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 A sign urges that the century-old shade trees along Centennial Avenue in Sewickley be preserved as the removal of the trees occurs In the background.

Residents of Sewickley street protest loss of old trees for repaving

A road reconstruction project, which has drawn significant backlash from residents, will remove 33 shade trees along Centennial Avenue.

about 19 hours ago


 A gold variety of sedum planted with red Sempervivum.

Allegheny Chapter of Rock Garden Society hosts 47th annual show

Contrary to Pittsburgh belief, a hillside with painted rocks is not a rock garden. Come and see what a real rock garden is at annual show.

about 19 hours ago


 Third grade teacher Colleen Koch talks with Domenic Catandro about his paper. Students at St. Sebastian School are writing cards and letters to World War II veterans who will be honored with flights to Washington next month.

St. Sebastian students make sure every 'Honor Flight' veteran will get letters

Students at the Ross school are writing hundreds of letters that will go to veterans during mail call on the flights.

1 day ago


 Claire Staresinic

Mars Area sophomore is archery champ

Claire Staresinic took first place in her competition at the Pennsylvania State Archery Association Indoor Championship in Harrisburg.

1 day ago


Deer Lakes students on a mission to simulate pregnancy

Students in the high school child development class are hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday to fund the purchase of a ‘pregnancy vest.’

1 day ago


North Allegheny parents discuss technology initiative

One agrees with one-to-one initiative; the other prefers an incremental approach.

1 day ago


North Hills awards contracts for stadium track, middle school projects

ATT Sports Inc. will replace the track’s surface at Martorelli Stadium in West View for $257,913.

1 day ago


Ross plans 5K run and 1-mile 'fun walk' at Ross Park Mall

Members of Ross’ pedestrian and bicycle committee want to draw people to Ross Park Mall in August, but not just to shop.

1 day ago


'Leave Your Wings at the Door' fundraiser benefits Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park

Do you believe in fairies? If so, two events this weekend provide habitats for the magical spirits.

1 day ago


 Olive Osterwise O'Mara turned 24 the day this picture of her in her WAVE uniform was taken in 1944.

U.S. Navy WAVE learned early of war's end

Olive Osterwise O’Mara, a longtime Bellevue resident, will be one of 50 World War II vets who will travel to Washington, D.C.

1 day ago


 Pennsylvania State Police adopted the Drug Evaluation and Classification program 11 years ago.

Driving while medicated: Pa. officers undergo training to spot a growing problem

Since 2004, about 129 officers from the state police and municipal departments have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts.

1 day ago


 Jeff Ward

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Shaler Area teacher Jeff Ward has run a marathon in all 50 states

Jeff Ward ran his first marathon in Pittsburgh and became a member of the 50 States Marathon Club with a race in Hawaii 10 months ago.

1 day ago


North at a glance: Campbell Road slide repairs restrict traffic

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 day ago


School news: Fox Chapel, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 day ago


North scape: Library events, sales and special interest

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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Notables: Pine-Richland High School, Kean Quest Talent Search, North Hills High School and more

Sophomore Kayla Duffy has earned a national gold medal for her photograph, “Migrane,” in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program.

1 day ago


Plum Senior High School holds student assemblies in response to social media posting

The assemblies concerned students posting statements to social media sites regarding the investigations into three teachers.

about 21 hours ago


 Kristen Barbour , right, is serving six to 12 months’ incarceration with work release to be able to care during the day for her two biological children.

Woman convicted of abusing adopted Ethiopian children seeks parole

A Common Pleas judge will hold a hearing Tuesday to determine if Kristen Barbour should be paroled.

2 days ago


Renovation contracts awarded for three North Allegheny schools

The contracts were awarded for Bradford Woods Elementary, Marshall Elementary, and Marshall Middle School.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania child-luring suspect arrested, found in Ohio

Police said the suspect drove up to children in a pickup and tried to get them into the vehicle by offering them candy or a ride.

3 days ago


 A man is seen clinging to the hood of an SUV as it travels through several communities before police stopped it in Harrison Sunday night.

Driver arrested after traveling with man clinging to hood of SUV

Two men got into a fight in Springdale Township; one was struck by the other’s SUV and clung to the hood of the car for many miles.

5 days ago


Overnight lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The restrictions will occur after 8 p.m. and before 5 a.m. between the Veterans Bridge and the 31st Street Bridge.

5 days ago


Seneca Valley board hires firm to study long-range building plans

The company will be paid $46,088 to complete the study by Oct. 31.

4 days ago


Ross approves request to hold race in August

Ross Township commissioners Monday approved a request from the new pedestrian and bicycle committee to hold a 5K run or 1 mile walk.

4 days ago


Woman who died after being punched repeatedly is identified

The Warren County coroner has identified the woman who police said died after being punched repeatedly in the face as Robin Ostrowski.

6 days ago


Gibsonia Road work set to begin Monday

Gibsonia Road improvements will bring traffic restrictions starting Monday near Babcock Boulevard in Pine.

1 week ago


 Police released this photo of the suspect in the bank robbery that occurred Friday in Shaler.

FBI, police investigating Shaler bank robbery

At about 2:43 p.m., police said, a man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller.

1 week ago


Brush fire reported in Marshall Township

Emergency responders have left the scene of a 1-alarm brush fire in Marshall Township, Allegheny County dispatchers said.

1 week ago


 Surveillance video shows the man who robbed the First Commonwealth Bank in Shaler.

First Commonwealth Bank in Shaler robbed

Lt. Sean Frank described the suspect as a white man who wore a dark sweatshirt, lighter colored pants, a baseball cap and sunglasses.

1 week ago


Parkway North HOV closed by power outage

There was no word on when they might reopen.

1 week ago


Petrolia man dies in Butler County crash

Tyler Ray Thompson, 25, lost control of his pickup truck while was driving north on Route 38 in Washington Township.

1 week ago


Remains of woman who leapt from car found near I-80

State police in Dubois, Clearfield County aren’t saying how the remains of 37-year-old Susan Bachman were found Wednesday.

1 week ago


Sewickley girl missing for a week returned to father

Star Raines-Scales, 17, went missing Friday or Saturday last week.

1 week ago


Rogers Primary students adjusting well in temporary home at Burchfield Primary School

The students in grades K-3 are attending another school in the Shaler Area School District after an April 4 fire in their own building.

1 week ago


 Avalon Elementary School sixth graders Alyssa Pearson, left, and Melanie Reese created a video to show the reality of what teenagers go through with cyber-bullying, the most prevalent form of bullying among students.

Avalon students' anti-bullying video goes viral

Melanie Reese and Alyssa Pearson, sixth-graders at Avalon Elementary School, created the video

1 week ago


 Wesley Shipley

Mars welcomes new superintendent Wesley Shipley

Shipley brings 25 years of experience in public education to the school district.

1 week ago


Red Cross looks for descendants of Butler chapter founders

In 1903, when an epidemic of typhoid fever swept through Butler, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, came to help.

1 week ago


Northgate teacher learns futuristic classroom techniques

Avalon Elementary teacher Gretchen Monahan is part of a group of educators selected for a new teaching technology program called SMART amp.

1 week ago


 Burke Camper, 14, an eighth grader at Hampton Middle School, serves breakfast to Frank Plowey, 75, at the school on April 10.

Hampton students serve up breakfast, smiles

Each year, eighth-graders in the career advancement class get experience in running a business by preparing a meal for senior citizens.

1 week ago


 Tino Yaccich of Rochester and Keith Beatty Sr. of White Township are presented with their all-terrain Trackchairs from Rotary District 7300.

Rotary buys all-terrain wheelchairs for wounded warriors

Trackchairs can take veterans into the woods, onto the beach, places a regular wheelchair cannot go.

1 week ago


Mars budget proposal holds tax line

It keeps all education programs, expands technology initiatives and replaces all retiring teachers, said board President J. Dayle Ferguson.

1 week ago


Feasibility study considered at Seneca Valley

School board members are expected Monday night to select among Eckles Architecture of New Castle, VEBH Architects and Stantec.

1 week ago


Seneca Valley launches mobile app for school district information

Users can choose a school and learn about lunch menus, calendars, school news and athletic information as well as receive notifications.

1 week ago


 A gang of turkeys hangs out in February 2013 on Highview Road in Baldwin Township.

Wild turkeys perfectly at home in many Pittsburgh-area neighborhoods

No community here has had to cull its turkey populations. Unlike deer, these big birds in our backyard don’t bother us — or eat our shrubs.

1 week ago


Authorities call vehicle fire in Butler County suspicious

The fire caused nearly $20,000 in damage at the property on Wallula Street in Butler City.

1 week ago


 Katie Halliday

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teacher Katherine Halliday wins adviser award

Katherine Halliday is the 2014-15 winner of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils District 2 Adviser of the Year Award.

1 week ago


Samantha Bennett: Pittsburgh gets real

I wanted to escape this ghost town 20 years ago; now there’s no escaping that it’s a real, thriving city.

1 week ago


North at a glance: Street fair to benefit NHCO

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

1 week ago


School news: Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel Area, Mars Area and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago


North scape: Concerts, fundraisers, meetings and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

1 week ago



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