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Fire destroys 140-year-old church near Wheeling, W.Va.

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said the roof and bell tower were damaged and the rectory sustained water damage.

1 day ago


Environmental group might appeal dismissal against Shenango Inc.

A group whose suit against Shenango Inc.’s coke battery on Neville Island was dismissed last week said it is considering an appeal.

1 day ago


Major project to restrict traffic on Route 50 in South Fayette

Reconstruction and other improvements will occur on nearly nine miles from the Washington County line to Millers Run Road.

2 days ago


 Friends of the couple killed when their home was destroyed by fire gather today at the Powers Way home in Youngstown, Ohio.

Girl in rape case among three killed on day suspect’s trial was set to begin

The cause of the fire in Youngstown, Ohio, is under investigation, but neighbors heard an explosion around the time the fire broke out.

1 day ago


Two Lawrence County men charged with operating video gambling machines

Frank R, Medure, 63, of Neshannock Township, and his son, Frank C. Medure, 33, of Union Township, are accused of operating 65 machines.

4 days ago


No charges to be filed against Montour's AD, equipment manager

School officials said at a meeting Thursday night that the Allegheny County DA’s office found “no basis for prosecution.”

5 days ago


Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival taps into fun

Five thousand maple trees have to be tapped to produce the 500-800 gallons of pure maple syrup that will be sold this weekend.

5 days ago


Carlynton community rallies around student

A blood drive is being held to support Hailey Baker, a student at Carlyton Junior-Senior High School who is battling health problems.

5 days ago


 Kayla Barber, 19, a sophomore at Geneva College, tests the PH level of soil as junior Ben Wyman, 21, looks on. They were testing lawn and garden soil samples for the public for Dr. Kerry McMahon's chemistry class.

Soil samples tested at Geneva College

Students in the Chemistry Society test for fertilizer nutrients needed by plants.

5 days ago


Suspect faces trial in Homewood shooting death

Zachary Threats, 37 is accused of killing Kaamil Arnold, 30, at a home on Tioga Street in Homewood on July 4.

4 days ago


Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.

5 days ago


New agreements approved by Montour school board

Montour school directors continued the process of addressing issues left open by the previous administration.

5 days ago


Moon Area Superintendent reveals contract details at meeting

As part of a budget presentation to the school board, Curt Baker discussed salary ranges being negotiated between the union and district.

5 days ago


Road work, pool renovation move forward in Scott

Commissioners voted to advertise the 2015 road improvement program, but the roads scheduled for work have not been named.

5 days ago


 Allegheny County has budgeted more than $45 million for bridge and road work and in-house paving.

PennDOT lays out this year's road projects for Pittsburgh, region-by-region

Paving, street reconstruction and bridge work will dot much of the Pittsburgh region’s landscape this year.

5 days ago


South Fayette board censures member

The censure motion March 18 by commissioner Jessica Cardillo-Wagenhoffer was approved by a 4-0 vote.

5 days ago


 Shelley Schweinsberg

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Banking professional Shelley Schweinsberg recognized for volunteering in her field

Shelley Schweinsberg has been honored with the 2014 Service Award by the Beaver County Association of Realtors.

5 days ago


Letter to the West editor: Resolve Moon Transportation Authority issues

Use and purpose of MTA tax dollars raises questions.

5 days ago


Letters to the Suburban Xtra editors: Cursive writing not emphasized

Writers give opposite views of the cursive writing debate.

5 days ago


West at a glance: Genevans present spring concert series

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

5 days ago


West municipal news: Hanover, North Fayette

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

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West school news: Moon Area, West Allegheny

School news from throughout the west communities.

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West scape: Children's events, library events, stage productions and more

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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Beaver County newlywed found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for 2014 shooting death

Christina George shot and killed her niece, Katelyn Francis, 21, during an argument at a New Brighton bar on Ms. George’s wedding day.

4 days ago


Icy road, accidents prompts Route 65 partial closure

The closure is out Route 65 between the West End and McKees Rocks bridges.

4 days ago


Coroner: Geneva College player died of natural cardiac event

The county coroner said there was no sign of any congenital defect that caused the death.

6 days ago


Aliquippa student arrested after bringing gun to high school

The superintendent sent a letter to parents notifying them of the security breach at the school.

5 days ago


Restrictions set today on Noblestown Road

An alternating one-way pattern will be in effect under the bridge from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., with full stoppages of up to 15 minutes at times.

5 days ago


Homicide charge dropped against Fayette County man in teen's cold-case death

A district judge dismissed a criminal homicide charge filed against a man in the killing of a childhood friend more than four decades ago.

1 week ago


Arrest made in Aliquippa homicide

Ronald L. Lucas, 27, was found dead March 6 in his McMinn Street residence in Aliquippa.

1 week ago


 “People don’t love red-eyes. ... They’re no fun,” said Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

More service from Pittsburgh to West Coast among airport chief's priorities

Christina Cassotis also plans to push for more service into Washington, D.C., and would like to see Delta Air Lines expand its Paris flight.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley school board approves construction-related matters

In preparation for renovations and additions to the high school/middle school, the board approved three construction related-matters.

1 week ago


Moon Area airs teacher union contract negotiations

Superintendent Curt Baker presented details of the current teacher’s union negotiations related to salary.

1 week ago


McCoy Road in Stowe to close start­ing to­day

McCoy Road will be closed be­tween Island Avenue and Shaw Drive in Stowe start­ing at 7 a.m. to­day.

1 week ago


Obituary: Willard Wampler / VFW Post’s bartender was ‘good listener’ for five decades

He also spent 50 years with Mary Jane Kowaleski, though they never married and lived on different floors of the same apartment building.

1 week ago


Wheeling police seek help in identifying body

Residents of Wheeling Island spotted the body in the Ohio River on Thursday.

1 week ago


Police presence to be increased at Settlers Ridge tonight

Officials of three school districts have received reports of a possible fight between middle school students.

1 week ago


Rescuers hope adjusting levels at Ohiopyle Falls aids in search of Carnegie man

Michael Davila, 21, climbed over an observation deck railing to have his photo taken, slipped and fell over the falls into the river.

1 week ago


Challenge brings high school students together at Pitt to discuss water problems

Students from Chartiers Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Mt. Lebanon and McKeesport Area took part in the two-day session this month at Pitt.

1 week ago


 Robert Morris women's basketball players console each as St. Francis Brooklyn celebrates. The Colonials lost in the NEC Championship game at the Sewell Center at Robert Morris in Moon.

Big basketball week at Robert Morris

It was MO-Madness all week at the Moon campus of Robert Morris University, as students, faculty and staff cheered on their teams.

1 week ago


 Anjelica Ayers

Cosmetology certification process changes

A hands-on exam is no longer required for a cosmetology license.

1 week ago


North Fayette offers a safe place for Internet transactions

Residents can use the parking lot at the North Fayette municipal complex for sales arranged through Craigslist or other Internet methods.

1 week ago


Tax-increment financing plans approved in Findlay

West Allegheny School District and Allegheny County also must OK tax-increment financing for sites near Pittsburgh International Airport.

1 week ago


Collier board adopts new ordinances

New ordinances in Collier regulate parking in Nevillewood, storage of garbage and the use of bulk storage containers.

1 week ago


 Mikey Dugan, 13, plays video games while receiving his breathing treatment and chest physical therapy March 6 at home in West Mifflin.

For 13-year-old, Robert Morris lacrosse teammates are 'all my older brothers'

Mikey Dugan, an eighth-grader at West Mifflin Area Middle School who has cystic fibrosis, is part of the Robert Morris men’s lacrosse team.

1 week ago


 Joel Sanchez, 7, practices cursive writing in Lori Ryan's second-grade class at Howe Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon.

Write on: Penmanship proponents say cursive writing is more than just pencil pushing

The teaching of cursive writing has diminished, but some Pittsburgh-area schools are pressing on.

1 week ago


 Rachel Pollock

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teen Rachel Pollock's graphic designs inspire logo

Rachel Pollock, a junior at South Fayette High School, submitted 14 ideas for the township’s new logo.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: St. Patrick's Day parade was too 'wet' for me

It wasn’t the rain that kept her away; it was the prospect of other falling moisture.

1 week ago


West municipal news: Findlay, Heidelberg, Scott

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

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West school news: Carlynton, Moon Area, St. Philip

School news from throughout the west communities.

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