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Gibsonia Road work set to begin Monday

Gibsonia Road improvements will bring traffic restrictions starting Monday near Babcock Boulevard in Pine.

3 minutes ago


 Police released this photo of the suspect in the bank robbery that occurred Friday in Shaler.

FBI, police investigating Shaler bank robbery

At about 2:43 p.m., police said, a man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller.

56 minutes ago


 Surveillance video shows the man who robbed the First Commonwealth Bank in Shaler.

First Commonwealth Bank in Shaler robbed

Lt. Sean Frank described the suspect as a white man who wore a dark sweatshirt, lighter colored pants, a baseball cap and sunglasses.

about 17 hours ago


Parkway North HOV closed by power outage

There was no word on when they might reopen.

1 day ago


Petrolia man dies in Butler County crash

Tyler Ray Thompson, 25, lost control of his pickup truck while was driving north on Route 38 in Washington Township.

about 20 hours ago


Remains of woman who leapt from car found near I-80

State police in Dubois, Clearfield County aren’t saying how the remains of 37-year-old Susan Bachman were found Wednesday.

1 day ago


Sewickley girl missing for a week returned to father

Star Raines-Scales, 17, went missing Friday or Saturday last week.

about 11 hours ago


Rogers Primary students adjusting well in temporary home at Burchfield Primary School

The students in grades K-3 are attending another school in the Shaler Area School District after an April 4 fire in their own building.

1 day ago


 Avalon Elementary School sixth graders Alyssa Pearson, left, and Melanie Reese created a video to show the reality of what teenagers go through with cyber-bullying, the most prevalent form of bullying among students.

Avalon students' anti-bullying video goes viral

Melanie Reese and Alyssa Pearson, sixth-graders at Avalon Elementary School, created the video

1 day ago


 Wesley Shipley

Mars welcomes new superintendent Wesley Shipley

Shipley brings 25 years of experience in public education to the school district.

1 day ago


Red Cross looks for descendants of Butler chapter founders

In 1903, when an epidemic of typhoid fever swept through Butler, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, came to help.

1 day ago


Northgate teacher learns futuristic classroom techniques

Avalon Elementary teacher Gretchen Monahan is part of a group of educators selected for a new teaching technology program called SMART amp.

1 day ago


 Burke Camper, 14, an eighth grader at Hampton Middle School, serves breakfast to Frank Plowey, 75, at the school on April 10.

Hampton students serve up breakfast, smiles

Each year, eighth-graders in the career advancement class get experience in running a business by preparing a meal for senior citizens.

1 day ago


 Tino Yaccich of Rochester and Keith Beatty Sr. of White Township are presented with their all-terrain Trackchairs from Rotary District 7300.

Rotary buys all-terrain wheelchairs for wounded warriors

Trackchairs can take veterans into the woods, onto the beach, places a regular wheelchair cannot go.

1 day ago


Mars budget proposal holds tax line

It keeps all education programs, expands technology initiatives and replaces all retiring teachers, said board President J. Dayle Ferguson.

1 day ago


Feasibility study considered at Seneca Valley

School board members are expected Monday night to select among Eckles Architecture of New Castle, VEBH Architects and Stantec.

1 day ago


Seneca Valley launches mobile app for school district information

Users can choose a school and learn about lunch menus, calendars, school news and athletic information as well as receive notifications.

1 day ago


 A gang of turkeys hangs out in February 2013 on Highview Road in Baldwin Township.

Wild turkeys perfectly at home in many Pittsburgh-area neighborhoods

No community here has had to cull its turkey populations. Unlike deer, these big birds in our backyard don’t bother us — or eat our shrubs.

1 day ago


Authorities call vehicle fire in Butler County suspicious

The fire caused nearly $20,000 in damage at the property on Wallula Street in Butler City.

1 day ago


 Katie Halliday

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teacher Katherine Halliday wins adviser award

Katherine Halliday is the 2014-15 winner of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils District 2 Adviser of the Year Award.

1 day ago


Samantha Bennett: Pittsburgh gets real

I wanted to escape this ghost town 20 years ago; now there’s no escaping that it’s a real, thriving city.

1 day ago


North at a glance: Street fair to benefit NHCO

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 day ago


School news: Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel Area, Mars Area and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 day ago


North scape: Concerts, fundraisers, meetings and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 day ago


North Hills school board OKs contract to resurface running track

The North Hills school board Thursday awarded a contract to replace the surface of the running track at Martorelli Stadium.

1 day ago


Oil City man charged with killing wife, calling 911 waives hearing

Jeffrey Goodman Sr., 49, must now either stand trial or work out a plea deal on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault

2 days ago


FBI seeking info on violent bank robberies in North Hills

The same men may have held up the Citizens Bank on Route 8, the Huntington Bank on McKnight Road and the First Niagara Bank on Babcock

2 days ago


Remains of 4 dogs found along Butler County; some shot

The remains of one animal found in a bag were so decomposed, investigators aren’t sure it’s a dog, but believe it was.

2 days ago


North Allegheny school board to consider renovation projects

The major items will be the bids for renovation of Bradford Woods Elementary School, and Marshall elementary and middle schools.

2 days ago


CCAC North issues alert to students, staff after nearby attack on girl

Officials said a man struck a 12-year-old girl in the head with a board in a wooded area behind the nearby apartment complex.

3 days ago


Overnight lane restrictions scheduled this week on Route 28

The lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. between the Veterans and William Raymond Prom (31st Street) bridges.

4 days ago


Lawmakers seek investigation of Penn National

The Western Pennsylvania lawmakers say the attorney general should examine the failed Lawrence County racetrack deal.

3 days ago


Seneca Valley school board approves $56 million bond issue for renovations

The board approved a $56 million bond issue at tonight’s meeting to pay for upcoming renovations and capital projects in the district.

4 days ago


Mars hires Wesley Shipley as superintendent

Mr. Shipley, is currently the superintendent in Shaler Area. He will begin in Mars Area July 1. His starting salary will be $155,000.

3 days ago


Contracted security guard confesses to bomb threat, setting fire at Shaler Area High School, police say

A detective "noticed numerous similarities" between the handwriting on the report about the fire and the threat on the bathroom wall.

1 week ago


HOV lanes on Parkway North won't open for rush hours this afternoon

A power outage is causing problems for PennDOT.

1 week ago


 Authorities are searching for two men who robbed a First Niagara Bank branch on Babcock Boulevard in Ross.

2 masked men hold up bank branch in Ross

Police were called to the First Niagara Bank in the 6200 block of Babcock Boulevard at 9:13 a.m., according to officials.

1 week ago


Armstrong County 911 system restored after power failure

The county’s 911 system was restored shortly after 10 a.m.

1 week ago


 The metal decking goes into place on the new Hulton Bridge, with the old Hulton Bridge looming behind.

Hulton Bridge construction advances

The new Hulton Bridge is expected to open in October, but drivers will face two extended detours before then.

1 week ago


 Shawn Stoebener

Pine-Richland hires in-house technology director

Shawn Stoebener, 31, of Harrison started March 23. He had been a contracted technology director for Avonworth School District.

1 week ago


 Victor Quinio and Chris Scott.

Harrison barber’s retirement means the end of an era

Victor Quinio of the Natrona Heights area of Harrison, has been cutting hair for 53 years, 47 in the Heights Plaza Shopping Center.

1 week ago


Ross commissioners approve bond issue

The township likely will borrow about $10 million, which would be used to re-fund old bonds and build a new public works facility.

1 week ago


Mars considers budget with no tax increase

School budget would allow for the addition of a middle school teacher and replacements for retiring instructors.

1 week ago


 Micha Tribou is operations manager at Plumline Nursery in Murrysville. He has a long list of interesting plants being introduced this season.

How does your garden grow? Perhaps with some plants you've never seen

Green thumbs can rejoice: New varieties and hybrids — think “TomTatos” — put a personal touch on our gardens this season.

1 week ago


 Jane Fusco

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teen Jane Fusco wins trip and a spot on magazine cover

Jane Fusco, 13, of Ross was one of 36 girls chosen from more than 8,000 applicants to attend a conference in California.

1 week ago


Freeport Road construction begins

Single-lane traffic restrictions went into effect Monday on Freeport near the Hulton Bridge. They will be in place through Oct. 19.

1 week ago


North at a glance: Hard-to-recycle collection

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 week ago


School news: Eden Christian Academy, Fox Chapel Area, Mars Area and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago


North scape: Financial workshops , fundraisers, library events and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago


Notables: St. Barnabas Health System, Mars Area High School, Shaler Area High School

St. Barnabas Health System has named these recent Employees of the Month.

1 week ago



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