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The prescription problem: Tighter restrictions placed on hydrocodone

The DEA has approved changes to the scheduling classification of hydrocodone, set to take effect Monday, to halt misuse of the drug.

about 6 hours ago


 Emily Padgett poses for a picture at the Beaver County Airport.

Moon teenager flies solo on her 16th birthday

Emily Padgett took off at 7:30 a.m. on her maiden fight at the Beaver County Airport in Chippewa.

about 6 hours ago


 Multiple signs warn of danger at the Breslube-Penn Superfund site in Moon, which adjoins the Montour Trail. The cleanup work has meant the first half-mile of the Montour Trail likely will remain closed at least until November.

Montour Trail users look forward to trailhead reopening

EPA predicts Mile 0 on Montour Trail will reopen by late fall or early winter as Superfund work winds down.

about 6 hours ago


Hill District 'bank' takes in, gives out diapers

The cost of diapers is daunting, but not using them can block low-income families from sending children to day care and preschool.

about 6 hours ago


 For 37 years, Bob Mandera has led a three-day trek from Erie to Pittsburgh to benefit the American Diabetes Association in honor of his daughter, Pam Phelan of Hampton, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 5.

Retired McCandless postal worker has led walk for decades

Bob Mandera of McCandless organized the first walk from Erie to Cranberry after his daughter was diagnosed with diabetes.

about 6 hours ago


 Robinson police Officer Frank Bryan, police Chief Dale Vietmeier and the K-9 Sarik pose for a picture.

Robinson police dog gets vest via Harrison-based charity

Mother-daughter team heads effort to outfit K-9 officers with protective vests

about 6 hours ago


Officers helping to ease traffic woes in Carnegie

The state is paying for borough police officers to help alleviate rush-hour congestion due to construction on the Parkway West.

about 6 hours ago


 Freedom Area High School freshman wide receiver/defensive back Michael Keith plays the drums with the school's marching band at halftime while wearing his football uniform.

Three Freedom Area football players march in the band

Halftime is no break in gridiron action for this trio.

about 6 hours ago


Carnegie theater wins prestigious international award

Off the Wall Performing Arts Center has received the 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights.

about 6 hours ago


South Fayette students' test scores exceed state averages

Students did well on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment and the Keystone Exams, but the district doesn’t want to stop there.

about 6 hours ago


 Fall colors emerge in Whitehall Borough in 2013.

Pittsburgh area fall foliage report — get there early and often

Some good news has come from the cooler, rainier weather this summer — it helped make the fall foliage season last a bit longer than usual.

about 6 hours ago


Carlynton appoints interim high school football coach

Mauro Monz resigned in September, saying he was concerned for the safety of his players.

about 6 hours ago


Collier considers new uses for Kirwan Heights property

Among the proposed uses are convenience stores, gas stations and hotels.

about 6 hours ago


Chartiers Valley High teacher recognized for digital leadership

Alan Welding was named an “unboxed teacher” by Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

about 6 hours ago


Keystone Oaks school district looks at roof work on buildings

Some of the district’s parking lots also need to be repaired.

about 6 hours ago


West at a glance: Collection event in Robinson; road maintenance in Beaver County

News, events and other happenings throughout the West communities.

about 6 hours ago


West municipal news: Moon, Scott

Moon

about 6 hours ago


West school news: Lincoln Park, Moon Area, PTI

Schools news from throughout the West communities.

about 6 hours ago




State uses variety of approaches to combat drug abuse

Legislation addresses antidotes, immunity for reporting overdoses, prescription drug data bases and drop-off boxes for unwanted medicine.

about 6 hours ago


Samantha Bennett: A pig-out in more ways than one

The pig races were not some amateur ad hock event but a slick traveling show.

about 6 hours ago


Moon Area School District takes dispute with Moon Transportation Authority to residents

School district officials say authority has “improperly amassed millions of school district dollars.”

about 4 hours ago


Beaver County teacher accused of having sex with students to stand trial

Both male students were 18-year-old seniors while Tiffany Leiseth was a teacher at the New Brighton Area School District last school year.

about 21 hours ago


Allegheny County schools make national Blue Ribbon list

Elementary schools in Pine-Richland and West Allegheny are among the 337 schools honored.

1 day ago


Two suffer head injuries in Crafton home invasion

Police said officers went to a duplex on Coulter Street shortly before 3 a.m. and found two men in their early 30s with head injuries.

1 day ago


Safety concerns lead to overnight Parkway West closures during construction near Carnegie

PennDOT has been using lane closures during the $72.8 million reconstruction project, but it said there have been too many close calls.

about 22 hours ago


Traffic restrictions scheduled today and Wednesday in Moon, Robinson

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days on Beaver Grade Road.

1 day ago


South Fayette commissioner charged with two felonies

Jessica Cardillo, 32, was charged this month with two counts of felony insurance fraud.

2 days ago


McKees Rocks man gets life for killing woman, unborn child

Marlin Kelly, 29, will serve life in prison for the killing of Conekia Finney in Ambridge on Oct. 29, 2012.

2 days ago


 Bill Graham of Farmington represents a Munsee Indian (a sub-tribe of the Lenape) as he shows how hides were processed.

Meadowcroft visitors go old school with Native American technology

Washington County’s Meadowcroft lets visitors try old technology and skills during American Indian Heritage Weekend.

4 days ago


 Rebecca Stanhope spends a late summer day working in Heidelberg's gas house garden on Route 50, one of the town's 10 business district gardens. Heidelberg is seeking volunteers to help with other gardens.

Volunteers tend to Heidelberg gardens

Ten plots lining Route 50 add color to the community’s business district.

1 week ago


 People leaving the Airside Terminal of Pittsburgh International Airport, look back at the Tyrannosaurus Rex bone structure from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Delays expected at Pittsburgh airport due to work on people mover trains

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 3, only one of the two trains will be operating, resulting in longer waits at the stations.

6 days ago


West Mifflin pressures county on airport

Consol Energy has offered $2.2 million for mineral rights at the airport but plans no drilling anytime soon.

1 week ago


Robinson periodontist sentenced to home confinement for tax fraud

Charles Schwimer, 55, was also ordered to perform 300 hours of free dental service for the poor, and to pay restitution and a $20,000 fine..

6 days ago


Cornell, Moon school districts merger talks are ongoing

Superintendents of the two districts are exploring the topic; no conclusions have been reached.

1 week ago


Sheriff's deputies arrest two wanted men at Moon hotel

Jamal Tompkins and Devin Stewart were charged with raping the victim in an abandoned  apartment complex in Baldwin in Sept. 2010.

6 days ago


Robert Morris University breaks ground for new nursing school building

The building is to be completed by July on the university’s Moon campus.

1 week ago


Collier Commissioners tabled land changes to Kirwan Heights

Collier Commissioners tabled action on proposed text amendment changes for the township's R4 area in Kirwan Heights.

1 week ago


Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: FTC to refund $4.4 million

Victims of the business coaching scheme include residents of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.

1 week ago


Search underway for director for South Fayette, Bridgeville libraries

Library officials hope to name a new director by November. The person will oversee both libraries under an agreement approved last fall.

1 week ago


North Allegheny school district staff grows

An annual report shows the district has about 25 more employees than it did two years ago.

6 days ago




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McCandless woman to be honored for contributions to nursing field

After 25 years in emergency nursing, a McCandless woman will be honored for her contributions to the field.

1 week ago


Westscape: Oktoberfest planned in Collier, fundraisers set for Carnegie, Findlay

Events and other happenings throughout the West communities.

1 week ago


 Cutting meat at the food bank run by the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh are, from left, Moshirah Abdalla of Highland Park, Jann Grovogui of Oakland and Niaz Khan of the Hill District.

Muslims in Islamic Center of Pittsburgh demonstrate little-known facets of their faith

For 22 years, the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland has been the largest Islamic institution in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

6 days ago


Sheraden caregiver charged with stealing from blind woman

Deborah Bailey took more than $3,600 from the Wilmerding woman between June 2013 and July of this year, according to a criminal complaint.

1 week ago


Paving to restrict traffic on Montour Run Road in Moon, Robinson

Crews will work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Friday morning.

1 week ago


Merger discussions advance with Cornell and Moon school districts

Exploration of a possible merger between school districts Cornell and Moon Area will continue as long as both sides show interest.

1 week ago


 Charles McCaffrey sweeps mud and water from his business, Anchor Abstract Corp., on East Main Street in Carnegie during the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.

Towns better off 10 years after Hurricane Ivan

Communities damaged 10 years ago by the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan are celebrating the rebirth and wakeup call the storm left in its wake.

1 week ago


PennDOT line-painting truck overturned in Beaver County crash

Two people were reported to have been trapped, dispatchers said. Police said at least one person was transported by medical helicopter.

1 week ago



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