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Death and dying seminar set at Robert Morris

A Tibetan religious leader plans a series of talks on helping dying people — and their caregivers — face death.

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Woman claims landlord discriminated against children

Claiming that she was evicted from an apartment because her children are biracial, a Beaver Falls woman Wednesday sued her former landlord.

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 Crews work to extract, from below train tracks, the body of a man hit by a westbound CSX train in Esplen.

Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.

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Former postmaster sentenced for theft of postal funds

Lawrence F. Stoken III, 47, of Export, will serve six months of house arrest for misappropriating more than $13,000.

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 Ellisen Lowe greets, left Shea Love and her son Christian Stanfield, 15, on Wednesday outside Bubba's Gourmet Burghers in South Fayette after an announcement that wiretap violation charges against Christian would be withdrawn.

Judge withdraws citation against South Fayette student who taped alleged bullying

The district attorney's office says Christian Stanfield's actions using his iPad did not rise to the level of a citation.

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 Tim Wright gives an interview after being mentioned in President Barack Obama's speech to the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale on Wednesday.

Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.

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 Benedict Killang, originally from South Sudan, holds his son Miracle, 2, on Monday while he tries his first bite of horseradish. They were attending his first Passover seder at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.

Passover: People of many faiths, nations see themselves in the tale of liberation

Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland held a seder meal Monday for about 200 people.

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Joblessness not due to skills gap, experts say

Over five years, the impediment to work is a lack of jobs, not a lack of skills, economists say.

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Wind turbine powers electric sign at Chartiers Valley

With a project like the new wind turbine in front of its high school/middle school, it's not surprising that the Chartiers Valley School

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Cornell Elementary School gets new principal

Jeffrey Carter of Ohio Township served as an acting elementary school principal in the Moon Area School District.

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Yinz2 performs at music hall in Carnegie

The band is one of three local groups to appear as part of a fundraiser for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie.

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North Fayette supervisors to vote Tuesday on comprehensive plan

About a dozen residents who attended a hearing suggested sidewalks, roads, park amenities and housing options as topics to address in it.

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South Fayette to use eminent domain to take part of Mayview site

The township wants to use 69 acres of the property to connect to its Fairview Park.

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Marada golf course closes in Findlay

The Maronda Foundation, the charitable arm of Maronda Homes Inc., has decided not to reopen the Route 30 facility.

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South Fayette parents concerned about bullying

The school board hears about case of student punished for secretly recording his treatment.

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 Vice President Joe Biden listens while President Barack Obama delivers a speech Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Obama, Biden tout job training in North Fayette

The president and vice president came to highlight the need for educating people and getting them back on the job.

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 Shea Love greets a well-wisher on Wednesday as her son Christian Stanfield, 15, watches, outside a restaurant in South Fayette. Earlier, the Allegheny County district attorney’s office announced that it was withdrawing a charge of summary disorderly conduct against Christian, who recorded one of a series of bullying instances against him in his math resources class.

Charge against South Fayette student who recorded alleged bullying will be dropped

The sophomore was charged with disorderly conduct after recording an incident on his iPad mini.

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Beaver Falls woman claims eviction was racially motivated

Her landlord, however, responded to her lawsuit saying the family was evicted because she and her biracial children were too loud.

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 President Barack Obama greets Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald after arriving at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Moon. Vice President Joe Biden is at right.

Obama visit spotlights region's growing success in job training

Pennsylvania has struggled to get older residents back into the classroom to earn college degrees. But the numbers are improving.

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IRS investigators file tax-related charges against four

The accused are two Washington County men, a Latrobe woman and a dentist based in Robinson.

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 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon are expected to discuss revised criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training competitive grant program.

Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.

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 Capt. John Phoennik

South Fayette chooses Phoennik as acting police chief

Police Capt. John Phoennik, a 25-year veteran of the township force, will become acting police chief on Friday.

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Lawrence County man charged with raping 14 year-old girl

State police charge Steven L. Haynes, 61, of New Castle, with indecent assault his home.

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Only ticketed guests will hear Obama, Biden

The president and vice president will make a rare joint-appearance Wednesday at the CCAC's West Hills Center in North Fayette.

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Beaver County sheriff placed on house arrest

Sheriff George David also must surrender his collection of 700 guns as he awaits trial on charges of threatening two individuals.

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South Fayette parents discuss school bullying

South Fayette parents told the school board tonight they want to ensure students are comfortable with reporting bullying incidents.

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 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden after talking about college affordability at the Lackawanna College gymnasium in Scranton, Pa., last year.

Obama shifts visit to North Fayette campus

The president is expected to pitch his program to promote skills training for careers in fields with a growing demand.

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Man pleads guilty in Air National Guard favor conspiracy

A no-show sergeant for the Air National Guard has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

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Bridgeville sets up task force to study traffic

Bridgeville borough council passed a resolution to establish the State Route 50/Washington Pike Traffic Improvement Task Force.

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Retirement leaves county Airport Authority thin on top

The departure of Lucinda Harshman leaves the authority thin in a department in charge of trying to attract more flights to the airport.

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Robinson drug dealer acquitted in man's death

David Best was, however, found guilty on all the other counts against him, including conspiracy to distribute drugs and brandishing a

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Drug dealer found not guilty in man's death

But David Best, 28, of Robinson, is convicted of stealing narcotics from a pharmacy and then selling them.

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 TerriLynn Cheponis of Kilbuck portrays Mary Magdalene in "Why Must He Die? A Passion Play."

Passion plays a vanishing Easter tradition

The plays, once a staple of the Easter season, are dying out as an expression of Christian faith.

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Scott's St. Ignatius is for sale again

For the second time in about two years, it appears that St. Ignatius de Loyola Church at the top of Finley Avenue is on the market.

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Montour parents angry about smoke and pipe shop

Robinson officials say they may work to update zoning that will keep adult businesses out of zones that contain schools in the future.

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Montour to offer preschool pilot program

About 60 4-year-olds will attend morning and afternoon sessions at Burkett Elementary in Robinson next school year.

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Robinson to allow townhouse construction

Commissioners say more townhouses are needed for people who want to downsize from a larger home.

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Green Tree residents want stronger deer controls

But Mayor Edward Schenck said there's no easy answer to the problems with the wild animals.

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Scott looks to develop strategic plan

The plan would set the township's goals for the next decade.

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West Municipal News

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WestScape: the West Xtra Bulletin Board

Happenings in the West suburban area:

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South Fayette police chief to retire

Commissioners plan to approve his retirement and appoint an acting police chief during their meeting April 16.

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Robinson man admits he sold drugs, but denies providing pills for fatal overdose

David Best of Robinson is charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics, burglarizing a pharmacy and selling drugs that caused a death.

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Walsh drops from Pa. House race

The Burgettstown lawyer endorses fellow Democrat Tom Casciola in order to "beat Jesse White."

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 The Shenango coke works at Neville Island was in violation of Allegheny County emission standards for 330 days in a 432-day period ending Sept. 30, 2013. A settlement, in which Shenango Inc. will pay a $600,000 civil penalty, resolves that.

Allegheny County reaches consent agreement with Neville Island coke plant to reduce pollution

Shenango Inc. will pay a $600,000 civil penalty and make a series of improvements at the plant, which has drawn complaints for decades.

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