Local


Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist loses security clearance

The decision to bar Dr. Charolette Hoffman from entering Allegheny County Jail leaves the facility without a full-time psychiatrist.

about 1 hour ago


McCandless neighbors say goodbye to Trader Horn to make way for Wal-Mart

On Sunday, a farewell luncheon was held for more than 20 employees by Citizens of McCandless, a group opposing the Wal-Mart plans.

about 1 hour ago


 Julia Kysela and her husband, Daniel, a Sgt. First Class in the Army National Guard. She's one of six finalists for Military Spouse of the Year.

Scott woman among six finalists for Military Spouse of the Year

Wife of sergeant in the Army National Guard has used her role as a spouse to help other military families and veterans facing challenges.

about 1 hour ago


 Montour Railroad steam engine bell

Newspaper ad leads to recovery and restoration of vintage Montour Railroad steam engine bell

Dave Nagel of Kennedy bought a 1916 steam engine bell from the Montour Railroad that was half-buried in mud and brought it back to life.

about 1 hour ago


Voting districts reapportioned in Richland

Starting with the May 19 primary, some township voters will cast their vote at a new polling place.

about 1 hour ago


 The details of a painting titled "TREE" by Brendon Donnovan, 18, a senior at Shaler Area High School. The painting has unique textures and elements like undeveloped film under the paint as well as motor oil and turpentine to add texture. "TREE," among other works of Donnovan and fellow students, were shown at Shaler North Hills Library for the opening reception of "Prodigy," an art showcase of students work.

Shaler students featured in art show at Shaler North Hills Library

The teen artists and their teacher David Boyles welcomed guests to the opening reception of their weeklong show, “Prodigy.”

about 1 hour ago


Foundation awards grants to steam ahead

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit plans to hire a director of instructional innovation and create a league of innovative schools.

about 1 hour ago


Clinton holiday lights draw increasingly larger crowds

Volunteers who organize the display donate proceeds to West Allegheny School District and a host of other organizations.

about 1 hour ago


Ohio River Trail moves on to Phase II planning

Phase II is part of a larger trail network planned by the Ohio River Trail Council that will parallel the Ohio River.

about 1 hour ago


 The former Monsour Medical Center stands in Jeannette.

Wrecking ball to soon hit former Monsour Medical Center

All that stands between the former hospital in Jeannette and demolition is agreement with one federal agency.

about 1 hour ago


 Timothy O'Connor is the new Bethel Park police chief.

New Bethel Park police chief brings Pittsburgh experience

Bethel Park hires veteran Pittsburgh commander to head police department.

about 1 hour ago


Early-bird contract ratified for North Allegheny teachers

New agreement includes wage increases and higher health care contributions

about 1 hour ago


Grable and Benedum foundations award grants to steam ahead

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit plans to hire a director of instructional innovation and create a league of innovative schools.

about 1 hour ago


Gateway High concert serves as memorial to director's daughter

Jeremy Leidhecker, a student teacher at Gateway High School, wrote a composition in tribute to Stephanie Read, who died at age 21.

about 1 hour ago


 Brentwood - Whitehall shopping center. Circa: 1953

Brentwood centennial celebration 'to wake 'em up'

Community activities to mark 100 years intended to attract wider interest in the borough.

about 1 hour ago


 Esther Ulery of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau teaches first-graders at Cleveland Steward Elementary School how to conduct their experiment about how plants draw water from the soil during a visit by the Mobile Agriculture Educations Science Lab on March 2.

Traveling agriculture trailer opens world of plants, farming to Cleveland Steward students

The Mobile Ag Ed, or agriculture education lab, is a 40-foot trailer complete with 12 learning stations.

about 1 hour ago


North Fayette police officer honored for helping veteran

Sgt. Chad Slovick went above and beyond a police officer’s duty when he discovered a veteran and his family in need.

about 1 hour ago


 From left, Linda Patory of Penn Hills, Jackie Mignogna of North Huntingdon and Karen Yount of Plum learn how to make a book from Pat Buckley of Bloomfield.

For some Pittsburghers, creating books opens new avenue for imagination

Pittsburgh Book Arts Collective encourages artists and writers to think outside the binding to make works of art in book form.

about 1 hour ago


 Kyle Varga, a fifth grader at Colfax Upper Elementary School, watches his "Lego Lion" robot responding to his program to sit up.

Robots liven up learning for Allegheny Valley students

Four Allegheny Valley School District educators received grants in the first round of funding provided by the Dynamo Education Foundation.

about 1 hour ago


Peters schools renovations to begin soon

District Superintendent Jeannine French said an unexpectedly high number of snow days would have no serious impact on construction plans.

about 1 hour ago


Robinson trims list of towing companies

The owner of at least one towing service, Steubenville Pike Auto, expressed disappointment that his company was dropped from the list.

about 1 hour ago


Mon Valley hospital staff helps with co-pays

The hospital’s cancer center staff started a program eight years ago that has helped nearly 1,000 patients pay for part of their treatment.

about 1 hour ago


 Nick Boyd, a construction worker with Easley and Rivers of Monroeville, works on framing new bathrooms at Penn-Trafford High School.

Penn-Trafford High School renovation project moving forward

A school bus lane has been constructed, and some classrooms have reopened after months of remodeling during the $31.2 million project.

about 1 hour ago


Vacant Methodist church given new purpose as The Center in Bellevue

A Methodist church in Bellevue that has been empty for eight years has reopened as a place available to local churches and groups.

about 1 hour ago


Treat policy at Keystone Oaks clarified

Treats are permitted but must be approved 72 hours in advance and may not be eaten in classrooms or libraries, the superintendent said.

about 1 hour ago


Player's ineligibility, Steel Valley coach's reaction spark discussion

Steel Valley basketball coach Drew Schifino’s refusal to coach a playoff game prompts reaction at school board meeting.

about 1 hour ago


Peters to update clearances for volunteers to comply with state law

The law, Act 153, was signed in October. It applies to anyone who has direct contact with children.

about 1 hour ago


 The Club Sport and Health in Monroeville is donating fitness equipment and weights to the Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. Here, Jason Darnley tries to lift a weight into the bed of a truck.

Monroeville health club helps volunteer firefighters get fit

When Club Sport and Health of Monroeville got new equipment, it donated fitness machines and weights to Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company.

about 1 hour ago


Peters students showcase their photography

The exhibit, titled “The Gallery,” contains works by nearly 100 students and continues through March 19 at Peters Township Public Library.

about 1 hour ago


Hampton officials expect large turnout for ATV ordinance vote

Wednesday meeting to discuss proposed regulations on off-road vehicles is moved to larger Hampton Community Center on McCully Road.

about 1 hour ago


Penn Hills considers pet protection laws

The municipality is looking at Pittsburgh’s pet laws, which place restrictions on when owners can leave animals outside unattended.

about 1 hour ago


Emergency drills at Mars schools today

Mars Area School District officials are advising residents not to panic if they see police cars at district schools today.

about 1 hour ago


Delmont proposes a new, green library

The Westmoreland County borough is considering selling its municipal building, where the library is located in one room.

about 1 hour ago


East Allegheny School District will review bus pickups

Recently, 26 buses left the school campus, and six of them had fewer than 10 students aboard, the assistant superintendent said.

about 1 hour ago


 Mary Lou Busby

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Former teacher Mary Lou Busby works with nonprofit focused on brain injury

Mary Lou Busby of Shaler became interested in brain injuries when she started working with people at United Cerebral Palsy in 1985.

about 1 hour ago


 Troy Johnson and Travis Johnston

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Twins Troy and Travis Johnston are big boosters of collegiate rugby

Troy and Travis Johnston of Brighton have been instrumental in getting the Point Park team into the Three Rivers Rugby Conference.

about 1 hour ago


 Jack Brusick, 87, owns the Elbow Room restaurant in McKeesport.

87-year-old McKeesport restaurant owner: 'This place is my life'

John “Jack” Brusick of McKeesport has owned and operated The Elbow Room in his hometown since 1957.

about 1 hour ago


Samantha Bennett: Who knew? Baking Brits anything but boring

For someone who doesn’t like reality TV shows, “The Great British Bake Off” proved to be a sweet treat.

about 1 hour ago


Mt. Leb­a­non to cite those near deer cor­rals

No-tres­pass­ing signs have been erected to form a buf­fer zone around en­clo­sures that are be­ing mon­i­tored by a con­trac­tor.

about 1 hour ago


 Kieran Lynch's fascination with watches led to a second career restoring and repairing them.

Winding down: As smart devices thrive, watch repair becomes a rare profession

Kieran Lynch repairs watches in his O’Hara home, one of a dwindling number of people who make a living working with timepieces.

about 1 hour ago


East at a glance: Early retirement for some McKeesport Area employees

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

about 1 hour ago


South at a glance: Students earn Luminari awards

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

about 1 hour ago


South Scape: Pittsburgh area authors, networking meetings and more

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

about 1 hour ago


East scape: Pop-Up art exhibition set for Westmoreland

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

about 1 hour ago


North at a glance: Home repair applications are being accepted

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

about 1 hour ago


West at a glance: Students honored by DAR

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

about 1 hour ago


West municipal news: Findlay , Robinson

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

about 1 hour ago


Municipal news: Pine, Ross

Municipal news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

about 1 hour ago


Obituary: Lisa Grandinetti / Dermatologist, pioneer in creating clinic

Lisa Grandinetti, a gifted UPMC dermatologist, dies of lung cancer at age 38.

about 1 hour ago


West school news: Carlynton, Chartiers Valley, Montour and more

School news from throughout the west communities.

about 1 hour ago



Advertisement



You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here