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Mt. Lebanon wants to update master plan for Uptown district

By Matthew Santoni
Mt. Lebanon officials want to update a 20-year-old “vision statement” for the Washington Road business district, which could help to steer development, grants and enhancements. Business districts manager Eric Milliron said the last master plan for the Uptown district was published ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Freeport High School students rise to the challenge

By Jodi Weigand 1:31 a.m.
A team of four Freeport Area Junior High School students took a bundle of tubes, syringes and wood pieces and transformed them into a machine that won third place in the Fluid Power Challenge. The competition requires middle school competitors to ...

Your Carlynton News

Rainy weather extends Parkway West road construction schedule

By Melissa Daniels
Rain showers Sunday evening delayed road reconstruction on the Parkway West. Another temporary closure will be added to the schedule to permit final sealing work on the inbound lanes between Interstate 79 and Parkway Center, said Steve Cowan, PennDOT District ...

Your Cranberry News

Waterline break to cause problems for evening commuters on Rt. 19 in Cranberry

By Tribune-Review
Emergency work to repair a broken waterline closed a portion of Route 19 in Cranberry for several hours on Monday. The road, which was reduced to a single lane between American Way and Smith Drive, reopened by 6 p.m., said Peter ...

Your FoxChapel News

Saxonburg Blvd. in O’Hara open again after downed power lines cleaned up

By Michael Hasch
Saxonburg Boulevard is now open after being closed for about five hours Monday when a tree came down the hillside and fell on some power lines. The road reopened around 11 p.m. after the tree was cut up and taken …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield community group wins park auction

By Renatta Signorini
A community group came out the winner in a public auction held Monday for a park owned by the Hempfield Area School District. The group — Save Our Local Parks — is forming a nonprofit organization that hopes to keep ...

Your Latrobe News

Unity man collects bits of Westmoreland County history

By Jacob Tierney
Tim Welty has a keen eye for the old and the unusual — even a discarded brick can grab his attention. “I saw it in the bushes while I was jogging, and because of the size, I knew it was something ...

Your McKeesport News

TreeVitalize spruces up McKeesport’s Seventh Ward

By Michael DiVittorio
The landscape of McKeesport’s educational and cultural sector gained extra green Saturday as Tube City Renaissance planted 27 trees through the TreeVitalize initiative. TreeVitalize is a public-private partnership operated through the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It was ...

Your Monroeville News

Social media tip-offs missed in melee outside Monroeville Mall, security specialist says

By Tom Fontaine
Monroeville Mall officials or police might have been better prepared to deal with a melee Saturday outside a mall restaurant had they been monitoring social media more closely, a mall security expert said. Police estimated 500 to 1,000 people congregated outside ...

Your Mon Valley News

Monessen out to sell buildings

By Rick Bruni Jr.
Monessen council plans to place three city-owned buildings up for sale e_SEnD including its current home. Mayor Lou Mavrakis said at a Monday work session that he and council have reached a compromise to sell the Municipal Complex at 1 Wendell ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Life Skills program brings dynamic atmosphere to Mt. Pleasant Area

By Kelly Vernon
The Life Skills program at Mt. Pleasant Area School District has made a dramatic difference in the life of Acme’s Colin Russel, according to his parents, Kim and Kirk Russel. …

Your Murrysville News

Bus for Franklin Regional crashes into pole; no one hurt

By Jacob Tierney
A school bus for the Franklin Regional School District crashed into a tree and took down a utility pole in Murrysville Friday morning. There were no children on the bus as it crashed at 7:30 a.m. at Forbes Trail Drive …

Your North Hills News

Paragon Foods’ growth —and planned move — in line with local produce demand

By Tory N. Parrish
Demand for fresh fruits and vegetables means Lawrenceville-based Paragon Foods’ business will sprout up in a new location this year. Founded in 1962, the produce distributor and producer plans to move to a facility in the Thorn Hill Industrial Park ...

Your Norwin News

North Huntingdon man hopes to bring brewery to township

By Tony LaRussa
Alan Quinn always was flattered when family and friends complimented him on the beer he began brewing in his kitchen in the early 1990s. “It was a hobby for me, but people kept telling me things like, ‘You’ve really got something ...

Your Penn Hills News

Deputies arrest couple, seize 45 bricks of heroin in Penn Hills

By Kelsey Shea
Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies seized 45 bricks of heroin and arrested two people on drug charges during a search Monday for a fugitive accused of failure to appear for court. Ronald Wilson, 37, and Shelly Mastromonaco, 44, both of Penn Hills, ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

CEO: Apex could drill soon in Penn Township

By Chris Foreman
Apex Energy might have a rig on site ready to drill two unconventional gas wells in Penn Township within a couple of months, the company’s CEO said. Apex could begin surface construction work on an 89-acre property off Walton Road within ...

Your Plum News

Teachers union advises lawyers for colleagues of Plum pair investigated on sex charges

By Karen Zapf
Teachers in Plum may be getting mixed messages from union officials about talking with investigators about teachers accused of having sex with high school students. In separate emails, officials with the Plum Borough Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association ...

Your Sewickley News

Laughlin Center therapist reaches out to Inner Mongolia orphans

By Gary Horvath
Under the cover of night, a mother leaves her newborn in the drop slot of a mailbox-like bin outside of an orphanage. Unable to afford the medical care necessary to help her disabled child, she makes the decision to anonymously ...

Your South Hills News

Brentwood Borough School Board approves major cutbacks

By Stephanie Hacke
Amidst tears and pleas from teachers and community members to save their jobs, a major cutback to staffing and programming was given the go-ahead by Brentwood Borough School Board members Monday night. The move to curtail or alter several district …

Your Twin Boros News

Traffic to tighten with closure of Freeport Road lane for crossing Hulton Bridge

By R.A. Monti
Starting Monday, crossing into Oakmont from Harmar will be even rougher than usual. Beginning at 8 a.m., PennDOT will close the turning lane that allows motorists coming from Harmar to cross the Hulton Bridge to Oakmont. According to Steve Cowan, ...