name federal courthouse Downtown for late Fox Chapel judge passes House

By Michael Hasch 4:54 p.m.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure Tuesday afternoon to name the federal courthouse in Pittsburgh the Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse. ...

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 worked ...

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 ...