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Autopsy scheduled on Pleasant Hills man, 95, who died following crash

By Michael Hasch
An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday on a Pleasant Hills man who died more than a week after being injured in a motor vehicle crash, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Edward Gnoth, 95, died Sunday at …

Baldwin-Whitehall kids camp offers learning, fun combined

By Stephanie Hacke
If it were up to him, Maxwell Pratley admittedly would be spending the warmest days of summer break inside playing video games. His peers likely …

Phone scam from Jamaica reported in Allegheny County

By Tribune-Review
A new, “aggressive” phone scam from Jamaica has targeted areas around Whitehall and South Fayette, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. The caller claims to work for Publisher’s Clearing House and tells people they have won a large …

Pleasant Hills officials set chicken ordinance

By Dona S. Dreeland
Urban farming is alive and well in Pleasant Hills — as long as chicken owners follow the rules. After months of sometimes heated discussion, council passed an ordinance regulating the keeping of chickens in residential areas Monday night. The vote …

Pleasant Hills officials discuss deer management

By Dona S. Dreeland
Over the last few months, Pleasant Hills officials have heard complaints about managing the deer population. In response, Gary Fujak, with the state game commission, laid out some options in his presentation to council last week, such as sterilization, birth …

Balwin-Whitehall teachers don’t take a vacation when it comes to learning about technology

By Stephanie Hacke
At least 60 Baldwin-Whitehall educators plan to spend one or more afternoons of summer vacation in school, learning to build a website, flip a classroom …

Baldwin prepares for Aug. 2 Community Day

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin Community Day is set for Aug. 2 at the Baldwin Municipal Complex, located at 3344 Churchview Avenue from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. A …

Baldwin the site of band competition

By Stephanie Hacke
Some of the nation’s top performing drum corps will take to the field at Baldwin High School on Aug. 3 to raise money for the school’s music patrons. Eight groups will participate in the Three Rivers Summer Music Games, as …

Despite world conflicts, locals don’t regret military enlistment

By Dona S. Dreeland
Since June 23, Travis McCarty of Jefferson Hills and Stephen Greiner of Baldwin Borough have traded independence for teamwork, lived without their cell phones and …

Section of Brownsville gets Hollywood ‘makeunder’ for Gyllenhaal movie

By Stephanie Hacke
Diehards waited on the front stoops of local businesses, surrounded by graffiti-covered walls, hoping to catch a glimpse of actor Jake Gyllenhaal — or anyone …

Castle Shannon mayor honored by statewide association

By Matthew Santoni
His leadership and dedication as mayor of Castle Shannon has won Donald Baumgarten the respect of his peers. The Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association said on …

Consultant to help Brentwood Borough officials choose EMS provider

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood officials plan to bring in a consultant to help choose between two emergency service providers. Borough leaders are looking to hire a consultant as soon as next week to serve as an “EMS expert” to “take the lead and …

Group applies for permit to dredge Mon near Baldwin for B-25 crash site

By Bobby Kerlik
Those convinced that a crashed B-25 bomber lies at the bottom of the Monongahela River hope to dredge a portion of the river to find …

Drivers get signals crossed by Routes 51, 88 intersection work

By Stephanie Hacke
Temporary changes to traffic patterns at the Route 51/Route 88 intersection left some drivers confused this week as PennDOT engineers re-evaluate the plan. Drivers traveling …

Brentwood teen selected to FEMA safety panel

By Stephanie Hacke
As a child, Sahara Duncan of Brentwood watched from the front seat of the car as her mother helped to ease the pain of strangers …

Baldwin Council considers revising solicitation ordinance

By Stephanie Hacke
Nonprofit and religious organizations soon could be allowed to canvass Baldwin Borough streets without a permit. Borough Council on Tuesday agreed, in a 5-0 vote, to advertise amendments to Baldwin’s permitting and registration ordinance for peddling and solicitation to no …

Road markings to keep drivers out of curb area on Streets Run

By Stephanie Hacke
Freshly painted white lines now fill the berm of Streets Run Road near Prospect Road and are meant to remind drivers to stay off the …

Baldwin fire company appeals to borough for funding

By Stephanie Hacke
A backhoe sits untouched behind Baldwin Independent Fire Company No. 1’s nearly century-old station on Churchview Avenue. The hillside that began to give way nearly …

Baldwin resident concerned about hole in road

By Stephanie Hacke
A growing hole near a storm sewer on Brinwood Road in Baldwin Borough has been covered by plywood and three orange cones since last fall. The hole, once small after utility crews dug a gas line nearby, has gotten bigger …

Shoe donations at Jefferson Hills church to benefit needy locally, abroad

By Dona S. Dreeland
Members of CrossRoads Community Church in Jefferson Hills are collecting any type of gently worn shoes — even flip flops. In the past, parishioners had gone the more conventional route by requesting coats and blankets. “We got tons of blankets …

Pleasant Hills prepares for National Night Out event

By Dona S. Dreeland
For Pleasant Hills residents, National Night Out is more than neighborly chats under porch lights. The event includes a full-blown parade. The parade on July 29 will begin at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Hills Community Church, on Old Clairton Road …

1 injured in crash between car, light-rail train in Castle Shannon

By Bobby Kerlik
Two people were briefly trapped inside a car in Castle Shannon when the vehicle and a T train car collided on Tuesday at a track …

Overbrook man gets prison for Craigslist ticket scam

By Brian Bowling
An Overbrook man will spend 18 months in prison for stealing money from people trying to buy tickets on Craigslist, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Daniel J. Isabella Jr., 30, pleaded guilty in February to four counts of wire fraud. …

Boyfriend of Thomas Jefferson grad charged in her killing in Washington

By Michael Hasch
Nancy Gardner was a sweet, loving woman who, her family says, would do anything to help someone in need but who always seemed to wind …

Photo gallery: Battle of the Barrel

By Tribune-Review
Local fire departments and emergency medical personnel completed in the annual Battle of the Barrel on July 3 on Brownville Road in front of the …

Photo gallery: Brentwood Fourth of July parade

By Tribune-Review
The Brentwood Fourth of July Committee organized parade draws in crowds of more than 40,000 people each year. In the lineup for this year’s parade, …

Jefferson Hills sites remain resting places for Revolutionary War soldiers

By Dona S. Dreeland
Gravestones of men who fought in the Revolutionary War can be found in many out-of-the-way places in Jefferson Hills. Near the woods off Gill Hall …

LED street lights likely for Baldwin

By Stephanie Hacke
Ten new crisp white, cost-saving, energy-efficient streetlights could soon line a street in Baldwin Borough, nearly two years after the town eliminated 30 percent of its streetlights in a cost-saving measure. Applications from municipalities in Duquesne Light’s service area seeking …

Scout project to restore honor roll in to Baldwin Borough

By Stephanie Hacke
An old brick structure, coated with white paint that now was chipping away and starting to fall apart caught Ryan Zemba’s attention as he rode …

Thomas Jefferson High School gets new principal

By Dona S. Dreeland
Christopher Sefcheck was in Disney World in Florida when he took a call on July 2 from Michael Panza, West Jefferson Hills School District superintendent. …

Citing safety, Brentwood Borough officials OK crosswalk change

By Stephanie Hacke
With the paving of Brownsville Road planned for this year, Brentwood leaders opted to eliminate the mid-block crosswalk in the 3600 block of Brownsville Road between Spartan Pharmacy and Brentwood Middle/High School because of safety issues. “When you identify a …

New principal approved for Brentwood school

By Stephanie Hacke
Barbara Pagan laughed and conversed with half a dozen teachers from Elroy Elementary School on Monday night who came to welcome her to their school. …

Council to consider rules for storage containers on Whitehall properties

By Stephanie Hacke
A proposed ordinance would limit how long Whitehall residents can keep large garbage bins or temporary storage containers on their property. Council members last week, in a unanimous vote, agreed to put the ordinance that places restrictions on bulk containers, …

Whitehall officials hear request to control motorcycle noise

By Stephanie Hacke
Whitehall leaders say the steps they would have to take to meet one resident’s request to quiet unreasonably loud motorcycles might not be economically feasible. They also said they wonder if there is enough of a problem with motorcycle-noise violations …

Whitehall resident’s arraignment hearing set for August

By Stephanie Hacke
A Whitehall man charged with harassing members of the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board will appear in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court in August. Thomas Vernon Barchfeld, 58, of Glen Elm Drive, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in front of …

Reporter goes behind the scenes for Brentwood parade

By Stephanie Hacke
The volunteer handed me the clipboard, and I began to worry: Oh, no. It’s official. I have no idea what I’m doing. What if I …

Military banner program in Whitehall offers spotlight for veterans

By Stephanie Hacke
Patrons at the Whitehall Eat’n Park on Route 51 stopped in the parking lot early Monday morning and began to point and stare. As banners …

South Hills Country Club honors county’s police officers

By Stephanie Hacke
One-by-one, they extended their hands and said “hello” to a friend, then chatted about the day, life and the job. “I don’t get to see …

Ordinance would require permits for storage containers

By Stephanie Hacke
Whitehall residents could need a permit if they’re looking to place a large garbage bin and storage container on their property in the future. An ordinance that places restrictions on bulk containers, including Dumpsters, lawn refuse and portable storage containers, …