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 Jackie Flasko, right, and Tom Nicklas use their iPhones to take photos of their kids during the 2015 MLHA Mt. Lebanon Hockey Association Classic at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.

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Millvale library hosts writers workshop

The workshop, held every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., encourages young women ages 14 to 21 to read, write and express themselves.

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 Sonia Appasamy.

Teen from Fox Chapel Area High School wins computing award

She was one of 35 young women in the nation and one of two in the state selected by the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

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It’s time for high school musicals

High school planetarium will hold double features; North Allegheny is among regional science bowl finalists and more.

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North scape: Craft show at All Saints Church

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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Notables: Deer Lakes

Students Paige Hall (viola) and Chelsea McMillen (violin) recently performed in the PMEA District 1 Senior High School District Orchestra.

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One dead in Shaler house fire

The call for the blaze on Seavey Road came in just before 6 p.m., Allegheny County emergency dispatchers said.

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 Restaurateur Grainne Trainor has bought the Blue Dining restaurant in McCandless and plans to turn it into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.

Former Mighty Oak Barrel owner to take over McCandless restaurant

Grainne Trainor plans to transition Blue Dining, a restaurant and martini bar, into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.

2 days ago


 Matthew Eiseman

Penn Hills man pleads guilty to fatal drunken-driving crash on Route 28

James Hanion, 64, agreed to serve three to six years in prison as part of his negotiated plea with prosecutors.

3 days ago


 One person is hospitalized with second-degree burns after an overnight house fire in Springdale Borough.

Homeowner suffers second-degree burns in Springdale house fire

The Butler Street house was heavily damaged in the fire, which started just before midnight and was under control by 3 a.m.

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Driver killed in Lawrence County crash

Police said the driver was traveling south on Route 551 around 8:30 p.m. when the vehicle veered off the road.

3 days ago


Water main breaks close Quaker Valley High, two Pittsburgh schools

Quaker Valley High School is closed due to a break in front of the school, according to the school district.

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North Allegheny and teachers’ union ratify contract

The North Allegheny School Board and its teachers’ union have ratified an early bird contract.

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Springdale home invasion prompts school lockdowns

Acmetomia Primary, Springdale Junior/Senior High School and Colfax Upper Elementary were on lockdown for about an hour around noon.

3 days ago


 Nicholas F. Gavazzi

Clarion University freshman killed in Armstrong County crash

The crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. on Route 28/66 near Upper Hayes Run Road in Rayburn, the official said.

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Teen injured in North Hills sledding accident

A North Hills sledding accident left a teenage girl injured Sunday afternoon, KDKA-TV reported.

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 Surveillance footage shows one of the two men who robbed the Huntington Bank in McIntyre Square.

Two men rob Huntington Bank in McCandless

Huntington Bank is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the successful prosecution of the suspects involved in the

6 days ago


 John Orndorff

Community fund backs Ohio River Trail Council effort to extend Ohio River Trail

Osborne man working to create a multi-use trail in riverside communities and Beaver County that will extend to Ohio border.

1 week ago


 Hampton police captain Tom Vulakovich

Hampton officer Tom Vulakovich promoted on way to becoming chief

Capt. Tom Vulakovich has been selected to replace Hampton police Chief Michael Pecora, who will retire in May.

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Foundation lays groundwork to finance student programs at Shaler Area schools

Shaler Area Education Foundation is seeking volunteers to serve on the organization’s first board of directors.

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Longtime Shaler Commissioner Edward Duss won't seek re-election

Fellow board members thank and honor their colleague at meeting.

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Mars approves 2015-16 calendar and new principal

The first day for students will be Sept. 1 and the last day will be June 10 in the calendar. The calendar includes five snow days.

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Cherry pie hike in Butler County honors Washington's birthday

The event honors George Washington’s birthday while educating the public about the French and Indian War.

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Housing plans win approval in Ross

Developers plan to build 134 single-family homes and 167 townhouses; 23 roads and a parking lot will be repaved.

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 Recreational dog sled racer Daniel Rehak

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Lack of snow doesn't stop Dan Rehak from 'mushing'

Dan Rehak participates in club urban dog mushing, both on snow and dry land.

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 Robyn Tongel, of Plum, goes over the family's schedule for the week with her children, Ellie, 11, and Jack, 9, while preparing dinner.

Finding balance: Family time doesn't have to compete with kids' extracurricular activities

The over-scheduled child is a topic that has been tackled from books to talk shows to academic studies.

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 Pete and Laura Bianco of Imperial hold their newborn son, Luca Simon Bianco, at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon on Jan. 30. He was born at 2:56 a.m. Pete's brother, Michael, and his wife, Nicole, had Michael Adonis Bianco at 1:58 a.m.

Pittsburgh-area effort aims to foster love of art very early

The mission of Start with Art is to create a culture of art collectors among newborns at three Pittsburgh-area hospitals.

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North at a glance: Donated gowns sought for sale in Hampton

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

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North school news: Fox Chapel kindergarten registration underway

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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North scape: Johnny Angel to perform at Lighthouse Pointe Village

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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Samantha Bennett: Things have been ruff since beagle found his voice

A once-silent pup has turned into a motormouth.

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Suspect charged with carjacking mother in Harmar parking lot

The suspect handed over her keys and got her children out of the vehicle before the suspect took off from FunFest in Harmar, police said.

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Jeffrey Meyer resigns North Hills school board seat

Jeffrey Meyer, a North Hills school board member for 12 years, resigned Thursday, effective immediately.

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 A biker crosses the Boulevard of the Allies during the heavy snow storm that quickly covered the city Wednesday afternoon.

Avoid HOV lanes this afternoon, PennDOT says

Snow squalls this afternoon will delay or prohibit the opening of the high-occupancy-vehicle lanes on the Parkway North.

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West Deer man charged in assault at Western Psych

University of Pittsburgh police said John Schmitt, assaulted a woman inside the Oakland clinic over the weekend.

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Longtime principal retiring at North Allegheny Senior High School

Walter Sieminski, principal of North Allegheny Senior High School, has submitted his retirement, effective June 30.

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 McKnight Road is a long commercial corridor in the North Hills. In addition to adaptive traffic signals, PennDOT will add traffic cameras, which can be viewed at the department’s 511pa.com website.

New signal system aims to ease McKnight Road traffic congestion

PennDOT said 11 intersections on McKnight Road will get signals that adjust themselves continuously based on traffic conditions.

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 Ammon Ripple, faith organizer with Equality Pennsylvania, speaks at a prayer breakfast Monday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Hampton.

LGBT prayer breakfast speakers call for greater equality, civil rights

The event sponsored by Equality PA focused on efforts to pass a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Cranberry-based MSA Safety posts fourth-quarter profits

The Cranberry safety products company reported quarterly net income of $32.7 million on record sales of $311.2 million.

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Seneca Valley introduced its 2015-2016 school budget

There is currently a $4.5 million funding gap in the proposed preliminary budget.

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Ross approves former Highland Country Club housing plan

Commissioner Jeremy Shaffer voted against the site plan because the developers said they would not put sidewalks along the main roads

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 The former Frank & Seder Department Store occupies a corner of Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue, Downtown.

Preservationists fight Downtown demolition and flooding threat in Harmony

Preservation Pennsylvania wants to protect the former Frank & Seder Department Store, Downtown, and the Harmony Historic District in Butler.

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Allegheny County residents carry fight against Shenango Inc. coke works to local governments

Residents say the Allegheny County Health Department needs to step up enforcement of air-quality standards.

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Lawrence County crash kills New Castle man, injures four others

Giovanni Costa was pronounced dead at the scene by county Coroner Russell Noga.

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Cinemark North Hills movie theater closed early due to sprinkler system

The Cinemark movie theater in McCandless Crossing closed early Sunday evening due to an issue with its sprinkler system.

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Eyewitness 1940: Blawnox teen treated royally in Hollywood

Eyewitness 1940; Betty Jean McCord, a senior at Aspinwall High School, received royal treatment at a Hollywood premiere 75 years ago.

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Rehab unit will offer drug for overdoses

The new study would examine how the overdose reversal drug naloxone is used and how families and those addicted deal with recovery.

2 weeks ago


Family of woman who died in nursing home sues John J. Kane Regional Centers

The children of Irene Leist, who died at a county nursing home in 2013, sued the center today in federal court, claiming negligence.

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 Investigators look over the damage caused when a vehicle crashed into a hair salon in Butler County this morning. Five people were injured.

Vehicle crashes into Butler salon; five injured

The incident occurred just before noon when the vehicle smashed into Hair Specialist in Moraine Pointe Plaza in the city of Butler.

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