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Upper St. Clair beats Mt. Lebanon, 49-14

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Thanks to a 49-14 victory over arch-rival Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair improved its playoff positioning. The Panthers finished fourth in the Southeastern Conference with a 4-3 record. Overall, though they are 4-5 and Leb...

Four earn Eagle Scout rank in Bethel Park Troop 215

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Four members of Bethel Park Troop 215 were honored on Oct. 25 for their achievement of the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts, that of Eagle Scout. Stephen Condre, Corey Kroboth, Nicholas McGowan and Patrick Raymo...

“Evening in India” celebrated at South Fayette High School

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As the Diwali celebration of lights started in India, so did the “Evening in India” inside the South Fayette High School gymnasium, where student organizers danced, sang and sampled food along with about 10...

Mt. Lebanon Police seek hit and run driver

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For the second time in as many weeks, a driver who allegedly struck a pedestrian and left the scene is wanted by Mt. Lebanon police. Chief Coleman McDonough said a female pedestrian was struck around 5:00 p.m., Oct. 23 i...

Congressman Murphy convenes “Path 2 Cures” roundtable

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Meeting in the Mt. Lebanon public safety building during a solar eclipse, patients and disease advocates told a deputy director of the National Institute of Health they feel burned on how clinical trials are often left i...

Trick-or-Treat times

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Bethel Park

Spanish exchange students in Upper St. Clair learn about Halloween American style

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In Spain, Halloween is observed more as a religious holiday – the beginning of All Saint’s and All Soul’s days – rather than an occasion to dress in costume and go door-to-door collecting cand...

Bethel Park School Board considers allowing freshmen to join marching band

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The Bethel Park School Board is expected to approve the administration’s recommendation that ninth-grade students once again be allowed to join the high school marching band.

Experience the Oliver Miller Homestead at Twilight

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Nov. 2

USC, Lebo, BP, KO, SLS in friendly football frays

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The last game of the regular season in scholastic football is reserved for rivalries, and plenty games abound this week that pit neighbor against neighbor. The battle of Route 19 has Upper St. Clair traveling north to Mt...

Upper St. Clair edges North Allegheny, 2-1, in soccer

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The premise of soccer is simple. The execution, on the other hand, can be quite difficult. Just ask Mike Blatz, the interim coach of the Upper St. Clair Panthers, who nearly saw their two-year reign as state champions, e...

South Hills quintet rides 100 miles in one day to raise funds for Arthritis Foundation

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Jeff Krakoff knows that exercise is an excellent way to maintain mobility for those with arthritis, and that riding a bicycle is a great non-impact activity for those who suffer from the joint disorder.

Epi-pen bill heads to governor’s desk

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Any school staff member trained to use epinephrine injectors will soon be able to administer the allergy medication even to students without prescriptions in the case of a severe reaction.

Allegheny County restaurant grade proposal faces time restraints

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Legislation to implement a letter grade system for Allegheny County restaurants must be resubmitted every 30 days by the county executive or by council in order to comply with state law.

Canon-McMillan beats Peters Township in a shootout, 2-1

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In a shootout, Canon-McMillan defeated Peters Township, 2-1, and advanced to the semifinals in the WPIAL Class AAA girls’ soccer playoffs for the first time in recent history.

Burn baby, burn at Studio 54 Party

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Oct. 25

Witches & Wizards Gala set for Oct. 30

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Oct. 30

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Global Links

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Nov. 1

Defending champions advance in WPIAL soccer playoffs

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Defending WPIAL champion Peters Township and reigning state champion Upper St. Clair began their 2014 title quests with first-round victories in the district men’s soccer tournament. Their female counterparts also...

Seton-La Salle blanks Bentworth, 3-0

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Good things have come in three for the Seton-La Salle girls’ soccer team this fall.

What is a garden?

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A garden might be a food source for yummy tomatoes, lettuce and other summer foodstuffs. It might be a delight to the eyes, filled with color, texture and dreams of new flowers to come. And sometime, a garden might be a ...

Deer are dangerous

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Recently, I received an email about a family member being viciously attacked by a deer. She was out for her morning walk when a deer circled her, attacked her from behind, knocked her down and kept stomping on her. She e...

Early bird gets the worm?

- Medical personnel in the United States question whether a later start to the school day would benefit students. They seem to think so.

Week of Oct. 22

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At Baldwin United Presbyterian Church, an Oktoberfest dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 1, featuring port roast, applesauce, desserts and refreshments. Adults are $10, children 5-1...

Who runs the country?

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File this one under just plain baffling.

Almanac On-Air Podcast week of Oct. 22

- An army veteran acquitted of murder is suing police and the Washington County District attorney; Upper St. Clair High School has posted the highest SAT scores in the region; and our editorial examines what exact...

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.