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Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.

about 11 hours ago


 Bill Robling, dressed as Ben Franklin.

Philadelphia interpreter strives to bring Benjamin Franklin to life

Bill Robling will portray Benjamin Franklin tonight in "An Evening with the First American" at Washington & Jefferson College.

about 11 hours ago


 Robert Vogel conducts the Mt. Lebanon High School chamber orchestra during a February performance at Heinz Hall.

Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.

about 11 hours ago


Mt. Lebanon commissioner resigns

Commissioner Kristen Linfante informs the board she is resigning due to health issues.

about 11 hours ago


Peters hires oil and gas consultant

A hydrogeologist is to determine whether gas and oil exploration can be done in the township and, if so, where.

about 11 hours ago


Chartiers Valley considers college readiness program

The initiative strives to increase the number of students taking Advance Placement courses.

about 11 hours ago


 Allegheny County has budgeted more than $45 million for bridge and road work and in-house paving.

PennDOT lays out this year's road projects for Pittsburgh, region-by-region

Paving, street reconstruction and bridge work will dot much of the Pittsburgh region’s landscape this year.

about 11 hours ago


South Fayette board censures member

The censure motion March 18 by commissioner Jessica Cardillo-Wagenhoffer was approved by a 4-0 vote.

about 11 hours ago


South scape: Holy week events scheduled in Bethel Park

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

about 11 hours ago


South at a glance: String quartet to perform in Carnegie

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

about 11 hours ago


Letters to the Suburban Xtra editors: Cursive writing not emphasized

Writers give opposite views of the cursive writing debate.

about 11 hours ago


 Tracy Montgomery of Munhall crouches beside her daughter Kaitlin, 10, a student at Park Elementary, before Thursday evening’s Steel Valley school board meeting.

Steel Valley board denies teachers’ restroom grievance

The vote came after Tracy Montgomery, mother of the student Kaitlin, addressed the board.

about 11 hours ago


DA seeks death penalty in McKeesport killing, cites retaliation as motive

Roman Jones, 23, of Clairton, and Jonathan Coles, 20, of McKeesport are charged in the death of William Doyle, 24.

about 22 hours ago


 Tracy Montgomery arrives at the Steel Valley school board meeting on Thursday with her daughter Kaitlin, who has chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, foot problems and autism.

Mother of Steel Valley special needs student upset over bathroom dispute

Tracy Montgomery’s daughter Kaitlin, 10, is the subject of a grievance filed by the Steel Valley Education Association.

about 18 hours ago


 From left, Tracy Montgomery, her daughter Kaitlin, 10, and Kaitlin's home nurse Chris Williams speak with others after Ms. Montgomery addressed the Steel Valley school board.

Steel Valley School District allows special-needs student to use faculty restroom

The teachers union had filed a grievance over the issue at Park Elementary School in Munhall.

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 The Steel Valley Education Association filed a grievance on Feb. 13, claiming the special needs student’s use of the bathroom violates the teachers contract.

Steel Valley teachers fight accommodation for special needs student

The Steel Valley school board will decide tonight if a special needs student’s use of a faculty bathroom violates the teachers contract.

1 day ago


 Rocco Zuccaro, 30, of Burgettstown is awaiting trial on charges he killed a man in West Virginia in 2013.

Homicide suspect from Pa. captured after escaping from psychiatric hospital

Police said Rocco Zuccaro, 30, of Burgettstown, was found late Wednesday night hiding in tall grass near a natural gas facility.

1 day ago


Inspection of Elizabeth Bridge may close lanes starting today

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through April 20.

1 day ago


Inspection to restrict traffic on outbound Route 65 today

The traffic restriction will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

1 day ago


Keystone Oaks to start full-day kindergarten in fall

Starting this fall, the Keystone Oaks School District will implement full-day kindergarten in its three elementary schools.

about 14 hours ago


Upper St. Clair School ratifies contract with custodians, teacher aides, secretaries and other service staff

The new three-year pact will be effective Sept. 1. The current contract expires Aug. 31.

1 day ago


McKeesport Area Schools make administrative changes

Three administrative staff positions in the McKeesport Area School District were approved unanimously at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

1 day ago


West Jefferson Hills School District will make up four snow days

Those make-up days are: April 2, April 6, May 14, and June 8.

2 days ago


 “For the good of the community, we must try to reset the dialogue,” said John Bendel, president of the Mt. Lebanon board of commissioners.

Commissioners lament ‘divisiveness’ of Mt. Lebanon deer culling debate

Opponents of the program again lined Washington Road before the commission’s discussion session and subsequent meeting.

3 days ago


Washington County man charged with murder escapes from W.Va. psychiatric hospital

Authorities say they believe 30-year-old Rocco Jesse Zuccaro escaped Monday afternoon.

3 days ago


Man arrested in Somerset courthouse for missing jury duty 11 times

The man, Owen Fazenbaker III, was in court seeking relief from a child support ruling.

3 days ago


 The 300-unit upscale apartment complex includes four buildings, each four stories, and will wrap around a courtyard that features a clubhouse and pool.

Plans unveiled for apartment complex at Port Authority's South Hills Village Station

The complex will have apartments with one to three bedrooms, renting for $1,200 to $2,400.

4 days ago


 A tanker truck was hauling water to a natural gas drilling site owned by EQT when it broke through the historic Pollocks Mill Bridge in Greene County in September.

W.Va. firm paying $245,000 for damaging historic bridge in Greene County

The truck caused the bridge deck of the Pollocks Mills Bridge to partially collapse.

4 days ago


Peters Township hires oil and gas consultant

Peters Township recently formed a committee to look at whether drilling is possible in the area.

3 days ago


Home in Duquesne badly damaged by fire

A supervisor with the Allegheny County emergency dispatch center said no one required medical treatment.

4 days ago


 Charlie Batch is shoring up an arrangement with Pitt’s Innovation Institute to develop and commercialize products for his emerging sports medicine technology startup, Impellia.

Pitt, former Steelers quarterback tackle medicine

Charlie Batch is shoring up an arrangement with Pitt’s Innovation Institute for his emerging sports medicine technology startup, Impellia.

5 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon will pay Wildlife Specialists $3,000 -- $500 for each of the six deer killed.

Deer cull program halted in Mt. Lebanon

Wildlife Specialilsts Inc. of Tioga County had been hired to kill up to 150 deer by March 31.

6 days ago


Rescuers hope adjusting levels at Ohiopyle Falls aids in search of Carnegie man

Michael Davila, 21, climbed over an observation deck railing to have his photo taken, slipped and fell over the falls into the river.

6 days ago


 “There’s no way at this point we could take enough to make a difference,” said Merlin Benner of Wildlife Specialists.

Milder weather working against deer cull effort in Mt. Lebanon

With just six deer killed since the first shots were fired in the Mt. Lebanon deer cull, the program will not reach the commissioners’ goal.

1 week ago


Former Washington County judge expected to plead guilty today

Paul Pozonsky retired from the bench in the midst of an investigation into the allegations.

1 week ago


Sisters Connecting Women's Wisdom retreat to be held in Castle Shannon

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will host their annual spring retreat March 22 at the Motherhouse.

1 week ago


Dale Ostergaard returns to Mt. Lebanon School Board

The school board brings back a former member whose experience will be valued as the district faces upcoming challenges.

1 week ago


  Paul and Donna Fox.

South Hills youth orchestra to hold open house

Students, parents, teachers and the public are invited to meet the orchestra's musicians and directors and learn about being a musician.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon revises assessment appeal criteria

The municipality has been criticized for appealing property assessments only on homes sold in certain years.

1 week ago


Keystone Oaks biology students in operating theater for class

Teens offer a variety of observations after watching a heart by-pass operation with their teacher.

1 week ago


Richeyville game dinner benefits Wildlife Society

The all-you-can-eat buffet table will also have such delicacies as creamed pheasant over biscuits and bacon wrapped venison.

1 week ago


Cyberbullying easier with today's technology, Jefferson Hills police chief says

Discussion on bullying will be held Monday at Pleasant Hills Middle School.

1 week ago


Challenge brings high school students together at Pitt to discuss water problems

Students from Chartiers Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Mt. Lebanon and McKeesport Area took part in the two-day session this month at Pitt.

1 week ago


Peters parents air Common Core complaints before school board

“This is a bipartisan issue. We want the best for our children,” said parent Katherine Reitz, who opposes the standards.

1 week ago


Steel Valley not expected to raise real estate taxes for 2015-16

The preliminary budget projects expenses at $31.4 million and revenue $30.2 million. The district’s fund balance will cover the difference.

1 week ago


 Mikey Dugan, 13, plays video games while receiving his breathing treatment and chest physical therapy March 6 at home in West Mifflin.

For 13-year-old, Robert Morris lacrosse teammates are 'all my older brothers'

Mikey Dugan, an eighth-grader at West Mifflin Area Middle School who has cystic fibrosis, is part of the Robert Morris men’s lacrosse team.

1 week ago


United Way asks residents to Open Your Heart for seniors

Volunteers are needed to provide rides to doctors’ appointments and the grocery store, deliver meals and do other everyday tasks.

1 week ago


 Joel Sanchez, 7, practices cursive writing in Lori Ryan's second-grade class at Howe Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon.

Write on: Penmanship proponents say cursive writing is more than just pencil pushing

The teaching of cursive writing has diminished, but some Pittsburgh-area schools are pressing on.

1 week ago


South at a glance: New homes planned for McKeesport

News and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 week ago


South scape: Church activities, fish fries and more

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

1 week ago



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