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Mt. Lebanon School Board questioned on project accounting

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Mt. Lebanon resident Bill Matthews pressed the school board on the accounting for certain costs related to its high school renovation project at the Oct. 20 board meeting. He questioned whether certain items funded as ca...

Demon of Brownsville Road author tells of demonic infestation

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Bob Cranmer is a former protestant politician turned Catholic exorcist who says he battled a demonic presence in his Brentwood home, eventually quashing it after a final mass in the basement.

Upper St. Clair posts highest SAT scores in Pittsburgh

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The 335 Upper St. Clair high school students who took the SAT college entrance exam in 2013 have ranked number five in the state and number one in the Pittsburgh region with a combined SAT score of 1,736.

Bethel Park Cable TV hosting Zombie Walk fundraiser

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Without volunteers, there would be no cable access programing in Bethel Park, a member of the municipal cable television board said.

Administrative changes in the Peters Township School District

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After 12 years as principal at Bower Hill Elementary School in the Peters Township School District, Kelly L. Gustafson submitted her resignation during the regular school board meeting Oct. 20. No effective date was anno...

Week of Oct. 22

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BETHEL PARK

House of Colour's Julie Peterson speaks on the right colors for wardrobe

- Do the words stylish, sophisticated, flattering or gorgeous describe the clothes in your closet? If so, Julie Peterson feels you would go out into the world feeling like a million dollars.

Mt. Lebanon biz partners creating art center

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The Old Rollier’s barn on McFarland Road will house a new art space come spring.

Mt. Lebanon, South Fayette ready for WPIAL cross country finals

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NASCAR is not the only sport that boasts The Chase. The WPIAL will conduct its own version Oct. 23 at Cooper’s Lake in Slippery Rock. It’s called the District 7 cross country championships and Mt. Lebanon a...

Pianist pays homage to Charlie Chaplin

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Oct. 30

South Fayette focused on Quaker Valley

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Last week, South Fayette focused on Seton-La Salle. With the Rebels out of the way, by virtue of a 41-14 victory, the Lions concentrate on completing Century Conference play by hosting Quaker Valley at 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

off the WALL Productions presents a psychological mystery

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Through Nov. 1

‘Pinkalicious The Musical’ is Family Matinee at Little Lake

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Through Nov. 1

Local hospitals prepared to handle Ebola cases

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Local hospital officials say they implemented specific safety protocols and trained their employees to prepare for the highly unlikely event that a person infected with Ebola should seek treatment at one of their emergen...

Army veteran acquitted of murder files lawsuit against the city, DA and police officers

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A U.S. Army veteran from Upper St. Clair who in May was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a Washington man filed a lawsuit Oct. 17 against the city of Washington, five city police officers and the district att...

Two arrested in Peters Township for drugs and weapons

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Peters Township police found three people inside a vehicle parked in the lot of Donaldsons Crossroads shopping center at 5:57 p.m. Oct. 16, along with drugs, drug paraphernalia and a loaded pistol with the serial number ...

Baptiste - Bedell

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Alan and Nancy Bedell of Mt. Lebanon announce the engagement of their son, Andrew, to Marisa Baptiste, daughter of Maureen Baptiste and John Baptiste, both of North Conway, N.H.

South Fayette defeats Seton-La Salle, 41-14

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Defense wins championships. So does team work. And both proved the winning recipe for South Fayette as the Lions defeated Seton-La Salle, 41-14, and clinched the Century Conference banner.

Upper St. Clair student wins 3M Young Scientist Challenge

- Upper St. Clair School District will now have two students in the White House Science fair come spring, after Sahil Doshi, 14, won the Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge with his invention of a

Upper St. Clair couple finds adventure at every turn

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Love started on a double date when Don Williams met a young nursing student named Mary Lou at a Thursday night dance. That was more than 60 years and a lifetime ago.

Pohl Productions presents ‘The Game Show Murders’

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Through Nov. 8

‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ at Little Lake

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Through Nov. 1

Learn to dance at Saturday Social

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Nov. 1

Police patrol near Mt. Lebanon High School after fight, threat

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A fight between three Mt. Lebanon High School students included a threat to use weapons against the victim.

Bethel Park police warn residents of increasing number of fraud calls

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Bethel Park police received several reports of suspicious telephone calls seeking personal information, such as social security numbers. Some of the callers identified themselves as representatives of a power company wit...

Senior Fair at new location

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The Eighth annual senior fair hosted by State Senator Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) will be held Oct. 22 at Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Scott Township.

Southern Beltway may cut Millers Run in South Fayette

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission wants to add two cul-de-sacs to its Southern Beltway project in South Fayette, which will save $8.5 million dollars and shorten three proposed bridges.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents ‘Annie’

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Oct. 28-Nov. 2

Triphammer Road closed through December

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The Allegheny County Department of Public works has started conducting repairs on Triphammer Road in South Park, forcing a closure of the road until Dec. 15.

Scott Township mulls replacing deteriorating pool

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Scott Township officials have already started to investigate options to deal with the aging swimming pool at Scott Park. This year’s pool opening, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, was delayed a week to repair s...

Mt. Lebanon housing project meets with cool reception from developers

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Developers showed little appetite for Mt. Lebanon’s proposed residential development along Shady Drive East, according to information presented at the Oct. 14 commission meeting.

Elderly Peters Township woman out $4,000 in elaborate scam

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An 86-year-old Peters Township woman is out $4,000 after bogus telephone calls convinced her she won a $600,000 prize from Publisher’s Clearing House, township police said.

Almanac On-Air: Week of Oct. 14

- Bethel Park's police chief has resigned, and a regional hospital has prepped for a pandemic. These headlines and sports, part of The Almanac On-Air podcast for the week of October 14th, 2014. 

Bethel Park Vietnam veteran awarded medals

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Vietnam veteran Carl Charnesky said the war sure wasn’t a Boy Scout outing.

South Fayette police officers trained on Project Lifesaver

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One of the worst fears caregivers face is when their loved one – an adult or a child – wanders away.

Week of Oct. 15

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The Bible Chapel, McMurray, holds a dinner and study on Wednesdays. Dinner is at 5 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30. Dinner is $6/person or $20/family. For more information or to re...

Ebola hysteria unwarranted

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It looks like Ebola isn’t something that’s going away anytime soon. Last week, the first patient to be diagnosed in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan, died from the disease. Nina Pham, a nurse who treat...

Week of Oct. 15

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Adult Interest Center

Sports briefs - Oct. 15

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Lebo wrestling

Peters Township golf family rallies around Kuhn

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The Peters Township boys’ and girls’ golf teams are a close-knit clan. They practice together. They succeed together. They suffer together.

Mt. Lebanon reaches WPIAL semifinals in tennis

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Mt. Lebanon defeated Pine-Richland, 5-0, and advanced to the semifinals in the WPIAL Class AAA team championships for girls’ tennis. The Lebo ladies were scheduled to play Shady Side Academy at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at M...

Traffic signals on Rt. 19 back on after previous outage

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Traffic lights that were affected by a power outage at about 3 p.m. Oct. 14 in Peters Township and Upper St. Clair Township were all working an hour later.

Seton-La Salle battles South Fayette

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Seton-La Salle versus South Fayette at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Chartiers Valley literally is the game of the century – the Century Conference, that is. However, the confrontation likely won’t be the last battle t...

Bethel Park Police chief John Mackey resigns

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Bethel Park Council on Oct. 13 accepted the resignation of police Chief John Mackey and named a long-time member of the department as acting chief.

Pati Petite Bakery changes yet stays the same

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Pati Petite Cookies Inc. has been a staple in South Fayette Township with the yellow smiley face on the adjacent silo along Mayview Road since 1964. And even though the family-owned bakery was sold almost a year ago to t...

Peters Township and sanitary authorities applying for portion of Local Share Account Grants

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The deadline for applying for grants through the Washington County Local Share Account from gaming funds is Oct. 15, and Peters Township wasted no time in applying for money, including supporting requests for funds from ...

Peters Township residents conquer Mt. Rainier

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Dr. David N. Vaughan, D.M.D., a Washington dentist and a Peters Township resident, has climbed Mt. Rainier not once, but twice in the past 15 years, the most recent being Aug. 4-9.

FEMA training preps Monongahela Valley Hospital for pandemics

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Communication and preparation are key to dealing with a “surge event” at hospitals, when a fast-spreading infection leads to hundreds of casualties and the public stricken with panic – if not a virus...

Police beat

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CANONSBURG

Football roundup: Mt. Lebanon welcomes Woodland Hills

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Woodland Hills may have slipped to No. 4 in the WPIAL Quad-A football rankings after a slim loss in overtime to AAA powerhouse Central Valley. However, as far as Mt. Lebanon head coach Mike Melnyk is concerned the Wolver...