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South Fayette to lease Star City site

Commissions have approved advertising a Request for Proposals about how to best make use of the former movie theater property on Route 50.

3 days ago


Kirwan Heights residents comment on zoning district

About 40 people attended last week’s public hearing to oppose changing the zoning district to allow office and residential uses.

3 days ago


 Die-cut boxes designed by Pittsburgh Technical Institute student Kate Rafas were on display at The Mall at Robinson earlier this month.

Pittsburgh Technical Institute students display their work at the mall

The school has been holding these kinds of rotating student exhibitions at the Robinson shopping center for two years.

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 The three hand-decorated little libraries are on display in the library at Western Allegheny Community Library in North Fayette.

North Fayette library's initiative ready to launch

West Allegheny Community Library plans to install three The Little Free Library book sites throughout the area.

3 days ago


Collier Park restrooms lock out soccer players

Township manager outlines plan to avoid future problems

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McKees Rocks residents ask for more police presence

Patrols in other areas are driving vandals into their neighborhood, neighbors tell the police chief.

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Work expected to finish soon on Swallow Hill Road in Scott

After running into problems, the $1.96 million project in Scott is expected to be completed by mid-November.

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St. Philip school in Crafton celebrates 100 years

The Crafton parish school, the 16th diocesan school to reach the century mark, has many events planned in honor of its centennial.

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 Michael Rubino, the new director of the Beaver County United Way.

Beaver County United Way has new leader

Michael Rubino replaces Bruce Simmeth as the organization’s executive director, bringing 33 years of business and fund-raising experience.

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 Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class Sept. 9 at South Fayette High School.

STEAMing toward 21st-century skills: 'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world'

An innovative course offered jointly this year at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair high schools has students working with local companies.

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 Shelly Burr, a fourth-grade teacher at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School in Collier, was among about 200 teachers from across the globe selected to attend the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Chartiers Valley teacher takes part in astronaut training

Shelly Burr, who teaches in the Chartiers Valley School District, was chosen for the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy.

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West at a glance: Autumnfest at Old Economy Village, Public auction of airport items

News, events and other happenings throughout the West communities.

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West school news: Carlynton, Sacred Heart,

School news from throughout the West communities and school districts.

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West municipal news: Coraopolis, Green Tree, McKees Rocks, Scott

Municipal news from around the West communities.

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Westscape: Children's activities, LEGO club in North Fayette, business network meeting in Collier

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will sponsor an Autumnfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Samantha Bennett: The cat-call's 'loud or raucous cry' is never appreciated

There’s been some buzz lately on the subject of cat-calling. It caught my attention because I have a cat.

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Renovations Move Forward For West Allegheny Elementary

West Allegheny school board members approved $10,095.78 in renovation change orders for Wilson Elementary.

3 days ago


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

Beaver County farm challenges compressor station permit

The Kretschmann family argues that zoning ordinances fail to protect existing agricultural land.

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Beaver County man pleads guilty to stealing nearly $360,000 from company

Over the years, Peter Kalemon deposited 80 checks into an Alltrans account for his own use, prosecutors say.

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 Two longtime Dick’s Sporting Goods executives, including the Findlay sporting goods retailer’s president and chief operating officer Joseph H. Schmidt, have announced plans to retire.

Dick's Sporting Goods president, executive vice president to retire

Joseph H. Schmidt has been president and chief operating officer since 2009 and been with the company since 1990.

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Families gather in search of the missing from WWII, Korea, Vietnam

About 83,000 soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen remain missing overall, about 73,000 of them from World War II alone.

1 week ago


 David Beatty and Jennifer Beatty, both 28, of Aliquippa, wait for the start of their preliminary hearing at the Beaver County Courthouse today.

Beaver County couple held for court in toddlers' dresser deaths

David Beatty's attorney, Kevin Kindred, argued that his client showed no reckless intent in the deaths.

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Lockdown ends at Ambridge Senior High School

Police say a gun was found in a parking lot.

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 Danny Beggs, a sixth-grader at St. Philip Catholic in Crafton, helps to engage his classmates in the Anti-Bullying performance by Josh & Gab at a school assembly.

Back to school: West schools underwent many changes for students this school year

Technology improvements, lunch price increases, continuing education programs and new school emblems greeted students this school year.

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Former Heidelberg Elementary School to become day care center

After borough agrees to post no parking signs, couple drops land use appeal so Heidelberg Elementary building can be used as a business.

1 week ago


Annual autumn festival coming to Robinson

The event will be held Saturday at Burkett Park & Sports Complex and include entertainment, food, vendors and fireworks.

1 week ago


 Grace Bonchuk, 98, shows everyone her moves as she joins a dance circle during a senior exercise class at the Elizabeth Seton Center in Brookline. The Sisters of Charity run the adult day care program to help give caregivers a break.

'This has been a godsend': Adult day care helps those caring for both young and old

Adult day care offers relief to caregivers in the “sandwich generation,” who find themselves caring for children and elderly relatives.

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 Charlie Belgie, left, greets John Yeck, a life member of the Moon Township Fire Department, during a township supervisors' meeting at which Mr. Belgie was honored by fellow firefighters and residents for his more than 40 years of service.

Moon resident devoted his life to firefighting

Charles Belgie Jr. retired as Moon fire marshal and emergency management coordinator but will stay active with the volunteer fire company.

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Lawrence Walsh: Water issues can hold up sale of home in city

City officials said a Brookline man would have to dig up part of the front yard to install a pipe to direct rainwater to a storm sewer.

1 week ago


Municipal news: Green Tree, Moon

Green Tree is seeking part-time crossing guards, and a concession stand contract has been awarded for Moon Park.

1 week ago


West at a glance: Memorial service to mark 9/11, can sculptures to benefit food bank, and household chemical collection event scheduled

As many as 10 teams of architects, engineers, contractors and designers will take part Saturday in the CANstruction Competition in Robinson.

1 week ago


West school news: Carlynton and Moon Area

The fourth-grade class at Carnegie Elementary School has created an anti-bullying video set to the song "Brave" by Sara Bareilles.

1 week ago


Westscape: Festivals, children's activities, seminars and recreation programs on tap

Events and other happenings throughout the West communities.

1 week ago


Two police captains injured in 'bizarre' Aliquippa chase

The chase started at Kennedy Auto Sales, where police said a man became angry and showed a gun when he was told there was no bathroom.

1 week ago


 Lauren Hapach, left, and Barb Bosworth, right, daughter and wife of Flight 427 passenger Gary Hapach, listen to a speaker during a remembrance service Monday, Downtown.

Families of Flight 427 victims gather on 20th anniversary of Beaver County crash

USAir Flight 427 fell from the sky above Hopewell in 1994 — killing their fathers and sons, friends and wives, all 132 people aboard.

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Man who admitted raping nun in Aliquippa scheduled for sentencing in November

Andrew Bullock, 19, admitted assaulting the nun, age 85, outside St. Titus Church in December, raping her and dislocating her jaw.

1 week ago


ATF, bomb squad called to Beaver County home

An ATF spokesman said no one one was injured and no arrests have been made.

1 week ago


Robinson reaches labor agreement with police union

Robinson commissioners on Monday ratified a three-year extension to its labor agreement with the Robinson Township Police Association.

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Police warn of drug suspect, ask some Montour parents to pick up kids from school

Kennedy police attempted to arrest Andre Coles, 27, today on drug-related charges, but he escaped on foot.

1 week ago


ROTC instructor cited in Ambridge

Police were called to the Ambridge American Legion twice for a "highly intoxicated" Carl Curtis, Ambridge Police Chief James Mann said.

1 week ago


UPMC Children's South ribbon cutting set for Tuesday in South Fayette

The facility will open for business Sept. 29 on Millers Run Road in South Fayette.

2 weeks ago


 Michael Devlin, a freshman from Philadelphia, left, gives a hand to Brittany Byerly, a Robert Morris University junior.

West students head back to class: Carlynton, Cornell, South Fayette, and Sto-Rox

Technology upgrades, lunch price changes and new teachers are among the changes that are greeting students.

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 Heidelberg Mayor Ken LaSota, second from left, orchestrates the ribbon cutting on Route 50 in Heidelberg, signaling the completion of the Tri-Community Revitalization Project. Also attending the Aug. 27 ceremony were U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, center, Allegheny County Councilman Mike Finnerty, second from right, and Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek, right.

Streetscape project wraps up in Heidelberg, Scott and Carnegie

Scott, Heidelberg and Carnegie celebrate the $2.4 million revitalization of roads critical to the three communities.

2 weeks ago


New Cornell teacher contract lengthens school day

The pact also gives district teachers a 4.4 percent annual salary increase and raises the amount they pay for health care.

2 weeks ago


One person killed in motorcycle crash in Fayette County

Emergency crews responded at 6:11 p.m. to National Pike Road in Wharton Township, the dispatcher said.

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Lebanese food fest set next weekend in Scott

The festival will be held Sept. 12 to 14 at Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church in Scott.

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 Carolyn Boone waves to children Aug. 25 as their bus turns into the driveway to University Park Elementary School in Monroeville on the first day of school.

Crossing guards provide calming force throughout Pittsburgh area's school year

The job requires constant vigilance, crossing guards say, but the kids make the job well worth the challenge.

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Westscape for Sept. 4, 2014: Moon, North Fayette, Green Tree

A schedule of activities taking place throughout the west communities.

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 Chris Crytzer of Robinson.

Robinson woman enjoys her role at McKees Rocks nonprofit

Chris Crytzer has been named the associate director of external relations for Focus on Renewal, a McKees Rocks-based nonprofit agency.

2 weeks ago


The West at a glance: Doggie paddle fundraiser

Plus: Fifth Avenue lane restrictions, Coffee with Curt, “Born Yesterday” performance, Road maintenance restricts traffic

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