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Study: nasal steroids may stunt growth

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In the first clinical trial of its kind, an Allegheny Health Network study found a “small but statistically significant” disparity of growth rates between children who used nasal steroids for allergies and ...

‘Yo, Vikings!’ fun for the whole family

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Feb. 6-15

What to do if you lose power

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HARRISBURG – With the impending winter storm forecast to impact Southeast Pennsylvania and other portions of the state with snow and high winds, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) provided tips for t...

Festival marks opening of ‘Tropical Forest Congo’

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Feb. 7

Personnel changes coming in Bethel Park School District

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New principals will soon be at the helm at four schools in Bethel Park after the school board made several personnel changes at its Jan. 27 meeting.

McConnell wins 500th game at Chartiers Valley

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When Tim McConnell applied for the boys’ basketball coaching position at Chartiers Valley High School, a close friend recommended he not accept the offer. It was a dead-end job, a coaches’ graveyard.

Police will be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday

- Captain Michael Yanchak of the Peters Township police wants motorists to be safe during the Super Bowl, and especially afterwards.

Bethel Park Council awards construction bid for new fire station

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Bethel Park Council awarded a contract for the construction of the new Brightwood Fire Station at its committee meeting Jan. 26.

Peters Township Library to hold tuition program

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The price of everything – with the exception of gasoline – keeps increasing. And that includes college tuition.

Galleria rolls out red carpet for Oscar Party

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Feb. 7

Mt. Lebanon police host citizens’ academy

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Training citizens at the last Mt. Lebanon citizens’ police academy became sort of a family affair for Corporal James Hughes, as his mother, Pat, was right alongside 15 others firing handguns and M-16s.

Engagement: Kyle-Maholage

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Kyle of Canonsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasey Royce, to Jeremy David Maholage, son of Joseph P. Maholage of North Huntingdon and Cheryl Maholage, also of North Huntingd...

‘Civil Rights Perspectives’ on display at CMOA

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Through March 31

Upper St. Clair Day of Service

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Forty students in grades 1-4, 23 aids in grades 5-12 and six adults spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day hosted by the Upper St. Clair Recreation Department at the Community & Recreation Center working on various communi...

Government spending out of control

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I appreciate that someone of the stature of Dr. Jason Margolis, a former public school teacher, wrote the outstanding letter in the Jan. 28 edition, “Mt. Lebanon Must Lose Lower-Upper Class Mentality,” in w...

Upper St. Clair pool worst in WPIAL

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In Upper St. Clair, education has always been a high priority. Residents are rightfully proud of the high standards in academic, athletic and artistic achievement in their school system. In 2014, “U.S. News & ...

Killing deer won’t resolve Mt. Lebanon’s issues

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Mt. Lebanon’s deer killing plan is a huge mistake. There’s good reason other communities aren’t using corrals to entrap deer and then trying to shoot them point-blank.

Carr helps South Fayette advance

- Few surprises arose as South Fayette advanced to the semifinals in the WPIAL Class AA team wrestling tournament.

Peters Township keeper ranks among Top 50 in nation

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Brittany Hoffman from McMurray ranks among the Top 50 in Division III in two categories in the final 2014 women’s soccer national statistical released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Week of Jan. 28

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PT tennis

Sarris Candies displays “deflategate” chocolate football

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CANONSBURG – Sarris Candies confectioners are getting some “kicks” out of their latest creation. The “Bradie” ball is every bit as sweet as the other chocolate footballs they sell, but ...

Who is responsible for the chronic ice problem in Peters?

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There is a 30-foot puddle that is several inches deep on the left shoulder of Justabout Road, across from the entrance of Simmons Farm in Peters Township, that appears more often than the buzzards return to Hinkley, Ohio...

Week of Jan. 28

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At the Bible Chapel, McMurray, Bible Institute for Adults and Revi Club for Kids is offered 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 15 at the South Hills campus. Dinner is at 5 p.m. C...

Chartiers Valley exacts revenge on Upper St. Clair, 85-47

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Danny Holzer has coached boys’ basketball at Upper St. Clair for 20 years and never once did a guest of the Panthers inflict the Mercy Rule on them as Chartiers Valley did Jan. 27 in an 85-47 victory.

Almanac On-Air week of Jan. 28

- Something is rotten with trash in Mt. Lebanon. A group is vowing to save the oldest commercial building in Allegheny County. And two stories in this week's print focused on health and wellness. These headlines a...

Canon-McMillan wins section; ready for WPIAL team title

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Canon-McMillan captured its 14th straight section title, 36th overall, and entered the WPIAL Class AAA team tournament as the No. 6 seed. The Big Macs take on Hempfield at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at North Allegheny. The winner li...

Bethel Park beats Lebo ladies, 49-40

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On a somber night in Bethel Park, hours after the community laid to rest one of its youngest citizens, the Black Hawks gathered themselves for a key Section 4-AAAA girls’ basketball game.

Cherup does what it takes to help Upper St. Clair win

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Zack Cherup epitomizes the Upper St. Clair boys’ basketball team this season. The 17-year-old senior, like his teammates, does whatever it takes to win. A first-year starter, he is one of five players averaging do...

Week of Jan. 28

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BETHEL PARK

Peters to form gas drilling committee

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Peters Township Council agreed Jan. 26 to form a committee comprised of council and members of the township planning commission to study how the township zoning ordinance can be changed to accommodate natural gas drillin...

Trash collection draws Mt. Lebanon Commissioners’ ire

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Something is rotten with the state trash collection in Mt. Lebanon.

Spoonwood Brewing Co. ready to open

- Spoonwood Brewing Co., the newest addition to Bethel Park and the Pittsburgh brewery boom will open 4 p.m. Jan. 31.

Cultural Trust exhibit explores guns in our culture

- Feb. 13-April 26

South Fayette still seeking Star City proposals

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The only formal request for proposal received by South Fayette township to develop the abandoned Star City site on Millers Run Road has come from Burns and Scalo, but lacks specifics on finances.

South Fayette police, employees running marathon relay

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The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon relay usually requires a five-member team to plod along its 26.2 mile route through Pittsburgh neighborhoods. But come race day on May 3, it’ll be a four-man te...

USC sinks Bethel Park

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Zack Cherup sank three free throws in the final 15 seconds of play to seal Upper St. Clair’s victory against Bethel Park, 54-50, in a key Section 4-AAAA boys’ basketball game.

It’s never too late to make healthy changes

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It is four weeks into 2015.

Bethel Park group request taxes be forgiven on potential landmark

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The small, wood frame house in Bethel Park’s oldest neighborhood doesn’t look like much.

Winter storm brings dangers for area seniors

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With winter in full swing, area seniors and their families are urged to take important steps to ensure their safety.

NCAA didn’t have jurisdiction in Sandusky case

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I didn’t know that I was a member of a cult and the 175,000 members world-wide of the Penn State Alumni Association probably didn’t know it, either, but The Almanac said so (It’s Not About Football, ...

Mt. Lebanon must lose lower-upper class mentality

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Mt. Lebanon is a mid-sized suburban community just outside of Pittsburgh. On whole, it may be considered middle or upper-middle class. However, individuals from a wide variety of economic backgrounds and circumstances ma...

Peters Township seeks input for parks & rec plan

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Peters Township will hold three public meetings for residents during the next month to begin gathering community input on a new 10-year plan for its six parks, recreation and open space.

Week of Jan. 28

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CHILDCARE

Fasten your seatbelts for CLO’s ‘Boeing Boeing’

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Feb. 5-April 26

Week of Jan. 28

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ALBITZ - Robert C., 85, Green Tree, Jan. 21.

City Theatre presents world premiere of ‘Mr. Joy’

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Through Feb. 15

South Fayette ready for WPIAL team wrestling run

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Thanks to victories against Burgettstown, 42-25, and Freedom, 33-28, South Fayette clinched the Section 1-AA title and entered the WPIAL Class AA team tournament as the No. 2 seed behind defending champion Burrell.

St. Clair Hospital newborns start with art

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Matthew Conboy believes children aren’t getting enough exposure to fine art, so he has reached out to three regional hospitals to provide parents and their newborns the work of professional photographers and artis...

USC, Peters, S. Fayette in state’s top 10 safest communities

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According to the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report, three South Hills communities have come in the top 10 list of safest places to live. Peters Township came in ninth place, Upper St. Clair eighth and South Fayette seventh. ...

Motorist alerts sleeping resident of Peters house fire

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A motorist driving along Turkeyfoot Road in Peters Township early the morning of Jan. 23 helped rescue a man from his burning home.