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 To the right of The Palace Theatre’s Loge section is this mural that “represents Ancassin and Margaret seated on their throne, which was presented to them by the magic wand of the good fairy queen.”

Mixed media: Movie theaters have changed, but murals remain a staple

Murals, an important decorative element of movie theaters in the early part of the last century, are still included in new venues.

about 5 hours ago


Plans progress for Norwin monument to heroes of recent wars

Plans call for a 20-foot-tall obelisk at Norwin High School inscribed with names of 22 veterans who died in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

about 5 hours ago


 Twin Rivers teacher Ed Camic guides students Aliyah Burger and Devin Long in the SMALLab.

SMALLab teaching tool provides for interactive learning

Five local school districts use SMALLab — McKeesport Area, Elizabeth Forward, West Allegheny, Seneca Valley and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

about 5 hours ago


Speedway to open in White Oak

It will join a store already operating in McKeesport. A Speedway in North Versailles is expected to begin construction in about a week.

about 5 hours ago


 Tim Krieger

Two lawyers compete for state House seat in 57th District

State Rep. Timothy Krieger, R-Delmont, is being challenged in the 57th District by Donna McClelland, D-Greensburg.

about 5 hours ago


Murrysville Council gets update on drilling study

The Marcellus Shale Task Force has narrowed zoning options for gas and oil drilling to 8, but a decision is expected to take another year.

about 5 hours ago


New villas plan to be sidewalk community in North Huntingdon neighborhood

Concern raised about snow removal and grade of sidewalks at new housing plan approved near Altman Farms.

about 5 hours ago


New North Huntingdon commissioner appointed

Fran Bevan, a former Norwin school board member, will replace Thomas Krause, who has moved from the area.

about 5 hours ago


'Come Ready' games help students set goals

They will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Franklin Regional High School and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 at Peters Township High.

about 5 hours ago


Penn Hills town meeting explores new municipal building options

School board, council debate use of Penn Hebron school building.

about 5 hours ago


 This handout photo is from a recent McKeesport School District poverty simulation in which teachers and staffers had to exist on poverty wages and conditions . More than 80 people took part.

McKeesport poverty simulation helps teachers understand student struggles

The McKeesport Area High School gym was transformed into a “town,” and educators were given a set amount of money to live on for a month.

about 5 hours ago


 Teresa Petrick

North Huntingdon native honored by Pitt-Greensburg

Teresa “Terri” Glenn Petrick of North Huntingdon has been named the 2014 Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association’s Alumna of Distinction.

about 5 hours ago


Halloween activities in the East

It’s that boo-ti-ful time of the year and these towns in the East suburbs will celebrate with official trick-or-treat times, and, for some,

about 5 hours ago


East scape: Play auditions in Trafford; harvest party in Monroeville

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

about 5 hours ago


East at a glance: Contract awarded for Branthoover Cutoff; Penn Hills police test changed

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

about 5 hours ago


$8M settlement reached for 88 victims of abuse by Johnstown friar

Brother Stephen Baker worked as an athletic trainer at Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown.

about 23 hours ago


Plea agreement ends trial into Indiana County drug-related killing

The trial of Christopher Salsgiver of Indiana County, ended when he agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of third-degree murder.

about 17 hours ago


Woodland Hills forms committee to improve public image

Almost two dozen people for a “PR brainstorming session” held tonight at Woodland Hills School District’s administrative office.

about 7 hours ago


 Authorities on Tuesday investigated a fatal accident east of Monroeville on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Victim in fatal Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville identified

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office this morning identified the victim as James McShane, 33.

about 23 hours ago


McKeesport Area School Board approves change orders

Nearly $46,000 in change orders for the Founders Hall Middle School Sixth Grade Academy renovation were approved.

about 7 hours ago


 One person was killed in the crash on the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Monroeville on Tuesday.

One killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville

The crash, between a tractor trailer and a car, was reported shortly before noon at mile 58.4, just east of the Monroeville interchange.

1 day ago


Owner of Foli's Place pleads guilty to income tax evasion

Thomas G. Foglia of North Braddock admitted that he kept two sets of books so that he could under-report his income.

1 day ago


 Norwin High School students arrive for the start of the school day today. The school district increased security after a bomb threat was found Monday afternoon in a bathroom at the school.

Security ramped up at Norwin High School following threat

School officials sent a notice to parents saying a threat had been made against the school for this afternoon.

1 day ago


Penn Hills council approves a $25.5 million six-year Capital Improvements Program

Penn Hills council unanimously approved a six-year, $25.5 million capital improvements program.

2 days ago


 Neighbors and community members light candles in remembrance of the six people who died in a house fire in Mckeesport Saturday morning.

Fire marshal: McKeesport fire that killed six started in living room

Investigators are concentrating efforts on the first-floor living room to determine the deadly blaze's cause and exact point of origin.

2 days ago


 Firefighters work the scene of an overturned school bus on Monday in Paradise, Lancaster County. Authorities said the crash of the bus carrying special needs students also involved a dump truck.

School bus accident injures at least six in Lancaster County

Authorities said the crash of a bus carrying special needs students just before 8:30 a.m. in Paradise Township also involved a dump truck.

2 days ago


Monroeville symposium offers help to people who help hoarders

Among the 50 attendees were code enforcers, disaster response groups, insurers and therapists who participate in a county task force.

5 days ago


 Ms. Egenlauf's children, from left, Dominic, 7; Autumn, 6; Serenity, 3; and Victoria, 2.

Victims of McKeesport house fire died from smoke and fumes, says medical examiner

Four young children, their mother and the woman’s father-in-law perished in a Saturday morning house fire in McKeesport.

3 days ago


Armed man robs Plum gas station

The robber made off with about $400 in cash.

4 days ago


Police say drunk man allowed 8-year-old son to drive

The boy and his father were injured when the car struck a tree in Indiana County.

5 days ago


Monroeville youth volunteer arrested on child pornography charges

Authorities say the man had more than 1,000 images and video files showing children as young as 4 years old engaging in sexual acts.

6 days ago


 Fifth-grader Maleek Washington shows his dorm room to a guest at the Western Pennsylvania School for Deaf in Edgewood on Wednesday.

New dorm ‘just like home’ at Edgewood school for deaf students

Ground was broken in April 2013 for the $9.5 million, 30,000-square-foot, two-story brick-and-stone residence.

6 days ago


Motorcyclist killed in Westmoreland County crash

Ryan D. Knopsnider, 31, of Mount Pleasant was killed when he veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole, officials said.

6 days ago


Former North Versailles woman pleads guilty to sex-trafficking minor

Poshauntamarin Walker, formerly of North Versailles, was a guard at the state prison in Greensburg.

6 days ago


 Liz Sullivan, left, gives Maggi a treat during obedience drills at the WPA Humane Society Canine Good Citizen class, the forerunning class to the therapy dog certification.

Therapy dogs undergo rigorous classes, testing to do their job

These visitors spread cheer just by being there.

1 week ago


FBI seeks public's help in finding alleged heroin distributor

Agents in May arrested about 30 of 44 people they believe were involved in the ring.

6 days ago


Draft of Penn Township rezoning proposal would limit gas well sites

Penn Township zoning proposal seeks to balance landowners’ rights with environmental concerns about drilling.

1 week ago


Squirrel Hill shop invites knitters, crocheters to make warmer winter for Wilkinsburg kids

A Squirrel Hill yarn shop has organized a drive to collect handmade hats, scarves and gloves for children in Wilkinsburg.

1 week ago


Gateway school board hosts intergovernmental meeting on land banking

“The key is to return abandoned, vacant, tax-delinquent properties to productive use,” a Tri-COG land bank business plan states.

1 week ago


 Brian Panichelle

Incumbent Petrarca, Panichelle race for 55th state House seat

Democratic incumbent Joe Petrarca faces Republican challenger Brian Panichelle.

1 week ago


 State Rep. Eli Evankovich

Race for state House's 54th District seat is a rematch

As they did in 2012, Eli Evankovich, R-Murrysville, and Democrat Patrick Leyland of Allegheny Township are vying for the 54th District seat.

1 week ago


Gateway High start time unchanged, but some make case for more sleep

The bell will continue to ring at 7:20 a.m. at the high school after the board voted not to push start times later.

1 week ago


Seven seek North Huntingdon commissioner vacant seat

Commissioner Thomas Krause resigned from the board last month because he is moving to Texas.

1 week ago


Artist, Plum High School alum gives back to alma mater

A 2003 graduate, Rich Kelly lives in Churchill.

1 week ago


 Frank Dermody

Political newcomer takes on state House party leader in bid for 33rd district seat

East Deer Republican challenger says he has the self-discipline and budget sense to represent voters from both parties.

1 week ago


 Tim Glasspool of Plum

Plum superintendent to meet with other educators in D.C.

Timothy Glasspool, named to the top spot in Plum Borough School District in January, is raising his family where he works.

1 week ago


East scape: Band auditions in Greensburg; ham dinner at Penn Township church

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

1 week ago


East at a glance: Ski, snowboard swap and sale in Boyce Park; Irwin garbage rates rise

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: Sunroof makes a lousy dance floor

There’s no tap-dancing around it — a humanoid creature must have done this damage.

1 week ago


Here's what a therapy dog needs to do

A number of organizations certify therapy dogs.

1 week ago



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