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USC, SF students problem-solve for All-Clad

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Students at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair school districts are for the first time working together to provide solutions to real-world problems. Working as consultants for All-Clad Metal Crafters in Canonsburg, seven ...

Peters School District may raise taxes

- The Peters Township School District took the first step toward possibly raising property taxes to cover nearly $4 million of anticipated – and mandatory – expenses, such as teacher salaries, health b...

South Fayette teachers get new contract

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After 16 months of negotiations between district officials and the local teacher’s union, South Fayette teachers have a new five-year contract starting in the 2015-16 school year.

Week of Dec. 24

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U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Johanna P. Maloney graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The Bethel Park High Schoo...

Sen. Smith re-introduces pregnancy protection bill

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State Senator Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) has re-introduced a bill to ensure employers take care of pregnant workers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Senate Bill 40) would require employers to provide “reasonab...

Upper St. Clair family builds massive holiday display

- It looks like a dream collaboration between Charles Dickens and Norman Rockwell, but the 15 by 15 foot Christmas display inside an Upper St. Clair home is a family project more than 20 years in the making.

Peters rape case to proceed to trial

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A rape case will proceed to trial after the defendant appeared Dec. 17 before District Judge Gary Havelka.

Almanac Elite Eleven

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PLAYER SCHOOL POSITION YEAR

Canon-McMillan, South Fayette emerging at soccer powers

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While balance epitomized the girls’ soccer scene this autumn, the shift of power appears to have gravitated south as Canon-McMillan and South Fayette have emerged as contenders with Peters Township and Upper St. C...

Peters Township’s Laurel Carpenter named MVP

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After three years accumulating glitter, Laurel Carpenter anticipated her senior season of soccer to end sensationally. However, the year ended suddenly for the Peters Township senior in overtime on penalty kicks. The Ind...

SpringHill Suites Marriott to open Dec. 28

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The much anticipated $15 million SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Mt. Lebanon is set to open its doors to the public Dec. 28.

Tickets available for Mt. Lebanon Library fundraiser

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Jan. 24

Tickets on sale for Three Rivers Quilters annual show

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March 26-28

Peters Township denies request to keep horse on residential property

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The Zoning Hearing Board of Peters Township turned down a request from a township resident Dec. 16 for a variance to keep his daughter’s horse on his property.

Dolmatch - Dunleavy

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Anne Dolmatch and Matthew Dunleavy were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at DeSeversky Mansion in Old Westbury, N.Y., by interfaith officiant The Rev. Judith Johnson.

Ring in the New Year at First Night Pittsburgh

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Dec. 31

Globetrotters will entertain at Consol Energy Center

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Dec. 26

Ring in the New Year at The Meadows

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Dec. 31

Week of Dec. 17

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At Brightwood Christian Church, Bethel Park, a Live Nativity will be presented on the front lawn from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 21-23. Since 1985, the Nativity has used costumed members of the ...

Hunting should solve Mt. Lebanon’s deer problem

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For a number of years, Mt. Lebanon has been battling a deer population problem – in that there are too many deer in the municipality. In 2012, a deer crashed into Stout Flooring Design Center on Castle Shannon Bou...

Week of Dec. 17

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Chanukah luncheon

Almanac On-Air week of Dec. 17

- A woman gets probation for fatally shooting her cousin. Mt. Lebanon holding a deer hunt the day after Christmas. Peters Township passes its budget and Bethel Park High School removing senior class projects as a ...

Celebrate the holidays with “Songs of the Season” concert

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Dec. 21

Seniors for Safe Driving visits Upper St. Clair

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George Barrett of Lawrence is an older driver and knows that can lead to driving problems.

Woman gets probation in USC shooting

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A Missouri woman who said she accidentally shot her cousin was sentenced to five years probation in her home state after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Dec. 16.

Week of Dec. 17

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CASTLE SHANNON

Peters Township School District awarded grants

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For the administrators of three Peters Township schools, it is all about paying it forward. “And, sharing best practices where students are achieving,” said Michael Heneghan, assistant principal of Peters T...

Drainage work on Rt. 88 in Bethel Park

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PennDOT crews will be restricting traffic on Route 88 in Bethel Park to conduct drainage work starting Wednesday, Dec. 17, weather permitting.

Peters Township Council passes budget with no tax increase

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Peters Township Council will hold a public hearing Jan. 19 to remove Mineral Extraction Overlay Districts, which allows industrial zoning in residential areas.

South Fayette serves up second helping at state

- After beating Dunmore, 28-16, for the PIAA Class AA title, the South Fayette football team didn’t need to visit Chocolate World or eat a Hershey’s candy bar. The Lions knew they were in the ‘sw...

Peters Township Library unveils Maker Space tech

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The Peters Township Library’s Maker Space is setting up to be a place where a kid can design a logo for grandma to embroider, or print the logo as a 3D figurine.

Water. Co. should notify those affected by shut offs

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Mayview Road has been experiencing some water improvements and repairs, as has Boyce Road. Living in this area, I have been impacted by this work, as I am sure many others have been as well.

Mt. Lebanon to harvest deer

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Santa Claus and his reindeer might want to steer clear of Mt. Lebanon the day after Christmas.

Kudos to Councilwoman Darlene Harris

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I have not typically been an admirer of Pittsburgh City Council member Darlene Harris, but she has made news throughout the region in a positive way with her wide-ranging and encouraging proposal to regulate the care of ...

Follow singer Judy Holliday’s rise to fame in ‘Smart Blonde’

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Through Dec. 21

Yuletide concert planned at Carnegie Carnegie Hall

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Jan. 3

The Second City returns to Pittsburgh Public Theater

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Jan. 6-10

Radio Tokyo to perform at The Meadows

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Dec. 26

Davin - Petrucci

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Sue and Matt Davin of Bethel Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura, to Gary Petrucci, son of Mary Ann and Gary Petrucci of Castle Shannon.

Week of Dec. 17

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ANDERSON - Deborah Ann Williams, 59, Finleyville, Dec. 12.

‘The Sing Off’ champs to perform at Carnegie Music Hall

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April 21

Hayes helps South Fayette repeat as state champions

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One play after South Fayette stopped Dunmore five yards from the end zone, Hunter Hayes burst through the Bucks’ defensive line and bolted 95 yards to turn the tide in the PIAA Class AA football title game played ...

Bethel Park to Induct six into Hall of Fame

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Bethel Park will induct six new members into its athletic hall of fame Dec. 19. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game against Upper St. Clair. Inducted will be:

Scott Twp. expected to vote on 2015 budget

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Scott commissioners plan to vote on the proposed 2015 budget at the board’s regular meeting, 5 p.m. Dec. 22. The municipality’s 2015 budget projects total revenue at $9,879,032 and total expenses at $12,089...

Bethel Park School District changing graduation requirements

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Students at Bethel Park High School will no longer be required to complete a project as part of the requirements for graduation.

Fate of Mt. Lebanon lot still in limbo

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Mt. Lebanon commissioners have given Zamiagas Properties until April to firm up plans for a vacant lot along Washington Road. At its Dec. 9 meeting, commissioners asked Zamiagas COO David Martens to return by the spring ...

South Fayette passes budget, launches website

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The South Fayette township board of commissioners voted to approve a $9.79 million spending budget for 2015 at its Dec. 10 voting meeting, holding property taxes at 3.48 mils. The board also approved three tax abatement ...

South Fayette’s DiDonato to coach Grove City football team

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South Fayette’s offensive coordinator Andrew DiDonato will replace Chris Smith as the head coach of Grove City College football team after the 2015 season. According to the college, DiDonato will join the coaching...

Arrests of two men cause partial lockdown of Canonsburg Middle School

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Two men are in Washington County jail after they were taken into custody for separate incidents late morning Dec. 10 near Canonsburg Middle School that caused a brief, partial lockdown at the school.

SpringHouse has no worries about eggnog safety, despite state action

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Consumers who purchased eggnog from the SpringHouse on Route 136, Eighty Four, should discard any remaining product because it may not have been pasteurized properly, according to a spokeswoman from the state Department ...