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North Allegheny grad nets scholarships at national competition

By Katelyn Ferral
Catherine Zhang picked up several scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women National Finals competition in Mobile, Ala., last week. The North Allegheny Senior High School ...

3 honeybee hives placed on Mt. Alvernia campus in Millvale to help pollinate garden

By Rachel Farkas
The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities’ Mt. Alvernia campus has gained about 30,000 new residents. Three honeybee hives were placed on the property ...

Flea, Vendor and Crafter Market in McCandless to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

By Leighann Marquiss
The inaugural Cystic Fibrosis Flea, Vendor and Crafter Market will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11 in the Brew’ry Outlet North and former Trader Horn parking lot off of Blazier Drive in McCandless. There will be a ...

Reading at Northern Tier Regional Library could lead to prizes

By Deborah Deasy
Prizes aplenty await anyone willing to hit the books this summer at Northern Tier Regional Library in Richland. Reading just one book could win you ...

Hampton teen gets chance to earn wings

By Rachel Farkas
A Hampton High School sophomore will be soaring through the skies this summer. Tim Miller, 16, was accepted into the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Air Academy in ...

Pine-Richland High to host summer camp focused on robotic basics

By Rachel Farkas
Students entering the seventh and eighth grades at Pine-Richland Middle School will have the opportunity to delve deeper in robotics with a summer camp hosted by an older student. Arushi Bandi, a junior at Pine-Richland High School, is hosting a FIRST ...

Guests share thoughts on faith during feast at Richland mosque

By Deborah Deasy
On the sixth day of Ramadan, members of a new mosque in north-suburban Pittsburgh recently broke their daylong fast by sharing more than curried chicken ...

North Hills graduate helps rowing team excel at Eastern Sprints

By Karen Kadilak
After a successful freshman season that included a win at a prestigious regional regatta, North Hills High School graduate Brad Walter looks forward to moving ...

Shaler commissioner named president of Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust

By Rachel Farkas
Shaler Commissioner Thomas McElhone has been named president of the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust. He began his term in May and will serve for two ...

Hampton's Route 8, Duncan Avenue turning lanes face delay

By Deborah Deasy
Hampton officials are miffed at Verizon for delaying construction of new turning lanes at Duncan Avenue and Route 8. Verizon is the only company ...

Hampton’s part-time officer earns full-time promotion

By Deborah Deasy
Hampton High School graduate Sarah Hoffman first aspired to police work as a girl watching TV cop shows. Hoffman, 26, is the Hampton Police Department’s ...

Shaler Area approves budget with tax increase

By Rachel Farkas
The Shaler Area School Board passed the 2015-16 budget with a small increase in the property-tax rate. The new tax rate is 21.87 mills, an increase of 0.53 of a mill over last year. The vote June 24 was 7-2, with ...

McCandless church to mark July 4 with Civil War drama

By Bill Zlatos
The congregation of Memorial Park Church in McCandless is celebrating Independence Day without fireworks and barbecues but with a Civil War drama within the church ...

‘Make Your Own Superhero Movie’ offered at Northland

By Tribune-Review
The Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road in McCandless, is offering a variety of programs this summer. Preregistration is not required, except where noted. To preregister for adult programs, go to the adult reference desk; go to north landlibrary.org; or call 412-366-8100, ...

Pennsylvania state trooper suffers minor injuries in 279 crash

By Tribune-Review
A Pennsylvania state trooper was injured Saturday evening in a crash on Interstate 279, police said. The crash occurred at about 7 p.m. Saturday near the Bellevue/West View interchange, according to police at the Moon barracks. The trooper suffered minor …

Gunshots fired inside Oxford Club bar in Pine

By Bill Vidonic
Northern Regional police charged two Michigan men with aggravated assault, firearms violations and related counts stemming from a fight outside a bar Saturday morning in Pine, according to criminal complaints. Bradley R. Medel, 27, and Jeffrey S. Ridenour, 32, both …

Civil War re-enactment to bring out Confederate battle flag in Allegheny County

By Jason Cato
The Confederate battle flag of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia will fly this weekend above Allegheny County’s Hartwood Acres. Historians say that is as it should be, even as politicians and companies aim to remove the flag from ...

Used-car lot plans submitted to Ross

By Bill Zlatos
Regis Mannke hopes to develop a used-car lot that would have space for 150 to 200 vehicles at McKnight and Nelson Run roads. “The lot itself will have open hours of 9 (a.m.) to 7 (p.m.) six days a week. ...

Photo Gallery: West View Community Day

By Tribune-Review
West View Community Day was June 20 at Bronx Field. Among the activities were inflatables, crafts and games. ...

NA grad Sell signs free-agent contract with LA Dodgers

By Karen Kadilak
After winning a major national award as a college baseball player, North Allegheny Senior High School graduate Nick Sell has embarked on what he hopes ...

North Allegheny school board OKs technology plan, tax increase

By Tory N. Parrish
The North Allegheny School District’s plan to give every first- through 12th-grader an iPad or laptop over four years will be helped by a tax increase approved Wednesday. The school board voted 6-3 to approve a $143.6 million budget for 2015-16 ...

Turning lanes onto McKnight Road a nightmare for some

By Bill Zlatos
The intersection of McKnight Road, Johnanna Drive and Browns Lane soon might be altered. The roads meet at a GetGo convenience store and McDonald’s restaurant on ...

Hampton Rotary’s Firecracker 5K kicks off 4th of July

By Rachel Farkas
Headed into its 11th year, the annual Firecracker 5K race on the Fourth of July is ready to kick off the holiday weekend. The race is ...

St. Sebastian festival to have new features for all to enjoy

By Leighann Marquiss
St. Sebastian Parish’s 26th annual festival will have several new features this year, including a ride-all-night bracelet, a dedicated Kids Zone, a photography booth and ...

Navigating Pine Community Center easier with new staircase

By Deborah Deasy
A new six-figure staircase opened this month in the Pine Community Center. R.D. Stewart Co. of Sharpsburg built the 6-foot-wide steel-and-concrete stairwell — it ...

2 Pittsburgh bands to share stage at Hartwood Acres for free concert

By Deborah Deasy
Two of Pittsburgh’s more popular live bands offer quite different sounds. While the Bastard Bearded Irishmen band incorporates traditional Irish instruments, with an edge, the ...

North Allegheny board to vote on budget with earmark for computers, higher taxes

By Tory N. Parrish
The North Allegheny School District board is set to approve one of two proposed 2015-16 budgets Wednesday, and the one more likely to be passed includes a tax increase, school district officials said. One of the proposals to balance a $144.2 ...

Short staff, equipment concerns Shaler girls track coach

By Rachel Farkas
There are issues with staffing and equipment for the Shaler Area High School girls track and field team. Justin Eskra, head coach for the team, spoke at the board’s June 17 meeting to make the board and administration aware of some ...

Richland siblings share valedictorian experience

By Rachel Farkas
The Colella family of Richland is quite comfortable at the top. Lauren Colella was named valedictorian of the 2015 graduating class at Eden Christian Academy, ...

Garden of Etna helps stock food pantries, part of upcoming tour

By Deborah Deasy
A bright white picket fence wraps around the oasis of agriculture about a block off busy Butler Street in Etna. “It was the former ...

Friends make Hampton grad’s dream of building water well in Africa come true

By Rachel Farkas
A group of friends and Hampton alumni gave back to a man who has given so much to his community. The friends of George “Murph” Neelan ...

At least 1 hurt in Ross crash

By Tribune-Review
At least one person was injured in a crash Monday morning on McKnight Road, according to emergency personnel. The crash happened about 7:52 a.m. near the Hampton Inn in Ross, said an emergency dispatcher. He said there were injuries reported, but it ...

Shaler Area summer food program offers free lunch to children

By Rachel Farkas
The Shaler Area School District is running a new summer food program to give a free lunch to any child. The program is free and open ...

Shaler Area budget calls for tax hike

By Rachel Farkas
The Shaler Area School District’s final 2015-16 budget is expected to include a small millage increase. The final budget, which the school board will vote on at its next meeting, includes new millage rate of 21.87, an increase of 0.53 of ...

Pine plan calls for paving 5 miles of roads

By Deborah Deasy
Pine officials plan to repair or repave about five miles of township roads this summer. In May, the township’s supervisors voted to accept a $1.465 million bid from Shields Asphalt Paving, Inc. of Richland to perform the road improvements. Pine ...

State trooper hurt in I-79 crash in Franklin Park

By Tribune-Review
A Pennsylvania state trooper was injured when a vehicle crashed into his police motorcycle Sunday afternoon on Interstate 79 in Franklin Park, police said. At about 1:20 p.m. Sunday, the trooper was traveling north on his police motorcycle in the …

North Hills teen tries to fit in despite lifelong illness

By Bill Zlatos
From her first breath, Jenevieve Woods gurgled as if she were underwater. Staff at Passavant Hospital in McCandless rushed her to the neonatal unit. Upon ...

Ross officials give go-ahead to raze rest of shopping center’s canopy

By Bill Zlatos
The developer of The Block Northway, the latest version of Northway Mall, has received the go-ahead from Ross commissioners for demolition work and improvements at the old shopping center. By a 9-0 vote, the commissioners on June 15 approved the site ...

Photo Gallery: ‘Voices of Freedom’ at Highcliff Elementary

By Tribune-Review
Fifth-graders at Highcliff Elementary in Ross presented “Voices of Freedom,” a program that celebrated American history, on June 2. Students portrayed figures from American history. ...