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North Municipal News

2012-03-08 09:31:00

Municipal news briefs from the North suburban area:


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.


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 North at a glance

2012-03-08 07:48:00

News briefs from the North suburban area:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Traffic stoppages possible tonight on Route 28

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Brief traffic stoppages are possible on northbound Route 28 in Millvale tonight and early Thursday.


Deputies arrest Harrison woman on most-wanted list

2012-03-06 20:18:00

A Harrison woman accused of assaulting a deputy who tried to treat her lacerations while she was awaiting a ride to the jail last year was a


Woman dies in fire in Cranberry

2012-03-06 07:36:00

Flames broke out before 2 a.m. in the home along Fox Run Road in Cranberry.


Book is closed on library tax in Ross

2012-03-06 05:27:00

Commissioners had been considering asking residents to vote to approve a 0.22-mill tax to help fund the Northland Public Library.


Charges filed against boy who brought pellet gun to school

2012-03-06 05:21:00

The boy faces juvenile charges of making terroristic threats, having a weapon on school property and disorderly conduct.


Seneca Valley considers debt refinancing

2012-03-06 05:19:00

Record low interest rates have school board members looking at refinancing nearly $5 million of the district's debt.


Altmire will stay on ballot, judge rules

Altmire will stay on ballot, judge rules

2012-03-06 00:00:00

A Commonwealth Court judge rejected a challenge of U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire's nominating petitions Monday.


County to close Blackburn Road in Sewickley Heights

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Blackburn Road in Sewickley Heights will close at 7 a.m. Wednesday for about two weeks just west of the Thawmont Drive intersection to allow


Erie man dies in one-car crash on I-79

2012-03-06 00:00:00

An Erie man died when his car hit a guardrail on Interstate 79 in Mercer County Monday and flipped over several times.


Neshannock man, 84, dies in fire

2012-03-06 00:00:00

An 84-year-old man was killed early Monday in Lawrence County after being overcome by smoke from a fire smoldering in his bedroom.


Motorist killed in I-79 crash in Mercer County

2012-03-05 20:15:00

An Erie man died when his car hit a guardrail on Interstate 79 in Mercer County today and flipped over several times.


Orie staffer says she spent half her time on campaign work

2012-03-05 13:56:00

A staffer for state Sen. Jane Orie testified this morning that during peak political seasons, more than 50 percent of her workday was spent


Police arrest suspects in robbery at McDonald's in Shaler

2012-03-05 00:01:00

Police believe three men arrested in a McDonald's restaurant robbery in Shaler Sunday morning might be responsible for more than a half doze


District to offer counseling after ex-student???s death

2012-03-04 23:45:00

Seneca Valley school officials will make counselors available today in the wake of a traffic incident that claimed the life of a former stud


Three arrested in heist at Shaler McDonald's

2012-03-04 20:07:00

Police have arrested three men suspected of stealing $2,332 from a McDonald's restaurant in Shaler this morning, firing a gunshot at the cei


Seneca Valley counselors available in wake of teen death

2012-03-04 09:13:00

Seneca Valley school officials will make counselors available Monday in the wake of a fatal traffic accident that claimed the life of a form


10-year-old accused of bringing BB gun to school

2012-03-04 08:10:00

A 10-year-old boy is facing charges after police said he took a BB gun to a Butler County school.


Sen. Orie says politics was kept out of legislative office

2012-03-04 00:01:00

State Sen. Jane Orie's lawyer spent a second day Saturday trying to show that his client kept politics out of her legislative offices, but p


Teenager killed while standing in middle of Interstate 79

2012-03-04 00:00:00

A 17-year-old who had been standing in the middle of a southbound lane of Interstate 79 in Butler County Saturday morning died after he was


10-year old faces charges for allegedly taking BB gun to school

2012-03-03 21:56:00

A 10-year old boy is facing charges after police said he took a BB gun to a Butler County school.


Local doctor unwittingly sparks scare at Rush Limbaugh's home

2012-03-02 16:09:00

A Franklin Park man unknowingly caused a bomb scare at Rush Limbaugh's Florida home when he sent a digital photo frame as a business pitch.


Ex-Ross resident sentenced in mobile-home scheme

2012-03-02 10:59:00

A former Ross man who convinced investors to buy into used mobile homes that didn't really exist was sentenced today to four years and three


Garda armed guard called nervous at pickup

2012-03-02 00:00:00

One of the last people to see an armed security guard alive said he seemed nervous and rushed as he made a cash pick-up while his


Aide: Orie ordered campaign work

2012-03-02 00:00:00

State Sen. Jane Orie's former chief of staff spent the entire day on the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the McCandless


Your next phone app may be made by students

Your next phone app may be made by students

2012-03-01 14:47:00

Next time South Fayette and Quaker Valley students wonder, "Is there an app for that?"


Hair Peace charity keeps growing

Hair Peace charity keeps growing

2012-03-01 11:23:00

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


American Legion tries to regain former glory in Sewickley

American Legion tries to regain former glory in Sewickley

2012-03-01 10:46:00

Nestled at the far end of Chadwick Street adjacent to the railroad tracks in Sewickley sits Walter Robinson American Legion Post 450.


A newsmaker you should know: Music teacher not first in family to receive award

A newsmaker you should know: Music teacher not first in family to receive award

2012-03-01 10:40:00

The application for the Music Educators Association Citation of Excellence Awards is lengthy, but winner Shawn Funk wouldn't know.


Etna to have few wells under new rules, official says

2012-03-01 10:26:00

The state's new Marcellus Shale drilling rules provide enough restrictions that most of Etna should be free of gas wells.


The North at a glance

2012-03-01 07:37:00

News briefs from the North suburban area:


North School News

2012-03-01 05:49:00

Deer Lakes: The high school will be host to the two-day Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Junior High District Orchestra Festival.


Sen. Pippy looks forward to more time with family

2012-03-01 05:48:00

Mr. Pippy, 41, announced Jan. 24 that he will not run for re-election. His term ends Nov. 30.


Girl Scouts to celebrate 100th anniversary

2012-03-01 05:46:00

Former and current Girl Scouts and troop leaders can share their experiences and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the organization.


Air Force offers to allow Pine-Richland to drop JROTC

2012-03-01 05:45:00

More than two dozen young people turned out Monday night in their dress-blues to underscore their support for the program.


German company building a new facility in Adams

2012-03-01 05:43:00

Engineered in Germany. Manufactured in America.


North Allegheny board to vote on cyber charter school

2012-03-01 05:42:00

North Allegheny school directors are expected to vote this month on a proposal to start a pilot cyber charter school for grades 3-8


Beattie academic program's end brings questions

2012-03-01 05:40:00

Ending the academic program for students with behavioral issues was one of the biggest disappointments of his career, Rich Herko said.


Freedom Road conflicts continue in Cranberry

2012-03-01 05:39:00

When it comes to Freedom Road, Bruce Mazzoni, chairman of the Cranberry supervisors, is tired of discussing the property's use.


Cranberry saves money on loans

2012-03-01 05:37:00

Record low interest rates have allowed Cranberry to capitalize on refinancings that have netted the township savings of more than


Countylines: News from Allegheny County Council

2012-03-01 04:51:00

When CCAC opened in 1966, it offered Frances Kralosky Dice an affordable opportunity to attend college full time.


Avalon could go west in new county district map

2012-03-01 00:01:00

Emsworth would remain part of Allegheny County's Council District 1, while nearby Avalon would join the western suburbs in District


Pressure to excel can create too much tension for teens

Pressure to excel can create too much tension for teens

2012-03-01 00:00:00

For teens in the race to try to get into the colleges of their choice, the decision can be excruciating, the process exhausting.


NorthScape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-01 00:00:00

McCandless -- The North Allegheny School District physical education department will be sponsor a public blood drive Wednesday.


New Brighton bank robber eludes police

2012-02-29 14:45:00

Police said a man in his mid 20s jumped the counter at the First National Bank in New Brighton this morning and ran off with some money.


Allegheny County council considers redistrict plan

2012-02-29 00:00:00

More than 125,000 people in Allegheny County would have new representatives under the latest version of a proposed redistricting plan.


Crash snarls McKnight Road traffic

Crash snarls McKnight Road traffic

2012-02-28 08:44:00

A multivehicle crash on McKnight Road snarled southbound traffic this morning.


School calendar set in Pine-Richland

2012-02-28 06:26:00

School directors last night settled on a district calendar that sets Aug. 28 as the first day of school for students.


Body found after fire still being investigated

2012-02-28 00:10:00

New Castle police are investigating the death of a man as a homicide after his body was found in a burned-out home.


Police seek suspect in Shenango shooting

2012-02-28 00:10:00

Police in Lawrence County have obtained an arrest warrant for a man accused of opening fire on another man Sunday afternoon in Shenango.


Driver dies after brief chase in McCandless

2012-02-28 00:09:00

Investigators said a man was drunk when he left a McCandless bar Sunday night, hit several police cruisers and slammed into a tree.


Man killed in McCandless wreck was drunk, drove into cops

2012-02-27 13:44:00

Investigators said a man was drunk when he left a McCandless bar Sunday night, hit several police cruisers and slammed into a tree -- a cras


6 jurors selected for Orie's second public corruption trial

2012-02-27 13:07:00

Six jurors have been selected today in the criminal case of state Sen. Jane C. Orie.


Coroner identifies body found in Shenango River

2012-02-27 12:45:00

The Lawrence County Coroner has identified a man whose body was found in the Shenango River on Saturday as 56-year-old Jeffery Mackey.


Population shift causes need for redrawn county council district lines

2012-02-27 12:42:00

Population growth in the North Hills has created a "waterfall effect" that is likely to bring major changes in several downstream Allegheny


New Castle cops: Body found after house fire could be homicide

2012-02-27 12:41:00

New Castle police are investigating as a homicide the death of a man whose body was found at a home that caught fire on Saturday.


Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Shenango shooting

2012-02-27 11:45:00

Police in Lawrence County have obtained an arrest warrant for a man accused of opening fire on another man in Sunday afternoon in Shenango T


Coroner identifies body found in Shenango River

2012-02-27 00:00:00

The Lawrence County Coroner has identified a man whose body was found in the Shenango River on Saturday as 56-year-old Jeffery Mackey.


New Castle cops: Body found after house fire could be homicide

2012-02-27 00:00:00

New Castle police are investigating as a homicide the death of a man whose body was found at a home that caught fire on Saturday.


Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Shenango shooting

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Police in Lawrence County have obtained an arrest warrant for a man accused of opening fire on another man in Sunday afternoon in Shenango


Jury selection to begin today for Jane Orie

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Jury selection begins today in the retrial of the criminal case against state Sen. Jane C. Orie.


Westmoreland school administrator among fatal crash victims

2012-02-26 13:47:00

A Franklin Regional School District administrator and his wife were among three people killed in a chain-reaction pile-up on Interstate 80 i


'Outlaw Platoon': Murrysville native describes the Afghan war he fought

'Outlaw Platoon': Murrysville native describes the Afghan war he fought

2012-02-26 00:01:00

The American platoon stopped its Humvees in the road. Ahead, a small boy of about 6, dressed in rags, staggered in circles.


One killed in New Castle apartment blaze

2012-02-26 00:00:00

One person died Saturday morning in a fire in a New Castle apartment.


Body of man found in Shenango River in New Castle

2012-02-26 00:00:00

The body of an unidentified man was pulled from the Shenango River in New Castle Saturday morning.


Turnpike delays plan to replace six bridges

2012-02-26 00:00:00

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has delayed plans to replace six bridges in Indiana Township, Harmar and Hampton to make way for a widening projec


Multi-vehicle crash on I-80 kills at least three

2012-02-25 20:25:00

At least three people were killed in a multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 in Venango County this afternoon during a whiteo


Death reported in New Castle blaze

2012-02-25 15:57:00

One person died this morning in a fire in a building housing apartments in New Castle.


Beattie drops academic program

2012-02-24 09:21:00

The joint operating committee of A.W. Beattie Career Center last night voted to close the vo-tech school's academic program.


Cranberry supervisors approve bond sale

2012-02-24 05:49:00

A rate of about 2.15 percent was locked on the $11.85 million refinancing that pays the balance of bonds floated in 2003 and 2008.


Seven Fields man dies in crash in turnpike

2012-02-24 00:01:00

A Butler County man died Thursday morning when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer, which then dragged him about 300 feet on the Pennsylvania Tu


Driver dies in turnpike accident near Cranberry

2012-02-23 18:20:00

A Butler County man died this morning when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer, which then dragged his vehicle about 300 feet along the Pennsylv


The North at a glance

2012-02-23 10:29:00

News briefs from the North suburban area:


North Allegheny OKs contract with union

2012-02-23 06:19:00

Seventy-nine workers are covered by the contract, which runs from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2014.


Route 28 closed southbound on Friday night

2012-02-23 05:56:00

Southbound Route 28 will be closed at the Millvale exit on Friday night, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.


NorthScape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-23 05:48:00

Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, 299 Center Ave., will host the annual World Day of Prayer service at 11 a.m. March 2.


North School News

2012-02-23 05:44:00

Tickets are available for the spring musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," at Fox Chapel.


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