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Drug enforcement effort in Hampton yields two arrests

By Michael Hasch
Two people were arrested Thursday in Hampton by members of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team who are trying to disrupt drug trafficking in and around hotels and motels. Patrick McCurry, 35, of Gibsonia and Tricia Schneider, 26, of ...

Hampton senior turns potato chip bags into strapless dress

By Rachel Farkas
When Emma Colbaugh exhausted the options for sewing classes at Hampton High School, she set out on her own independent study course. The culminating project was ...

Penn Hills man charged in robbery of The Exchange in Ross

By Michael Hasch
A Penn Hills man was arraigned Wednesday on charges of shooting and wounding an employee during a robbery last month at The Exchange along McKnight Road in Ross. George A. Wilson, 31, is accused of entering the store — which buys ...

Shaler grad pens poems on time served in Vietnam

By Deborah Deasy
As a teenager, Shaler High School graduate Kathie Trew signed up for the Army’s Student Nurse Program. She dreamed of working in San Francisco, Denver ...

St. Athanasius center’s first coordinator hands duties over

By Bill Zlatos
Patrice Mikec was the coordinator of the St. Athanasius Parish Education & Community Center when it opened in September 2010, just three months after the ...

Former Seville school building on the market

By Bill Zlatos
The North Hills School District is putting the former Seville Elementary School on the market after the school board rejected a controversial offer from Pressley ...

Ross commissioners divided on zoning appointment

By Bill Zlatos
A split in the vote on filling a vacancy on the Ross Board of Zoning Appeals shows a rift between some commissioners and the zoning board. At their Jan. 20 meeting, the commissions deadlocked 4-4 over candidates Jason Pirring, 32, and ...

Bird-watchers count bevy of species in Hampton during annual event

By Deborah Deasy
Good weather conditions might explain why people spotted eight gulls flying high last month over Hampton. “The types of gulls we have around here ...

St. Barnabas, neurosurgeon team to battle dementia

By Deborah Deasy
Neurosurgeon Joe Maroon of Sewickley practices what he preaches to stay mentally sharp. At 70, Maroon exercises at least one hour per day and eats ...

Kean Quest Talent Search kicks off Feb. 6 on Richland stage

By Deborah Deasy
Twelve years ago, a Richland bar owner suggested staging a fundraising talent show to lure folks into the new Kean Theatre at St. Barnabas Health ...

Fundraiser to help Pine-Richland crew team recover from fire

By Rachel Farkas
The Pine-Richland crew team is rebuilding after a fire destroyed most of its boats and equipment at a storage facility in Robinson last month. “It was rather shocking at first,” said head coach Sam DiMarzio. “I still remember the night I ...

Shaler Area School Board whittles down facilities options

By Rachel Farkas
The Shaler Area School Board has eliminated two options for what to do with the district’s primary schools and amended the remaining options. During a Jan. 21 meeting, the board’s building and grounds committee eliminated a plan that called for remodeling ...

Air quality test results good news for Shaler Area

By Rachel Farkas
The results of several air-quality tests completed at Shaler Area School District buildings over the past two months came back with good results, district officials say. However, five rooms are being retested because the initial test showed a higher-than-recommended radon level. “We ...

Staff reshuffling fills library slots in Shaler Area schools

By Rachel Farkas
Library positions at Shaler Area School District were restored after a realignment in the fall left some schools short staffed. A full-time aide position became available and was assigned to be a library aide, Assistant Superintendent Kara Eckert said. The middle ...

North Hills vocal instructor pushes students to the top

By Shelby Tabrosky
Practice is vital according to vocal instructor and pianist Sharon Pritchard. “If you’re not going to practice, I’m not going to teach you,” said Pritchard, ...

Ross residents still question revised residential plan

By Bill Zlatos
A developer revised a plan for building homes behind the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Ross to appease neighbors, but many residents there remain worried about the project’s impact on traffic, flooding and possible landslides. “Many of the problems we ...

Sain’s spirit, positive outlook to be honored at annual race in North Park

By Laurie Rees
Amy Sain, 36, of Seven Fields, never let brain cancer control how she lived her life. “She didn’t want sympathy. She just wanted to live ...

Good eating, proper supplement use lead to healthy brain, St. Barnabas consultant says

By Deborah Deasy
A former Indiana University football player, Dr. Joe Maroon routines swims at the Sewickley Valley YMCA and rides a stationary bike at home to stay ...

S. Carolina man wanted by Shaler police arrested

By Michael Hasch
A man from South Carolina is awaiting extradition to Allegheny County on charges of indecent assault and related crimes in Shaler involving a girl younger ...

‘Let It Snow’ filming in Millvale

By Tribune-Review
CBS Films officially announced the cast of “Let It Snow,” which has been shooting in the Pittsburgh area since December, as production crews began filming ...

Charges officially dropped against Ford, who is recovering from surgery

By Adam Brandolph
A judge on Monday agreed to allow the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office to officially withdraw remaining charges against Leon Ford, who was shot and paralyzed by a Pittsburgh police officer during a traffic stop in November 2012. A jury in ...

Ross police charge man with 20 vehicle break-ins

By Bill Zlatos
Ross police have arrested a Pittsburgh-area man in connection with 20 thefts from vehicles or attempted break-ins. Richard L. Phillips, 25, was charged with 20 counts of criminal mischief and 17 counts each of theft from a motor vehicle and ...

Missing Shaler man dealt with family losses

By Tony Raap
Louis Kamon has kept his phone within arm’s reach since his son, Joseph, disappeared this week. He’s hoping the authorities will call to say everything is ...

High school dance marathons raise money to help children

By Tribune-Review
Students at two north suburban high schools spent hours on the dance floor during the weekend to raise money for charities that help children. ...

Supreme Court refuses to hear defense contractor’s appeal in electrocution death of Shaler soldier

By Brian Bowling
The U.S. Supreme Court refusal Tuesday to hear a Defense contractor’s appeal brings the case of a Shaler soldier’s bizarre death a step closer to ...

Proposed Ross housing development revised to answer critics

By Bill Zlatos
A developer who wanted to build 30 single-family homes in Ross — a proposal criticized because of concerns about traffic, landslides and flooding — is offering to build 36 patio homes for empty-nesters instead. Dominic Rickert, planning and zoning administrator in ...

North Allegheny teen eager to serve

By Tory N. Parrish
Catherine Zhang wants to pursue a career that will have a significant impact on people’s lives. “And public service is one way that can happen,” said ...

Shaler man missing since Tuesday night

By Michael Hasch
Police are searching for a missing man from Shaler whose vehicle was found Wednesday evening near his place of employment on the South Side, township ...

Photo Gallery: North Hills cheerleaders at WPIAL competition

By Tribune-Review
North Hills cheerleaders competed in the WPIAL Competitive Spirit championships on Jan. 10 at Hempfield Area High School. Shaler Area and Butler Area high schools took ...

St. Ursula School in Hampton to show off 104-year success story

By Deborah Deasy
More than small classes help make the 104-year-old St. Ursula School in Hampton unique. Sister Joanita Fedor, principal since 1984, cited teachers’ dedication among the ...

Nature mural in North Park makes up Girl Scout project

By Melanie Donahoo
When Kristen Barczynski learned about a crumbling nature mural at the Latodami Nature Center in North Park, she decided to not only fix it up ...

Pine puts windmill back on sale

By Deborah Deasy
Pine’s windmill is back on the market after a recent buyer failed to pick up his purchase. Prospective shoppers can view and make an offer ...

Auto-repair shop plan for former Wexford fire station hits opposition

By Deborah Deasy
Bruce Milbert of Pine Automotive Specialists faces what appears to be a bumpy ride to relocate his auto-repair business in “Old Wexford.” Pine Township Planning Commission voted Jan. 12 to table Milbert’s application to open an auto-repair shop as a ...

Workshop on dealing with divorce to be offered at Hampton church

By Deborah Deasy
People of many faiths — or no faith — routinely participate in Divorce- Care, a 13-week program for folks trying to heal after a divorce. A new series will open 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 at St. Catherine of Sweden ...

North Hills Drama Club goes ‘green’ with musical

By Laurie Rees
Last year, Noah Marshalek played a flying monkey in the North Hills Drama Club production of “The Wizard of Oz.” This year, the ninth-grader is a ...

Workshops provide parents facts about North Hills math program

By Laurie Rees
Since launching its Math in Focus curriculum in 2012, the North Hills School District has reported a significant increase in its elementary students’ math achievement on statewide standardized tests. However, some parents still are struggling to understand the new math ...

Cutbacks limit tax forms available at North Hills-area libraries

By Bill Zlatos
Jerome Cawley stopped recently at the Northland Public Library to pick up tax forms when he noticed federal forms were missing. A nearby sign explained that ...

Reward offered for men who robbed Citizens Bank in Hampton

By Tribune-Review
Hampton police and the FBI are searching for two men who robbed the Citizen’s Bank on Route 8 at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A $2,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to their arrest and conviction, said FBI ...

Pressley Ridge continues search for property to expand after North Hills rejection

By Bill Zlatos
Officials with a nonprofit that helps students with special needs said Friday they are looking elsewhere to expand, a day after the North Hills school board rejected their $175,000 offer for the former Seville School in Ross. Pressley Ridge President and ...