John Ruch, president of Historic Harmony, in the Mennonite cemetery and meetinghouse in Jackson. Both are protected under preservation easements through the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

Preservation easements protecting some historic properties in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has experts inspect the exteriors and grounds of each site annually.

about 22 hours ago

Residents to appeal move toward gas drilling near Mars Area schools

Middlesex on Wednesday approved new zoning rules that open up more than 90 percent of the township for gas drilling and development.

about 22 hours ago

New Castle man gets prison for rape of girl seen on flea market tablet

Donald A. Miller, 44, of New Castle was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty to child rape in November.

about 11 hours ago

Man killed in Armstrong County house fire

The fire was reported at 8:43 a.m. at 642 Bunker Hill Road.

about 5 hours ago

Hulton Bridge to close for two weeks in June

The closure is one of two planned for the bridge as a $64.8 million PennDOT project to replace the bridge with a four-lane span continues.

about 15 hours ago

 World War II veteran Clarence "Code" Gomberg of Stanton Heights and Josh Berger, 12, a sixth grader from Community Day School in Squirrel Hill, replace the weathered American flags with new flags at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Hampton on May 20.

Students place fresh flags on veterans' graves

Each year, middle school students from Community Day School in Squirrel Hill visit the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Hampton.

about 22 hours ago

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival to draw huge crowd

Butler’s jeep festival seeks to unseat Daytona’s recent claim to the Guinness world record.

about 22 hours ago

North Allegheny directors working to avoid tax increase

The board is expected to vote on the final budget June 24.

about 22 hours ago

Avonworth hires new assistant superintendent

An Avonworth High School principal will take on the new position of assistant superintendent.

about 22 hours ago

North Allegheny technology advisory committee urges adoption of 1-to-1 initiative

The committee recommended that students in middle and high school have laptops and elementary students have iPads.

about 22 hours ago

 Thomas Oliverio

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Zelienople mayor Thomas 'Tom' Oliverio loves his job, his town

Thomas “Tom” Oliverio, 75, has been mayor of the town since 1990 and a councilman in the borough since 1978.

about 22 hours ago

Samantha Bennett: Hand-me-downs from the up-and-coming

The furnishings of college dorm rooms have shed the stains of days gone by.

about 22 hours ago

A.W. Beattie budget approved by sending districts

The McCandless career center’s $9 million budget for 2015-16 was unanimously adopted.

about 21 hours ago

North at a glance: Online Academy registration underway

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

about 22 hours ago

School news: Fox Chapel, Hampton, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

about 22 hours ago

North scape: Fundraisers, library events and meetings

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

about 22 hours ago

Notables: Fox Chapel Area High School physical education teacher

Dave Battista and 10 students biked 153 miles May 6-8 along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail from Cumberland, Md., to Point State Park.

about 22 hours ago

 Some of the smartphones the three suspects are accused of stealing from the Sprint store at the Pittsburgh Mills mall.

Store employee, others charged with stealing 90 smartphones at Pittsburgh Mills

The three were arraigned on burglary and other charges and jailed after failing to post bond in connection with Monday night’s incident.

1 day ago

North Allegheny hires principal for high school

The North Allegheny school board has raided its neighboring district for a principal’s position.

1 day ago

2 men arrested in Ambridge stabbing

Two men were arrested following a fistfight turned stabbing in Beaver County on Wednesday afternoon.

2 days ago

Billing problems lead to lawsuit against PWSA

The suit filed by Susan Newman of Millvale claims new devices caused “grossly inaccurate” bills from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

2 days ago

 Jacquelyn Nuccetelli, 23, of Blawnox

Blawnox woman charged in death of 23-year-old whose body was found in Oakland

Jacquelyn Nuccetelli of Blawnox, has been charged with homicide, robbery, and conspiracy in the death of Andrew McMunn.

2 days ago

Crack sealing may slow traffic on I-79, Route 910

Work on I-79 will cause occasional lane closures starting at 6 p.m. today through Friday.

3 days ago

Emergency crews called to help man who fell over hillside in Harrison park

The call came in around 12:40 p.m. for a man who had fallen off a trail and down a steep hillside, officials said.

4 days ago

Fuel leak contained at AGH Suburban in Bellevue

Officials say a small leak of diesel fuel at the facility in Bellevue was cleaned up and did not affect patient health care.

5 days ago

Shaler school officials to review security protocol

A custodian found what appeared to be an explosive device last Sunday, but school security personnel didn’t find out about it until

6 days ago

 Residents walk past a sign outside a polling station in Bellevue against the legalization of alcohol sales in the borough. Residents voted Tuesday on the ballot question to legalize alcohol.

North election roundup: Bellevue lifts ban on alcohol sales; Save NA Schools group wins seats

Former Mars Area superintendent William Pettigrew also was nominated to a seat on that board. He retired in 2013 after 26 years in the job.

1 week ago

Northway plans include Nordstrom Rack, but not Costco

The new owners of the former Northway Mall also want to build a 100-car parking garage on the McKnight Road site in Ross.

1 week ago

 "Closed" is painted on the front doors of the former Rave Pittsburgh 11 movie theater on McKnight Road.

McCandless debating new developments with closure of Rave movie theater

The now-closed Rave Pittsburgh 11 on McKnight Road has recently been popular as a park-n-ride lot for the Pittsburgh Port Authority.

1 week ago

Zelienople celebrates 175th anniversary

The five-day party starts Tuesday with local businesses, bands, fire departments and school groups.

1 week ago

 Rick Rechenberg

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teacher Richard Rechenberg recognized for more than his plaid shirts

Richard Rechenberg, a teacher at Holy Sepulcher Catholic School, has been honored by the Pennsylvania Council on American Private Education.

1 week ago

North scape: Art shows, kids events and sales

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago

Notables: Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America competition

Students from kindergarten to 12th grade were awarded for academic, athletic and social achievements and shined in scholastic competitions.

1 week ago

 Grille 565 owner Mark Helbling, sitting outside his restaurant on Lincoln Avenue, is the first person to apply for an alcohol permit in Bellevue.

Building owner quickly applies for Bellevue liquor license

Hours after the liquor sales referendum passed in Bellevue, Grille 565 is first in line to apply for a bar license.

1 week ago

 Jordan Brown was 11 years old when he was charged with fatally  shooting his father's pregnant fiancee.

Judge won't give Lawrence County teen new trial in slaying of father's pregnant fiancee

Jordan Brown was charged and convicted as a juvenile in the February 2009 shotgun slaying of 26-year-old Kenzie Houk and her unborn son.

1 week ago

North Allegheny school board trying to eliminate tax hike from budget

The North Allegheny school board approved a proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year that has a tax increase.

1 week ago

Lawrence County racino backers given filing extension

The project’s new partners, businessman Joe Procacci and Chicago company Merit Gaming, must submit applications by June 1.

1 week ago

Shaler Area High students dismissed early after 'suspicious' device found

Police said the device was found on Sunday by a district employee and police were notified this morning.

1 week ago

Three Butler High School seniors arrested on drug charges on prom night

Community college police said the three were smoking marijuana in a parked vehicle.

1 week ago

Tractor-trailer wreck blocks part of I-79 north in Zelienople

Authorities said the tractor trailer was traveling south when it went across the median and into the northbound lanes.

1 week ago

North Allegheny appoints new principal of Marshall Middle School

Daniel Swoger is currently the assistant principal of Ingomar Middle School. He will begin July 1 at an annual salary of $115,000.

1 week ago

 Aaron Stubna holds up a sign in support of legalizing alcohol sales in Bellevue Tuesday. Unofficial results indicate residents in Bellevue and Wilkinsburg voted on ballot questions to legalize liquor sales in their communities.

Voters approve liquor sales in Bellevue and Wilkinsburg

Supporters of the referendum in both communities emphasized the potential for economic development if restaurants could sell liquor.

1 week ago

 Derek Sharpe

Harrison man arrested for violating probation in attempted bank robbery on Pitt campus

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office said Derek Sharpe, 33, was arrested in East Deer late Monday on two warrants.

1 week ago

Pavement repair project may cause delays in Ross

Pavement repairs may cause delays on Bascom Avenue in Ross

1 week ago

Police: Teen who fell in Lawrence County creek drowned

Police said Austin James Hines fell into the Lawrence County creek Friday evening while with a friend.

1 week ago

 Madison Ray and Garrett Toomey from Glenshaw navigate through a bicycle obstacle course set up by the Etna-Millvale-Shaler Police at Kiwanis Park in Glenshaw Saturday.

Free helmets, friendly faces on course for Glenshaw Bike Rodeo

2015 Bike Rodeo emphasizes safety, good community relations with Etna, Millvale and Shaler police.

1 week ago

Proposal to shorten terms stirs opposition

Local officials say they will resist a proposal to shorten the terms of office of elected supervisors in second-class townships.

2 weeks ago

 Kristina Bilderback

New principal named for Highcliff Elementary School

The North Hills school board has hired Kristina Bilderback as the new principal for Highcliff Elementary School in Ross. She starts July 1.

2 weeks ago

 North Hills High School juniors Sarah Glatz and Alyssa Bell

North Hills teens participate in Cancer Institute

High school juniors Sarah Glatz and Alyssa Bell were selected for the University of Pittsburgh program.

2 weeks ago

 Scott Fulmer and his son, Brandon, 18, who has cystic fibrosis.

Hike to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis

A local father shows support for his son by taking a long hike through the Laurel Highlands.

2 weeks ago