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9 juveniles charged in connection with opening day disturbance at Kennywood

By Matthew Santoni
West Mifflin police filed charges Wednesday against nine juveniles related to the disturbance at Kennywood earlier this month. A statement on the department’s webpage said officers filed summary and misdemeanor charges — which were not specified — against nine juveniles, who ...

Mon-Yough communities prepare for Memorial Day

By Michael Divittorio 4:53 a.m.
Mon Valley communities are planning parades and services in observance of Memorial Day. Clairton Parade lineup will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Clairton Education ...

Authority sees new focus for county airport

By Patrick Cloonan 4:53 a.m.
The county airport authority wants West Mifflin’s Allegheny County Airport to be a destination — but not for commuter flights. That sums up a meeting borough ...

West Mifflin adds staff for summer lunch program

By Patrick Cloonan 4:53 a.m.
West Mifflin council on Wednesday approved hiring five staff members for a summer lunch program. Borough recreation director Anthony DiCenzo told council the program at ...

U.S. Steel gives $60,000 to scholarship program to help Mon-Yough area schools

By Patrick Cloonan 3:31 a.m.
Five Mon-Yough area parochial schools will benefit from $60,000 that U.S. Steel donated to the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program conducted by Bridge Educational Foundation. “This ...

West Mifflin Area moves to issue iPad minis to sixth-graders

By Eric Slagle 3:31 a.m.
​West Mifflin Area school officials are taking steps to put iPad minis in the hands of middle school students in the fall. The school board on Thursday approved the purchase of 35 iPads for teachers to train with over the summer. ...

Robber hits White Oak store

By Patrick Cloonan 3:31 a.m.
A lone gunman robbed a White Oak convenience store late Thursday morning. White Oak police said the robber cleaned out two cash registers at White Oak Gas & Grocery at 1100 Fawcett Ave. then fled toward McKeesport’s East End. Chief Lou Bender ...

Munhall may expand rec board

By Michael Divittorio 3:16 a.m.
Munhall council unanimously appointed seven residents to its parks and recreation board, and may be looking for more members. Council authorized the seven-member advisory board last month. Council appointed Heather Nyapas, Mike Pavlick, Mark Fallon, Robert Fisher, Richard Garstka, Jessica Reis and ...

N. Versailles names chief

By Michael Divittorio 3:16 a.m.
North Versailles commissioners named James Matrazzo the township’s police chief Thursday evening. Commissioners approved the move by a 5-1 vote. Commissioner George Beswick dissented. Commissioner Daryl Mitchell was absent. “I believe the township should have advertised and taken applications,” Beswick said. Police and ...

Westmoreland used car dealers indicted in fraud

By Paul Peirce
A Belle Vernon man and a Greensburg woman who operated a string of used-car dealerships in Greensburg, Latrobe and McKeesport were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for under-reporting revenues by more than $2.7 million over four ...

2 suspects sought in fatal Homestead shooting

By Eric Slagle
A 21-year-old man, who returned to the area from Maryland, was shot to death Wednesday morning in broad daylight on a street in Homestead. The victim ...

Black candidates make history in McKeesport

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport Councilwoman V. Fawn Walker-Montgomery said history has been made. “Two years ago I became the first black candidate to win without the endorsement,” Walker-Montgomery said. ...

Park Elementary students take over during Munhall Government Days

By Michael Divittorio
Park Elementary School third-graders took over Wednesday night’s Munhall council meeting as part of the annual Government Days. Students received a first-hand look at how local ...

West Mifflin still looking for buyer for former municipal building

By Patrick Cloonan
West Mifflin still is searching for a new owner for its old municipal building. Council on Wednesday authorized advertising for another auction. An auction on Tuesday drew ...

S. Allegheny OKs budget proposal

By Patrick Cloonan
South Allegheny school board on Wednesday approved a proposed $23.85 million general fund budget for 2015-16, with no change in the district’s 17.24-mill real estate tax rate. By an 8-0 vote, the board authorized advertising the budget. It plans a final ...

Port Vue lauds women’s club for its service to community

By Michael Divittorio
Port Vue officials recognized a women’s club for its longtime service to the borough. The 65-year-old Westwood Hills Women’s Club of Port Vue dissolved this month ...

Liberty condemns 3 properties

By Patrick Cloonan
Three properties have been conditionally condemned by Liberty council. Councilors gave the owners of a house and garage at 2620 C St. 30 days to bring them up to code. According to Allegheny County real estate records, Rose V. Nemchik bought them ...

McKeesport’s mayor Cherepko overcomes challenger Donato

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport Democrats nominated incumbent Michael Cherepko for a second term as mayor by a margin of nearly 2-to-1 over former McKeesport Area school director David ...

East Allegheny school director on track for district judge seat

By Patrick Cloonan
East Allegheny school director Roxanne Sakoian Eichler has won Democratic and Republican nominations to succeed Senior Magisterial District Judge Robert L. Barner. “I am thankful to ...

Pair pleads guilty in Mon Valley pharmacy robberies

By Eric Slagle
Suspects in two local drug store robberies pleaded guilty in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday. Bobby P. Hast, 35, of McKeesport and Scott A. May, 42, of Fairbanks, Fayette County, pleaded guilty to a June 20, 2012, holdup ...

Suspect in McKeesport hit-and-run accused of copper theft

By Eric Slagle
A McKeesport man awaiting trial for a hit-and-run crash that hospitalized an 82-year-old woman in December has been charged in connection with a burglary last month in the city. Justin Warman, 27, appeared briefly in McKeesport Magisterial District Court on Monday ...

PUC cites McKeesport business over unfiled reports, $8 bill

By Patrick Cloonan
A McKeesport-based transportation company could lose its operating certificate if it does not pay the state Public Utility Commission $2,009. That amount is made up of $8 reported to be Morgan Coach and Tours LLC’s outstanding assessment balance plus a $2,001 ...

Visitor provides White Oak school with details of Rwanda project

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
In 2004, Arlene Brown sold her home in Williamsport, her car and most of her belongings and moved to Rwanda to help some of the ...

Plans for White Oak community center are progressing

By Eric Slagle
White Oak officials say patience is a virtue where progress on the borough’s proposed community center is concerned. The center has been in the planning stages for more than two years. It is to be built adjacent to the White Oak ...

Charges held against McKeesport man accused of fleeing from drug agents

By Eric Slagle
Criminal charges have been held for court against a McKeesport man accused of leading police on a foot chase in March. Mark Anthony Schofield Jr., 20, of McKeesport was arrested March 3 when drug agents went to his residence to ...

Dravosburg’s website takes second place in contest among Pennsylvania boroughs

By Michael Divittorio
Dravosburg is runner-up in the 2015 Pennsylvania Borough News municipal website contest, Mayor Michelle Vezzani announced. Vezzani revealed the borough’s second-place plaque at a council meeting Monday evening. “It is nice to be recognized,” she said. Pennsylvania Borough News is the official publication ...

At Duquesne private school, everybody gets into the act

By Patrick Cloonan
A tiny Duquesne private school’s entire student body will be involved in a fundraiser Saturday night at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty. All 21 of Virtuous ...

Light turnout expected for primary elections

By Patrick Cloonan
One in every four Democrats and one in every five Republicans are expected at the polls in Allegheny County Tuesday, as voters choose nominees for municipal, school, county and judicial offices. County Elections Manager Mark Wolosik estimates that 25 percent of ...

13 from Western Pennsylvania arrested in drug sweep

By Eric Slagle
A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has indicted 14 people on drug and firearms charges. The office of U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced the charges contained in six separate but related indictments Friday. Thirteen of the defendants are from …

Meet the candidates for Mon-Yough area county and municipal races

By Daily News
From county to municipal races, primary election candidates tell The Daily News why voters should choose them at the polls Tuesday: ALLEGHENY COUNTY • ...

Clairton High gym rededicated in honor of late school board member

By Patrick Cloonan
The Bear Den has a new name at Clairton High School. The gymnasium graced by the mural depicting the school mascot coming through the brickwork was ...

Kennywood shows its character

By Eric Slagle
Kennywood officially kicked off its daily summer schedule Friday with an event honoring some of the amusement park’s most serious fans. Roller coaster aficionados, amusement park ...

Police: McKeesport woman fatally shot husband after he got PFA order

By Patrick Cloonan
Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday that a McKeesport man died of a gunshot in the back while he was attempting to serve his ...

Homestead educator finds new ways to reach kids in Propel teaching program

By Patrick Cloonan
In Clairton, many grow up hoping to follow the example of the city’s sports heroes. Sonia Ewell grew up hoping to follow the example her mother ...

More road work ahead for McKeesport-area motorists

By Eric Slagle
Motorists should be aware of status changes to several road construction projects in the area. Mifflin Road between Doerrville Avenue and Lebanon Road in Hays reopened to two-way traffic Thursday and will stay that way until July 6, according to PennDOT. ...

Second student accuses South Allegheny teacher of making advances

By Daily News
More charges have been filed against a former South Allegheny middle school teacher accused of sending inappropriate texts to a student. Cole Garrett McLaughlin, 23, of ...

Whitaker makes police personnel moves

By Patrick Cloonan
Whitaker council on Wednesday approved offering Dale Glaughlin a job as part-time police officer, pending required examinations and background checks and receipt of state credentials. At the solicitor’s recommendation, council rescinded an April 8 action regarding the employment status of police ...

Homestead officials vow to clean up municipal waste site

By Eric Slagle
Homestead officials say steps are being taken to clean up a municipal garbage storage area at Hays Street and Sixteenth Avenue. The lot is used by the borough as a temporary dumping site for waste such as branches, asphalt and other ...

Challenger looks to unseat mayor in McKeesport

By Patrick Cloonan
McKeesport Democrats have a choice for mayor Tuesday. Incumbent Michael E. Cherepko, 38, is seeking his second term while former McKeesport Area school director David G. ...