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Dairy Queen co-manager in fair condition from crash, hospital officials report

By Patrick Varine
The co-manager of a Dairy Queen in Penn Hills was recovering in the hospital on Friday, a day after a truck injured her and five …

Photo gallery: 2014 Penn Hills Arts Festival

By Tribune-Review
The Penn Hills Arts Council held its annual festival July 18 and 19, 2014, at the Penn Hills Library, featuring local artists, live music, food …

Allegheny River Blvd. work set to begin in Penn Hills

By Tribune-Review
A resurfacing project along Allegheny River Boulevard is set to begin on Thursday, PennDOT officials announced this week. The state’s new transportation plan, Act 89, will enable PennDOT to invest an additional $128 million for 15 projects, including $3.78 million …

Stunning structures can be seen throughout Penn Hills

By Patrick Varine
(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on architecturally interesting or eye-catching properties in the Penn Hills area.) Interiors of several standout …

Lincoln Park VFD seeks applicants for live-in program

By Patrick Varine
Fighting fires is a passion for the Snyder family of Penn Hills. Lincoln Park No. 221 Chief Shawn Snyder is a second-generation Penn Hills firefighter, following in the footsteps of his uncle and father, who is currently a life member …

Penn Hills man drowned, Armstrong coroner says

By Tribune-Review
The Armstrong County Coroner said Thursday that drowning was the cause of death for a Penn Hills man whose body was found in the Allegheny River Wednesday. Thomas Duane Uzmack, 40, fell from a personal watercraft Sunday afternoon in the …

‘Laps of Love’ product of friendly rivalry between local swim clubs

By Patrick Varine
Highlands Aqua Club and Rosedale Beach Club have an ongoing friendly rivalry. Swim teams for the two private pool clubs compete with one another every …

Penn Hills players capture bronze at ball-hockey championships

By Patrick Varine
Penn Hills players made up a full 20 percent of the U-20 men’s national team in the 2014 World Junior Ball Hockey Championships. Forward Matt …

PennDOT continues assessing problems on Hunter Road in Penn Hills

By Patrick Varine
Bob Young is ready for Hunter Road to be repaired, open and drivable. “I lock up a building in Oakmont every night, and it used …

Crews search Allegheny River for man who fell from jet ski

By Braden Ashe
Emergency personnel scoured the Allegheny River on Sunday for a Penn Hills man they fear drowned after overturning a personal watercraft in South Buffalo Township. …

Penn Hills bids out next round of demolitions, chooses new tax collector

By Patrick Varine
Penn Hills Council at its Monday night meeting awarded two contracts for its next round of townwide demolitions. ROAC Inc. of Penn Hills was awarded a $28,000 contract for the demolition of: • 1919, 1923 and 1952 Adam St. • …

Penn Hills ‘birds and bees’ program focuses strictly on nature

By Patrick Varine
A pair of binoculars, a bird identification guide and a healthy respect for stinging insects will go a long way this weekend at the Penn …

Penn Hills will vote on new tax collector Monday night

By Tribune-Review
Penn Hills Council will vote on the following resolutions at its July 14 meeting, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers, located at 12245 Frankstown Road: • Entering into a three-year agreement with Keystone Tax Service …

Penn Hills School Board debates future of tennis programs

By Patrick Varine
On June 30, Penn Hills school board members voted, 4-2, to remove the $3,438 salary of tennis coach Jack Kowalski from the 2014-15 athletic supplementals …

Penn Hills sends 4 baseball players to USSSA All-American games

By Patrick Varine
Four Penn Hills natives will head south later this month to compete in U.S. Specialty Sports Association, or USSSA, All-American baseball games after being chosen …

Penn Hills school board votes to borrow $3M through tax anticipation note

By Patrick Varine
With no state money or real-estate tax-collection revenue on hand, Penn Hills school board officials voted 5-0 on Wednesday night on a tax anticipation note, which will allow the district to borrow $3 million cash on a short-term, extremely low-interest …

Police arrest 3rd suspect in Penn Hills shooting death

By Megan Henney
Police arrested a Penn Hills teenager Tuesday in his home and charged him in connection with a shooting that left a 21-year-old man dead in Penn Hills on June 18, according to a news release from Allegheny County Police. DaQuan …

Penn Hills’ Wiegand looks to parlay momentum from election primary into progress

By Patrick Varine
Kris Wiegand, 38, said his goal always has been to improve his community, whether it was from a General Assembly seat or not. “People said, …

Young Penn Hills-based church initiates ‘30 Days of Hope’ project

By Patrick Varine
Harry Hoff knows the power that hope can bring to a troubled life. The 36-year-old Penn Hills native is a former heroin addict who not long ago was serving a prison sentence after a 2007 arrest. Hoff had undergone seminary …

Penn Hills painter draws inspiration from Italian vacation photos

By Patrick Varine
Patricia Nigro’s recent trip to Italy has served as inspiration for an entire collection of the Penn Hills resident’s watercolor paintings. “Temples in Sicily, landscapes …

Penn Hills alum found dead in Oakdale dorm room

By Patrick Varine
A friend and former classmate of Stephan Godbolt described him as an angel. “There’s nothing anyone could say bad about him,” said Amber Voigt, 18, …

Penn Hills school board approves $77M budget for 2014-15

By Patrick Varine
The Penn Hills school board voted Monday night to adopt a finalized version of the 2014-15 budget, which sets next year’s expenditures at $77.94 million. The tax rate will be increased about 0.68 mills to 24.154 mills, or $2,415 on …