West


 Gov. Tom Corbett, Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, state Sen. Matt Smith and Bob Dudash, president of the ACTA board, look over the bike repair station at the new Super Stop Bus Stop in front of Ikea in Robinson.

Robinson welcomes 'super shelters' for bus riders

A new bus stop that also serves pedestrians and bicyclists has several amenities not found elsewhere.

about 22 hours ago


Post-Gazette's 'Sunshine Law' appeal denied in Beaver County

The paper requested that deliberations on a controversial permit for a Marcellus Shale gas compressor station be opened to the public.

about 4 hours ago


Bower Hill Road to reopen Friday with ongoing restrictions

The southbound lane was closed in late June for reconstruction of a culvert.

about 11 hours ago


Chevron puts Moon Township project on hold 'for the foreseeable future'

San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron had reached agreements to acquire 61 acres of land in Moon as a potential site for a regional headquarters.

1 day ago


State board reverses Sto-Rox school board's denial of Propel charter

The board unanimously approved the charter school application on the condition that a legally compliant school building is constructed.

about 23 hours ago


Road work to impact traffic on Route 65 to Beaver County line

Crews will install pavement reflectors in both directions.

1 day ago


Verizon customers in Carnegie without landline service

Customers in the outage area cannot call outside lines, including 911 emergency services.

1 day ago


Police search for topless woman who attacked 3 in McKees Rocks

Police say the fight in Hays Manor may have stemmed from a domestic dispute.

1 day ago


TSA officers find handgun in carry-on bag

A man traveling to Minneapolis/​St. Paul brought the security line to a standstill when officers found a handgun in his carry-on bag.

1 day ago


Transit Super Stop planned for Robinson

The hub will serve bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists in front of IKEA in Robinson.

2 days ago


 Marques Duncan  wears his helmet and safety glasses as he works on a desk at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Students at Emsworth school build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

6 days ago


Motorcyclist, 22, killed in Beaver County crash

Officials said the motorcyclist crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle near Wildflower Reserve in Independence.

6 days ago


 A vigil was held July 7 for Brooklyn and Ryeley Beatty. The toddlers died after a dresser fell on them  July 4.

Aliquippa parents charged in daughters' deaths

David and Jennifer Beatty were charged with endangering the welfare of children.

5 days ago


 Farm hands pick carrots at the Kretschmann Family Organic Farm in Rochester.

Gas facility plan divides New Sewickley residents

Cardinal Midstream Inc. has applied for a permit for a proposed 12-acre compressor station site about 2,000 feet from the Kretschmann farm.

6 days ago


 Sean Aiken is the new assistant superintendent of schools for personnel and student support services for West Allegheny School District.

West Allegheny names new assistant superintendent

He replaces William Englert Jr., who is retiring Aug. 29.

6 days ago


Heidelberg moves to regulate exotic animals

The action was sparked by an incident in neighboring Scott, where officials discovered that a resident was keeping 20 exotic snakes.

6 days ago


Scott approves sewer repairs

A series of heavy downpours had overloaded some sewers and caused flooding.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley selects IKM as architect for district projects

IKM Inc. will charge the district 5 percent of the cost for new construction projects and 5.5 percent for renovations.

1 week ago


Moon board votes again to close Hyde school

They also adopted a plan for a K-2 and 3-4 grade-level configuration at the remaining four elementary buildings.

6 days ago


Veterans Breakfast Club whets appetites for wartime stories

The Veterans Breakfast Club meets regularly so that veterans of all ages can share their stories.

6 days ago


 A construction worker drives a forklift  through the still-under-construction Avonworth Primary Center. The K-2 school is scheduled to open next month. Avonworth is awaiting $1.4 million in state reimbursements on its new $23.4 million primary center.

Many Pennsylvania school districts wait for millions in state reimbursements

The reason: Legislators included only a modest increase to the fund that since 1973 has provided partial reimbursements to districts.

6 days ago


Alone with their watts: Research delivers a shock

Subjects would rather take an electric jolt than sit quietly without their toys.

6 days ago


West at a glance: Route 3 express service, computer recycling, Park Manor work begins

News and happenings through the West communities

6 days ago


Westscape: 'Cool Camp' for kids, Oakdale festival and on stage in North Fayette

Activities throughout the West communities.

6 days ago


 Delajah Dennis uses a router on the sides of her desk with assistance from Gary Zangaro at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Holy Family Academy students build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

6 days ago


 Don Kretschmann, owner of Kretschmann Family Organic Farm, cleans carrots at his farm in Rochester, Beaver County.

Beaver County farmer says Marcellus compressor threatens farm's future

A Community Supported Agriculture organic farm operation will fight at a hearing tonight against a permit for a compressor station nearby.

1 week ago


Drug kingpin Dorsett, nephew of NFL Hall of Famer, may be headed back to prison

Anthony A. Dorsett, 37, of Aliquippa, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was ordered to appear for a revocation hearing Aug. 19.

1 week ago


Kennedy man’s shooting death ruled a homicide

A Kennedy man died of gunshot wounds to the head and neck Monday, and Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating.

6 days ago


 A Port Authority bus is examined at the  Kirwan Heights exit of Interstate 79 southbound early this morning. No passengers were on board and the driver was unhurt.

Bus catches fire; no one hurt

Spokeswoman Heather Pharo said the bus was returning to the Collier garage when it caught fire near the Kirwan Heights interchange.

1 week ago


 Jeffrey Schrott.

Coraopolis man arrested in connection with two bank robberies

Jeffrey Schrott, 33, of Coraopolis, surrendered to Pittsburgh police on Sunday, city public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

1 week ago


Virginia company will pay $343,000 to settle Medicare fraud claim

American International Biotechnology billed for unneeded tests at Lions Medical Center in Greene County, the Justice Department said.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley selects architect for district project

The Chartiers Valley School Board voted 7-1 on Tuesday to appoint IKM Inc. as district architects for an upcoming project.

1 week ago


Detectives investigating shooting death in Kennedy

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the "suspicious death" of a Kennedy man.

1 week ago


Parents, directors want to reopen discussion of school merger in Moon

The public was blocked from speaking at the first meeting after the motion was amended, and again at a June 30 meeting.

1 week ago


Boy hit by train in Beaver County

A 14-year-old boy hit by a train in Homewood Borough, Beaver County Monday night is being taken to the hospital by ambulance

1 week ago


Moon votes to close Hyde Elementary

Board members, ignoring the protests of a furious parents, voted Monday night to close R. Hyde Elementary School in an effort to save money.

1 week ago


3 women arrested in child custody case

Police say the women took the juveniles from the hearing, where court officials were in the process of terminating parental custody rights.

1 week ago


Injunction sought against closure of Moon's Hyde Elementary, merger with Cornell

The group’s attorney, Jack Cambest, said the litigants believe the Sunshine Act was violated during the voting process.

1 week ago


West municipal news: Bridgeville, Coraopolis, Heidelberg and Collier

News briefs from Bridgeville, Coraopolis, Heidelberg and Collier.

1 week ago


Pennsylvania Department of Education says Rosslyn Farms must remain part of Carlynton district

The ruling upholds the department's May 2013 decision.

1 week ago


Aliquippa man gets two life terms for 2008 double murder

Devon Shealey, 28, of Aliquippa, was involved in the double homicide of Richard and Demetria Harper, both 32, in their home.

1 week ago


Paving to restrict traffic on Montour Run, Beaver Grade roads

An alternating one-way pattern will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for two days.

2 weeks ago


Collier denies variance request for town home plan

Starship Development had planned to build a $4 million townhouse development on Rennerdale Elementary School site on Noblestown Road.

1 week ago


More cameras to guard over Chartiers Valley students

The district will install about 50 more cameras at its primary school as part of an expanded safety program.

1 week ago


Bridgeville OKs study for sign project

The signs would welcome visitors and help them find destinations, such as the municipal building, parks and library.

1 week ago


Carnegie trash collector expects to eliminate backlog this week

The general manager for Republic Services said out-of-state workers have been brought in to help with personnel shortages.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley buses get GPS trackers

The school board said the GPS tracker will enable the transportation department to view where the buses are at all times.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley School District hires new athletic director; former AD says he was 'terminated'

Angela Potthoff will be the sixth woman named as athletic director among 143 schools in Western Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


 Sarah Buffington

A history buff who loves clothes

Sarah Buffington preserves her passions for history and clothing by working as a curator at Old Economy Village.

1 week ago


Lawrence Walsh: An E-Zpass scam? Not so, says the Pa. Turnpike Commission

E-ZPass is the electronic toll collection program that offers motorists the convenience of paying tolls without cash or tickets.

1 week ago



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