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Neighborhood movie theaters use unconventional methods to draw customers

By Brian Bowling
With only a single screen available, it’s vital for a neighborhood movie theater to pick the right movie. It’s also tricky. The mystery comedy “The Overnight” seemed like a good choice for The Parkway Theater in Stowe and the Hollywood Theater ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Armstrong inmate escapee charged with murdering family matriarch

By Jodi Weigand
No matter what was happening in her family, matriarch Tammy Long was a central figure. “She was our everything,” said Tammy’s daughter, Tara Long. “She was the one who we turned to for anything. No matter what we needed, she was ...

Your Carlynton News

Collier police get van, 2 motorcycles for $8K

By Alex Felser
Christmas came in July for Collier’s police department. The township added two Harley-Davidson motorcycles and a Ford van to the department’s fleet at a cost of only $8,000 after help from the community and Allegheny County, police Chief Craig Campbell ...

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry Uniting People event to benefit local family

By Kyle Lawson
The Cranberry CUP fundraiser this year will serve a dual purpose. Proceeds from the weekend-long event will benefit a local family in need, while also acting as a public-service announcement, Cranberry Uniting People board President Cathy Cortazzo said. Cortazzo went on ...

Your FoxChapel News

Aspinwall Meals on Wheels reaching out for new customers

By Bobby Cherry
For 40 years, volunteers have prepared, bagged and delivered some 400,000 meals to homebound residents within the Lower Allegheny Valley. But the nonprofit Aspinwall Meals on Wheels group, which is based in Blawnox, has seen numbers of residents served decline. On at ...

Your Hempfield News

Greensburg Salem grad, grandma fulfill dream with trip to Japan

By Jacob Tierney
When Greensburg Salem graduate Courtney Cole and grandmother Joan  Coatz stepped off the plane in Japan earlier this summer, they were fulfilling a dream they had shared for years. “My grandmother had always wanted to go to Japan, but she never ...

Your Latrobe News

St. Vincent monk’s Gregorian chant workshops strike chord with students

By Stacey Federoff
Five students filled a classroom at St. Vincent College with music that is more than a thousand years old. Singing in Latin, the students were led by Father Stephen Concordia, who taught two one-week workshops this summer on Gregorian chant. “Father Steven ...

Your McKeesport News

Steel Valley extends superintendent’s contract

By Michael DiVittorio
Steel Valley school directors have inked a new deal with Superintendent Ed Wehrer. The board approved a five-year contract extension, 7-0, on Thursday. Board president Donna Kiefer and director Michael Terrick were absent. “I’ve been on the board now for eight years,” director ...

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville Jazz Festival to highlight genre’s roots

By Gideon Bradshaw
Chuck Summerville fell in love with one of America’s native-born musical genres while living on the other side of the Atlantic. Stationed in Oxford, England, in the 1950s, Summerville joined a jazz appreciation club. One night, the base librarian took him ...

Your Mon Valley News

Monongahela uses modern technology to connect people to the city’s historic past

By Chris Buckley 3:28 p.m.
Monongahela’s rich history predates the nation. Now visitors can learn about the city’s past by using futuristic technology. The Monongahela Area Historical Society designed a walking tour that uses a special cellphone app to enhance the experience. The concept was developed ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant grads bound for service academies

By Les Harvath 3:40 p.m.
In his 25 years at Mt. Pleasant Area High School, athletics director Dave Capozzi speculated that “perhaps once in the 25 years since I have been here have we had …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville man won’t be charged for slitting pit bull’s throat

By Patrick Varine
Police say a Murrysville man won’t face charges for killing a pit bull that he said attacked his fiancée last week. According to Murrysville police, Jonathon Brissel killed the animal by slitting its throat with a knife after it bit Ashley ...

Your North Hills News

Move in age group nets dividends for Franklin Park tennis player

By Karen Kadilak
Wanting stronger competition, 12-year-old Carolyn Tsung of Franklin Park moved to a new age group as a junior tennis player this year. The switch has paid dividends. As of July 21, Tsung ranked second in girls 14-and-under singles in the United States ...

Your Norwin News

Historic Irwin theater expected to reopen in August, board member says

By Craig Smith
The clock is ticking down on the Lamp Theatre’s long road to reopening, officials said. The historic theater on Main Street, Irwin, will reopen at the end of August, said John Cassandro, an Irwin Borough councilman and member of the ...

Your Penn Hills News

Huge deficits lead to Penn Hills School District audit

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills residents might have to wait a few more months before they get answers about how the Penn Hills School District ended two school years in a row with frightening multimillion dollar deficits. A spokeswoman for the state auditor ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Re-enactors to help mark anniversary of Battle of Bushy Run

By Tom McGee
For historical re-enactors such as Bruce Egli, living out a piece of history is a way to attract the next generation of history buffs. He will be among those at Bushy Run Battlefield on Saturday and Sunday re-enacting the battle between ...

Your Plum News

Plum High School teacher held for court on charges of intimidation

By Karen Zapf  and Megan Guza
A judge on Wednesday held for court a second round of witness intimidation charges against a former Plum high school teacher, telling defense attorney R. Anthony DeLuca his argument persuaded her to side with the prosecution about moving forward. Joseph Ruggieri, ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley Academy grad shooting for the stars at Smithsonian

By Dona S. Dreeland
Life choices can happen through the sharing of ideas. It happened to Walter Nogay, 23, when he was a sophomore at Sewickley Academy. During Tracy Wazenegger’s chemistry classes, Nogay found the hands-on experiments fascinating, he said. Not only did he ...

Your South Hills News

Judge adds 2 years to sentence of Baldwin Borough man acquitted of murder

By Brian Bowling
A federal judge Wednesday added two years to the prison sentence of a Baldwin Borough man twice acquitted of murder. Jason Korey, 33, was on probation from an earlier federal gun charge when a search of his home by probation officers ...

Your Twin Boros News

W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking

By Michael Hasch
Seven Allegheny County residents are among the 87 people charged Tuesday with drug trafficking in North Central West Virginia. The seven — from Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Clairton, Verona and Monroeville — are accused of trafficking heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in …