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Responsibility for sinkhole near Glassport remains uncertain

By Patrick Cloonan 6:48 a.m.
A sinkhole has been covered alongside the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge underpass carrying West Fifth Avenue traffic from McKeesport onto Monongahela Avenue in Glassport. But it’s ...

McKeesport man: Ex-girlfriend ‘attempted to run me over’

By Eric Slagle 6:48 a.m.
Criminal charges have been held for court against a McKeesport woman accused of striking her former boyfriend with her vehicle earlier this month. Kori Kmetz, 25, will head to Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment ...

Mon Valley schools honored for commitment to music education

By Patrick Cloonan 6:48 a.m.
A commitment to music can be heard from the stage of East Allegheny’s Logan Middle School. “Ready?” East Allegheny orchestra director Stephen Ehrlich asks 35 string ...

McKeesport teacher among winners at Champions of Learning awards dinner

By Michael Divittorio
A McKeesport Area High School teacher was one of seven awardees at The Consortium for Public Education’s inaugural Champions of Learning awards dinner and 30th ...

Program details women’s work in Mon-Yough area mills during World War II

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
When the United States entered World War II, the steel industry experienced a void in its work force. Women stepped up to fill the vacancies for the duration of the war. The third annual Women’s History Month program at the McKeesport Regional ...

McKeesport student’s prize-winning song about brother helps ease family’s grief

By Eric Slagle
It started out as a simple writing prompt for the PTA-sponsored Reflections art competition: “The world would be a better place if ...” Logan Kellermann, ...

Man rescued from sinkhole in McKeesport

By Tribune-Review
Rescuers pulled a man from a sinkhole that opened up on the Mansfield Bridge in McKeesport on Saturday night. West Fifth Avenue below the bridge was closed, McKeesport Deputy Fire Chief Don Sabol said. Authorities also stopped train traffic during …

County 911 to provide Elizabeth police with records system

By Michael Divittorio
Elizabeth police will receive a new records management system through Allegheny County 911 next month. Officer-in-Charge Tim Butler made the announcement at the borough council meeting Tuesday. He said the records system, Total Enforcement by TriTech Software Systems, will be given to ...

Mon-Yough area first responders say drivers need to stop, pull over

By Patrick Cloonan
First responders may have the law on their side when they must speed to emergencies, but they say it often doesn’t seem to matter to ...

Elizabeth Forward senior builds his own canoe in school’s lab

By Eric Slagle
Elizabeth Forward High School senior Tyler Wachs considers himself an outdoorsman. “I’m outside every day, rain or shine,” said Wachs, who lives in Forward Township. “I ...

Closed Bottom Dollars in Homestead, McKeesport to become Aldi stores

By Michael Divittorio
Aldi grocery stores will be moving into closed Bottom Dollar Food sites in Homestead and McKeesport, Aldi officials announced Friday. Aldi purchased the Bottom Dollar stores, which closed in January, along with 64 others from Bottom Dollar’s parent company, Delhaize ...

Steel Valley union drops restroom grievance

By Michael Divittorio
Steel Valley Education Association is withdrawing its grievance regarding the use of a faculty restroom by a Park Elementary School student with special needs. Association president Shawn McCallister sent an email to district Superintendent Edward Wehrer informing him the union was ...

Vigil marks 6-year anniversary of Clairton coach’s death

By Michael Divittorio
A former Clairton High School assistant football and midget league coach, killed six years ago, has not been forgotten. That is the message delivered by friends ...

Allegheny DA to seek death penalty in Crawford Village homicide

By Adam Brandolph
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. announced Thursday he would seek the death penalty against two men charged in a fatal shooting in ...

Steel Valley board denies teachers union restroom grievance

By Eric Slagle
Steel Valley school board unanimously denied a teachers union grievance filed over a special needs student’s permission to use a faculty restroom at Park Elementary. Kaitlin Montgomery, 10, continues to use the restroom on the school’s ground floor even though ...

Mon-Yough area candidates bumped off ballots vow to fight on

By Patrick Cloonan
Taking a name off the ballot does not mean taking away competition in two Mon-Yough contests. Clairton council candidate Tina L. Bubonovich said she will run a write-in campaign against incumbent John A. Lattanzi in the First Ward Democratic primary. West Jefferson ...

Police arrest suspect in fatal Wilmerding shooting

By Michael Divittorio
A Wilmerding man has been arrested for the murder of a 19-year-old borough resident. Chaz White, 19, is charged with criminal homicide, carrying a firearm without a license and tampering with physical evidence, Allegheny County police announced Thursday. Isaiah Coleman, ...

West Mifflin Area to sue for tuition reimbursement

By Patrick Cloonan
West Mifflin Area School District will sue the state over its tuition payments to accommodate secondary-aged students from Duquesne City School District. The West Mifflin Area board on Thursday unanimously authorized Harrisburg attorney Michael I. Levin to file a suit seeking ...

Hearing delayed in North Versailles attempted homicide case

By Eric Slagle
The preliminary hearing for a West Mifflin man accused of shooting a man near a North Versailles bar earlier this month has been continued. Charles Phillip Payne III, 22, was scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge John Armour on ...

Historian to share women’s tales of World War II steel mill work in McKeesport

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
When America entered World War II and the men went off to fight, women took their place in the steel mills to keep the industry ...

Petition challenges end 1 North Versailles candidate’s run for judge

By Patrick Cloonan
Former North Versailles Commissioner Kash Snyder is lone man out after a day of challenges in the contest for Senior Magisterial District Judge Robert Barner’s ...

McKeesport Area consolidates administration jobs

By Michael Divittorio
McKeesport Area school directors approved personnel moves Wednesday. The board named three administrators to new jobs, effective in July. Their current positions will be eliminated June 30. District director of technology integration and academic support Jane Coughenour was named director of state ...

Clairton schools honor alumni in mentoring program

By Eric Slagle
Clairton City School District on Thursday honored alumni who mentor students at the high school. Key members of the district’s Reaching the Reachable and Men Paying it Forward programs were recognized for their work over the past three years. The programs expose ...

Petite Players’ ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ gets local boost in Elizabeth Forward grad

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
For many years, Nathan Hough has been involved with theater locally and in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He’ll make his Grand Theatre directorial debut in ...

Wrestling up-and-comers to strut their stuff at PWX Wrestleplex

By Michael Divittorio
A McKeesport-based professional wrestling promotion is accepting new recruits and will showcase two advanced trainees this weekend. Pro Wrestling eXpress Wrestling presents “When Worlds Collide” on ...

McKeesport area potholes keep patching crews busy

By Patrick Cloonan
Spring is a time of regrowth, and potholes are no exception across the Keystone State. “With our region’s aggressive freeze-thaw cycle, potholes are an unfortunate reality,” ...

Steel Valley police departments remind parents of restrictions at the Waterfront

By Patrick Cloonan
Parents are getting a heads up from police in the three Steel Valley boroughs about dropping their youngsters off at night in the Waterfront. “(Youths) can’t ...

Some evacuated Wilmerding residents headed home

By Patrick Cloonan
Some who had to evacuate a Wilmerding apartment building because of water problems may be able to go home Wednesday morning, borough fire marshal Al Hussey said. Hussey, who is overseeing restoration of the waterlogged building at 324 Commerce St., ...

Steel Valley director claims facility rentals have scheduling conflicts

By Michael Divittorio
Steel Valley school director Beth Cannon said the district is not doing its due diligence regarding facility rental requests. Cannon brought up what she believes are several conflicts at a work session Monday. One of those involves a request by the American ...

Elizabeth to pay West Mifflin-based contractor $472,000 for Second Avenue upgrades

By Michael Divittorio
Elizabeth council awarded the Second Avenue Streetscape improvement project to A. Merante Contracting at its meeting Tuesday. Council voted 4-0 to accept the West Mifflin-based company’s $472,460 bid to install new streetlights, benches and other amenities in the business district. Council vice ...

Finances and mascots in spotlight at Duquesne schools meeting

By Patrick Cloonan
Financial issues and a rumor about changing mascots were in the spotlight at Duquesne City School District’s monthly business meeting Tuesday at Duquesne Education Center. Court-appointed receiver Paul Long said Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2014-15 state budget is “very generous for ...

Cause of weekend Duquesne house fire under investigation

By Eric Slagle
The investigation into what started a weekend house fire in Duquesne is ongoing. Duquesne fire Chief Andrew Fedor said Monday he had not received any new ...

Billboard goes up at south end of Boston Bridge in Elizabeth Township

By Eric Slagle
Whether driving into Elizabeth Township on Route 48 or waiting to get on the Boston Bridge from one of the four roads that meet it, ...

Friends, relatives shocked at Wilmerding woman’s death

By Patrick Cloonan
Friends and relatives of an elderly Wilmerding woman are stunned by her death a day after she was struck by a van as she was crossing a street to go to church. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said Dolores Skavronski, ...

5th candidate in race for District 5-2-11 judge; nomination challenges to be heard

By Patrick Cloonan
The last candidate to enter the contest for magisterial district judge in the North Versailles area could be one of the first removed from the ...

Wilmerding apartment residents remain in temporary shelter

By Patrick Cloonan
Nineteen residents of a Wilmerding apartment building have spent a second night in a Red Cross emergency shelter in Pitcairn because of a water problem Sunday. “Based on what the plumbers were telling me, one of the residential pipes broke and ...

Public can speak again at Steel Valley work sessions

By Michael Divittorio
Those in the audience are allowed to speak publicly at Steel Valley school board’s work sessions — at least until further notice. “I think they’re doing the right thing by letting the public speak,” said resident Donna Dreshman, who attended Monday ...

Pittsburgh bald eagles’ egg expected to hatch this week

By Eric Slagle
For birdwatchers and fans of the great outdoors, 2014 was a red letter year when a pair of nesting bald eagles along the Monongahela River ...