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Man flees Monroeville bank holdup with cash

By Michael Hasch
A man holding a handgun Friday afternoon robbed the S&T Bank next to the Haymaker Village shopping center in Monroeville, authorities said. The man fled with the cash. No injuries were reported. The holdup occurred at 12:44 p.m. at the bank ...

Admission fees to be charged at Gateway High School, middle school

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway School Board on Wednesday approved charging admission fees at events that had been free at two school buildings to recoup some costs of providing extracurricular programs. The fees, which passed in a 8-1 vote, will apply to events at Gateway ...

Monroeville offers melting pot of faiths

By Gideon Bradshaw
Most Sundays, Dr. Tejinder Singh Bal travels from Youngstown, Ohio, to Monroeville with his wife and mother to attend services at the Pittsburgh Sikh Gurdwara — the nearest place of worship for Sikhs living in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia ...

Gateway School Board member details plan to go after property tax scofflaws

By Gideon Bradshaw
A member of the Gateway School Board is asking local officials to consider a joint plan he said would help the district and the two municipalities that comprise it recoup delinquent property taxes. Chad Stubenbort said Gateway is owed almost $7 ...

Monroeville sues Verizon over cable franchise fees

By Brian Bowling
Verizon shorts municipalities on their cable franchise fees by not including late payment fees in its revenue calculations, Monroeville and two other municipalities claim in a proposed class-action lawsuit filed Friday in federal court. Monroeville, along with West Bradford and East ...

Gateway grad set to sizzle as Miami Heat dancer

By Gideon Bradshaw
Judy Rubino of Monroeville watched live online last year as her daughter was picked to dance for an NBA franchise in Miami. It was a bittersweet ...

Photo gallery: Monroeville Arts Council’s annual show

By Tribune-Review
The Monroeville Arts Council’s annual art show on Aug. 16 at the Monroeville Convention Center featured plenty of performances. ...

Monroeville startup rolls out Stork to help with conception at home

By Alex Nixon
Stephen Bollinger had a simple idea for a company: Make it easier and less costly for couples struggling with infertility to conceive at home. The concept ...

Properties at site of future Pitcairn borough building to be razed

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn Council purchased two properties earlier this month for more than $180,000 on Broadway Boulevard where borough officials have said they plan to construct a new borough building. The two multi-unit houses were among four properties Pitcairn has sought to purchase ...

Fee may recoup cost of Gateway extracurricular activities

By Gideon Bradshaw
Patrons soon might have to pay to attend performances at two Gateway School District buildings. School directors Monday night debated whether to sell tickets for certain events at Gateway Middle School and the high school that currently are free. The ...

Monroeville changing how it pays for road projects

By Gideon Bradshaw
Lin Chingyu, 80, walks several miles a day in his Monroeville neighborhood near the line with Plum. He said he has noticed that disrepair on a stretch of McClure Road has brought more William Penn Highway corridor traffic to his street. “Now, ...

Man injured in Monroeville explosion

By Gideon Bradshaw
A man was injured in an apparent explosion Friday outside a Monroeville home. Bob Williams, who lives in the house, was taken to Forbes Hospital. Jesse Miller, a hospital spokesman, said Williams was in fair condition. Don Coy of Restano Heating, Plumbing ...

Monroeville’s Spectrum Charter School eyes expansion

By Gideon Bradshaw
Ignoring background noise to focus on tasks is a skill most people take for granted. But Christine Ferguson of Plum said that ability, innate to most people, is a challenge for her 15-year-old son, which makes it hard for him to ...

Pitcairn Council approves previous property purchases

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn Council ratified agreements on Monday to purchase two properties, a move to clarify questions about whether the process complied with the state’s open-meetings law. But a government-accountability advocate said the vote, in which a councilman voted to approve an agreement ...

Monroeville OKs plans for new Imamia building on Old Haymaker Road

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville Council on Tuesday approved plans for the Imamia Organization of Pittsburgh to construct a building on Old Haymaker Road. The Shia Muslim group has been meeting at the Murrysville Community Center, because its Plum location was damaged by a broken ...

Photo gallery: Pitcairn Fire Company No. 1 parade

By Tribune-Review
Pitcairn Fire Company No. 1 kicked off its annual jubliee with a parade of fire trucks from surrounding communities, as well as Pitcairn, lining Broadway ...

Photo gallery: Allegheny All Star Basketball Camp

By Tribune-Review
The Allegheny All Star Basketball Camp was held Aug. 6 at the Boyce Park basketball courts for girls and boys ages 10 to 16 to ...

Photo gallery: St. Bernadette Parish Festival

By Tribune-Review
St. Bernadette’s Parish Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary Aug. 6-8 on the church grounds. ...

23 Gateway School District nonunion employees receive raises

By Gideon Bradshaw
Twenty-three nonunion employees in the Gateway School District received an average of more than $3,100 each in raises for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The school board approved raises for four employees on Monday. Most members of the district’s central administration, supervisors ...

Pitcairn native writes book about father’s World War II captivity

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn native Peggy Loughner Fisher said her father seldom spoke about his years as a prisoner of war. She felt the effects of his captivity, nonetheless, ...

Gateway board restores transportation secretary position to full time

By Gideon Bradshaw
A month after the Gateway School Board made a transportation secretary a part-time position to cut costs in this year’s budget, board members voted Monday to restore the position to full time amid objections from other members. The board approved making ...

Monroeville Jazz Festival to highlight genre’s roots

By Gideon Bradshaw
Chuck Summerville fell in love with one of America’s native-born musical genres while living on the other side of the Atlantic. Stationed in Oxford, England, in ...

Muslim group hopes to build worship center in Monroeville

By Gideon Bradshaw 6:00 p.m.
Monroeville Council will consider a Shia Muslim group’s request to build a worship center on Old Haymaker Road next week. In a conditional use application, Imamia is seeking permission to construct a building on property the group owns at 351 ...

W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking

By Michael Hasch
Seven Allegheny County residents are among the 87 people charged Tuesday with drug trafficking in North Central West Virginia. The seven — from Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Clairton, Verona and Monroeville — are accused of trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in …

Zombie bridge moves to its final resting place at Heinz History Center

By Gideon Bradshaw
Lying dismembered on the second floor of the Monroeville Mall and surrounded by blood-soaked zombies, a footbridge that has come to symbolize an iconic, homegrown ...

Teen police academy in Monroeville aims to steer youth on straight path

By Gideon Bradshaw
James Miles said he hopes a month-long summer program will help his grandson, Carlos, stay out of trouble. “This will keep him on the straight and narrow,” Miles, 70, of Garfield said. Carlos Miles, 15, is one of about 10 boys in ...

Intended demolition of homes draws questions in Pitcairn

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn spent about $70,000 to buy two properties in what borough officials say is an effort to improve the look of the town’s main thoroughfare. However, the lack of a public vote on the property purchases may run counter to the ...

Gateway drops plans to have students scan ID cards on bus

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway School District won’t use ID scanners and tablets to help track students on buses when classes resume in August. The scanning cards — which students would use with a card reader as they got on and off district buses — ...

Gateway, other districts wrestle with charter school drain

By Kelsey Shea  and Gideon Bradshaw
School districts desperate to retain students say taking a personal approach can help draw families back into public schools. Leaders in Gateway and Penn Hills school districts announced plans this year to interview families leaving their districts for charter schools, a ...

Senior housing proposal tabled in Monroeville

By Gideon Bradshaw
The Monroeville planning commission voted Wednesday to table a request to rezone residential land on Northern Pike to pave the way for a senior citizen housing complex. The developer, Lancaster Land, a subsidiary of Buffalo-based Clover Group, hopes to build a ...

Photo gallery: North American Martyrs’ summer festival

By Tribune-Review
Threatening weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those at the North American Martyrs 5th annual summer festival. ...

Gateway graduate works on film about women in arts

By Gideon Bradshaw
Jamie Socci’s goal is to create a film highlighting challenges women in the arts face. But the seed of the film wasn’t a political message. The idea for the film instead grew out of the Monroeville native’s friendship with Arizona painter ...

Sensors will help ease traffic jams on Route 22 in Monroeville, Murrysville

By Gideon Bradshaw
A state contractor is working to upgrade signals along part of the William Penn Highway corridor in Monroeville and Murrysville to improve traffic flow. Bronder Technical Services, of Butler County, began installing the InSync traffic-control system in 19 lights along the ...

Pitcairn to push out homes to make way for borough building

By Gideon Bradshaw
Pitcairn officials plan to tear down four aging houses on Broadway Boulevard — a move Councilman Kevin Dick said will provide “a new face for the community” with a new borough building. A tenant who likely will have to move soon ...

Rainy summer draws skimpy crowds at Allegheny County pools

By Gideon Bradshaw
Last Thursday started off with strong attendance at Boyce Park Wave Pool, with more than 160 people showing up for a free swim class. But the ...

Monroeville Council to consider agreement with fire companies

By Gideon Bradshaw
Monroeville Council was expected to vote Tuesday on whether to adopt a five-year agreement with the municipality’s volunteer fire companies. Under the proposed agreement, the fire companies would continue to provide fire, rescue and emergency medical services in Monroeville. During the ...

PPG to conduct annual butterfly count at Monroeville location

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Monroeville manufacturer will hold an event this weekend to help track butterfly populations across the United States and Canada. With the help of attendees, PPG ...

Bus cards concern for Gateway School District

By Gideon Bradshaw
Gateway School District is testing out a bus- and student-tracking system this summer touted as a way to streamline routes and keep closer tabs on students. Although the administration is moving forward with the system once students return in August, some ...

New events planned for Monroeville’s July 4 celebration

By Staff Report
Monroeville’s Fourth of July celebration is shaping up with close to 100 entries and some new features for the popular parade that gathers more than 5,000 spectators along the 1.5-mile route on Route 22 and Mall Boulevard on July 4. ...