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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.


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:


The West at a glance

2012-03-08 07:54:00

News briefs from the West suburban area:


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.


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.


West Police Blotter

2012-03-08 00:02:00

Police news from the West suburban area:


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.


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.


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.


State troopers help deliver baby on Interstate 79

2012-03-06 16:14:00

The mother and child then went by ambulance to Magee-WOmens Hospital of UPMC, where they are in good condition


More criticism aimed at Upper St. Clair housing development

2012-03-06 05:42:00

Nearby residents said the traffic generated by so many new homes in such a congested area will be "intolerable."


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.


Lawrence County man dies of smoke inhalation in bedroom fire

2012-03-05 11:24:00

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


Airport section of Montour Trail set for opening

Airport section of Montour Trail set for opening

2012-03-05 07:54:00

The Montour Trail has scheduled the grand opening of a 6.3-mile segment connecting to Pittsburgh International Airport for the first day of


New connector trail puts runners in fast company

2012-03-05 07:41:00

While the latest addition to the Montour Trail will be a boon for bicyclists, runners might want to stick to the knee-friendly crushed limes


Casey asks for rationale for decision to close 911th

2012-03-03 17:13:00

Sen. Bob Casey yesterday said he has asked the secretary of the Air Force for an analysis of the decision to close the 911th Airlift Wing in


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?"


West Municipal News

2012-03-01 14:00:00

News briefs from the West suburban area:


Residents brace for closing of Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge

Residents brace for closing of Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge

2012-03-01 10:55:00

In one Beaver County town, the past and the present is all about bridges.


A newsmaker you should know: Robinson treasurer took long, winding road to get position

A newsmaker you should know: Robinson treasurer took long, winding road to get position

2012-03-01 10:50:00

John Douglas Perkey likes hot rods when it comes to cars, but in business he's all about efficiency and customer service.


Iceoplex at Southpointe for sale at $11 million

Iceoplex at Southpointe for sale at $11 million

2012-03-01 09:00:00

For a mere $11 million, you could own the complex where the Pittsburgh Penguins practice.


The West at a glance

2012-03-01 07:28:00

News briefs from the West suburban area:


Development spurs traffic fears in Bridgeville

2012-03-01 05:18:00

Cee Cee McNulty of Main Street in Bridgeville is worried these days.


Moon Area schools board hears presentation on full-day kindergarten

2012-03-01 05:16:00

A full-day kindergarten program is being touted to Moon Area school directors.


Sto-Rox group takes neighborhood watch to Web

2012-03-01 05:14:00

The Sto-Rox Block Watch group Monday night unveiled its online public incidence database program for tracking reports of crime.


$13 million in contracts awarded for Montour athletic center

2012-03-01 05:14:00

Montour is moving forward with renovations to the high school's swimming pool and gymnasium building.


South Fayette intends to fight state shale law

2012-03-01 05:08:00

South Fayette's natural gas drilling regulations are under attack from both the Marcellus Shale industry and the state.


Group offers help to Bridgeville area grandparents raising their grandchildren

2012-03-01 05:07:00

For a growing number of grandparents, the tools of retirement aren't a golf club or tennis racket.


Sto-Rox considers opening 'school within a school'

2012-03-01 05:06:00

The district is considering the possibility of a charter school opening within its borders.


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.


WestScape: the West Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-01 00:01:00

New Brighton -- The Merrick Art Gallery will hold an opening reception for "The Merrick Art Gallery Presents: The American Civil War!"


West Police Blotter

2012-03-01 00:01:00

Police news from the West suburban area:


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.


Accused piggy bank thief arrested

2012-02-29 17:08:00

A man charged with stealing $400 in mostly half-dollars and silver dollars from a two-year-old boy's piggy bank was arrested this morning on


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.


South Fayette schools urged not to transfer drilling lease

2012-02-29 05:04:00

Residents urged the school board to deny reassigning the district's natural gas drilling lease to a different driller.


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.


Firefighter injured in Freedom fire

2012-02-27 00:00:00

A firefighter was injured battling a fire that destroyed a home Sunday morning in Beaver County.


Firefighter injured in Freedom fire

2012-02-27 00:00:00

A firefighter was injured battling a fire that destroyed a home Sunday morning in Beaver County.


Montour OKs athletic center contracts, settles architect lawsuit

2012-02-24 05:24:00

The board voted 9-0 to award more than $13.78 million in contracts for renovations and additions to the Montour Athletic Center.


New trial for Coraopolis man in killing of pregnant girlfriend

2012-02-23 15:12:00

A Coraopolis man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend and unborn child nine years ago was granted a new trial today by the state Sup


West Municipal News

2012-02-23 11:58:00

Municipal news from the West suburban area:


Direct access to Bower Hill Road ruled out by developer

2012-02-23 06:14:00

A residential development in Upper St. Clair will not have a direct link to Bower Hill Road, the president of Heartland Homes said.


South Fayette alumni band together

2012-02-23 05:33:00

When Ryan Wolf connected serendipitously with Marylee Ainsworth on Facebook, the alumni of South Fayette High School discovered they


WestScape: the West Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-23 05:00:00

Center -- The Student Activities Office of Penn State University will sponsor "Klan-Destine Relationships."


Two bids weighed for South Fayette cinema site

2012-02-23 04:57:00

South Fayette officials continue to consider two proposals to purchase and develop 2.6 acres in front of the former Star City Cinemas


Robinson officials remember former comrade

2012-02-23 04:56:00

After Dan Tallon retired from Montour nearly six years ago, he worked for his friend and colleague Sam Abatta's painting business.


Letter to the editor/West

2012-02-23 04:55:00

Once again, our Robinson commissioners failed to act in a transparent manner to the township's detriment.


A newsmaker you should know: Father is fueled by smiles of kids with spina bifida

2012-02-23 04:54:00

While love, happiness and success often bring satisfaction, Joseph McCormick of Robinson finds reward in bringing smiles to the faces


Police wade into social media

2012-02-23 04:53:00

As a Vietnam-Marine-veteran-turned-public-servant who is juggling dual roles as Carnegie's manager and police chief, Jeff Harbin is


Stowe firefighters consolidated into one station

2012-02-23 04:53:00

An eight-year process of consolidating fire stations in Stowe has culminated with the recent opening of a new firehouse in West Park


Ex-IKEA employee sentenced for siphoning money from store

2012-02-23 00:42:00

A man who steered $165,815 from IKEA's coffers into his own account was sentenced Wednesday to a year in a halfway house, and ordered to pay


Route 50 in Bridgeville restricted starting today

2012-02-23 00:31:00

Reconstruction of sanitary sewers will cause alternating one-way traffic at times on Route 50 in Bridgeville starting today, the Pennsylvani


West Police Blotter

2012-02-23 00:02:00

Police news from the West suburban area:


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


1 of 2 firefighters hurt in blaze released from hospital

2012-02-22 11:45:00

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital this morning after battling a blaze in Elliott.


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


Geneva College challenges U.S. birth control rule

2012-02-22 09:04:00

Geneva College, an evangelical school, has filed suit against the federal government.


Route 50 streetscape project in Heidelberg on track

2012-02-22 05:03:00

Mayor Kenneth LaSota told borough council last night that the final design for the Route 50 streetscape project has been completed.


Animal control owner to be tried for theft

2012-02-22 00:00:00

The owner of a McKees Rocks animal control company charged with billing the state about $37,000 for euthanizing dogs that did not exist waiv


Testimony resumes in Veon's second corruption trial

2012-02-21 16:50:00

HARRISBURG -- Testimony resumed today in the trial of former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon, who is facing a second round of public corrupt


Trial for owner of firm accused of faking animal deaths

2012-02-21 15:22:00

The owner of a McKees Rocks animal control company charged with billing the state about $37,000 for euthanizing dogs that did not exist waiv


Christmas in February: Soldiers come home

Christmas in February: Soldiers come home

2012-02-21 10:13:00

Perhaps it was the Christmas lights. Or maybe it was the procession of emergency vehicles leading him home, lights and sirens blaring.


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


Allegheny County grants available for tourism, infrastructure

2012-02-21 00:00:00

Feb. 29 is the last day for local governments and nonprofit organizations in Allegheny County to apply.


Boy, 7, hit by car in McKees Rocks

2012-02-20 15:37:00

A 7-year-old boy was hit by a car this afternoon in McKees Rocks, county dispatch said.


Pregnant woman who died in crash is identified

2012-02-20 00:00:00

Police have identified a pregnant woman who died along with her unborn baby in a crash Friday morning on Route 30 in Hanover.


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


Three shot in Beaver County

2012-02-19 13:24:00

Three people were shot this morning in Aliquippa.


Fatal traffic victim's identity released by police

2012-02-19 10:24:00

Police have released the identity of a pregnant woman who died along with her unborn baby in a traffic crash Friday morning on Route 30 in H


Pregnant woman killed in Beaver County crash

2012-02-18 00:00:00

A pregnant woman was killed in a Friday morning car crash in Hanover.


Former credit union teller sentenced in embezzlement

2012-02-18 00:00:00

Shirley A. Howl, a former lead teller for the West-Aircomm Federal Credit Union, was sentenced Thursday to two years and three months in pri


Pregnant woman killed in Beaver County crash

2012-02-17 20:24:00

A pregnant woman and the child she carried were killed in a morning car crash in Hanover, according to Pennsylvania State Police.


North Fayette Community Library nears building purchase

2012-02-16 17:48:00

The Library is nearing its goal of purchasing a new facility for patrons in the West Allegheny School District.


Stowe garden inspires artist

Stowe garden inspires artist

2012-02-16 10:37:00

Coraopolis artist Harry Demel -- known by the nickname Hawkeye -- spent last summer admiring a roadside sunflower garden.


West Police Blotter

2012-02-16 09:37:00

Police news from the West suburban area:


Collier/North Fayette: Botanical gardens to revive acreage

Collier/North Fayette: Botanical gardens to revive acreage

2012-02-16 07:41:00

A seed planted 23 years ago may finally sprout in October.


Visit with exotic animals is environmental lesson for Carnegie Elementary students

Visit with exotic animals is environmental lesson for Carnegie Elementary students

2012-02-16 07:39:00

Students were attentive and enthusiastic at an assembly Friday in Carnegie Elementary School.


A newsmaker you should know: Beaver Campus alumnus returns to receive award

A newsmaker you should know: Beaver Campus alumnus returns to receive award

2012-02-16 07:36:00

David D. Anderson recently returned to his alma mater to receive the 2011 Penn State Beaver Outstanding Alumnus Award.


Anonymous donation funds Ingram Elementary School library upgrade, technology

Anonymous donation funds Ingram Elementary School library upgrade, technology

2012-02-16 07:35:00

A fourth-grade class sat in the Ingram Elementary School library, reviewing for a math test without calculators, pencils or paper.


The West at a glance

2012-02-16 07:31:00

News briefs from the West suburban area:


UPMC Children's, commercial developer bid on South Fayette land

2012-02-16 06:27:00

Officials said the township has received two offers to buy 2.6 acres in front of the former Star City Cinemas.


WestScape: the West Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-16 05:15:00

Ambridge -- Good Samaritan Catholic Parish, Eighth and Melrose avenues, will hold the following events.


West School News

2012-02-16 05:08:00

Kindergarten registration will be the week of March 26-30 at Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, 522 Carnot Road, Moon.


West Municipal News

2012-02-16 05:07:00

Municipal news briefs from the West suburban area:


Citations pending in Stowe for overdue water bills

2012-02-16 05:01:00

The Stowe ordinance officer has issued 158 citations to residents for failing to pay their quarterly Valley Waste Service Inc. bill.


Kennedy/Stowe: Towns must set sewer ownership on stream project

2012-02-16 05:00:00

The Pine Hollow Run Stream Removal Project is in its final days of construction while officials in Kennedy and Stowe are still hashing


Moon Area board employs iPad 1

2012-02-16 04:58:00

Moon Area school directors implemented a few changes this week, including instituting quarterly "State of the District" updates, as


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