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Churches throughout Allegheny County host sunrise Easter services

By Bobby Kerlik
For Jan Smith and his wife, getting up on Easter Sunday for a 6:30 a.m. service in the historic Old St. Luke’s Church in Scott carries special meaning. “It’s more the symbolism and being able to celebrate the risen Christ …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Winfield Road bridge replacement to begin in 2015

By Jodi Weigand
The Winfield Road bridge replacement project will straighten the approaches to the span over Little Buffalo Creek and improve the sight distance from two rural roads. The new, wider bridge will be built to the south of the existing structure …

Your Carlynton News

Bullied South Fayette student’s case prompts wiretap overhaul legislation

By Aaron Aupperlee
A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to change the state’s wiretapping and electronic surveillance law since a South Fayette High School student was cited for recording audio of a bullying incident at the school. “Sometimes, you don’t realize a problem until there’s …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry native lands prestigious merit-based scholarship

By Akasha Chamberlain
Simon Brown not only has a passion for studying the history of education, he wants to be part of its future. Brown, 21, a Cranberry native and junior at the University of Pittsburgh, would be happy as a professor fostering …

Your FoxChapel News

Aspinwall seeks help collecting ticket fees

By Tom McGee
Aspinwall could look to outside help to collect fees from unpaid parking tickets. Officials are considering allowing Penn Credit to help collect unpaid parking tickets that have accumulated from repeat offenders. Borough manager Melissa Lang said using the company would …

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield native, 22, publishes with local independent press

By Rex Rutkoski
If Hempfield native Maggie Donohue were in a booth with some of the best contemporary young writers, author Lori Jakiela is convinced she would have no problem holding her own. “Maggie is fearless, edgy, exuberant. Her voice is fresh and …

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe woman texts searchers in Linn Run State Park to tell them she’s OK

By Nicole Chynoweth
A 12-hour search for a 34-year-old Latrobe woman in Linn Run State Park was called off shortly before 9 p.m. Friday after she texted emergency responders to say she was fine. Westmoreland County Public Safety spokesman Dan Stevens said the …

Your McKeesport News

Oakmont father-son team’s efforts help add Mon Valley names to police memorial

By Eric Slagle
Homestead police officer Joseph Lecak was rushing to the scene of a major fire when he suffered a heart attack and crashed into a furniture store along Eighth Avenue in October 1961. There had been a gas explosion at a …

Your Monroeville News

Monroeville technical school not your father’s shop class

By Karen Kadilak
Students in machine tool technology classes at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville expect to have more career choices when engineering is incorporated in the curriculum, starting this fall. They will use a 3-D printer to produce plastic …

Your Mon Valley News

Grant helps Belle Vernon teacher build collection of Civil War artifacts

By Joe Napsha
Artillery shells, a cannonball, grapeshot and a 150-year-old canteen aren’t the usual exhibits for students in a history class, but Belle Vernon Area Middle School students have the opportunity to get a feel for a real slice of history when …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant man charged in 2 Connellsville robberies

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville police on Thursday filed charges against a Mt. Pleasant man allegedly responsible for two robberies in the city this month. George Henry Fisher IV, 42, of 510 Three Mile Hill was charged with multiple counts of robbery and simple …

Your Murrysville News

North Versailles, Murrysville families still waiting for report on 2011 chopper crash that killed couple

By Paul Peirce
A Hawaiian honeymoon should have been the beginning for the bride who grew up in Murrysville and the groom from North Versailles. In a storybook romance, the two engineers met at work, Westinghouse’s nuclear division in Cranberry, and were married …

Your North Hills News

Vincentian Academy looks at expansion plans

By Kelsey Shea
About $16 million worth of capital improvements could be coming to Vincentian Academy in the next five years if the Catholic school in McCandless secures enough donor support. Administrators are making plans for a capital campaign to raise money for …

Your Norwin News

Veteran North Huntingdon police officer fired

By Tony LaRussa
North Huntingdon commissioners on Wednesday voted to fire a veteran police officer who was accused by the township’s police chief of undermining his authority and dividing the department. Commissioners voted 4-2 with one abstention to fire Officer William Sombo, who …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Hills Library director introduces kids to ‘talking’ drums

By Patrick Varine
Tyrone Ward has more than three decades of experience making his drum “talk.” Ward, executive director at the Penn Hills Library, is a percussionist, and one of his favorite instruments is the African djembe, or “talking drum.” Ward has started …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn-Trafford rallies to support rival after crisis

By Chris Foreman
Franklin Regional hasn’t felt like much of a rival to Penn-Trafford over the past week. The usual, healthy competition between neighboring school districts vanished in the moments immediately after the April 9 stabbing attack inside Franklin Regional Senior High School. …

Your Plum News

Elementary school program in Plum shows fun and math can be in same equation

By Karen Zapf
Mary Cecchetti has a tablet computer, but admits her daughter uses it the most. “She does math games on it,” said Cecchetti, 42, of Plum last week during Holiday Park Elementary School’s Fifth Annual Family Fun Math Night. “She’s into …

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley Herald honors: Memorial Day celebration crew recognized

By Kristina Serafini
Entering its 123rd year, Sewickley’s Memorial Day celebration has blossomed from a small observance to its current four-day-long tribute to veterans — and it’s all organized by a committee of just more than a dozen members. For their unfaltering dedication …

Your South Hills News

Bethel Park man to receive degree from Pitt he earned 64 years ago

By Debra Erdley
John C. Downs was among the first wave of World War II vets to tap the GI Bill when he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh in 1946. Now 90, the Bethel Park man will collect a degree in history …

Your Twin Boros News

Instagram builds Oakmont barber’s rep for innovative cuts, ‘hair tattooing’

By R. A. Monti
Wendell Kinley makes cutting hair an art. Instead of a paintbrush and a palette, Kinley uses a pair of scissors and electric shears to create his masterpieces. The clients are walking advertisements for his art. Some of those clients sport …