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McCandless residents voice opposition to Wal-Mart plan

By Ed Phillipps
About 120 people jammed into McCandless Town Hall on Monday night, many to voice their opposition to Wal-Mart’s plans to build a supercenter on Blazier …

Photo Gallery: Fun with food at the Northland Public Library

By Tribune-Review
One of this year’s Summer Reading Club activities at the Northland Public Library in McCandless involves fun with food. Third- through fifth-graders are participating in …

Franklin Park fifth-grader wins national baseball competition

By Ed Phillipps
Cole Young of Franklin Park was the national champion in his division in the 2014 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition, held in …

Photo Gallery: Bastille Day at the Career Training Academy in Ross

By Tribune-Review
Students and staff at the Career Training Academy in Ross Township celebrated Bastille Day on July 14. Bastille Day is a French holiday marking the …

Richland school bus driver charged with drunken driving, child endangerment

By Rachel Farkas 3:15 p.m.
A school bus driver for Monark Student Transportation has been charged with drunken driving and child endangerment for transporting Richland children to St. Ursula School in Hampton in June while drunk, police said. Martin Hehman, 68, of Richland, was stopped …

North Allegheny board member resigns over job spat

By Tory N. Parrish
A North Allegheny School District board member chose to resign this month rather than give up coaching high school girls’ softball. On Wednesday, the North Alle­gheny board voted 8-0 to accept the resignation of Ralph Pagone, 49, who was serving …

Plan would turn former Hampton motel into apartments

By Deborah Deasy
Kress Brothers Builders of Hampton plans to convert the one-time Conley’s motel — and former Econo Lodge — on Route 8 into 51 one- and …

Free photo booth, tribute band new to Marshall community day

By Kelsey Shea
This year, Marshall Township Community Day will feature new activities, as well as festival classics, before concluding with the annual fireworks show. The event on …

Pine wants residents to help design the township’s future

By Deborah Deasy
Here’s your chance to help plot the future of Pine Township. Pine officials seek public input to update the township’s 2003 comprehensive plan — as mandated every 10 years by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. The officials want to hear …

Trampoline, fireworks, animals to add to Pine Community Day

By Deborah Deasy
Animal lovers to thrill seekers should enjoy the 25th annual Pine Community Day. A spotted leopard, Eurobungy trampoline and Pyrotecnico fireworks are among expected amusements …

St. Athanasius festival has something for everyone

By Melanie Donahoo
The annual St. Athanasius Parish Festival in West View is a small-town festival that has something for everyone, festival chairwoman Patrice Mikec says. This year, …

North Allegheny athletes prepare for Relay for Life

By Ed Phillipps
It might be the off-season for high school athletes, but the North Allegheny cross country team is gearing up for one of its most important events. Carrying on a tradition that began four years ago, the runners have entered a …

Etna residents hear new offer on parking lot

By Megan Henney
The Etna businessman who upset some residents when he made an application to lease the PennDOT-owned lot on Sprang Way has made a new proposal, the borough manager said at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Len Lachina, president of Lachina Drapery …

School districts say state pension crisis boosting local tax rates

By Chris Foreman  and Kelsey Shea
“Pac-Man” is poised to gobble a larger chunk of school district budgets starting this month. The state’s pension crisis, which Gov. Tom Corbett once likened to the insatiable video-game character, is among reasons that many Allegheny County school boards are …

Hampton man, accused of being Army deserter, released from jail

By Adam Brandolph
A Hampton man accused of deserting the Army was released from Allegheny County Jail on Tuesday, but he must answer to the military charge. Gary Vinicie Naranjo, 49, was arrested on Sunday in his home and taken away without his …

Photo Gallery: VBS at Hiland Presbyterian Church in Ross

By Tribune-Review
“Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind” was the theme for this year’s vacation Bible school at Hiland Presbyterian Church in Ross Township. The vacation …

Photo Gallery: Ross Township Independence Day Parade

By Tribune-Review
The Ross Township Independence Day Parade was July 6 on Perry Highway in the Perrysville neighborhood. The township frequently has its Independence Day festivities on …

Photo Gallery: Catapult making at the Northland Public Library

By Tribune-Review
The Teen Summer Reading Club at the Northland Public Library in McCandless offers a variety of programs for sixth- through 12th-graders. On July 7, participants …

Photo Gallery: St. Sebastian Parish Festival in Ross

By Tribune-Review
The St. Sebastian Parish Festival was July 7 to 12. Among the many attractions were rides, games, a flea market, themed dinners and a produce …

Funding shortfalls leave ambulance agencies ailing

By Tory N. Parrish
In 1987, there were 136 ambulance services in Allegheny County. Today, there are 45, said Tim Butler, deputy administrator for the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority. …

Etna residents petition to save longtime parking spaces

By Megan Henney
A little parking lot has sparked some big frustrations in Etna. More than 200 residents signed a petition that opposes a businessman’s  application to lease …

Michigan company sues over North Allegheny state football T-shirts, memorabilia

By Brian Bowling
North Allegheny School District and a Lawrence County silk screening company violated a Michigan company’s exclusive right to produce and sell T-shirts and other memorabilia during the 2012 state football championships, the company claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. …

T. Rex inspires Franklin Park survivor to help others Make-A-Wish

By Kelsey Shea
A donation of $65,000 can buy a lot of dinosaurs. Or it can buy a lot of trips to Walt Disney World, celebrity visits or …

State youth baseball tournament to be held in Franklin Park

By Kelsey Shea
Some of the best youth baseball teams in the state will compete in a tournament starting this weekend in Franklin Park that could lead them to the Cal Ripken World Series. The Ingomar/Franklin Park Athletic Association, or IFPAA, will host …

Pine-Richland grad honored as ‘Rising Star’ in business

By Rachel Farkas
Carly Goebel is an ambitious woman, and it’s paying off, as she was recognized for it by a national trade publication. Goebel, 24, was honored …

Annual Trail Fest hits Hartwood Acres, Boyce and North parks this month

By Deborah Deasy
Bring sturdy footwear and lightly colored clothes for the ninth annual Trail Fest. The three-day event — a smorgasbord of guided hikes, runs and mountain …

Pine-Richland PTOs help fill school funding gaps

By Rachel Farkas
As funding shrinks and need grows, parent-teacher organizations have become the lifeblood of many school districts. That rings especially true for Pine-Richland’s elementary schools, where PTOs have donated thousands of dollars in classroom and playground equipment over the last year …

Plans for children’s garden at Northland begin to germinate

By Kelsey Shea
Plans for a children’s garden are beginning to move forward at Northland Public Library. The Northland Public Library Authority Board reviewed plans at their June 25 meeting for an interactive outdoor learning space library staff members hope will be built …

Competition keeps North Hills Amateur Radio Club talking

By Bethany Hofstetter
With a handheld antenna and small radio transmitter, members of the North Hills Amateur Radio Club attempted to contact astronauts more than 200 miles above …

Free meditation class offered in Millvale on Tuesdays

By Bethany Hofstetter
On the lawn at the Millvale Riverfront Park, a group of adults took a break from the hustle and bustle of their lives to meditate …

Hampton advisor earns national honor

By Bethany Hofstetter
Vince Kuzniewski and the Hampton High School Technology Student Association chapter are receiving national recognition for their contributions and efforts in the organization. Kuzniewski received the National School Advisor of the Year award for his contributions to the Technology Student …

Northern Tier program to teach patrons to mix it up

By Deborah Deasy
You don’t need fancy glasses or untold bottles of liquor to make good-looking, palate-pleasing cocktails. “It’s so easy to make a very nice craft cocktail …

Emergency work honored for Ross chain saw accident response

By Kelsey Shea
Emergency responders who were on the scene of a frightening chain saw accident in Ross Township have been recognized for their quick and efficient work. …

Bernot returns to Vincentian, this time as new principal

By Ed Phillipps
As a child, one of Ed Bernot’s favorite summer traditions was to attend the annual festival held at the school now known as Vincentian Academy. …

Ross commissioners OK 149-unit luxury apartment complex near Ross Park Mall

By Kelsey Shea
A 149-unit luxury apartment building is going up near Ross Park Mall off McKnight Road. The seven-story building, dubbed The Cosmopolitan at Ross Park, will …

New-look McCandless board officers set

By Tory N. Parrish
The only McCandless Industrial Development Authority board member remaining after four other members resigned in April, some say in protest, was named chairman Tuesday. During a reorganization meeting, the five members of the board, including four new members, voted unanimously …

North Hills towns feud over authority control, money

By Tory N. Parrish
Two former members of a development authority board intended to direct money to North Hills towns say they and others resigned because of McCandless’ attempted takeover of the board and its money — a board that will be reorganized on …

Ross burial site of Revolutionary War veteran to be left alone by developer

By Kelsey Shea
The resting place of a Revolutionary War soldier will be preserved as 300 homes are built around his grave at the former Highland Country Club …

Photo Gallery: Franklin Park festival

By Tribune-Review
Franklin Park’s annual Festival in the Park was June 28 at Blueberry Hill Park. The event featured entertainment, festival foods, inflatables and other activities. …