North Municipal News

2012-03-08 09:31:00

Municipal news briefs from the North suburban area:

West School News

2012-03-08 09:28:00

Carlynton High school students are collecting canned goods and nonperishable foods for food banks in Carnegie and Crafton.

WestScape: the West Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-08 09:24:00

Green Tree Public Library will hold a beginning course in the French language at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, March 21 to May 16.

SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-08 09:19:00

The South Arts group will hold a free art show titled "Inception" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Historic Schoolhouse in Bethel Park.

Carnegie Library earns good rating in national study

2012-03-08 09:12:00

A study by Pew Charitable Trusts looked at 15 metropolitan libraries and showed Carnegie Library holding its own when meeting community need

Second Avenue speeding worries Hazelwood residents

Second Avenue speeding worries Hazelwood residents

2012-03-08 09:06:00

For one morning, they succeeded in slowing the traffic on Second Avenue in Hazelwood. Well, most of it.

NorthScape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-08 09:04:00

Zonta Three Rivers Pittsburgh North will present The ninth annual Glass Slipper Ball at 7 p.m. March 31 at the Four Points Sheraton.

EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-08 08:59:00

Westmoreland Museum of American Art will hold "Take a Seat," a chair art class for children ages 7-10, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Random Acts of Kindness: Her overheated car and anger were cooled by a pink hard hat

Random Acts of Kindness: Her overheated car and anger were cooled by a pink hard hat

2012-03-08 08:41:00

This past six months I, along with thousands of others, have been dealing with construction on the Boston Bridge.

A sampling of local art centers

2012-03-08 08:26:00

Here are thumbnail sketches of a half dozen of the region's many community art centers:

North School News

2012-03-08 07:56:00

School news from the North suburban area:

The West at a glance

2012-03-08 07:54:00

News briefs from the West suburban area:

The South at a glace

2012-03-08 07:52:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:

The North at a glance

2012-03-08 07:48:00

News briefs from the North suburban area:

The East at a glance

2012-03-08 07:46:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:

South Notables

2012-03-08 06:02:00

Five girls were crowned Miss Greene County in their age divisions during the 22nd annual Miss Greene County Pageant.

Jefferson Hills police tell teen drivers about new law

2012-03-08 06:01:00

Drivers younger than 18 who do not buckle up may now be pulled over and cited just for that offense.

Meeting held to weigh Gill Hall options in West Jefferson Hills

2012-03-08 05:59:00

Enrollment at Gill Hall Elementary School has steadily increased from 247 students during the 2005-06 school year to 348.

Water main upgrades begin

2012-03-08 05:58:00

Pennsylvania American Water officials launched an $8.6 million initiative to improve Pittsburgh water systems.

Music society re-creates historic music, complete with costumes

2012-03-08 05:58:00

Members of the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra will performat 3:30 p.m. Sunday at historic Old St. Luke's Church in Scott.

Road leads to quilt show; Washington guild entry based on National Road

2012-03-08 05:56:00

A dozen members of the Washington County guild worked independently on a separate panel that depicted a scene along the National Road.

Reassuring gesture

2012-03-08 05:55:00

A hurried ride in an ambulance with sirens blaring, the anxiety of a medical procedure or a visit to an emergency room can be emotional.

Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God to celebrate at Whitehall campus

2012-03-08 05:55:00

To celebrate the sisters' work and the order's anniversary, a 90th anniversary Eucharistic liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Still no decision made on skate park in Dormonot

2012-03-08 05:52:00

Council has decided not to advertise an ordinance to ratify a 2010 vote approving the park and the subsequent contract for Pitcher Park.

Bethel Park police officer won't quit when he retires

2012-03-08 05:51:00

Officer Jim Modrak will retire after 25 years in the municipal police department and move to Bethel Park High School full time on April 4.

Mt. Lebanon band to march at Derby parade

2012-03-08 05:50:00

Mt. Lebanon High School Blue Devil band will march in front of what planners expect will be hundreds of thousands of spectators.

A newsmaker you should know: Dormont's happy warrior

2012-03-08 05:49:00

A lot has happened since the night in December that Willard "Bill" McCartney emerged from the crowd to take his seat on council.

Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair residents still fight Bedner farm plan

2012-03-08 05:48:00

A traffic engineer is "not at all concerned," but dozens of local homeowners and officials are.

AIU academy to mix online learning with work experience

2012-03-08 05:47:00

Next fall, students who are interested in attending a cyber charter school will have a new option.

Basketball thrives at special needs schools

2012-03-08 05:46:00

Brendan Hancock, 16, and Bobby Fox, 15, are in the midst of their own March Madness.

Details offered on Allegheny County appeal process

2012-03-08 05:45:00

Allegheny County residents received information on appealing their reassessed property values at a town hall meeting last Thursday.

West Municipal News

2012-03-08 05:40:00

Municipal news briefs from the West suburban area:

Academy proposal draws varied response in Sto-Rox

2012-03-08 05:39:00

A school-within-a-school approach that the district is considering for next year has drawn a mixed bag of comments from the community.

Grant awarded to Hopewell program that teaches students to serve

2012-03-08 05:38:00

The school is one of only seven to be awarded the grant money in Pennsylvania.

Industrial Scientific eyes Robinson

2012-03-08 05:37:00

An international gas detection company may shift its headquarters from North Fayette to Robinson.

Archery competition in students' sights in New Brighton

2012-03-08 05:36:00

A group of students from New Brighton Area High School are aiming for the bull's-eye.

Coalition vows to fight 911th Airlift Wing base closing

2012-03-08 05:34:00

The Military Affairs Coalition of Western Pennsylvania is continuing its drive to save the base in Moon.

Letters to the editor/West

2012-03-08 05:32:00

Drilling near a school? I can't believe grown adults would ever permit such a thing to happen.

A newsmaker you should know: Moon library's latest director continuously forward-thinking

2012-03-08 05:30:00

Suzanne Ruskin hit the ground running when she stepped into the role of director of Moon Township Public Library on Sept. 1.

Three fire companies planning merger

2012-03-08 05:29:00

The three Washington County fire departments are planning to merge into a single entity called the Fort Cherry Fire District.

Carnegie cancels arts fest

2012-03-08 05:28:00

The word is out that for the first time in nearly a quarter century, the Carnegie Arts and Heritage Festival will not be held.

No snow, no shovel rides in Beaver County

2012-03-08 05:28:00

The Beaver County Snow Shovel Riding Championship is officially cancelled for 2012, due to lack of snow.

Shaler Area science classes 'flip' for curriculum

2012-03-08 05:24:00

Students in ninth through 12th grades are using computers and other electronic devices to study science.

Seniors never too old to share Dr. Seuss

2012-03-08 05:23:00

As high school senior Jenn Chomos began to read, a lot of giggling could be heard in the classroom from her younger sister, Kristen.

Seneca Valley to review wellness policy

2012-03-08 05:22:00

The district is taking another look at policies relating to allergy management and snacks brought to classrooms.

Chinese classes approved in Hampton

2012-03-08 05:21:00

School directors gave permission to conduct the final interview and hire a full-time teacher to teach Chinese next year to eighth-graders.

Butler airport to add 12 unit hangar with $1 million state grant

2012-03-08 05:19:00

A $1 million state grant will allow Butler County Airport to add hangar space to its increasingly busy terminal.

A newsmaker you should know: 200 hugs cap lifetime of service in classroom

2012-03-08 05:19:00

Many teachers are wrapping up their careers when they reach their mid-50s, but Sister Antoinette Kostelnik was getting warmed up.

Church plans for Sewickley home irk neighbors

2012-03-08 05:18:00

The Presbyterian Church on Grant Street in Sewickley is planning to build a youth education center.

Ross drops idea of library tax

2012-03-08 05:17:00

Ross residents won't be voting on a special library tax after all.

Plan would shift 100 elementary pupils in Pine-Richland

2012-03-08 05:16:00

A vote on a plan is expected at the next regular school board meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 26.

Foundation offering scholarships, teacher grants

2012-03-08 05:06:00

The Norwin School District Community Foundation will offer students a total of $35,000 in college scholarships this spring.

Lecture shows friendship is a lifelong advantage

2012-03-08 05:05:00

A lecture that is part of Saint Vincent College's series on aging and spirituality, will be presented March 19 at the Unity campus.

Race funds cancer research

2012-03-08 05:04:00

The Fifth Annual Race For Grace will be held March 31 at Norwin High School.

Educational partnership helps women increase earning power

2012-03-08 05:04:00

After her divorce in 1999, Beth Trent of Luxor was a single mother with a baby to support.

A newsmaker you should know: Her Hair Peace continues to grow

2012-03-08 05:03:00

If you've ever called Hair Peace Charities, you may have recognized the voice at the other end of the line.

Police in Monroeville use Facebook to publicize series of burglaries

2012-03-08 05:02:00

Elected officials and police are mobilizing neighborhood watches and using Facebook to ensure residents are informed.

McKeesport home rule charter overhaul proposed

2012-03-08 00:36:00

McKeesport Councilman A.J. Tedesco suggested council revisit passages of the Home Rule Charter and the Third Class City Code.

McKeesport sets leasing policy for city's office space

2012-03-08 00:32:00

McKeesport Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a uniform policy for tenants leasing office space owned by the city.

Mayor Ravenstahl to address Brown University symposium on sustainability

2012-03-08 00:24:00

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will deliver the keynote address Friday at a Brown University symposium on urban sustainability.

Sandusky to get grand jury records before his trial

2012-03-08 00:23:00

A Pennsylvania judge says Jerry Sandusky will get the 581 pages of secret grand jury testimony before the start of his trial.

Driver involved in fatal Penn Hills crash charged

2012-03-08 00:22:00

Allegheny County police Thursday charged a New Kensington driver with a string of crimes stemming from a fatal collision in Penn Hills.

City's police union voting today for new president

2012-03-08 00:21:00

Two candidates are vying today to lead the city's police union for the next two years.

Mon Valley man indicted on drug trafficking charges

2012-03-08 00:19:00

A federal grand jury in West Virginia this week indicted a Monongahela Valley man on interstate drug distribution charges.

Afghanistan war vet killed in motorcycle accident

2012-03-08 00:19:00

An Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from Tarentum who was headed back to Afghanistan later this month was killed.

Trooper fatally shoots motorist on turnpike

2012-03-08 00:02:00

A state trooper shot and killed a Maryland man along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fulton County Tuesday night after the man accosted him wit

West Police Blotter

2012-03-08 00:02:00

Police news from the West suburban area:

Obituary: Van Barfoot / Hero fought in U.S. wars and to fly its flag

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Van Barfoot, a Medal of Honor recipient in World War II whose fight to fly an American flag outside his home 65 years later drew national at

Property assessments sent to Allegheny north, west suburbs

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Reassessment notices should be arriving at the homes of property owners in Allegheny County's west and north suburbs today.

Obituary: Ralph McQuarrie / Artist who drew film characters Darth Vader, humanoid robot C-3PO

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Ralph McQuarrie, an artist whose paintings of a gold-plated robot in an otherworldly desert and an intergalactic sword duel between a scragg

Obituary: Donald Payne / New Jersey's only black congressman

Obituary: Donald Payne / New Jersey's only black congressman

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Donald Payne, New Jersey's first and so far only black congressman and a leading advocate for democracy in Africa during 23 years in the U.S

Son of slain West Deer couple given high bond

2012-03-08 00:01:00

A district judge on Wednesday set a high bond for the son of a slain West Deer couple after prosecutors called him "a prime suspect."

Local centers showcase art, performance and more

Local centers showcase art, performance and more

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Art centers vary in size, offerings, audience and hours, but have a welcoming quality that extends to anyone who walks through the door.

Reward offered in West Mifflin shooting death

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information about the shooting death of a man whose body was found behind a West Miffli

Obituary: George 'Pete' Dillon / Nuclear services leader at Westinghouse

2012-03-08 00:00:00

From a boy who took pleasure in reassembling transistor radios, George "Pete" Dillon grew up to lead Westinghouse Electric Co.'s nuclear ser

Penguins win seventh in a row

2012-03-07 22:07:00

The Penguins scored three unanswered goals for their seventh win in a row, 3-2, against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Consol Energy Cen

Long Island defeats Robert Morris, 90-73 in NCAA Tournament bid

2012-03-07 21:52:00

For the second year in a row, Robert Morris came up one game short of an Northeast championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. The Colonials lo

Pitt finalizes 2012 football schedule

2012-03-07 20:06:00

Pitt completed its 2012 football schedule Wednesday but needed some help from the Big East in order to do so.

Allegheny County issues assessments for north, west suburbs

2012-03-07 16:42:00

New assessment numbers went on-line today for properties in Allegheny County's western and northern suburbs.

Cops find cash stolen in Strip District armored-car killing

2012-03-07 16:25:00

Accused killer Ken Konias Jr. remains at large.

'Le Magnifique' cast in bronze: Lemieux statue unveiled

'Le Magnifique' cast in bronze: Lemieux statue unveiled

2012-03-07 16:17:00

On a gorgeous midday that at least approached 66 degrees, the Penguins today unveiled a statue of team owner Mario Lemieux.

Sandusky to get grand jury records prior to trial

2012-03-07 16:15:00

HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania judge says Jerry Sandusky will get the 581 pages of secret grand jury testimony before the start of his trial o

Mon Valley man face drug charges in W.Va.

2012-03-07 15:47:00

A federal grand jury in West Virginia has indicted a Monongahela Valley man on interstate drug distribution charges following an arrest last

Afghanistan veteran from Tarentum dies in N.C. crash

2012-03-07 15:11:00

An Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from Tarentum who was headed back to Afghanistan later this month was killed Tuesday in

West Virginia falls to Connecticut in OT

2012-03-07 14:39:00

NEW YORK -- No. 9 seed Connecticut defeated No. 8 seed West Virginia, 71-67, in overtime in the second round of the Big East tournament.

Moon police confiscate elementary student's pellet gun

2012-03-07 13:57:00

The student brought the pellet gun to a bus stop this morning.

Political work major part of her job with Orie, woman says

2012-03-07 13:19:00

A woman who worked for state Sen. Jane Orie in her North Hills district office for less than a year testified this morning she spent a subst

FBI using Facebook to help track down fugitive Konias

2012-03-07 12:58:00

The FBI hopes to use Facebook to raise awareness about the case of a fugitive security guard charged with killing his partner in a $2.3 mill

Woman faces multiple charges in fatal crash

2012-03-07 11:59:00

Allegheny County police charged a New Kensington driver with a string of crimes stemming from a fatal collision in Penn Hills last month.

Pa. Senate panel moves bill to void federal health care law

2012-03-07 11:34:00

A Senate panel approved a proposal to make the federal health care law and its requirement that residents purchase health insurance illegal

19-year-old killed in Slippery Rock collision

2012-03-07 11:20:00

Zachary Cheeseman, of Portersville, was driving east on Route 422 at a "high rate of speed" when he crossed into oncoming traffic.

Walker to sit out Blue Jays game today

2012-03-07 11:13:00

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was scratched from today's lineup with lower back tightness, according to a Pirates re

Residents protest Second Avenue speeding

Residents protest Second Avenue speeding

2012-03-07 11:06:00

They ask the city to lower the speed limit and create a school zone -- sans school.

Early retirement deadline extended in Mars Area

2012-03-07 05:05:00

Board members on Tuesday extended the deadline from March 1 to May 31.

Mercer County man indicted on child porn charges

2012-03-07 05:00:00

Armando Cruz, 43, of Mercer, remained in the Mercer County Prison Tuesday night on four federal charges.

McKeesport to contract with company for recycling station

2012-03-07 04:58:00

The contract will allow the city to outsource its recycling program while expanding it to include recyclables.

Disabled woman killed in Cranberry house fire

2012-03-07 00:12:00

A Butler County woman died early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in her bedroom.

Standard & Poor's affirm's Penn State's long-term bond rating

2012-03-07 00:08:00

Standard & Poor's says it has affirmed Penn State University's "AA" long-term rating on the school's various bonds.

Obituary: Jerome Eisner / Musician who thrived on local jazz scene

Obituary: Jerome Eisner / Musician who thrived on local jazz scene

2012-03-07 00:08:00

Publicly, their gigs were separate. He played to earn a living, she chose the fun singing engagements.

Mayor knocks down Shields nomination to police review board

2012-03-07 00:03:00

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office on Tuesday quickly rejected the suggestion that former City Councilman Doug Shields be appointed to the Citiz

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