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Beltway plans change in South Fayette

Some residents are worried about how the change will affect emergency response times, noise levels and development.

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 To the right of The Palace Theatre’s Loge section is this mural that “represents Ancassin and Margaret seated on their throne, which was presented to them by the magic wand of the good fairy queen.”

Mixed media: Movie theaters have changed, but murals remain a staple

Murals, an important decorative element of movie theaters in the early part of the last century, are still included in new venues.

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 A 100-year-old pin oak tree in Carnegie Park is a topic of discussion in the borough.

Supporters rally 'round old oak tree in Carnegie

Carnegie is trying to decide whether to lose a tennis court to save a 100-year-old tree.

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Zoning change OK'd for Kirwan Heights

The amendment approved by Collier will permit inns, hotels and convenience stores.

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 Jim Christiana

Christiana seeking re-election to represent Beaver and Washington counties.

Incumbent Republican Jim Christiana is facing Democrat Paul Cain in his bid for a third term representing Beaver and Washington counties.

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 Representative Nick Kotik, 45th District

Education a big topic for 45th District candidates

Democrat Nick Kotik, who has been in office since 2003, faces Republican Ben Gross, a corporate attorney from Rosslyn Farms.

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 Twin Rivers teacher Ed Camic guides students Aliyah Burger and Devin Long in the SMALLab.

SMALLab teaching tool provides for interactive learning

Five local school districts use SMALLab — McKeesport Area, Elizabeth Forward, West Allegheny, Seneca Valley and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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Moon Area may place solar panels on its schools

The school district hopes to generate at least half of the electricity it requires.

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Sto-Rox board member resigns

Elizabeth Smith of McKees Rocks was instrumental in changing the way members were elected to the board.

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Fleeing Ambridge bank robber who stopped for cigarette gets 10 years in prison

Paul Carman, who had robbed another bank in 2008 and went to prison, said he has had a lifelong battle with heroin and alcohol.

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One person saved from burning home in Scott

Firefighters responded at 5:23 p.m. to the one-alarm blaze in the 400 block of Noblestown Road.

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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.

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 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

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Collier requires degrees for police

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

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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.

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Plan for 400 Robinson apartments moves ahead

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

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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.

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North Fayette honors donor for police dog

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

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Samantha Bennett: Sunroof makes a lousy dance floor

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

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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:

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Here's what a therapy dog needs to do

A number of organizations certify therapy dogs.

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  Mike Sears.

Newsmaker: Mike Sears

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

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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.

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Blackhawk teacher pact is valid, state hearing examiner decides

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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Sewickley man admits mortgage fraud

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

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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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


Community potential brought McKees Rocks native back to rebuild home town

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

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Learn more about Holy Family Academy

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

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  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.

2 weeks ago



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