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 From left, Melissa Barcic, director of nursing; Dennis Biondo, executive director of all Kane Regional Centers; Neil Bowser, administrator; and Vince Klingensmith, environmental services manager, try out the seating Friday in the dining and activity room in the new Memory Care Unit, due to open in May at Kane Scott Regional Center.

2nd Kane dementia unit ready in Scott

Kane Scott, one of four county-owned nursing facilities, is opening a new "Memory Care Unit," next month.

about 2 hours ago


South Fayette schools criticized for prosecuting young victim of bullying

State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, plans to amend the wiretap law to make an exception for bullying.

about 1 hour ago


Wilkinsburg man killed during shooting on school grounds

At least 100 adults and children were celebrating on the grounds of of former Chartiers Elementary School in Windgap when shots were fired.

about 15 hours ago


Gas drilling wastewater leak found in Amwell

"Significant" waste water leak discovered at a Range Resources impoundment in Washington County.

2 days ago


Mt. Oliver grocer guilty of food stamp fraud

A man who ran the Dollar Grocery Center in Mount Oliver pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud and food stamp fraud.

2 days ago


Water main break in Bethel Park leaves about 25 without water

Service is expected to be restored by 1 a.m. Saturday.

2 days ago


South Hills Village parking garage tackles vacancies

The $24 million garage is more than half-empty on a typical weekday.

3 days ago


Fayette County woman charged in 2012 fatal crash

Lindsay Skocik, 19, of South Union, was driving a Jeep that left the road and rolled over, killing an 18-year-old passenger.

3 days ago


Five plead guilty in Mon Valley video gambling bust

Four men and a woman are sentenced to 5 years' probation in "Operation Pork Chop."

3 days ago


 Ellisen Lowe greets, left Shea Love and her son Christian Stanfield, 15, on Wednesday outside Bubba's Gourmet Burghers in South Fayette after an announcement that wiretap violation charges against Christian would be withdrawn.

Judge withdraws citation against South Fayette student who taped alleged bullying

The district attorney's office says Christian Stanfield's actions using his iPad did not rise to the level of a citation.

3 days ago


Public asked for help in search for suspect in fatal Clairton shooting

James "Garland" Watts, 48, is sought in the fatal shooting of Shawnta Lee, 40, in March 2008.

3 days ago


 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

3 days ago


Scott to work on strategic plan

The township hopes to set goals for the next decade.

4 days ago


South Fayette parents concerned about bullying

The school board hears about case of student punished for secretly recording his treatment.

4 days ago


Bids sought in Mt. Lebanon for renovation of high school rifle range

Depending on the cost, the school board may decide to renovate the facility or have the team rent space.

4 days ago


Patio home sprinkler systems create hot debate in Peters

Fearing damage from a bursting pipe, many residents are opposed to an ordinance requiring sprinkler systems in patio homes.

4 days ago


Teen mothers Elect to succeed

A program based in McKeesport Area schools provides support for teenage mothers.

4 days ago


SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

Happenings in the South suburban area:

4 days ago


South Fayette to use eminent domain to take part of Mayview site

The township wants to use 69 acres of the property to connect to its Fairview Park.

4 days ago


World Book Night comes to local libraries

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday is World Book Night, when more than 550,000 books will be distributed free throughout the country.

4 days ago


Wind turbine powers electric sign at Chartiers Valley

With a project like the new wind turbine in front of its high school/middle school, it's not surprising that the Chartiers Valley School

4 days ago


Sculptor honors bond between W&J professor and Japan

The wood carver came to Washington, Pa., to complete his piece.

4 days ago


Service dog donated for Whitehall girl with bipolar disease

A family is raising money to transport and train the service dog.

4 days ago


The South at a glance

News briefs from the South suburban area:

4 days ago


Letter to the editor/South: Let's not stop a thousand times

Three-way stop signs at the intersection of Streets Run and Prospect roads in Baldwin Borough are a nightmare.

4 days ago


A newsmaker you should know: Teaching 'techie' recognized for sharing skills in classes, community, with colleagues

Upper St. Clair School District's Bradley Wilson goes the extra mile to help impart his knowledge.

4 days ago


 Capt. John Phoennik

South Fayette chooses Phoennik as acting police chief

Police Capt. John Phoennik, a 25-year veteran of the township force, will become acting police chief on Friday.

3 days ago


 Vice President Joe Biden listens while President Barack Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

4 days ago


 Shea Love greets a well-wisher on Wednesday as her son Christian Stanfield, 15, watches, outside a restaurant in South Fayette. Earlier, the Allegheny County district attorney’s office announced that it was withdrawing a charge of summary disorderly conduct against Christian, who recorded one of a series of bullying instances against him in his math resources class.

Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.

4 days ago


4 to stand trial in shooting death of Washington girl, 10

The men, all of Washington, Pa., are charged in the March 31 killing of Ta'Naiyah Thomas, who was struck by a shot fired through a door.

4 days ago


 President Barack Obama greets Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald after arriving at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Moon. Vice President Joe Biden is at right.

Obama visit spotlights region's growing success in job training

Pennsylvania has struggled to get older residents back into the classroom to earn college degrees. But the numbers are improving.

4 days ago


IRS investigators file tax-related charges against four

The accused are two Washington County men, a Latrobe woman and a dentist based in Robinson.

4 days ago


Former energy official's death ruled a suicide

Anthony Cugini, 54, of Upper St. Clair had been charged with obstruction of justice late last year. He was found dead Jan. 8.

4 days ago


Duquesne school fact-finder rejects achievement as a salary measure

Duquesne teachers are being asked to agree to link student achievement to their raises.

5 days ago


South Fayette parents discuss school bullying

South Fayette parents told the school board tonight they want to ensure students are comfortable with reporting bullying incidents.

5 days ago


Only ticketed guests will hear Obama, Biden

The president and vice president will make a rare joint-appearance Wednesday at the CCAC's West Hills Center in North Fayette.

5 days ago


Jail captain not responsible for epileptic inmate's injuries

David D. Wise, 33, of Washington, Pa., claimed he was abused in the Washington County jail.

5 days ago


Bridgeville sets up task force to study traffic

Bridgeville borough council passed a resolution to establish the State Route 50/Washington Pike Traffic Improvement Task Force.

6 days ago


 Work was underway at the Route 51-88 construction site.

Troubles slow Route 51-88 project

Relocating a maze of utilities has slowed the work at this major South Hills intersection.

1 week ago


Pedestrian struck by train

The unidentified man was hit near the intersection of Duquesne Avenue and Center Street. He is being treated at Mercy Hospital.

1 week ago


Female teachers sue their district for fair pay

Baldwin-Whitehall teachers take employer to court for fair pay.

1 week ago


Funeral home owner, 90, found guilty of third-degree murder

The judge said he did not believe William Welsh, 90, killed William Menni, 58, in self-defense on July 26 in Homestead.

1 week ago


Baldwin-Whitehall teachers sue district over pay

Three female teachers say they started at a lower end of the pay scale than their male colleagues with the same experience.

1 week ago


Bridge Tap House padlocked for failing to pay drink tax

The Versailles bar and grille owes more than $53,759 in drink tax liability, Allegheny County officials said.

1 week ago


 The gas fire at Chevron's well in Greene County burns on Feb. 11, 2014.

DEP issues Chevron nine citations in fatal gas well blast

The drilling company refused to allow state investigators on the property for two days.

1 week ago


North Strabane man held for trial in shooting of his wife

District Judge Ethan Ward held Scott Edmonds, 50, for court on charges of homicide and tampering with evidence.

1 week ago


 TerriLynn Cheponis of Kilbuck portrays Mary Magdalene in "Why Must He Die? A Passion Play."

Passion plays a vanishing Easter tradition

The plays, once a staple of the Easter season, are dying out as an expression of Christian faith.

1 week ago


Relatives say victim repeatedly threatened Homestead funeral home owner

Judge is scheduled to render a verdict today in the July Homestead shooting death.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon to hold meeting for property owners whose assessments are being appealed

Residents complained at Tuesday's meeting about what they call a 'newcomers' tax.'

1 week ago


Residents who bought homes in 2011-12 fighting Mt. Lebanon's assessment appeals

Affected homeowners came to Tuesday's commission meeting to talk about the appeals.

1 week ago



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