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Mt. Lebanon residents opposed to loss of brick roads

By Matthew Santoni
Jim Jordan said he searched an extra year for a house so he could buy on one of Mt. Lebanon’s brick-paved streets. About 10 miles of Mt. Lebanon streets are paved with brick instead of asphalt, but road reconstruction and …

Your Alle-Kiski Valley News

2 dead in New Kensington shooting; woman says male victim her son

By Chuck Biedka 1:10 a.m.
A New Kensington man and an unidentified woman were found shot in the street within 20 feet of each other on Wednesday morning along Fourth Avenue in New Kensington. Although officials wouldn’t identify the dead man, Heather Cline of Plum …

Your Carlynton News

South Fayette seeks movement on development of former Star City Cinema property

By Tory N. Parrish
South Fayette’s plans to turn the former Star City Cinema into a civic center have stalled for five years, so officials plan to seek proposals from developers interested in a ground lease of the property. At its meeting Wednesday, the …

Your Cranberry News

Cranberry woman found dead in car that went over embankment

By Tribune-Review
A Cranberry woman was found dead in the wreckage of her car off Route 19 in Jackson Tuesday, township police said. Sharon Petrich, 66, likely went off the road several hours before the car was spotted around 7:55 a.m. by …

Your FoxChapel News

Big changes await Fox Chapel Area High School students

By Tawnya Panizzi
With less than a week until the start of school at Fox Chapel Area, the district is prepping buildings and rolling out new programs. When students file into classes on Wednesday, particularly those at the high school will notice big …

Your Hempfield News

Fun Party Stores in Hempfield are last 2 shops to close

By Joe Napsha
Fun Party Stores will close its two remaining stores in Hempfield this fall, ending 31 years of selling party supplies, children’s costumes and holiday items to customers, the family owners said. The Fun Party Stores outlet at Eastgate Plaza and …

Your Latrobe News

Greater Latrobe schedules will be available online

By Stacey Federoff
Greater Latrobe School District officials said student schedule information will be available online once technology updates are completed by the end of the week. Technology Director Robin Pynos addressed the board at this week’s meeting and said the site has …

Your McKeesport News

White Oak school starts foreign language academy program

By Eric Slagle
Nicholas Martino, 9, learned a little Spanish last year when he was in third grade. He liked the experience and has high hopes for the new school year at Francis McClure Intermediate School in White Oak. “I like different languages …

Your Monroeville News

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Monroeville plans expansion

By Patrick Varine
Leaders of the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Monroeville plan to expand several parts of their complex on Abers Creek Road, including building a new two-story temple and a 50-foot spire. On Wednesday night, the Monroeville Planning Commission made …

Your Mon Valley News

Carroll incident draws police from 4 departments

By Jeremy Sellew
Carroll Township police are investigating a possible attempted burglary after a homeowner fired shots at what he thought was a prowler early Wednesday. Police Chief Paul Brand said officers from his department, Charleroi Regional, Monongahela and Donora responded to Orchard …

Your Mt. Pleasant

Norvelt native authors book on progressive education

By A.J. Panian
Norvelt native Len Solo said he has devoted much of his life to finding a way to best answer one question — How do children learn? It’s what prompted Solo …

Your Murrysville News

Franklin Regional officials look to future with new hires

By Daveen Rae Kurutz
When hiring 12 full-time teachers this summer, Franklin Regional officials were looking for applicants with extra skills or experience that would help district expand and evolve the programs it offers. Officials prioritized candidates who not only could teach an established …

Your North Hills News

Marshall resident new member of North Allegheny School Board

By Kelsey Shea
The North Allegheny School Board filled a vacancy on the board Wednesday night. Mike Meyer was selected in a 5-3 vote to fill the seat formerly held by Ralph Pagone, who resigned so he could continue to serve as the …

Your Norwin News

Closure of small North Irwin bridge could cause big problems

By Tony LaRussa
A small bridge in North Irwin that was shut down last month because it’s in such bad shape could cause big headaches during an emergency, officials say. The 140-foot bridge that connects Fourth Street and West Broadway Avenue was closed …

Your Penn Hills News

Penn Forest will host Outdoor Classroom

By Patrick Varine
The Penn Forest Natural Burial Park is continuing to use its grounds as a springboard for education. The “green” cemetery, located on Colorado Street, will host an Aug. 30 workshop conducted by The Outdoor Classroom, a learning facility based in …

Your Penn-Trafford News

Ex-worker admits to taking money from Penn Township Sewage Authority

By Bob Stiles
A former employee admitted taking money from the Penn Township Sewage Authority when she said her life “began to crash around her” in April, township police said. Lisa Klingensmith, 38, of Claridge confessed that she kept money two relatives paid …

Your Plum News

Logans Ferry Heights celebrates history of volunteer fire company

By Karen Zapf
Ron Novak compares his return to Logans Ferry Heights just over a decade ago as walking into a time capsule. “I walked up and down the streets and nothing changed,” he said. Novak, 61, left Atlanta and returned in 2003 …

Your Sewickley News

Quaker Valley’s new chief eyes change, respects tradition

By Bobby Cherry
Heidi Ondek has seen many first days of school during her time as an educator. But this year is different. When classes begin Monday for most Quaker Valley students, it will mark the start of a new era for Ondek, …

Your South Hills News

Brentwood man chronicles battle with haunted house

By Stephanie Hacke
Bob Cranmer said a blood-like substance was splattered across the walls of his century-old home on Brownsville Road. Furniture moved on its own. Paintings turned on their sides. Crucifixes were bent and rosary beads were destroyed. It took faith, an …

Your Twin Boros News

Cambodian students answer Oakmont group’s prayers

By Emily Balser
For Cambodian student Chan Oudom Im, coming to the United States is like being in a dream. Im, who arrived in Oakmont on Tuesday, is one of five Cambodians to come to the United States for three months as part …