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Fire extinguished at Fayette County recycling plant

The fire at the B&R Recycling plant on Bellview Road in Bullskin was reported at 3:07 a.m.

about 8 hours ago


Driver killed near I-70 ramp in Washington County

Authorities said the driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree after exiting the highway onto Route 43 in California Borough.

2 days ago


 A scene from United Methodist Church's Passion Play entitled, "The Last Days of Christ."

Munhall Passion play organizers look back on 20 years

The Passion play at Anne Ashley United Methodist Church in Munhall continues today through Sunday at the church, 334 22nd Ave.

2 days ago


 Members of the Mt. Lebanon crew team travel along the. From left are Maddie Ricci, Anya Vendredi, Alexandra Tzaneva and Andrea Wisnuski.

Crew takes hold as a club sport at Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon’s crew team is preparing for spring competition, which often takes place at regattas involving numerous other clubs.

2 days ago


 Lynda West.

Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.

2 days ago


 The Twelve Oaks Restaurant and Tavern, owned by Susan and David Yurkovich, in Brownsville.

Restaurant owners find historic home in Brownsville

The new Twelve Oaks Restaurant & Tavern in Brownsville is an upscale eatery and boutique in a mansion in the historic river town.

2 days ago


Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.

2 days ago


 Bill Robling, dressed as Ben Franklin.

Philadelphia interpreter strives to bring Benjamin Franklin to life

Bill Robling will portray Benjamin Franklin tonight in "An Evening with the First American" at Washington & Jefferson College.

2 days ago


 Robert Vogel conducts the Mt. Lebanon High School chamber orchestra during a February performance at Heinz Hall.

Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.

2 days ago


Mt. Lebanon commissioner resigns

Commissioner Kristen Linfante informs the board she is resigning due to health issues.

2 days ago


Peters hires oil and gas consultant

A hydrogeologist is to determine whether gas and oil exploration can be done in the township and, if so, where.

2 days ago


Chartiers Valley considers college readiness program

The initiative strives to increase the number of students taking Advance Placement courses.

2 days ago


Investigation prompts police presence at Jefferson Hills high school

In an unrelated incident, police said a student showed up with a knife at the school and posted a video showing him loading a firearm.

2 days ago


 Allegheny County has budgeted more than $45 million for bridge and road work and in-house paving.

PennDOT lays out this year's road projects for Pittsburgh, region-by-region

Paving, street reconstruction and bridge work will dot much of the Pittsburgh region’s landscape this year.

2 days ago


South Fayette board censures member

The censure motion March 18 by commissioner Jessica Cardillo-Wagenhoffer was approved by a 4-0 vote.

2 days ago


South scape: Holy week events scheduled in Bethel Park

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

2 days ago


South at a glance: String quartet to perform in Carnegie

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

2 days ago


Letters to the Suburban Xtra editors: Cursive writing not emphasized

Writers give opposite views of the cursive writing debate.

2 days ago


 Tracy Montgomery of Munhall crouches beside her daughter Kaitlin, 10, a student at Park Elementary, before Thursday evening’s Steel Valley school board meeting.

Steel Valley board denies teachers’ restroom grievance

The vote came after Tracy Montgomery, mother of the student Kaitlin, addressed the board.

2 days ago


Icy road, accidents prompts Route 65 partial closure

The closure is out Route 65 between the West End and McKees Rocks bridges.

1 day ago


Steel Valley teachers union withdraws grievance over use of faculty restroom

Student to use faculty bathroom “while the district resolves the problem and makes the building accessible to all students and teachers.”

1 day ago


DA seeks death penalty in McKeesport killing, cites retaliation as motive

Roman Jones, 23, of Clairton, and Jonathan Coles, 20, of McKeesport are charged in the death of William Doyle, 24.

2 days ago


 Tracy Montgomery arrives at the Steel Valley school board meeting on Thursday with her daughter Kaitlin, who has chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, foot problems and autism.

Mother of Steel Valley special needs student upset over bathroom dispute

Tracy Montgomery’s daughter Kaitlin, 10, is the subject of a grievance filed by the Steel Valley Education Association.

3 days ago


 From left, Tracy Montgomery, her daughter Kaitlin, 10, and Kaitlin's home nurse Chris Williams speak with others after Ms. Montgomery addressed the Steel Valley school board.

Steel Valley School District allows special-needs student to use faculty restroom

The teachers union had filed a grievance over the issue at Park Elementary School in Munhall.

2 days ago


 The Steel Valley Education Association filed a grievance on Feb. 13, claiming the special needs student’s use of the bathroom violates the teachers contract.

Steel Valley teachers fight accommodation for special needs student

The Steel Valley school board will decide tonight if a special needs student’s use of a faculty bathroom violates the teachers contract.

3 days ago


 Rocco Zuccaro, 30, of Burgettstown is awaiting trial on charges he killed a man in West Virginia in 2013.

Homicide suspect from Pa. captured after escaping from psychiatric hospital

Police said Rocco Zuccaro, 30, of Burgettstown, was found late Wednesday night hiding in tall grass near a natural gas facility.

3 days ago


Inspection of Elizabeth Bridge may close lanes starting today

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through April 20.

3 days ago


Inspection to restrict traffic on outbound Route 65 today

The traffic restriction will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

3 days ago


Keystone Oaks to start full-day kindergarten in fall

Starting this fall, the Keystone Oaks School District will implement full-day kindergarten in its three elementary schools.

2 days ago


Upper St. Clair School ratifies contract with custodians, teacher aides, secretaries and other service staff

The new three-year pact will be effective Sept. 1. The current contract expires Aug. 31.

4 days ago


McKeesport Area Schools make administrative changes

Three administrative staff positions in the McKeesport Area School District were approved unanimously at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

3 days ago


West Jefferson Hills School District will make up four snow days

Those make-up days are: April 2, April 6, May 14, and June 8.

4 days ago


 “For the good of the community, we must try to reset the dialogue,” said John Bendel, president of the Mt. Lebanon board of commissioners.

Commissioners lament ‘divisiveness’ of Mt. Lebanon deer culling debate

Opponents of the program again lined Washington Road before the commission’s discussion session and subsequent meeting.

5 days ago


Washington County man charged with murder escapes from W.Va. psychiatric hospital

Authorities say they believe 30-year-old Rocco Jesse Zuccaro escaped Monday afternoon.

5 days ago


Man arrested in Somerset courthouse for missing jury duty 11 times

The man, Owen Fazenbaker III, was in court seeking relief from a child support ruling.

5 days ago


 The 300-unit upscale apartment complex includes four buildings, each four stories, and will wrap around a courtyard that features a clubhouse and pool.

Plans unveiled for apartment complex at Port Authority's South Hills Village Station

The complex will have apartments with one to three bedrooms, renting for $1,200 to $2,400.

6 days ago


 A tanker truck was hauling water to a natural gas drilling site owned by EQT when it broke through the historic Pollocks Mill Bridge in Greene County in September.

W.Va. firm paying $245,000 for damaging historic bridge in Greene County

The truck caused the bridge deck of the Pollocks Mills Bridge to partially collapse.

6 days ago


Peters Township hires oil and gas consultant

Peters Township recently formed a committee to look at whether drilling is possible in the area.

5 days ago


Home in Duquesne badly damaged by fire

A supervisor with the Allegheny County emergency dispatch center said no one required medical treatment.

6 days ago


 Charlie Batch is shoring up an arrangement with Pitt’s Innovation Institute to develop and commercialize products for his emerging sports medicine technology startup, Impellia.

Pitt, former Steelers quarterback tackle medicine

Charlie Batch is shoring up an arrangement with Pitt’s Innovation Institute for his emerging sports medicine technology startup, Impellia.

1 week ago


 Mt. Lebanon will pay Wildlife Specialists $3,000 -- $500 for each of the six deer killed.

Deer cull program halted in Mt. Lebanon

Wildlife Specialilsts Inc. of Tioga County had been hired to kill up to 150 deer by March 31.

1 week ago


Rescuers hope adjusting levels at Ohiopyle Falls aids in search of Carnegie man

Michael Davila, 21, climbed over an observation deck railing to have his photo taken, slipped and fell over the falls into the river.

1 week ago


 “There’s no way at this point we could take enough to make a difference,” said Merlin Benner of Wildlife Specialists.

Milder weather working against deer cull effort in Mt. Lebanon

With just six deer killed since the first shots were fired in the Mt. Lebanon deer cull, the program will not reach the commissioners’ goal.

1 week ago


Former Washington County judge expected to plead guilty today

Paul Pozonsky retired from the bench in the midst of an investigation into the allegations.

1 week ago


Sisters Connecting Women's Wisdom retreat to be held in Castle Shannon

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will host their annual spring retreat March 22 at the Motherhouse.

1 week ago


Dale Ostergaard returns to Mt. Lebanon School Board

The school board brings back a former member whose experience will be valued as the district faces upcoming challenges.

1 week ago


  Paul and Donna Fox.

South Hills youth orchestra to hold open house

Students, parents, teachers and the public are invited to meet the orchestra's musicians and directors and learn about being a musician.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon revises assessment appeal criteria

The municipality has been criticized for appealing property assessments only on homes sold in certain years.

1 week ago


Keystone Oaks biology students in operating theater for class

Teens offer a variety of observations after watching a heart by-pass operation with their teacher.

1 week ago


Richeyville game dinner benefits Wildlife Society

The all-you-can-eat buffet table will also have such delicacies as creamed pheasant over biscuits and bacon wrapped venison.

1 week ago



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