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Collapsed Old Ramsey Road slated for repair work

By Gideon Bradshaw
During the winter Monroeville officials are looking to fix Old Ramsey Road, which has been closed more than a year. The municipality is seeking bids …

Route 22 accident snarls traffic

By Tribune-Review 5:04 p.m.
Westbound traffic on Route 22 is being diverted off the highway after two pickup trucks collided at its intersection with Old William Penn Highway in Murrysville, near the Monroeville border. Traffic had backed up to the Branthoover Cut-Off, near Export, …

Monroeville spaces out police hires

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville’s police chief is hoping the 16 new hires the department has brought in over the past few years will prevent a retirement bubble of …

Marching band competition slated for Gateway High School

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway High School will host an all-day showdown this month that will decide the top high school marching band in a five-state region. The 17 marching bands from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, North Carolina and Virginia will play at the …

Vote tabled on expansion of Monroeville Hindu temple at request of its leaders

By Gideon Bradshaw
After drawing some opposition over legal and safety concerns, Monroeville Council tabled a vote on whether to allow an expansion at Sri Shirdi Sai Baba …

Abandoned, stolen items pop up in the strangest places in Monroeville

By Kyle Lawson
If Monroeville had a lost-and-found bin, it would be massive. People who live and work in Monroeville have experienced large, unexpected items changing hands over the years both with and without consent of the original owner. Monroeville resident Kenneth Hagerich …

Sports equipment drive on tap at Monroeville Mall

By Gideon Bradshaw
The Monroeville Mall is collecting sports equipment this month to help a local youth organization. A bin has been placed in the mall food court …

Monroeville Public Library becomes target of heist of more than 200 bestsellers

By Gideon Bradshaw
The Monroeville Public Library is reporting thousands of dollars in books stolen, in a string of thefts that have hit libraries in Allegheny and nearby counties. Interim director Sally Michalski said staff counted more than 200 books with a value …

Marching bands ready to strut at multi-state competition at Gateway High School

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway High School will host an all-day showdown this month that will decide the top high school marching band in a five-state region. The 17 marching bands from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, North Carolina and Virginia will play at the …

PennDOT bridge inspections to close Parkway East lanes

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT inspections of two Parkway East bridges on Wednesday and Thursday will result in single-lane closures in each direction for motorists on the highway during the day. The lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday on …

Monroeville looks to improve blighted properties

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville leaders may support efforts for a land bank that could turn around blighted and tax delinquent properties in the area. Municipal Manager Tim Little plans to present legislation recommended by three local councils of government that would give the …

Gateway looks to improve school security

By Gideon Bradshaw
The Gateway School District is looking to bolster security through building changes designed to keep out potentially dangerous visitors. The district plans to install “man traps” — a foyer isolated between sets of double doors — at front entrances to …

Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce offers up 10th year of Celebrate Monroeville

By Gideon Bradshaw
An assisted living home, a restaurant and local historians might sound like unlikely bedfellows. But these are just a few of the more than 250 nonprofits and businesses that have reserved space on Sept. 11 for the 10th annual Celebrate …

FTMSA eyes Monroeville expansion

By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Murrysville sewage officials say they still hope to meet with Monroeville Municipal Authority officials to discuss expanding their service farther into the Allegheny County municipality. The Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority, or FTMSA, serves 8,823 customers in Murrysville, Export, Delmont, …

Pitcairn Community Renaissance to host one last Burger Blast before summer’s end

By Patti Kemerer
The summer is almost over, but there still is time to enjoy burgers cooked on the grill. The Pitcairn Community Renaissance group will hold its last Burger Blast for the season Sept. 13. Look for the group’s volunteers grilling at …

Northampton man has four major drug arrests in Western Pa. since 2009

By Richard Gazarik  and Brian Bowling
Western Pennsylvania just can’t seem to get rid of Keith Eutsey. Since at least 2008, the Northampton County man has helped ferry thousands of bricks …

Monroeville firefighters hope hot photo calendar will help raise money

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville firefighters said they’ll try turning up the heat to raise money by selling a calendar that features photos of scantily clad women posing on …

Kemerer: Sept. 6 will be a fun-filled day in Pitcairn

By Patti Kemerer
Sept. 6 will be a busy day in our town. The morning will start off at 9 with the George Myers Memorial 5K Race/Walk sponsored by the Pitcairn Church Fellowship organization. The race is in honor of George Myers, a …

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Monroeville plans expansion

By Patrick Varine
Leaders of the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Monroeville plan to expand several parts of their complex on Abers Creek Road, including building a new two-story temple and a 50-foot spire. On Wednesday night, the Monroeville Planning Commission made …

Report: Shoddy computer security allowed access for nebbing in Monroeville

By Kyle Lawson
A follow-up report into an initial investigation of unauthorized computer access in Monroeville determined that poor computer security led to the breaches, officials said. The more-recent investigation, conducted by Corporate Security and Investigations, Western Pennsylvania, or CSI, and released to …

Officials eye remedy for collapsed pipe that caused Monroeville flood

By Kyle Lawson
Monroeville officials said a flood last week that trapped a woman in her Chevy Cavalier was the result of a collapsed drainage pipe under the …

Monroeville police asked to crack down on panhandlers

By Kyle Lawson
Monroeville council members have asked that police keep a closer eye on panhandlers throughout the business district, in response to increasing complaints from residents. “I know I’ve been questioned by residents on this a bunch of times, and I know …

PennDOT deal clears way for Monroeville road repairs

By Kyle Lawson
Monroeville council Tuesday approved an agreement with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which officials said could improve the efficiency of road repairs in the years ahead. Council voted in favor of a five-year agreement that will allow Monroeville Public Works crews …

Pitcairn’s Young Hotel for sale

By Kyle Lawson
The Young Hotel in Pitcairn will remain on the market after a potential buyer from California recently backed out of a deal, borough officials said. Police have responded to 99 calls there in the past two years that ranged from …

Pitcairn men charged with criminal mischief

By Kyle Lawson
Two Pitcairn men are accused of breaking car windows on Halloween in 2012 at a Monroeville business. Christopher Hicks, 21, of Eleanor Street and Joshua Ray, 22, of Third Street were charged by Monroeville police with criminal mischief and criminal …

Gateway School Board to vote on new terroristic-threats policy

By Kyle Lawson
A proposed policy for Gateway School District could prevent news of a threat by a student from reaching Facebook before the superintendent. A terroristic-threats policy scheduled for a school board vote Aug. 27 would require a building principal to “immediately …

Administrator pay at Gateway School District likely to be based on test scores

By Kyle Lawson
Administrators’ salaries would be tied to test scores in the Gateway School District this year under a contract proposal, a move that leaders hope will both keep employees from leaving and boost academic performance. The school board this week approved …

Pitcairn Patter: Town rich in history

By Patti Kemerer
Two organizations, the Pitcairn Historical Society and the Pitcairn High School Alumni Association, would like to share our town’s history with you. Both organizations’ centers are open Wednesdays. The Historical Museum, at the corner of Agatha Street and Center Avenue, …

Gateway School Board OKs performance-based pay raises for principals, vice principals

By Kyle Lawson
A performance-based pay raise system for principals and vice principals in the Gateway School District was approved unanimously on Monday by the school board. The evaluation system was part of a four-year contract with district administrators approved by the school …

Monroeville Boulevard restrictions starting for road project

By Bobby Kerlik
Motorists on Monroeville Boulevard will see lane restrictions for six weeks starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to allow construction crews to complete an intersection widening project, Allegheny County officials said. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each …

Gateway teachers reach out to community with family store

By Kyle Lawson
There’s nothing taboo about perusing for free clothes and other necessities at Moss Side Middle School, fifth-grade teacher Marcie Crow said. Teachers who helped spearhead …

Even councilman falls victim to burglary ring in Pitcairn

By Kyle Lawson
Pitcairn Councilman John Prucnal said his family lost more than material items on July 21, when his wife and daughter returned home from the mall …

Monroeville oxycodone dealer to spend 10 years in prison

By Brian Bowling
A Monroeville man who moved his oxycodone ring from South Florida to Western Pennsylvania in 2010, hid money under his father’s name and led a lavish lifestyle will spend 10 years in prison, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Jason …

Route 22 accident in Monroeville causes traffic jam

By Tribune-Review
A four-car crash on Route 22 in Monroeville has westbound traffic backed up toward Murrysville. The crash occurred at 11:11 a.m. near 5076 William Penn Highway. There were two injuries. The cause of the crash and the severity of the …

Drive-thru window sees major change at Monroeville fast-food restaurant

By Kyle Lawson
Face-to-face order taking at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Monroeville is projected to increase orders per hour, during what already is a notoriously hectic lunch. The …

Gateway School District gets a little more clear on backpack policy

By Kyle Lawson
Gateway elementary students will receive clear backpacks at no cost next school year, as part of an ongoing community effort to help prevent a school tragedy. Corporate sponsors Day Automotive Group and Trib Total Media purchased the backpacks for every …

Retail theft attempt turns violent in Monroeville store parking lot

By Kyle Lawson
A Penn Hills family faces charges of aggravated assault in connection with a reported retail theft that turned into a melee last week at Kmart on Mall Boulevard. William Cichinelli, 49; Lisa A. Cichinelli, 47; and Karley M. Cichinelli, 19, …