North Allegheny approves purchase of software

The North Allegheny school board Wednesday approved a three-year purchase of software from Blackboard Inc.

about 1 hour ago

Options presented for Shaler Area school buildings

Closing Reserve Primary School seemed to be the least popular of several options presented by HHSDR Architects/Engineers of Pittsburgh.

19 minutes ago

 Chuck, left, and Rob Schellhaas unveil the commemorative marker for the Stone Mansion in Franklin Park.  The marker is one of two for the mansion, the other is along the road. The marker commemorates the mansion and its builder, Gen. Robert G. Woodside.  The building now is now the Schellhaas & Son Funeral Home.

Marker in Franklin Park honors VFW founder

VFW members, borough officials and local business people unveiled a marker saluting Gen. Robert G. Woodside outside the house he built.

1 day ago

Armed robbery near Grove City College leads to lockdown; 1 suspect arrested, no one injured

Grove City College’s campus was locked down for about three hours this morning and a convocation was postponed after a nearby armed robbery.

1 day ago

Apollo man admits to defrauding Dominion Gas of nearly $1 million

David L. Hilty, owner of C&D Gas, defrauded Dominion Gas to the tune of $950,000, federal prosecutors say.

1 day ago

I-79 paving project begins tonight in Marshall

The $7.7 million project will resurface nearly 3.5 miles of the highway between Route 910-Wexford and the Butler County line.

1 day ago

 Tim McNerney

Three sentenced to prison for death of Washington & Jefferson College football player

The men pleaded guilty in the death of Tim McNerney, who hit his head after he was punched during an attempted robbery in Washington.

1 day ago

Express E-ZPass lanes closed today at Warrendale

Drivers will be directed to the conventional E-ZPass lanes, where the speed limit for through traffic is 5 mph.

2 days ago

Blackhawk teachers await labor ruling

Teachers are waiting to hear whether they will get a raise included in a contract that was passed last year then revoked by a new school

2 days ago

One person injured in two-car crash in Manor

The patient was flown to an area hospital, he said. No further information was available.

3 days ago

Firefighters battling blaze in Butler County

The fire started shortly after noon in the Star Grill restaurant on Marwood Road, Butler County dispatch reported.

3 days ago

Motorcyclist dead in collision with car

A 71-year-old motorcyclist died in Cranberry Friday afternoon after colliding with a car on Route 8 in Middlesex, Butler County.

4 days ago

Traffic pattern changes today at I-79 bridge project in Butler County

A crossover for southbound traffic will be eliminated, with delays and traffic stoppages possible.

4 days ago

 Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested by Ross Township police Wednesday.

Criminal complaint details marijuana citations for Steelers Blount, Bell

"I didn't know that you could get a DUI for being high. I smoked two hours ago," the complaint quoted Le'Veon Bell as saying.

4 days ago

Butler County tipstaff files discrimination lawsuit

Former Butler County court tipstaff sues alleging discrimination against males.

5 days ago

Judge sets trial date for Millvale police officer

November trial set for Millvale police officer who used Taser on handcuffed man.

5 days ago

Route 19 in McCandless restricted this weekend

The restriction will be in place Friday night and all day Saturday.

5 days ago

Power problems delay opening of Parkway North HOV lanes

Power problems have delayed the opening of the high-occupancy vehicle lanes for outbound traffic this afternoon.

6 days ago

 Clairton's Lamont Wade stretches to pull in a pass during a drill at preseason training camp.

Pigskin memories: High school football teaches players about more than the gridiron

One veteran sports writer shares his fond memories of the football of his youth.

6 days ago

Former Butler County court official sues, alleges discrimination against men

The lawsuit by Francis Plaisted, 65, alleges gender discrimination, a hostile work environment and wrongful termination.

6 days ago

 Workers dig down in the parking lot of Hollywood Tans on McKnight Road to repair a sinkhole that collapsed Aug. 12.

Repairs continue on sinkhole in Ross

McKnight traffic is not being affected by the work to repair a storm sewer pipe in the parking lot of Hollywood Tans, 7599 McKnight.

6 days ago

Arts, healing center can operate in Richland

Four Directions: A Center for the Arts and Healing, a new nonprofit, may continue holding music and dance gatherings.

6 days ago

Shaler Area may open tracks to residents

A group of senior citizens asked board members if they would change the policy.

6 days ago

New principal named at St. Sebastian School in Ross

Patricia Thomas attended Catholic elementary and high schools, received a master’s degree from one and started her teaching career in one.

6 days ago

Trial date set for suspended Millvale officer accused in Taser incident

Millvale paid $37,500 to resolve Thomas Jason James Smith’s related lawsuit against the borough and Nicole Murphy.

6 days ago

 Ed Bernot, the new principal at Vincentian Academy.

New Vincentian Academy principal has education in his blood

Mr. Bernot is the fourth-generation of teachers in his family that included his mom, her mother, and her mother’s mother.

6 days ago

Municipal news for McCandless, Ohio Township and Shaler

Municipal news and other happenings in the north suburbs.

6 days ago

Northscape: Richland trunk sale, fall retreats in Marshall

Events, activities and other happenings throughout the north communities.

6 days ago

North at a glance: Funfest announces major expansion, Pine Creek bridge construction under way

McKnight Development Corp. has announced a plan to transform Funfest into a family entertainment center with new indoor/outdoor attractions.

6 days ago

 Police investigate the scene directly in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue in New Kensington.

Man, woman shot dead in New Kensington

The shootings occurred in the 400 block of 4th Avenue and were first reported to dispatchers about 8:20 a.m.

1 week ago

 Steelers tailbacks Le'Veon Bell, left, and LeGarrette Blount

Steelers RBs Bell, Blount face marijuana charges

Le’Veon Bell, 22, and LeGarrette Blount, 27, are expected to be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, Ross police said.

1 week ago

Missing kayaker found dead in Crawford County

State police identified the man as 51-year-old Thomas W. Erickson of Titusville. His body was found Tuesday afternoon in Clear Lake.

1 week ago

North Allegheny school board member appointed

Michael Meyer was appointed Wednesday to an open seat on the North Allegheny school board.

1 week ago

 Cynthia Richey, director of Mt. Lebanon Public Library, one of at least four libraries in the Pittsburgh area that have reported thousands of dollars' worth of books stolen off their shelves.

Best-sellers stolen from Pittsburgh-area libraries

Thousands of dollars’ worth of books are being pilfered from libraries in Allegheny and Butler counties, and police are investigating.

1 week ago

 Emergency workers finish pulling up a vehicle that careened over a hillside this morning and crashed, killing the female driver, at the Interstate 79 entrance ramp from Perry Highway in Jackson.

Woman killed in Butler County crash

The single-vehicle crash occurred at 7:52 a.m. on Route 19 near the on-ramp to Interstate 79 in Jackson.

1 week ago

McCandless man arrested in undercover sex case

Daniel Schulties, 23, of Richard Road, was arrested Saturday by the state attorney general's Child Predator Section.

1 week ago

Lane closures start today on I-79, Pennsylvania Turnpike

Single-lane traffic is possible in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through next Tuesday.

1 week ago

Missing kayaker sought in Crawford County lake

Fire companies and a water rescue team were searching Clear Lake in Spartansburg along with the county scuba team.

1 week ago

Daughter of Joan Orie Melvin to enter ARD to settle insurance fraud charge

Investigators said Casey Melvin, 26, she lied about the date of an accident so it would be covered under her lapsed insurance policy.

1 week ago

Ross officials: Fixing storm sewer lines is property owners' responsibility

Ross officials should be able to compel property owners to fix broken storm sewer lines before they turn into sinkholes.

1 week ago

Ross ordinance to regulate digital signs

Ross commissioners Monday unanimously approved an ordinance regulating digital signs.

1 week ago

Man cited in rear-end collision

State police said Justin Barr, 26, was cited for careless driving in connection with the accident on Route 322 in Paint.

1 week ago

Vehicle slams into house in Ross

The impact of the vehicle striking the house, located in the 200 block of the road, resulted in a gas leak.

1 week ago

 The $500,000 donation from Nick Coslov that will seed the William DeTillo Scholarship Fund is among the largest Shady Side Academy has received.

Scholarship fund created in memory of Shady Side Academy teacher

Shady Side Academy has received $500,000 from Nick Coslov to start a scholarship in the name of William DeTillo.

1 week ago

 New grates, catch basins and trees are laid out in downtown Etna.

Etna celebrates green infrastructure for storm water

Etna, a flood-prone area, opened a new rainwater diversion system that will send water underground rather than into sanitary sewers.

1 week ago

One of two damaged ramps reopens at Route 65, I-79

The overhead ramp has been closed since it was hit by a truck on July 11.

1 week ago

Weekend traffic restrictions on Route 19 in McCandless

Work will occur from 7 p.m. today and conclude by 6 a.m. Monday.

1 week ago

Paving will close one lane on inbound Route 28

A lane of inbound Route 28 will close for much of the day on Saturday for paving

1 week ago

 Becky Miller, 21, of Ross, does a heelside back roll while wakeboarding on the Allegheny River on Aug. 6, 2014.

Shaler student hopes for initial career as wakeboarder

Rebecca Miller of Shaler won the amateur women’s title last month at the World Wakeboard Association National Championship in Waco, Texas.

1 week ago

 Workers dig up the parking lot Wednesday at Hollywood Tans on McKnight Road in Ross in order to deal with a sinkhole that opened after a storm water pipe burst on Tuesday.

McKnight Road property owners knew of pipe condition

An inspection revealed deterioration of the pipe, and the township shared that information with those responsible for its maintenance.

1 week ago


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