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Baldwin-Whitehall School District proceeds with dairy contract

By Stephanie Hacke
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District is seeking better rates for beverages yet equally as tasty, milk, juice and iced tea to serve in the school cafeteria. The district last week began seeking proposals for a dairy contract for the beverages served during ...

Longtime Whitehall councilman steps down, replacement named

By Stephanie Hacke 3:54 p.m.
In 16 years on Whitehall Council, Harold Berkoben said he’s proud of everything that’s been accomplished in the borough. His proudest moment was helping to create ...

Former school building in Baldwin Borough might be sold

By Stephanie Hacke
A two-room schoolhouse, most recently used for community activities in north Baldwin Borough, soon could be on the market. Baldwin-Whitehall School Board on March 11 voted 8-1 to solicit requests for proposal for the sale of the Lafferty Building and ...

School resource officer OK’d for WJH schools

By Dona S. Dreeland
Officer Ron Porupsky will soon take his place as school resource officer at Pleasant Hills Middle School and McClellan Elementary School, through an agreement between Pleasant Hills Borough officials and the West Jefferson Hills School District is approved. The school board ...

Changes await swimmers as Brentwood pool returns

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood residents will again be able to make a splash in the borough pool this year when it reopens with new management and rules. After a year’s hiatus, because of nearby construction in Brentwood Park, the municipal pool will open ...

Baldwin Borough council OKs bond for work

By Stephanie Hacke
A $3.6 million bond will help bring new life to some of Baldwin Borough’s older buildings and playgrounds. Council members on March 17 unanimously voted to issue debt through a bond to pay for capital improvements to borough facilities. The ...

Baldwin councilman gets spot of civil service commission

By Stephanie Hacke
A Baldwin councilman with a history in law enforcement will double as a member of the borough’s civil service commission. Councilman James Behers, who worked as a deputy state constable for 10 years, was appointed to a six-year term on ...

Banner program honors military service

By Dona S. Dreeland
Later this spring, banners are expected to fly along Old Clairton Road as Pleasant Hills residents celebrate their military veterans. Program founder Harry Munson, of Castle Shannon, and Sgt. Adam Koisor, Pleasant Hills resident and a member of the PA Army ...

Arsenic testing approved for site of new Thomas Jefferson High School

By Dona S. Dreeland
Langan Engineering & Environment Services of Canonsburg has been contracted to do an additional survey of the property where the new Thomas Jefferson High School will be built off Old Clairton Road. The board approved spending $23,850 to take a closer ...

Column: From computers to programming, it’s free at the library

By Tribune-Review
For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about great free eResources that you can access with a library card. But there are other great ...

Whitehall man gets probation, quits school board race

By Adam Brandolph 3:35 p.m.
A Whitehall man who was banned from Baldwin-Whitehall School District property and later arrested for making threatening phone calls to school board members agreed Tuesday to enter into a probation program for first-time nonviolent offenders. Under an agreement with the Allegheny ...

Brentwood businessman, former Steelers doctor indicted for health care fraud

By Brian Bowling
A Brentwood businessman and a former Steelers doctor awaiting trial on federal charges of selling steroids and hormones participated in a health care fraud scheme involving muscle and nerve stimulating devices, federal prosecutors say. A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted James ...

Idea for new Pleasant Hills sports complex moves ahead

By Dona S. Dreeland
The mayor of Pleasant Hills is hopeful about the creation of the new sports complex at Breisinger Field next to the borough’s municipal building on East Bruceton Road. Council approved a contract Monday with Garvin Boward Beitka Engineering Inc. of Kennedy ...

J.E. Harrison Middle School brings Cinderella to stage

By Stephanie Hacke
Olivia Brophy always dreamed of one day becoming Cinderella. “I’ve always loved the movie ‘Cinderella.’” I always dreamed of being Cinderella and having an ...

Candidates file to be on ballot in May primary

By Stephanie Hacke
Candidates had until March 10 to file petitions to seek nominations for public office in the May 19 primary. The Allegheny County Division of Elections must certify the list before it becomes official. Candidates have until March 25 to withdraw ...

West Jefferson Hills adds new staff policies

By Dona S. Dreeland
Two new policies in the West Jefferson Hills School District will encourage professional conduct among employees in the way they dress and communicate. The board approved the rules last month. The Freedom of Speech policy provides guidelines about engaging in conversations ...

West Jefferson Hills sets date for auction

By Dona S. Dreeland
A public auction of items belonging to West Jefferson Hills School District is scheduled for May 9. The district has contracted with J. Dunmire Auction Service based in Saltsburg, to handle the sale for a payment of 25 percent of the ...

New Brentwood police chief to focus on community relations

By Stephanie Hacke
Riding a bike throughout Brentwood, Sgt. Adam Zeppuhar got to know the names and faces of the people in the borough. He stopped by businesses to check-in and introduced himself to residents during some of the borough’s biggest festivities. ...

Thomas Jefferson students get creative to raise money for prom

By Dona S. Dreeland
At Thomas Jefferson High School, one night of memories costs tens of thousands of dollars. For the third year, Gwenna Cokley, prom adviser, and her committee orchestrated a dodgeball fundraiser with a little help from many friends. The annual Dodgeball Tournament ...

Seton Hill remains popular college choice for South Hills student-athletes

By Ray Fisher
Seton Hill University has become a popular destination for area athletes in recent years. There are no less than 10 athletes from the South Hills participating ...

Brentwood school officials make changes in wake of threat

By Stephanie Hacke
Parents of Brentwood Middle/High School students are being asked to drop off their children for school in nearby Brentwood Park. A bomb threat discovered in the middle school led district officials to make changes to school drop-offs and pickups in ...

Work to begin soon on Upper St. Clair Whole Foods

By Matthew Santoni
After years of waiting and legal wrangling, construction is expected to start soon on a Whole Foods Market in Upper St. Clair. Developer 1800 Washington Road ...

Brentwood F1 team has good run at regional competition

By Stephanie Hacke
The flashy black and neon-green car soared down the metal ramp. The tiny car made of balsa wood and powered by a carbon dioxide cartridge ...

Final phase of pipeline replacement project begins in Pleasant Hills

By Dona S. Dreeland
The final phase of Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s pipeline replacement project has begun in Pleasant Hills. While the crew finishes work Columbia Drive, replacing service lines, work on the East Bruceton mainline will begin next and is expected to take about ...

Richter: Database makes research easier for grade school students

By Pam Richter
One of the databases available through your local library is geared toward elementary and middle school students. SIRS Discoverer is a helpful database for elementary and ...

Jefferson Hills police seeking leads in possible explosions of homemade devices

By Tribune-Review
Jefferson Hills police are investigating whether someone may have lit homemade explosives near the Washington County line. Police responded to a report of a series of explosions heard near Gill Hall Road at about 9:40 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement ...

Brentwood council OKs new police chief

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood Council on Monday chose a new chief for the borough’s police department. The hiring of Sgt. Adam Zeppuhar was approved in a 4-1 vote, as long as he completes an oral examination. His salary will be negotiated and his …

Police arrest man suspected of robbing Subway in Baldwin Township

By Matthew Santoni
A Mt. Oliver man remained Monday in the Allegheny County Jail based on charges that he robbed a Subway restaurant in Baldwin, authorities said. Officers stopped a vehicle Saturday on Castle Shannon Boulevard driven by Harold Linnert III, 31, of Mt. ...

Woman continues Brentwood family tradition with relish

By Stephanie Hacke
Childhood visits to Grandma’s house for Amy Weaver always included lots of laughs, playing in the garden and taking home a jar of Glady Mae ...

Retired Baldwin officer disputes disability pension amount

By Stephanie Hacke
A retired Baldwin police officer, shot in the back by one of his colleagues nearly two years ago, is appealing a decision by borough leaders to reduce his disability pension. Ralph Miller, who served as a police officer in Baldwin ...

All charges dropped against second man in Baldwin home invasion

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin Borough police said witnesses to an April 30 home invasion — where eight people were held at gunpoint at the Residences of South Hills — have refused to testify in the prosecution of two men. All 56 charges, including ...

Baldwin-Whitehall finance committee set to discuss budget

By Tribune-Review
The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board’s finance committee will hold work sessions to prepare the district’s 2015-16 operating budget. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the library at Whitehall Elementary School, 4900 Curry Road. A meeting on Wednesday will be ...

Woman with South Hills ties awarded for her work with veterans

By Dona S. Dreeland
A woman with ties to Jefferson Hills has been recognized for her work with veterans. Julia Wesolowski Kysela, 29, who now lives in Scott, has concentrated ...

Young Bhutanese refugees share stories of struggle, success

By Stephanie Hacke
No matter where he goes, people ask Diwas Timsina about his life. Timsina, 20, was born in a Nepali refugee camp, but his family is ...

Mt. Lebanon High School project 90% done

By Katie Foglia
Mt. Lebanon School District might need to transfer funds between accounts as it completes the $109.65 million high school renovation and expansion, because of a slew of change orders that exceeded the district’s contingency budget. The district allowed for contractor change ...

Program allows Brentwood students to borrow prom gowns

By Stephanie Hacke
The gowns come in various shades, styles and sizes. The cost to wear one of the formal dresses to Brentwood High School’s prom? Nothing. Members ...

Baldwin students unite to spread message of tolerance

By Stephanie Hacke
Hundreds of handprints lined the walls at Baldwin High School, coupled with reminders for students to show respect to those with disabilities. The prints were ...

Mt. Lebanon’s controversial deer-culling program gets underway

By Matthew Santoni
Mt. Lebanon’s controversial deer-culling program began late Monday night with another protest, though all the activity surrounding the cull scared deer away from at least …

Photo gallery: Setting the stage for a high school musical

By Tribune-Review
The South Hills Record gets a glimpse behind the curtain for a look at how a musical gets made. Week One: Putting it all together. …