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South Park Fairgrounds to receive $1M makeover

By Matthew Santoni
Contractors are set to begin work next month to renovate the South Park Fairgrounds, starting with the oval track and its deteriorating bleachers. They will get the go-ahead to start work in mid-May on a $1 million effort to remove …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

UPMC outpatient center does ‘it all,’ manager says

By Tom Yerace
Visiting the reopened UPMC Natrona Heights Outpatient Center in Harrison can do a heart good, literally. Testing for heart problems now is part of what the center in the Heights Plaza Shopping Center offers. Area residents visiting the facility for …

Your Carlynton News

Woman believed trapped in burning Heidelberg home

By Michael Hasch
Ronald Mixter said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing on Thursday evening when he noticed smoke billowing from his neighbor’s home in Heidelberg and a man on a porch roof screaming for help. “He comes out of the window …

Your Cranberry News

Outdoor construction on track for UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry

By Rachel Farkas
The steel skeleton of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is rising above the northeastern corner of Route 228 and Interstate 79 in Cranberry, and the facility is on track to open in June 2015, Penguins official said on Thursday. Construction …

Your FoxChapel News

Sharpsburg considers replacing brick sidewalks with cement

By Tom McGee
Long-and short-term fixes for deteriorating sidewalks along part of Main Street in Sharpsburg are in the works. Officials voted to have Borough Engineer Robert Zischkau prepare a bid package to replace the bricks along the river side of Main Street …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield settles seismic testing lawsuit

By Brian Bowling
In the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that it can’t prohibit seismic testing on its roads, a Westmoreland County township has settled a lawsuit filed by a Texas company, a lawyer for the township said Tuesday. ION Geophysical of …

Your Latrobe News

Funds multiply for Derry K-9 officer’s new vehicle

By Greg Reinbold
A frenzy of recent fundraising activity helped the Derry Borough Police Department move closer to finalizing the purchase of a new vehicle for its K-9 officer, Blade. Police Chief Randy Glick told borough council members at their April 13 meeting …

Your McKeesport News

Film crew utilizes Wilmerding landmarks

By Michael DiVittorio
Wilmerding got a taste of Hollywood this week as actor Russell Crowe filmed scenes from the upcoming movie “Fathers and Daughters” at the George Westinghouse Castle and the former Westinghouse Memorial High School. Crews set up trucks and equipment last …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville high on list  of affordable communities

By Kyle Lawson
Monroeville and Plum were ranked among the top 15 most affordable places to live in Pennsylvania, according to a ranking system published this month by Movoto.com. The study factored adjusted median income, unemployment rank, utility costs, food costs, median home …

Your Mon Valley News

Cops keep man from jumping off Tener span

By Stacy Wolford
A man on the verge of jumping off the John K. Tener Memorial Bridge thanked the police officer who tackled him. The unidentified 61-year-old man was standing on the ledge of a cement barrier on the North Charleroi end of …

Your Mt. Pleasant

East Huntingdon drive-in theater pans to digital age

By A.J. Panian
The Evergreen Drive-In Theatre made its digital-age debut Friday before carloads of enraptured onlookers, including Greensburg’s Tracie Burkhardt. “With the new technology, the picture is much clearer,” said Burkhardt, who …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional stabbing victim: “I was pretty much in shock”

By Renatta Signorini
Derek Jones was looking forward to getting out of the hospital and into his own bed again. But first, a cheeseburger. “We went to King’s on the way home,” said the 17-year-old Franklin Regional junior. Jones had two surgeries at …

Your North Hills News

Bradford Woods Women’s Club to celebrate 100th anniversary

By Kelsey Shea
Don’t be fooled by the flowered hats, long white dresses and demure smiles of the original Bradford Woods Women’s Club founders — this was a group of women who knew how to get stuff done. Members will celebrate the club’s …

Your Norwin News

With help of Family Services, Irwin woman pursuing her goals

By Tony LaRussa
At first glance, Samantha Bozich’s desire to get a driver’s license and start classes at a community college this year might seem like easy enough goals to attain. But for the Irwin woman, 24, getting to the point where she …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills VFD No. 227 marks 65th anniversary

By Patrick Varine
Edward Holman has been going on fire calls since he was 12 years old. Holman, 60, is the son of Thomas Holman, one of the original members of Penn Hills Volunteer Fire Department No. 227, which is marking its 65th …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Harrison Park PTO plans playground improvements

By Chris Foreman
Parent volunteers with the Harrison Park PTO are making a big push to raise money to expand the elementary school’s playground and add a second one. In a three-phase $87,000 plan, the group’s playground committee is working to increase the …

Your Plum News

‘Dog-tag’ program well-received by students at Center Elementary

By Karen Zapf
Dylan Akut is proud of his brother who has been in the military for two years. Akut, 10, a fourth-grader at Center Elementary in the Plum School District, is more eager than ever to talk with his brother, Zach Akut, …

Your Sewickley News

Standing Firm campaign aims to shed light in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
“Partner violence happens at home, but it walks through your doors at work.” That’s the message Standing Firm Associate Director of Otreach Susan Nitzberg said she hopes residents, business owners and visitors to Sewickley get May 2 and 3 as …

Your South Hills News

Brentwood residents, officials strive for clean, improved Hollow

By Stephanie Hacke
A muddy trail weaves through the trees and above the creek bed. Families walk along the path or go off into the woods for a hiking adventure as motor bikes zip past on an afternoon joyride. “I would like to …

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont councilman pushes for answers in vandalism of surveillance cameras

By Tom Yerace
An Oakmont councilman has questioned whether Allegheny County police have fully investigated a vandalism incident last summer that disabled borough surveillance cameras. Councilman Tim Favo raised his doubts about the investigation at a council meeting April 14. According to Police …