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Program helps Western Pa. students develop awareness of water resources

By Megan Guza
Elementary students from Trinity Area watched recently as the young brook trout they’d raised escaped the unseasonable heat and splashed into the cool waters of Mingo Creek. “This is the best educational program I’ve ever seen,” said Jack Minnick, principal of ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Allegheny Valley Hospital names New Kensington man CEO

By Jodi Weigand
An Alle-Kiski Valley resident and longtime Allegheny Valley Hospital employee is the institution’s new CEO. Bill Englert of New Ken­sington, the hospital’s vice president of operations and business development, will take over as chief executive Monday. “When we looked at candidates from ...

Your Carlynton News

Eagle Scouts have strong presence in South Fayette

By Alex Felser
A total of 147 seniors will graduate from South Fayette this year but 10 will hold an even deeper bond. Of the 82 males graduating, 10 — or 12 percent — will walk as Eagle Scouts, a number both local leaders ...

Your Cranberry News

Seneca Valley’s preliminary budget includes tax increase

By Rick Wills
Seneca Valley’s school board approved a preliminary budget that raises taxes — but by less than the administration originally proposed. The 3.45-mill increase passed 8-0 last week. Board member Jeanette Lahm was absent. The owner of a home valued at $207,750 ...

Your FoxChapel News

Drake: Promoting community center O’Hara woman’s new duty

By Sharon Drake
Monica Gay began her role of marketing and development for Boyd Community Center this week. Her first move is reviewing past programs, sifting through old grant proposals and searching records. “I’ll read as much as I can get my hands on and ...

Your Hempfield News

Youngwood veteran officially joins the Class of 1945

By Renatta Signorini
There was never a high school diploma with Donald R. Walko’s name on it. In 1944, Walko decided to leave what was then Youngwood High School to join the Navy during World War II and never finished his senior year, according ...

Your Latrobe News

Westmoreland used car dealers indicted in fraud

By Paul Peirce
A Belle Vernon man and a Greensburg woman who operated a string of used-car dealerships in Greensburg, Latrobe and McKeesport were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for under-reporting revenues by more than $2.7 million over four ...

Your McKeesport News

Officials envision reinvigorated Allegheny County Airport

By Patrick Cloonan 10:43 a.m.
The county airport authority wants West Mifflin’s Allegheny County Airport to be a destination — but not for commuter flights. That sums up a meeting borough officials had Monday with new authority CEO Christina Cassotis that came 24 hours before a ...

Your Monroeville News

Man convicted in Redstone robbery plans to appeal sentence

By Liz Zemba
A Monroeville man who is serving five to 12 years for an armed robbery plans to appeal the mandatory minimum portion of his sentence as unconstitutional, according to his attorney. But even if Vikram Yamba, 30, wins in Superior Court and ...

Your Mon Valley News

Former Ringgold guidance counselor facing sex charges

By Rick Bruni Jr. and Jeremy Sellew
A former Ringgold High School guidance counselor was accused Wednesday of having sex with a student while she was employed by the district. Lianne Danko, 33, of Rolling Hill Farm Drive, Rostraver, was charged with four counts of institutional sexual assault. ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Borough sees 3 new faces, incumbent get Dem nods

By Trib Total Media
As a challenger outnumbered by incumbents, Patience Barnes said she stayed true to her namesake leading up to Tuesday’s primary election for Mt. Pleasant Borough Council. It paid off. Barnes, …

Your Murrysville News

Volunteers spruce up old Sardis Cemetery in Murrysville

By Patrick Varine
As winter began setting in during late 2014, W. Scott Rubright faced a familiar problem: a lack of help in maintaining a 2.3-acre cemetery along Sardis Road that is old enough to contain the graves of Civil War veterans. In the ...

Your North Hills News

Shaler Area Elementary students transform classroom into inflatable lunar colony

By Rachel Farkas
Students at Shaler Area Elementary School had the opportunity to take a trip to the moon without ever leaving the classroom. The gifted education students in grades four through six, under the leadership of teacher Michael Penn, created an inflatable ...

Your Norwin News

Norwin veterans groups plan Memorial Day parade

By Tribune-Review
The Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts in the Norwin area will hold a Memorial Day parade on Monday starting at 10 a.m. Active members of the military who are home on leave are invited to participate. Marchers will ...

Your Penn Hills News

Expert: Penn Hills loan could worsen stability

By Kelsey Shea and Melissa Daniels
Cash-poor Penn Hills School District sailed into uncharted financial territory when it borrowed $12 million to keep the lights on after failing to secure a bigger loan, experts say. The district is one of three in the state to seek ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Penn Township man pleads guilty to assaulting 3 police officers

By Renatta Signorini
A Penn Township man blamed alcohol for his assault of three police officers in October. “I was really intoxicated,” said Jordan T. Cosgrove, 24. “I didn’t mean to do the things that I done.” “I’m ashamed of myself,” he told Judge Christopher ...

Your Plum News

Plum witnesses seen entering grand jury building in Dormont

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
Two men who voiced concerns that Plum High School teachers could be sexually abusing students appear to have testified Thursday before a grand jury investigating whether school officials stayed mum while teachers abused as many as eight female students in ...

Your Sewickley News

Sewickley theater gets council’s green light

By Tom McGee
The Village Theater Co. soon will be able to celebrate the start of its dream project. Sewickley Council approved the company’s Vanguard Theater Monday night with a 7-0 vote. The 11,800-square-foot theater will be on Walnut Street. Council members Larry Rice ...

Your South Hills News

Baldwin gun case declared mistrial

By Jason Cato
Another trial has ended without a conviction against a Baldwin Borough man investigators twice accused of being a killer. A federal weapons-violations trial against Jason Korey, 32, ended Thursday when jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers ...

Your Twin Boros News

Oakmont, Kiski Township election results finalized

By Trib Total Media
Absentee ballots snap Oakmont Council tie The inclusion of absentee ballots in Allegheny County’s unofficial election results broke a tie in the Oakmont Council race. Incumbent Nancy Ride was tied with fellow Democrat Mark Salvas for the third open nomination until ...