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South Fayette native looks forward to competing in Miss America Pageant

By David Mayernik Jr.
Peggy Rutkauskas recalls when Yolanda Schmider brought her daughter Ashley — dressed as Miss America — to her house in Carnegie for Halloween to trick-or-treat. Rutkauskas’ mother, Ruth, “called her an angel or a princess (and said), ‘You are so beautiful. ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Dozens of cats rescued from trash-filled home in Arnold

By Liz Hayes
The circumstances changed dramatically this week for a trio of tiny kittens rescued from an alleged hoarding situation in Arnold. The 10-day-old kittens were living with about two dozen other cats in a trash-filled house on Third Avenue until Wednesday when ...

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

Western Pennsylvania schools’ denial of access to roofers prompts suit

By Matthew Santoni
The union representing 21 roofers who failed criminal background checks by three Western Pennsylvania school districts has filed a lawsuit saying that roofers shouldn’t be subjected to the checks because they don’t work directly with children. The United Union of ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield faculty given active shooter training

By Renatta Signorini
Within seconds of an armed intruder entering Hempfield Area High School during a practice simulation last week, the school’s resource officer, his gun drawn, was headed directly toward the danger. School, township and county officials watched and took notes on the ...

Your Latrobe News

Latrobe parks and recreation director to retire

By Tribune-Review
The parks and recreation department in Latrobe is mounting a search for a new executive director. Jeanne Ashley, who has led the Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation for 20 years, said she plans to retire. The commission published an advertisement for her position ...

Your McKeesport News

Residents want crossing guard at spot where McKeesport student was struck, killed

By Patrick Cloonan
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said the manner of a McKeesport Area High School sophomore’s death was accidental. The office said Friday that Deonte Cobbs, 15, died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen when he was struck by a ...

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

Belle Vernon woman visits ship like lander she helped build as WWII welder

By Tony Raap
Helen Filak ran her fingers along an inside wall of LST 325, the only restored World War II-era landing ship tank still operational, which is visiting Pittsburgh through Tuesday as part of a traveling tour. Filak, 89, of Belle Vernon helped ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Police: Woman faked Mt. Pleasant robbery

By Paul Peirce
A Mt. Pleasant woman who accused a man last week of beating and robbing her of $70 at a borough car wash is in jail, charged with concocting the story …

Your Murrysville News

Packages with ‘inappropriate’ material for girls sent to Murrysville stopped by Postal Service

By Joe Napsha
Five packages containing “inappropriate” and threatening material intended for at least two underage girls were stopped Tuesday by the Postal Service. A San Diego man is suspected of sending the packages that arrived at the Murrysville Post Office on Tuesday, said ...

Your North Hills News

Shaler Area weighing pros, cons of artificial turf at stadium

By Rachel Farkas
The discussion about installing an artificial turf playing field at Shaler Area’s Titan Stadium continues as the athletic director presented more information on the issue. After a discussion at the Aug. 19 school board meeting, athletic director Clint Rauscher discussed the ...

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 man sentenced to 12 ½ to 29 years of prison for voluntary manslaughter

By Matthew Santoni
A Penn Hills man was sentenced to 12 ½ to 29 years of prison Thursday for killing Reginald Turner, 18, in an East Liberty apartment building last October. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Philip Ignelzi imposed consecutive sentences on Copeland Tyler, ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

PTARC to Manor: Let’s stay together

By Tom McGee
With Manor slated to withdraw from the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission at the end of the year, one more effort is being staged to keep the borough in the organization. Included with the fall PTARC program catalog is a note encouraging ...

Your Plum News

Plum teacher asks judge to dismiss intimidation charges

By Aaron Aupperlee
Several Plum High School students told investigators they did not remember a forensics teacher singling out a fellow student as being a victim of sexual assault by another teacher, indicating the prosecution lacks the evidence to win the case, the ...

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

West Jefferson Hills schools close because of gun threat

By Megan Guza
The West Jefferson Hills school district canceled classes Friday after receiving information regarding a possible threat at Thomas Jefferson High School. Superintendent Michael Panza said in a statement that the school received an anonymous tip about 11:15 p.m. Thursday about …

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 ...