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Parents sue Penn Hills School District, allege assault by teacher

By Brian Bowling
Penn Hills School District failed to terminate a teacher who physically assaulted a student, the parents of the student claim in a lawsuit moved to federal court on Thursday. The parents and the child are only identified in the lawsuit …

Photo gallery: ‘Deja Vu V’ fashion show

By Tribune-Review
New Vision Community Church held its fifth annual “Deja Vu” fashion show on Aug. 2, 2014, at the church. …

Federal appeals panel orders new trial for Penn Hills man

By Brian Bowling
A Penn Hills man will get a new trial on a firearm charge because prosecutors introduced evidence of previous crimes that was not relevant to the case, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A federal jury in 2012 convicted Ebon …

Lime Hollow roadwork will begin Tuesday in Penn Hills

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT officials announced Thursday that paving work on Lime Hollow Road (SR 2064) will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2, weather permitting. The road will be closed to traffic weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 5 between …

Penn Hills will auction off cars, tires, tub grinder

By Tribune-Review
Penn Hills municipal officials will auction off a variety of used equipment with bids opening Sept. 2 and closing Sept. 23. Items include: • 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, 2005 Chevy C3500 with ambulance body, Chevy Impalas from 2002, 20005, 2006, …

Photo gallery: BOB group helps Penn Hills High School students start garden

By Tribune-Review
Members of community group Bringing Out the Best (BOB) were joined by Indian football players and high-school students on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, as they …

Penn Hills schools’ transit director resigns

By Patrick Varine
The Penn Hills School District’s transportation director resigned slightly more than a year since he took the job, and just a day into the school year. The school board unanimously accepted Allen Ayers’ letter of resignation, effective Sept. 5, at …

Penn Forest will host Outdoor Classroom

By Patrick Varine
The Penn Forest Natural Burial Park is continuing to use its grounds as a springboard for education. The “green” cemetery, located on Colorado Street, will …

Penn Hills School board re-hires tennis coach

By Patrick Varine
Tennis — for girls, at least — is underway as a Penn Hills team sport in the 2014-15 school year. Athletic Director John Peterman said …

Imagine keeps an eye on charter court case

By Patrick Varine
Despite their expansion plans being stymied multiple times, Imagine Penn Hills officials are excited to begin the 2014-15 academic year in which the charter school …

Detroit man dies following Frankstown Road shooting

By Patrick Varine
A 38-year-old Detroit man shot Aug. 17 at a home on Frankstown Road has died as a result of his injuries. Penn Hills police were dispatched just before 4:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting at 8527 Frankstown Road …

PHSD kicks off year with new elementary

By Patrick Varine
In the hectic days leading up to the first day of school at the new Penn Hills Elementary School, new Principal Kristin Brown found herself …

Police charge Oakmont man in fatal Penn Hills shooting

By Margaret Harding
Police accused an Oakmont man Friday of fatally shooting a Penn Hills man after a struggle in an apartment, court records show. Allegheny County Police obtained an arrest warrant against Darshele Johnson, 39, on charges of homicide and carrying a …

Photo gallery: Linton back-to-school event

By Tribune-Review
Linton Middle School officials held a back-to-school event for students on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, with food, entertainment and kids’ games. …

Penn Hills ‘bad rap’ not backed by crime reports

By Patrick Varine
Penn Hills too often gets “a bad rap.” Pittsburgh’s largest suburb lost nearly 4,500 residents between 2000 and 2010, and for years, some residents at municipal, school board and police meetings have decried “Penn Hills’ bad reputation.” Shawn O’Mahony, who …

‘BoB’ group aims to bring Penn Hills neighborhoods together

By Patrick Varine
A growing group of residents in the Churchill Valley area are working not just to make their neighborhood safer but to increase positivity and a …

Mt. Hope Community Church’s Summer J.A.M. set for Penn Hills

By Patrick Varine
Mt. Hope Community Church’s “Summer J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)” will take place on Aug. 23, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the church at 12106 Frankstown Road. It is an end-of-summer/back-to-school event for children ages 4 through 12, accompanied by a …

PennDOT: Hunter Road may remain closed until winter

By Patrick Varine
PennDOT officials say they hope to have Hunter Road fixed and open before winter sets in. The state road — which connects Hamil Road to …

Photo gallery: Big Red band camp, fundraiser

By Tribune-Review
Penn Hills marching band members are hard at work preparing this year’s halftime performance at rehearsals held on the practice field at Linton Middle School. …

Officers involved in shootings relay physical, emotional toll of incidents

By Margaret Harding
The stress of shooting someone in the line of duty was enough to put Penn Hills police Officer Duane Yenchik in the hospital. Yenchik, 61, …

Penn Hills’ stunning structures: ‘Castle,’ Atlas Cement Co.

By Patrick Varine
(Editor’s note: This is the second entry in a two-part series about architecturally interesting or eye-catching properties in Penn Hills area.) Our tour of interesting …

More money coming in, going out for Penn Hills schools

By Patrick Varine
Penn Hills School District coffers have more money coming in through the district’s new tax collector, but also more money going out in charter school payments. Business director Rick Liberto said earlier this month that current invoices for charters had …

East Suburban Art League marks 35th anniversary of annual member show

By Patrick Varine
East Suburban Art League Vice President Linda Galati appreciates all types of art. But when it comes to buying art for her home, or painting …

Photo gallery: Penn Hills opens brand-new elementary building

By Tribune-Review
The Penn Hills Elementary School opened its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, with a ribbon-cutting and tours. …

Penn Hills Eagles Track Club gets results

By Tribune-Review
The following are results for regional and national competitions in which the Penn Hills Eagles Track Club took part: the USATF Three Rivers Association Championships, …

Point Breeze driver avoids charges in Dairy Queen crash that injured 6

By Patrick Varine
Penn Hills police said on Thursday they would not charge the driver who crashed into the Dairy Queen on Verona Road, injuring six people. Gerald Lee II, 45, of Point Breeze, was driving a 1999 GMC Sierra pickup truck that …

PennDOT taking input on Wilkins bridge replacement

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration are taking public comment on plans to replace the Wilkins Township bridge which carries Route 22 over Thompson Run. Public plans will be on display at the Irene J. Pohl Municipal Building, 110 Peffer …

Third Street shooting suspect awaits arraignment

By Patrick Varine
Criminal homicide, robbery, conspiracy and weapons charges were held for court July 11 for the third suspect arrested in a June 18 shooting that left a Florida man dead. DaQuan M. Hurt, 19, of Penn Hills was arrested and charged …

Penn Hills swim clubs excel at ESA championship meet

By Tribune-Review
Local swim clubs excelled in the recent Eastern Swim Associations Division II Championships, held July 26 in Forest Hills. With combined team scores, Rosedale took …

Penn Hills schools expect little impact from PlanCon funding bump

By Patrick Varine
The expiration of a moratorium that blocked state funding for new school construction is good news for local leaders with plans for new buildings. State …

Autopsy: Man who drowned in Allegheny River was drunk

By Tribune-Review
A Penn Hills man who drowned in the Allegheny River last month when he fell from a personal watercraft was drunk at the time, according to the results of an autopsy that were released on Sunday. Armstrong County Coroner Brian …

Photo gallery: Special Olympics at Linton

By Tribune-Review
Participants in Linton Middle School’s extended school year summer camp got to stretch their legs on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the third annual Special …

Photo gallery: North Wheeler, Blackadore streets hold annual block party

By Tribune-Review
For the past seven years, residents along North Wheeler and Blackadore streets in Penn Hills have gotten together for a neighborhood block party and barbecue. …

Linton principal’s firing upheld by education secretary

By Patrick Varine
A former Linton Middle School principal on July 18 lost his appeal to the state Department of Education to get his job back. State education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq upheld the Penn Hills School Board’s decision in November to fire Davaun …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …