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Presidential candidate Clinton makes campaign stop in Fox Chapel

By Natasha Lindstrom
Hillary Clinton spent Wednesday morning wooing Western Pennsylvania’s wealthy donors and political power brokers at a private fundraiser in Fox Chapel, part of a national ...

O’Hara to turn to court in effort to get started on sewer project

By Tawnya Panizzi
O’Hara leaders plan to take a retired Allegheny County Common Pleas judge to court to use land he owns for a $4 million sewer line project. Council members last week voted to begin a condemnation process on a portion of Livingstone ...

Old waterline caused landslide in O’Hara

By Tawnya Panizzi
As crews begin this week to repair a landslide near Grove Street and Meadow Park Lane in O’Hara, officials have traced the cause of the ...

Blawnox park improvements start; more could come in future

By Tawnya Panizzi
A facelift planned for Blawnox Community Ballfield began this week with a freshly-painted restroom and landscaping around the perimeter of the park. “We have a beautiful ...

Garbage cans, abandoned cars becoming eyesore in Blawnox

By Tawnya Panizzi
Blawnox Council members are regretting their decision not to hire a code enforcement officer for this year. Garbage cans, abandoned cars and high grass are a growing problem throughout the community, Councilwoman Katie Coban said. “I don’t understand why people don’t take ...

Photos: Sharpsburg fire department opens doors to tour group

By Phil Pavely
As part of a Cooper-Siegel Community Library event, the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors July 22 to a tour group. About a dozen …

Presidential candidate Clinton to attend Fox Chapel fundraiser

By Salena Zito
Hillary Clinton will mark her second visit to Pittsburgh since releasing her video in April announcing her run for president with a fundraiser next week ...

Indiana Twp. teen takes lead in effort to slow speeders

By Tawnya Panizzi and Sharon Drake
Fox Chapel Area graduate Alex Reilly wants to know what the hurry is. He said motorists who travel on Rawlins Run Road in Indiana Township ...

Fox Chapel Area girls to take Benedum stage

By Tawnya Panizzi
The brassy Broadway musical “Gypsy” dances its way into town Friday with two Fox Chapel Area students helping tell the behind-the-scenes tale of show biz. Maddie ...

Indiana Twp. restaurant offers employee room to grow

By Sharon Drake
Like many millennials, Daniel “Dan” Crawford is putting in his time, working smart and climbing the professional ladder. About six months ago, he moved into the ...

Shady Side Academy upgrading Junior School science labs

By Tawnya Panizzi
Shady Side Academy elementary students might want to roll up their sleeves to get ready for the new school year. Come fall, it’s full STEAM ...

Aspinwall looks for way to slow speeders on Lexington Avenue

By Bobby Cherry
Aspinwall leaders say they are working to address worries some residents have about speeding on Lexington Avenue. But some residents say borough leaders aren’t working fast enough to find a solution. Borough manager Melissa Lang and Mayor Joe Giuffre were expected to ...

Driver injured in Route 28 rockslide

By Tribune-Review
A driver was hurt when she crashed into a rockslide on Route 28 in O’Hara on Saturday night, state police said Sunday. Karen J. Ferrone, 81, of Pittsburgh was traveling south on the highway when her 1993 Toyota Corolla hit a ...

Photos: FairPlay event raises support, awareness

By Jan Pakler
The seventh annual FairPlay Family-Fun Festival was held July 11, 2015 in Indiana Township. The event — which features games, music and other activities — is ...

Fox Chapel Area elementary accelerated reading program to be more challenging

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel Area School District elementary students enrolled in the accelerated reading program can expect a more rigorous curriculum this fall. The new classes will include a blend of fiction and nonfiction, with students not only reading but writing about the ...

Aspinwall kids treated sweet for practicing safety skills

By Tawnya Panizzi
It usually pays to do the right thing and in Aspinwall, children are being rewarded with ice cream. The Neighborhood Watch Committee has joined with borough police to applaud kids who follow safety steps. Children spotted wearing bike helmets or crossing ...

Roots of Faith dinner offers food, guidance, friendship

By Tawnya Panizzi
It’s more than a free meal. The Neighborhood Table offered at Roots of Faith Ministry Center on Main Street in Sharpsburg is a place to find ...

Audubon Society offers residents opportunity to serve as scientists at Beechwood Farms in Fox Chapel

By Tawnya Panizzi
Anyone who ever has chased lightning bugs around the backyard just as easily could serve as a citizen scientist for the Audubon Society of Western ...

Chief Guyasuta image to be woven into Sharpsburg mural

By Bobby Cherry
When a community mural project in Sharpsburg is completed later this year, Barbara Richardson’s drawing of Seneca chieftain Guyasuta will be part of the focal ...

O’Hara sewer project still waiting for 2 easement agreements

By Tawnya Panizzi
Two outstanding easements are stalling the $4 million Saxonburg Boulevard sewer project, but O’Hara officials expect the project will move forward by year’s end. The project affects homes along Saxonburg Boulevard from the Shaler line to the Indiana Township line, as ...

Chabad Fox Chapel helps provide food to those in need

By Tawnya Panizzi
With 15 boxes of packaged lettuce leftover last month at the Chabad Fox Chapel food pantry, Rabbi Ely Rosenfeld found a way to pay his ...

Projects to cause delays along O’Hara, Indiana Twp. roads

By Tawnya Panizzi
Motorists who travel through O’Hara can expect some delays along Saxonburg Boulevard for the next week or so. Crews are working on a waterline that runs between Calmwood Drive and Brownshill Road. That portion of Saxonburg Boulevard is limited to single-lane alternating ...

Blawnox reaches deal with firm for services through end of year

By Bobby Cherry
Blawnox will pay a third-party firm $39,000 through the end of the year to continue with consulting services and other duties in the borough. Council members approved the contract last week by a 4-2 vote. Members Deborah Laskey, Randall Stoddard, Patricia ...

Fox Chapel library program teaches children challenges astronauts face

By Tawnya Panizzi
Children who attended Cooper-Siegel Community Library’s “Spacewalking” program last week brought the right stuff to class. The hourlong session presented by the Carnegie Science Center required ...

Free Rides for Seniors expands service in Aspinwall, Blawnox and Sharpsburg

By Tawnya Panizzi
Sharpsburg Towers resident Audrey Clark said she “thanks the good Lord every day” for free shuttle service provided for Lower Valley senior citizens. A minivan, funded ...

Indiana Township plans to address Cedar Run Road drainage

By Tawnya Panizzi
Indiana Township received $80,000 through the Allegheny County Conservation District to enhance a portion of Cedar Run Road and keep sediment from running into the nearby stream. The money will be used to address drainage issues along the dirt road off ...

Fox Chapel grad, songwriter teams with Lou Christie on latest song

By Tawnya Panizzi
It might take just two words — Pep’s Drive-In — from songwriter Greg Scharpf to transport listeners of his newest release back to the 1960s ...

Fresh in Fox Chapel: Farm market offers plenty

By Tawnya Panizzi
Vine-ripened blackberries make their debut next week at the Fox Chapel farm market, joining fresh-picked strawberries, locally harvested honey and organic cheese available for purchase. “The ...

Fox Chapel Road to close June 30

By Bobby Cherry
A portion of Fox Chapel Road will close June 30 as crews replace a bridge. Fox Chapel Road between Squaw Run Road and Salamander Park closes Tuesday, forcing about 16,000 drivers to find an alternative route, said Allegheny County Public Works ...

Three arrested after drugs found in O’Hara traffic stop

By Michael Hasch
Three people – two of them from Elk County – were arrested on a variety of charges on Friday following a traffic stop along Route 28 in O’Hara, state police said. Troopers pulled a vehicle over at 4:06 p.m. and found ...

Fox Chapel, Camp Guyasuta events canceled June 27

By Tawnya Panizzi
Heavy rain forecasted for Saturday, June 27, has forced some events in the Lower Valley to be canceled. Fox Chapel Borough officials canceled a trail-building event that had been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 27, along Squaw Run Road East ...

Sharpsburg councilman says feeding geese an issue at James Sharp Landing

By Bobby Cherry
Those who feed the wildlife at the James Sharp Landing in Sharpsburg, beware: You might end up being fined. Sharpsburg Councilman Greg Domian said he wants ...

Neighbor: Making backyards bug free a business for Fox Chapel woman

By Sharon Drake
From corporate lending to ridding backyards of insects, Joanne Patterson is buzzing about her new line of work. The Fox Chapel resident helps homeowners rid their property of creeping, dive bombing, destructive insects through her Mosquito Joe franchise. “It lets people have ...

Photo gallery: Fox Chapel library summer camp blends Legos, robots

By Kristina Serafini
As part of a summer camp offered at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel, students last week learned to program robots using the Lego ...

Aspinwall residents can get rewarded for recycling

By Tawnya Panizzi
Aspinwall residents who bump up recycling efforts will be rewarded through the borough’s new garbage contract with Waste Management. Beginning July 1, residents can join Recyclebank — a program that encourages increased recycling through rewards for products and services. “Council decided to ...

Fox Chapel Area school lunch prices going up

By Bobby Cherry
Lunch prices in the Fox Chapel Area School District are on the rise. Secondary students will pay $2.60 and elementary students will pay $2.30 daily for lunch. The cost reflects a 25-cent increase for secondary lunch and a 10-cent increase for ...

Fox Chapel seeks volunteers to clear way for trail section

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel Parks Commission is looking for volunteers to help clear a one-mile stretch of trail along Squaw Run Road East. It will be the final leg of a walking path that winds from Beechwood Farms along Dorseyville Road in Fox ...

Shady Side Junior campus gears up for concert series

By Tawnya Panizzi
Shady Side Academy 2015 graduate Caris Gagnon made her solo singing debut at age 7 with her church choir and was hooked. “One of the aspects of music I value most is the words I am singing. As long as I ...

O’Hara woman makes jewelry her business

By Sharon Drake
Healing, happiness, satisfaction — feelings can be solid in many ways. For entrepreneur Elena Michele Baseman, 28, of O’Hara, the jewelry she makes offers those three ...