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At least $100,000 in appliances stolen from new homes around Western Pa.

By Tory N. Parrish
An employee of a Ryan Homes subcontractor tipped off his friends about housing construction sites outfitted with home appliances, tools and fixtures that were ripe …

I-79 off-ramp in Marshall closes for paving

By Tribune-Review
An Interstate 79 off-ramp in Marshall will close Monday and Tuesday nights for paving, PennDOT officials said. The northbound off-ramp at the Warrendale interchange, exit 75, will be closed both nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists will be …

Scottish Heritage Day at McCandless church

By Tribune-Review
Northmont United Presbyterian Church in McCandless had a Scottish Heritage Day on Sept. 14 to recognize the Scottish roots of the Presbyterian Church. The Macdonald …

Photo gallery: Peace festival in North Park

By Tribune-Review
The annual North Hills International Day of Peace Festival took place Sept. 21 in North Park. People around the world observed the International Day of …

Photo Gallery: Ross Township Community Day

By Tribune-Review
Ross Township Community Day was Sept. 20. A variety of activities took place at the Ross Township Municipal Center. …

Ross planners find housing plans incomplete

By Bill Zlatos
In a room packed with 80 spectators, planning officials in Ross Thursday night voted against accepting an application for a controversial housing development that would put 30 homes on a wooded hill behind North Hills Village because of concerns about …

Win or lose, North Hills No. 1 fan bleeds red and white

By Laurie Rees
Davey Thomas of Green Tree has been a die-hard North Hills Indians fan longer than most people can remember. At every home and away football …

Hampton author recruits Pine-Richland students to illustrate book

By Rachel Farkas
Children’s author Laura Wagner is returning to her roots with her latest book on raising self-esteem and resisting bullying. The 1997 Pine-Richland High School graduate …

Some Shaler residents opposed to proposed cell tower

By Bethany Hofstetter
Shaler Township residents opposed to a proposed communication tower filled the township board room during a planning commission meeting to voice their concerns about the …

Hartwood Acres 5K to help Indiana Township girl battle rare disorder

By Bethany Hofstetter
Ada Mae Grashow is an energetic 6-year-old with bright blue eyes, a loving personality and a rare medical history. In January 2014, Ada was diagnosed …

Shaler Area phys-ed teachers accept ice bucket challenge

By Bethany Hofstetter
Shaler Area Elementary School students celebrated a successful fundraising campaign to benefit the ALS Association by dumping buckets of ice water on their teachers. All …

Recycling efforts earn McCandless, Ohio Twp. recognition

By Kelsey Shea
McCandless and Ohio Township have been honored for their commitment to recycling. The municipalities received a joint Waste Watcher Award from the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, or PROP, for their free construction-material recycling event held in 2013. This is the …

Photo Gallery: Mobile STEM Museum visits St. Sebastian School

By Tribune-Review
The STEM Museum visited to St. Sebastian School in Ross Township on Sept. 10. STEM stands for science, technology engineering and math. St. Sebastian was …

Photo Gallery: McCandless Commmunity Day

By Tribune-Review
McCandless Community Day was Sept. 13. Among the activities were a parade, rides, games, the Frank J. Farina Memorial Car Cruise, the groundbreaking for the …

North Hills freshman to have one-act play performed at theater

By Bill Zlatos
Michelle Do boils over with ideas like a volcano ready to erupt. Her notions and the urge to preserve them are so intense that she …

4 Pine-Richland students named 2015 Merit Scholar semifinalists

By Rachel Farkas
Four Pine-Richland High School seniors were named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Julia Herrle, Jan Karol Kalinski, Ryan Mann and Jonathon Schubert …

Aquinas Academy recognized for excellence

By Bethany Hofstetter
Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh is at the top of its class. The school in Hampton Township was named a 2014 School of Excellence by The …

North Hills board OKs advertisements for district’s website

By Bill Zlatos
People checking out the North Hills School District’s website will begin reading ads there, starting in January. A representative of Ellwood City-based Thought Process Enterprises, or TPE, described the concept at a school board meeting Sept. 4 and said the …

North Park event to raise money to help battle diseases

By Laurie Rees
In the uphill race to find a cure for brain cancer and other diseases, the RSG1 Foundation is holding an uphill Fall-O-The-Ridge 5K and 10K …

Sinkhole affects another Ross business

By Bill Zlatos
G&G Fitness has become at least the second business along McKnight Road in Ross to recently repair a sinkhole caused by a broken culvert pipe, …

Marshall land parcel along Route 910 eyed as park site

By Sam Spatter
An 8.5-acre undeveloped parcel of land in Marshall soon may become a park. “On Wednesday, we purchased the site for $300,000 plus closing costs from the heirs of the Altmyer Farm and have submitted a request for $250,000,” said Neil …

New Cinemark in McCandless boasts modern luxuries

By Tory N. Parrish
A new Cinemark theater will have all the amenities expected of modern cinemas when it opens on Friday in McCandless. After a two-year delay, Plano, …

Grant to aid Western Pennsylvania children’s mental health treatment

By Tribune-Review
A $320,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will help engage families in the treatment of children dealing with mental health issues and other challenges. The McCandless Township-based Pressley Ridge nonprofit announced Thursday plans to use the money to …

I-79 Warrendale ramps to close overnight

By Tribune-Review
Ramps at the I-79 Warrendale interchange in Marshall will close overnight Friday and Saturday, PennDOT officials said. The on-ramp from Warrendale Bayne Road to southbound I-79 at the Warrendale exit will close from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. both nights. …

Professional actress offers coaching at Jeter Backyard Theater in Pine

By Deborah Deasy
Actress Trisha Simmons extols Pittsburgh as the perfect training ground for aspiring actors of any age. Simmons, whose resume includes recurring roles on the TV …

North Hills Community Outreach seeks volunteers to detail cars for community auto program

By Deborah Deasy
Whet your appetite for public service by helping to wash a car for the needy. Hampton-based North Hills Community Outreach, or NHCO, seeks volunteers — …

Molly Maguires celebrate 50 years of making music with Etna, Shaler concerts

By Bethany Hofstetter
The Molly Maguires was one of Pittsburgh’s top local bands in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Fifty years later, the band still is drawing …

Hampton grad grabs lead in music video

By Deborah Deasy
Getting national notice after getting down and dirty — literally — is 2010 Hampton High School graduate Lyndsey Crawford. Crawford, 22, had to lie down …

Shaler officials OK modifications to cell tower off Glenn Scott Drive

By Bethany Hofstetter
Shaler Township officials recently approved modifications to an existing cell tower in the township that will improve reception and speed for some cellphone users in the southern portion of the township. The Shaler commissioners approved the site-development plan to modify …

Shaler take-back event offers chance to safely dispose of prescription drugs

By Bethany Hofstetter
Shaler Township will host its biannual pharmaceutical drug-take back event this month with the goal of breaking 2,000 pounds of collected pharmaceuticals since it began hosting the event in October 2011. The township’s seventh collection, as part of the federal …

Charity named for late Hampton boy keeps raising funds to battle cancer

By Bethany Hofstetter
A little boy with a fighting spirit has inspired family and friends in World Wrestling Entertainment to continue his fight by raising money for cancer …

Temple Ohav Shalom welcomes new rabbi, directors in time for High Holidays

By Laurie Rees
This Jewish new year marks a new beginning for the congregation of Temple Ohav Shalom in McCandless. After the departure of its rabbi and music …

Children promoting nonviolence target of International Day of Peace in North Park

By Laurie Rees
People worldwide will promote peace and compassion during this year’s International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Local residents may participate in the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival in North Park. “This year, youth will be participating more …

Residents in Bennington Woods plan focus on safe driving

By Laurie Rees
Residents in the Bennington Woods housing plan who are frustrated with drivers exceeding the 25 mph speed limit have resorted to trash talk. They are …

Northern Regional Police offering take-back event to safely dispose of prescription drugs

By Deborah Deasy
Phone calls from the public helped inspire the drug take-back event set to unfold at the Northern Regional Police Department in Pine. Folks wanted to know what do, for example, with all the old pills in a late parent’s bathroom. …

Wexford I-79 interchange in need of repair

By Tory N. Parrish
The Wexford interchange of Interstate 79 and state Route 910 needs millions of dollars worth of work to improve safety and the flow of traffic in Marshall and Franklin Park, but most of the work would require a boost from …

DA’s decision on retrial of man shot by police overshadows civil lawsuit

By Adam Brandolph
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. will play a key role in whether Leon Ford gets a chance at millions of dollars from …

Jury acquits Ford of assaulting police, deadlocks on other counts

By Aaron Aupperlee
Leon Ford held up his arm and flexed his bicep in victory on Monday from his wheelchair, moments after an Allegheny County jury acquitted him …

Resident injured in fire at McCandless apartment building

By Tribune-Review
One man was injured in a three-alarm fire Monday afternoon at a 16-unit apartment building in McCandless. Firefighters were called at 3:45 p.m. to the Hickory Hills Apartments on Haddon Place. Neighbors removed the man from the first-floor apartment where …