Senior Blaise Petrone, 17, a tenor drummer, yells instructions to the other drummers at the Canon-McMillan School District marching band camp Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

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 West View Borough crossing guard Debbie Hall shepherds students across busy Perry Highway to West View Elementary on the first day of school in the North Hills School District. She's been a crossing guard for nine years.

Students in Pittsburgh's north suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh northern suburbs.

53 minutes ago

 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless to offer 'Taste of Greece'

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual festival featuring Greek food and music Wednesday through Sept. 6.

53 minutes ago

North Allegheny school director Schwartzmier resigns

Thomas Schwartzmier has been appointed to Franklin Park council and can’t serve in both positions.

53 minutes ago

North Allegheny completes most building improvements

The work costs $8.5 million. Some work will continue through the school year but isn’t expected to cause disruption.

53 minutes ago

Shaler Area will replace Rogers Primary School

The school was damaged by fire in April. Students will continue to be housed in Burchfield school until the new building opens in 2017.

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Notables: North Hills High School

2015 graduate Kyle McHugh and seniors Adam Averell and Nicholas Osmond were honored at the recent FBLA National Leadership Conference.

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Vehicle recall leads to dismissal of involuntary manslaughter plea for Penn Hills woman

The vehicle that Lakisha Ward-Green, 25, crashed in 2010 killing a passenger was later recalled for having a faulty ignition switch.

about 2 hours ago

At least one injured in two-car crash in Butler County

Officials said the incident occurred at the intersection of Route 422 and Route 68 around 6:50 a.m.

about 16 hours ago

More than dozen families displaced after Ross apartment fire

The blaze started just before midnight at the Perry Arms apartments in the 7800 block of Perry Highway.

about 18 hours ago

Lane closure planned today and Monday on Route 28

Maintenance work will occur between the Highland Park Bridge exit and Delafield Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

about 17 hours ago

Two people shot in Beaver Falls

One victim was flown to a hospital by helicopter, the dispatcher said. The other was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

about 3 hours ago

Oil tank catches fire near Route 8 in Venango County

The fire was put out by shortly before 10 a.m., but what sparked it was still under investigation.

about 10 hours ago

Smoky fire injures 3 at Ross apartment building

The fire was reported at 3:48 p.m. today in the Towne North Towers at 99 Corbett Court.

1 day ago

Freeport Road ramp to Route 28 to close tonight, Thursday night

A detour will be in effect from 9 each night until 5 a.m. the next day.

1 day ago

North Allegheny approves online ticket sales for high school musical

There will be a fee of $1 or $1.50 per ticket – regardless of whether the ticket is purchased online or at the box office.

1 day ago

 Joe Kallen, CEO of Busy Beaver, acquired the regional hardware chain about two years ago.

Busy Beaver stores announce partnership with True Value

The company hopes the True Value name will help its identity in new markets.

2 days ago

Man confesses: ‘I killed my father. I stabbed him’

Police found a 63-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

2 days ago

Three killed in head-on crash in Armstrong County

State police are investigating which vehicle was traveling the wrong way and if alcohol was involved in the early morning crash.

4 days ago

Obituary: Vincena Malec / Early advocate, coordinator of homeless services for veterans

After retiring, Ms. Malec opened a business called Guardianship Services and was a fiduciary for incompetent veterans, her son said.

5 days ago

Venango Trails launches state-of-the-art clubhouse

The facility was built by VT Partners, the owners of the development, at a cost of more than $2 million.

6 days ago

 A police officer from Mercer County and his son were killed when the officer lost control of his SUV in Salem and struck a truck Thursday.

Police officer, son killed in Mercer County crash

Officer Jeremiah L. Christner, 41, of Greenville, was a patrolman with the Greenville-West Salem Police Department in Mercer County.

6 days ago

Lawrenceville man killed in crash that may have gone unnoticed for days

Police said 24-year-old Larry Earl Bennett Jr.’s car was not found until last night, along Interstate 79 in Mercer County.

6 days ago

Grove City College four-year campaign raises $95 million

Officials said the just-completed fundraising effort surpassed its initial goal by $5 million.

6 days ago

At least one killed in turnpike crash in Hampton

Investigators have called to the scene of the crash. No further details were available.

6 days ago

 Andrew DuDash, assistant director of the field school at Juniata College, points out areas in the soil during an archaeological dig at Fort Ligonier on Aug. 7.

Digging the dirt: College students unearth history at Fort Ligonier

Summer work of students and interns is critical at public and nonprofit historic sites across southwestern Pennsylvania.

1 week ago

 Construction is underway at the former Northway Mall as it is redeveloped into the The Block at Northway in Ross Township.

Northway Mall conversion to The Block Northway is underway

The focus of the work is moving PetSmart and renovating Marshall’s.

1 week ago

 Trainer Kelly Grace, in green, and owner Abbey Schram of Moon Township give a gentle push to Primo, Schram's 9-month-old cane corso, during a swimming lesson for dogs at Misty Pines Dog Park in Franklin Park.

Dogs can learn to swim at Misty Pines Dog Park

Dogs of all sizes and all breeds are coaxed and encouraged to swim in the outdoor pond, where trainers join dogs in the water.

1 week ago

 Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader  Molly Shattuck, second from right, arrives at the Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown, Del., for sentencing, today.

Former NFL cheerleader, Western Pa. grad sentenced to probation for rape

Molly Shattuck was sentenced today to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation home in Delaware.

6 days ago

Shaler Area discusses future of Rogers Primary School

The board must decide whether to renovate the current building or construct a new one. Rogers was damaged by fire in April.

1 week ago

Youths help others through mission trips

Through a number of churches and organizations, teens from here go elsewhere and teens from elsewhere come here — all to give of their time.

1 week ago

North Hills schools sell homes on district property

The board also formally recognized the Buddy Program, a club at the high school.

1 week ago

Ross commissioners table car dealership plans

Commissioners previously approved combining two vacant lots into one but could not agree with the developer on the details.

1 week ago

Seneca Valley Academy of Choice dance students can obtain associate degree

Dance students at the Seneca Valley district’s cyber school will be able to receive a degree from Community College of Beaver County.

1 week ago

13 new housing plans identified in Seneca Valley School District

A firm conducting a feasibility study for the district sees enrollment rising by 0.5 percent to 1.1 percent in the next three to four years.

1 week ago

Aquinas Academy celebrates 20th anniversary

Started by five families in 1996, the school has a classical, rigorous curriculum grounded in the Catholic faith.

1 week ago

 Rick Wiedman

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Lawyer Rick Wiedman is the new head of Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Wiedman’s goal is to increase the endowment of the foundation so it can serve more people.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: No need to go postal over line jumper

There’s enough belligerence and not enough patience in the world.

1 week ago

North at a glance: PG reporter speaks on forgotten stories

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 week ago

Municipal news: Aspinwall, Hampton, Shaler

Municipal news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago

School news: Highlands, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago

North scape: Concerts and library events

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago

Man killed in crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Police said Richard Wiegard Sr. was driving eastbound when his truck struck a man who had stopped on the south berm to check his tires.

6 days ago

Armstrong prison board solicitor steps down

Jason Lewis could not be reached for comment to discuss his resignation.

1 week ago

 Elvis Hogan

Police search for homeless man charged with raping 18-year-old in Brackenridge

Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Elvis Hogan, 29.

1 week ago

Longtime North Allegheny school board member Schwartzmier resigns

Thomas Schwartzmier was appointed to Franklin Park Borough Council and cannot serve in both positions.

1 week ago

Jameson’s maternity center will no longer deliver babies

Patients who expected to deliver babies between Aug. 20 and Aug. 31 have been contacted and alternative arrangements have been made.

1 week ago

Shaler board votes to build new Rogers Primary School

Shaler Area school board voted 7-2 to demolish and build a new Rogers Primary School on the current site on Scott Avenue.

1 week ago

Two injured in West Deer crash

The crash occurred at Little Deer Creek Valley Road and Bakerstown Culmerville Road.

1 week ago

New Castle man arrested after high-speed chase in Beaver County

State police said they have arrested a New Castle man after a four-mile, high-speed chase near Beaver Falls led to the discovery of

1 week ago