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South Fayette continues dominance in Class AA

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South Fayette continued its dominance in Class AA football when the Lions dispatched South Allegheny, 48-6, for its fourth Century Conference win this season and 20th triumph in a row since winning last year’s dis...

War on Women art exhibit

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Oct. 2

‘The General’

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Sept. 28

USC’s Madson finishes as WPIAL runner-up

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Saddled with the sniffles, Charlotte Madson had the perfect excuse for her loss in the WPIAL Class AAA girls’ tennis championship. In a show of sportsmanship, the Upper St. Clair junior, however, applauded her riv...

Threat sent to Upper St. Clair athletic groups not credible

- Police were notified when anonymous emails were sent to board members of various Upper St. Clair High School athletic groups the night of Sept. 18, said township police Chief Douglas Burkholder.

Police participating in National Drug Take-Back Day

- Since National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day falls on the same weekend as the annual Fall Festival in Cecil Township, Chief Shawn Bukovinsky decided to hold the collection at the festival in Cecil Park along R...

UPDATE: No confirmed cases of EV-D68 virus at Bethel Park

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The Allegheny County Health Director has contacted Bethel Park School District after a letter to parents said there was a confirmed case of the rare respiratory enterovirus at the high school. Dr. Karen Hacker told the d...

DEP fines Range Resources $4.15 million over faulty Marcellus Shale impoundments

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The state Department of Environmental Protection is forcing Range Resources to pay $4.15 million – the largest fine ever levied against a Marcellus Shale driller – for various leaks and other problems at si...

‘Sr. Gertrude’s Guide to Heaven’

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Sept. 26-27

Upper St. Clair student in top 10 for U.S. science competition

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Sahill Doshi is one of 10 students across America with an invention so impressive, he’s been selected to compete in the finals of Discovery Education’s Young Scientist Challenge.

Bethel Park girls running with the best

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Other than its 26-29 loss to Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park has dominated the girls’ cross-country scene. The Lady Hawks began the season winning the Gateway Invitational then finished fourth in the Red, White and Blue ...

Bethel Park School District may allow ads on website

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Bethel Park School District officials are contemplating joining a growing number of school districts that allow businesses to advertise on their district websites.

Peters Township tackles USC in boys’ soccer

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The battle between the defending WPIAL champion and the two-time reigning PIAA champion will take place at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Upper St. Clair. In other words, it’s Peters Township versus the host Panthers in Secti...

USC’s Madson leads local netters into WPIAL tournament

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Charlotte Madson of Upper St. Clair will challenge Ananya Dua of Shady Side Academy for the WPIAL Class AAA girls’ tennis singles championship today, (Sept. 18) at 2:30 p.m. on Dua’s home courts at Shady Si...

USC tennis players stroll down memory lane during reunion

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Homecoming arrived early at Upper St. Clair as alumni of the high school boys’ tennis team returned for a day of competition and fun with former head coach Richard Saccani. Many of the players arrived from out-of-...

Seniors celebrate High Holidays at Jewish Community Center

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Milly Klein of Bethel Park has celebrated the High Holidays for more years than she will admit. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown Sept. 24, signaling the beginning of the High Holidays that culminate with Yom Kippur at sun...

Red Line T Detours Sept. 19-21

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Port Authority is announcing Red Line T service will be detoured in both directions so crews can replace the light rail grade crossing at Potomac Avenue.

Peters magician thankful for ‘America’s Got Talent’ experience

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His final trick was “spot-on and well received,” but it wasn’t enough to carry Peters Township illusionist Mike Super into the “America’s Got Talent” finale.

Week of Sept. 17

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At Bethany Presbyterian Church, Bridgeville, quilters meet 9-11 a.m. Thursday mornings. Make a quilt for yourself or as a keepsake. For more information, call Sandy at 412-221-6851....

Week of Sept. 24

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Caregiver education

Week of Sept. 17

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Lebo swim-a-thon

Allegheny County Council made the right vote

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In 1872, when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted, the unofficial motto of the United States was “E pluribus unum,” Latin for “Out of many, one.” It wasn’t until...

Almanac On-Air Podcast, Sept. 17

- The Almanac On-Air podcast runs down the weekly headlines and upcoming sports events.

Peters Township school board votes to acquire bonds to address building needs

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By a unanimous vote by all nine members of the Peters Township school board Sept. 15, the board authorized the issuance of bond up to $12 million to address maintenance needs in several buildings. While the approval was ...

Mt. Lebanon school board selects negotiator for teachers’ contract

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The Mt. Lebanon school board approved a negotiator for upcoming talks with the district’s teachers’ union at its Sept. 15 meeting.

Drive Electric Week kicks off at Heinz Field

- Those looking to test drive electric cars and hear their owners swoon over how fun they are to drive can do so Sept. 21 at Heinz Field, Green Lot 22.

Week of Sept. 17

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BETHEL PARK

Peters Township elementary students help students in Georgia

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When parent Chrissy Seidling was cleaning out her son’s backpack from school earlier this year, she noticed many of the suggested school supplies were barely or totally unused. That’s when she got the idea ...

WPIAL AA/A football round-up

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South Fayette looks for win No. 4 in the Century Conference when the Lions host South Allegheny at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. In preparation for the homecoming contest against the Gladiators, the Lions roared past South Park, 59-2...

Bethel Park’s Minton mows down USC

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Instead of feeling like the truck that rolled over the Upper St. Clair defense in Bethel Park’s 21-14 victory, Alex Minton felt like the pavement the following morning. A little roughed up.

Couponing allows freedom for mothers

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Neither Kelly Salvini nor Nicole Gagich consider themselves “extreme couponers,” but the savings they get from proactively seeking out the digital and paper slips make it appear otherwise.

Deer collisions increasing in Pa.

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Pennsylvania recorded the second most crashes involving deer in 2013, behind only neighboring West Virginia. Ten percent of all deer collisions in the U.S. – or 123,941 – happen in the commonwealth.

Quad-A football round-up

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The Blue Devils celebrated little their 54-14 victory over Baldwin because coming up this Friday is another important fray. Mt. Lebanon (3-0) travels to Penn Hills (2-1, 2-0) to battle the Indians for first place in the ...

Week of Sept. 17

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ALFF - Mardee Ruth S., Bethel Park, Sept. 4.

Let kids play soccer

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Note to self: the old adage “Get on the ball.! Be on the ball!” heard playing soccer as youth, still holds true.

Cecil Intermediate School celebrates 200th anniversary of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

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Two hundred years ago Sept. 13, a young Francis Scott Key and his good friend Dr. William Beanes were on board a British warship in the Baltimore harbor during the War of 1812. Key, a Washington, D.C., attorney, had just...

PA Bavarian Oktoberfest

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Sept. 19-21

Bethel Park upends Upper St. Clair, 21-14

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Bethel Park scored the decisive points with 45 seconds to play and then held on to beat Upper St. Clair, 21-14, for its first victory in WPIAL Quad-A Southeastern Conference football action.

South Hills arts programs receive grants

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South Arts Pittsburgh has received $2,103 and the South Park Theatre received $2,389 in grant monies.

How to fix the skills gap in the American manufacturing sector

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The White House recently announced a $600-million investment in apprenticeship programs. The Administration hopes to strengthen ties between community colleges and private companies – and equip workers with the sk...

Literary Evenings – James McBride

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Sept. 22

Living Pink Pageant to raise money for breast cancer research

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Breast cancer survivors will participate in the second annual Living Pink Pageant in Pennsylvania to raise money for the Cancer Caring Center.

Bethel Park holds prayer for teen in coma

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Prayers for Marissa went from just a hashtag on Twitter to a full-fledged community vigil on a football practice field at Bethel Park High School Sept. 11 as concerned citizens lit candles and implored God to intercede i...

Giant Eagle conducting hiring blitz

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Giant Eagle is looking to hire 1,000 new employees over the weekend of Sept. 19-21.

Swallow Hill Road project won’t be complete until November

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Chip Dalesandro of Golden Triangle Construction Company expected the Swallow Hill Road and Lindsay Road project to be done before local schools returned to class this fall.

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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Several local high school students were named to the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. The list of about 16,000 semifinalists were announced Sept. 10. The high school seniors will have the opportunity to continue ...

High school notebook: PT’s Tassone ready for George Mason

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Ryan Tassone arrived at his first baseball conditioning practice for Peters Township in the spring of 2012 the only way he knew how – in full uniform.

South Fayette commissioners seek proposals for Star City site

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The South Fayette board of commissioners is seeking proposals to lease the 8.5 acres next to the newly built Children’s Hospital South on Miller’s Run Road.

Mt. Lebanon commission earmarks $68K for deer solution

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The Mt. Lebanon commission voted to allocate $444,000 in unassigned funds at its Sept. 9 meeting. The money will fund a range of projects, including pedestrian traffic upgrades, improvements to the police firing range an...

‘Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme’

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Through Sept. 20