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Work on I-79 kicks on in the north and south

Work on I-70 in Marshall kicks into high gear this week.

about 19 hours ago


 James Pastorius of Butler, with his .58-caliber muzzle loading rifled musket, a Civil War era reproduction. Mr. Pastorius has extensively researched his ancestry.

Butler County man researches ancestor's Civil War role

James Pastorius has looked at his great-grandfather’s role in the Civil War as part of his genealogy research.

1 day ago


Passenger dies Sunday in Route 19 crash in Butler County

The man was trapped in the vehicle and later died from injuries he suffered in the wreck, state police said.

1 day ago


McCandless residents fight township's approval of Wal-Mart store

Residents who say township left them in the dark are appealing the McCandless council’s approval for a new Super Center.

3 days ago


West Hardies Road to reopen tonight in Hampton

West Hardies Road in Hampton, which has been closed since July 21, is scheduled to reopen tonight, weather permitting.

3 days ago


Man from care home dies after being pulled from Lake Arthur

Dennis Sallmen, 52, was found floating in about three feet of water along Lakeview Beach on the shore of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.

3 days ago


 An explosion leveled a Pleasant Road trailer home in the early morning hours of July 30 in Harrison Township.

County: Cause of Harrison mobile home explosion undetermined

Allegheny County fire marshals have closed their investigation of a July 30 trailer home explosion without determining its cause.

4 days ago


 Opponents of a planned Walmart Super Center in McCandless have filed an appeal in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

McCandless Walmart proposal going to court

In an appeal, 15 citizens allege township officials did not give citizens enough time or information to evaluate the complex proposal.

4 days ago


Concerns included long bus rides for small children to other schools and the effect closing the school would have on property values.

2 days ago


Former owner of McCandless ice cream shop found guilty of sexually abusing two girls

A jury found David Higginbotham Sr. of Baden guilty of most counts against him, but also found him not guilty of several serious charges.

4 days ago


 A Slippery Rock University psychology professor sued the school today, claiming he has been subjected to gender discrimination.

Psychology prof at Slippery Rock University claims gender discrimination

Christopher Niebauer of Butler, the only man in the eight-member department, claims in a federal suit he has been bypassed for promotion.

5 days ago


 Jill Cueni-Cohen Noah Ingram, a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, volunteers at Vincentian Home, helping to transport wheelchair-bound patients to their appointments and activities. Here he is helping Janice Hulbert, 71, around.

McCandless teen learns to deal with allergy from Vincentian Home residents

As a volunteer, Noah Ingram is fearless when he’s pushing patients in wheelchairs through the halls of Vincentian Home in McCandless.

5 days ago


 The new science classrooms at Sewickley Academy will have both classroom and laboratory space in the same area, such as in this chemistry classroom.

Sewickley Academy debuts new science hall

The smell of a new building will be in the air on the first day of school Tuesday.

5 days ago


 The view of Downtown from the  roof of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Safe passage: Day in and day out, crews labor to keep Pittsburgh tunnel traffic trouble-free

It’s no simple task -- keeping motorists moving safely through the area’s many tunnels.

5 days ago


 Sixth grade teacher Kristen Pollaro lays out textbooks for students 43 at Ross Elementary School in Ross.

Back to school: Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel, Highlands, North Allegheny

New buildings, different teachers, upgraded technology and expanded programs greeted North students who returned to classes this week.

6 days ago


Lawrence Walsh: Updating utilities, bank accounts cause a headache

When a household goes from two persons to one, shouldn’t that be reflected in the cost of the monthly water and sewage bill?

5 days ago


Millvale man arrested in Etna bank robbery

Police said Joseph Emanuele passed a teller a note demanding money from her drawer and indicating that he had a gun.

5 days ago


Feasibility study sees over capacity in Shaler Area

Shaler Area weighs findings of a report that calls for reconfiguring primary, elementary levels.

5 days ago


Marshall resident tapped to serve until December 2015

Mr. Meyer of Marshall will serve until December 2015.

5 days ago




 Fort Pitt Tunnel

Thoughts on the Fort Pitt Tunnel

Pittsburghers and a couple of out-of-towners go to the website Yelp to express their feelings.

5 days ago


 Steve Latta

Pittsburgh Aviary director encourages 'citizen science'

If someone tells Steven Latta he has a “bird-brain” he is likely to accept it as a compliment.

5 days ago


Glance: Riding for Cure in Butler County, traffic changes and more

North Hills fan appreciation night 

5 days ago


 A view of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East.

Tunnel profiles: Fort Pitt, Squirrel Hill, Liberty tunnels

The Liberty Tunnel opened in 1924.

5 days ago


North Allegheny approves purchase of software

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Butler County tipstaff files discrimination lawsuit

Former Butler County court tipstaff sues alleging discrimination against males.

1 week ago


Judge sets trial date for Millvale police officer

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

1 week ago


Route 19 in McCandless restricted this weekend

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Shaler Area may open tracks to residents

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago



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