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3 names added to Tuskegee Airmen Memorial in Sewickley

By Jason Cato
James R. “Wink” Simmons spent part of World War II in the Balkans, North Africa and behind Russian lines. His exploits had him climb Mt. ...

Foragers, foods supporters share secrets for Fern Hollow fundraiser

By Mya Koch
Growing up in Missouri, Rhonda Schuldt recalls, eating locally grown foods was just “part of our DNA.” “We’d shop from farmers all along the side of ...

Bridge work could tie up Sewickley traffic

By Tribune-Review
Commuters who use the Sewickley Bridge will need to prepare for a longer drive time beginning Monday. One lane of the bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for about two weeks while PennDOT inspects the …

McDonald’s abandons plan for Edgeworth restaurant

By Tom Mcgee
McDonald’s won’t be coming to Edgeworth. Borough manager Marty McDaniel said the company notified him Tuesday that it would withdraw its application to build a restaurant at the corner of Hazel Lane and Ohio River Boulevard. A hearing before the …

Work set to begin on housing at site of former Country Inn

By Tom Mcgee
Work soon will begin at the former Sewickley Country Inn site at the corner of Boundary Street and Route 65. Sewickley manager Kevin Flannery said last week that developers for the 26-home Elmhurst plan will start bringing materials to the site. ...

Laughlin Center therapist reaches out to Inner Mongolia orphans

By Gary Horvath
Under the cover of night, a mother leaves her newborn in the drop slot of a mailbox-like bin outside of an orphanage. Unable to afford ...

Campaign to save 33 trees falls flat

By Tom Mcgee
Anna Villella woke up Tuesday morning with the sound of work crews cutting down one of many trees lining Centennial Avenue. “Listening to that woodchipper is ...

Quaker Valley grad has unusual approach to bipolar disorder awareness

By Tom Mcgee
Joshua Walker has performed in more than 30 states, at universities and other venues across the country. But his performance May 1 at Sewickley Heights ...

Sewickley, Leetsdale among 3-time Banner Communities

By Gary Horvath
Sewickley again has been designated as a Banner Community by the Allegheny League of Municipalities. Leetsdale also is on the list of 42 municipalities that are receiving the honor for 2015, and both boroughs are among the 17 that have been ...

Missing Sewickley teen found safe

By Michael Hasch
A 17-year-old Sewickley girl who left home last week was found safe in Pittsburgh on Friday night, borough police said. Star Raines-Scales was reported missing …

Edgeworth ordinances would control water pollution

By Tom Mcgee
Edgeworth will hold public hearings on two sewer-related ordinances next week. Council also plans to vote on ordinances to regulate discharges into the borough’s separate storm sewer system and to regulate stormwater on April 21. Both ordinances are designed to prevent pollution ...

Sewickley to move forward with tree-removal plan

By Tom Mcgee
Sewickley officials voted to continue with a road improvement project on Tuesday that had been a source of contention. Residents objected to a plan to remove 33 trees as part of a plan to pave and repair sidewalks and curbs …

Judge likely to dismiss kinship care lawsuit against Allegheny County

By Brian Bowling
If Allegheny County paid a Leechburg woman taking care of four children who are related to her, it would probably be in trouble with the federal government, a federal judge said Wednesday. Represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, Tracy Schaeffer ...

Rough winter exacts a toll from Glen Osborne nature park

By Tom Mcgee
An especially rough winter has prompted caretakers of Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park in Glen Osborne to reach out to the public for help. The Osborne ...

Give yourselves a round of applause

By Mya Koch
Tomorrow evening, the Edgeworth Club will be abuzz with activity. A couple of hundred people will file in. Dinner will be served, toasts will be made and stories shared. But it won’t be a wedding reception or a fundraiser that will be ...

Findlay man accused of stealing $17,000 from bank he managed

By Adam Brandolph
The manager of a Leetsdale bank accused of stealing $17,000 from his employer surrendered to authorities Thursday and was released on nonmonetary bond. Jason Gentile, 41, of Findlay is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, retail theft and ...

Quaker Valley Odyssey of the Mind teams head to state competition

By Kristin Snapp
With three seconds left in a competition that was to solve problems surrounding the theme “Experiencing Technical Difficulties,” Kaylyn Hicks, 15, of Quaker Valley High ...

Bell Acres cancer survivor knows firsthand value of research

By Mya Koch
Mary Kay Russo of Bell Acres knows the importance of research into the many forms of cancer. She has lived it. Had it not been for research into drugs such as Rituxan many years ago by the American Cancer Society, Russo, ...

Collaboration saved historic Sewickley home

By Tom Mcgee
Refurbishing of the so-called “pink house” in Sewickley is nearing completion. When finished, the project will turn a 3,000-square-foot home into space for Sewickley Presbyterian ...

St. James farmers market set to open

By Tom Mcgee
A sure sign of spring will be open this weekend in Sewickley. The farmers market at St. James Catholic Church, 200 Walnut St., will open Saturday. It normally opens the first Saturday of April, except during Holy Week. It runs from ...

Sewickley tree removal plan riles residents

By Tom Mcgee
A road project that would call for 33 trees to be removed from Centennial Avenue in Sewickley has drawn objections from residents. Borough officials were scheduled ...

Sewickley theater plan advances — with new name

By Tom Mcgee
Efforts to bring a theater to Sewickley are closer to reality. The newly named Vanguard Theater will be the subject of a public hearing in front of the borough planning commission at 7 p.m. May 6. Village Theater Co., which has led ...

Food with thought: Reinforcement is key to good dog training

By Andrea Lamping
“Don’t use too many treats or your dog will only work when you have food.” “A dog should listen because you are his master, ...

Improvisation keeps Sewickley troupe on toes in ‘Spelling Bee’ production

By Tom Mcgee
Even the actors aren’t sure how the first 2015 production by Sewickley Area Theater Company will go. The troupe will perform “The 25th Annual Putnam County ...

Quaker Valley raises mark for property appeals

By Tom Mcgee
Quaker Valley will challenge fewer property assessments this year, which may come as a relief to people who purchased homes in the district last year. Leaders now will appeal property assessments in cases when the difference between a 2014 purchase ...

Cutting costs drives Ambridge chamber to alter festival

By Tom Mcgee
Changes are in the works for the 50th annual Nationality Days in Ambridge with a new location and entry fee. The event will move to St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church parking lot on Park Road May 15 to 17. There also ...

Ex-Ambridge police officer pleads guilty, gets probation

By Tom Mcgee
A former part-time Ambridge police officer will serve probation after pleading guilty to drug-related charges. Andrew Wanto, 31, of Leet, pleaded guilty last week in Beaver County Common Pleas Court to misdemeanor charges of obstruction of administration of law and criminal ...

Sewickley Herald woman of year impacted many through leadership roles

By Mya Koch
Although Eleanor Friedman never would utter the name of someone who has sought help — occasionally, she said, all it takes is a knowing smile ...

Edgeworth man pleads guilty in bank fraud conspiracy

By Brian Bowling
An Edgeworth man admitted in federal court Friday that he conspired with others to defraud a bank on a $2.4 million loan for a Florida property. Joseph W. Nocito Jr., 44, president of Castle Mortgage Co., pleaded guilty to bank fraud ...

PMT spotlight to shine on Sewickley Academy senior

By Tom Mcgee
A Sewickley Academy student is helping to bring a Tony Award-winning musical to life in Pittsburgh. Ariel Richter, 17, a senior at the Edgeworth-based school, will ...

Quaker Valley schools chief to take close look at volunteer law

By Bobby Cherry
Superintendent Heidi Ondek said she wants to “properly interpret this law so that we’re in compliance and we’re accurately defining what is a volunteer. “Lots of school districts — all 500 of them across the state — are looking into this ...

Sewickley Herald Man of the Year’s reach goes beyond his official role

By Gary Horvath
Like plenty of others, Wayne Murphy has spent many hours of his retirement walking his dog. But what would simply be an act of ...

McDonald’s Edgeworth plan raises concerns over safety

By Tom Mcgee
Some residents are concerned that a proposed McDonald’s, if built, could bring a safety hazard to Edgeworth. A McDonald’s restaurant is proposed near the intersection of Hazel Lane and Ohio River Boulevard. Council has until May 19 to hold a hearing ...

Sewickley teen shares pet cleanup idea with borough

By Tom Mcgee
A Sewickley teenager is taking an idea that helped his street and helping the rest of the borough. Connor Mangan, 15, earlier this month presented six wooden boxes with bags for people to use to clean up after their dogs to ...

Officials to consider permit-only parking for Sewickley zone

By Tom Mcgee
Sewickley officials will consider adding permit parking on Walnut Street between Rose Alley and Bank Street later this month. The area would include about 25 spaces, borough manager Kevin Flannery said. The area would be permit-only parking from 8 a.m. to ...

Column: Social media often makes us anti-social

By Mya Koch
I’m over it. It’s just not so much fun anymore. Like anything else we become enamored with when it arrives on the scene, the luster of social media — at least for me — has worn off. Facebook used to be ...

Car accident closes historic stone arch bridge in Edgeworth

By Melissa Daniels
A 126-year-old stone arch bridge spanning a shallow, tree-lined creek in Edgeworth is shut down indefinitely because of a Sunday afternoon crash that damaged the ...

Quaker Valley musical hits comedic note for senior citizens, others

By Tribune-Review
Sewickley area senior citizens were treated to a performance of Quaker Valley High School’s musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” last week. During the production, staged ...

New owner sought for Sewickley landmark

By Bobby Cherry
An iconic Sewickley building that once was a train station and later attracted many prominent musicians of the Big Band era, including Ella Fitzgerald and ...