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North Hills Wind Ensemble musicians ‘respect the music’

By Bill Zlatos
Students in the North Hills High School Wind Ensemble and director Len Lavelle have molded the musical group into a band of brothers — and ...

McCandless to buy back property for $250K

By Tory N. Parrish
McCandless plans to buy back land it sold to the Postal Service about 10 years ago to control what happens to it, the town’s manager said. “We have no plans to redevelop it … or resell it,” Manager Tobias Cordek said ...

West View to light up old holiday tradition

By Bill Zlatos
It’s back. After an absence that goes back at least a decade, Light Up West View will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the parking lot beside the borough hall, 441 Perry Highway. “It’s a positive experience for the residents, ...

North Allegheny wrestlers help homeless at Light of Life

By Ed Phillipps
Devin Lasch said he’s familiar with the stereotypical view of wrestlers as jocks, without much going on off of the mats. But Lasch and his teammates ...

Ross residents take concerns about Seville building to township

By Bill Zlatos
After complaining to the North Hills School Board about the proposed sale of a vacant school to a nonprofit group that helps children with a variety of needs, a band of neighbors has appealed to Ross commissioners for help. “Commissioners, please, ...

Fireworks to highlight La Roche-hosted Festival of Lights

By Laurie Rees
North Hills residents do not have to wait until July 4 to see fireworks. Food trucks, a live nativity, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, a craft ...

North Hills native survives another week on ‘The Voice’

By Tribune-Review
American viewers of “The Voice” have saved Ross native Chris Jamison and sent him into the Top 8 of the hit NBC reality show. Jamison, a 2012 graduate of North Hills High School, sang Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” in the ...

Work with disabled earns Shaler grad honor

By Rachel Farkas
Judy Morrison always has had a passion for helping people overcome challenges and physical limitations. She has made a name for herself in the world of ...

CCAC North hockey fundraiser to benefit Operation Troop Appreciation

By Ed Phillipps
When Kevin Mitch laces up his ice skates to play in the Community College of Allegheny County North Campus’ annual fundraiser hockey game, he just ...

Town Square to bring fresh, affordable food to Millvale

By Rachel Farkas
One good thing about a drop in population is there’s more room to grow and evolve, as is the case for Millvale. The Millvale Borough Development ...

Website ranks Hampton among nation’s top schools

By Rachel Farkas
Hampton Township School District was ranked on a list of the best school districts in the nation, to the delight of district officials. The district was ranked 86 out of 100 of 2015 Best School Districts in the nation according to ...

Wexford Elementary earns Blue Ribbon honor

By Rachel Farkas
Pine-Richland’s Wexford Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Wexford Elementary was one of two schools in ...

Former Holiday Inn in Hampton now an apartment complex

By Deborah Deasy
Open house at Hampton’s newest apartment complex probably triggered deju vu for one guest couple. The man and woman met as former patients at ...

Housing plan, commercial complex get Pine’s OK

By Deborah Deasy
Residents of Treesdale and Lloydmont Estates, two housing plans in Pine, are getting new neighbors. Pine supervisors voted Nov. 17 to approve plans for Orchard Heights, a proposed new housing plan near Treesdale, plus a two-story, 11,000-square-foot commercial complex near ...

Pine Richland Youth Center to offer winter dek hockey

By Deborah Deasy
Parents looking for a way to keep their children active this winter can enroll them in the Pine-Richland Youth Center’s dek-hockey program. The next season of ...

North Hills senior to continue rowing career at West Virginia

By Karen Kadilak
The availability of an academic program at West Virginia University persuaded North Hills High School senior Madison Hrynda to continue her rowing career there next ...

Book fair to benefit North Hills School District, Make-A-Wish

By Ed Phillipps
In order to fund a literacy campaign at North Hills High School, language-arts teacher Carmen Washington and her students wanted to think big. So instead of limiting the effort to the high school alone, a districtwide book fair that also benefits ...

Photo Gallery: McCandless McRib fan recognized by Pine McDonald’s

By Tribune-Review
Gregory Phillips, 11, of McCandless was invited for a behind-the-scenes tour of McDonald’s on Perry Highway in Pine and given the opportunity to make his ...

Ross officials plan more funds for road paving

By Bill Zlatos
A ride on some Ross streets next year could be easier on residents’ cars. Township officials proposed a 2015 budget of $18.1 million with no millage increase at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Ross commissioners. The preliminary budget is $600,000, ...

Hampton planning commission rejects proposal for off-road vehicle rules

By Deborah Deasy
An obstacle course seems to face people who want to ban the use of off-road vehicles on less than 5 acres in Hampton. The township’s ...

North Allegheny redistricting prevented crowding in schools, officials say

By Tory N. Parrish
The North Allegheny School District’s redistricting helped offset the demographic shifts the district has been experiencing for several years, an official said. School administrators presented enrollment and facilities and capital funding plan updates at a board meeting last week. There were 8,229 ...

Students’ efforts breathe life into Pine-Richland school newspaper

By Rachel Farkas
Pine-Richland High School’s student newspaper is making a comeback in a big way after several years of dwindling interest. “The philosophy in my head starting this ...

Ingomar MOPS offers discussions, videos, social time

By Mandy Fields Yokim
Local mothers with young children now have a new way to connect with other mothers. The Ingomar MOPS, or Mothers of Preschoolers, group recently began meeting ...

Home-schooled students from North Hills advance in robotics competition

By Chasity Capasso
A team of 27 home-schooled students from the North Hills will head to North Dakota to compete in the next round of a robotics competition ...

Jury: Millvale officer violated handcuffed prisoner’s rights

By Brian Bowling
A federal jury deliberated less than four hours Wednesday before convicting Millvale police Officer Nicole Murphy of violating the civil rights of a man she ...

Northern Tier librarian discusses life, pursuits

By Jessica Federkeil
Kathleen Joritz of Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood works as one of two reference librarians at the Northern Tier Regional Library in Richland. Joritz, 29, has ...

North Hills Middle School posts 5th-best improved score

By Bill Zlatos
Concentrating on a few skills that students could learn really well rather 20 things they could do better helped make North Hills Middle School the ...

7 North Allegheny schools see dip in state scores

By Bill Zlatos
State performance results for seven schools in the North Allegheny School District sagged compared to the previous school year, despite the district being named the ninth-best in the country in a recent ranking. Hosack Elementary School’s state School Performance Profile score ...

Pine-Richland High School tops county in state performance profile

By Rachel Farkas
Pine-Richland High School ranked at the top of Allegheny County in the 2013-14 Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles, but Superintendent Brian Miller said there’s more to high achievement than standardized test scores. Pine-Richland High School scored 99.4, a 4.3 percent increase over ...

New AP courses considered at Hampton

By Rachel Farkas
Hampton High School could be getting two new Advanced Placement courses next year that would better prepare students for college-level research projects. AP Capstone consists of two full-year courses to be taken in consecutive years, AP Seminar and AP Research. It’s ...

Proposed budget keeps steady tax rate for Shaler residents

By Rachel Farkas
Shaler residents will see no increase in the property-tax rate if the proposed 2015 budget of $12.6 million is approved. The township will carry over $3.3 million into the new year, said township manager Tim Rogers, who introduced the budget at ...

Project to put iPad minis in hands of Shaler middle schools students

By Rachel Farkas
The Shaler Area School Board approved the purchase of 690 iPad minis as part of the next phase of Project ACE. The iPad minis will cost $223,560, with a deposit of $100,000 due on Dec. 1, which will be paid for ...

New position brings uniformed officer into Shaler Area buildings

By Rachel Farkas
The Shaler Area School District welcomed its first school resource officer into the district earlier this month. Shaler police officer Frank Spiker will provide a ...

Hampton DAR chapter works to serve community, military members

By Deborah Deasy
Don’t mistake the Daughters of the American Revolution for dowagers fond of tea parties. “We’re not white gloves and hats. … We’re a community-service ...

Wexford church’s candlelight evening brings the past to life

By Deborah Deasy
Beside flaming torches, under a full moon, the saints told their tales. “They call me the patron saint of telephones and TVs,” St. Clare of ...

Proposed fitness center in Hampton would be open 24/7

By Deborah Deasy
A new 24-hour fitness center soon might open in Hampton. “As people’s schedules get more hectic, it’s really hard to find time to make it (to a gym) when others are open,” said former collegiate swimmer Kristin Bogie, 32, of ...

State Rep. English to meet with Richland residents to hear ideas, concerns

By Deborah Deasy
State Rep. Hal English (R-30), a former Marine raised in rural Maryland, first fell for Pittsburgh during holiday drives through the city’s suburbs. How suburban ...

North Hills residents continue to fight proposed sale of elementary

By Bill Zlatos
For the second time in recent weeks, a crowd of people showed up at a North Hills School Board meeting to protest the potential sale of the closed Seville Elementary building to a nonprofit organization that serves children with emotional ...

Handcuffed man threatened no one before Millvale officer Tased him, witness says

By Brian Bowling
If a Millvale police officer thought a handcuffed suspect was a risk to himself or others when she shocked him with a Taser, she would have put him in shackles afterward or taken other steps to eliminate that danger, a ...