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Ross 5K event, fun run to promote fitness for children

By Bill Zlatos
Ross residents soon can be on the run. Ross commissioners on April 20 unanimously approved allocating $1,000 to hold the first Ross Get Out and Get ...

Restaurant takes action with cracked West View sidewalk

By Bill Zlatos
Work began April 18 on a broken sidewalk by Wendy’s on West View Park Drive that was so difficult for wheelchair users to navigate that ...

Education seminar to raise awareness of domestic violence

By Laurie Rees
UPMC Passavant and the Passavant Hospital Foundation are hosting their inaugural seminar to address the issue of domestic violence. “BRAVE — Building Relationships and Awareness for anti-Violence Education” will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. May 5 at the Passavant ...

Longtime Ross building-code official fired by commissioners

By Bill Zlatos
Ross commissioners have fired the township’s longtime building-code official. The commissioners terminated Dan Hankins by a 7-2 vote at the April 20 meeting. Commissioners John Sponcer and Dave Mikec voted against dismissing him. Hankins served as chief inspector/building-code official for 10 years, ...

Photo Gallery: Superhero Day at McIntyre Elementary

By Tribune-Review
McIntyre Elementary in Ross had its first Superhero Day on April 17. Students donated $1 to The Superhero Foundation for the opportunity to dress like a ...

Planning commission doesn’t favor updated plan

By Bill Zlatos
For the second time, the Ross planning commission has recommended that township commissioners deny approval of a version of the Cardiff Heights development — this time, a plan for 71 town houses. “I still say traffic running into that area is ...

Photo Gallery: Therapy dogs visit retired sisters in McCandless

By Tribune-Review
Human and canine participants in Therapy Dogs International visit the retirees who live at the Sisters of Divine Providence Motherhouse in McCandless once a month. ...

Port Authority spends $1.6M to expand McCandless park-and-ride lot

By Melissa Daniels
The board of the Port Authority of Allegheny County voted unanimously Friday to spend $1.6 million to buy land to expand a park-and-ride lot in McCandless. The agency previously had an agreement to use 266 spaces at the 4.26-acre site at ...

North Allegheny OKs $20.5 million in contracts for renovations

By Tory N. Parrish
The North Allegheny School Board has approved $20.5 million in renovations for Marshall Middle School and Bradford Woods and Marshall elementary schools. The work will include a new student dropoff driveway at Marshall Elementary, and installing security cameras, repairing masonry and ...

Opening winery dream come true for Hampton man

By Rachel Farkas
Opening a winery to share his passion with the world has been a longtime dream for Frank Mazzotta. That dream finally came true in February, when ...

Proposal would allow Hampton residents to house honeybees for noncommercial use

By Deborah Deasy
Beekeeping might soon become a permitted backyard pastime in Hampton. A proposed amendment to the township’s zoning ordinance would allow residents to house honeybees near ...

Team Alex benefit events set in McCandless

By Deborah Deasy
The Team Alex Fund aids young people with spinal cord ailments. Richard Jenkins, 20, of Sandy Lake, Mercer County, got $5,000 from the fund to ...

Richland prepares to pave 5 miles of roadway

By Deborah Deasy
Richland officials plan to repave nearly 5 miles of local roads in the coming months. The township’s supervisors unanimously voted April 15 to accept a bid from Shields Asphalt Paving of Richland to pave a dozen local streets for ...

Paragon Foods’ growth, planned move in line with local produce demand

By Tory N. Parrish
Demand for fresh fruits and vegetables means Lawrenceville-based Paragon Foods’ business will sprout up in a new location this year. Founded in 1962, the produce ...

North Star Kids show to benefit Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

By Tribune-Review
The North Star Kids will perform a benefit show at 2:30 p.m. May 2 at St. John Lutheran Church, 311 Cumberland Road in McCandless. Tickets ...

American Eagle closing Marshall distribution facility by July

By Tribune-Review
American Eagle Outfitters will close a distribution center in Marshall where 200 people work at the end of July. The South Side-based teen apparel retailer announced the closure two years ago in conjunction with the building a larger center in Hazleton, ...

Woman’s efforts lead to sidewalk repairs in West View

By Bill Zlatos
From her motorized wheelchair, Kathy Lang pleaded with West View council to fix the sidewalks and curb cuts along West View Park Drive. The cracked sidewalks ...

North Allegheny Science Bowl teams to compete in national championship

By Laurie Rees
While students at Marshall Middle School, Rahul Rao, Sean Tao and Songela Chen helped propel their school’s 2010 Science Bowl team to the national finals ...

New location in Ross enables store to continue mission of helping women

By Laurie Rees
About a year ago, a missionary from Butere, Kenya, walked into Treasure House Fashions, a North Hills store that sells gently used name-brand women’s clothing, ...

Hampton 6th-grader shines at computer fair

By Rachel Farkas
A Hampton Middle School sixth-grader took first place at a regional computer fair and will represent his school at the state competition in May. Richie Donato, ...

Shaler approves $244K paving plan

By Rachel Farkas
Shaler will begin a series of summer road-paving projects starting with Kiwanis and Fall Run Parks in May. The board of commissioners awarded a $243,535 parks paving contract to Shields Asphalt Paving, based in Richland. The main entrance to Kiwanis Park, the ...

Shaler Area students shine in Integration Bee

By Rachel Farkas
Two Shaler Area High School students came out on top in the 11th Integration Bee, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh math department and College ...

Ross teen has story to tell — and a magazine cover to prove it

By Laurie Rees
Jane Fusco, 13, of Ross is not just a poster child for hard work and determination. She is the cover girl. Jane’s face adorns the cover ...

Police eye speeding drivers along Route 19 corridor

By Melissa Daniels  and Bill Zlatos
Drivers on state Route 19 in Ross, McCandless, Pittsburgh and Mt. Lebanon should slow down or they might have to pay up. PennDOT officials announced ...

Next session in North Hills history series ready to hit the road

By Diane Wuycheck
North Hills history buffs can get ready to go on the road again. The Northland Public Library and the borough of Franklin Park are co-sponsors of ...

North Hills board approves bid for new track surface

By Bill Zlatos
North Hills School District students returning to classes in August should notice a new surface on the running track of Martorelli Stadium and a renovated roof and walls at the middle school. By an 8-0 vote April 16, the North Hills ...

North Hills Interfaith Gathering scheduled

By Diane Wuycheck
For nearly two decades, the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition has sponsored the North Hills Interfaith Gathering to foster understanding in this community of diverse faiths, dispel stereotypes, fight discrimination and promote harmony. The 18th annual event, which will be at 3 ...

Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Awards presents scholarship, 10 gold medals

By Rick Wills
Alyssa Murtagh wants to help people. “That’s what I want my life to be about,” said Murtagh, a senior at Mars Area High School. Murtagh ...

Joan Orie Melvin sends 2nd, more contrite round of letters to judges

By Bobby Kerlik
Apology letters from convicted former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin hit the mailboxes of judges across the state this week, a part of her sentence on corruption charges. An Allegheny County jury in 2013 convicted Melvin, 59, of Marshall ...

FBI eyes ‘North Hills bandits’ who may have police, military training

By Rick Wills
Two bank robbers responsible for a string of North Hills heists beginning in January could be former police officers or veterans, the FBI said Wednesday. “We ...

Pine-Richland Middle School student takes 2nd in geography bee

By Rachel Farkas
A Pine-Richland Middle School seventh-grader took second place at a state geography bee last month. Daniel Krill, 13, of Pine finished second at the 2015 ...

Help wanted to rid Hampton’s Crouse Run of garlic mustard, litter

By Deborah Deasy
Deer, birds and insects won’t touch garlic mustard, but early Americans planted it for food and medicine. Imported from Europe in the 1860s, the hardy ...

Students adjust quickly after fire closes Shaler Area’s Rogers Primary

By Rachel Farkas
When a fire temporarily closed their school, Rogers Primary students began classes after spring break at Burchfield Primary. What could have been a difficult transition ...

North Hills-area family continues helping out-of-town patients

By Laurie Rees
Mary Struk was one of the first volunteers at Family House, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and support for out-of-town patients who are ...

Faith leads Franklin Park man down path to productions

By Bill Zlatos
After seeing a Passion play at North Way Christian Community in Pine in 1998, Peter Adams accepted Jesus into his life and became interested in ...

Traffic enforcement effort targets speed-related crashes along PA Route 19

By Melissa Daniels
Drivers on state Route 19 in Pittsburgh and three other Allegheny County municipalities can expect to encounter more police officers and traffic stops in an ...

Cardiff Heights developer to seek approval for town houses in Ross

By Bill Zlatos
The developer of Cardiff Heights in Ross hopes to ease opposition to the controversial housing plan with the third version — 71 town houses — to be discussed by the Ross Planning Commission on April 23. The latest version, filed April ...