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‘Chloe’s Law’ educates would-be parents about Down Syndrome

By Chris Togneri
Doctors warned the Kondrich family that their daughter would be different. They were right. In the past year alone, Chloe Kondrich has hung out with rock stars in Manhattan; visited with Gov. Tom Wolf; posed for photos with members of Congress; and ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Allegheny Valley YMCA looks to members, community for financial help

By R.A. Monti
The Allegheny Valley YMCA is again putting out a call for help. The Harrison YMCA sent a letter to members last week outlining its financial troubles. According to CEO Gerald DeMarco, the Y is operating on a $5,000 monthly shortfall. ...

Your Carlynton News

Renovations won’t take away Carnegie library’s historic character

By Alex Felser
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall is getting an upgrade. Built in 1901, the building is in the midst of a $400,000 renovation to its first floor library that will include new lighting, wiring, carpeting, painting, plaster restoration as ...

Your Cranberry News

New principal Delp no stranger to Seneca Valley

By Kyle Lawson
Seneca Valley Intermediate Principal Matthew Delp is no stranger to the district or its model for success in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Delp taught science and biology at Seneca Valley from 2002-08 before he accepted an ...

Your FoxChapel News

Blawnox architect building hope in Haitian town

By Tawnya Panizzi
A Blawnox architect’s work is helping to build community spirit in a Haitian town rocked by a 2010 earthquake. The design work of Mike Gwin, a partner in Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, based in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, is part of the first ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield prison film canceled because of Pa. budget impasse

By Jacob Tierney
More than 700 extras from the Greensburg area were ready for their close-ups, but the state budget standoff has resulted in the cancellation of a prison escape film with scenes in a former state lockup, a film office executive said. “Three ...

Your Latrobe News

Unity planners recommend OK of church plans

By Stacey Federoff
Unity’s planning commission gave a preliminary nod to a church requesting a smaller addition than one approved almost two years ago. Pastor Tim Young of Latrobe Alliance Church and Marty Newingham of Scottdale Builders presented plans at the board’s Tuesday ...

Your McKeesport News

Company announces it will close McKeesport site that employs 100

By Patrick Cloonan 4:22 a.m.
BCSI LLC, a company founded as Bulk Conveyor Specialist Inc., notified McKeesport officials Tuesday of plans to close its operation in the city’s old millsite this year. Approximately 100 employees are affected, city officials said. City administrator Matt Gergely said the Colorado-based ...

Your Monroeville News

‘Kind Campaign’ sets focus at Gateway High School on preventing female bullying

By Gideon Bradshaw
Tracy Ricciardi said she sees things firsthand that reinforce her desire to promote empathy. She tells her students to remember “that everybody has a story.” “A lot of times, people have a hard time realizing that everybody comes to school every ...

Your Mon Valley News

Alleged Mon Valley heroin trafficker arrested

By Stacy Wolford
A Crawford County woman who police consider a source of heroin trafficking in the Mon Valley is accused of biting a Monessen police officer Tuesday after allegedly refusing to remove seven bricks of suspected heroin from her bra. Monessen police used ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Hurricane Katrina spawned Mt. Pleasant mission team

By Marilyn Forbes
Members of the “Because We Care” mission team have stayed true to their group’s name. The group based out of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church has completed 20 mission …

Your Murrysville News

Excela Health stakes claim in Murrysville

By Patrick Varine
Though company officials haven’t announced any official plans for it, Excela Health has spent $7.8 million to buy more than 110 acres along the Route 22 corridor in Murrysville. Purchased in July at a cost of $7.8 million, the property includes ...

Your North Hills News

Friends of the Riverfront plan to bring park to Etna

By Kyle Lawson
Over the next three years, a former sand and gravel plant near the 62nd Street Bridge in Etna will be transformed into a riverfront park. Friends of the Riverfront, a Pittsburgh based nonprofit organization that has raised money to connect ...

Your Norwin News

Changes weighed at Irwin Park

By Tony LaRussa
Irwin Council is considering installing gates to limit access to parts of the amphitheater to help cut down on vandalism that occurs regularly at Irwin Park. Officials also will explore the feasibility of better utilizing the baseball fields in the Pennsylvania ...

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills fire displaces 10

By Ben Schmitt
Careless cooking may have caused an apartment complex fire early Sunday in Penn Hills that displaced at least 10 people. Firefighters said the blaze started in the kitchen of an apartment on Torrens Street around 6:30 a.m. and quickly spread to ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Seminar teaches Penn-Trafford staff how to confront shooters

By Tom McGee
Before students returned to class last week, Penn-Trafford teachers spent a day preparing the worst possible scenario. The training program by Franklin Park-based Impax Training taught teachers what to do when coming face to face with an armed intruder and how ...

Your Plum News

Site of former sports bar in Plum to transform into pharmacy

By Karen Zapf
Peter Hess for several years had his eye on the former Schroeder’s Engineering building on Unity Center Road. “When I see old buildings, I want to save them,” said Hess, managing partner of Professional Specialized Pharmacies that includes Bill’s Hometown Pharmacy ...

Your Sewickley News

World War II ship welcomed by cheers in Ambridge

By Kyle Lawson
Nearly 330 feet of American combat history passed under the Ambridge Aliquippa Bridge early Tuesday morning, as onlookers quietly watched and snapped photos. Combat veteran Mike Mikulich broke the silence. “Ahoy,” Mikulich yelled. A lone seaman on deck yelled back, as a ...

Your South Hills News

2 Brentwood council members keep positions, council approves third resignation

By Stephanie Hacke
Two of three Brentwood council members who resigned last week changed their minds, as residents sought answers Monday to the volatility in the town’s government. At a special meeting Monday, council members voted 5-0 to accept the resignation of Councilman ...

Your Twin Boros News

Lottery ticket worth $450,000 sold at Oakmont Sunoco

By Tony Raap
An Oakmont convenience store sold a lottery ticket worth $450,000 in Tuesday’s Cash 5 drawing. The Sunoco on Hulton Road sold the winning ticket, according to a Pennsylvania Lottery news release. The winner has yet to come forward. Cash 5 winners have ...