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 Father Jay Donahue of the St. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church in Scott. The church is celebrating it's 60th anniversary.

Saints Simon and Jude parish marks 60 year anniversary

The Scott parish was founded in 1955 and has blossomed from 208 to 1,400 families.

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 Laura Hartman, administrator of Allegheny Mountain Swimmin.

Newsmaker you should know / Scott woman shows how much she loves her community

Laura Hartman helped get the township a library and now, she has helped it get a new swimming pool.

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Penn State helps DIYers go from farm to fork

Two classes –– Midsummer Night’s (Berry) Jam and Ferment This (From Kimchi to Kraut) –– were designed to take advantage of summer’s bounty.

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Duquesne University plants a SEED for students to excel in science

Through Project SEED, economically disadvantaged high school students get to take part in actual scientific research.

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West school news: Carlynton, Keystone Oaks, Moon Area

School news from Pittsburgh region’s west communities.

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West scape: Children's events scheduled in Scott, Collier

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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West at a glance: Seniors invited to lunch, movie in Collier

Community events and news taking place throughout the West communities.

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Mountain men recreate early frontier

Members of the Independent Mountain Men Living History Society strive to preserve frontier history – and to live it.

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Beaver County woman says she stabbed man who assaulted her

Richard E. Jackson II, 35, of Rochester, is charged with rape, attempted homicide and other offenses after a woman told police he attacked

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 Family and friends of 22-year-old Jason Moore of Monaca, who went missing in the Ohio River in Beaver County Wednesday night, wait as crews prepare to resume their search Thursday from the boat launch area in Monaca.

Search for Monaca man in Ohio River continues

The man went under near the Monaca boat launch after a teen who was also struggling was rescued.

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 Part of the front of Oram's Donut shop in Beaver Falls is boarded up ater a car smashed into it Wednesday night. No injuries were reported.

Beaver Falls doughnut shop reopens after vehicle smashes through building

The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. at Oram’s Donut Shop on Seventh Avenue in Beaver Falls, according to emergency officials.

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At least one injured in Beaver County motorcycle crash

The incident occurred near the intersection of Blackhawk and Darlington roads in Chippewa around 1 p.m.

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Parkway West work schedule announced for the week

The inbound parkway will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center at 10 p.m.; outbound will be closed from Green Tree-Crafton to I-79.

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Volunteer fire department in Robinson recovering from fire that damaged trucks

Three trucks and several boats were destroyed in the fire that broke out on June 20.

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American Airlines worker charged with trying to arrange sexual encounter with girl

According to police, Ray W. Howland sent emails back and forth with a detective posing as a 32-year-old mother with a 10-year-old daughter.

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One flown to hospital after Baden crash

Beaver County dispatcher confirmed one person was injured around 6:45 after a crash that occurred on State Street.

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Arizona woman convicted as Pittsburgh meth source

Racquel Sanchez, 35, who has homes in Tucson and in Florida, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute meth.

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Parents upset about cancellation of Montour free pre-K program

The program was cut to save the $340,000 in annual costs, including the salary for two teachers and two paraprofessionals

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 “We’re almost maxed out in Pennsylvania as far as coyote density and range. They’re everywhere,” said Tom Hardisky, chief furbearer biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Coyotes are 'everywhere' in Pennsylvania, but they pose little threat to humans

“Our strategy is to live with them. Do things differently so we can coexist,” said Tom Hardisky with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

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Twin sycamores carry history for Sheraden Community

Two sycamore trees that arching over a white farmhouse on Bergman Street carry the legacy of William Sheraden Bockstoce.

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South Fayette moves to dismiss Commissioner Deron Gabriel’s federal lawsuit

Deron Gabriel claims his rights to due process and free speech were violated by attempts to censure him at a voting meeting.

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South Fayette honors Fairview Volunteer Fire Department first responders

South Fayette police Chief John Phoennik commended members for their heroic efforts in responding to a fire at the Valleyfield apartments.

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Scott commissioners seek updates to community pools and parks

Bids to demolish the township’s 50-year-old pool and build a new one will open next week with a vote coming in July.

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 Janet McCall.

Newsmaker you should know / Hampton native, nonprofit leader receives creative arts award

Janet McCall has received a YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Tribute to Women Leadership Award.

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Samantha Bennett: Not driven by the car-buying process

Shopping for a new vehicle leaves columnist flat.

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West at a glance: Chartiers Valley approves salary increases for administrators

Community events and news taking place throughout the West communities.

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Airport people mover back to full service

The work on the Pittsburgh International Airport transport system was completed Thursday afternoon, more than a day ahead of schedule.

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Florida man charged in bank fraud scheme

Joseph Nocito, 44, of Sewickley pleaded guilty in March to his role in the schem

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 Pittsburgh International Airport has been pressing U.S. Customs to add more staff in cases where more than one international flight arrives around the same time, to minimize long wait times. But so far the agency has not seen the need to do so.

Slow lines at customs raise concerns at Pittsburgh International Airport

Customs officials say a big factor affecting wait times is the so-called “sandwich effect,” when multiple flights land all at once.

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Montour school board votes to raise property taxes

For the first time in eight years, school directors at Montour voted 6-1 Thursday night to raise real estate property taxes.

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Beaver County teen killed on church camping trip during storm

Authorities said Alexis Turner, of New Brighton, was killed at a campground in the Allegheny National Forest.

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Traffic restrictions, including stoppages, set on Route 50 in Collier today

Duquesne Light crews will be working on an overhead cable from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Collier Town Square and Raceway Plaza Drive.

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Overnight lane closure planned on Parkway West in Robinson

The right lane will close at the bridge carrying Route 22/30 over the parkway at 10 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m.

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 Starting Jan. 1, Ikea's average minimum hourly wage will increase to $11.87, which is $4.62 above the current federal wage.

Ikea raises minimum wage for U.S. workers to nearly $12 an hour

The increase takes effect Jan. 1 and will affect 32 percent of Ikea's 10,500 U.S. store workers.

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Chartiers Valley approves salary increases for administrators

Salary increases for the Chartiers Valley School District’s two assistant superintendents were approved at Tuesday’s board meeting.

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Police seek two armed suspects after Beaver Falls pizzeria robbery

Police are searching for two armed suspects who robbed a Beaver Falls pub and pizzeria Sunday night.

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Fire destroys equipment at Robinson VFD

Firefighters who live in Groveton responded first, but their efforts were limited because their equipment was inside the burning building.

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Three teens remain in critical condition after Robinson crash

Police said five 16-year-old boys were riding in a vehicle when it struck a utility pole at 1:09 a.m. at Clever Road and Grace Manor Drive.

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Traffic restrictions begin today on Campbells Run Road in Robinson

Alternating one-way traffic will occur at times at the Parkway West overpass from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through the end of July.

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Pittsburgh International Airport project to cause delays for travelers this week

Airport officials are urging travelers to give themselves extra time to catch their flights.

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 Rascal, Sweetie Pie and Buddy, mini pinschers, await adoption after being rescued from a hoarding case in Chippewa Township.

Sole Beaver County shelter tasked with surplus of dogs

The Beaver County Humane Society took in 130 animals last week.

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Two hurt after blaze erupts at Robinson fire hall

The fire started at 11:50 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall on Hayes Avenue.

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Five hurt in two-vehicle crash today in Robinson

The accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. at the junction of Clever Road and Grace Manor Drive.

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Crash on University Boulevard kills Moon resident, 19

The crash occurred shortly before midnight.

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Obituary: Mark Conlon / Focused his life on fighting disease, raising awareness

He was diagnosed in 2008 with Huntington’s. But friends and family say it never took away his spirit.

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 Lynn Owen Cozart

After 20 years, Pittsburgh-area fugitive captured in Oklahoma

Lynn Owen Cozart, 63, a native of New Brighton, was convicted in 1996 in Beaver County of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

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Woman rescued from roof of burning apartment building in Beaver County

The fire was reported at 3:55 a.m. at 60 Midland Heights Circle in Midland, county officials said.

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 Anne Marie Welty shows off some of the 300 hats in her collection.

Brim with history: Each vintage hat represents 'someone's story,' Greensburg collector says

When educator and antique collector Ted Welty bought his daughter a vintage headpiece, he never anticipated where it would lead.

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 Boy Scouts with the Oakdale Boy Scout Troop 248 take down memorabilia from the Killbuck cabin in Oakdale -- their meeting place since the 1930's.

Oakdale Boy Scout cabin gets makeover through TV show

With help from the DIY Network’s “Barnwood Builders,” the Friends of Killbuck Lodge will work until late July to rebuild the Killbuck Lodge.

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