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Events with alcohol help libraries raise funds for extras

By Adam Brandolph
Dan and Emma Frohm hadn’t been inside a library for nearly two decades until they moved to Mt. Lebanon about two years ago. But it was beer — not books — that brought the retired couple to the Mt. Lebanon …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Beaver footprints found along Allegheny River bank, not gator

By Jodi Weigand
What has big hind feet and leaves a trail into the river that can be mistaken for an alligator slide? A beaver. That’s the consensus among wildlife experts and trappers about tracks found on Thursday on the Allegheny River bank …

Your Carlynton News

Carnegie reflects on 10th anniversary of notorious rainy day

By Megan Guza
Remnants of Hurricane Ivan dumped nearly six inches of rain on Carnegie and surrounding communities on Sept. 17, 2004. Chartiers Creek overflowed, flooding the business district and nearby residential streets. Dennis Santiago, 35, of Carnegie, died after losing his grip …

Your Cranberry News

I-79 Warrendale ramps to close overnight

By Tribune-Review
Ramps at the I-79 Warrendale interchange in Marshall will close overnight Friday and Saturday, PennDOT officials said. The on-ramp from Warrendale Bayne Road to southbound I-79 at the Warrendale exit will close from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. both nights. …

Your FoxChapel News

From Aspinwall to New Kensington, free shuttle offers rides to some UPMC facilities

By Tawnya Panizzi
The best medical care in the world won’t help if a patient can’t get to it. St. Margaret Foundation President Mary Lee Gannon said that was the impetus for funding a new medical shuttle that operates for free from Aspinwall …

Your Hempfield News

2 suspects charged with second robbery in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
Two men accused of leading police on a pursuit after a gas station burglary this month are now facing charges in connection with an August robbery in Hempfield. Adam Scott Knerien, 32, of Jeannette, allegedly drove Jason Thomas Stevenson, 38, …

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe school directors won’t forgive bill for WCCC land

By Stacey Federoff
The Greater Latrobe School Board this week voted against forgiving a real estate tax bill for Westmoreland County Community College on land where the school’s Latrobe Education Center is being built. After purchasing the 1.8-acre tract between Jefferson and Depot …

Your McKeesport News

Monument to Steel Valley Korean War hero relocated

By Eric Slagle
More than 20 years ago, Homestead erected a monument honoring John Doran Kelly, who lost his life – and earned a Medal of Honor – fighting in the Korean War. Now the memorial will attract more attention at a different, …

Your Monroeville News

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 through Oct. 2 to repair the lane-wide section of the road, located in Monroeville’s southeastern …

Your Mon Valley News

Monongahela airman’s death commemorated

By Ron Paglia
They never had the opportunity to meet him, but four cousins from England are committed to perpetuating the memory of their uncle, Flight Lt. Peter William Bickford of Monongahela, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving with the Royal Canadian …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Expansion in works for Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum

By Kaidia Pickels
Big changes are in store for the Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum as it gears up to expand its space at the Mt. Pleasant Glass Center while implementing a membership drive …

Your Murrysville News

Delmont sues feuding owners of run-down business property

By Patrick Varine
Delmont officials are suing two couples — who currently are suing each other — over the run-down Premier Motor Sales property on West Pittsburgh Street. According to the lawsuit, which borough Solicitor Dan Hewitt filed Sept. 12, Premier Motor Sales …

Your North Hills News

New Cinemark in McCandless boasts modern luxuries

By Tory N. Parrish
A new Cinemark theater will have all the amenities expected of modern cinemas when it opens on Friday in McCandless. After a two-year delay, Plano, Texas-based Cinemark Holdings Inc.’s 12-screen Cinemark North Hills and XD theater in the McCandless Crossing …

Your Norwin News

After more than 30 years, North Huntingdon man closes roadside stand

By Tony LaRussa
Calvin Gongaware figures that no matter how much you love the work you do, there comes a point when it’s time to pack it in. And the lifelong North Huntingdon farmer says his time has come. “I’ll be turning 82 …

Your Penn Hills News

Aftermath of Penn Hills murder-suicide shooting leaves family stunned

By Kelsey Shea
A woman who authorities say was fatally shot by her boyfriend’s father on Sept. 5 in Penn Hills was a shy, soft-spoken person who wasn’t one to argue, her mother said. Theresa Smith, 26, died a short time after arriving …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Manor man’s film finds odd gifts can be unbearable

By Chris Foreman
Why would a woman give her 29-year-old brother-in-law a teddy bear wearing a patriotic sweater? The odd gift puzzles David Safin’s character in his short film, “The Birthday Present,” which was featured at the Johnstown Film Festival on Sept. 6. …

Your Plum News

Plum planners recommend approval of cell tower near housing plan

By Karen Zapf
The Plum Borough Planning Commission on Monday night recommended approval of a telecommunications tower that residents of the Whispering Pines housing plan oppose, and council will consider the request next month. The vote was 4-0. Commission Chairman Robert Zunich and …

Your Sewickley News

Water Works Road in Sewickley could be straightened

By Bobby Cherry
It’s not every day a portion of a roadway is relocated. But that’s what could happen soon in Sewickley as borough and Allegheny County workers work on a plan that would straighten out a portion of Water Works Road near …

Your South Hills News

Coach accused in $2,400 theft from Baldwin Hockey Club

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin Borough police issued an arrest warrant for the head coach of the Baldwin Hockey Club’s varsity team, saying he stole $2,400 in fundraising profits. Authorities on Wednesday charged James Brown, 56, whose address is unknown, with theft by failure …

Your Twin Boros News

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

By Jodi Weigand
The Hulton Bridge will be closed around-the-clock this weekend so crews can install water and sewer lines under Freeport Road on the Harmar side of the span. The bridge will close at 6 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. …