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Chartiers Valley will host planning session to guide district's future

The plan aims to improve facility efficiency and provide an effective learning environment for students over the next five years.

about 16 hours ago


Scott's Glendale area has odoriferous problem

“We are inundated with skunks,” 1st Ward Commissioner Eileen Meyers told her colleagues.

about 16 hours ago


Westscape: Luncheon scheduled

A schedule of activities taking place throughout the west communities.

about 16 hours ago


West municipal news for Green Tree, South Fayette

The borough's garbage collection will be delayed by one day because of Labor Day on Sept. 1.

about 16 hours ago


West at a glance: Two New Shows Debut on MCA-TV

Plus: Food concession closes at park; Run Your Rox Off; ALS ice bucket challenge

about 16 hours ago


 Fort Pitt Tunnel

Thoughts on the Fort Pitt Tunnel

Pittsburghers and a couple of out-of-towners go to the website Yelp to express their feelings.

about 9 hours ago


 Jay and Judy Shock

Newsmaker you should know: Canevin alums pay it forward with donation

The couple is making a $100,000 donation — the largest alumni gift in the 55-year history of the Catholic school in Oakwood.

about 16 hours ago


 A view of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East.

Tunnel profiles: Fort Pitt, Squirrel Hill, Liberty tunnels

The Liberty Tunnel opened in 1924.

about 9 hours ago


Lawrence Walsh: Updating utilities, bank accounts cause a headache

When a household goes from two persons to one, shouldn’t that be reflected in the cost of the monthly water and sewage bill?

about 5 hours ago


Heidelberg, Scott, Carnegie revitalization project dedicated

Officials Wednesday cut a red ribbon across Route 50 in Heidelberg to dedicate a $3.2 million tri-community revitalization project.

about 12 hours ago


McKees Rocks man convicted in 2012 killing of pregnant woman

The jury also found Marlin Kelly, 29, guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery.

about 23 hours ago


Closings expected in ice cream shop owner sexual abuse trial

Closing arguments are expected today in David Higginbotham’s sexual molestation case.

1 day ago


Milling, paving to start tonight on I-79 in Collier, Scott, Robinson

One lane of traffic will be maintained both directions starting at 8 p.m. between the Bridgeville exit and the Campbells Run Road overpass.

1 day ago


Aliquippa police investigate loaded gun found in kindergartener's backpack

Police said classmates at Aliquippa Elementary students never were in danger because the boy never took the gun out of the backpack.

1 day ago


 U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, right, talks with Allegheny County Council members Bob Macey , left, and Tom Baker before today's "project kickoff" of Consol Energy's new Marcellus shale drilling site at Pittsburgh International Airport. Behind them is the first well on pad 2. Drilling at the site began Aug. 15.

Pittsburgh airport gas drilling project set for official kickoff

Consol eventually will have 47 Marcellus Shale wells on airport property that could generate as much as $25 million a year in royalties.

3 days ago


Ramps closing, traffic restricted on I-79 during paving tonight

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions between Bridgeville and Crafton-Moon Run from 7 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

2 days ago


Motorcycle, car collide in Beaver Falls; one dead

The crash occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday at Seventh Avenue near Ninth Street.

4 days ago


Inbound lane closed this morning on Parkway West at I-79

Restrictions will be lifted by noon.

5 days ago


Paving to close I-79 ramps at Carnegie tonight

The ramps will close at 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. Saturday, PennDOT said.

5 days ago


Northbound I-79 ramp to inbound Parkway West closed tonight

The closure is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

6 days ago


 Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk and some members of his Birdhouse Skateboards team will give a free exhibition at 5 p.m. Monday at the soon-to-open Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie.

Tony Hawk to give exhibition at Pitcher Park in Carnegie

The professional skateboarder has won 73 events. The skate park is almost ready to open in Carnegie.

1 week ago


South Fayette addresses concerns about speeding

Township officials toured the subdivision and discussed options with the Berkshires board.

1 week ago


 Craig Campbell is the new Collier police chief.

New Collier chief comes to department from city police post

Chief Campbell, who has 26 years of law enforcement experience, holds a bachelor's degree in administration of justice from Penn State.

1 week ago


Scott considers flood map ordinance

Residents continue to complain about the most recent flooding from a June 28 storm that dumped more than an inch of rain.

1 week ago


Offices of South Hills Area Council of Governments move to Scott

SHACOG will relocate to leased second-floor quarters in the former Scott Township Public Works Building on Old Greentree Road,

1 week ago


Chamber music series coming to Old St. Luke's in Scott

Chamber music is “music performed by a small group of people, unlike an orchestra.”

1 week ago


 Clairton's Lamont Wade stretches to pull in a pass during a drill at preseason training camp.

Pigskin memories: High school football teaches players about more than the gridiron

One veteran sports writer shares his fond memories of the football of his youth.

1 week ago


 Caitlyn Bovard

North Fayette librarian uses music, movement to teach literacy skills

She developed a Music and Movement class to help teach music, listening, literacy and motor language skills to children ages 3 to 5.

1 week ago


Westscape: Festivals, classes and library programs scheduled

A schedule of activities taking place throughout the west communities.

1 week ago


West municipal news

Two Hopewell commissioners Tuesday stood outside the municipal building to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

1 week ago






Lawsuits filed in N. Fayette bar shooting

Lawsuits were filed against convicted killer David Mazzocco, his mother and Fort Pitt Inn after one man died and two were wounded last year.

1 week ago


Retiring West Allegheny administrator bids farewell

A long-time West Allegheny School District administrator said farewell to school board members before beginning his retirement on Aug. 29.

1 week ago


 To extinguish the fire and eliminate the smoke on the left side of this image, the DEP's contractor will pour several million gallons of water and 200 gallons of firefighting foam.

Mine fire near airport will be extinguished

Work is scheduled to begin in September and take a year to complete.

1 week ago


U.S. settles suit against New Castle homeless shelter

The suit was filed after City Rescue Mission of New Castle refused to let Kenneth DeFiore, who is blind, use his guide dog at the shelter.

1 week ago


Route 50 to be shut for 10 minutes during streetscape ribbon cutting

Route 50 in Heidelberg will close for 10 minutes next Wednesday, August 27 for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

1 week ago


Tony Dorsett's nephew headed back to prison

A judge found Anthony A. Dorsett in violation of his terms of release after he was charged with assaulting a man at a bar.

1 week ago


Beaver County blaze damages two trailer homes

The fire, which began at a trailer on Backbone Road at Eaton Road, started at approximately 10:30 p.m.

1 week ago


Two killed in motorcycle crashes in Allegheny County

Two people were killed in unrelated motorcycle crashes around 5 p.m. in Allegheny County, according to the medical examiner's office.

1 week ago


Police investigate Beaver County homicide

A woman was found dead in her home today, and her boyfriend later confessed that he killed her, Aliquippa police chief Don Couch said.

1 week ago


 Don Kretschmann, owner of Kretschmann Family Organic Farm, cleans carrots July 21 at his farm in Rochester.

New Sewickley supervisors OK Marcellus Shale gas compressor

The location will be near the Kretschmann Family Organic Farm, one of the region’s oldest and most successful CSA operations.

1 week ago


Allentown bar owner ordered to stand trial in fatal shooting

Michael "Stretch" Woodson, 34, of Allentown, is accused of shooting Derrick Miles, 44, of McKees Rocks.

1 week ago


Sharpsburg man held for trial in killing of aunt's fiance

Michael Lapaglia, 23, faces charges of homicide, robbery and burglary in the July death of John Parkes Jr., 58.

1 week ago


 MHS Allegheny Valley School held a tour for their new "smart house" for four residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Aliquippa.

Smart houses offer independence in Aliquippa

Residents show how they use technology to get along on their own.

2 weeks ago


 The renovated barn that has been part of the McGill chicken farm since the 1870s will now be the Bayer Welcome Center at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in North Fayette. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden at Settlers Cabin Park opens to the public

Sixty acres is the beginning of a garden that eventually will grow to 460 acres.

2 weeks ago


Kelly support facility property in Collier auctioned

N.J. developer buys the former government site.

2 weeks ago


Collier residents weigh in on zoning changes

Residents offer suggestions for changes to township zoning.

2 weeks ago


Man pleads guilty to shooting dog in McKees Rocks

A McKees Rocks man pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a count of animal cruelty for shooting a dog in March.

2 weeks ago


Carnegie hears about raccoons, rats, skunks

Borough residents ask council to enforce ordinances governing vacant property and animal control.

2 weeks ago



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