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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 …

Oakmont to host Allegheny Co. volunteer firefighters convention

By Tom Yerace
If a fire breaks out in Oakmont any night next week, there should be plenty of manpower to fight it. The borough will welcome firefighters from around Allegheny County as host of the 100th Allegheny County Volunteer Firefighters Association convention …

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 …