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Businesses in McKees Rocks struggle amid $39M revamp of West Carson

By Tory N. Parrish
A Sunoco in McKees Rocks used to bustle each morning as commuters stopped for gas, coffee and snacks on their way to work, the owner said. Now, business at the gas station on Stanhope Street is down at least 40 percent ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

South Butler County School District offers free Pre-K program

By Jodi Weigand
South Butler Primary School in Jefferson Township has opened a free preschool program for district residents. The Pre-K Counts program is a first in the district and is open to children ages 3 and 4. It’s designed for children who may ...

Your Carlynton News

Bridgeville steelworkers union group to disband after 30 years

By Dona S. Dreeland
The upcoming meeting of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees in Bridgeville will be its last. The local chapter is disbanding Tuesday, largely because of dwindling numbers. SOAR, formed in 1985, has served as the political arm of the United Steelworkers, ...

Your Cranberry News

Seneca Valley teacher appointed to help promote annual robotics challenge

By Kyle Lawson
While Seneca Valley robotics students pursue another award-winning year, their teacher has been appointed to assist other school districts achieve similar success. Industrial technology and engineering teacher Joseph Logsdon this month was appointed to the Penn State University Electro-Optics Center’s ...

Your FoxChapel News

Fox Chapel native honored for maternity clothes with built-in technology

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Blake Uretsky dressed with her fake baby bump and went shopping at maternity stores. She was doing research. Uretsky was studying how maternity clothes fit pregnant women, as well as the styles available for mothers-to-be. The Fox Chapel native and senior ...

Your Hempfield News

Judge sentences Hempfield man to 15 years on child porn charges

By Brian Bowling
A Westmoreland County man who persuaded a woman to take sexually explicit photos of a girl will spend 15 years in prison, a federal judge ruled Friday. Former Turnpike Commission worker John S. Longo, 58, of Hempfield pleaded guilty in ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe police seek driver of red cargo van

By Tribune-Review
Latrobe police department are looking for a man driving a red cargo van after he followed a 13-year-old girl Thursday. The man is described as white, in his late 50s and partially bald with a beard, according to a post …

Your McKeesport News

Man to stand trial in death of estranged wife in Duquesne

By Adam Brandolph
Allegheny County Deputy Fire Marshal George E. Stouffer used a piece of wood to scrape charred debris from Maureen Karr’s body hours after a fire tore through her house in Duquesne. Stouffer told an Allegheny County judge that he noticed ...

Your Monroeville News

Settlement reached between Monroeville, former manager

By Gideon Bradshaw
A former Monroeville manager will receive $45,000 in back pay in addition to retirement benefits as part of a settlement with the municipality. In exchange, Lynette Mc­Kinney, 48, of Monroeville will drop lawsuits she filed over her termination a year ...

Your Mon Valley News

Mid-Mon Valley maintains strong ties to proposed Army museum

By Ron Paglia
One thing is certain about the National Museum of the United States Army: The mid-Monongahela Valley will be well represented in the state-of-the art facility to be built on the grounds of Fort Belvoir, Va., less than 30 miles south ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant library’s writers circle publishes books, garners awards

By A.J. Panian
The busy garble of small talk spiked with jags of bright laughter slows to an eventual stop, as silence suddenly soaks the back room of the Mt. Pleasant Public Library. …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional board reluctantly votes to advertise budget

By Patrick Varine
Franklin Regional officials took a procedural step this week that sets them up to adopt a preliminary 2015-16 budget next month and to possibly seek permission to raise the property-tax rate in excess of what state law allows. On Monday, the ...

Your North Hills News

Reward offered for men who robbed Citizens Bank in Hampton

By Tribune-Review
Hampton police and the FBI are searching for two men who robbed the Citizen’s Bank on Route 8 at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A $2,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to their arrest and conviction, said FBI ...

Your Norwin News

To open STEM center by fall 2017, Norwin board has 1 month to OK plan

By Tony LaRussa
The Norwin School Board will have about a month decide whether to proceed with plans for a new science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, center if it wants the facility ready for the class in fall of 2017, according ...

Your Penn Hills News

Man fatally shot inside Penn Hills home

By Tribune-Review 8:20 a.m.
Allegheny County homicide detectives and Penn Hills police are investigating a fatal shooting late Friday inside a Penn Hills home. Edwin Hammond, 33, was shot inside his Joan Drive home around 11 p.m., according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township commissioners hear from supporters of shale drilling

By Chris Foreman
Supporters of shale drilling stepped up this week to discourage Penn Township commissioners from imposing local regulations that could curb unconventional gas wells from operating on the largest of the township’s private properties. Since a public hearing last May about updates ...

Your Plum News

Flood victims’ family to receive $1.5M in damages

By Bob Bauder
Government agencies have agreed to pay a total of about $1.5 million in damages to the family of a Plum woman who drowned in 2011 with her two young daughters during a flash flood on Washington Boulevard in Highland Park, ...

Your Sewickley News

Quaker Valley hires resource officer for $65,000

By Bobby Cherry
A former Keystone Oaks School District resource officer has been hired at Quaker Valley. Quaker Valley School Board last week approved a five-year contract for Aaron Vanatta, 40, of Washington County. He was hired at $65,000, district spokeswoman Angela Yingling said.Vanatta, ...

Your South Hills News

Jefferson Regional Foundation taking applications for grants

By Dona S. Dreeland
The Jefferson Regional Foundation is promoting the group’s latest round of grants via its new website. “We want to build up the capacity of services in the area, build on the strengths of organizations,” said Mary Phan-Gruber, executive director of ...

Your Twin Boros News

Landlord regulations tighten in Western Pennsylvania municipalities

By Jacob Tierney
A spate of blazes in McKeesport rental properties, including one that killed six people in October, has the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office teaming up with the city to dust off a decade-old law cracking down on landlords. McKeesport is just ...