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Power outage shuts down Carlynton School District

District officials said the outage hit Monday afternoon. Students were able to finish classes, but the electrical problems persisted.

about 10 hours ago


Chartiers Creek Bridge in Carnegie, Scott to reopen this evening

Chartiers Creek Bridge No. 6 has been closed since July during a $1.6 million rehabilitation project.

about 7 hours ago


 Firefighters respond to a small fire early this morning on the Robert Morris University campus in Moon.

Small dorm fire reported at Robert Morris University campus

The fire, which was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m., was in Washington Hall.

about 8 hours ago


 Part of the interior of the Studio C film production facility in Robinson, which will be used for set construction and equipment staging.

New film studio to open in Pittsburgh area

Studio C, the brainchild of Cyndi Casteel, is vying for some of the $60 million in state tax credits given annually to qualified facilities.

1 day ago


Three injured in muli-vehicle accident in Beaver County

At least three people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident involving a dump truck on Interstate 376 near Beaver, westbound.

about 22 hours ago


Pedestrian airlifted to hospital following vehicle accident in Aliquippa

The accident happened on the corner of Filmore Street and Grand Avenue around 5:15 p.m., according to dispatchers.

about 22 hours ago


Bridge repairs to continue on Parkway West in Robinson

The restrictions will be in place after 10 p.m. today and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

4 days ago


 Robert Downey, a 90-year-old Marine veteran who served in combat in WWII in the Philippines, shows the Post-Gazette his medals and a photograph taken of him at age 19, while at home in Carnegie on Friday.

Marine delivers food for World II Marine veteran and his wife

Cpl. Tyler McCrum served in Afghanistan and helps Robert Downey and his wife, Katherine.

5 days ago


Ramps at Carnegie to reopen after weekend Parkway West closures

The inbound parkway will close from I-79 to Green Tree from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, with single-lane traffic outbound.

4 days ago


Collier approves plan for dog park

It will be on two acres at the new community park on Nike Site Road.

5 days ago


Heidelberg manager takes new job with Ambridge

Mr. Kauer said he will be still working for Heidelberg into December before he takes on his new role.

5 days ago


Raccoon warning issued in Carnegie

Carnegie leads the county in complaints about daytime raccoon sightings, prompting  the borough’s police department to warn about possible

5 days ago


Police locate missing girl

Keiarah Wallace, was found at her step-father's house.

4 days ago


 Marge Connelly as our West newsmaker for Nov. 20.

Coraopolis woman uses her skills to help others

Free knitting and crochet classes are only one way Coraopolis woman uses her skills to help others.

5 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon High School's profile score of 99.3 was the second highest in Allegheny County.

Economics a factor in results of School Performance Profiles

Wealthier districts performed better, while poorer districts were on the low end of the ratings.

5 days ago


Downtown Pittsburgh symposium aims to educate about Ebola

A daylong forum will provide answers about the deadly epidemic in Africa and an evening concert will raise funds for its victims.

5 days ago


Free community Thanksgiving dinner in Coraopolis

CCAC hosts free skilled trades and services fair

5 days ago


 Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian photo editor Mike Meilson was the model for the Victorian photographer, one of the 92 vignettes of Dickensian England, populated by 166 Victorian characters modeled from real Cambridge residents. The vignettes fill five blocks of Wheeling Avenue, the main street of Cambridge, Ohio.

Holiday spirit in full force at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Ghosts of Christmas Past instruct the dispirited of Christmas today at unique Midwest holiday public art display.

5 days ago


Letter to the editor: Independent living tough for people with disabilities

The article seemed concerning for the reader because it showcased an idealized outcome, unattainable for the majority of disabled adults.

5 days ago


Westscape for teens, happenings in libraries in Carnegie, North Fayette

To include your event, send details with a daytime phone number to: Westscape, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh

5 days ago




 Firefighters respond to a house fire that destroyed a duplex on Washington Avenue in Scott on Wednesday. Two other houses were damaged, but nobody was injured.

Fire rips through Scott duplex

A man getting his tire fixed at nearby service station rescued a woman from the home, a witness said.

5 days ago


 Shawn Landa, of Moon, pleaded guilty today to causing a natural gas explosion on Oct. 12, 2013, that leveled his home at 1656 Charlton Heights Road and damaged neighbors' houses.

Man pleads guilty in Hindenburg-inspired house explosion in Moon

Shawn Landa, 48, pleaded guilty to more than two dozen charges, including arson and criminal mischief, officials said.

1 week ago


Sto-Rox loses again in charter school fight

Commonwealth Court ruled that the district had not shown irreparable harm if Propel opened a charter school in its area.

1 week ago


Beaver County man charged with shooting 2 dogs

The dogs were discovered in Bradys Run Park.

1 week ago


Quaker Valley High School set to respond to threat

The social media message will prompt a police presence, a district official said.

1 week ago


Judge reduces sex offender status for Steubenville teenager involved in rape

Reports for officials indicate he is participating in his rehabilitation.

1 week ago


Two Pittsburgh-area men sentenced for dealing drugs in W.Va.

The two were among 18 accused drug dealers indicted in the summer of 2013 on drug charges.

1 week ago


Memorial ride will honor bicyclist who was killed in Aliquippa

A memorial bicycle ride will be held Sunday in Beaver County in honor Taylor Lee Banks,who was struck and killed by a vehicle last month.

1 week ago


Hunter found dead after falling from tree stand in Moon

Police said Dale Rudolchick, 53, of Moon, fell 15 feet from a tree stand.

1 week ago


I-79 ramp to Pennsylvania Turnpike in Marshall to close tonight

The ramp will close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Friday.

1 week ago


 Noreen and Richard Kohl with some of their rescued dogs at their home in New Brighton on Thursday, January 2, 2014. The couple have run the Gentle Ben's Giant Breed Rescue at their home for nearly 12 years. On New Year's Eve the Court of Common Pleas in Beaver ruled the couple could continue their non-profit rescue after a neighbor tried to shut down them down.

Hearing for Gentle Ben's Giant Breed Rescue

Fifty supporters wore yellow ribbons and pictures of loved ones pinned to their lapels and sweaters Monday afternoon in the courtroom in

1 week ago


 Chuck Lantzman, owner of Snow and Ice Management on the North Side, shows off his plant that makes a salt mixture to treat icy roads.

Salt: The price the Pittsburgh region pays for winter

Some communities are preparing for another horrendous winter; others say it will be business as usual.

1 week ago


Commissioners in Scott debate storm sewer repairs

Streets off long and hilly roads like Bower Hill Road have experienced repeated incidents over several decades.

1 week ago


General Electric planning advanced manufacturing in Findlay

GE’s plans for a Findlay research center mark another step forward in the region’s manufacturing renaissance.

1 week ago


Talotta's in Carnegie closes

Talotta’s West Main Street Inn was in business 75 years.

1 week ago


 Cheryl Napsha

New library director named for Bridgeville and South Fayette

Cheryl Napsha is returning to the area from positions around the nation. She begins her job Monday.

1 week ago


 Kris Hupp

Cornell teacher gets national award

The Busting Boundaries Award recognizes teacher’s use of computers to open cultural doors between his students and those in far away places.

1 week ago


Safety grants awarded for transportation improvements in Allegheny and Beaver

Six West Projects in Allegheny and Beaver county communities will get nearly $5.3 million in grants to improve safety and mobility.

1 week ago


Moon elementary top in county on test scores

J.A. Allard Elementary was listed as best on School Performance Profile results data published by the state Department of Education.

1 week ago


 his is the one-way section of Chariers Avenue in McKees Rocks that the McKees Rocks Community Development Corp. has proposed to change to a two-way street.

Chartiers Avenue becoming two way again

A ribbon cutting will open Chartiers to two-way traffic on Friday.

1 week ago


University Blvd traffic improvement through grant

State grant will be used to add turning lanes and improve signals on the busy road through Moon.

1 week ago


Notables of the West: Michael T. Hay of Penn State Beaver

Michael T. Hay, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Beaver, is the co-author of a review article, “Analytical Methods for

1 week ago








West at Glance: Champions of Change winners

Champions of Change winners

1 week ago


South Fayette tax issue under discussion

Resident John Kosky asked commissioners to revisit the issue of LERTA exemptions.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: Behind the wheel, dad had his own gear

The death of a “Car Talk” co-host has her reminiscing about the automotive misadventures of dad.

1 week ago


General Electric to build $32M advanced manufacturing facility in Findlay

GE said the region’s universities and skilled workforce were a factor in its decision to locate the center in the Pittsburgh area.

1 week ago



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