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Already social media network CEO, Upper St. Clair senior wired for success

By Natasha Lindstrom
Ananya Cleetus has never been short on good ideas, nor the tenacity it took to execute them. At 14, she designed and computer-tested a lightweight prosthetic leg for low-income people in India with below-knee amputations. At 17, she conceptualized and 3-D ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Three escape North Apollo fire

By Chuck Biedka
Three people escaped an early afternoon house fire in North Apollo Tuesday. Fire Chief Cliff Rearic said Trisha Blumeraitis, her daughter, Darby Blumeraitis, and Darby’s 2-year-old daughter, all of 1213 Birch Avenue, were not injured. Rearic said firefighters helped Trisha …

Your Carlynton News

Chartiers Valley students hope for a ‘Beauty’ of a high school musical

By David Mayernik Jr. 9:00 p.m.
Once upon a time, Chartiers Valley High School senior Ranae McIntyre began preparing for her lead role in the school’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Dressed in Belle’s trademark bright, blue frock last week, Ranae, 18, and the ...

Your Cranberry News

Hotel anchors Village of Cranberry Woods development plan

By Tom Fontaine
Plans for a 47-acre site in Cranberry are poised to move forward after friction between the property’s former owner and the township stalled development. “Absolutely, we’re very excited about what (the new developers) are planning and that construction could begin this ...

Your FoxChapel News

Indiana Township man held without bail on drug paraphernalia charges

By Brian Bowling 9:58 p.m.
An Indiana Township man will remain in jail pending trial because he refused to stop breaking the law while out on bail, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon revoked Akhil Mishra’s bond following a hearing. Mishra, …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield man packs it all up for the bright lights of Hollywood

By Jacob Tierney
A Hempfield man left his home behind in May to take a shot at his filmmaking dreams in the City of Angels. Nate LaSor packed up everything after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and moved cross-country, to Southern ...

Your Latrobe News

Loyalhanna Agility Club teaches dogs new tricks

By Stacey Federoff 9:07 p.m.
Yips and barks echo through B&D Creekside Activity Center in Latrobe as Diana Serlo and Kris Bucheit work with dogs and their owners on obedience and agility obstacles. Gara Dallago of Monroeville kept her 11⁄2-year-old Shetland sheepdog, Gryphon, close to her ...

Your McKeesport News

Day of prayer at McKeesport church shines light on HIV, AIDS

By Michael DiVittorio
The Partnership for Minority HIV/AIDS Prevention continued its effort to spread the word about the disease by observing a day of prayer Monday evening at Zion Baptist Church in McKeesport. “We’re attempting to reach in the church and out of the ...

Your Monroeville News

New Monroeville Mall policy aims to tame teen shoppers

By Gideon Bradshaw
A new reality came to the Monroeville Mall on Friday as a police officer and security guard stopped young-looking shoppers and asked for their IDs as they entered the mall. Quentin Milliones, 21, of Penn Hills watched as two teens were ...

Your Mon Valley News

Cal U fraternity president cited after police arrest 7 in weekend brawl

By Debra Erdley 9:53 p.m.
The president of a California University of Pennsylvania fraternity was cited for operating a disorderly house on Tuesday, after an investigation of a brawl outside the Sigma Tau Gamma house early Sunday. Borough police Chief Rick Encapera said Michael Mackowick, 21, ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant names Citizen of the Year

By A.J. Panian
A cracked and calloused pair of work-weathered hands serve as all the proof necessary regarding Maynard L. Brubacher’s ceaseless drive to give. Throughout the years, Brubacher’s reputation for volunteer service …

Your Murrysville News

Greensburg pair jailed in convenience store robbery

By Bob Stiles
A Greensburg man and woman were arraigned Saturday on charges they robbed a Murrysville convenience store after police said they traced them when the woman tried to cash in a lottery ticket stolen in the holdup. Raymond A. Montesa, 52, and ...

Your North Hills News

McCandless site set for Wal-Mart supercenter store

By Rick Wills
The Trader Horn store in McCandless is mostly empty shelves. “This is the last and final discount,” said Dave Renner, who has managed the store for 20 years. Everything in the store is marked down 75 percent. Trader Horn, a Butler-based ...

Your Norwin News

Court in the Classroom program provides insight for Norwin High School students

By Rich Cholodofsky
Attorney Robert Marino strode to the podium Wednesday morning and argued to Westmoreland County Judge David Regoli why his client, a road resurfacing company, should be dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2012. Behind Marino sat more than 200 ...

Your Penn Hills News

Charter school finds resistance from Penn Hills School District on expansion plans

By Kelsey Shea
Tension between officials of the Penn Hills School District and a local charter school has increased in intensity, as the two entities discuss Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship’s request to expand to a second building. Supporters of Imagine made ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Trafford native writes the book on early rock concerts

By Rege Behe 9:00 p.m.
Pat DiCesare is responsible for one of the greatest — if not the greatest — moment in Pittsburgh music history. When the Beatles performed Sept. 14, 1964, at the Civic Arena, it was mostly because the Trafford native had long ...

Your Plum News

Teacher conduct under spotlight in Pennsylvania

By Tory N. Parrish
Pennsylvania law bans sexual contact between teachers and students, regardless of students’ ages, but as reports of teacher improprieties surface, experts say school districts must tell staff that inappropriate conduct won’t be tolerated. There are state mandates to train staff to ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley painter turns hobby into successful career

By Kellie B. Gormly
Artist Claire Hardy may be a southern California native, but you would never know it based on her oil paintings depicting Pittsburgh’s industrial past. Hardy, a Sewickley artist who paints mostly still-life images, moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 from New Mexico, ...

Your South Hills News

Photo gallery: Setting the stage for a high school musical

By Tribune-Review
The South Hills Record gets a glimpse behind the curtain for a look at how a musical gets made. …

Your Twin Boros News

Antiques show at Oakmont Country Club keeps Kerr Museum going

By Pamela Murphy
It’s been a long, cold winter. But next weekend, antiques enthusiasts will be able to shake off their cabin fever, escape the winter doldrums and enjoy a day at the Kerr Memorial Museum’s 11th annual Antiques Show. The show, March 7 ...