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At least $100,000 in appliances stolen from new homes around Western Pa.

By Tory N. Parrish
An employee of a Ryan Homes subcontractor tipped off his friends about housing construction sites outfitted with home appliances, tools and fixtures that were ripe …

Westminster Place in Oakmont redesigned to make residents feel at home

By Tom Yerace
One thing evident when walking through Westminster Place in Oakmont is that the senior care industry appears to have changed dramatically. That’s something Paul Winkler, …

Amid tears, Oakmont church members vow to rebuild from fire

By Jason Cato
George Rice leaned on his cane on Sunday and stared at the charred white building where he has worshipped, celebrated marriages and mourned deaths for …

Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

By Jodi Weigand
The Hulton Bridge will be closed around-the-clock this weekend so crews can install water and sewer lines under Freeport Road on the Harmar side of …

Oakmont patrol car blocks path of speeding driver

By Chuck Biedka
An Oakmont police officer used his patrol car to stop a car being chased by police on Thursday morning. Police Chief David DiSanti Sr. said …

Burglaries in Oakmont similar to break-ins in other communities

By Chuck Biedka
Burglars are breaking into new houses or those under construction to steal big appliances, police allege. Last week, Oakmont police charged Charles Fey IV, 35, of East Pittsburgh and Dwayne Michael Vargo, 35, of Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County, with burglary. …

Rabid bat found in Oakmont

By Tribune-Review
The Allegheny County Health Department is urging anyone who had contact with a rabid bat found in Oakmont to call the department. The health department removed the bat, which was found on Aug. 8 near the bleachers of the Third …

Preparations for U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on course

By Karen Zapf
The 2016 U.S. Open Championship is almost two years away. But Oakmont Country Club officials are wasting no time preparing for the golf championship in …

Cambodian students answer Oakmont group’s prayers

By Emily Balser
For Cambodian student Chan Oudom Im, coming to the United States is like being in a dream. Im, who arrived in Oakmont on Tuesday, is …

Oakmont looks to add 2 new zoning districts

By Tom Yerace
Two new zoning districts are in the process of being added to Oakmont’s zoning map and ordinance. Council held a required public hearing on the changes Monday in which the addition of a light industrial district and a second “mixed-use …

The Oaks Theater in Oakmont to become performance arts venue

By Braden Ashe
The Oaks Theater wants to provide more lively entertainment. Long an anchor to Oakmont’s business district with its classic single-screen theater, The Oaks is converting …

Always-charming Oakmont celebrates 125 years

By Jake Flannick
Gary Rogers has a history with Oakmont. He traces an ancestral line to the first settler there, Michael Bright, who came from the eastern part …

Verner Elementary 6th-graders ‘redesign’ park in Verona

By Chasity Capasso
Ashlee Cosentino’s sixth-grade math class at Verner Elementary School worked as amateur architects to “reinvent” Cribb’s Field in Verona. Students were told that, fictitiously, the park was going to be demolished. They then had to reinvent the park, using computation, …

Ambulance fundraiser fliers sent beyond Verona borders

By Patrick Varine
Penn Hills EMS Supervisor Diane Fitzhenry wants Penn Hills residents to know they already pay for an ambulance service with their taxes, and don’t need to contribute to a private company serving the adjacent town. Fitzhenry sent out an email …

Oakmont considers raising fee for zoning board hearing

By Suzanne Elliott
It may end up costing  50 percent more to have a zoning board hearing in Oakmont. Borough Manager Lisa Cooper Jensen told council members on Monday that Oakmont is losing money on zoning board hearings. The fee to have a …