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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 ...

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 ...

Fox Chapel Area students gear up for spring musical

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel Area senior Elianna Paljug says participating in the annual spring musical has been her favorite part of high school. “We truly are a family ...

O’Hara Elementary set to host Multi-Cultural Night

By Tribune-Review
O’Hara Elementary School will host its Multicultural Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tonight (March 19.) In its fifth year, the event has culture booths ...

Former bank a Beautiful Boutique in Aspinwall

By Tom Mcgee
A repurposed space in Aspinwall is home to a shop that specializes in repurposed goods and various unique items. Beautiful Boutique on Brilliant opened last month ...

Spaghetti dinner to help Aspinwall girl’s battle against leukemia

By Tom Mcgee
A fundraiser will help an Aspinwall family as its youngest member wages a fight against leukemia. Scarlett Kelly’s family will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on ...

O’Hara Elementary student to perform in Pittsburgh Opera’s production of ‘Carmen’

By Tawnya Panizzi
O’Hara Elementary fifth-grader Liam McCarthy burst on to the theater scene long before he could even walk or talk in complete sentences. At age 2, his ...

New pumper gives Parkview firefighters latest technology

By Tawnya Panizzi
Parkview Fire Chief Tom Fannie showed off the department’s newest vehicle to O’Hara Council last week, thanking them for using tax dollars to help protect ...

Plan in motion to address O’Hara's Freeport Road flooding issue

By Tawnya Panizzi
A plan to reduce flooding along Freeport Road in the eastern most portion of O’Hara is moving forward. Council agreed to partner with Sunoco Logistics and PennDOT to pay for a storm water remediation engineering design to thwart heavy flooding in ...

Plan would bring residential-only parking to parts of Sharpsburg

By Tom Mcgee
Sharpsburg officials are beginning to consider the details of a residential parking program. The proposal calls for areas including North and South Main streets, a stretch ...

Aspinwall starts search for new police chief

By Tom Mcgee
Aspinwall officials have begun their search for a new police chief. Resumes for the position were accepted through Monday. Borough officials are working with Bill Gamble Police Testing Consultant of Oakdale to assist with the search. Council President Joe Noro said officials ...

Work to begin Monday on Alpha Drive bridge in O’Hara’s RIDC Park

By Tawnya Panizzi
PennDOT’s $2.3 million bridge replacement over Route 28 in O’Hara is expected to begin Monday. Work on the RIDC Park Alpha Drive bridge that spans ...

Sharpsburg looks to fill Sacco’s council seat

By Tom Mcgee
Sharpsburg is looking for a new council member. Officials accepted the resignation of Anthony Sacco last week. Sacco has served on council since 2008 and was ...

Senior citizens invited to free showing of Fox Chapel Area spring musical

By Tawnya Panizzi
Fox Chapel Area School District senior citizens are invited to the spring musical dress rehearsal of “Kiss Me, Kate” at 3:30 p.m. March 17. High school students will perform the show — a story about the production of a musical …

Fox Chapel Area hires new head football coach

By Tawnya Panizzi
Veteran high school football coach Thomas Loughran will usher in a new era at Fox Chapel Area School District. School board members on Monday night appointed Loughran, 61, as head coach of the Foxes. The Oakmont resident who served 32 …

Lawrenceville Family Health Center getting upgrade

By Tawnya Panizzi
Lawrenceville Family Health Center Medical Director Sandy Sauereisen hopes that patients realize when they walk through the door that they matter. “Whether poor or rich, black ...

O’Hara’s Camp Guyasuta summer camps open to more than just scouts this summer

By Tawnya Panizzi
From scavenger hunts and DNA sampling to robotics and hiking, Camp Guyasuta will offer a full slate of activities to children this summer — and ...

Educating is a passion, job, lifestyle for O’Hara woman

By Sharon Drake
Some nights, as Alison Francis designs new lessons, she pushes back from her computer reluctantly. As coordinator for Fox Chapel Area School District’s Creativity and ...

Foxwall makes pitch to remain Blawnox emergency responder

By Tom Mcgee
Blawnox is still considering a change in its emergency medical service provider but its current one wants the borough to know it thinks it can still do the job. Officials last month asked Parkview EMS in O’Hara to submit a proposal ...

New ministry could call Blawnox home

By Tom Mcgee
A pastor plans to bring a new ministry to Blawnox. The Rev. Tracey Russell, a priest with the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, told council last week that she plans to use a former Methodist Church site on Center Avenue in the ...

Proposal calls for improvements to baseball field at O’Hara’s Meadow Park

By Tawnya Panizzi
The Fox Chapel Baseball and Softball Association is trying to level the playing field — literally — at Meadow Park in O’Hara. The group pitched a ...

Event aims to raise awareness about poverty in Lower Valley

By Tawnya Panizzi
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Indiana Township man held without bail on drug paraphernalia charges

By Brian Bowling
An Indiana Township man will remain in jail pending trial because he refused to stop breaking the law while out on bond, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon revoked Akhil Mishra’s bail in a hearing. Mishra, 70, was ...

Federal judge allows challenge to Sharpsburg’s landlord law

By Brian Bowling
The owners of two Sharpsburg rental properties can pursue their claims that the borough’s 2013 ordinance on rental properties imposes a tax disguised as a fee and discriminates against large families, a federal judge ruled Monday. Maurice and Nancy Nernberg own ...

Workshop to help Etna, Millvale move toward solar energy

By Tawnya Panizzi
A workshop this week in Etna is aimed at helping people overcome the barriers of going solar. The Solarize Etna & Millvale campaign is one of four in Allegheny County under the Solarize Allegheny project, funded by the Heinz Endowments ...

Penn Hills man ‘beside himself with grief,’ pleads guilty to fatal DUI

By Adam Brandolph
A Penn Hills man involved a fatal car crash while he was drunk two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a three- to ...

Sharpsburg North Canal Street fire investigation continues

By Tom Mcgee
The Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s office is continuing to investigate a fire in a Sharpsburg apartment building last week. The fire on North Canal Street broke out at about 4 p.m. Feb. 16. No people were injured because of the fire, ...

Grant money to help UPMC St. Margaret fight youth obesity

By Tawnya Panizzi
UPMC St. Margaret Foundation is set to receive $5,000 to fight obesity in children. The money comes from the Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation and will be used by the UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program to study the associated ...

Shady Side Academy students pass knowledge on to others

By Tawnya Panizzi
Shady Side Academy senior Chloe Zack says a little encouragement can go a long way. Zack, 17, is one of 31 SSA students who will volunteer as a math and reading tutor for children at Urban Pathways Charter School in Pittsburgh. The ...