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Pennsylvania Turnpike ramp restrictions begin tonight

The interchanges at Monroeville and Beaver Valley will have traffic restrictions in the coming days.

32 minutes ago


Former South Fayette student discusses bullying

A high school freshman said her grades suffered until she transferred schools and escaped it.

about 7 hours ago


WestScape: the West Xtra Bulletin Board

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about 7 hours ago


Moon Area administrator plans retirement

Alan Bennett has spent 34 years in public school administration. He will retire May 1.

about 7 hours ago


New Crafton playground receives donation

A volunteer organization has contributed $10,000 toward a new playground now under construction in Crafton Park.

about 7 hours ago


 Todd Hartman

A newsmaker you should know: Ambridge educator's love of music keeps him after school

Todd Hartman is coordinator for Stage Life, a new program at the high school that teaches skills involved with making music and performing.

about 7 hours ago


 South Fayette acting police Chief John Phoennik to illustrate a West story for April 24.

South Fayette appoints acting chief

A 25-year-veteran steps up as acting police chief in the township.

about 7 hours ago


Montour Junction fields delayed

Construction of the fields in what will be a new county park must wait until 2015 because the ground needs to be raised as much as 5 feet.

about 7 hours ago


West School News

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West Municipal News

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about 7 hours ago


 As fifth- and sixth-graders at Carnegie Elementary School create a garden on the school grounds, fifth-grader Brenna Ault, 11, plants a carrot seed.

Carnegie Elementary School students learn gardening by doing

Fifth- and sixth-graders spent one sunny day planting crops such as spinach, lettuce and peas in Carnegie.

about 7 hours ago


 Senior Suzanne Amoroso, 22, of West Mifflin, performs with the California University Jazz Ensemble before the N-Motion Jazz Intervention concert Feb. 23 at Latitude 40 in North Fayette.

Schools may be de-emphasizing music, but 'Jazz Intervention' is bringing it to youth

Shawn Hopson has been involved in the promotion of live music for nearly a decade. Now he’s encouraging local students to participate.

about 7 hours ago


The West at a Glance

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West Notables

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about 7 hours ago


Airport corridor development gets $1.8 million federal grant

The money, awarded to the Findlay Township Municipal Authority, will help finance a project at the Clinton Industrial Park.

about 7 hours ago


South Fayette school meeting crowd silent on bullying

About 50 members of the public stayed silent on the recent bullying controversy that had drawn many of them to attend.

1 day ago


Federal agency sues New Castle company on veteran's behalf

The EEOC says Ezeflow USA failed to grant a veteran suffering from PTSD a disability leave.

1 day ago


Adjunct professor claims CCBC passed him over because of his disability

Mark Cox, who is confined to a wheelchair, had sought a faculty position teaching piloting at the Community College of Beaver County.

1 day ago


Pitt lands 6-foot-7 guard from OLSH

Cam Johnson of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is the third WPIAL player in Pitt's recruiting class.

2 days ago


 Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon coming to First Niagara; Steely Dan tickets announced

The Nashville alt-rock band will play the First Niagara Pavilion on Aug. 29 with Kongos and Young the Giant.

2 days ago


 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.

Second Kane dementia unit ready in Scott

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

3 days ago


High-speed chase nets theft suspect

The shoplifting suspect fled the North Fayette Target, colliding into vehicles before crashing on the Parkway West Saturday.

3 days ago


 Shea Love, Ellisen Lowe, and Christian Stanfield celebrated Wednesday outside Bubba's Gourmet Burghers in South Fayette after an announcement that wiretap violation charges against Christian were to be withdrawn.

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.

3 days ago


Firefighters find man's body in Beaver County

Firefighters responding to a brush fire in a wooded area discover the body of an elderly man.

3 days 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.

3 days ago


Police chase ends in multi-car pileup on Parkway West, one arrest

A police chase out of North Fayette resulted in a crash involving about six or seven cars, state police reported.

4 days ago


 Michael Kobold

Everest disaster awakens climber's memories

Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in the wake of the recent Mount Everest disaster.

5 days ago


 Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum is returning to the First Niagara Pavilion.

Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion in August

Joining the trio on the Take Me Downtown tour are special guests Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.

6 days ago


Death and dying seminar set at Robert Morris

A Tibetan religious leader plans a series of talks on helping dying people — and their caregivers — face death.

6 days ago


 Comfort Tech outside their Oakdale home welcoming President Barack Obama with music Wednesday.

Local band Comfort Tech a hit with President Obama

The four band members can add "serenading and meeting President Barack Obama" to its list of accolades.

6 days ago


Woman claims landlord discriminated against children

Claiming that she was evicted from an apartment because her children are biracial, a Beaver Falls woman Wednesday sued her former landlord.

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 Crews work to extract, from below train tracks, the body of a man hit by a westbound CSX train in Esplen.

Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.

6 days ago


Former postmaster sentenced for theft of postal funds

Lawrence F. Stoken III, 47, of Export, will serve six months of house arrest for misappropriating more than $13,000.

6 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.

6 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.

1 week ago


Joblessness not due to skills gap, experts say

Over five years, the impediment to work is a lack of jobs, not a lack of skills, economists say.

1 week ago


 Tim Wright gives an interview after being mentioned in President Barack Obama's speech to the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale on Wednesday.

Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.

1 week ago


South Fayette parents concerned about bullying

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

1 week ago


Marada golf course closes in Findlay

The Maronda Foundation, the charitable arm of Maronda Homes Inc., has decided not to reopen the Route 30 facility.

1 week ago


WestScape: the West Xtra Bulletin Board

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1 week 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.

1 week ago


Cornell Elementary School gets new principal

Jeffrey Carter of Ohio Township served as an acting elementary school principal in the Moon Area School District.

1 week ago


Yinz2 performs at music hall in Carnegie

The band is one of three local groups to appear as part of a fundraiser for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie.

1 week 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

1 week ago


West Municipal News

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1 week ago


North Fayette supervisors to vote Tuesday on comprehensive plan

About a dozen residents who attended a hearing suggested sidewalks, roads, park amenities and housing options as topics to address in it.

1 week ago


West School News

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1 week ago


The West at a glance

News briefs from the West suburban area:

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago



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