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Grant to aid Western Pennsylvania children’s mental health treatment

By Tribune-Review
A $320,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will help engage families in the treatment of children dealing with mental health issues and other challenges. The McCandless Township-based Pressley Ridge nonprofit announced Thursday plans to use the money to …

I-79 Warrendale ramps to close overnight

By Tribune-Review
Ramps at the I-79 Warrendale interchange in Marshall will close overnight Friday and Saturday, PennDOT officials said. The on-ramp from Warrendale Bayne Road to southbound I-79 at the Warrendale exit will close from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. both nights. …

New Cinemark in McCandless boasts modern luxuries

By Tory N. Parrish
A new Cinemark theater will have all the amenities expected of modern cinemas when it opens on Friday in McCandless. After a two-year delay, Plano, …

Professional actress offers coaching at Jeter Backyard Theater in Pine

By Deborah Deasy
Actress Trisha Simmons extols Pittsburgh as the perfect training ground for aspiring actors of any age. Simmons, whose resume includes recurring roles on the TV …

North Hills Community Outreach seeks volunteers to detail cars for community auto program

By Deborah Deasy
Whet your appetite for public service by helping to wash a car for the needy. Hampton-based North Hills Community Outreach, or NHCO, seeks volunteers — …

Molly Maguires celebrate 50 years of making music with Etna, Shaler concerts

By Bethany Hofstetter
The Molly Maguires was one of Pittsburgh’s top local bands in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Fifty years later, the band still is drawing …

Hampton grad grabs lead in music video

By Deborah Deasy
Getting national notice after getting down and dirty — literally — is 2010 Hampton High School graduate Lyndsey Crawford. Crawford, 22, had to lie down …

Shaler officials OK modifications to cell tower off Glenn Scott Drive

By Bethany Hofstetter
Shaler Township officials recently approved modifications to an existing cell tower in the township that will improve reception and speed for some cellphone users in the southern portion of the township. The Shaler commissioners approved the site-development plan to modify …

Shaler take-back event offers chance to safely dispose of prescription drugs

By Bethany Hofstetter
Shaler Township will host its biannual pharmaceutical drug-take back event this month with the goal of breaking 2,000 pounds of collected pharmaceuticals since it began hosting the event in October 2011. The township’s seventh collection, as part of the federal …

Charity named for late Hampton boy keeps raising funds to battle cancer

By Bethany Hofstetter
A little boy with a fighting spirit has inspired family and friends in World Wrestling Entertainment to continue his fight by raising money for cancer …

Temple Ohav Shalom welcomes new rabbi, directors in time for High Holidays

By Laurie Rees
This Jewish new year marks a new beginning for the congregation of Temple Ohav Shalom in McCandless. After the departure of its rabbi and music …

Children promoting nonviolence target of International Day of Peace in North Park

By Laurie Rees
People worldwide will promote peace and compassion during this year’s International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Local residents may participate in the North Hills International Day of Peace Festival in North Park. “This year, youth will be participating more …

Residents in Bennington Woods plan focus on safe driving

By Laurie Rees
Residents in the Bennington Woods housing plan who are frustrated with drivers exceeding the 25 mph speed limit have resorted to trash talk. They are …

Northern Regional Police offering take-back event to safely dispose of prescription drugs

By Deborah Deasy
Phone calls from the public helped inspire the drug take-back event set to unfold at the Northern Regional Police Department in Pine. Folks wanted to know what do, for example, with all the old pills in a late parent’s bathroom. …

Wexford I-79 interchange in need of repair

By Tory N. Parrish
The Wexford interchange of Interstate 79 and state Route 910 needs millions of dollars worth of work to improve safety and the flow of traffic in Marshall and Franklin Park, but most of the work would require a boost from …

DA’s decision on retrial of man shot by police overshadows civil lawsuit

By Adam Brandolph
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. will play a key role in whether Leon Ford gets a chance at millions of dollars from …

Jury acquits Ford of assaulting police, deadlocks on other counts

By Aaron Aupperlee
Leon Ford held up his arm and flexed his bicep in victory on Monday from his wheelchair, moments after an Allegheny County jury acquitted him …

Resident injured in fire at McCandless apartment building

By Tribune-Review
One man was injured in a three-alarm fire Monday afternoon at a 16-unit apartment building in McCandless. Firefighters were called at 3:45 p.m. to the Hickory Hills Apartments on Haddon Place. Neighbors removed the man from the first-floor apartment where …

Jurors in Ford case sent home until Monday

By Adam Brandolph
An Allegheny County judge excused a female juror on Thursday morning, the start of the third day of deliberations on charges against a man accused …

Photo Gallery: North Hills Soccerfest

By Tribune-Review
The annual North Hills Soccerfest was Sept. 6. The district’s middle school and high schools teams played games at Martorelli Stadium in West View. The …

Photo Gallery: Toddler Time at the Northland Public Library

By Tribune-Review
Participants in Toddler Time at the Northland Public Library heard nursery rhymes Sept. 10. The program, which is full for the September 2014 session, is …

State police examine trailer possibly involved in I-79 crash

By The Tribune-Review
Pennsylvania State Police troopers have examined a trailer with missing rear wheels that may have been involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 79. Troopers found a trailer missing two, tandem rear wheels and tires “consistent with those involved in …

Jury in police assault case without a verdict after 2 days

By Adam Brandolph
The Allegheny County jury deciding whether a man is guilty of assaulting three Pittsburgh police officers on Wednesday told the judge it was deadlocked on …

Marshall Township volunteers provide Caring Place for grieving kids

By Kelsey Shea
Both youths and volunteers who walk into the Highmark Caring Place in Marshall Township often enter with reluctance and hesitation. Through peer support, counseling and …

Cinemark opening set to premiere in McCandless

By Ed Phillipps
The on-again, off-again opening of the Cinemark North Hills movie theater located in McCandless Crossing appears to be on for good. First scheduled to open in the fall of 2012, the opening was pushed back until May of this year …

Harmonizers scheduled to serve up music, fun, food in Hampton church

By Deborah Deasy
The Steel City Harmonizers dish out more than Beatles songs and old standards in four-part harmony. The men’s chorus also prepares and serves dinner as …

Vincentian, now in WPIAL, sets all-alumni homecoming

By Ed Phillipps
Now that it has a WPIAL football team, Vincentian Academy is wasting no time planning homecoming festivities. For the first time, the Catholic school is having an all-alumni homecoming event, set for Sept. 26. Festivities begin with a 5 p.m. …

McCandless seminar serves gluten-free information

By Laurie Rees
Today’s gluten-free diet no longer is limited to rock-hard breads or pizza that tastes like cardboard. Information on local restaurants and food stores offering delicious …

St. Barnabas welcomes new dining dean

By Deborah Deasy
St. Barnabas Communities’ new dean of dining likened his hiring to a homecoming. As a boy, Jerome Jocuns attended the former Washington Elementary School — …

Plenty of activities on tap for Ross Township Community Day

By Bill Zlatos and Kelsey Shea
Ross Township Community Day will bombard participants with things to do this year. The festival will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at …

Pine-Richland Girl Scouts work to make immigrant children feel at home

By Rachel Farkas
While many students spent August winding down their summer vacations, four Girl Scouts from the Pine-Richland area were busy making preparations for immigrant children arriving …

Robotics club gets OK from Pine-Richland

By Rachel Farkas
A new robotics club at Pine-Richland Middle School will teach the basics of programming and building but needs community support to get off the ground. A FIRST Lego League Robotics Team chapter at Pine-Richland Middle School was approved by the …

Hampton Township’s new website more friendly to users

By Deborah Deasy
A repeating slide show of five familiar sights and places — including the local pool and a navy Hampton police cruiser — welcomes viewers to Hampton Township’s new website. The retooled site debuted Aug. 20 after eight months of planning …

Hampton Volunteer Fire Department to use grant to help cover training costs

By Deborah Deasy
People can lose more than sleep when they join a volunteer fire department. “It’s nice whenever you can get five or six hours a night,” …

Bidding process halted for public-works facility in Ross

By Ed Phillipps
A proposed new public-works facility for Ross Township is on hold after the commissioners voted down a motion to move forward with the bidding process for the project. The motion was rejected by a 6-3 vote at the Sept. 2 …

Northmont church to celebrate Scottish Heritage Day

By Laurie Rees
Skirling bagpipers and kilt-clad Celtic Spirit Highland Dancers will be on hand when Northmont United Presbyterian Church in McCandless celebrates its first Scottish Heritage Day …

North Hills board considers ads for school-district website

By Ed Phillipps
When the North Hills School District launches its new website early next year, there might be more on it than the familiar calendar of events and contact information. In an effort to boost revenue, school officials are considering the addition …

Hampton school officials say no surprises in safety report

By Bethany Hofstetter
Hampton Township School District officials reviewed the annual district safety report, based on incidents reported to the state, for the 2013-14 school year and were pleased to see it featured few incidents of misconduct. Of the 3,027 students in the …

Dugouts could come to Hampton High baseball field

By Bethany Hofstetter
The Hampton High School Talbots baseball team soon might see additional improvements to their new baseball field on the high school campus. The Baseball Booster Club, coach Gary Wilson and athletic director Bill Cardone are working with school-district officials on …