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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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


Three fire departments plan merger

2012-03-06 05:33:00

Firefighters are drafting bylaws with a plan to formally merge under a single chief.


One killed, one injured in Washington Co. house fire

2012-03-04 00:00:00

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a house fire in Washington County Saturday morning.


Two sentenced to life terms in 2003 execution-style slaying

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Two men convicted of killing a California, Pa., man almost a decade ago again asserted their innocence before being sentenced Friday in Wash


Woman killed in Washington County fire is identified

2012-03-03 19:51:00

The Washington County coroner's office has identified the person who died today in a Union Township fire.


Two men sentenced in 2003 Washington County slaying

2012-03-03 13:49:00

Two men convicted of killing a California, Pa., man almost a decade ago again asserted their innocence before being sentenced Friday in Wash


Three arrested in Greene County heroin bust

2012-03-01 18:46:00

Three people remained in jail today after state police said they found 722 bags of heroin, thousands of dollars in cash and syringes in a Gr


In the wake of the shale rush, Washington County experiencing high rate of job growth

2012-03-01 10:24:00

The county is described as "unequaled in job growth" in southwestern Pennsylvania and as "the epicenter of this region's growth."


The South at a glance

2012-03-01 07:32:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


South Notables

2012-03-01 05:33:00

A number of Canon-McMillan High School students were recognized for their art accomplishments.


Little Lake Theatre offers acting class

2012-03-01 05:30:00

Have you ever watched an actor on stage or screen and asked yourself if you could perform?


Mingo Creek County Park visit is an education

2012-03-01 05:28:00

There is a long list of activities at the park that are geared towards educating about the outdoors.


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.


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-01 00:00:00

Baldwin Borough - Irish harpist Trish NicGabhain will perform traditional and contemporary Irish and folk music at a free concert.


Rink where Pens often practice is for sale

2012-02-29 08:16:00

The Iceoplex at Southpointe, perhaps best known as a practice facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins, is for sale.


Body in Monongahela River investigated

2012-02-28 12:17:00

Police in Washington County are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the Monongahela River about five hours after she


Burgettstown resident dies in 3-vehicle crash

2012-02-25 00:00:00

One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Burgettstown yesterday morning, state police said.


One person dead after Washington County crash

2012-02-24 09:51:00

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Burgettstown this morning, a Washington County dispatch supervisor said.


The South at a glance

2012-02-23 10:34:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


South Notables

2012-02-23 05:35:00

More than 80 students along with some faculty members from Waynesburg University will spend their spring break on mission trips.


Chemistry elective too expensive, Peters students told

2012-02-23 05:29:00

Peters Township High School won't get an organic chemistry class anytime soon, despite pleas to the school board.


W&J professor's book offers insight into school days of presidents and first ladies

2012-02-23 05:28:00

Half of the nation's presidents and first ladies became teachers, author James Longo says, but all of them once were students.


Woman's play illustrates Monessen's link to the Titanic

2012-02-23 05:15:00

While searching copies of Mon Valley newspapers at a microfilm reader for a writing project, Cassandra Vivian came across something


Education budget plan holds line on basic funding, eliminates block grants

2012-02-23 00:00:00

Gov. Corbett's proposed education budget doesn't include the drastic cuts that last year's plan produced, but it's still not good news for d


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-23 00:00:00

Baldwin Borough -- Irish harpist Trish NicGabhain will perform traditional and contemporary Irish and folk music at a free concert.


Peters, district settle lawsuit with parent

2012-02-22 17:43:00

Peters and its school district have settled a federal suit by a resident and former basketball coach who claimed her civil rights were viola


2012 High School Musicals

2012 High School Musicals

2012-02-22 09:34:00

You know spring is almost here when it's time to present the annual list of Western Pennsylvania high school musicals. If this list is missi


State probing second spill at Marcellus Shale well

2012-02-21 06:58:00

The DEP was continuing its investigation of the second spill in three months at a Chevron-Appalachia Marcellus Shale gas well operation in R


Head-on wreck in Washington County injures 5

2012-02-20 16:58:00

Police said a head-on collision on Route 88 in Washington County left five people injured, including three children riding in a minivan with


Police consider charges after WPIAL playoff punch

2012-02-20 14:15:00

Police at California University of Pennsylvania said today they are considering filing criminal charges against a high school basketball pla


DEP investigates spill at gas well site in Washington Co.

2012-02-19 13:47:00

The state Department of Environmental Protection is continuing its investigation of the second spill in three months of condensate, "wet ga


Elvis the elk is alive and well after W.Va. grants him a reprieve

Elvis the elk is alive and well after W.Va. grants him a reprieve

2012-02-16 09:15:00

Elvis is alive. The embattled elk that wandered off a Greene County farm last year now has a permanent home in West Virginia.


The South at a glance

2012-02-16 07:27:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


New shale regulation may prompt lawsuit

2012-02-16 05:40:00

Several municipalities in Washington County began bracing for a potential court challenge.


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-16 00:01:00

Baldwin Borough -- Irish harpist Trish NicGabhain will perform traditional and contemporary Irish and folk music at a free concert


Lack of sunlight can lead to seasonal affective disorder

Lack of sunlight can lead to seasonal affective disorder

2012-02-16 00:00:00

This has been a particularly mild winter, yet many residents of Western Pennsylvania are waiting for what feels like an extended fall to tur


Federal, state agent raid doctor's office in Peters

2012-02-15 00:01:00

Federal and state agents on Tuesday raided a doctor's office in Peters where the Drug Enforcement Administration served an order barring the


Peters hears concerns over new sewage system tap-ins

2012-02-14 05:23:00

Developers and homebuilders in Peters told council members that an ongoing dispute is costing them "hundreds of millions of dollars and thou


Power plant developer accepts conditions

2012-02-14 05:05:00

The developers of a planned power plant in Robinson, Washington County, have accepted the conditions that township supervisors placed on the


Mine worker hurt in Washington County

2012-02-12 16:19:00

A mine worker was injured in an accident at a Consol Energy site in Washington County Saturday.


Valentine's Day recipes for a long, happy marriage

Valentine's Day recipes for a long, happy marriage

2012-02-09 00:00:00

As Valentine's Day approaches, we are reminded by some who know best that the expression of love doesn't come in a box of chocolates, a


State trooper arraigned on homicide-by-vehicle charge

2012-02-09 00:00:00

An off-duty state trooper based in the Pittsburgh barracks was arraigned this morning on a charge of homicide by vehicle while driving


Antiques show focuses on women

Antiques show focuses on women

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Organizers of the 37th Pittsburgh Antiques Show are offering patrons a chance to view a glass exhibit that focuses on a topic that's rarely


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Washington -- Washington Festival Chorale will present its Songs of the Heart concert and meal starting at 1 p.m. Feb.


Professionals give children a look at their dream jobs

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Joyce Ellis, executive director of the LeMoyne Community Center in Washington, believes if children embrace their "dream job"


The South at a glance

2012-02-09 00:00:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


A newsmaker you should know: Washington woman uses own energy to revive LeMoyne center

2012-02-09 00:00:00

When Joyce Ellis was named executive director of the Le-Moyne Community Center in Washington in 2007, the title was a bit misleading.


DeWeese guilty of five felonies

2012-02-07 00:00:00

HARRISBURG -- A Dauphin County jury on Monday found longtime Democratic state representative and House Speaker Bill DeWeese guilty of all


Many still supportive of DeWeese despite conviction

2012-02-07 00:00:00

In Waynesburg, a coal and college town that was home base for state Rep.


Sarris cleanup will take about a month

2012-02-07 00:00:00

Sarris Candies' landmark retail candy store in Canonsburg will remain closed for about a month after last week's fire, but candy orders and


Officials say fire at Sarris Candies 'not suspicious'

2012-02-05 00:00:00

An official says a fire early Friday morning at the Sarris Candies factory in Canonsburg destroyed nearly 20,000 pounds of chocolate.


Damage minimal but gooey from fire at Sarris Candy

Damage minimal but gooey from fire at Sarris Candy

2012-02-04 00:00:00

Firefighters slipped on floors slick with melted chocolate, ultimately calling hazardous-materials teams to scrub the sweet goo from their


Fire breaks out at Sarris Candies

Fire breaks out at Sarris Candies

2012-02-03 00:00:00

A fire at Sarris Candies in Canonsburg was smoky but apparently did little damage to the ice cream parlor and retail store at the


Missing elk puts family on horns of a dilemma

2012-02-03 00:00:00

The family spent months searching winding back roads in Greene County, following his tracks.


Death penalty sought in elderly woman's killing

2012-02-02 00:00:00

The Washington County District Attorney's office today announced it will seek the death penalty against a 23-year-old man accused of


Man held for trial in slaying of former girlfriend

2012-02-02 00:00:00

On the morning of the day Karissa Kunco was found slain on the side of a rural Washington County road, Randol Taylor testified that he got


Flares from Marcellus Shale wells attracting plenty of attention

Flares from Marcellus Shale wells attracting plenty of attention

2012-02-02 00:00:00

They've been mistaken for everything from forest fires to gas well explosions -- even alien space craft.


The South at a glance

2012-02-02 00:00:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Bethel Park Public Library will be host to Mother Goose Storytime for children ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years old at 10 a.m.


McDonald's manager receives chain's highest award

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Bigwigs mingled with Big Macs at McDonald's in Canonsburg last week, but the occasion wasn't to announce the release of a new menu item.


Corbett may boost small-game limits

2012-02-02 00:00:00

After talking about it for more than a decade, state legislators have given Gov.


Peters cops end high school football investigation

2012-02-01 02:03:00

Peters police Chief Harry Fruecht today announced that his department has ended its investigation of complaints about high school athletes b


Peters cops end high school football investigation

2012-02-01 00:00:00

Peters police Chief Harry Fruecht today announced that his department has ended its investigation of complaints about high school athletes


Power plant developer given more time to review conditions

2012-01-31 00:00:00

Supervisors in Robinson, Washington County, on Monday night granted power plant developers an additional 15 business days to accept the 55 c


Woman hospitalized after sledgehammer attack

2012-01-31 00:00:00

A Washington County man was charged with attempted homicide after police said he attacked a woman with a sledgehammer on Sunday.


Coach's attorney rebuts claims

2012-01-30 00:00:00

An attorney hired by the Peters Township High School head football coach has dismissed allegations that players with concussions were allowe


Washington man charged in sledgehammer attack

2012-01-30 00:00:00

A Washington County man was charged with attempted homicide after police said he attacked a woman with a sledgehammer on Sunday.


Washington County dentist accused of over-prescribing painkillers

2012-01-27 00:00:00

A Washington County dentist was arrested today after investigators with the state attorney general's office said he over-prescribed narcotic


North Strabane landmark restaurant 'total loss' after fire

2012-01-27 00:00:00

North Strabane fire Chief Mark Grimm said Frankie I's Bar and Grill is "a total loss" after a blaze that started in the kitchen ripped throu


Inquest scheduled into Washington Co. inmate's death

2012-01-27 00:00:00

The Washington County coroner announced Thursday that he plans to investigate the death of an inmate who died in the county jail this fall.


Peters police investigate high school football program

2012-01-27 00:00:00

Peters police are investigating the high school football program and its head coach regarding complaints about players participating in spor


Rabies incidents high in Allegheny County

Rabies incidents high in Allegheny County

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Allegheny County tied with Lancaster County for the second-highest number of confirmed animal rabies cases in the state last year -- narrowl


Peters cops open investigation of high school football program

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Police in Peters, Washington County, are investigating the Peters Township High School football program after receiving a complaint Wednesda


Inquest scheduled into Washington Co. inmate's death

2012-01-26 00:00:00

The Washington County coroner announced today that he plans to hold an inquest into the death of an inmate at the county jail.


Pennsylvania asks for freeze on Adequate Yearly Progress

Pennsylvania asks for freeze on Adequate Yearly Progress

2012-01-26 00:00:00

When the federal No Child Left Behind legislation was signed into law in 2002, it called for all students in public schools that receive fed


A newsmaker you should know: New education director joins Steel Center Area Vo-Tech

A newsmaker you should know: New education director joins Steel Center Area Vo-Tech

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Kevin Rice is proof of the fallacy of vocational-technical education's biggest misconception: that students do not go on to post-secondary s


The South at a glance

2012-01-26 00:00:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


The West at a glance

2012-01-26 00:00:00

News briefs from the West suburban area:


Concerns expressed about football coach

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Some parents and athletic trainers in the Peters Township School District say they are concerned about the high school football program and


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Brentwood -- St. Peter's Episcopal Church youth group will present the third annual Winter Wake-Up Call from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the ch


Police reveal Clemons evidence

Police reveal Clemons evidence

2012-01-25 00:00:00

In the hours between the time Karissa Kunco disappeared and when her body was found, state police said her estranged boyfriend, Jordan Clemo


Two men guilty of killing drug dealer turned informant

2012-01-25 00:00:00

Two men were found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy Tuesday night in the 2003 shooting death of a drug dealer-turned-informant.


22-year-old charged in stabbing of ex-girlfriend

22-year-old charged in stabbing of ex-girlfriend

2012-01-24 00:00:00

The ex-boyfriend of a 21-year-old woman found stabbed to death on the side of a Washington County road was charged Monday in her slaying. St


Ex-boyfriend arraigned in Baldwin woman's killing

2012-01-24 00:00:00

The man charged in the stabbing death of a 21-year-old Baldwin Borough woman who was found slain on the side of a Washington County road Jan


Ex-boyfriend charged with homicide in Baldwin case, lawyer says

2012-01-23 00:00:00

The ex-boyfriend of a 21-year-old woman found slain on the side of a Washington County road has been charged with criminal homicide, online


Three prison guards face trial while another is cleared

2012-01-21 00:00:00

Some criminal charges against suspended State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh officers Bruce S. Lowther, Jerome J. Lynch and Sean R. Sto


Washington County woman dies after bus knocks her down

2012-01-21 00:00:00

A Washington County woman suffered fatal injuries when she struck her head after she was knocked down by a vehicle while crossing the parkin


Economic downturn, necessity lead to more multi-generation households in suburbs

Economic downturn, necessity lead to more multi-generation households in suburbs

2012-01-19 00:00:00

About 5 million households in Pennsylvania had three or more generations living under the same roof in 2010, according to Census Bureau figu


Man sentenced for mortgage fraud

2012-01-19 00:00:00

A Washington County man was sentenced Tuesday to four years and nine months in prison for mail fraud in a mortgage scheme.


Washington man indicted on child pornography charges

2012-01-19 00:00:00

A Washington, Pa., man paid for access to Internet transmissions of child sex shows in the Philippines, according to a federal indictment ab


A newsmaker you should know: Trolleys 'transported' Becker to area -- and kept him here

A newsmaker you should know: Trolleys 'transported' Becker to area -- and kept him here

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Knowing a little about Scott Becker's lifelong interest in electrical railways helps explain why he has a book titled "Frank Julian Sprague:


Power plants OK'd on 55 conditions from Washington County township

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Side-by-side power plants -- one fueled by natural gas and the other by waste coal -- gained approval Monday night in Robinson, Washington C


The South at a glance

2012-01-19 00:00:00

News briefs from the South suburban area


Upper St. Clair, Peters ponder tax hikes beyond limit

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Taxpayers in Upper St. Clair and Peters likely will have to dig deeper into their pocketbooks this year as both school districts are expecte


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Brentwood -- St. Peter's Episcopal Church youth group will present the third annual Winter Wake-Up Call from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28 at the chu


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