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‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ gives Hampton native opportunity to shine

By Deborah Deasy
Living his dream after moving to California is Point Park University graduate Tyler Scherer, 24, formerly of Hampton. Scherer will sing and dance March 31 through ...

Pine-Richland eighth-grader earns Eagle Scout award

By Rachel Farkas
At age 13, Ryan Farbacher has accomplished something only a few Boy Scouts do in their entire scouting career. The Pine-Richland Middle School eighth-grader earned his ...

Business as usual despite Perry Highway work

By Bill Zlatos
The state has begun work on the second phase of improvements to Perry Highway, but local government officials and businesses say they’ve noticed little disruption to traffic so far. “Changing the timing of the lights and improving the roadways will improve ...

Recycling efforts growing at Hampton’s Poff Elementary

By Rachel Farkas
Hampton’s Poff Elementary received the 2015 Recyclebank Green Schools grant to support and expand its recycling program and educate students on how to be “green.” “I ...

Honorary society for math coming to Shaler Area

By Rachel Farkas
Shaler Area High School will be getting a new honorary society for math students next school year to fill a gap in extracurricular activities. “We haven’t had a new club proposed in seven years and this one is very much needed ...

Pine-Richland grad running for magisterial district judge

By Deborah Deasy
Steve Valenza, 23, of Richland, considers his age among his best qualifications to become the next magisterial district judge for Hampton, Richland and West Deer. ...

Briefs: Nutrition topic of discussion at Passavant foundation program

By Tribune-Review 7:49 p.m.
A registered dietitian will speak about nutrition in a Passavant Hospital Foundation program from 1 to 2 p.m. April 1 at Club Julian, 101 Corbett Court, Ross. Amanda Frederick, who is with the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, will discuss “Back ...

Millvale library turning toward solar power thanks to Sun Club donation

By Rachel Farkas
Millvale Community  Library will be able to expand its programs after getting a donation from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The Green Mountain Energy Sun ...

Pine-Richland hires technology director

By Rachel Farkas
Shawn Stoebener will bring a wealth of knowledge and familiarity to Pine-Richland as the new director of technology. Stoebener, 31, was hired as Pine-Richland’s director of ...

Pine recognized for conservation efforts

By Deborah Deasy
Pine apparently is a model of sustainability for communities across Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Municipal League recently added Pine to its list of municipalities worthy of gold-level certification for trying to save money and conserve resources. “It shows people that we’re ...

Detours continue for traffic, pedestrians along Ingomar Road

By Bill Zlatos
Orange signs close off East Ingomar Road into North Park, but some bicyclists and joggers use the road anyway, and those who take Lake Shore ...

Photo gallery: St. Sebastian Parish fish fry

By Tribune-Review
St. Sebastian Parish has a fish fry every Friday during Lent, except Good Friday, with pickup of takeout food starting at 4 p.m. Dine-in ...

Photo gallery: Doll tea party at the Northland Public Library

By Tribune-Review
Children and their dolls had plenty of activities during a doll tea party March 7 at the Northland Public Library in McCandless. Games and crafts ...

Hampton pupils find, honor beloved teacher

By Deborah Deasy
Former students came from five states to celebrate retired teacher Floyd Wagner’s 90th birthday at Wildwood Golf Club on Friday in Hampton. Sixty years ago, ...

Ross resident showcases dancing skills with other professionals

By Laurie Rees
Dmitry Demidov has been training and competing around the world in ballroom dance since he was a 6-year-old boy growing up in Krasnodar, Russia, near ...

Abstinence before marriage is the message of show coming to Baden, Pine

By Deborah Deasy
“No Strings Attached,” a two-hour stage show, challenges teens to reject what their peers might say about sex. “We boldly proclaim that sex outside of ...

Award-winning North Hills band director takes teaching music to new octave

By Diane Wuycheck
“Gold standard,” “Role model,” “An uncanny presence” — that’s how others describe North Hills High School band director and music teacher Len Lavelle. But when he ...

‘Newness’ of McCandless Crossing lures businesses there

By Tory N. Parrish
McCandless Crossing is turning into a retail magnet, pulling in not only shoppers, but businesses that are relocating from other areas, retailers said. “It’s going to be a tremendous amount of activity during the next three or four months,” said Robert ...

New Shaler restaurant focuses on homemade foods, supports other businesses

By Rachel Farkas
Crystal Lehmeier wants Shaler to have fresh foods just like they’re made at home. The 1997 Shaler Area High School graduate opened Wilk’s Eats and Treats ...

Millvale writing workshop provides safe space for young women

By Rachel Farkas
A writing workshop at the Millvale Community Library is allowing young women to stretch their creative muscles. The Inside/Outside workshop, run by Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow Tess Wilson, is aimed at providing a safe space for young women to express themselves. “It’s important ...

Richland man vying for district judge position

By Deborah Deasy
After more than a quarter century as an Allegheny County prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Tom Swan wants to sit on the other side of the ...

Amnesty program to aid businesses owing taxes

By Bill Zlatos
Ross, West View and North Hills School District officials are pressing business owners to pay local business-privilege and mercantile taxes. But leaders would be willing to forgo penalties for overdue payments, for a time. A business must gross at least $1,000 annually ...

Pine-Richland educators in running for honors

By Rachel Farkas
Three Pine-Richland School District educators were named semifinalists in the 2016 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year competition. Matt Roberts, a high school social-studies teacher; Alison Monk, ...

Teens make All-State Chorus Ensemble

By Tribune-Review
Two Shaler Area High School students were accepted into the All-State Chorus Ensemble. Junior Tori Lorenz and sophomore Paige Milavec are two of 36 vocalists ...

Hampton council contemplates ordinance to limit use of off-road vehicles

By Deborah Deasy
About 100 people, including children, retirees and a Capitol Hill lobbyist, turned out for a recent public hearing on Hampton officials’ plans to regulate the local use of motorized, off-road vehicles. A proposed Hampton ordinance sets a 3-acre minimum on ...

North Hills school libraries to get remodeled during summer

By Bill Zlatos
The North Hills School Board has hired The Design Alliance Architects to plan the remodeling of the high school and middle school libraries, scheduled for this summer. “Student needs and teachers’ needs have evolved over time in regard to information literacy ...

Hampton students to compete for Odyssey of the Mind state title

By Deborah Deasy
Students from Central Elementary School in Hampton hope to soon win a Pennsylvania title in creative problem solving. A team of three boys and two ...

Hampton Township renews contract with transportation firm

By Rachel Farkas
The Hampton Township School Board renewed its transportation contract with W.L. Roenigk Inc. for another five years at its March voting meeting. The board approved the contract unanimously March 9. The new contract, which will cost the district $1.1 million for ...

Franklin Park officials consider comprehensive parks and rec plan

By Bill Zlatos
Franklin Park officials could improve Blueberry Hill and Old Orchard parks over the next three years and then turn their attention to Linbrook and Acorn parks in the years after that. A comprehensive recreation, park and open space plan is under ...

Highcliff Elementary principal to retire after school year

By Bill Zlatos
Elaine Obidowski, principal of Highcliff Elementary in Ross, is retiring from the North Hills School District, effective July 1. “I am incredibly grateful for the time ...

Ross residents tell of concerns about coyote, deer, hunters

By Bill Zlatos
Overabundant deer and roaming coyotes are troublesome enough, but some Ross residents worry about hunters who might try to shoot them. “We’re really afraid of goofy people taking potshots at these coyotes and hitting somebody,” said Harriett Koedel, 60, of Ross. ...

Dry towns of Wilkinsburg, Bellevue try to overturn alcohol ban

By Tory N. Parrish
Grille 565, a restaurant that opened in August on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue, gives away beer on Fridays because selling it would be against the ...

Job fair scheduled for March 27 in Ross

By Mcknight Journal
A job fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 at the Ross Township Municipal Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive. Attendees should bring several copies of their resume and be prepared to meet prospective employers. At …

Ross diner owner Valliant able to smile despite losses

By Chris Togneri
It is 9 a.m. when the van pulls into the parking lot. Peter Valliant emerges and is wheeled into the diner he founded 46 years ago. ...

Photo Gallery: Passion play rehearsal at West View church

By Tribune-Review
“The Day He Wore My Crown,” a Passion play, will be performed at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 22 and 29 at North Hills ...

Mind-body synergy emphasis of 2-day event at La Roche College

By Jason Cato
For three years, Clyde Chafer dreamed about pyramids — not visiting them, but building one. “I’m supposed to build this thing that I don’t know anything ...

Millvale residents wait for water as authority replaces frozen main lines

By Matthew Santoni
Outside Joe Siatkosky’s house on Bismark Street, the pipe that Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority crews pulled from the ground was frozen solid. When temperatures ...

Project aims to draw timeless stories from Pine-Richland students

By Rachel Farkas
Ninth-grade students at Pine-Richland High School are writing and illustrating children’s books that will be published later this spring. Leticia Harshman’s 20 honors English 9 students ...

Franklin Park mom helps other parents through tough times

By Chris Togneri
When doctors diagnosed Leighann Marquiss’ unborn son with a congenital heart defect, she knew where to turn for comfort: Her family and her faith. Finding information ...