Barbara Williard, with the Friends of the Scott Township Public Library, takes orders at the Election Day Bake Sale in the hallway outside of the polls in the Scott Municipal Building. It raises money for the Public Library in Scott Township.

West Election roundup: Primary brings about changes

Some new faces will be on the ballot in the West municipal, school board and district judge elections in the fall.

about 12 hours ago

Ambridge High School seniors raise $14,000 for dog park

Lexi Korol and Lexi Palombo, students at Ambridge Area High School, created a dog park in Walter Panek Park for their senior project.

about 12 hours ago

Wild Things ticket sales to benefit Collier dog park

Collier Township will attempt to raise money for a new dog park from a portion of a Washington Wild Things game’s ticket sales.

about 12 hours ago

$17 million Ambridge sewer project designed to end overflows

The $17 million upgrade in Ambridge began in 2001 and is expected to be finished by spring 2016.

about 12 hours ago

 Dolores Manuel, of Fair Oaks, is the theater director and talks to her students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart as they rehearse for a production on May 14. The school has been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School students to perform in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The theater department of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School recently learned it has been selected to perform for 90 minutes.

about 12 hours ago

 Louis A. Civitarese

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Brother physicians Frank and Louis Civitarese work together, honored together

Frank A. Civitarese and Louis A. Civitarese, family medicine physicians who work in Scott, have been honored by St. Clair Hospital.

about 12 hours ago

Duane Faith resigns Montour school board seat

Duane Faith has resigned as a member of Montour school board, citing professional and personal commitments.

about 11 hours ago

West at a glance: Towns sponsor Memorial Day parades

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

about 12 hours ago

West municipal news: Ambridge, Collier, Coraopolis and more

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

about 12 hours ago

West school news: Moon Area and West Allegheny

School news from throughout the west communities.

about 12 hours ago

Two critically injured in two-vehicle crash near Raccoon Creek State Park

County emergency officials said paramedics found two passengers unresponsive at the scene and were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital.

about 21 hours ago

Train hits pedestrian in Beaver County

Beaver County emergency officials said the woman was struck at about 12:20 p.m. at the 15th Street rail crossing.

about 23 hours ago

Parkway West ramp at Rosslyn Farms reopened

The ramp had been scheduled to stay closed until Friday night.

about 20 hours ago

Boyce Road reopened

The tree fell across Boyce near Mayview Road, Allegheny County officials said.

3 days ago

Greentree Road paving resumes tonight

From Cochran Road to McKinney Lane just past Parkway Center, traffic will be reduced to one lane in three- and four-lane sections.

3 days ago

Parkway West on-ramp closed until Friday night

The closure was scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. and continue through 8 p.m. Friday.

2 days ago

 After criticism by girl, Dick's retailer widens scope to be more inclusive.

Dick’s makes push for female buyers

After criticism by girl, for lack of female athletes in company catalog, the Findlay retailer widens scope to be more inclusive.

3 days ago

 Firefighters tackle a two-alarm blaze at the Harmony Ridge Country Club in Beaver County this morning.

Three-alarm fire engulfs country club in Beaver County

The country club has been in existence since 1926 and was designed by former Oakmont greenskeeper and head professional Emil Loeffler.

3 days ago

Sto-Rox teacher's assistant arrested for inappropriate relationship with student

Matthew Ramon Bertovich, a paraprofessional at the school, faces a long list of charges, including rape and photographing sexual acts.

4 days ago

 Green Tree police Chief Robert Downey Jr.

Green Tree police chief Robert Downey Jr. resigns

Robert Downey Jr. has resigned after serving since January 2013, saying he has “decided to retire from active law enforcement.”

1 week ago

 Fourth year carpentry apprentice Pat Murphy drills a hole during the annual Carpenters Design/Build Competition at the Carpenter's Training Center.

Carpenters Union hammers out project for Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

This year’s challenge for each team was to design and assemble one of five segments that would become part of an outdoor plant workshop.

1 week ago

 Students from the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh act out author David Ira Rottenberg’s story “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig” at Myrtle Avenue Elementary School.

Ballet brings author's story to life for Keystone Oaks students

David Ira Rottenberg read his children’s book “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig” during assemblies.

1 week ago

Focus on Renewal executive director resigns

Greg Quinlan, who has held the position since 2012, is moving to Harrisburg, where his wife is starting a new job.

1 week ago

Robinson refunds Montour permit fees

Robinson will refund about $145,000 in building permit fees to the Montour School District for renovation projects.

1 week ago

Carnegie mayor says he's allowed to speak at meetings

Mayor Jack Kobistek was responding to the solicitor’s remarks that the mayor could speak only on public safety or police issues.

1 week ago

Huntington's disease 5K 'Charlotte's Run' set in Beaver

A Beaver man who has lost much of his family to a degenerative brain disease now works to combat it.

1 week ago

Sto-Rox and Propel talks are stalled

The school district is attempting to remain viable as charter schools move into its territory.

1 week ago

 Kelly Robie, owner of two Just Between Friends franchises, sells slightly used kids clothes during big sale events at large venues.

Clean $weep: Pittsburgh-area resale, consignment shops make closet de-cluttering pay

Shops such as Clothes Mentor and Just Between Friends buy and sell items as part of a “resale revolution.”

1 week ago

Consol training academy in Amwell draws 100 students

Consol Energy gives high school students a real-world glimpse into the natural gas industry.

1 week ago

Samantha Bennett: Internet, for dummies

The Web has proven its worth as a rapid-fire spreader of phony conspiracy theories and outright stupidity.

1 week ago

West municipal news: Moon, South Fayette

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

1 week ago

West scape: Library events, meetings, on stage

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

1 week ago

Bridge replacement to begin on Washington Pike in South Fayette

One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions as the contractor on the $1.5 million project rebuilds the bridge in halves.

1 week ago

McKees Rocks man gets eight years for gun possession

Mark Brazil admitted that he put guns in the name of his wife, Asia Harris, because he's a convicted felon and can't have them.

1 week ago

McMonagle Avenue closed for repaving work

The closure between Banksville Road and Greentree Road began at 7 this morning.

1 week ago

JROTC instructor acquitted of drunkenness, endangerment

First Sgt. Carl Curtis previously was cleared of public drunkenness citations following a dispute with his wife at an American Legion post.

1 week ago

Motorcyclist killed after hitting deer in Beaver County

The motorcyclist was driving on Route 51 around 7:30 p.m. when he swerved trying to avoid three deer in the roadway, police said.

1 week ago

Traffic restrictions continue this week on Greentree Road

Work will occur from 7 p.m. today through Friday.

1 week ago

Out­bound Park­way West set for over­night clo­sure

The clo­sures will be­gin at 10 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. the next day.

1 week ago

One person injured in motorcycle accident on Route 51

A motorcyclist was seriously injured when he hit a deer near Stitt Road around 7:30 p.m.

1 week ago

Weirton man dies in crash after rear-ending FedEx truck in North Fayette

There were indications that the driver, Garnel J. Earley III, was speeding but tried to stop in a construction zone at routes 22 and 30.

1 week ago

Greentree Road paving to restrict traffic tonight

Work will occur between Cochran Road and McKinney Lane from 7 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Saturday.

2 weeks ago

Montour Junction athletic complex gets two state permits

Montour Junction athletic complex, a year behind, is granted two critical state permits.

2 weeks ago

House bill would reduce term lengths for second class township supervisors

Sponsored by state Rep. Joe Emrick, R-Northampton, the legislation would cut terms from six to two years.

2 weeks ago

Ambridge marks 50th year for Nationality Days

The festival is in a new location — at the former Wright Chevrolet dealership in Harmony.

2 weeks ago

South Fayette hires new police officers

Collin Griffith and Mike Benney are the newest member of the police force.

2 weeks ago

Carnegie announces it's open despite Parkway restrictions

The borough is using its Carnegie’s Happening Facebook page to let the public know.

2 weeks ago

 Let your mom be “Queen for the Day” aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet on Sunday.

Pittsburgh chock-full of Mother's Day offerings this weekend

Make the day special for mothers, grandmothers and godmothers, too.

2 weeks ago

 Chris Caruso

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / New manager Christopher J. Caruso has worked for Findlay for 24 years

Christopher J. Caruso has served as a planning administrator, emergency management coordinator and assistant manager of the township.

2 weeks ago

West municipal news: Robinson, Scott

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

2 weeks ago


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