Six members of the Friendship 9 are shown in 1961, two days after their release from jail. In front, from left, are James Wells, Willie McCleod and Thomas Gaither. In back, from left, are Clarence Graham, Willie D. Massey and David Williamson.

Records wiped clean for civil rights-era Friendship 9

Thomas Gaither, Butler County, was one of the of nine activists arrested for trying to integrate a whites-only lunch counter in 1961.

about 3 hours ago

 Jack Lynch, 9, of O'Hara Twp., center, plaid shirt, gets a lesson in robotics from (left) Srinivasan Sheshan and his sons Arvind, 10 and Sanjay Seshan, 12 at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel.

Fox Chapel brothers lead the next generation of computer scientists

They taught a program at Fox Chapel’s Cooper Siegel Library Sunday.

about 3 hours ago

Butler County nursing home sale forestalls tax increase, covers project costs

The 2015 budget holds the line on property tax rates.

about 3 hours ago

 From left, 6th graders Kayleigh Ferderbar, 12, and Vinisha Sant, 11, work to program a robot during the Fox Chapel Area School District's RoboClass 101, which teaches the basics of robots design and programming, at the Dorseyville Middle School on Dec. 18, 2014.

High-schoolers visit middle school to create interest in STEM

Two high school students provide a free, three-part class on robotics at Dorseyville Middle School to capture the interest of students

about 3 hours ago

 Cam Howard, left, and his sister, Riley, get ready for the first day of school.

Fighting rare disease, Hampton second-grader finds acceptance

Cam Howard, 8, has progeria, a rare condition in which children age at a rate much faster than normal.

about 3 hours ago

 Cmdr. Alysa L. Ambrose Mansfield graduated from CMU in 1995.

Hampton native takes command of USS Gravely

Cmdr. Alysa L. Ambrose Mansfield is among growing number of women in top leadership roles in the U.S. Navy.

about 3 hours ago

North Allegheny school district budget has $5.5 million shortfall

The business manager said their are too many unknowns to determine if a tax increase will be necessary.

about 3 hours ago

 Joe Jackson.

Sewickley theater teacher's performance presents opportunity for students

Joe Jackson, who teaches dance at Sewickley Academy, is performing with Pittsburgh Public Theater, which is benefiting his students.

about 3 hours ago

Shaler prepares new clean water consent order

The old order expires March 30; the township needs to request a one-to-two-year extension from the Allegheny County Health Department.

about 3 hours ago

Ross wins gold certification

The township has achieved the second-highest designation in the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Program.

about 3 hours ago

School news

Aquinas Academy  

about 3 hours ago

Backpacks for Hunger program eases weekend hunger for kids

Backpacks for Hunger, which provides food each weekend for students, has expanded to a second school in the Fox Chapel Area School District.

about 3 hours ago

Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: Beware when ordering magazines from services

Consumer Reports also urges subscribers to read fine print on magazine subscription offers.

about 3 hours ago

North happenings

Church activities  

about 3 hours ago

Civil War exhibit wraps up with free admission

The Harmony Museum exhibit features local Civil War artifacts.

about 12 hours ago

Blawnox couple face charges in abuse of 2-year-old

A doctor at the hospital told police that the girl had “extensive bruising” on her forehead, cheeks, arms, legs and abdomen.

about 3 hours ago

Ross robbery suspect caught

George Wilson, was arrested and charged with shooting a store employee during a robbery in early December, KDKA-TV News is reporting.

about 3 hours ago

  Christopher Shawn Morris

South Carolina man held in assault on juvenile in Shaler

Christopher S. Morris, 44, of Aiken, S.C., is waiting extradition in the Aiken County Detention Facility,authorities stated.

about 7 hours ago

 The Allegheny County Police bomb squad deploys a robot in response to the bomb threat situation Tuesday on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue.

Woman uses bomb threat to rob bank

Brandy Greulich told the bank teller at PNC Bank in Bellevue that she had bombs in her car and demanded for $40,000.

1 day ago

North Allegheny school board weighs adding electronic cigarettes to anti-tobacco policies.

All North Allegheny facilities are tobacco-free.

about 6 hours ago

 Agents were sent to a PNC Bank on Lincoln Avenue this afternoon after a report of a robbery that might have involved a bomb threat.

Woman faces charges after bomb threat at Bellevue bank

Initial reports indicated the attempted robbery involved a bomb threat, but police said no bomb was found at the scene.

1 day ago

Priest leaves Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to concentrate on his parish

Father Charles Bober is leaving as president at North Catholic to oversee a major construction project at St. Killian Parish in Cranberry.

1 day ago

Lane closures possible on Gibsonia Road this week

Lane closures are possible today through Friday on Gibsonia Road in Pine, PennDOT announced.

3 days ago

 Surveillance image of a suspect in the robbery of a Citizen's Bank in Hampton.

Report: Citizens Bank in Hampton robbed at gunpoint

Police say the suspects fled south on Route 8 in a white, four-door sedan.

4 days ago

Judge denies cop killer’s appeal of conviction

A federal judge this week denied John Lesko’s appeal of his murder conviction and death sentence for the killing of an Apollo police

6 days ago

Lane restriction set for section of Pennsylvania Turnpike

Eastbound traffic on a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be reduced to one lane on Saturday, the turnpike commission announced.

6 days ago

Shoppers injured when gun goes off in store

The gun owner, Gerry Good, 58, of Gibsonia, has been charged with two counts of assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.

5 days ago

Second arrest in Tarentum home invasion on New Year's Day

Dorian Smedley and Dominic Balsamo are charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy and firearms violations.

5 days ago

 Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Amy Haller, 21, of Bellevue, left, studies with a friend over the phone at Commonplace Coffee in Indiana, Pa.

Some IUP students face double-digit tuition increases under new plan

Once fully phased in, the program is expected to generate $8.2 million in additional revenue, officials said.

6 days ago

 Joseph Kamon

Police search for missing Shaler man

Police said Joseph Kamon’s vehicle was found Wednesday near where he works in the South Side.

6 days ago

 Christian Farls, 12, a student at Providence Heights Alpha School in McCandless, nervously watches as his Alpha Bots team's robot performs a series of tasks during the Lego robotics competition at La Roche College in McCandless.

Lego robotics competition at La Roche College challenges kids

Worldwide, there are more than 25,000 Lego league teams in approximately 80 countries.

1 week ago

Pressley Ridge offer to buy Seville school declined

Unpopular offer to buy Seville school is declined, as North Hills School District prepares to redistrict some elementary pupils.

1 week ago

Support group in Ross aims to ease stress for teens

Anchorpoint Counseling Center starts a 10-week program Wednesday to help teens cope with everyday pressures of life.

1 week ago

 Dan Connolly , a senior at North Hills, paddles his way on the first lap of a race at the school's pool.

Ahoy! Sail across pool tests STEM skills at North Hills

Transportation construction class brings lessons in science, technology, math and engineering to satisfying, soggy conclusion.

1 week ago

Computer initiative moves to Mars Area Centennial School

School board approves $75,078 contract to provide 660 laptop computers to Mars Area Middle School for three years.

1 week ago

 Gigi Balsamico

Ross teen's volunteer work impresses Salvation Army

Gigi Balsamico of Ross, a sophomore at North Hills High School, was recognized for creating a video on emergency disaster services.

1 week ago

 Students study on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

IUP wants to charge full-time students per credit

If approved, the change would occur this fall as a two-year pilot program subject to regular review by university.

1 week ago

North scape: 'Classical Fusion' concert scheduled in Sewickley

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: Plan for 'new me' is a lemon

A regimen of healthy, natural eating turns out to be a headache.

1 week ago

North school news: Fox Chapel Area magazine honored

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago

One killed, two seriously injured in Mercer County crash

Police said Mandy Digman, 38, of Ohio, died in the crash on Pulaski Mercer Road in Wilmington.

1 week ago

 Former Shenango treasurer and secretary Brian Tanner waived a preliminary hearing today.

Ex-Shenango Township treasurer waives hearing in $800,000 theft case

The DA’s office said Brian Tanner, 49, is charged with 500 counts of forgery and theft-related charges.

1 week ago

Shaler police ask for help in finding man

Shaler police are asking for help locating Joseph Kamon whose vehicle was last seen on the South Side.

1 week ago

Convicted heroin dealer busted again after Ross Park Mall deal

DEA agents said he admitted he has been obtaining large quantities of heroin from suppliers in New Jersey for distribution here.

1 week ago

Kiski Valley jarred by big boom from Brackenridge plant

A spokesman for the plant said a large, hot piece of molten metal or some slag came into contact with water outside the site.

1 week ago

Driver killed in Route 8 crash in Butler County

Police say Edward Skopinski, 69, was driving north on Route 8 when he swerved into the southbound side of the road hitting a vehicle.

1 week ago

 Dr. Pranav Shetty

Pitt graduate’s work with Ebola victims earns invite to speech

Pranav Shetty, a Shaler Area High School graduate was a guest of President Barack Obama during the State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

1 week ago

Fire breaks out at Ross home; woman rushed to hospital

The fire occurred in the 600 block of Roseland Avenue.

1 week ago

Route 28 traffic to be halted briefly today in O'Hara

The stoppages are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

1 week ago


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