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 Neil Alexander at his home in O'Hara Twp. on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Obituary: Neil Alexander / Advocate of ALS research always kept next generation in mind

Mr. Alexander, of O’Hara, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2011. He devoted his life to raising funds to battle ALS.

2 days ago


Northbound Freeport Road to close today at New Kensington Bridge

The closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2 days ago


No foul play in Lawrence County house fire that killed one

Mr. Knepp’s death was ruled accidental with no signs of foul play

2 days ago


Man whose vehicle struck Edgeworth bridge will be charged

Police believe Michael A. Savage, 26, of Ambridge, stepped on the gas pedal of his minivan rather than the brakes.

2 days ago


Ex-prosecutor, alum becomes Grove City College president

Mr. McNulty replaces Richard Jewell, a Pittsburgh businessman and 1967 graduate of the school.

2 days ago


Ross Township approves new public works garage

Commissioners awarded $7.1 million in contracts for the building.

2 days ago


One dead in Lawrence County house fire

The fire was reported around midnight in Mahoning.

3 days ago


McCandless mortgage company president to plead Friday

Joseph Nocito Jr., 44, of Sewickley had been scheduled to enter a plea earlier this month but the case was postponed.

3 days ago


Old Edgeworth bridge hit, closed indefinitely

The bridge, built in 1889, connects Woodland Road and Little Sewickley Creek Road.

3 days ago


 Edinboro police Sgt. Al Donahue said second-year Edinboro student Devin Stevenson, 20, right, has been charged in the shooting.

Police identify Edinboro University students wounded in shooting

Second-year Edinboro student Devin Stevenson, 20, of Franklin, formerly of Oil City, has been charged in the shooting.

3 days ago


Intersection work to begin today on Route 8 in Hampton

The project will add turn lanes and upgraded signals at Route 8 and Duncan Avenue.

3 days ago


Route 19 restrictions resume today in Ross, McCandless

Periodic lane closures will be in effect at the Pine Creek Road intersection and on several other roads.

3 days ago


Edinboro University student charged with wounding two other students

The police officer said Devin Stevenson shot the other two students at about 10:30 p.m. Friday inside an apartment on Meadville Street.

4 days ago


Former Allegheny College professor to plead guilty to child pornography charges

Kirk Nesset, 57, was indicted in October on three counts of receipt, possession and distribution of child porn

6 days ago


Slide closes road in Bell Acres

Preliminary engineering is underway for repairs and the county hopes to reopen the road by the end of the year.

6 days ago


Cranberry welcomes walkable apartment communities as office complex neighbor

The Haven at Cranberry Woods and The Village of Cranberry Woods are two multifamily neighborhoods planned for the south side of Route 228.

6 days ago


Coyotes near mall worry Ross residents

The township commissioners plan to meet with the state Game Commission to discuss the coyotes that have been seen near Ross Park Mall.

6 days ago


STEMinism club formed at North Allegheny

The club will encourage females to take classes in science, technology, engineering and math.

6 days ago


Mars upgrades trail plans

Mars Area athletes who run to keep in shape may have an easier time avoiding busy roads.

6 days ago


Mars utilizes its snow days

The Mars Area School District had eight snow days this winter, but students will not be going to school longer than planned.

6 days ago


Hearing affected Hampton ATV ordinance vote

An audience of more than 100 attended the session, which was moved on March 11 into a larger room to accommodate the crowd.

6 days ago


North Hills hires architect to redesign libraries

The middle school is one of 35 schools in the state designated Schools to Watch.

6 days ago


 Joel Sanchez, 7, practices cursive writing in Lori Ryan's second-grade class at Howe Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon.

Write on: Penmanship proponents say cursive writing is more than just pencil pushing

The teaching of cursive writing has diminished, but some Pittsburgh-area schools are pressing on.

6 days ago


 Jamie Feldman

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teen Jamie Feldman recognized for support of leukemia research

Jamie Feldman, a student at North Allegheny Senior High School, has been honored by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

6 days ago


Samantha Bennett: St. Patrick's Day parade was too 'wet' for me

It wasn’t the rain that kept her away; it was the prospect of other falling moisture.

6 days ago


School news: Deer Lakes, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

6 days ago


North scape: Church activities, fundraisers, gardening symposium and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

6 days ago


Notables: Pine

Ryan Andrew Farbacher of Pine, an eighth grader at Pine-Richland Middle School, will receive his Eagle Scout Award at St. Richards Church.

6 days ago


Coroner: Hypothermia killed Armstrong County couple found dead outside home

A family member discovered the corpses of Linda Cook, 61, and Kenneth Steffey, 64, on Feb. 22 in the village of distant on Route 28/66.

1 week ago


Families sue for negligence in fatal 2013 train-bus crash

Bus driver Frank Schaffner was sentenced to 16 years of probation in the crash that killed two people and injured eight.

1 week ago


Truck knocks out fence before running over, killing horse in Portersville

The 16-year-old horse died in the 11-acre field before owner Kenny Albert could get to her side.

1 week ago


North Allegheny school board president and vice-president change positions

North Allegheny school board president Chris Jacobs and vice-president Tara Fisher have changed positions.

1 week ago


Attorney: Suspect took new drug before carjacking

Attorney Robert Stewart said his client took a new drug called MEO3 and it “had a very dramatic impact.”

1 week ago


Mars Area board votes not to extend school year for students

The Mars Area School District had eight snow days this winter, but students will not be going to school longer than originally planned.

1 week ago


Coyotes causing a concern in Ross

Residents near Ross Park Mall told commissioners Monday that they are worried about the coyotes that live in a field adjacent to the mall.

1 week ago


 Pam Vivirito runs Equine Angels Rescue in West Deer.

Valencia woman charged with extortion to hide affair

Pamela Vivirito, 44, of Valencia, is accused in federal court of extorting land from an unnamed man by threatening to expose their affair.

1 week ago


Plane plows off runway at Butler County Airport

No injuries were reported, emergency dispatchers say.

1 week ago


Injuries reported in early-morning crashes in Butler County

One crash occurred in Slippery Rock Township; another in Connoquenessing.

1 week ago


 Former Millvale police officer Nicole Murphy was sentenced this morning.

Former Millvale officer gets home detention, probation in stun gun case

Prosecutors asked for 27 months in prison for Nicole Murphy, but U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab said jailing her would serve no purpose.

1 week ago


 The 33rd Street Bridge, with its distinctive curve, is visible from multiple points -- including Washington's Landing. The bridge was erected between 1920 and 1921 for the former B&O Railroad.

The longest mile: PennDOT helps railroads handle 'last mile' traffic

Grants from the state Department of Transportation are helping to write a new chapter of Pennsylvania’s “rich history” with railroads.

1 week ago


 Laura Kelly of Squirrel Hill, left, and Annie Koester of Imperial, right, both 13 and on the 13 Black team, get instructions from Lynda Scahill, center, Director of Coaching at Pittsburgh Elite Junior Olympic Volleyball Club.

Players praise coaching, competition at volleyball center in Emsworth

The Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Association has a new home with five courts in Emsworth.

1 week ago


North Hills to revamp two school libraries

Renovations will be done on the high school and middle school libraries and is expected to cost $1,470,000.

1 week ago


Millvale Library generates solar power

Beginning in April, 100 percent of its electricity will come from solar power.

1 week ago


Proposed project in Jackson sparks fears of flooding in Harmony

Butler County and Jackson officials are reviewing a request for a grading permit across the Connoquenessing Creek from Harmony.

1 week ago


 Jonathan Timcheck

North Allegheny grad receives Churchill Scholarship

He will spend a year studying applied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University in England.

1 week ago


Pi: The intriguing decimal with endless possibilities

By coincidence of calendar, Saturday will be a day to celebrate with — you guessed it — pie.

1 week ago


 Chris Miladinovich of Cranberry holds his pet miniature Juliana pig Nola, aged 2 years and weighing 50 pounds, to meet with children from the Boys & Girls Club of Pittsburgh at their Carnegie location on March 4. Nola will be participating in a fundraiser for the club later this month aboard the Gateway Clipper.

Those who help the cause may get to kiss a pig

Nola, a pig who lives in Cranberry, is helping the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


  Len Lavelle

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / North Hills band, orchestra director Len Lavelle honored

Len Lavelle has received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

1 week ago


Letter to the North editor: Walking becoming more dangerous in McCandless

The creation of the McCandless Crossing development is making walking more difficult.

1 week ago


North at a glance: La Roche alumnus is Equatorial Guinea ambassador

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

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