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Ross brothers ordered to pay fine, remove debris from Christmas display

By Bill Zlatos
Two brothers connected to a Ross home that once delighted thousands with a private Christmas light display must pay a fine and remove run-down holiday …

Leon Ford appeals traffic violation conviction to Superior Court

By Bobby Kerlik
A Shaler man shot and paralyzed by Pittsburgh police during a traffic stop that turned violent appealed his conviction on traffic violations, which delayed a …

Richland man sues over injuries suffered as bystander to police chase

By Jason Cato
Lawyers for a Richland man filed a federal civil lawsuit on Monday related to injuries he suffered when a man slammed into his vehicle during a high-speed pursuit with police in June 2013. Matthew Conte, age unknown, seeks an unspecified …

Man arrested in connection with string of Route 8 burglaries

By Tribune-Review
Shaler police arrested a man in connection with a recent rash of burglaries along Route 8. Jeffrey Robert Bender, 31, was taken into custody at …

Photo Gallery: ‘Mission ...’ program at Northland Public Library

By Tribune-Review
The “Mission ...” program at the Northland Public Library in McCandless features engineering and technology projects for third- through fifth-graders. This month’s session started Oct. …

McIntyre Elementary presentation to help parents navigate social media

By Ed Phillipps
Nowadays, it’s hard to avoid technological brand names such as Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. But that doesn’t mean the way in which those programs operate, especially in the hands of youngsters, is common knowledge. To bridge the gap between parents …

School planetariums continue to educate, amaze students

By Bill Zlatos
After the Soviet Union launched Sputnik more than 50 years ago, Pennsylvania schools went on a building boom that surpassed every other state in giving …

Franklin Park mulls ban on feeding deer

By Tory N. Parrish
Franklin Park Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the feeding of deer. “We’re inundated with an expanding deer population, and we’re trying to do what we can to curb the population,” Franklin Park Manager Ambrose Rocca said. The …

Shaler police investigate rash of Route 8 burglaries

By Tribune-Review
Shaler police are trying to identify and find a man believed responsible for five burglaries along Route 8 since August. The man is believed to be driving a maroon or red vehicle, possibly a Dodge Nitro or a Jeep Patriot, …

Young McCandless actor has roles in 2 upcoming movies

By Bill Zlatos
When he is not playing with Lego bricks or learning math in the second grade at McKnight Elementary School, Jackson Frazer of McCandless has taken …

Aquinas Academy program highlights 20th-century writer

By Deborah Deasy
Described as a “massive mind in a massive body,” G.K. Chesterton “was a great writer of the early 20th century,” said Dale Ahlquist, president of …

Former German leader discusses ISIS with North Hills, North Allegheny students

By Bill Zlatos
Sending ground troops into the Middle East to fight the Islamic State, or ISIS, would play into the hands of the terrorist group, a former …

Authors plan to meet fans at Northern Tier Library in Richland

By Deborah Deasy
Former U.S. Secret Service agent J.J. Hensley, 39, of Cranberry, writes novels as a sideline to his day job of training federal background investigators. Suspense …

Breakfast to benefit memorial fund for Bakerstown UMC men’s group founder

By Rachel Farkas
Bakerstown United Methodist Church has been holding a monthly pancake breakfast for more than 20 years, but this month’s will be especially bittersweet as it …

North Allegheny grad makes impression at Int’l Chemistry Olympiad

By Ed Phillipps
It was only a few years ago when chemistry began to take hold of Derek Wang’s thoughts and imagination. In that short amount of time, …

Hampton seeks input on off-road vehicle rules

By Deborah Deasy
Hampton residents either annoyed by or fond of off-road vehicles might want to attend the November meeting of the township’s planning commission. Township officials want public input on proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance that would restrict local use of …

More businesses expected at Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber career fair

By Ed Phillipps
It won’t be hard to find Gary Basilone at the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Career Fair. A veteran of the event and business-development manager of Basilone Executive Search and Staffing in McCandless, he has staked out a spot at the …

West View author to share stories in new book

By Ed Phillipps
Thomas White’s appearance last year at Mystery Lovers Bookshop went over so well, he’ll be back for an encore. White, 39, of West View, will …

Photo Gallery: Walk-a-thon at McIntyre Elementary in Ross

By Tribune-Review
Students at McIntyre Elementary in Ross participated in a walk-a-thon Oct. 9 to raise money for the school’s Parent-Teacher-Student Organization. …

Route 19 Perry Highway resurfacing to close lanes this weekend

By Bobby Kerlik
Route 19 Perry Highway resurfacing is scheduled to continue this weekend with single lane closures set to begin Friday night in McCandless. Single-lane traffic will occur in both directions on Route 19 from Arcadia Road to McKnight Road from 7 …

McCandless family doctor sentenced to 7 years in prison on child porn charges

By Brian Bowling
A former McCandless family doctor will spend 7 years and 4 months in prison for downloading thousands of sexually explicit images and videos of young boys, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Dr. Mark Janosko, 48, pleaded guilty in June to …

Grant provides scholarships for math, chemistry freshmen at La Roche

By Ed Phillipps
Mathematics and chemistry freshmen at La Roche College will be eligible for scholarships, thanks to a $607,000 government grant. The National Science Foundation provided the five-year grant as part of its Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program. “We …

Northland Public Library website helps users navigate history

By Bill Zlatos
The six figures stare with stern faces. Their expressions, captured in an 1890 photo, recall an era when the subjects of an enterprise as serious …

Scout collects nearly $3K to help students in North Hills band program

By Bill Zlatos
Jacob Gettens not only toots his own horn but helps others do it. Gettens, 17, of Ross earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the …

Presentations set to help victims, families of domestic violence

By Bill Zlatos
Lynn Shiner waited outside her ex-husband’s home as her then-boyfriend checked inside to see why the father had not returned their children to her on …

Shaler’s final prescription drug take-back event a success

By Bethany Hofstetter
A steady stream of patrons at Shaler’s biannual pharmaceutical drug collection event filled 11 boxes with expired or unused drugs to be disposed of in …

Exchange program brings Chinese culture to Hampton

By Bethany Hofstetter
A group of high school students from Shanghai, China, got a taste of American culture through a new partnership with Hampton High School. Ten students …

Hampton library discussion group covers all of the bases

By Deborah Deasy
The discussion group News and Views welcomes people of any age to its Friday afternoon roundtables in Hampton Community Library. “The whole idea is to …

Richland plans to repave 4 miles of roads

By Deborah Deasy
Richland officials plan to spend about $1.2 million to repave roughly four miles of township streets next spring. They expect to seek bids for the road improvements in late February or early March so the work can be done by …

Bellevue event to raise funds for service dog

By Laurie Rees
With three children under the age of 5, Maria and Robert “Joe” Clarke’s household is quite frenzied. They think adding a dog to the mix …

Shaler teen recovering from ATV crash that broke his spine

By Deborah Deasy
Two months ago, Jeremy LeDonne, 17, of Shaler only hoped to walk again after breaking his back in competition for a national title in all-terrain …

Hampton to host Allegheny Valley Band Festival

By Deborah Deasy
Get ready for some mass music making. Seven marching bands and nearly 1,300 area high school musicians will parade their synchronized skills during the 30th …

Cumberland Woods Village celebrates nonagenarians

By Laurie Rees
Martha Atwell, 95, says the secret to living a long life can be boiled down to a few simple things. “Eat three meals a day. …

North Allegheny to honor 2014 Hall of Fame inductees

By Ed Phillipps
Despite a stellar record over the course of his high school soccer career, former North Allegheny soccer player Barry Bimbi said his first start was …

Pine-Richland sending 9 to state Honors Orchestra program

By Rachel Farkas
Nine students from Pine-Richland High School were selected for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Honors Orchestra program, the most students from the school in recent …

Millvale Community Library to host open mic night

By Bethany Hofstetter
Millvale Community Library is opening its doors to artists of all media with a new open mic program. Millvale MASH, which stands for Musician, Artist and Storyteller Hub, is a collaboration between the Millvale Writers Group and the Brandt Street …

Structure of medical marijuana industry coalesces in Pennsylvania

By Melissa Daniels
The skeleton of a medical marijuana industry — from potential growers to law firms offering regulatory guidance — is emerging in Pennsylvania, even though state lawmakers have yet to make the drug legal for any purpose. Marijuana is illegal under …