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App for parking meters on way to Dormont shoppers

By Matthew Santoni
A smartphone app soon will let Dormont shoppers pay for parking remotely and eliminate the need to run back to feed a soon-to-expire meter, under a pilot program council approved Monday. The borough is the first municipality to sign a contract ...

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

Springdale Twp. police car crashes into Springdale veterinary clinic

By Chuck Biedka 1:11 a.m.
A Springdale Township police cruiser crashed into a veterinary clinic just after 1 a.m. Thursday along Pittsburgh Street in Springdale. Patrolman Stephen Turpin was OK, though, and the vet’s office opened for business as usual. Police said Turpin was driving through Springdale ...

Your Carlynton News

Re-enactors bring authentic touch to Woodville Plantation

By Dona S. Dreeland
For members of Wayne’s Legion, a Revolutionary War re-enactors group, history is more than a hobby. These 21st century “soldiers” spend hours studying, drilling and marching in authentic dress, so visitors at Woodville Plantation in Collier can get a taste ...

Your Cranberry News

Seneca Valley special-needs student left on bus

By Rick Wills
A school bus company that transports Seneca Valley students fired a driver and monitor who left a special needs child on a bus for several hours this week. The driver and monitor worked for AJ Myers & Sons, said Linda ...

Your FoxChapel News

Lawrenceville Family Health Center getting upgrade

By Tawnya Panizzi
Lawrenceville Family Health Center Medical Director Sandy Sauereisen hopes that patients realize when they walk through the door that they matter. “Whether poor or rich, black or white, working or unemployed, I want our patients to know that,” said Sauereisen, who ...

Your Hempfield News

Hempfield man charged with giving gun to teen girl

By Renatta Signorini
A Hempfield man accused of robbing a Murrysville convenience store last week was charged Wednesday with providing a 16-year-old girl a pistol so she could take pictures posing with the weapon, police said. Raymond A. Montesa, 52, is being held in ...

Your Latrobe News

Spirit Airlines puts Chicago on its flight path

By Joe Napsha
Daily nonstop Spirit Airlines flights beginning May 7 from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Chicago are being touted by county and airport officials as a boost to the region’s economy. “This is all about economic development,” said Westmoreland County Commissioner Charles ...

Your McKeesport News

Victim identified in fatal shooting in West Mifflin

By Michael Divittorio and Eric Slagle 1:58 a.m.
Authorities were investigating why a North Braddock man was shot to death in a car found along Lebanon Church Road in West Mifflin early Thursday. The victim, Garrick Marshman, 19, was identified through fingerprints, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office …

Your Monroeville News

Pitcairn code enforcement duties to be picked up temporarily by councilman, police chief

By Gideon Bradshaw
A Pitcairn councilman and the borough police chief will temporarily fill the role of the borough code enforcement officer after Lucas Park steps down Friday. “Lucas has been a wonderful asset to the borough. Fortunately for him, he’s got a wonderful ...

Your Mon Valley News

PennDOT boss tells lawmaker Donora-Webster span doomed

By Chris Buckley
With demolition of a bridge linking Donora to Webster well under way, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has replied to state Rep. Pete Daley’s letter seeking a reprieve for the span. Writing on behalf of the governor, acting Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ...

Your Mt. Pleasant

Cyril H. Wecht to speak at Mt. Pleasant-area drug/alcohol forum

By A.J. Panian
The statistic stopped Colleen D. Hughes in her tracks. Beneath the record-breaking shadow of deaths related to drug overdoses, which have darkened Westmoreland County in recent years, the municipalities of …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional robotics team ready for FIRST Recycle Rush

By Patrick Varine
Franklin Regional’s First Robotics Competition team has evolved from a dozen kids who struggled to build a basic driving robot in their inaugural 2012 season to capturing second place in the regional competition just two years later. This year, team …

Your North Hills News

Seneca Valley special-needs student left on bus

By Rick Wills
A school bus company that transports Seneca Valley students fired a driver and monitor who left a special needs child on a bus for several hours this week. The driver and monitor worked for AJ Myers & Sons, said Linda ...

Your Norwin News

Irwin woman pens book for transition to kindergarten

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Jodi Watson was teaching preschool three years ago and wanted to give the children a graduation song for their end-of-the-year program. The Ardara resident wanted to find something about going on to kindergarten but was having trouble finding the right ...

Your Penn Hills News

Charter school finds resistance from Penn Hills School District on expansion plans

By Kelsey Shea
Tension between officials of the Penn Hills School District and a local charter school has increased in intensity, as the two entities discuss Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship’s request to expand to a second building. Supporters of Imagine made ...

Your Penn-Trafford News

Trafford Rec Board auction marks 25 years

By Chris Foreman
Organizers of the Trafford Recreation Board auction are celebrating their 25th fundraiser on Saturday. The annual event has been the lifeblood of several renewal projects in the borough over the past quarter century, auction co-founder Nick Petrucci said. He estimated the ...

Your Plum News

Plum teacher’s attorney: Victim’s age a factor in sex assault case

By Karen Zapf
The attorney for Plum High School teacher Jason Cooper praised Plum school officials’ efforts to protect children in the aftermath of two teachers arrested and accused of having sex with female students, but, he said, his client did nothing wrong ...

Your Sewickley News

Public-use spaces a concern with Sewickley private-garage proposal

By Bobby Cherry
Later this month, Sewickley leaders could find out whether a privately run parking garage could be built in the borough. Bids for at least a 150-space parking garage at the site of the Green Street municipal lot are expected to be ...

Your South Hills News

Bilingual books open Whitehall students to their culture

By Stephanie Hacke
One of Renee Christman’s newest Nepali refugee students barely spoke a word. The young boy was most quiet around his American classmates. He barely understood their language. Yet, when Christman, a third-grade teacher at W.R. Paynter Elementary School, unveiled a ...

Your Twin Boros News

Antiques show at Oakmont Country Club keeps Kerr Museum going

By Pamela Murphy
It’s been a long, cold winter. But next weekend, antiques enthusiasts will be able to shake off their cabin fever, escape the winter doldrums and enjoy a day at the Kerr Memorial Museum’s 11th annual Antiques Show. The show, March 7 ...