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Baldwin-Whitehall teacher charged with assault for hitting male student in chest

By Stephanie Hacke 11:23 a.m.
A Baldwin-Whitehall middle school teacher is charged with assault because police say he struck a student in the chest, causing the boy to black out and hit his head. Whitehall police on Wednesday charged math instructor Brian Matthew Paulos, 43, ...

Baldwin gun case declared mistrial

By Jason Cato
Another trial has ended without a conviction against a Baldwin Borough man investigators twice accused of being a killer. A federal weapons-violations trial against Jason Korey, 32, ended Thursday when jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers ...

Ferris ‘done’ with Baldwin Borough council

By Stephanie Hacke
A longtime Baldwin Borough councilman resigned unexpectedly Wednesday night without giving a reason. John “Butch” Ferris, whose time on council spanned 20 years, handed in his resignation at the start of the borough council meeting, saying he was done immediately. …

Brentwood Council makes it official with new police chief

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood police Chief Adam Zeppuhar is a steady presence at borough events. He shows respect to the residents and has the exuberance to move the ...

Federal jury weighs firearm charges against man twice acquitted of murder

By Adam Brandolph
A federal jury will continue deliberating Thursday in the gun possession trial of a suburban Pittsburgh man who twice was acquitted of murder. Jason Korey, 32, of Baldwin Borough is charged with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and possessing ...

Former wrestling champ tells Brentwood students about making choices

By Stephanie Hacke
As a child, Marc Mero wrote down his dreams in a small brown journal. He dreamed of being rich and famous. He dreamed of being ...

South Hills communities to host Memorial Day events

By Tribune-Review
Jefferson Hills A wreath-laying ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in Jefferson Hills at the Veterans Memorial at Floreffe Firehall. A parade will follow to Lobb’s Cemetery. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Floreffe Fire Hall will provide refreshments ...

Primary roundup: 2 West Jefferson Hills board members ousted

By Staff Reports
A 20-year member of the West Jefferson Hills School Board was ousted Tuesday during a contentious primary election race, as nine candidates vied for party ...

Baldwin-Whitehall considers adding police officer in school buildings

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin-Whitehall leaders say they’re looking to enhance security in district schools, possibly by stationing an armed police officer in the buildings. School board members voted unanimously on May 13 to seek a proposal from Whitehall Borough to place at least ...

Whitehall’s ‘Extreme Summer Kick-Off’ set for May 30

By Stephanie Hacke
Summer is starting early in Whitehall this year with an “extreme” flair, as the borough’s annual community day leaps from August to May. The event, dubbed “Extreme Summer Kick-Off,” featuring live music, food and a mobile zipline and climbing wall for ...

Brentwood administrators help school district by taking 25 percent off their raises

By Stephanie Hacke
Eight Brentwood Borough School District administrators asked to have their raises cut by 25 percent next year in an effort to save the district money. A handful of teachers also agreed to retire early — possibly saving their colleague’s jobs ...

Baldwin-Whitehall district schedules summer camps

By Stephanie Hacke
Turn old recyclables into a working race car or learn how to make your own bubbles that soar through the air. The Baldwin-Whitehall School District’s “Highlander Summer Camps” are back for the second year with new offerings ranging from digital ...

Baldwin-Whitehall preliminary budget has $2.5M deficit

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin-Whitehall leaders are looking for ways to reduce a $2.5 million deficit before the 2015-16 budget is adopted next month. District administrators last week presented board members with ways to reduce spending and increase revenues including cutting substitute teacher pay by ...

Police charge suspect in fatal shooting in Jefferson Hills

By Andrew Conte and Bill Vidonic
A Jefferson Hills woman brought home a convicted criminal, and he ended up killing a man — before running out the door in his underwear, ...

Baldwin-Whitehall service employees finally get new contract

By Stephanie Hacke
After working nearly a year without a contract, Baldwin-Whitehall School District’s nearly 300 service employees have a new pact that outlines wage increases over three years. Board members, in an 8-1 vote on May 13, approved an agreement between the district ...

Simulator takes Baldwin-Whitehall students on a learning adventure

By Stephanie Hacke
There’s a plague in the remote city of Sudura. Fish have disappeared, and food is nearly gone. Enter IKS Highlander, an interactive vessel; the captain ...

Baldwin’ musical receives 10 Gene Kelly nominations

By Stephanie Hacke
Screams of joy echoed throughout the hallways at Baldwin, as nominations for the Pittsburgh area’s prestigious high school musical-theater awards were announced. “Ten Gene Kelly nominations. ...

Mock crash teaches Baldwin students a sober lesson

By Stephanie Hacke
Wails echoed across the Baldwin High School parking lot, as students watched in shock. Two cars full of their peers crashed head-on, and a classmate ...

4 candidates challenge for Baldwin, Brentwood magisterial district judge

By Stephanie Hacke
A hotly contested race to serve as the next Baldwin and Brentwood borough magisterial district judge has a political newcomer, longtime attorney, retired police officer and former state representative all vying for the job. The race, where challenges already have ...

Deficit still showing despite proposed Baldwin-Whitehall tax hike

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin-Whitehall leaders still would need to find a way to address a $2.5 million deficit, if the millage was raised for the 2015-16 school year by the recommended 0.81 of a mill, the business manager said. Business manager Mark Cherpak ...

Taxes to rise in Brentwood Borough School District

By Stephanie Hacke
A majority of Brentwood Borough School Board members said this week they would support a millage increase for the 2015-16 school year to keep the district’s reserve from fully depleting. Faced with a dwindling fund balance and at least a ...

Jefferson Hills library part of American Girl doll lending program

By Dona S. Dreeland
The first American Girl doll tea party at the Jefferson Hills Public Library was a smashing success for one little girl. Not a single cup was ...

West Jefferson Hills arts program offers financial help

By Dona S. Dreeland
Students in the West Jefferson Hills School District still can be considered for no-cost or low-cost classes and lessons in the arts through the STArts Program, but online applications need to be received by May 22. For the last few years, ...

Use your library card to access the Auto Repair Reference Center

By Tribune-Review
Now that the weather is nicer, it might be time to pull your car out of the garage and do some much-needed maintenance on it. Or ...

Baldwin-Whitehall releases settlement agreements; 25 teachers paid total of $56K in pay dispute

By Stephanie Hacke
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District paid 25 teachers a total of $56,000 and agreed to bump most of them to a higher pay scale, retroactive to January, to settle an equal pay dispute, records show. The district Tuesday released copies of ...

Convicted felon claims roommate owned gun found in Baldwin Borough house

By Brian Bowling
Like a lot of people moving into a new bedroom, Jason Korey had moved his clock, clothing and other items when he relocated into the basement of his mother’s Baldwin home. The government contends the items in his possession included ...

Man injured when pushed off bus in Brentwood

By Tribune-Review
A man was injured when a passenger on a Port Authority of Allegheny County bus pushed the man off the bus, authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said. The trouble began about 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Brownsville Road and Sankey Avenue in Brentwood ...

Fire heavily damages T train in Bethel Park

By Tribune-Review
A fire heavily damaged the roof of a T light-rail train early Saturday at the Logan Station in Bethel Park, Port Authority of Allegheny County spokesman Jim Ritchie said. No one was injured. The operator and three passengers safely exited the ...

Gender discrimination suit settlement will cost Baldwin-Whitehall $130,000

By Tribune-Review
A settlement agreement with three teachers who sued Baldwin-Whitehall School District for gender discrimination details how much the district must compensate the teachers and pay ...

Fiery Baldwin-Whitehall meeting ends after board member suffers medical issue

By Stephanie Hacke
A contentious Baldwin-Whitehall School Board meeting ended abruptly Wednesday night when a board member had a medical episode and paramedics were called. More than three hours into the meeting, where board members and residents repeatedly shouted regarding the district’s budget …

Bhutanese, Nepalese natives stay strong in South Hills

By Stephanie Hacke
Aman Koirala swayed to the beat and belted out each word, as Nepal’s national anthem blared in the background. The Nepali native moved to Baldwin ...

Police investigate report that Baldwin-Whitehall teacher struck student

By Michael Hasch
Whitehall police are investigating allegations that a Baldwin-Whitehall teacher struck a student Wednesday at the J.E. Harrison Middle School. A boy’s grandmother called police reporting an incident but when officers arrived at the school on Windvale Drive, neither the student nor ...

Whitehall 5th-grader speaks at Title 1 state conference

By Stephanie Hacke
Ben Radomsky loves to read. Yet, the Whitehall Elementary student, 10, often found himself struggling to comprehend the words on a page during tests. In ...

County endorsement doesn’t sit well with Baldwin committee members

By Stephanie Hacke
Vulgar language and racial slurs used on social media by an Allegheny County Democratic Committee endorsed candidate has “appalled” some members of the group’s local subsidiary. Michael O’Leary, 23, of Baldwin Borough used the “f-word” and “n-word” in online posts on ...

11 candidates on ballot for Baldwin-Whitehall School Board

By Stephanie Hacke
Eleven candidates are seeking one of five seats on the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board. Each is seeking both Democratic and Republican nominations in the May 19 ...

9 candidates seek Democratic nomination for Baldwin Borough council

By Stephanie Hacke
Nine candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination to serve in one of three seats on Baldwin Borough council in the May 17 Primary. The candidates ...

9 candidates seek party nominations for West Jefferson Hills school board

By Dona S. Dreeland
Nine candidates are vying for party nominations in the May 19 primary for five seats up for election this year on the West Jefferson Hills School. All the candidates are seeking both the Democratic and Republican nominations. With a focus on ...

Library Corner: Website gets you started with various legal forms

By Tribune-Review
There is no substitute for a lawyer, but a database available through the library gives you the tools to help you get started in creating ...

Baldwin man, cleared in 2 murders, set to stand trial

By Brian Bowling
A Baldwin man who won acquittals in two murder trials was gambling regularly at Rivers Casino before police arrested him in April 2014 on a federal gun charge, court documents show. The jury trial of Jason Korey, 32, for possession of ...