Residents walk past a sign outside a polling station in Bellevue against the legalization of alcohol sales in the borough. Residents voted Tuesday on the ballot question to legalize alcohol.

North election roundup: Bellevue lifts ban on alcohol sales; Save NA Schools group wins seats

Former Mars Area superintendent William Pettigrew also was nominated to a seat on that board. He retired in 2013 after 26 years in the job.

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Northway plans include Nordstrom Rack, but not Costco

The new owners of the former Northway Mall also want to build a 100-car parking garage on the McKnight Road site in Ross.

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 "Closed" is painted on the front doors of the former Rave Pittsburgh 11 movie theater on McKnight Road.

McCandless debating new developments with closure of Rave movie theater

The now-closed Rave Pittsburgh 11 on McKnight Road has recently been popular as a park-n-ride lot for the Pittsburgh Port Authority.

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Zelienople celebrates 175th anniversary

The five-day party starts Tuesday with local businesses, bands, fire departments and school groups.

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 Rick Rechenberg

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teacher Richard Rechenberg recognized for more than his plaid shirts

Richard Rechenberg, a teacher at Holy Sepulcher Catholic School, has been honored by the Pennsylvania Council on American Private Education.

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North scape: Art shows, kids events and sales

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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Notables: Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America competition

Students from kindergarten to 12th grade were awarded for academic, athletic and social achievements and shined in scholastic competitions.

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 Grille 565 owner Mark Helbling, sitting outside his restaurant on Lincoln Avenue, is the first person to apply for an alcohol permit in Bellevue.

Restaurateur quickly applies for Bellevue liquor license

Hours after the liquor sales referendum passed in Bellevue, Grille 565 is first in line to apply for a bar license.

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 Jordan Brown was 11 years old when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee.

Judge won't give Lawrence County teen new trial in slaying of father's pregnant fiancee

Jordan Brown was charged and convicted as a juvenile in the February 2009 shotgun slaying of 26-year-old Kenzie Houk and her unborn son.

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North Allegheny school board trying to eliminate tax hike from budget

The North Allegheny school board approved a proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year that has a tax increase.

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Lawrence County racino backers given filing extension

The project’s new partners, businessman Joe Procacci and Chicago company Merit Gaming, must submit applications by June 1.

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Shaler Area High students dismissed early after 'suspicious' device found

Police said the device was found on Sunday by a district employee and police were notified this morning.

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Three Butler High School seniors arrested on drug charges on prom night

Community college police said the three were smoking marijuana in a parked vehicle.

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Tractor-trailer wreck blocks part of I-79 north in Zelienople

Authorities said the tractor trailer was traveling south when it went across the median and into the northbound lanes.

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North Allegheny appoints new principal of Marshall Middle School

Daniel Swoger is currently the assistant principal of Ingomar Middle School. He will begin July 1 at an annual salary of $115,000.

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 Aaron Stubna holds up a sign in support of legalizing alcohol sales in Bellevue Tuesday. Unofficial results indicate residents in Bellevue and Wilkinsburg voted on ballot questions to legalize liquor sales in their communities.

Voters approve liquor sales in Bellevue and Wilkinsburg

Supporters of the referendum in both communities emphasized the potential for economic development if restaurants could sell liquor.

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 Derek Sharpe

Harrison man arrested for violating probation in attempted bank robbery on Pitt campus

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office said Derek Sharpe, 33, was arrested in East Deer late Monday on two warrants.

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Pavement repair project may cause delays in Ross

Pavement repairs may cause delays on Bascom Avenue in Ross

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Police: Teen who fell in Lawrence County creek drowned

Police said Austin James Hines fell into the Lawrence County creek Friday evening while with a friend.

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 Madison Ray and Garrett Toomey from Glenshaw navigate through a bicycle obstacle course set up by the Etna-Millvale-Shaler Police at Kiwanis Park in Glenshaw Saturday.

Free helmets, friendly faces on course for Glenshaw Bike Rodeo

2015 Bike Rodeo emphasizes safety, good community relations with Etna, Millvale and Shaler police.

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Proposal to shorten terms stirs opposition

Local officials say they will resist a proposal to shorten the terms of office of elected supervisors in second-class townships.

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 Kristina Bilderback

New principal named for Highcliff Elementary School

The North Hills school board has hired Kristina Bilderback as the new principal for Highcliff Elementary School in Ross. She starts July 1.

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 North Hills High School juniors Sarah Glatz and Alyssa Bell

North Hills teens participate in Cancer Institute

High school juniors Sarah Glatz and Alyssa Bell were selected for the University of Pittsburgh program.

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 Scott Fulmer and his son, Brandon, 18, who has cystic fibrosis.

Hike to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis

A local father shows support for his son by taking a long hike through the Laurel Highlands.

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Cross-country walk to benefit bone marrow transplants

By crossing the country, Jared Reichbaum is crossing an item off of his bucket list.

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Seneca Valley may expand foreign language program to K-4 students

Assistant superintendent Sean McCarty said it started a world language program this school year for fifth- and sixth-graders.

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 Amy Brooks published her autobiography, "Unseen Arms," in 2014.

Avalon author, born without arms or legs, visits McKeesport High School

Amy Brooks, 33, shared her story of overcoming the odds with tomorrow’s health care workers.

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 Kelly Robie, owner of two Just Between Friends franchises, sells slightly used kids clothes during big sale events at large venues.

Clean $weep: Pittsburgh-area resale, consignment shops make closet de-cluttering pay

Shops such as Clothes Mentor and Just Between Friends buy and sell items as part of a “resale revolution.”

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 Alisha Wormsley

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Artist Alisha Wormsley's work plus her students' creations to be displayed

Local artist Alisha Wormsley will have an exhibit at ArtSpace 616, while her students’ artwork will be at Sewickley Public Library.

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Samantha Bennett: Internet, for dummies

The Web has proven its worth as a rapid-fire spreader of phony conspiracy theories and outright stupidity.

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School news: Fox Chapel, Hampton, Mars and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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North scape: Fundraisers, health, library events and more

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

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 Surveillance video shows the suspect of a bank robbery at the WesBanco in Bellevue.

FBI asking for help identifying suspect in Bellevue bank robbery

The robbery happened at the Wesbanco Bank at 683 Lincoln Ave. shortly after 1 p.m. on March 7.

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Three Fox Chapel students won awards at International Science and Engineering Fair

Konrad Urban, Suvir Mirchandani and Mihir Garimella won the special awards.

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Hulton Road restriction planned tonight in Oakmont

The work is part of the $64.8 million project to replace the 105-year-old bridge with a new four-lane structure.

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Three-alarm fire destroys Butler County apartment building

Fire officials said the Harrisville fire may have started in a bedroom on the second-floor of the building.

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 Billie Jo Smith holds up a picture of her daughter, Rikki Fleming, 18, who was killed in the Route 28 crash in 2013.

Cheswick man found guilty in fatal DUI crash on Route 28

Jared Schillinger, 30, will be sentenced Aug. 6 in the death of Rikki Fleming, 18, of Etna.

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Ross Township zoning board tables former Northway Mall plans

Developers of the mall will have to wait a month to learn if they were granted five variances that they say will attract tenants.

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Former Showcase Cinemas North shutting its doors

Rave Pittsburgh 11, once home to Showcase Cinemas North along McKnight Road, will have its last picture show Thursday night.

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Mars to use teachers as technology coordinators

The teachers would be replaced by long-term subs for that year, Ms. McMahon said.

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 Michael McMullen, 44, running on both the Republican and Democratic ballots for the seat long held by retiring District Judge Suzanne R. Blaschak,

Hampton district judge candidate criticized over stump tactics

Michael McMullen, a district judge candidate from Hampton, faces criticism, withdrawn endorsements after robocall dispute.

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Route 65 in Ben Avon to have daytime restrictions this week

Work will occur between Dickson Street and Laurel Avenue and cause periodic single-lane closures.

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Seneca Valley reduced its proposed property tax

The tax increase originally proposed by school administrators was 4.02 mills.

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Experts differ on speed of car in fatal Route 28 DUI crash

Jared Schillinger, of Cheswick is charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI in the Feb. 16, 2013, death of Rikki Fleming, 18, of Etna.

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 Screen shot provided by Sharpsburg police of suspect in mobility scooter theft.

Police seek help in mobility scooter theft

Sharpsburg police are asking for help in identifying a man they say entered a locked van and stole an EZ Rider Mobility Scooter.

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 Brad Hall holds his son, Isaac Michael Hall, who was born weighing 13 pounds and 10 ounces, as Michelle Hall looks on.

Ellwood City's newest resident is one big baby

Baby born at West Penn Hospital weighs in at a record 13 pounds, 10 ounces.

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Defense spotlights impairment level in driver during fatal Route 28 crash

Jared Schillinger’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit for driving when his car struck Rikki Fleming’s, killing her.

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 Mary Anne Eisenreich

Two battle to replace Rea on Allegheny County Council

Mary Anne Eisenreich and Cindy Kirk are seeking the Republican nomination to replace Jan Rea in District 1, where no Democrat has filed.

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North Hills school board considers property tax increase

A typical homeowner in the North Hills School District may pay $19 more in taxes under a proposed $74.2 million budget for 2015-16.

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 Deven Thomey, 8, left, and Freddy McCullough, 10, dig for pill bugs during a meeting of the Garden Club at Osborne Elementary School in Sewickley on May 1. It's a six-week after school program for grades 1-5 that takes place in the spring and fall.

Osborne Elementary children tend to their garden

Osborne’s gARTen Club gathers after classes in the fall and spring to work in the garden behind the Quaker Valley school.

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