Notables: Fox Chapel Area High School, Seneca Valley High School

Adia Augustin, a senior at North Allegheny Senior High School, is a semi-finalist in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program, an

about 8 hours ago

Samantha Bennett: GOP marrying politics to reality TV

A Web ad uses wedding gowns as candidates in the upcoming elections.

about 8 hours ago

Halloween: North communities trick-or-treat

North communities will hold trick-or-treating on Friday. Here are the designated hours:

about 8 hours ago

Hampton officials seek public input on ATV law

Resident complaints about noise and dust prompt a proposal to restrict recreational vehicles.

about 8 hours ago

Spooky: Old-fashioned Halloween house a tradition

Imagination rules night in homegrown Halloween display that gets a little more ghoulish every year.

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Modern observers of ancient rites find Halloween a time of introspection

Perhaps no practice in history has been as misunderstood and maligned as witchcraft.

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Quaker Valley recycling day; La Roche named military friendly

Quaker Valley recycling day

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North happenings

Church activities

about 8 hours ago

 Terri Liberto

Butler County teacher of nurses honored for having a nurse's touch

Terri Liberto, of Buffalo, Butler County, is one of four educators nationwide to receive The Educator with the Nurse’s Touch award.

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School news: Fox Chapel Area, Mars Area, Seneca Valley

Fox Chapel Area

about 8 hours ago

Four charged with more than 100 thefts from vehicles in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Westmoreland County authorities say the thefts include money, guns, computers, portable electronics and sports equipment from vehicles.

about 15 hours ago

Ramp from northbound I-79 to turnpike to close tonight

The ramp will close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Thursday.

about 22 hours ago

Police verify identity of nude man in Shaler incident

The man had been running through the 1000 block of Orvis Avenue, damaging property by bouncing off homes, cars and lawn furniture, police

1 day ago

 An attorney for a citizens group told Common Pleas Senior Judge Joseph M. James on Monday that engineers found problems with Wal-Mart’s plans, including parking and reliance on outdated federal flood maps.

McCandless citizens group fighting Walmart store loses one round

The group will not be able to submit additional evidence to bolster its appeal of the town’s vote approving the development, a judge ruled.

2 days ago

Naked man apprehended by Shaler police, taken to hospital

Police tasered the man, who was wearing nothing but socks, after he refused to put on handcuffs, Shaler police Lt. Sean Frank said.

2 days ago

Yearlong drug probe leads to several arrests

The suspects are charged with distributing heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs and marijuana.

5 days ago

New Castle man pleads guilty, faces life in prison on child porn charges

Donald Miller, 43, pleaded to producing child pornography and faces sentencing in January in U.S. District Court.

6 days ago

Hampton's proposed budget calls for zero tax increase

Council President Vic Son said during Wednesday night’s meeting that the proposed budget for 2015 will be presented to the public on Dec. 3.

1 week ago

Police round up drug suspects in the Allegheny Valley

Springdale Township police worked with the the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team on the investigation.

6 days ago

North Allegheny hires construction manager for school renovations

The board also OK’d the parameters of a new high school elective, and heard from residents about the proposed volunteer clearance policy.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 Penny, a therapy dog with Crisis Center North, trains with Nick Skitko, a legal advocate. Penny is the first Canine Court Advocate in Allegheny County.

Crisis Center North receives grant to support canine support services

Penny is just like any other dog — until someone attaches her special vest. That’s when she goes to work.

1 week ago

Mars superintendent James Budzilek resigns

The board accepted the resignation of James Budzilek who held the reins of the district for less than 50 weeks.

1 week ago

Mars Home for Youth asks board to reconsider fracking opposition

The superintendent and solicitor will meet with youth home representatives about the issue.

1 week ago

2015-16 North Hills school calendar approved

The first day for students will be Aug. 24, a week earlier than this year. The last day will be May 27.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

Ross modifies public works building design

The project will involve renovation of the current building and addition of a smaller, new building, reducing the cost.

1 week ago

Mars Area changes concession stand policy

Under the new rule, a licensed caterer must be present in order for the concession stand to open.

1 week ago

Foreman Foundation raises awareness about melanoma

Foreman Foundation’s golf outing raised $35,000 in its 8-year effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against deadly skin cancer.

1 week ago

Seneca Valley looks at feasibility study

It is the first step in a long-range plan to upgrade all buildings and athletic facilities.

1 week ago

 Cindy Cipoletti

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Volunteer Cindy Cipoletti becomes highest ranking employee of charity

When Cindy Cipoletti started as a volunteer at the Lighthouse Foundation in Butler, she never thought she would be the executive director.

1 week ago

The North at a glance

Cheerleaders join to sponsor coat drive; Planetarium features double features; “Le Petit Salon” musical

1 week ago

North scape: Computer classes in Butler, Pancake breakfasts in Sewickley and Shaler, library programs

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago

Several I-79 ramps in Marshall to close overnight starting today

Tonight the northbound I-79 off-ramp to the turnpike, the northbound off-ramp to Route 228 and the turnpike ramp to northbound I-79 close.

1 week ago

Allegheny County DA identifies potential witness in bus crash

Officials hope the witness can help determine exactly what happened when a bus rolled over on the Partkway North, injuring the driver.

1 week ago

Headshop owner should remain jailed, prosecutors argue

Mayank Mishra, 33, owner of Rock America in the old Northway Mall, is in custody on federal drug paraphernalia charges and wants out.

1 week ago

Two vehicle crash blocks lane on I-79 near Heidelberg

A two-vehicle accident on I-79 north near Heidelberg has blocked the left lane of traffic, state police said.

1 week ago

Cranberry ramp to Interstate 79 to close tonight

The ramp is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago

Woman killed in Harrison crash identified

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the woman as Joanne McGann of Harrison.

1 week ago

Section of Route 28 outbound to close Thursday night

The road will close between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

1 week ago

Small fire forces evacuation of Mars Area High School

The fire, reported around 11 a.m., is under control.

1 week ago

Freeport Road lane closures tonight in Harmar, Cheswick

Crews will drill core samples from 8 tonight to 6 a.m. Wednesday between Poplar Alley and Hill Avenue.

1 week ago

 This Aug. 1 photo shows the entrance to Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. County officials had authorized a sheriff's sale of the century-old amusement park for November, but a judge has delayed the sale until objections from the state attorney general's office can be heard.

Sheriff's sale delayed for historic Conneaut Lake Park

The amusement park had been scheduled to be sold Nov. 7 to recoup more than $927,000 in taxes owed to Crawford County and other entities.

1 week ago

Mars Area school superintendent resigns

James Budzilek,  resigned to take a job as director of technology for Pitt Bull Secure Technologies.

1 week ago

 Austin Babinsack

Parents of bullying victim meet with Highlands superintendent

Austin Babinsack, 16, was duct-taped to a goal post  Oct. 5 by two teammates on the varsity soccer team.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Seneca Valley increases substitute teachers pay

The school board set the rate at $90 daily for day-to-day substitute and $100 per day retirees for the 2014-15 school year.

1 week ago

Ross commissioners vote to keep current public works building

McLean Architects redesign addresses concerns about the high cost of demolishing and replacing the entire public works garage.

1 week ago


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