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Dormont man finds hope, raises $10K for mental illness through cross-country walk

By Matthew Santoni
As he trudged across the country from Virginia Beach to San Francisco, Ian Cummins knew he was not alone. The friends who walked across whole states with him; the strangers who offered their homes, food or just words of encouragement; …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

By Jodi Weigand
The Hulton Bridge will be closed around-the-clock this weekend so crews can install water and sewer lines under Freeport Road on the Harmar side of the span. The bridge will close at 6 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. …

Your Carlynton News

Retiring circuit judge, a Carnegie native, ‘helped tutor generations’

By Brian Bowling
For 46 years, federal Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert drew on his experience as a Marine in World War II. “If he taught us anything, the clerks, it was fearlessness,” said Robert Cindrich, one of Aldisert’s first federal law clerks. “He …

Your Cranberry News

Self-service Social Security kiosk installed in Cranberry municipal building

By Bill Vidonic
Walkers inside the Cranberry municipal building Wednesday glanced with curiosity at a new electronic kiosk that will allow people to access Social Security information with just a few keystrokes, township officials said. “It’s really convenient for people to not have …

Your FoxChapel News

Overnight lane closures planned for Rt. 28 in O’Hara

By Tribune-Review
Overnight single lane closures on Route 28 will begin in both directions Monday while crews work on a shoulder improvement project, PennDOT officials said. The $2.35 million project in O’Hara will force single lane closures from Fox Chapel Road exit …

Your Hempfield News

Police investigate Hempfield fight

By Renatta Signorini
State police are investigating a fight among three high school boys on Friday, according to Hempfield Area School District Superintendent Barbara Marin. Police were “contacted immediately” after the altercation, and the boys face discipline within the district, Marin said. She …

Your Latrobe News

Munchinski can proceed with civil rights action, judge rules

By Richard Gazarik  and Brian Bowling
A former Latrobe man who spent 27 years in prison before being exonerated of a double murder can pursue his federal civil rights claims against two former Fayette County prosecutors and the estate of a former state police investigator, a …

Your McKeesport News

War of words goes on at East Allegheny

By Patrick Cloonan
A war of words continues between East Allegheny School District and its 133 striking teachers as the walkout enters its third week. “We are going to put some additional information on our website in the next few days,” school director …

Your Monroeville News

Vote tabled on expansion of Monroeville Hindu temple at request of its leaders

By Gideon Bradshaw
After drawing some opposition over legal and safety concerns, Monroeville Council tabled a vote on whether to allow an expansion at Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. The tabling at Tuesday night’s council meeting came at the request of temple leaders …

Your Mon Valley News

Monessen mayor eyes city hall return

By Chris Buckley
Four years after vacating the former Monessen City Hall, Mayor Lou Mavrakis wants council to consider moving back to the Third Street building. Speaking at the end of city council’s work session Monday, Mavrakis asked council to seek an appraisal …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Fuel cell company leaves New York to operate plant in Mt. Pleasant Township

By Joe Napsha
A New York-based company is moving its manufacturing operation of specialized fuel cells to the Mount Pleasant Glass Centre, a $2.27 million project that is expected to result in 33 jobs during the next three years. WATT Fuel Cell Inc., …

Your Murrysville News

Murrysville volunteers deliver ‘Uncommon’ effort

By Daveen Rae Kurutz
When members of Cornerstone Ministries miss church, it’s not to tailgate or to catch up on their sleep. No, member of the Murrysville spent a weekend late last month building wheelchair ramps, power washing walls and baking cookies. More than …

Your North Hills News

Jury acquits Ford of assaulting police, deadlocks on other counts

By Aaron Aupperlee
Leon Ford held up his arm and flexed his bicep in victory on Monday from his wheelchair, moments after an Allegheny County jury acquitted him of assaulting Pittsburgh police officers during a traffic stop. A judge’s gag order prevented him …

Your Norwin News

Norwin honors former Mt. Pleasant assistant track coach

By Les Harvath
When 1985 Norwin grad and 2014 Norwin Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Wirth visits the family home where he grew up in North Huntingdon, a neighbor invariably reminds him that she thought Wirth and his younger brother, Gregory, were …

Your Penn Hills News

Pair of Toastmasters speakers take first place in local events

By Kelsey Shea
Two speakers in the Penn Hills Toastmasters Club recently placed first in local speaking competitions. Club President Ron Gazzo of Penn  Hills placed first in an Aug. 30 area competition in Oakmont in Table Topics, a competition in which a …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Laurel Mountain homicide case gets new district judge

By Tribune-Review
The preliminary hearing for a Laurel Mountain Borough man accused of killing his girlfriend was reassigned Monday after a district judge previously ruled there was insufficient evidence to hold the case for court. Penn Township District Judge Helen Kistler will …

Your Plum News

Plum School District plans early dismissals on teacher paydays

By Karen Zapf
Starting next week, students in Plum School District will go home an hour early on teacher paydays to accommodate a contract that allows teachers to leave early — though typically they do not. While negotiations continue, the district scheduled one-hour …

Your Sewickley News

Antiques show organizers hope to attract new collectors

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Antiques appraiser  J. Michael Flanigan knows there has been a shift under way to leading less-formal lives than Americans once did, but he’s not completely pessimistic about the future of antiques. Flanigan, a Baltimore native whose grandmother was from Pittsburgh …

Your South Hills News

South Park woman wins $15.8 million jury award for accident

By Brian Bowling
An Allegheny County jury on Monday awarded a South Park woman $15.8 million for injuries she suffered in a traffic accident on the way to her daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner. Brenda Gump, 56, claimed that Lane Construction Corp. of Cheshire, …

Your Twin Boros News

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

By Jodi Weigand
The Hulton Bridge will be closed around-the-clock this weekend so crews can install water and sewer lines under Freeport Road on the Harmar side of the span. The bridge will close at 6 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. …