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 Richard Montgomery, 69, of East Liberty and other volunteers pack food at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne on Nov. 11.

Food banks busiest during holidays, but help is needed year-round

The need for food is greater during the holidays, in part because people must spend more on heating bills.

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For some, the blues can color holiday celebrations

Social worker Elizabeth Babcock says it’s not unusual for people struggling with recent losses to not be in the mood to celebrate.

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What are East community residents thankful for this Thanksgiving?

More than two centuries after President George Washington declared a day of public Thanksgiving, area residents are grateful for family and

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Oakmont concert will aid St. Paul's church destroyed by fire

The benefit will feature the Steel City Harmonizers and Penn Hills High School Cantabile Choir at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Irenaeus Church.

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Monroeville native, foundation director honored by Gov. Corbett

Sylvia Hill Fields of Monroeville has been honored as one of the 2014 Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.

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Overly's Christmas opens at Westmoreland Fairgrounds

More than one million lights shine on Christmas celebration.

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Make-A-Wish needs volunteers for Westmoreland wishes

The nonprofit is offering ongoing training programs on Saturday mornings.

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Murrysville church has mission to Haiti

Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church is delivering supplies to Haitians served by the LaCroix mission, 80 miles north of Port-au-Prince.

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Vacant Penn Hills properties to be registered

The action was taken to reduce blight and increase the effectiveness of code enforcement.

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Tentative Irwin budget calls for 1.5-mill tax increase

A resident with a home assessed at the median value of $15,350 would pay an additional $23.14 in taxes if the hike is approved in December.

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Norwin school board renews superintendent's contract

William Kerr’s current contract will expire June 30. He will receive a five-year contract, with a salary of $158,526 the first year.

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Westmoreland VA seeking drivers to take veterans to Pittsburgh facilities

When veterans need more specialized health care, they must travel to Pittsburgh’s VA facilities. Some veterans need help getting there.

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Sampson Family YMCA dedicated in Plum

A ribbon cutting was held Nov. 8 for the $12 million, 52,000-square-foot expansion.

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Shaler's Cancer Fighting Princess delivering holiday dinners

Melissa Adams has raised funds the past three years to help women undergoing cancer treatment enjoy a less stressful Thanksgiving meal.

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Samantha Bennett: Turkey trouble? We've got the problem licked

Knowing these easy steps to preparing Thanksgiving dinner will have your guests dialing for takeout.

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East scape: App class, photo exhibit scheduled in Oakmont

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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East at a glance: Greensburg nominations accepting award nominations

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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IUP student who was trapped under vehicle dies

Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone was pronounced dead Monday at 4:40 p.m. at Allegheny General Hospital.

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Westmoreland County man pleads in Louisiana child-sex case

Timothy Kelly, 40, faces at least 10 years in prison.

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Wilkinsburg School District opens sports to Imani Christian Academy

Participation in varsity sports is now open to select students outside the Wilkinsburg School District.

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 The Wilkinsburg school board is set Tuesday to approve an agreement with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to place disruptive students in AIU alternative education programs.

Wilkinsburg schools ramp up discipline

In the wake of two violent incidents, the district has moved quickly on new procedures for alternative education and detention.

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Westmoreland man seeks lesser degree of murder in his wife's death

The attorney for David Stahl of Greensburg said he shouldn’t have been convicted of first-degree murder since his wife attacked him.

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Monroeville man to stand trial on chase-related charges

Police said Joshua B. Jesse, 41, fired once at four officers after the 30-mile pursuit ended on Stefaniak Drive in Bell on Sept 17.

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Board approves two new positions in Penn Hills schools

A new position called the Manager of Child Accounting and a secretarial position were approved.

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 At the opening of the Prism Project.

'Inside Artists Reaching Out': Artwork from prisoners on loan in Braddock library

Prison inmates donate their original artwork to the Carnegie Library of Braddock’s art lending program.

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Burglars take money, surveillance system from Somerset County bar

State police said someone got away with $1,570 in cash from Tinbuctu Bar in Ogle, near Windber.

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Swissvale fire units respond to house fire

The fire, happened around 10:30 p.m., was in a residential structure on the 2400 block of Woodstock Avenue.

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 Police are investigating a fatal crash in the 7900 block of Saltsburg Road in Plum.

Man killed in Plum vehicle crash identified

Jack Balson, 28, was found about 7 a.m. on the ground outside a vehicle in the 7900 block of Saltsburg Road.

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 State police are searching for the driver of this pick-up truck that they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash in South Huntingdon Thursday morning.

State police seek help finding hit-and-run driver in Westmoreland County

The pick-up truck involved in Thursday’s crash is described as a black Dodge QuadCab, state police said.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving service slated for Monroeville

Every year the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium hosts to a Thanksgiving gathering to celebrate the diversity of faith in the community.

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 Remy McIntyre , a junior at Wilkinsburg High School, hands her phone and earphones to Jan Visk , the school nurse, to be filed while attending school.

At Wilkinsburg High, reading, writing and ... confiscating phones?

Administrators at Wilkinsburg Middle/High School take students’ phones at the beginning of the day and return them at the end.

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Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission gathering input for long-range plan

In four public meetings, SPC officials are presenting data on transportation, health and safety and other topics while gathering feedback.

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 Gianna Paniagua of Lawrenceville

Despite challenges, young Lawrenceville artist sculpting a career

Gianna Paniagua recently celebrated the 22-year anniversary of a heart transplant she received when she was 14 months old.

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North Versailles budget holds tax line, taps reserve

North Versailles commissioners on Thursday approved a tentative 2015 budget of $7.2 million with no tax increase by a 6-1 vote.

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Monroeville council denies Hindu temple expansion project applications

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple wants to construct a new building, an addition, a connecting wing and four gazebos on Abers Creek Road.

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Penn Township Municipal Park to see more improvements

With nearly two phases complete in planned upgrades planned, officials say they’re seeing more people use the facility.

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Downtown Pittsburgh symposium aims to educate about Ebola

A daylong forum will provide answers about the deadly epidemic in Africa and an evening concert will raise funds for its victims.

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 Mt. Lebanon High School's profile score of 99.3 was the second highest in Allegheny County.

Economics a factor in results of School Performance Profiles

Wealthier districts performed better, while poorer districts were on the low end of the ratings.

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East scape: Stage auditions scheduled in Greensburg

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian photo editor Mike Meilson was the model for the Victorian photographer, one of the 92 vignettes of Dickensian England, populated by 166 Victorian characters modeled from real Cambridge residents. The vignettes fill five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.

Holiday spirit in full force at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Ghosts of Christmas Past instruct the dispirited of Christmas today at unique Midwest holiday public art display.

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East at a glance: Festival of Lights scheduled in Ligonier

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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Convicted killer serving life without parole re-sentenced in 2006 Swissvale robbery

Leslie Brown was 16 when he shot and killed Michael Stepien, 53, during a robbery in Swissvale in 2006 but wasn't arrested for three years.

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Steel beam falls on worker in Westmoreland County

Fire officials said a 1,500-pound steel beam fell on a worker in his late 40s or early 50s at Moore & Morford Inc.

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Gateway again tables proposed land bank

The item has been tabled since September.

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Public hearing on Murrysville comp plan set

A second and final public hearing on Murrysville's ten-year Comprehensive Plan has been scheduled for Jan. 5th.

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Westmoreland driver dies of heart disease after driving off the road

Timothy J. Sucanic, 53, of Sewickley Township, ran off a township road, got out of his vehicle and collapsed, the coroner said.

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Obituary: L. Richard 'Rick' Milner / Retired Alcoa executive led foundation board

L. Richard “Rick” Milner was a vice president at Alcoa who settled in Fox Chapel after living in several other cities for business.

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 Police secure the scene of an apparent murder-suicide at 1075 Alexander Ave. in Monessen.

Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide in Monessen

County officials said Robert W. Pendleton, 36, of Rostraver, shot and killed his estranged wife, Kelly A. Pendleton.

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 Avery Dennison Corp. executive Donald A. Nolan will take over as Kennametal president and CEO effective Dec. 31.

Kennametal names new president, CEO, chairman of the board

Donald A. Nolan will become president and CEO effective Dec. 31, and William R. Newlin was elected chairman of the board.

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Penn Hills council authorizes a $4.5 million bond issue

The bond issue which will be used to refinance a prior bond issue and provide a lump sum cash payment for capital improvements.

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