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Route 51 lane restrictions this weekend in Pleasant Hills

By Melissa Daniels
Route 51 will be reduced to a single lane throughout the weekend in two areas in Pittsburgh and Pleasant Hills. The northbound side between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street will be restricted to a single lane from 7 p.m. Friday to ...

3 Brentwood council members submit resignation letters

By Stephanie Hacke
Three of seven Brentwood council members — who often voted in sync — say they plan to resign from council Sept. 20. Council President Marty Vickless, 44, and council members Stephanie Fox, 40, and Dean Trent, 45, submitted letters of resignation ...

Jefferson Regional Foundation awards grants

By Dona S. Dreeland
The Jefferson Regional Foundation recently awarded almost $1.7 million in 29 grants in its first full year of grant making. The foundation is a nonprofit group that serves communities in the Jefferson Hospital area. The grants range from directing ...

Brentwood officials plan rules for overgrown trees

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood residents soon could be required to cut back their overgrown trees encroaching on neighbors’ properties or pay someone else to do it. Borough Council Monday in a 3-1 vote agreed to advertise amendments to a borough ordinance that now would ...

Child-care services in works at West Jefferson Hills

By Kyle Lawson
Child-care services could be available for this year at West Jefferson Hills elementary schools for district students. School board members were scheduled to vote Tuesday, after this edition’s deadline, on an agreement with Little Kids Playcare, based in Jefferson Hills, ...

Whitehall man plans rally to raise awareness of addiction, overdoses

By Stephanie Hacke
Amber Mersing was a fun and loving person who protected those to whom she was closest. “She was very much a free spirit. She liked ...

Whitehall officials to examine borough parks

By Stephanie Hacke
Whitehall leaders said they plan to start reviewing the use of the borough’s parks to see if there’s a need to make changes to ball fields or other spaces. Council members Kathy DePuy and Phil Lahr, along with Mayor James Nowalk, ...

Brentwood officials committed to leveling municipal building

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood leaders will seek funding to demolish the borough’s municipal building — even without a plan on where to move next. Mayor Dennis Troy broke a 2-2 tie of borough council Monday to move forward a motion authorizing borough manager ...

Photo gallery: Brentwood car show draws crowds

By Tribune-Review
Brentwood Volunteer Fire Company’s held an auto and bike show on Aug. 22. ...

Summer splashes

By Tribune-Review
Warm days are numbered but area families recently took advantage of the sunny weather to stop at Whitehall Pool. ...

Nonprofit provides backpacks to South Hills children

By Tribune-Review
At the South Hills Interfaith Ministries Center in Bethel Park, local families with children were offered the opportunity to select a backpack in the special ...

Bethel Park deals with ‘sticker shock’

By Eric Eisert
Plans for a new capital building project in Bethel Park could create a tax increase. Council members were presented with a plan this week to replace the existing public works building at a cost of $10 million. Council hired EPM Architecture in ...

Whitehall man’s hearing set for child pornography case

By Stephanie Hacke
A Whitehall man was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography last week after an investigation by the state attorney general’s special investigation team. Lawrence David Ashoff, 51, of Spring Valley Drive was charged on Aug. 20 with 15 counts ...

Bridge replacement to close section of Streets Run in Baldwin Borough

By Stephanie Hacke
Streets Run Road in Baldwin Borough will close to traffic for nearly two months to allow for the replacement of a more-than-50-year-old bridge near Brentwood Road. The project is the first of three on Streets Run set to take place ...

Police investigating Baldwin Borough shooting

By Stephanie Hacke
A Baldwin Borough man was released from UPMC Mercy Hospital on Tuesday after police say he was shot inside his home by an intruder late Monday. Three partially-masked men entered a side door of the David Schott’s home in the ...

J.E. Harrison Middle School principal eager to help students succeed

By Stephanie Hacke
A custodian unloaded a cart full of boxes inside the office at J.E. Harrison Middle School early Monday morning, as the school’s new principal walked ...

More choices for Baldwin-Whitehall students, staff this school year

By Stephanie Hacke
More students and teachers in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District will have choices to pursue their passions in the 2015-16 school year. New curriculum and district initiatives for the upcoming school year will allow students and teachers to decide what ...

Baldwin-Whitehall to pay teachers $850,000 settlement

By Stephanie Hacke
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District will pay 28 teachers a total of $850,000 in back pay in order to settle the latest allegations of wage disparity under the federal Equal Pay Act. This is the third round of settlements the district has ...

Road construction causes changes in West Jefferson Hills pick-up, drop-off times

By Dona S. Dreeland
The excitement of the first day of classes on Aug. 31 will start in advance of the students’ arrival at any of the West Jefferson Hills School District buildings. “Pickup times will be a little earlier and drop-off times a little ...

Brentwood schools to focus on STEAM initiatives

By Stephanie Hacke
In a year when the Brentwood Borough School District will send its first team oversees for soaring in collaborative competition, district leaders said they plan to focus on initiatives that mold subjects together. Students in the 2015-16 school year will ...

Police substation in Baldwin apartment complex closes

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin Council members ordered a police substation — located inside the borough’s largest and once troubled apartment complex — to close immediately, at their meeting Tuesday night. The move, council members said, should have been made nearly two months ago, when ...

20, mostly refugees, become citizens in naturalization ceremony in Whitehall

By Stephanie Hacke
Aye May threw her hands in the air in excitement and smiled. Holding flowers in one hand, she extended her other arm to hug friends, ...

Drivers rescued from Streets Run Road flood during heavy rain

By Stephanie Hacke
Members of Baldwin Independent Fire Co. No. 1 said they see the scene too often: A heavy downpour causes Streets Run creek to overflow onto ...

Odor detected at Jefferson Hospital

By Michael Hasch
A minor spill of a cleaning agent in a storage area near the operating rooms at Jefferson Hospital Monday caused a strange odor, but prompted no evacuations or disruptions in service, an Allegheny Health Network spokeswoman said. Firefighters and emergency personnel ...

Neighbors use garden hoses to help rescue woman from burning Baldwin Borough home

By Michael Hasch
A woman was pulled from her burning home Thursday afternoon in Baldwin Borough while neighbors used garden hoses to contain the fire until firefighters arrived, the president of the South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Company said. The woman was taken to the ...

Baldwin Borough man gets 5 years in prison for robbing 6 banks

By Brian Bowling
A Baldwin Borough man will spend five years and four months in prison for robbing six banks, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Christopher Furay, 33, pleaded guilty in April to six counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Judge Gustave Diamond also ...

Mt. Lebanon commissioners to consider deer management plan on Sept. 8

By Matthew Santoni
Sept. 8 promises to be an eventful night for Mt. Lebanon and its deer population. Commissioners will hear three proposals: one for a managed archery deer hunt, one for sharpshooters and one for non-lethal surgical sterilization or contraception. The board is ...

Baldwin-Whitehall to pay teachers $850,000 settlement

By Stephanie Hacke
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District will pay 28 teachers a total of $850,000 in back-pay in order to settle the latest claims of wage disparity under the federal Equal Pay Act. Board members Wednesday, in a 6-2 vote, approved the settlement in ...

Whitehall meeting to discuss deer issue

By Stephanie Hacke
A Whitehall woman nearly was in tears as she talked about the calamity in her yard: There were deer droppings everywhere, and the animals that settled on her property were eating her shrubbery and plants. Her story, along with photos ...

Baldwin Borough code enforcement officer always on the job

By Stephanie Hacke
As Anthony Asciolla drives around Baldwin Borough each day, he sees things that are out of place, grass that’s over grown and weeds encroaching into ...

Storm-sewer upgrades coming to Whitehall neighborhoods

By Stephanie Hacke
Two Whitehall neighborhoods could see larger storm-sewer lines by year’s end, as borough leaders work to eliminate flooding in areas prone to such problems. Money for the projects could come from funds collected through a storm water impact fee that ...

Baldwin-Whitehall board looks for increased police presence in buildings

By Stephanie Hacke
A police officer could be walking the hallways at Baldwin High School year-round as early as this month to assist in classroom training and law enforcement and build relationships with students in the hope of preventing crimes. Baldwin-Whitehall School Board ...

Retired principal reflects on time at Moore

By Stephanie Hacke
Robert Monaghan was a quiet, calming presence inside the hallways of Moore Elementary School for teachers and students alike. He prided himself on getting to ...

Cool Springs housing plan depends on DEP

By Matthew Santoni
The next phase of development at Bethel Park’s Cool Springs sports complex depends on the state approving the township’s plans to keep sewage out of Saw Mill Run. Bethel Park, like many communities, is subject to federal Environmental Protection Agency and ...

Plenty of online resources available to help plan your next getaway

By Tribune-Review
Fall is right around the corner, which means cooler temperatures and children heading back to school. That might be the perfect time to plan your ...

Drill helps prepare school officials for lock-down situations

By Stephanie Hacke
A masked gunman burst through the door of a third-floor social-studies classroom at Brentwood Middle School on Tuesday and rapidly opened fire on everyone inside. School ...

Trax Farms in South Hills to mark 150th anniversary Saturday

By Chris Buckley
In the summer of 1865, just months after the Civil War ended, Ludwig Trax bought about 25 acres of land in southern Allegheny County and ...

Brentwood teens share anti-bullying message on Nickelodeon

By Stephanie Hacke
As Stephanie Fox scrolled through her daughter’s Facebook page, she saw something disturbing. A teenager was posting messages — and an image of her wrist ...

Summer food program helps nourish children in Baldwin Borough area

By Stephanie Hacke
Mariah Morris munched on a salami-and-cheese sandwich as she chatted with her father about her favorite foods. Father and daughter laughed together while playing a ...