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 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.

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Effort underway to restore iconic Coraopolis train station

Built in 1895, the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad station in Coraopolis has fallen into disrepair.

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 Scott District Magistrate Gary Zyra talks about his 20-plus-years as the district magistrate.

Judge Gary M. Zyra's retirement to end an era

Gary M. Zyra is the most senior of Allegheny County’s 46 magisterial district judges, filling the position in Scott since 1978.

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 Margie Slomo of Vanport looks for a number on her boards during a bingo game at The Center at the Mall, a senior center at the Beaver Valley Mall, offering group activities along with a fitness center catering to people 50 years and older.

Lutheran Service Society, Lutheran SeniorLife merge

The merger ensures the continued operation of Meals on Wheels programs that have existed for more than 45 years in Beaver County.

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South Fayette receives two proposals for Star City site

Horizon Properties Group included an option to provide the shell of a municipal building free on the property as part of the proposal.

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Sto-Rox teachers concerned about Propel

Propel considers opening K-4 school inside Sto-Rox High School to the ire of many.

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General Electric selects Findlay site and name

It will build a research and development site at Chapman Westport business park.

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 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.

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 Bill Harris, 67, Troop Committee Chairman, was recognized by Boys Scouts of America's National Council for 50 years in scouting, having been a scout and leader for 51 1/2 years with the same Ingram Troop 158, which meets at the Ingram United Presbyterian Church.

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Bill Harris devotes more than half a century to Scouts

Bill Harris, 67, of Beaver County became involved with Troop 158 of Ingram in 1954.

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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.

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West municipal news: Carnegie, Collier, Coraopolis and more

Municipal news from throughout the west communities.

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West school news: Carlynton, Moon Area, South Fayette

School news from throughout the west communities.

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West scape: Children's events, fundraisers, lectures and more

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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 GlaxoSmithKline employees were told of the closure Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

GlaxoSmithKline to shut down in Moon, leave region after 4 decades

The move came out of a decision to consolidate operations at its Parsippany, N.J., headquarters following its merger with Novartis.

3 days ago


Wilmerding man's body found in Ohio River near Emsworth dam

Andre Robinson, 20, was reported missing by his family last month.

3 days ago


Work on damaged railroad bridge starts tonight in Bridgeville

Alternating one-way traffic will begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. weeknights through Wednesday.

3 days ago


Fayette County officer indicted on federal charges

A federal grand jury handed up the indictment against Norman L. Howard, 42, on counts of deprivation of civil rights & falsifying document.

3 days ago


Beaver Falls man charged with killing two teens in Sheraden last fall

Michael St. Clair, is charged with homicide, robbery and conspiracy in connection with the deaths of Diondre Dozier and Martin Brown.

4 days ago


Mayor helps end scare over man reported with gun near Aliquippa school

The man was seen walking near the Aliquippa Junior-Senior High School late Monday morning, leading to a lockdown of two schools.

5 days ago


Series of Parkway West closures, restrictions announced

It is the first of six weekend closures that will be part of the continuing $72.8 million reconstruction project.

4 days ago


Paving to restrict traffic on Greentree Road

Work will occur between McMonagle and McKinney roads today through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight starting at 7 p.m.

5 days ago


Mom charged after boy, 2, falls into cheetah pit at Cleveland zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo says the toddler's parents jumped in and pulled him to safety after he fell into the cheetah enclosure Saturday.

5 days ago


Thoms Run Road to close today for bridge work

The closure will occur just north of Steen Hollow Road. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-June.

4 days ago


Fayette teacher pleads to federal sex crime

Daniel McGarvey, a former middle school choral director in the Laurel Highlands district, was arrested last year by police.

4 days ago


Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Beaver County

A 26-year-old man from New Brighton was hit around 8:45 p.m. when a woman was leaving Valley View Gardens apartments.

5 days ago


Crews battle brush fire in Beaver County

At least six fire companies are battling a brush fire off of Woodfield Drive in Hopewell.

6 days ago


W.Va. man arrested after trying to run over sanitation workers in Beaver County

Police said Robert J. Covert, of Newell, W.Va., got in an argument with the garbage collectors in Greene Township and hit them with his car.

1 week ago


Montour Woods tree planting to fight knotweed

The event is part of an effort to curtail an infestation of Japanese knotweed, an invasive non-native plant, in the area around Meeks Run.

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 Mildred Johnson is a former Pittsburgh Police sergeant who got her masters and PhD and is now teaching in the new criminal justice program at Geneva College.

Former police sergeant teaches criminal justice at Geneva College

Now “armed” with three college degrees, Mildred Johnson is Geneva College’s criminal justice professor, and her academic title is “doctor.”

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 Fire trucks are parked in the new Imperial fire station.

New fire station built in Findlay

The new Imperial fire station cost $1.25 million; construction began in January 2014.

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Aldi store coming to Carnegie area

A total of nine new Aldis could start opening toward the end of the year.

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Bottom Dollar store for sale in McKees Rocks

The store on Chartiers Avenue is not among the 30 locations that Aldi has announced it will reopen.

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 Micha Tribou is operations manager at Plumline Nursery in Murrysville. He has a long list of interesting plants being introduced this season.

How does your garden grow? Perhaps with some plants you've never seen

Green thumbs can rejoice: New varieties and hybrids — think “TomTatos” — put a personal touch on our gardens this season.

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Zoning issues are addressed in South Fayette

Planning commission considers resolving discrepancies that resulted from a mistake in 2000.

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West at a glance: In the Mood XX: Big Band Returns

News and other happenings from throughout the west communities.

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West school news: Montour, Pittsburgh Technical Institute

School news from throughout the west communities.

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GE given go-ahead for manufacturing, research facility in Findlay

The manufacturer will use the site to develop and implement 3-D printing of metal objects and other advanced manufacturing technologies.

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Beaver County men indicted in swap of stolen guns for heroin

Timothy Paul Brown Jr., 34, of Rochester, and Daniel T. Nolder Jr., 25, of New Brighton, were named in a three-count indictment.

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Mars Area school board will vote April 14 on preliminary budget

The $45 million budget does not call for a real estate tax increase.

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Millcraft to build two hotels in Beaver County

Millcraft Hospitality will build an extended-stay hotel and an upscale facility in the Stoney Ridge development near Beaver Valley Mall.

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Police search for man who fled Green Tree crash scene

Troopers said they spotted a silver car drive into a construction zone on I-376 eastbound near Rosslyn Farms shortly after midnight.

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Sto-Rox Middle School evacuated after guard finds note threatening to blow up school

After authorities swept the premises, the roughly 300 students returned to the middle school between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

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Man charged in 2003 murder of woman in western Pennsylvania

Jarrod Agustis Bullie, 43, of Beaver Falls is charged with criminal homicide in the 2003 death of Robin Sue Miller.

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Pa. Superior Court upholds conviction of woman found guilty of drowning toddler son

Sharon Flanagan, 36 is serving a life prison term after she was found guilty of first-degree murder in September 2013.

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At Catholic school fundraiser, a trip to Italy trumps cupcakes

Bidders at this year’s Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School’s auction will bid on experiences, not things.

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Parkway West restrictions to occur through the week

Overnight closures and single-lane restrictions will occur this week for the Parkway West (Interstate 376) in Scott, Rosslyn Farms,

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 UPMC occupational therapist Andrea Griffith adjusts a walking cane for 19-year-old Javier Ojeda of Imperial at his room at UPMC Montefiore in Oakland on Friday. Javier was discharged yesterday after a month of hospitalization due to a brain malformation.

Back from the brink

Javier Ojeda walked out of UPMC Saturday in time for Easter, three weeks after brain surgery for a latent malformation.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh workers part of large class-action suit against Tennessee firm

Workers at Washington, D.C.-based IBEX Global are claiming that the marketing company made them work extra without being paid.

2 weeks ago


Montour athletic officials cleared of wrongdoings

Two athletic officials were accused of mishandling district funds, but an inquiry found no basis for prosecution.

2 weeks ago


New owner buys Carnegie Towers

Capital Realty Group of New York, which bought the 10-story complex, has improved other sites, Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek said

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