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Cannon named director of Pittsburgh Boy Choir

By Laurie Rees
Even before Craig Cannon begins his first rehearsal Sept. 8 as the newly appointed artistic director of the McCandless-based Pittsburgh Boy Choir, people are singing ...

Photo Gallery: North Hills Community Pep Rally

By Tribune-Review
The North Hills School District’s annual Community Pep Rally was Aug. 24 at Martorelli Stadium in West View. The event was an opportunity to introduce the ...

25 people displaced by apartment building fire in Ross

By Tony Raap
About 25 people were displaced by a fire late Wednesday in an apartment building in Ross. The fire broke out just before midnight at Perry Arms ...

Tavern Night planned at Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton

By Deborah Deasy
A massive hand-cut pine beam tops the new early-American-style fireplace set for public unveiling at the Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton. “I’ve built hundreds of ...

Ross apartment building fire sends three to hospital

By Michael Hasch
The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is leading an investigation into a multi-alarm fire that erupted Wednesday afternoon in a seven-story apartment building in Ross, sending three people to the hospital. An individual forced open the door of a burning, second-floor apartment ...

Fall Classic in North Park to help children in Philippines orphanage

By Rachel Farkas
The FAAP Fall Classic 5K and 10K race is back for an eighth year to raise money for children in need. The cross country race through ...

Program in Pine to offer advice on living with celiac disease

By Deborah Deasy
Genes predispose some people to celiac disease, a condition once considered rare but now getting more attention. The condition — which afflicts 1 in 100 ...

Developer adds Ross board to lawsuit

By Katelyn Ferral
A housing developer has added the Ross board of commissioners to the list of people it’s suing over a proposed housing plan on Colwyn Drive. Cardiff Heights LP, developer of a controversial housing complex of the same name in Ross, is ...

Hampton turning lane work halts access to Route 8 from Duncan Avenue

By Deborah Deasy
Access to Route 8 from Duncan Avenue recently ended for at least six weeks while crews build new turning lanes on both busy roads in ...

North Hills High School planetarium converted to digital theater

By Katelyn Ferral
North Hills High School is set to open a digital immersion theater, one of few in the state to offer students and the community an opportunity to experience video across a full dome. The theater is scheduled to open Friday ...

McCandless garden receives ‘certified wildlife habitat’ designation

By Laurie Rees
Kim Zachary planted a garden in her yard, and up sprouted a certified wildlife habitat. The quarter-acre garden — which wraps around three sides of Zachary’s ...

Expired, unwanted medications to be collected at Shaler North Hills Library

By Rachel Farkas
Back for a fifth year is Shaler’s annual pharmaceutical-collection event at the Shaler North Hills Library. The take-back event, sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, is hosted by the Shaler Township Police Department and will run from 10 a.m. to ...

Ride for Ryan to raise funds for beating victim in minimally conscious state

By Laurie Rees
Six years ago, Ryan Diviney was a 20-year-old honors student at West Virginia University who hoped to become a judge or Congressman someday. But on Nov. ...

Shaler promotes 1 police officer, hires another

By Rachel Farkas
The move to a leadership position was natural for Shaler police officer Josh Watkins. Watkins, 36, was promoted to sergeant at an August meeting of the ...

Hartwood Acres gift shop expands

By Deborah Deasy
The late “lord” of Hartwood Acres, John Lawrence, once slept under the hunting figures — horses, hounds, foxes and deer — that romp across the ...

Pine OKs old Wexford Fire Hall business plan

By Deborah Deasy
Picture a new art gallery or jewelry shop where people once parked to grab lunch at the former Wexford Post Office Deli in Pine. Christopher ...

Hampton School District changing formula for class rankings

By Rachel Farkas
Beginning with the Class of 2017, high-achieving graduates from Hampton High School no longer will be valedictorians. Instead, graduates will be ranked using an additive-value quality-point-average formula and a three-tiered system based on the Latin honors summa cum laude, magna cum ...

Some North Allegheny upgrades completed; others to continue into next summer

By Katelyn Ferral
The North Allegheny School District wrapped up upgrades at several schools in time for the Aug. 25 start of classes this school year. The district has been working on 18 projects with 28 contractors. Work at several schools was completed this ...

North Allegheny board approves background-check policy

By Katelyn Ferral
The North Allegheny School Board voted unanimously Aug. 19 to approve a background-check policy for volunteers in the district. Volunteers who do things such as providing services to students, chaperoning field trips, serving as homeroom parents, or helping with school activities ...

Northland-hosted ‘Pillowcase Project’ preps participants for emergencies

By Leighann Marquiss
Third- through fifth-graders can learn how to be prepared for emergencies by attending a program at the Northland Public Library in McCandless. The Southwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross will present “The Pillowcase Project” from 2 to 3 p.m. ...

Ross officials may insist on sidewalks for new buildings

By Katelyn Ferral
Ross Commissioner Jeremy Shaffer is proposing that developers be required to include sidewalks with some new construction and updated building projects in the township. “You have a very unsafe situation right now,” he said in an interview Aug. 20 after ...

Hampton High School graduate struck by lightning has new outlook on life

By The Associated Press
DAYTON, Ohio — A Hampton High School graduate who was struck by lightning last spring has returned to the University of Dayton with a new ...

The deer eat out of her hand: Ross woman dotes on her backyard wildlife

By Chris Togneri
Within a week of Mary Jo Mozurak moving in, the deer showed up. She named one of them Bubbles for the tumor on her side. Sabrina, ...

Pickup crashes into Big Lots store in Ross

By Chris Fleisher
A pickup truck crashed into the front entrance of the Big Lots store in Ross Saturday morning, Ross fire officials said. The store on McKnight Road sustained minor damage to the roof overhang when the truck knocked over one of ...

Shaler police targeting aggressive driving

By Katishi Maake
To increase safety and reduce crashes, the Shaler Township Police Department will monitor three roadways closely for 10 consecutive days. Starting Friday, Shaler police joined the Pennsylvania State Police and more than 330 municipal agencies to conduct targeted aggressive-driving enforcement ...

Garden party proceeds to help restore historic Hartwood piano

By Deborah Deasy
More than a century ago, the late Sen. William Flinn of Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood commissioned a big present for his daughter Mary’s 15th birthday. He ...

Shaler Area School Board votes to rebuild Rogers Primary School

By Rachel Farkas
Shaler Area School District’s Rogers Primary School officially will be getting a new building, planned to be more than twice as large as the current one. The Shaler Area School Board voted 7-2 to authorize HHSDR Architects/Engineers to complete a …

Pine windmill could soon be feeling Caribbean breeze

By Deborah Deasy
Pine’s long dormant windmill soon might depart its perch overlooking the Red Belt for a new roost next to the greenish blue Caribbean Ocean. ...

Shi reaches diving semifinals at national championships

By Karen Kadilak
Pitt Aquatic Club Divers coach Doe Krug did not know how to react when Christina Shi of Bradford Woods asked to join the club a ...

Pine-Richland senior keeps beat for alternative rock band

By Rachel Farkas
As Paige Suvick enters the last chapter of her high school career, she’s starting a new chapter as a recording artist. The Pine-Richland High School ...

Photo Gallery: North Allegheny March Band at band camp

By Tribune-Review
North Allegheny Marching Band members concluded their band camp Aug. 13. The band will pay tribute to the Big Apple with its halftime show this year. The ...

JDRF Children’s Congress delegate Talerico lobbies for funding

By Leighann Marquiss
Thirteen-year-old Kathryn Talerico doesn’t look like the typical lobbyist. But last month, she traveled to Washington, D.C., to urge legislators to continue federal funding for type ...

Facility upgrades, new courses await North Hills students

By Leighann Marquiss
While students have been hard at work updating wardrobes, buying supplies and confirming schedules in preparation for the start of classes on Aug. 24, the ...

Parishioners gather to thank, say goodbye to former St. Mary of the Assumption pastor

By Deborah Deasy
More than 200 parishioners each paid $60 to honor, thank and bid farewell — at the Fox Chapel Golf Club — to the Rev. John ...

New principal ready to take charge at Hampton’s Wyland Elementary

By Rachel Farkas
When students return to school on Aug. 27 at Hampton Township’s Wyland Elementary School, they will see an eager new leader at the helm of ...

New principals take helms at North Allegheny high school, Marshall Middle

By Laurie Rees
North Allegheny Senior High School and Marshall Middle School are starting the new school year with new principals. John Kreider, who had been principal at North ...

Millvale sister celebrates 100th birthday with family, friends

By Rachel Farkas
After turning 100, Sister Mary Louise Gerber’s advice to others is to follow her path. “Don’t worry. Eat well, and sleep well. Practice your faith,” she ...

County recognizes Etna for efforts to promote healthy living

By Rachel Farkas
Etna is being celebrated for its efforts to promote wellness with residents. The borough became one of 12 communities in Allegheny County to be designated as ...