Richard E. Fuhrer / Insurance exec’s other passion was golf

Former Oakmont Country Club president died of Parkinson’s disease.

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 Woodland Hills High School

Woodland Hills recognized for discipline policies

The superintendent and members of the staff were chosen to participate in a day-long White House school discipline summit.

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Monsour hospital: The walls will soon come tumbling down

Asbestos and hazardous waste removal, followed by demolition, should begin in a couple of months.

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 Dylan Dzikowski, 10, of Peters Twp, yells for Steelers Ben Roethlisberger as the team enters the field at training camp in Latrobe.

Steelers fans flock to training camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers have held training camp on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Unity for 50 years.

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 Kathy Raunikar, executive director of the Westmoreland County WYCA, practices with ballroom instructor Gerald Gresko at the TDI Ballroom in Greensburg on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Ms. Raunikar will be performing in a Dancing with the Celebrities fundraiser to benefit Greater Greensburg Faith in Action on September 25th.

Dance competition to raise money for Faith-in-Action

The fundraiser pairs Westmoreland County business and community leaders with dancers in a format similar to “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Man, 40, killed in ATV crash in Bedford County

Police said the Maryland man undercompensated a left curve and hit a concrete bridge barrier.

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Seton Hill heath science center ready for students

The $23 million center is named for the university’s late president, JoAnne Woodyard Boyle.

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Molester of young girl given 19-year prison term

Thomas Deglau, a country music performer in the Latrobe area, abused the girl in his basement since the time she was in diapers until age 4.

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Suspect held for trial in McKeesport beating death

Dustin Rice, 41, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on charges that he beat to death Dennis Pence, 54, of McKeesport on July 18.

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Hempfield plans millions in capital improvements to business park

It has applied for a grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development to cover much of the cost.

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 A woman checks in at the Healthy Ride bide station on Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal pushers: New bike-sharing initiative makes for an easy ride

Anyone age 18 and older can rent a bike at the 50 rental stations in the city that are part of Pittsburgh Bike Share’s Healthy Ride.

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Hempfield joins Westmoreland land bank

The township has identified about 20 neglected, vacant buildings or properties whose owners remain unknown.

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Letter to the East editor: Wolf's budget restores education cuts

It also increases state’s share of funding for education from 37 to 50 percent.

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Penn Hills woman faces stabbing trial

Constance Carey, 51, faces one count of homicide in the May 16 stabbing death of Deontay Hamilton, 34, of Braddock.

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 Jessica Goeller, mother of 2-year old liver recipient Lucas Goeller, hugs Ed Atwood outside Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Wednesday in Lawrenceville. Mr. Atwood organized a bike ride from Monroeville in honor of Lucas to deliver gifts to children at the hospital.

Motorcyclists take a ride to support transplant recipient Lucas Goeller

Motorcyclists ride from Monroeville to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to show support for liver recipient Lucas Goeller.

2 days ago

State police seek suspects in Westmoreland County home invasion

According to police, three men entered a Sewickley Township home, demanded money and drugs and forced a 10-year-old girl to strip.

2 days ago

Parkway East repair work to cause lane closures

Repair work on the inbound Parkway East will restrict traffic the next three nights.

2 days ago

Woman leads Port Authority police on chase down East Busway

A woman was involved in a brief chase with Port Authority police tonight on the East Busway, spokesman Jim Ritchie said.

2 days ago

 The first time Joseph Ruggieri was charged with witness intimidation was March 13.

Plum teacher held for trial on second set of charges involving female student

Police say Joseph Ruggieri, 40, of Plum, ignored a court order to not contact his alleged victim not once but twice.

3 days ago

ATV driver, 29, killed in Indiana County

State police said the ATV veered off the road and struck two corn cribs.

3 days ago

 Clare E. Fink III leaves District Justice Mark Bilik's office in Ligonier this morning

Driver, 32, waives preliminary hearing in crash that killed Ligonier officer

Clare Fink is charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, reckless driving and other offenses.

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 Lake Fong/Post-Gazette Contractors continue work at the site of the Flight 93 National Memorial visitor center in Somerset County Thursday. A black granite walkway leads visitors past 34-foot-tall walls and marks the flight path of the hijacked plane before it crashed.

Walk set for Sept. 26 to raise money for trails around Flight 93 crash site

Friends of Flight 93 have partnered with Leadership Somerset County to make the walk possible.

4 days ago

Three injured in vehicle crash in Lincoln Place

Two people were sent to a local hospital and one was entrapped this evening after a motor vehicle crash in Pittsburgh's Lincoln Place

4 days ago

 Don Clayton of Franklin Park points to the new walls that are part of a $100,000 backyard project done by A&N Lawn Service Inc.

From grill to great: The livin' is easy — and outdoors — for many in Pittsburgh region

The outdoor living space was slow to catch on in Western Pennsylvania, but more and more are investing and enjoying the view.

1 week ago

  Erik Shaw and his wife Kristen. The couple married via live video satellite feed in 2005 after Mr. Shaw feared he would be killed in combat in Southern Baghdad. Just days earlier, he suffered a traumatic brain injury during a roadside improvised explosive device attack.

Veteran's story of his 'invisible wounds' to be made into movie in Pittsburgh

The book was published by a company founded by Army Sgt. 1st Class Erik Shaw, a Pittsburgh native who started his firm to help veterans.

1 week ago

6-year-old girl killed when thrown from ATV driven by teen

Coroner Jeffrey Lees says the girl was thrown from the vehicle when the driver lost control of the ATV on a hill.

1 week ago

Protect PT takes on fracking in Penn Township

The citizens group emails newsletters, organizes informational meetings and encourages supporters to attend commissioners meetings.

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 Penmanship champion Annie Clark, 11, of McKeesport, holds a book signing at the Frank Sarris Public Library in Canonsburg on July 20.

Authorship the latest accomplishment for McKeesport penmanship expert

Annie Clark, who was born without hands, has written a book at age 11 about persevering through difficult times.

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 The naming campaign will allow donors to purchase plaques that range in price from $250 to $1,500 according to their location in the theater.

Naming campaign benefits Greensburg's Palace Theater

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust has raised $5.8 million in contributions from private individuals, foundations, businesses and government.

1 week ago

 The La Rose building gets its name from the La Rose shop, a family-owned chain of women’s clothing stores in the region.

Restoration project for La Rose Lofts aims to bring new life to Greensburg's downtown

The first floor of the building will offer retail or office space, while the upper two floors will each feature two, one-bedroom apartments.

1 week ago

Clairton resident's classes add cookies or wine to painting

Robin Martin has owned a Wine and Canvas franchise for two years, and allows the wine at an event to be swapped with cookies.

1 week ago

Blocked culvert in North Huntingdon brings unwanted water

The blockage prevents a stream from flowing to its natural channel behind houses along Alder Drive.

1 week ago

Subdivision of duplexes planned for Penn Township

The planned subdivision includes seven moderate-income duplexes that would house 14 single-family units.

1 week ago

Disabled American Veterans van offers assistance in Turtle Creek

Twenty-five-foot outreach vehicles, called DAV vans, are equipped with national service officers and computers.

1 week ago

 Phil Koch is the executive director Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.

Newsmaker you should know / Leader of Westmoreland community foundation finds way to give back

Phil Koch has been named executive director of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.

1 week ago

Man acquitted, 2 plead guilty in Penn Hills killing

Traveon Nicholson and Daquan Hurt pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy and were sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.

1 week ago

East scape: Lions club selling dinners in North Huntingdon

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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East at a glance: Latrobe festival to celebrate the banana split

Community events and news taking place throughout the East communities.

1 week ago

Woman charged in stabbing death of Braddock man

Allegheny County police on Friday charged a Penn Hills woman with homicide in connection to the stabbing death of a Braddock man in May.

1 week ago

Tickets available next month for opening of Flight 93 memorial visitors complex

The 6,809-square-foot center will open Sept. 10 with a permanent exhibit dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93.

1 week ago

 Police released photos taken from surveillance footage captured near the Cousins Corner Market at Montier Street and Laketon Road.

Police release photos of suspect in fatal Wilkinsburg shooting

Police today released photos taken from surveillance footage captured near the Cousins Corner Market at Montier Street and Laketon Road.

1 week ago

Inquest set into death of stabbing suspect shot by police in Westmoreland County

State police have said one trooper fatally shot Rodney Golden, who was wielding a knife, after police couldn’t subdue him with stun guns.

1 week ago

Wabtec reports uptick in second-quarter earnings, sales

Wabtec reported net income of $101.5 million, or $1.05 per share, up from $88.7 million, or $0.92 per share, in the year-ago quarter.

1 week ago

Driver, 33, killed in head-on crash in Somerset County

Kenneth Rose, 33, of Somerset was driving in Milford around 5:20 p.m. when, police said, he hit an oncoming vehicle head-on.

1 week ago

Mail carrier pleads guilty to stealing cash from envelopes

Frank Rysz, 49, of Mount Pleasant, had been indicted in February after U.S. postal inspectors said he stole cash from three letters.

1 week ago

Motorcyclist killed in early-morning crash in Westmoreland

The crash occurred at 6:55 a.m. on Greensburg Road west of Route 66.

1 week ago

 Alan Peters

Penn Hills fills vacant school board seat

The board appointed Alan Peters of Penn Hills to fill the unexpired term of former board member Joseph Bailey Sr. who resigned in June.

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Repaving to begin today on Hulton Road

\Repaving was scheduled to begin today on Hulton Road in Oakmont and Penn Hills.

1 week ago

Talks continue on Wilkinsburg sending students to Pittsburgh schools

While no agreement has been reached talks are continuing and appear to be serious.

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