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Western Pa. municipalities win grants for K-9 programs

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By Bill Vidonic
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 6:56 p.m.

Eight Western Pennsylvania communities will receive a total of $66,400 in grants from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation through the The Giving Back Fund for K-9 purchases or training.

Kittanning, Center (Beaver County), Aliquippa, Clairton, Latrobe, Mt. Pleasant, New Castle and Robinson will start K-9 programs or buy dogs with the money, or use it to pay for safety vests, training equipment, food and expenses.

Since 2007, the foundation has awarded more than $950,000 to 102 police and fire departments and five youth organizations.

For information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation or The Giving Back Fund, visit or

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