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Issues surround apartment complex

By Stephanie Hacke
Brentwood Councilwoman Stephanie Fox is hesitant to walk up the stairs at one of the borough’s largest apartment complexes, Pinetree Gardens. The wooden staircases outside ...

Trib recognition program celebrates young leaders in south, west area

By Tory N. Parrish
One need not journey to faraway places to improve the lives of others, according to a South Fayette Township High School senior. While volunteering to play ...

Whitehall pool hours extended

By Stephanie Hacke
Whitehall leaders agreed to extend hours at the borough’s pool by 30 minutes each Sunday to allow for an early afternoon adult swim. The borough’s pool is open from Monday through Saturday from noon to 12:30 p.m. for an adult ...

Impact of cuts won’t be known right away

By Stephanie Hacke
Sadness and frustration remained in the Brentwood Borough School District, days after board members approved cuts to staffing and programming. How the move to curtail or alter several district programs, including music, French and library science, through the elimination of ...

Noise from private practice track irks Baldwin Borough residents

By Stephanie Hacke
The frequent “vroom” of motor bikes on a several-mile track built into a hillside at the end of a Baldwin Borough street has neighbors pleading ...

Council considers dog area at Baldwin Borough park

By Stephanie Hacke
Dogs could frolic freely at McAnulty Park if Baldwin Borough leaders move forward with an idea to give dogs their own play space. A local Girl ...

County to improve Old Clairton stretch

By Dona S. Dreeland
The summer and fall will prove to be a little frustrating for those who travel Old Clairton Road. But for anyone who takes the roadway reconstruction in stride, the county project, set to begin in early July, will offer drivers smoother ...

Programs on tap to celebrate Pleasant Hills Public Library’s 70th anniversary

By Dona S. Dreeland
A celebration of the Pleasant Hills Public Library’s 70th anniversary will continue for most of this year. Each month, the library staff will hold special ...

Nepali volunteers get tickets for Baldwin musical

By Stephanie Hacke
Two young Nepali natives who volunteered to help clean up Whitehall on Saturday received an unexpected gift from local officials: a trip to see their ...

Read a magazine on your phone with Zinio

By Pam Richter
Magazines are great whether we are on the go, sitting and waiting in a doctor’s office, or just lounging outside and enjoying the beautiful spring ...

Brentwood Borough School Board approves major cutbacks

By Stephanie Hacke
Amidst tears and pleas from teachers and community members to save their jobs, a major cutback to staffing and programming was given the go-ahead by Brentwood Borough School Board members Monday night. The move to curtail or alter several district …

PennDOT sets lane closures for Route 51 construction

By Tribune-Review
PennDOT construction on Route 51 — Chartiers Avenue and Island Avenue — through McKees Rocks and Stowe will limit traffic to a single lane in evening hours from Friday to April 24. Single-lane alternating traffic will occur nightly between West ...

Pleasant Hills girl, 9, prepares for first marathon

By Dona S. Dreeland
Belle Snyder of Pleasant Hills already is looking ahead to the finish line. She has been preparing for the Athens, Ohio, marathon on Sunday. For a ...

Baldwin-Whitehall schools to offer early retirements

By Stephanie Hacke
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District will offer its teachers an incentive to retire early that some say will result in a cost savings to the district. Board members in a 6-1 vote on April 8 agreed to enter into an early-retirement ...

Fundraiser to benefit Brentwood families battling cancer

By Stephanie Hacke
Dominic Minahan is an energetic toddler who loves dogs and cuddling with his family. “He’s very loving,” his dad, Evan Minahan, said of the 17-month-old. In ...

Baldwin Borough officials consider online tax payments

By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin Borough residents could begin paying their real estate taxes online as early as next year. Council members plan to vote on the plan at their April 21 meeting at 7:30 p.m. Online payments would help bring money into the borough ...

Former Baldwin officer argues pension was wrongly calculated

By Stephanie Hacke
Retired Baldwin Borough police Sgt. Ralph Miller has undergone 18 surgeries since Feb. 10, 2013, when he was shot twice in the back by friendly fire. He still walks with a slight limp and has lost all feeling in his ...

Brentwood school officials consider keeping band camp in-house

By Stephanie Hacke
For more than a decade, the Brentwood Spartan Marching Band has spent a week each summer learning and bonding with their peers, usually at the University of Pittsburgh’s Greensburg campus. Yet, as the Brentwood Borough School District faces a proposed ...

Documentary detailing refugees’ journey to be shown in Whitehall

By Stephanie Hacke
South Hills residents will have the opportunity to learn about the history and struggles of some of their neighbors. Whitehall Public Library and the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council will host viewings of a two-hour documentary, “The Refugees of Shangri-La” next ...

Devices to track Baldwin Borough vehicles

By Stephanie Hacke
A tracking device installed Friday in all 27 Baldwin Borough vehicles is aimed to bolster efficiency and alert leaders of needed maintenance upgrades to the town’s fleet. The Sprint Geotab systems, purchased by the borough for $10 each, will monitor ...

Baldwin library event to kick off new campaign

By Dona S. Dreeland
Baldwin Borough Public Library will hold a community event to celebrate its new direction. The library is unveiling its new logo, website and mission on April ...

Column: Download music legally with library service

By Pam Richter
Are you looking for a way to download songs immediately to your computer, smartphone or device and you want to make sure it is legal? ...

Medical Examiner identifies body found in Monongahela River Sunday

By Tribune-Review
Autopsy results remain pending for a man found floating in the Monongahela River Sunday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. John Flynn, 67, of Pittsburgh, was spotted around 2:30 p.m. near the border between the city and Baldwin Borough. An ...

Roadwork closes part of Streets Run Road in Baldwin

By Tribune-Review
A portion of Streets Run Road in Baldwin Borough, between Route 51 and Doyle Road, will be closed through Monday’s evening rush hour, according to a statement from Pennsylvania American Water. Updates will be coming throughout the day, the company ...

Man’s body found in Monongahela River, homicide detectives investigating

By Tribune-Review
Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating a body found in the Monongahela River near Baldwin Borough Sunday afternoon. Pittsburgh River Rescue and Baldwin police were on the river between the Hot Metal Bridge and the Glenwood Bridge to recover the …

‘Drowsy’ hopes to keep Baldwin High School crowd upbeat

By Stephanie Hacke
Robert Miller sits in a chair to the side of the stage and takes it all in. “It’s just grand: the sets, everybody’s singing and ...

Students take charge behind curtain at Baldwin-Whitehall musical

By Stephanie Hacke
As the lights dim in the auditorium, Harrison Solenday gives the cue through the headsets: It’s time to “start” the show. Months of rehearsals, which ...

Baldwin-Whitehall musical director back on stage he calls home

By Stephanie Hacke
Jason Coll got a memorable start to his theater career in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. As a first grader at the former Spitler Elementary School in Whitehall, Coll and his classmates were about to perform “The Frog Prince” when a ...

Former Pittsburgh police official’s death ruled suicide

By Michael Hasch
The death of a former top-ranking Pittsburgh police official whose body was found at his home in Baldwin Borough has been ruled a suicide, a supervisor at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday. Earl Woodyard Jr., 68, died of ...

Community Day canceled due to Old Clairton roadwork in Pleasant Hills

By Dona S. Dreeland
Pleasant Hills borough officials will scale down this year’s Community Day due to a $3 million reconstruction project involving Old Clairton Road. The road will be replaced from Route 51 near the Cloverleaf to Gill Hall Road, said Stephen Shanley, director ...

Brentwood students ready to kick off ‘Footloose’

By Stephanie Hacke
Upbeat tunes and large-scale sets will whisk audience members back to the 1980s, as Brentwood Middle/High School students perform “Footloose” on April 16, 17 at ...

Baldwin-Whitehall middle school coach gets support in advance of board vote

By Stephanie Hacke
Friends, acquaintances and former players stood together in support of longtime girls middle school basketball coach Sue Brady. More than 30 people crowded the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board chambers on April 1, with some holding signs that read “Sue Brady Strong,” and ...

Former Pittsburgh police deputy chief found dead

By Bob Bauder
Retired Pittsburgh police official Earl Woodyard Jr. was a man of few words, but people listened when he spoke, former colleagues said Monday. Woodyard, ...

Baldwin-Whitehall school board candidate alleges coercion by district officials

By Stephanie Hacke
A candidate for the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board said district officials pressured him to withdraw from the race to prevent questions about his employer providing milk to schools for $130,000 a year. Dan Knezevich, 49, of Whitehall, a distribution manager for ...

Brentwood Council to welcome student delegates in fall

By Stephanie Hacke
Two high school students could join the ranks of Brentwood Council this fall as nonvoting delegates. Council President Marty Vickless proposed an idea to his colleagues and Brentwood Borough School Board members at a joint meeting between the two boards Tuesday ...

Fighting for fair funding

By Stephanie Hacke
Shortly after retiring as superintendent in the Brentwood Borough School District, Ronald Dufalla found himself once again attending school board meetings. This time, he was talking to district officials across four counties and sharing a passion he has had for ...

Austrian students make themselves at home in Baldwin

By Stephanie Hacke
Pittsburgh’s countless bridges and breathtaking skyline fascinated a group of Austrian students and teachers visiting the area. “I was surprised at the way the skyline ...

Baldwin Special Olympics bocce team wins at county level

By Stephanie Hacke
Krissy Bobrzynski leapt into the air as her friends and teammates announced their victory. “We won?” she asked excitedly. There were lots of hugs, smiles and ...

Baldwin students get down to business with bwINK

By Stephanie Hacke
Dennis Gilfoyle stuck the white, pocket-like wallet with black embellishments to the back of his cellphone. The president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania ...