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 Julia Kysela and her husband, Daniel, a Sgt. First Class in the Army National Guard. She's one of six finalists for Military Spouse of the Year.

Scott woman among six finalists for Military Spouse of the Year

Wife of sergeant in the Army National Guard has used her role as a spouse to help other military families and veterans facing challenges.

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 Montour Railroad steam engine bell

Newspaper ad leads to recovery and restoration of vintage Montour Railroad steam engine bell

Dave Nagel of Kennedy bought a 1916 steam engine bell from the Montour Railroad that was half-buried in mud and brought it back to life.

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Foundation awards grants to steam ahead

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit plans to hire a director of instructional innovation and create a league of innovative schools.

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Clinton holiday lights draw increasingly larger crowds

Volunteers who organize the display donate proceeds to West Allegheny School District and a host of other organizations.

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Ohio River Trail moves on to Phase II planning

Phase II is part of a larger trail network planned by the Ohio River Trail Council that will parallel the Ohio River.

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North Fayette police officer honored for helping veteran

Sgt. Chad Slovick went above and beyond a police officer’s duty when he discovered a veteran and his family in need.

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Robinson trims list of towing companies

The owner of at least one towing service, Steubenville Pike Auto, expressed disappointment that his company was dropped from the list.

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 Troy Johnson and Travis Johnston

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Twins Troy and Travis Johnston are big boosters of collegiate rugby

Troy and Travis Johnston of Brighton have been instrumental in getting the Point Park team into the Three Rivers Rugby Conference.

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Samantha Bennett: Who knew? Baking Brits anything but boring

For someone who doesn’t like reality TV shows, “The Great British Bake Off” proved to be a sweet treat.

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 Kieran Lynch's fascination with watches led to a second career restoring and repairing them.

Winding down: As smart devices thrive, watch repair becomes a rare profession

Kieran Lynch repairs watches in his O’Hara home, one of a dwindling number of people who make a living working with timepieces.

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West at a glance: Students honored by DAR

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

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West municipal news: Findlay , Robinson

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

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West school news: Carlynton, Chartiers Valley, Montour and more

School news from throughout the west communities.

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West scape: Dining out, fundraisers and library events

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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 Charlotte Ditka.

Obituary: Charlotte Ditka / Mother of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka

Mrs. Ditka was born in Carnegie and moved to Aliquippa with her husband Mike in the early 1940s.

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Police say Aliquippa student will be charged in school attack on video

Aliquippa police Capt. Douglas Edgell said the aggressor is being charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.

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Police say Stowe man offered baby sitter cash to kill unborn child

John Frazier, 22, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of criminal solicitation to commit homicide of an unborn child.

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Stowe man charged in soliciting killing of his unborn child

John Frazier, 22,  is scheduled to appear in court March 10, according to online court records.

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Winter weather slowing Dick's sales, but fourth quarter earnings were strong

The Findlay company posted a profit of $155.5 million, or $1.30 per share, during the three months that ended Jan. 31.

2 days ago


 Sherwood Stevenson.

Some charges refiled against convicted sex offender

Sherwood K. Stevenson, 76, was charged again today with counts of false identification to law enforcement and theft of services.

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 Parkway West on-and-off ramps in Carnegie will be closed at 10 tonight and remain closed through late December for the second year of a $72.8 million parkway reconstruction project.

Parkway West closures begin tonight

The project will cause a variety of traffic shifts, narrowed lanes, lane closures and full overnight and weekend detours.

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Police search for suspect who fled to Ohio after birthday party slaying

Police have charged 31-year-old Michael Bagnall with criminal homicide in the shooting of 23-year-old Jaylen “Bubby” West, of Farrell.

3 days ago


Man killed in Moon apartment fire

The fire started just after 12:30 a.m. on the third floor of the Casa Blanco apartments, Building B, at 283 Moon Clinton Rd.

5 days ago


Oakdale man faces firearms violations after selling guns to undercover officers

Richard Bartoletti, 48, of Oakdale, faces three counts of firearms violations. according to online court records.

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Parkway work to close Carnegie ramps starting Monday night

The on- and off-ramps will be closed at 10 p.m. Monday for a $72.8 million project that will stretch from I-79 to the Fort Pitt Tunnels.

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 Seventh grader Tiffany Ponticel looks through the interior of the art project of the likeness of the 100-year-old St. Philip School.  The art and replica of the school is exposed to  several black lights.

St. Philip School in Crafton celebrates centennial

Since the project was unveiled on Jan. 27, more than 500 people from the community have walked through a replica of the school.

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Moon Area to retain Hyde name on school building

The school board voted unanimously Monday to keep the name after a petition was circulated to that effect.

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 Adelmo DiMatteo, 85, works on clearing his drive of the morning snow at his Lindsay Street home in Scott Township.

Social networking turns to tales of cold and snow

Weather updates, school closing announcements and road reports vied with warm-weather vacation photos and websites.

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Scott gets suggestions for new municipal swimming pool

Despite a frigid night, about 25 residents and some township employees and officials turned out to hear more about a proposal.

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Moon Area board disallows child development program speakers

Speakers can’t address non-agenda items, according to school board policy.

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Ambridge uses new media outlet GitHub to address public concerns

Through GitHub, officials and residents can report issues, work collectively to solve problems and share ideas to better the borough.

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West Allegheny to introduce full-day kindergarten

The district also will offer a “Book Bus” or traveling library for children through age 5.

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Old Oakdale Road housing plan moves forward

The 92-home, open space plan was proposed along Old Oakdale Road about 1 mile from the South Fayette School District campus.

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 Members of the International Partnership South Sudan Travel Team met, studied scripture and prayed with South Sudanese pastors, elders and lay people on a recent trip to Africa. Team members and one of their hosts are, from left, Ruth Portnoff, the Rev. Gary Willingham-McLain, the Rev. Thomas Tut, of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, the Rev. Susan Rothenberg, the Rev. Sharon Stewart, the Rev. Dave Carver and the Rev. Ken White.

Emsworth minister returns from Africa an 'optimistic realist'

The Rev. Susan Rothenberg was part of a Pittsburgh Presbytery trip to South Sudan.

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Collier tax rate is unchanged

For the third straight year, the board kept the real estate tax rate at 2.73 mills.

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 Jackie Flasko, right, and Tom Nicklas use their iPhones to take photos of their kids during the 2015 MLHA Mt. Lebanon Hockey Association Classic at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.

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  Greg Vallecorsa

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Banker Greg Vallecorsa believes in helping community

Greg Vallecorsa of Robinson has supported the D.A.R.E. program in the West Allegheny School District.

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West at a glance: Time for high school musicals

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

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West municipal news: Coraopolis, Green Tree, North Fayette, South Fayette

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

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West school news: Carlynton, Montour, Moon Area, West Allegheny

School news from throughout the west communities.

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West scape: Children's birthday party, Focus on Renewal, 'The Mikado' and more

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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Woman suspected of killing Cleveland police chief's brother has died

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office in Pittsburgh today confirmed 36-year-old Dana Johnson’s death.

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PennDOT announces overnight lane closures on Parkway West

A lane will close in both directions between Interstate 79 and Green Tree, starting at 10 p.m. and will end by 6 a.m. each day.

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Dräger to close Findlay office in 2016; some will be offered jobs elsewhere

The Germany-based medical and safety technology company plans to consolidate sales, service, marketing and engineering operations in Texas.

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Scott Township votes against deer culling in park bordering Mt. Lebanon

The park is located off of Cochran and Greentree roads in Scott, although Mt. Lebanon paid $1 million for the property in August 1995.

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 Central Valley players Jordan Whitehead, Skyler Cron, Preston Johnson and Rocco Martini hold the jersey of teammate Dominick Treemarchi ahead of the coin toss before their game against Archbishop Wood in the PIAA Class AAA Championship.

Two to stand trial for manslaughter in football player's overdose death

Attorneys for Noah Lalama and Terell Shelton argued their clients were not legally required to care for Dominick Treemarchi.

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Parkway West to close again tonight for sign work

Parkway West will be closed between Interstate 79 and Green Tree from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the second night in a row.

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Hopewell man indicted on child pornography charges

Tyler Seevers, 24, is accused of taking sexually explicit photos of two young girls.

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Metals recycler Horsehead posts fourth-quarter loss

The results included a $7.5 million gain from Shell for demolishing buildings at the Monaca site, where an ethane cracker plant is planned.

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Chartiers Valley could renovate auditorium as part of high school project

The district has been working with architects for renovate its 486,000-square-foot high school/middle school complex.

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