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Toll collectors to disappear on Beaver Valley Expressway

Drivers would have two options: pay using E-ZPass or have their license plates photographed and be billed by mail.

about 17 hours ago


 Colonel Gregg Perez, wing commander of the 171st Air Refueling Wing,  sits in the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force KC-135R with his father, Dr. Louis Perez. Colonel Perez described to him some of the instruments in the cockpit.

171st Air Refueling Wing gets new commander

Col. Gregg A. Perez, 50, has been in Pittsburgh at the 171st for the past 23 years in a variety of positions.

about 17 hours ago


McKees Rocks teen arrested on homicide charges

Police based the charges against Allen on statements from two people who were in the park that day.

2 days ago


 Kevin Cooney, center, and other members of the West Hills Riders descend the hill through Settlers Cabin Park.

Fellowship a pillar of West Hills Road Riders cycling group

The group holds two rides each week, attracting 25 to 30 bicyclists from Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties.

3 days ago


Collier commissioners say no to rezoning proposal

They denied a request by Woodville Associates to rezone 24 acres of land for a townhouse plan.

3 days ago


Scott awards contracts for new swimming pool

Stoneridge Inc. of Philadelphia will build the new pool and its surrounding fencing for $1,383,500.

3 days ago


Carnival in Carnegie raises $5,000 for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s center in Carnegie lost $17,000 in meat that the now-closed Bottom Dollar store used to donate each year.

3 days ago


McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.

3 days ago


 John Turchek is a professor of computer and information systems at RMU.

Newsmaker you should know / IBM bestows faculty award on Robert Morris professor

This is the second time John Turchek has received the honor, which grants him $40,000 to spend at the university.

3 days ago


South Fayette police plan java jam sessions

Called “Coffee with the Chief,” the first of the bimonthly meetings will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 14.

3 days ago


 A woman checks in at the Healthy Ride bide station on Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street  in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal pushers: New bike-sharing initiative makes for an easy ride

Anyone age 18 and older can rent a bike at the 50 rental stations in the city that are part of Pittsburgh Bike Share’s Healthy Ride.

3 days ago


West at a glance: Crime Watch Day set for Beaver Falls

Community events and news taking place throughout the West communities.

3 days ago


West scape: Summer art camp scheduled for Ambridge

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

3 days ago


West school news: Montour, Moon Area, South Fayette, Sto-Rox

School news from Pittsburgh region’s west communities.

3 days ago


 A U.S Airways plane flies past the U.S Airways operations control center in Moon. The last flight to be handled by the Pittsburgh center is set for Aug. 23.

US Airways operations center in Moon to close in late August

About 650 jobs will be lost with the closure, part of the airline’s merger with American Airlines.

5 days ago


Universal Stainless reports second quarter loss

“Our current backlog points to a challenging third quarter,” chairman, president and CEO Dennis Oates said in a statement.

5 days ago


 Eileen Battisti's house in Center, Beaver County.

Court upholds decision overturning tax sale of widow's home over $6.30 bill

The court says Eileen Battisti struggled to cope with maintaining her finances after her husband’s 2004 death.

5 days ago


Green Tree-based 360fly announces partnership with Best Buy

Starting in mid-September, Best Buy will become the exclusive in-store and online distributor for 360fly cameras.

5 days ago


Inbound closures set nightly for Parkway West

Nightly closures of the inbound Parkway West are scheduled this week.

1 week ago


Gas line work curbs Brodhead Road in Moon

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between McClafferty Lane and Beacon Hill Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays through Aug. 7.

1 week ago


 Don Clayton of Franklin Park points to the new walls that are part of a $100,000 backyard project done by A&N Lawn Service Inc.

From grill to great: The livin' is easy — and outdoors — for many in Pittsburgh region

The outdoor living space was slow to catch on in Western Pennsylvania, but more and more are investing and enjoying the view.

1 week ago


At least one injured after car-motorcycle collision in Beaver County

The incident occurred in the 3000 block of Green Garden Road around 3:15 p.m.

1 week ago


At least one injured after car-ATV collision in Beaver County

The incident occurred in the area of 654 Blockhouse Run Road around 1 p.m.

1 week ago


 Mike Poliziani, left, changes the battery in longtime customer Fred Sebrosky's 2007 Chevy Impala. Mr. Poliziani is closing Mondae's Auto Supply in Pittsburgh's West End on July 31.

Longtime West End auto parts store to close at month's end

Mondae’s Auto Supply, which was handed down from father to son, has been in business for 55 years.

1 week ago


Geneva College expands center, renovates theater

The projects, totaling $500,000, will add a room to the Rapp Technical Design Center and transform the Bagpiper Theater.

1 week ago


 Chris Gregory, 10, works on a classroom as part of the Lego activity during a summer program being offered by the Montour School District.

Montour students pick up STEAM this summer

A one-week camp, free for Montour students in grades 3-12, offered programs in robotics, graphic design, Lego architecture and more.

1 week ago


Collier's parks and recreation director resigns

Collier commissioners accepted the resignation of Lisa D. Novak, who had been the township’s director of parks and recreation since 2012.

1 week ago


Moon Area district considers solar panels to power schools

The school board is looking into generating enough electricity from district rooftops to provide about 70 percent of its energy needs.

1 week ago


 Phil Koch is the executive director Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.

Newsmaker you should know / Leader of Westmoreland community foundation finds way to give back

Phil Koch has been named executive director of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.

1 week ago


West at a glance: Free dek hockey clinic offered in North Park

Community events and news taking place throughout the West communities.

1 week ago


West school news: Carlynton, Montour, Moon Area, Sto-Rox, West Allegheny

School news from the Pittsburgh region’s west communities.

1 week ago


Family escapes two-alarm house fire in Beaver County

The fire started at 2 a.m. at a house at 361 Grange Road in New Sewickley, according to county emergency officials.

1 week ago


Fayette County man charged with attempted homicide after baseball bat attack

Nathan Williams, 29, of Connellsville remains in the Fayette County Prison unable to post $75,000 bail.

1 week ago


 Katelyn Cerciello of McDonald worked at the store for about a month.

Ex-Petland worker says Robinson store mistreats animals; manager says that's not true

A former employee’s post July 20 on Facebook was shared more than 40,000 times, generating swift reaction from animal lovers.

1 week ago


Suspect arrested after SWAT standoff in McKees Rocks

Paul Dolan, 54, of McKees Rocks, was arraigned before District Justice Thomas Torkowsky Monday night.

1 week ago


Bridge inspections may close lanes on I-79 in Collier, Bridgeville

Crews will inspect bridges from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

1 week ago


Collier commissioners deny rezoning bid for townhouse development

Collier commissioners voted 5-0 on Wednesday night to deny Woodville Associates' request to rezone 24 acres of its property.

1 week ago


Former Air National Guard officer based in Pittsburgh pleads guilty to conspiracy

Gerard Mangis, a retired colonel from Shaler, will be sentenced in November after pleading guilty to conspiracy in federal court.

1 week ago


PA Cyber Charter School cutting 43 jobs

Enrollment has declined from a peak of 11,500 in 2013 to about 10,000, according to the school.

1 week ago


Moon Area considers solar energy for schools

Superintendent Curt Baker said Moon Area would be the first district in the Pittsburgh area to have such a system.

1 week ago


Beaver County woman killed in New Sewickley crash

Norma Miller, 73, of New Brighton died after crashing at the intersection of Route 68 and Glen Eden Road in New Sewickley.

1 week ago


Moon Area School District preparing for civil action against transportation authority

Moon Area School District is preparing for civil action against the Moon Transportation Authority.

1 week ago


Police investigate fatal Beaver County crash

Police were called to the scene of a crash near the intersection of Route 68 and Glen Eden Road near New Sewickley shortly after 11 a.m.

2 weeks ago


McKees Rocks movie studio owes on loans

Allegheny County is seeking more than $150,000 from the owner of a McKees Rocks movie studio it claims failed to pay back two county loans.

2 weeks ago


 The Allegheny County bomb squad and SWAT team were called to the Knights Inn in South Fayette this afternoon.

Pittsburgh man's death ends standoff at South Fayette motel

Police say the man shot himself in front of a 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing from Oklahoma.

2 weeks ago


 Adam Chamberlain of Vital Signs covers the reproduction of the Honus Wagner baseball card July 8 after helping mount it to the front of the Historical Society of Carnegie building on West Main St.

Carnegie museum visitors can see replica of 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card

Less than 200 cards were ever distributed. One surfaced this year, and sold for $1.32 million

2 weeks ago


 A look inside the Larry Bruno Hall of Achievement in Beaver Falls.

Larry Bruno Hall of Achievement to induct members Aug. 1

The hall will induct six people and two teams into the Larry Bruno Foundation Hall of Achievement.

2 weeks ago


 The Crafton pool is separated between a shallow end and a much larger deeper end by only a rope -- a situation that causes the lifeguards to perform many saves in the intermediate area, according to Erica Rodriguez, head guard. She welcomes the idea of a separate pool for smaller children.

Pool for small children aims to make big splash in Crafton

Plans are underway for a splash pool, to open next summer’s swimming season.

2 weeks ago


 Jason Burik's 5,000 piece model of Great American Ballpark was on display at Fan Fest festivities during MLB All-Star Weekend in Cincinnati.

Montour educator's ballpark model on display as part of MLB All-Star festivities

Jason Burik, assistant to the superintendent in the Montour School District, uses plastic building bricks to create replicas of structures.

2 weeks ago


Allegheny County awards development grant to North Fayette

The township will receive $162,570 for a community center.

2 weeks ago



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