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Hampton High dance event doubles fundraising goal

By Rachel Farkas
Students at Hampton High School pulled off in less than two months what it takes many schools a full year to do. They organized and held ...

Shaler Area incumbent out following primary voting

By Rachel Farkas
One incumbent is out, and others will face a race for school director in the Shaler Area School District in the November election. In the district’s Region 2, newcomers Jason Machajewski, 39, and Eileen Phillips, 48, both of Shaler, took both ...

Photo Gallery: North Hills High School senior prom

By Tribune-Review
Students danced the night away during North Hills High School’s senior prom May 16. It took place at Heinz Field on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. ...

Shaler Area preliminary budget shows $1.7M shortfall

By Rachel Farkas
Shaler Area School District officials released their 2015-16 preliminary budget, which includes an approximate $1.7 million shortfall. With expenditures estimated at $79.7 million and revenue at $78 million, the school board unanimously approved the 2015-16 preliminary budget at its May 20 ...

Photo Gallery: Testing airplanes at North Hills High School

By Tribune-Review
Students in teacher Jim Cassandro’s Engineering Drawing and Design class tested air-powered airplanes May 8 that they designed and constructed out of cardboard. They used ...

Photo Gallery: St. Teresa of Avila School’s talent show

By Tribune-Review
Students at St. Teresa of Avila School showed off a variety skills, including singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and doing martial arts, during the school ...

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 ...

Ross housing proposal denied

By Larissa Dudkiewicz 9:12 a.m.
Ross commissioners denied an application for a planned residential development after hearing several hours of testimony during a public hearing. A standing-room-only crowd applauded the 8-0 vote May 20 against the proposed Cardiff Heights housing development. The developer, Cardiff Heights LP, ...

Primary results keep all candidates in race

By Staff Report 9:12 a.m.
All primary candidates for the five seats on the North Hills School Board up for election this year will move on to the November election because each got at least one party’s nomination in the primary May 19, according to ...

School board primary choices advance to general election

By Bill Zlatos
Incumbent North Allegheny School Board member Joseph Greenberg did not make it past the May 19 primary, but the other candidates will move on to the general election in November, according to unofficial results from the Allegheny County Elections Division. Challenger ...

Write-in votes could continue Ross Ward 7 race

By Bill Zlatos 9:12 a.m.
Pat Mullin, winner of the Democratic primary in the 7th Ward commissioners race in Ross, is not out of the woods yet. The Allegheny County Elections Division is tabulating write-in votes in the Republican primary, which had no names on ...

Cyber campaign nets protective vest for Northern Regional Police dog

By Deborah Deasy
Nolte, a lively German shepherd, is among the beneficiaries of an online fundraiser sponsored by Groupon — the website that offers deals on everything from ...

Pleasant Hills library to put new voices on old-time radio shows

By Dona S. Dreeland
Seventy years isn’t as long ago as it seems, especially when voices of old-time radio shows are heard again. To celebrate Pleasant Hills Public Library’s founding in 1945, Shirley Gealy came upon an idea that moves history forward. Through her ...

‘Suspicious device’ report sends Shaler Area High School students home early

By Michael Hasch
The Shaler Area High School campus reopened for Wednesday evening’s regular activities as well as a choral concert after being evacuated early in the afternoon because of a suspicious device found days before in the school auditorium, police said. The suspicious ...

Ross man awaits arraignment on child pornography charges

By Michael Hasch
A man from Ross is awaiting arraignment in Night Court on child pornography charges filed by the state Attorney General’s Office. Matthew P. McClure, 28, is charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography and criminal use of a communication …

Pine-Richland school board seat to be contested in fall

By Staff Report
The race is still on for school director in Pine-Richland’s Region 1 after the primary election May 19. Longtime board member Therese Dawson and newcomer Lizz Helmsen made it on the Democratic ballot for the two four-year terms. Incumbent Marc …

One incumbent out, races remain for Shaler school board

By Staff Report
One incumbent is out and others will face a tight race for school director in Shaler Area School District after the primary election May 19. In the district’s Region 2, newcomers Jason Machajewski, 39, and Eileen Phillips, 48, both of …

Richland man charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old

By Megan Guza
A Richland man befriended a 14-year-old girl and her mother, took the teen to his apartment, gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her, according to ...

Jeter Backyard Theater effort helps foster children

By Rachel Farkas
When a 13-year-old boy from Latvia came to stay with the Kutchko family in December 2012, they had no idea what kind of impact he ...

Northway developer seeks variance requests without knowing tenants, buildings

By Bill Zlatos
Zoning officials in Ross want to visit the former Northway Mall before deciding whether to give the developer the variances being requested to breathe life into the shopping center. “We need to do something with that eyesore sitting up there,” said ...

North Hills Community Outreach needs Free Rides for Seniors drivers

By Deborah Deasy
North Hills Community Outreach, the Hampton-based social services agency, seeks about 20 more volunteers like Jim and Mary Kane. The Kanes, both 67, of Hampton ...

Retailer, Ross Park Mall owner form partnership

By Bill Zlatos
The Sears store in Ross Park Mall will become part of a company the troubled retailer owns jointly with mall owner Simon Property Group Inc. The store at the mall in Ross “is one of the 10 Sears stores included ...

North Allegheny senior honored for cancer research fundraising

By Melanie Donahoo
When Jamie Feldman was 3 years old, her older sister was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. “Visiting her every day and seeing her losing her hair ...

Makeover coming to Mars National Bank drive-thru branch in Richland

By Deborah Deasy
Mars National Bank’s drive-thru branch at Route 8 and Community Center Drive in Richland will be replaced. Demolition of the existing four-lane facility was scheduled ...

Crafting games for veterans earns Richland teen Eagle Scout rank

By Deborah Deasy
Ryan Parry, 17, of Richland recently became an Eagle Scout after helping equip military veterans for play instead of battle. Parry built two cornhole ...

Fulbright sending Shaler grad to Amsterdam to study

By Rachel Farkas
Shaler Area High School graduate Annie Colarusso has been bitten by the travel bug. After spending her junior year of college abroad, the recent college graduate ...

Longtime Shaler Area athletic director to retire

By Rachel Farkas
After 42 years in athletics, Shaler Area School District athletic director Paul Holzshu will be hanging up his hat this summer, but he’ll have plenty ...

Ross Elementary students invest in financial education

By Mandy Fields Yokim
Hannah Velette, a sixth-grader at Ross Elementary, said she knew a little bit about spending and saving money, but, after participating in Financial Literacy Day ...

Hampton spring musical earns 4 Gene Kelly Award nominations

By Rachel Farkas
After taking home the most Gene Kelly Awards in the school’s history last and moving up a budget category this year, the students of Hampton ...

Photo Gallery: Middle School Monday at Northland Public Library

By Tribune-Review
The Middle School Monday activity for May 11 was Bubble Day. Students in the sixth through eighth grades had the opportunity to make bubbles of ...

Photo Gallery: Bike rodeo in Ross

By Tribune-Review
The Ross police hosted their annual bike rodeo May 9 on the grounds of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Ross. ...

McCandless political action committee files last-minute report

By Aaron Aupperlee
A political action committee that donated to the campaigns of McCandless Council primary candidates who oppose a planned Wal-Mart Supercenter appears to have responded to an elections complaint days before the primary Tuesday. McCandless 4 Tomorrow registered as ...

North Hills rugby club in works

By Rachel Farkas
The North Pitt United Rugby Football Club is trying to reintroduce rugby to the North Hills area with a new high school club program. “Our goal ...

Pittsburgh North 11 to screen last movie

By Tory N. Parrish
A McCandless movie theater will close this week after 36 years in operation. The Pittsburgh North 11 on McKnight Road will show movies for the last time Thursday, said Kevin Langholz, a partner at Langholz Wilson Ellis Inc., the Downtown-based real ...

Pine proposal would bring town homes

By Deborah Deasy
More than 50 new town homes are on the drawing board for construction on 37 acres near the intersection of Graham and Wallace Roads in Pine. Land developer Fred Hespenheide — who assembled the parcels of land for the ...

Plant sale to benefit Northern Tier Library

By Deborah Deasy
Plant swapping is a perennial rite at Northern Tier Regional Library in Richland. The library’s annual plant sale traditionally offers untold annuals and herbs from ...

Pine-Richland schools proposed final budget keeps tax rate steady

By Rachel Farkas
The Pine-Richland School Board passed a 2015-16 proposed final budget without a property tax increase — but with some heated discussion on whether the district is doing enough to plan ahead. The proposed final budget includes expenditures of $76.8 million and ...

North Allegheny grad returns to musical roots

By Leighann Marquiss
Bethany Berkstresser was drawn to music from an early age. “My first memory of really connecting with singing is Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid,’” she said. ...

Bus drivers ratify contract, so no service disruptions for North Hills, Shaler Area students

By Bill Zlatos
Relax, Mom and Dad. If your children normally take the bus, you won’t have to drive them to school after all. By an 87-8 vote May 7, Teamsters Local 249 ratified a contract with First Student, the busing contractor for the ...