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 A collapsed banquet hall and beach club at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed in a 2008 fire.

New group seeks to run Conneaut Lake Park

A reconfigured group of trustees wants a judge to let it oversee the historic 122-year-old amusement park in Crawford County.

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 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

3 days ago


Officials holding out hope for preservation of Pittsburgh Cut Flower land

The Allegheny Land Trust in Sewickley won't give up hopes of establishing preserved green space in Richland.

3 days ago


 Lake Fong/Post-Gazette 20140410. North. Jill Cueni-Cohen. Mike Houston, a Math teacher from Riverside High School teaches Maggie Donley, 13, a 8th grader at North Hills Middle School, to work on a computer program "Alice" at the school's computer lab while her classmate Payton Carroll, right, 14, looks on on Thursday April 10, 2014. The North Hills Middle School is sponsoring a probability/computer exploration fair for about 100 middle school students from three districts. Original Filename: 20140410lfComputerNorth01.jpg

Students learn math, and life, lessons through gambling

North Hills, Avonworth and Riverside take part in The Allegheny Math Partnership's Middle School Probability/Computer Exploration Fair.

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 Jodi Renner of Sewickley tries her hand at juggling three balls before the 11th annual Family Juggling Night and Juggling Competition at the Quaker Valley Middle School.

Juggling club holds exhibition in Sewickley

The Jugglebugs had a chance to show their skills and share what they’d been learning as visitors roamed the middle school hallways.

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 Alec Lindsay, left, and Megan Majocha, Mr. and Miss Teen Deaf America.

WPSD students win Mr. and Miss Teen Deaf America

Alec Lindsey of Winfield and Megan Majocha of Plum competed in a pageant meant promote emerging leaders.

3 days ago


Summer programs on hiatus for Zelienople agency

Popular programs for Glade Run youth have been canceled because of an ongoing construction project.

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Glade Run to expand services in Zelienople

A new residential community, Jeremiah Village, for disabled and nondisabled alike to be built at Glade Run Lutheran Services.

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World Book Night comes to local libraries

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday is World Book Night, when more than 550,000 books will be distributed free throughout the country.

3 days ago


 Rodney Schaffer

A newsmaker you should know: New Butler County tourism chairman turns dreams into successful programs

Rodney Schaffer was named new chairman of the Tourism & Convention Bureau board of directors.

3 days ago


The North at a glance

News briefs from the North suburban area:

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School news briefs from the Northern suburban area:

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Happenings in the North suburban area:

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Beaver Falls woman claims eviction was racially motivated

Her landlord, however, responded to her lawsuit saying the family was evicted because she and her biracial children were too loud.

4 days ago


Police investigate bullet striking school van in Armstrong County

The driver said she was on Route 422 in Plumcreek when something struck the vehicle. No students were on board.

4 days ago


Deputies close Pitcairn bar for not paying drink tax

Gone Country at the Firehouse Lounge is the 45th establishment closed for not paying the 7 percent tax on all alcoholic drinks.

4 days ago


 Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Police is seen dressed as an Amish woman. Sgt. Adams, a male police officer, spent time on duty in December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Officer dons Amish dress to apprehend or scare off flasher

Sgt. Chad Adams felt it was important to publicize his undercover assignment, if only to deter the suspect.

4 days ago


North Hills accepts tablet donation

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s program is providing 1,200 Kindle Fire HDX tablets to 60 schools through a partnership with the AIU.

4 days ago


 Bev Jordan of West Deer, along with Ed Valentas of Monroeville support drilling with signs saying, "Marcellus Yes" as they attend Allegheny County Council's public hearing Tuesday at the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Public gets chance tonight to speak out on drilling at Deer Lakes Park

County council is considering a lease that would allow horizontal drilling for natural gas beneath the property.

5 days ago


Heidelberg police chief sued over arrests

A tree trimmer claims after being jailed, he was replaced on the job by the chief's brother-in-law.

5 days ago


Butler woman dies after Sunday motorcycle crash

Passenger Julie Codispot, 46, was riding with her husband when a vehicle hit their motorcycle at 5:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 19.

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 Emily Frasier, 20, of Oakdale, and Kierstin Barker, 19, of Kittanning, work through the Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventures at North Park on Friday.

Pittsburgh-region treetop obstacle course swinging into second season

Go Ape North Park, which drew 13,000 last year, expects to attract even more people to the treetop obstacle course in the future.

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Beaver County sheriff placed on house arrest

Sheriff George David also must surrender his collection of 700 guns as he awaits trial on charges of threatening two individuals.

5 days ago


Ross man arrested on child porn charges

Officials said they found more than 250 video files and 58,000 still images of illicit materials during a search of Hart Williams' devices.

6 days ago


Allegheny County Council goes deep into Deer Lakes drilling plan

Council must consider an ordinance that leases the county's mineral rights with the condition that no drilling occur in the park.

6 days ago


 Abram Sorek

Student killed in shooting mourned at Saint Vincent

A decision on charges in the death of 23-year-old Abram Sorek is pending an investigation.

6 days ago


Seneca Valley to provide college, career exploration software

Seneca Valley School District entered into a $26,061 contract with Naviance, an online college readiness company.

5 days ago


Boil-water order remains in effect in Aspinwall, at Waterworks mall

The PWSA is repairing a 60-inch diameter main near Route 8 and the on-ramp to Route 28.

1 week ago


Estate sale this weekend at order’s motherhouse

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth are preparing an estate sale this weekend of artifacts they have used at the Ross facility.

1 week ago


Trial date set for ex-Avonworth teacher charged with rape

Walter Street was a music teacher at the elementary school for the last five years.

1 week ago


State Superior Court to hear arguments on Orie Melvin's appeal

The Superior Court arguments will take place May 20 at the Lawrence County Courthouse, the Allegheny County district attorney's office said.

1 week ago


Inbound Route 28 lane to close this weekend

The closure will begin at 8 tonight and continue through 5 a.m. Monday.

1 week ago


Boil water advisory issued for UPMC St. Margaret, Waterworks Mall, Aspinwall

The boil water advisory is expected to be lifted Saturday late afternoon, officials said.

1 week ago


Bald eagle couple in Harmar is seen raising a family

A birders group confirmed the hatching of at least one eaglet on a steep bluff above the Allegheny River.

1 week ago


Police investigate hit list found in Gateway student's home

Middle school principal Anthony Aquilio said the student was removed from the school.

1 week ago


 Alexis Weber

Shaler woman receives top volunteer honor from Catholic Charities USA

After 20 years of volunteering once a week, Alexis Weber has been named 2014 Volunteer of the Year by Catholic Charities USA.

1 week ago


Cranberry brush fire brought under control

Multiple fire companies and emergency medical services responded to the fire at 6:37 p.m. on Golden Ridge Court, a dispatcher said.

1 week ago


Route 65 bridge work to restrict daytime traffic

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in both directions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through the end of the month.

1 week ago


 TerriLynn Cheponis of Kilbuck portrays Mary Magdalene in "Why Must He Die? A Passion Play."

Passion plays a vanishing Easter tradition

The plays, once a staple of the Easter season, are dying out as an expression of Christian faith.

1 week ago


New Castle shelter says case involving guide dog not settled

The plaintiff claims the mission violated the Fair Housing Act and other laws when it refused his Labrador retriever guide dog, Gabby.

1 week ago


More talks set to discuss Deer Lakes drilling plan

The chairman of Allegheny County Council's parks committee is scheduling a series of meetings to discuss the proposed lease for the park.

1 week ago


 Lake Fong/Post-Gazette 20140327. North. Kathleen Ganster.Construction is continuing on the 3rd phase of McCandless Crossing, a residential, commercial and retail development on McKnight Road in McCandless. photo taken on Thursday March 27, 2014.

McCandless Crossing construction continues

Several businesses are slated to open there this year.

1 week ago


Lots of unknowns in wake of fire at Butler County mental health center

The Feb. 19 fire at Irene Stacy Community Mental Health Center in Butler Township caused about a million dollars in damage.

1 week ago


Car dealership plans win approval in Ross

Commissioners on Monday approved a demolition and an addition at North Hills Toyota on McKnight Road.

1 week ago


 Sophie Guest, 8, acts out her Oscar acceptance speech at her home in Ben Avon.

Avonworth third-grader on CBS tonight

This is a big week for Sophie Guest, 8, of Ben Avon, on TV and the big screen.

1 week ago


iPads coming for North Hills students

The school district also has plans for a STEAM center, media centers and online textbooks.

1 week ago


The North at a glance

News briefs in the North suburban area:

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North school news

School news briefs from the North suburban area:

1 week ago


NorthScape: the North Xtra Bulletin Board

Happenings in the North suburban area:

1 week ago


Public pushes back on gas drilling near Deer Lakes Park

Residents again turned out to voice opposition to the drilling plan, one week after a similar meeting in West Deer.

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