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I-79 restrictions Tuesday, Wednesday nights

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A PennDOT District 11 representative said paving operations on the southbound I-79 ramps at the Carnegie (Exit 57) interchange in Collier Township, will occur Sept. 2-3, weather permitting.

Gone to the dogs

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It was all paws on deck this Labor Day for the Sixth Annual Doggie Dip at Dormont Pool. While a few drops of rain threatened to put a damper on the event, the sun broke through the clouds, offering four hours of aquatic ...

Mineral Beach holds dog swim

- Paws and legs alike doggy paddled across the water at Mineral Beach Monday. While the pool is usually open only to humans, the owners open up the cool water to dogs on the last day of the season for a couple hou...

“Pit Boss” host headlines Paws for the Cause

- For the fourth year in a row, Drew Volchko hosted dozens of dog owners in Collier Park on Aug. 30 to help raise money for wounded and fallen law enforcement officers.

Lebo pummels Canon-Mac; preps for Moon

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After pummeling Canon-McMillan, 40-0, in the Southeastern Conference opener, Mt. Lebanon prepares to host Moon on Military Night at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in a non-conference clash.

Giant Eagle not concerned about traffic congestion

- As an Upper St. Clair resident who is in favor of the Whole Foods development, I have to express my irritation over Giant Eagle’s incredibly disingenuous claim that it opposes the development due to concer...

Dr. Kristina Skraitz joins father Dr. Timothy Skraitz in chiropractic practice

- Dr. Timothy B. Skraitz remembers the youngest patient he has ever worked on. She was about four hours old, was in the neonatal intensive care unit with breathing problems and was his daughter and oldest child, K...

Skunks causing a stink in Scott Twp.

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Something stinks in Scott Township.

Week of Sept. 3

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CANONSBURG

Week of Sept. 3

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ANDERSON - Albert “Big Al,” 79, Green Tree, Aug. 24.

Good Brother Earl

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Sept. 6

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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Sept. 5

Labor Day weekend DUI blitz in Mt. Lebanon, South Fayette

- The Mt. Lebanon police department is announcing a DUI blitz through the Labor Day holiday weekend Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. 

Volunteers needed for Peters Township Haunted Trail

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Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers (middle school and older) for its 15th Annual Haunted Trail. This year’s event, Fractured Fairytales “Unhappy Endings,” will take...

Original farmer's market a mainstay through fall

- Sonny Janoski remembers when there were over a hundred vendors crowded in downtown Pittsburgh, and had come to know the dozen or so who started the “original farmer's market” on the wharf in 1919.

At last, Valley Brook Road in Peters Township opens

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More than 15 months and $7.36 million later, Valley Brook Road in Peters Township opened to traffic Aug. 28. The first car traveled west up the newly constructed ramp toward Washington Road at exactly 2:47 p.m., followin...

Beefed up schedule helps Canon-McMillan boys’ soccer

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Canon-McMillan could have been content with just surviving Section 5 play, but the boys’ soccer team beefed up its overall schedule in an effort to unseat rivals Peters Township as WPIAL champion and Upper St. Cla...

Golf round-up

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SLS girls strong

Upper St. Clair boys’ going for three-peat with Blatz

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If a third-straight PIAA championship awaits the Upper St. Clair boys’ soccer team, the Panthers will claim the banner under new leadership. In addition to losing 12 seniors to graduation, the Panthers have lost t...

Peters Township prepared for battle in Section 5 soccer

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Bob Dyer summed up best how soccer teams in Section 5 feel about each other.

I-79 restrictions near Southpointe

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PennDOT District 12 is announcing lane restrictions along I-79 at the Southpointe Interchange between Route 1032 (Southpointe Blvd.) and Route 1010 (Cecil Henderson Road) as crews conduct repairs on a bridge approach sla...

Metronomy

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Sept. 15

Pittsburgh Irish Festival

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Sept. 5-7

Hamilton Leithauser with Spoon

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Sept. 11

Kail - Mayak

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Bob and Karyn Kail of Upper St. Clair announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Jonathon Mayak, son of Danny and Sandy Mayak of Bentleyville.

Back to school podcast: alcohol, exercise and healthy brains

- As students return to school, there's new data showing healthy and well-performing kids have parents who encourage exercise, discourage alcohol consumption and handle disputes with their children in a calm way. ...

South Hills man restores original Air Force One

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For the past three years, preserving the looks of the first presidential aircraft has been the job of a Whitehall man. In August, Doug Parfitt, 52, took his annual summer trip to Seattle’s Museum of Flight so he c...

South Fayette School Board defers basketball coach vote

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The South Fayette school board effectively tabled the decision to promote the boys seventh/eighth grade basketball coach to the varsity team after a stalled 4-3 vote at the Aug. 26 meeting.

Week of Aug. 27

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Fitness classes

Athletes need to act like the role models they are

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Just in time for the official start of regular season football, and on the heels of the Ray Rice controversy, two members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were charged w...

Week of Aug. 27

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At Calvary Full Gospel Assembly of God Church, Bridgeville, Prayer Nights are held at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

Renew commitment to unions, middle class on Labor Day

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Labor Day is our only holiday that is devoted to the working men and women of this great nation. Across Pennsylvania, thousands of workers, many of them proud union members and their families, will celebrate their...

Mt. Lebanon’s Oldaker guides U.S. team to gold

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Behind an eight-point effort, including 4-of-4 from the free throw line from Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei H.S./Huntington Beach, Calif.), the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (13-0) held off the N...

Valley Brook Road in Peters Township to open Aug. 28

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Drivers can breathe a sigh of relief as Valley Brook Road in Peters Township is set to reopen for traffic for rush hour the evening of Aug. 28 after more than 15 months of construction to realign the intersection of Old ...

Scores of cats euthanized in Mt. Lebanon

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A representative with Big Daddy’s Wildlife Removal said the company was forced to euthanize all but two of the approximately 80 cats found left behind in a house on Pennsylvania Blvd. on Aug. 22. The company repre...

Peters Township Council hears traffic complaints from residents of Boyer Road

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When a new residential development with about 40 homes is complete off of Boyer Road known as Whispering Pines, residents along Boyer Road are concerned with the excessive traffic the new development will create.

Mt. Lebanon creeps toward decision on deer solution

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The Mt. Lebanon commission will spend up to $10,000 to develop a more detailed deer management plan, according to discussion at the Aug. 25 meeting. Deer have vexed the commission for years now, as commissioners seek to ...

Joy ride lands trio in jail

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A joyride on two stolen golf carts Aug. 23 landed three men in Washington County Jail after one of them was apprehended by Peters Township police near the golf course on Church Hill Road.

Canon-Mac ‘Whale Done’ program reinforces positive behavior

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Staff at Canon-McMillan’s South Central Elementary school have been giving out “Whale Done” awards for five years, but this year, students have a huge reminder in the hall to shore up good behavior &...

Week of Aug. 27

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BETHEL PARK

Two Bethel Park Schools receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics

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Two Bethel Park School District schools are flying banners recognizing them as winners of the Governor’s Award for Excellence In Academics.

Preserve the harvest for winter meals

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The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, you’ve run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes...

SLS’s Perone, KO’s Phillippi making their run at South Fayette

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Brett Brumbaugh is not the only attraction in the Century Conference. The division also boasts big-time quarterbacks in Tyler Perone from Seton-La Salle and Kobe Phillippi from Keystone Oaks. Perone passed for more than ...

Southeastern Conference opener requires perfection

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After two weeks of preparation, high school teams are ready for some football. However, victory Friday night requires perfection, particularly in the Southeastern Conference.

Week of Aug. 27

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AUBELE - Cynthia L., 51, formerly of Bethel Park, Aug. 21.

Frontier Frolic & Games

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Aug. 31

Beatlemania Now

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Sept. 13

‘From Broadway to Hollywood’

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Sept. 6

South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh ready to repeat

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When critics question his mobility on the gridiron, South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh answers them candidly.

Peters Township Public Library teaches programing via Finch robot

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Perched on a pair of wheels beside Sean McFarlin’s computer is a robot with bird-like features and a white outer shell. The McMurray Elementary fifth-grader stared at his computer screen, gazing up periodically at...