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Monroeville Mall reinvents itself to attract more visitors

By Gideon Bradshaw
Patricia Jones remembers when she could ice skate at the Monroeville Mall. “All the kids of my generation would get dropped off there while the mothers ...

Ex-youth group volunteer from Monroeville indicted on child pornography charges

By Tribune-Review
A Monroeville man and former church youth volunteer was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on child pornography charges. Andrew Mark Patterson, 45, is facing three counts related to his alleged distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography videos and ...

Monroeville Public Library names new director

By Gideon Bradshaw
The Monroeville Public Library has named a new director who is expected to start work there in coming months. Nicole Henline, director of the Community Library ...

Pitcairn to double security cams

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn is doubling the number of police security cameras throughout town as a crime deterrent. Pitcairn Council approved a $3,300 purchase of three pole-mounted security cameras for the borough police department. The borough will pay for the purchase through its public ...

Gateway School District granted money for school resource officer

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway School District will receive $60,000 next school year to help pay for its school resource officers. The district will be one of 114 school districts and municipalities to receive a total of $3.9 million through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, ...

Renovations under way for former Pitcairn church sold for $1

By Gideon Bradshaw
The smell of incense lingered in the old church Friday as four organists boxed up pipes from the innards of the organ in the Center ...

Monroeville woman uses winning strategy on ‘The Price is Right’

By Gideon Bradshaw
Tiffany Winemiller isn’t the sort of person who leaves things to chance. When the Monroeville woman found out she had won a local audition for “The ...

Monroeville juggles proposed budget without tax increase

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville chief financial officer Sean Lally said most of the $2.4 million spending increase in next year’s proposed budget will go toward municipal employees. Lally said during a budget hearing that $20.3 million — about 64 percent of the proposed $31.8 ...

Monroeville council rejects planned expansion for Hindu temple

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville council rejected a planned expansion for a Hindu temple that had drawn staunch resistance from some nearby residents who claimed the plans threatened public safety. While council approved a site plan for new construction and a request to revise …

Book reunites WWII vets in Monroeville

By Gideon Bradshaw
Although their paths never crossed while they worked at Westinghouse Electric Company for more than 40 years, a mention in a book brought retirees Harry ...

Dogs placed for adoption after owners from Monroeville arrested

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pomeranian dogs kept in a home where a Monroeville man was arrested for child pornography are up for adoption. Tina Marie Patterson, 41, of Monroeville, signed a release Oct. 24 to turn the family’s 10 Pomeranians over to municipal employees. The ...

Gateway School District still mulling land-bank concept

By Gideon Bradshaw
The Gateway School Board delayed for the second time a decision on whether to follow suit with Monroeville in signing on with a proposed multimunicipal ...

Monroeville time capsule unearths quirks from 25 years ago

By Gideon Bradshaw
Although most of the people in the room were librarians, there was one document none of them could read: an astrological chart, with notation detailing ...

Pitcairn chief urges council to update police policies

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn’s police chief is asking borough council to approve proposed policies he said will ensure the department stays up to date with changing times. Chief Scott Farally said during a council work session Monday that he plans to submit department policies ...

Craft beer craze taps the Eastern suburbs

By Kyle Lawson
When two strangers find common ground over a craft beer, bar owner Dan Hadley is reminded of why he first got in to the business. “You’ll ...

Transition to new parent web access for Gateway student information rocky

By Gideon Bradshaw
A new parent portal that gives web access to Gateway students’ grades and class information is prompting complaints and frustrations. Gateway administrators plan to consider alternatives to the district’s student-information service. Gateway School District adopted I-Pass, a software package designed to help ...

Gateway students made scarves for women undergoing cancer treatment

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway teacher April Dull said a project to help breast cancer patients under way in one of her classes might have special relevance for the ...

Voting locations in Monroeville, Pitcairn

By Tribune-Review
Here’s the list of local polling places for the  Nov. 4 election. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The Allegheny County Division of Elections can be reached at 412-350-4500. If you are not ...

North Huntingdon youth group volunteer waives hearing on child porn charges

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Monroeville man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges that he kept a cache of child porn in the house he shared with his wife and daughter. Mark Andrew Patterson, 45, did not comment during his appearance ...

New SRO agreement riles some Monroeville officials

By Gideon Bradshaw
A cost-sharing agreement Gateway School District and Pitcairn officials reached months ago for the borough to provide the district with a school resource officer at Gateway Middle School is stoking resentment from some Monroeville officials. “I don’t want residents to ...

Monroeville may consider outsourcing of animal-control duties

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville leaders as a cost-saving measure plan to consider privatizing municipal animal-control services. Mayor Greg Erosenko recently called on council to consider alternatives to relying on a public works employee. He said the municipality would save most of the annual expense ...

North Huntingdon church shaken by youth pastor’s child porn rap

By Renatta Signorini
In a voicemail early Thursday, Andrew Mark Patterson of Monroeville expressed remorse to the pastors of the North Huntingdon church where he recently developed a ...

Gateway battles declining enrollment

By Gideon Bradshaw
The movement of large employers away from Monroeville and competition from charter schools in and near the district has left Gateway School District with fewer students than the district has had in more than a decade, according to figures provided ...

School districts snooze on advice to move back high school start time

By Gideon Bradshaw
English class is the first of the day for Natalee Tommarello, a Plum High School senior. It also is one of the hardest. “I notice that when (the instructor) is teaching the class, I’m daydreaming and dozing off,” she said. “I’m not ...

Pitcairn to begin demolishing blighted homes

By Gideon Bradshaw
The meeting might as well have been set to the tune of “Wrecking Ball” as Pitcairn Borough Council authorized the demolition of 22 properties Monday. Twenty of the properties were among the 32 blighted and unsafe properties the borough officials named ...

U.S. doctor’s book recounts rescue in Afghanistan in which Norwin graduate died

By Joe Napsha
A Colorado aid doctor, kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan in December 2012 and rescued four days later in a raid by special forces, said he grieves for the Navy SEAL from Monroeville who was killed during his rescue. Dr. Dilip ...

Proposed Monroeville budget holds off on tax increase

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville’s proposed budget for next year includes a $2.4 million spending increase but no hike in the property-tax rate. The $31.8 million spending plan, which municipal Manager Tim Little submitted to council Oct. 16, is 8 percent greater than this year’s ...

Penn Hills man arrested for pair of KFC robberies

By Kelsey Shea 11:21 a.m.
Penn Hills police arrested a man they believe is connected with back-to-back KFC restaurant robberies in the eastern suburbs. Maurice Carter, 23, of Penn Hills was arrested on Oct. 16 at his girlfriend’s home in Wilkinsburg. Carter is charged with ...

Monroeville bus ridership on the rise

By Gideon Bradshaw
Tara Darrow said lines were shorter when she first started taking Monroeville’s P67 bus to get to her job in downtown Pittsburgh. “We have to keep ...

Gateway School Board rejects later start time for high school

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway School Board on Wednesday rejected a proposal to start classes later at the high school. The members cast the straw poll at a meeting of the board’s safety committee following a presentation by Peter Fanzen, a University of Pittsburgh sleep ...

Pitcairn officials plan to demolish blighted housing

By Gideon Bradshaw
Lucas Park asked Pitcairn police to help him inspect an abandoned house on Third Street about a month ago, after he noticed signs that someone might be living there. “I just found it odd that the window was open, and it ...

Monroeville Library celebrates 50th anniversary blanketed in cozy art

By Gideon Bradshaw
With shelves upon shelves of fiction, there’s no shortage of yarns in Monroeville Public Library. Now there’s no shortage of yarn, either. As part of the ...

Gateway trades in chemicals for greener options

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway School District is reducing hazardous chemicals with the help of a private grant. The district is one of 55 Western Pennsylvania schools that have received ...

Chase suspect, shot by police, arraigned in his hospital bed

By Chuck Biedka
A Monroeville man accused of shooting at four police officers after a 30-mile chase last month in the Kiski Valley was arraigned Wednesday morning in his Monroeville hospital bed. Joshua Benjamin Jesse, 41, of Tyrolia Drive is accused of four counts ...

Monroeville backyard beekeeper enjoys the buzz surrounding the hobby

By Kyle Lawson
Beekeeping in the backyard can take some persuading. Take for example Monroeville resident John Yakim, who described his wife’s reaction to the idea. “She thought I was ...

Monroeville library skips improvements, stays course in funding request

By Gideon Bradshaw
Two original boilers at Monroeville Public Library will have to make it through another winter while library officials rein in a wish list of improvements. Library officials say they won’t ask for additional funding to make up for revenue that ...

War memorabilia draws collectors to Monroeville Convention Center

By Gideon Bradshaw
From the blurry scanned image, Michael Kraus wasn’t sure whether the photo portrait of a Union soldier had any value but he decided to buy ...

Pitcairn Road to reopen Wednesday

By Gideon Bradshaw
A roughly one-mile portion of Pitcairn Road closed since late last May will reopen 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Pugliano Construction Company, based in Plum, completed the $1 million project on time and within budget, Allegheny County public works officials said …

Monroeville parking lot crash damages parked vehicle and auto service garage

By Gideon Bradshaw
A driver hit a parked vehicle and nearby garage in an accident early Thursday morning. Monroeville police chief Doug Cole said the driver was transported to Forbes Regional Hospital after she crashed into a parked vehicle in the McDonald’s parking …