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Char Valley dedicates Korean War memorial

- Four local service members who lost their lives in Korea in the 1950s are now memorialized at Chartiers Valley High School.

South Hills Chorale announces spring concert

- Concert will include traditional and contemporary choral works, plus patriotic songs.

Tickets are on sale now for concert featuring Natalie Cole

- The Meadows Casino welcomes Grammy Award-winning singer Natalie Cole on July 18.

Mt. Lebanon’s Dougherty dominates WPIAL finals

- Dougherty dominates WPIAL finals

Almanac announces male MVPS

- The Almanac announces its male MVPs

South Fayette graduating 10 Eagle Scouts

- South Fayette High School will graduate 10 Eagle Scouts in June.

Peters residents concerned about proposed Crossings Six development

- Residents living near Crossings Six said the addition of 54 patio homes to the area would be too much.

Denis Theater fundraising challenge making progress

- Mt. Lebanon's Denis Theatre Foundation has raised more than a quarter of its fundraising goal to help renovate the space.

Bethel Park School District taxes going up

- Residents of Bethel Park School District will see an increase in taxes, albeit less than what was originally planned.

Peters School Board tweaks curriculum

- Peters Township School Board has changed the names of some classes, and added and removed courses.

Compassion Connection counsels those with, without faith

- The Bethel Park nonprofit is counseling both the faithful and faithless as it celebrates anniversaries and milestones.

Peters bank robber arrested, confesses to committing others

- A Hickory man was arrested May 19 on a charge of robbing a financial institution hours after robbing the csfbank branch on East McMurray Road in Peters Township.

Developer fired for asking for test article

- There comes a time in every manager's career when enough is enough.

Primary election results

- Voter turnout was low and many ran uncontested, but the 2015 primary did result in some decisions.

Mt. Lebanon beats Chartiers Valley to reach lacrosse finals

- Mt. Lebanon beats Chartiers Valley to reach WPIAL finals

Almanac On-Air week of May 20

- Three bank robberies; a Mt. Lebanon land lord is in trouble; free cancer screenings; and an amnesiac Scott Twp. man becomes a cop for life.

Peters bank robbery suspect arrested


The man who allegedly robbed the cfsbank branch, 622 E. McMurray Road, Peters Township, this afternoon has been apprehended in Jefferson Hills.

Port Authority to expand park and ride lot in Bethel Park

- Two project hearings were presented to Bethel Park Council May 18.

Quarterback painting latest from USC artist

- The latest work from Upper St. Clair artist Dino Guarino captures six Hall of Fame quarterbacks from Western Pennsylvania.

Week of May 20

- Crime reports from across the South Hills

Insight on Mt. Lebanon Home Rule Charter


Thank you for providing the Primary Voter’s Guide in your May 6-12, 2015, edition. I would like to provide some background and clarification to the remarks of Steve McLean regarding the Mt. Lebanon Home Rule Chart...

Remembering why we celebrate Memorial Day

- Voices and opinions from around the South Hills.

Week of May 20

- Voices and opinions from around the South Hills.

Mt. Lebanon board approves budget, teachers’ contract

- A new budget and teachers' contract were approved at the May 18 regular meeting.

Angelo named principal at Upper St. Clair High School

- The May 18 Upper St. Clair School Board meeting focused on personnel changes.

Mt. Lebanon advances to WPIAL lacrosse finals


Mt. Lebanon defeated Pine-Richland, 10-6, and advanced to its third straight WPIAL final for boys’ lacrosse.

Workshop stresses the importance of teaching handwriting

- The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bethel Park was the site of a workshop that offered tips to teachers on how to teach handwriting.

Two area banks robbed

- Banks in Bethel Park and Castle Shannon were robbed within days of each other.

Week of May 20

- A listing of the latest deaths in the South Hills.

Gilfillan Farm open house a part of Upper St. Clair Community Day

- As part of Upper St. Clair's Community Day, the Historical Society of Upper St. Clair held an open house at the Gilfillan Farm.

Phipps’ Jazz in the Garden brings classics by Sinatra, Martin

- Phipps presents Jazz in the Garden, an evening of music, blooms and libations, May 28 in the Outdoor Garden.

fireWALL dance theater celebrates female empowerment with ‘Admission’

- Celebrate female empowerment with fireWALL dance theater

Bethel Park police honor fallen officers

- The Bethel Park police department held a ceremony in honor of fallen officers to celebrate National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Free cancer screenings at Peters Health + Wellness Pavilion


There were 192–nearly 20 percent–of the 960 patients tested through Allegheny Health Network’s free cancer screenings through 2014 who were found to have cancerous abnormalities or warning signs. Dr....

Peters Township purchasing electronic fingerprinting machine

- Due to changes in Pennsylvania state law regarding clearances and working with children, Peters Township is purchasing an electronic fingerprinting machine.

PT Farmers Market check distribution


The Pennsylvania Farmers Market Program provides four $5 checks totaling $20 to each eligible seniors for fruits and vegetables, redeemable at select farmers markets. Interested adults 60 years of age and older meeting i...

Three running for vacant Cecil district judge seat


The election of former District Judge Valarie Costanzo to Washington County Court opened the door for three candidates running for the vacant magisterial seat encompassing Cecil, Mt. Pleasant and Robinson townships and M...

Bailey Beat: Female Athlete of the Year

- As Sports Editor Eleanor Bailey did with the top 10 male finalists, here are profiles of the 10 female finalists nominated for The Almanac's Athlete of the Year with the winner revealed May 31st at the Premiere ...

Students at McMurray Elementary experience world cultures

- McMurray Elementary School sixth-graders spent the day together learning about different cultures.

A.J. Campbell named honorary police officer

- A Scott Township man who suffered a traumatic brain injury had his dream of becoming a police officer come true.

New Scott Twp. pool already facing challenges

- Routine borings in preparation for the new Scott Township pool uncovered a signifigant void in the bedrock.

Nationally-acclaimed trumpeter to perform at Bethel Park church

- Nationally-acclaimed trumpeter Chiz Rider will perform at St. Germaine Church.

Container gardening a great alternative to limited space

- Container gardening adds color, fragrance and beauty to limited spaces

Heritage Players presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

- The classic tale of Atticus Finch comes to the Seton Center stage.

Seton-La Salle knocks off Avonworth in WPIAL softball

- Zola, Wagner propel Seton-La Salle passed Avonworth

Attorney General sues Mt. Lebanon landlord

- A Mt. Lebanon landlord is facing over $400,000 in fines, unpaid taxes and restitution to former tenants after leaving them in squalor conditions.

Peters Township addresses Hays Road traffic problems

- A public hearing was held in Peters Township May 12 to discuss ways to calm traffic on Hays Road.

Bethel Park Council approves zoning ordinance changes

- BP Council approves two changes to its zoning ordinance

Richey retiring from Mt. Lebanon Library

- Cynthia Richey is the second longtime South Hills Librarian to announce her retirement in the last month.

Almanac announces Waldie/Shaeffer finalists

- The Almanac announces Waldie Shaeffer finalists