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Money for airport improvements on the way to Pittsburgh region

Three local airports are to receive nearly $2 million for improvements.

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St. Monica Parish marks first anniversary

St. Monica Parish is an outcome of the merger of four Beaver County Catholic churches.

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Rosslyn Farms succession appeal denied

Residents’ appeal asking the state if their district can leave Carlynton School District and join Chartiers Valley was dismissed.

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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden opens Friday in Settlers Cabin Park

Visitors can explore 3 miles of trails through a native Pennsylvania forest with labeled trees and plants.

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Road-repair roundup for the west communities

It‘‍s the height of summer road construction and here are some of the projects that are affecting traffic in the West suburbs:

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Sewickley Library helps job-seekers with new website

It has launched a free job and career resources website and an online resume-building tool for anyone with a Sewickley library card.

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Moon TV production course offered

Completion of the course will enable individuals to be a MCA-TV volunteer with camera and studio equipment privileges.

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West municipal news: Carnegie, Collier, Scott

Residential robberies in Carnegie prompt officials to issue alert.

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 Is cyberspace the world's new playground? Internet technology has brought incredible efficiency in communications and research. But has it opened up a new way to loaf on the job?

Loaf or labor? Technologies that empower us may also let us slack off

The Internet has created an easy way to take a break at work — without leaving your desk.

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Cyberloafing by the numbers

■ Thirty to 40 percent of Internet use at work is nonwork-related, according to an International Data Corp. survey. Roughly 60 percent of

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 Robert Szymczak

Penn State University historian preserves Polish roots

Robert Szymczak recently received international recognition for his prolific body of work in Polish and Eastern Europe history.

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Lawrence Walsh: DRAM buyers can get settlement

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says 12 DRAM manufacturers have agreed to pay $310 million to settle a price-fixing lawsuit.

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 Gov. Tom Corbett, Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, state Sen. Matt Smith and Bob Dudash, president of the ACTA board, look over the bike repair station at the new Super Stop Bus Stop in front of Ikea in Robinson.

Robinson welcomes 'super shelters' for bus riders

A new bus stop that also serves pedestrians and bicyclists has several amenities not found elsewhere.

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Post-Gazette's 'Sunshine Law' appeal denied in Beaver County

The paper requested that deliberations on a controversial permit for a Marcellus Shale gas compressor station be opened to the public.

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Bower Hill Road to reopen Friday with ongoing restrictions

The southbound lane was closed in late June for reconstruction of a culvert.

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Chevron puts Moon Township project on hold 'for the foreseeable future'

San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron had reached agreements to acquire 61 acres of land in Moon as a potential site for a regional headquarters.

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State board reverses Sto-Rox school board's denial of Propel charter

The board unanimously approved the charter school application on the condition that a legally compliant school building is constructed.

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Road work to impact traffic on Route 65 to Beaver County line

Crews will install pavement reflectors in both directions.

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Verizon customers in Carnegie without landline service

Customers in the outage area cannot call outside lines, including 911 emergency services.

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Police search for topless woman who attacked 3 in McKees Rocks

Police say the fight in Hays Manor may have stemmed from a domestic dispute.

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TSA officers find handgun in carry-on bag

A man traveling to Minneapolis/​St. Paul brought the security line to a standstill when officers found a handgun in his carry-on bag.

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Transit Super Stop planned for Robinson

The hub will serve bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists in front of IKEA in Robinson.

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 Marques Duncan wears his helmet and safety glasses as he works on a desk at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Students at Emsworth school build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

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Motorcyclist, 22, killed in Beaver County crash

Officials said the motorcyclist crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle near Wildflower Reserve in Independence.

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 A vigil was held July 7 for Brooklyn and Ryeley Beatty. The toddlers died after a dresser fell on them July 4.

Aliquippa parents charged in daughters' deaths

David and Jennifer Beatty were charged with endangering the welfare of children.

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 Farm hands pick carrots at the Kretschmann Family Organic Farm in Rochester.

Gas facility plan divides New Sewickley residents

Cardinal Midstream Inc. has applied for a permit for a proposed 12-acre compressor station site about 2,000 feet from the Kretschmann farm.

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Heidelberg moves to regulate exotic animals

The action was sparked by an incident in neighboring Scott, where officials discovered that a resident was keeping 20 exotic snakes.

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Scott approves sewer repairs

A series of heavy downpours had overloaded some sewers and caused flooding.

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Chartiers Valley selects IKM as architect for district projects

IKM Inc. will charge the district 5 percent of the cost for new construction projects and 5.5 percent for renovations.

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Moon board votes again to close Hyde school

They also adopted a plan for a K-2 and 3-4 grade-level configuration at the remaining four elementary buildings.

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Veterans Breakfast Club whets appetites for wartime stories

The Veterans Breakfast Club meets regularly so that veterans of all ages can share their stories.

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 A construction worker drives a forklift through the still-under-construction Avonworth Primary Center. The K-2 school is scheduled to open next month. Avonworth is awaiting $1.4 million in state reimbursements on its new $23.4 million primary center.

Many Pennsylvania school districts wait for millions in state reimbursements

The reason: Legislators included only a modest increase to the fund that since 1973 has provided partial reimbursements to districts.

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Alone with their watts: Research delivers a shock

Subjects would rather take an electric jolt than sit quietly without their toys.

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West at a glance: Route 3 express service, computer recycling, Park Manor work begins

News and happenings through the West communities

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Westscape: 'Cool Camp' for kids, Oakdale festival and on stage in North Fayette

Activities throughout the West communities.

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 Delajah Dennis uses a router on the sides of her desk with assistance from Gary Zangaro at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Holy Family Academy students build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

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

Beaver County farmer says Marcellus compressor threatens farm's future

A Community Supported Agriculture organic farm operation will fight at a hearing tonight against a permit for a compressor station nearby.

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Drug kingpin Dorsett, nephew of NFL Hall of Famer, may be headed back to prison

Anthony A. Dorsett, 37, of Aliquippa, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was ordered to appear for a revocation hearing Aug. 19.

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Kennedy man’s shooting death ruled a homicide

A Kennedy man died of gunshot wounds to the head and neck Monday, and Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating.

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 A Port Authority bus is examined at the Kirwan Heights exit of Interstate 79 southbound early this morning. No passengers were on board and the driver was unhurt.

Bus catches fire; no one hurt

Spokeswoman Heather Pharo said the bus was returning to the Collier garage when it caught fire near the Kirwan Heights interchange.

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 Jeffrey Schrott.

Coraopolis man arrested in connection with two bank robberies

Jeffrey Schrott, 33, of Coraopolis, surrendered to Pittsburgh police on Sunday, city public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

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Virginia company will pay $343,000 to settle Medicare fraud claim

American International Biotechnology billed for unneeded tests at Lions Medical Center in Greene County, the Justice Department said.

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Chartiers Valley selects architect for district project

The Chartiers Valley School Board voted 7-1 on Tuesday to appoint IKM Inc. as district architects for an upcoming project.

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Detectives investigating shooting death in Kennedy

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the "suspicious death" of a Kennedy man.

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Parents, directors want to reopen discussion of school merger in Moon

The public was blocked from speaking at the first meeting after the motion was amended, and again at a June 30 meeting.

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Boy hit by train in Beaver County

A 14-year-old boy hit by a train in Homewood Borough, Beaver County Monday night is being taken to the hospital by ambulance

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Moon votes to close Hyde Elementary

Board members, ignoring the protests of a furious parents, voted Monday night to close R. Hyde Elementary School in an effort to save money.

1 week ago


3 women arrested in child custody case

Police say the women took the juveniles from the hearing, where court officials were in the process of terminating parental custody rights.

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Injunction sought against closure of Moon's Hyde Elementary, merger with Cornell

The group’s attorney, Jack Cambest, said the litigants believe the Sunshine Act was violated during the voting process.

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