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Blackhawk superintendent says district likely to face teacher furloughs

She said the furloughs are likely if a state hearing examiner’s decision ruling that it must implement its teacher contract stands.

about 11 hours ago


 Markers line the Parkway West near the Carnegie exit, limiting outbound traffic to two lanes in late August.

Carnegie off-ramps to close as Parkway West traffic pattern changes

The inbound off-ramp is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday, and the outbound off-ramp at 10 p.m. Saturday.

about 5 hours ago


Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School case to be heard again next month

Nick Trombetta's lawyers want the judge to throw out the government's charges or limit its evidence gleaned from the recordings.

about 22 hours ago


 The honor guard marches in  front of the new Commissary  during the grand opening ceremony in Moon Township.

New commissary, department store open in Moon for military personnel, vets

The commissary sells groceries at discounted prices to military personnel, veterans and their families.

about 17 hours ago


McKees Rocks Bridge inspections to prompt lane closures

Lane closures are possible in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through next Monday.

1 day ago


Cliff Mine Road in Findlay to close for weekend bridge work

The closure will be in effect from 8 tonight until 6 a.m. Monday.

4 days ago


South Fayette residents air concerns over Southern Beltway plans

New plans would entail closing Millers Run Road and installing cul-de-sacs positioned to the east and west of the Route 50 interchange.

5 days ago


 Liz Sullivan, left, gives Maggi a treat during obedience drills at the WPA Humane Society Canine Good Citizen class, the forerunning class to the therapy dog certification.

Therapy dogs undergo rigorous classes, testing to do their job

These visitors spread cheer just by being there.

6 days ago


Collier requires degrees for police

Commissioners voted 4-1 to make 4-year degrees part of the qualifications, along with a drivers’ license.

6 days ago


Green Tree looking at law to ban deer feeding

The council president asked members to look at Mt. Lebanon’s ordinance, passed in June 20112.

6 days ago


Plan for 400 Robinson apartments moves ahead

The Ridge at Robinson would consist of five buildings near Settlers Ridge shopping center.

6 days ago


West Allegheny school earns Blue Ribbon

Donaldson Elementary School in North Fayette is the first school in the West Allegheny School District to achieve the national recognition.

6 days ago


North Fayette honors donor for police dog

The police force named Kenton McElhattan an honorary police officer after he donated funds to purchase Nevo.

6 days ago




Samantha Bennett: Sunroof makes a lousy dance floor

There’s no tap-dancing around it — a humanoid creature must have done this damage.

6 days ago




School news: Carlynton School District, PTI, West Allegheny

Carlynton School District superintendent Gary Peiffer recognized several employees on Oct. 6 who have worked 25 years in the district:

6 days ago




Here's what a therapy dog needs to do

A number of organizations certify therapy dogs.

6 days ago


  Mike Sears.

Newsmaker: Mike Sears

Through Butler foundation, reservist is working to make sure wounded veterans receive the care they need.

6 days ago


Meeting tonight on Southern Beltway moved to South Fayette Middle School

The South Fayette commissioners’ meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the middle school auditorium, 3700 Old Oakdale Road.

6 days ago


Blackhawk teacher pact is valid, state hearing examiner decides

A proposed order says the district must implement a collective bargaining agreement.

6 days ago


Children testify in Beaver County trial of second man accused of killing parents

The children’s testimony came Tuesday in the death penalty trial of 37-year-old Robert Burgess in Beaver County.

6 days ago


West Allegheny school board members authorize civil engineering contract

The board approved a contract with Bridgeville-based Hayes Design Group to provide civil engineering services at McKee Elementary.

6 days ago


Beaver County man convicted of selling stolen merchandise at flea market

Federal authorities say Terry Sempf of New Brighton paid people to shoplift merchandise which he then sold at a popular flea market in Ohio.

1 week ago


 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf, joined by Aliquippa School District Superintendent David Wytiaz, Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker and state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver, speaks on education funding at Aliquippa High School this afternoon.

Candidate Wolf can’t commit on giving details of tax plan

But Mr. Wolf has said repeatedly that he can't provide more specifics on his proposed tax overhaul without seeing current numbers.

1 week ago


Sewickley man admits mortgage fraud

Daniel Hoey, 49, went to prison for mortgage fraud in 2011.

1 week ago


ROTC instructor held for court on child endangerment, public drunkness charges

Carl L. Cur­tis was cited for pub­lic drunk­en­ness when po­lice said he smelled of al­co­hol be­fore he was to scheduled drive stu­dents.

1 week ago


 Holy Family Academy freshmen Shauna Henning, of the North Side, and Dominique Petrisko, of Pine, work on mailing for Peoples Natural Gas during their internship day for school.

Head, heart and hands: Holy Family Academy emphasizes dignity of all work

Every student at new Catholic high school in Emsworth gets on-the-job work experience at local companies or nonprofits.

1 week ago


Community potential brought McKees Rocks native back to rebuild home town

Residents must share in prosperity, says McKees Rocks gala honoree.

1 week ago


$1.1 million in improvements coming to old Beaver railroad station

The landmark train station will get $1.1 million in updates, preserving original architectural details and fixtures.

1 week ago


 Some of the faithful customers at  Rea's Restaurant during  the road construction on Ferree Street.

Road work affects Coraopolis diner, but customers dig in

A Ferree Street paving project is proving to be an obstacle course for the regulars who eat at Rea’s Restaurant.

1 week ago


Mourning customs to be discussed at Second Saturday Civil War Series

Amateur historians Judi Hendrickson and Jeanne Finstein will talk about the culture of bereavement at the free presentation at the library

1 week ago


South Fayette STEAM teacher recognized for helping students think outside the box

Melissa Drake, a teacher at South Fayette Intermediate School, was named an “Unboxed” teacher for her innovative work in the classroom.

1 week ago


Post Your Problems / Lawrence Walsh: App can help parents monitor kids' phone use

There’s a free two-week trial period; after that, the monthly fee is $4.95.

1 week ago


Learn more about Holy Family Academy

Next open house at Holy Family Academy scheduled for Oct. 22.

1 week ago


  Brian Vertz

A newsmaker you should know: Brian Vertz works to promote rights of children and families facing divorce

Family law attorney has been elected secretary of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

1 week ago


The West at a glance

Cyclo-cross race this weekend; Retiring old flags; Household waste collection; Cavalcade of bands to march

1 week ago


Westscape: Midland and Carnegie festivals, Kennedy fundraiser

Events and other happenings throughout the North communities.

1 week ago


PennDOT revises scheduled closures on Parkway West

Crews are reconstructing the concrete shoulders in the Carnegie area as part of a $72.8 million rehabilitation project.

1 week ago


Federal trial to start for Beaver County man accused in retail theft operation

Terry Sempf of New Brighton is accused of paying thieves to shoplift merchandise, then selling it at a popular Ohio flea market.

2 weeks ago


Tonight's outbound Parkway West closure postponed

But Tuesday’s scheduled inbound closure is still on.

2 weeks ago


 Mustafa Bazbaz

Marshals hunt for sex offender airline pilot

In August, Mustafa Bazbaz admitted that he drove a 15-year-old girl to a West Virginia hotel for sex in December.

2 weeks ago


One injured in Beaver County fire

One person was taken to the hospital after a fire this morning in the 600 block of Fifth Avenue in New Brighton.

2 weeks ago


N.J. dealer sentenced to 24 years for heroin

Rafael Cabrera has 17 prior convictions, according to federal prosecutors.

2 weeks ago


Aliquippa fires three police officers

Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh said it was his understanding that the terminations were in relation to job performance.

2 weeks ago


Parkway West reopens after jackknifed truck blocked inbound traffic

The truck jackknifed, blocking all lanes just past the off-ramp to the West Busway in Carnegie, shortly before 10:30 a.m.

2 weeks ago


 Last year, doctors in the U.S. wrote nearly 137 million prescriptions for hydrocodone.

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.

2 weeks ago


PennDOT revises Parkway West detour; first closure tonight

Traffic will be required to exit at Green Tree. The previous detour called for traffic to exit at Parkway Center.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago



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