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Photo Gallery: Science Programs at the Northland Public Library

By Tribune-Review
The Carnegie Science Center presented two programs for children Aug. 7 at the Northland Public Library in McCandless. One was “Chemical Creations Discovery Day,” for …

Ross tax-collection hours set at Shoppes at Northway

By Kelsey Shea
Ross Township real-estate tax-collection hours are taking place during the discount period at the Shoppes at Northway, 8000 McKnight Road in Ross. Township tax collector Jerry O’Brien will be on site at the lower entrance of the mall, near Northway …

Report critical of Pittsburgh police during stop that left man paralyzed

By Adam Brandolph
A Pittsburgh police report recommended discipline and remedial training for two officers who failed to follow protocol during a 2012 traffic stop and shooting in …

Wexford man charged in sex case

By Michael Hasch
A preliminary hearing is scheduled next week for a Wexford man accused of posting an online advertisement seeking to “join an incest family” and traveling to a motel in Moon where he was supposed to meet what he thought was …

I-79 in Marshall to be reduced to single lane starting Tuesday

By Tribune-Review
In Marshall Township, Interstate 79 will be reduced to single-lane traffic beginning Tuesday in both directions to accommodate bridge inspections. PennDOT District 11 officials said single-lane traffic will occur in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays from …

New Aquinas Academy classroom building expected to open this fall

By Deborah Deasy
Halls equipped for socializing and classrooms designed for flexibility are just a few built-in amenities taking shape inside Aquinas Academy’s new $4.8 million classroom building …

Kummer Road bridge project to begin Monday in McCandless

By Tribune-Review
Work on a bridge that carries Kummer Road over Pine Creek in McCandless is slated to begin Monday, according to the Allegheny County Department of Public Works. Work on Pine Creek Bridge No. 8, which carries Kummer Road over Pine …

Mistakenly ID’d in sequential photo lineup, Shaler man is cleared of charges by Allegheny County DA

By Matthew Santoni
Authorities dropped charges against a Shaler man on Wednesday because a witness mistakenly picked him out of a photo lineup, his attorney said, in the …

Ross store enables community to make pens for soldiers

By Kelsey Shea
While troops are serving overseas, a group of woodworkers will be cutting, sanding and whittling to show their appreciation. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in Ross …

West View man’s ‘weird history’ book on witches earns national honor

By Ed Phillipps
A lifelong history buff, Thomas White always has been drawn to what he affectionately calls “weird history.” His slant away from the mainstream of local …

Retiring principal made positive impact in short time at St. Sebastian

By Laurie Rees
Kathleen Roppa has been a principal whom students look forward to encountering each morning at St. Sebastian School in Ross Township. “I greet every child …

Golf event pays tribute to Pine-Richland grad, Marine veteran

By Rachel Farkas
David Cook’s life might have been tragically cut short, but his family and friends will gather later this month to remember the Pine-Richland High School graduate at a memorial golf outing. The David Cook Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for …

Michael J. Crawshaw Memorial Fund expands its reach in Shaler

By Bethany Hofstetter
While Michael Crawshaw’s name now is a permanent part of his hometown, friends and family are continuing to make a difference in his name The …

Hampton’s robotics gurus excel in L.A.

By Bethany Hofstetter
Hampton High School Robotics Club members are being recognized for their robotic engineering and design in a competition that attracts students from around the globe. …

North Hills Community Outreach goes mobile thanks to Shaler students

By Bethany Hofstetter
North Hills Community Outreach has released a free mobile app for smart devices with the help of a group of Shaler Area Elementary School students. …

Trio of bridges to be replaced along Saxonburg Blvd. in Shaler, O’Hara

By Bethany Hofstetter
Motorists who use Saxonburg Boulevard will need to find an alternate route in 2015, when PennDOT plans to complete three bridge-replacement projects along that road. …

McCandless girls sell treats to raise funds for Children’s Hospital

By Laurie Rees
Good friends Alexa Palka and Haley Boyles of McCandless are no strangers to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Born with hydrocephalus and mild spastic …

Mausoleum at St. Mary of the Assumption taking shape

By Deborah Deasy
Assumption Mausoleum — a new burial site in Hampton on the grounds of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish — could be built before next …

Pine program attracts crowd to celebrate Salk

By Deborah Deasy
Former Pine resident Saundra “Saundy” Pond well remembers the day Dr. Jonas Salk injected his own family with the first test doses of his vaccine …

Franklin Park’s Stone Mansion, Woodside to be commemorated

By Kelsey Shea
The Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and in conjunction, Franklin Park will recognize a local resident, Robert G. Woodside, who …

McKnight Road stable despite sinkhole, repairs begin

By Kelsey Shea
An underground stream that runs along the west side of McKnight Road is cause for concern for some Ross businesses owners who watched a 40-foot …

Public input sought for developing comprehensive plan for Ross

By Kelsey Shea
Ross Township officials are seeking community input in the creation of a comprehensive plan for the township. The comprehensive plan will be an organized approach to address placement and development of housing, parks, transportation, business, pedestrian connections and economic development …

Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival: ‘A play date for crafters’

By Laurie Rees
Fans of many kinds of arts and crafts can buy, learn about and try their hand at them through a new show. The inaugural Pittsburgh …

New principal named for St. Sebastian School in Ross

By Tribune-Review
Patricia Thomas is the new principal of St. Sebastian School in Ross Township, effective immediately, according to a memo written by the Rev. John Rushofsky, parish pastor. In a memo to faculty, parish staff, parents and students dated today, Rushofsky …

Added amenities make Allegheny County’s North Park a popular haven

By Aaron Aupperlee
Kayaks dotted North Park Lake. Parking spots around the Allegheny County park’s boathouse were at a premium, and cars took advantage of the overflow lots …

Hampton barber still ‘knows what to do’ after 55 years

By Deborah Deasy
After a half-century of cutting men’s hair, Win Mahle can’t say why he became a barber. “I’m still trying to figure out what the future …

Photo Gallery: St. Alexis Parish Festival in McCandless

By Tribune-Review
The St. Alexis Parish Festival was July 30 through Aug. 2. The event featured rides, a flea market, games and entertainment, festival food and themed …

Pa. Trolley Museum seeks donations to move, preserve Wexford Post Office Deli building

By Deborah Deasy
Calling all train buffs, history lovers and former regulars at the Wexford Post Office Deli. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum seeks $160,000 in donations to dismantle, …

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse planned for McCandless Crossing

By Tribune-Review
Developers of McCandless Crossing submitted plans that name a sixth restaurant for the complex. Plans for a location of BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, a California-based casual-dining chain that serves its own line of beers, were submitted to the town of …

Developer seeks to build more new homes in Ross Township

By Kelsey Shea
A Washington County developer might build as many as 30 new homes above Siebert Road in Ross Township, in what now is a wooded area. Terry Bove of Bove Development Corp. said last week that he has a conditional sales …

Members sought for Ross traffic advisory board

By Tribune-Review
Ross Township commissioners are seeking individuals to serve on the township’s newly created traffic advisory board. Candidates should live in the township, have an interest in making the township a safer place to drive and be available for monthly meetings. …