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USC’s Smith to dine with Olympian

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As a runner who covers 800 meters in well under two minutes, James Smith requires no head start against anybody. However, the Upper St. Clair native will get a jump on the Liberty Mile competition this week when he dines...

USC leads All-America list

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Upper St. Clair placed six individuals and three relays on the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association/Speedo All America list. All are members of the high school team as well as the Upper St. Clair Swim Club. ...

Cool Springs Sports Complex attracts golfers & sports enthusiasts

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Since 1977, Cool Springs, located at the intersection of Hamilton and Baptist roads in Bethel Park, was the place to be on a steamy Saturday night. This July 26 was no exception as the driving range and 18-hole miniature...

Week of July 30

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Childcare

Week of July 30

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BERGER - Lewis W., 86, Mt. Lebanon, July 25.

Solar car chargers open in Robinson

- You can now charge your car in addition to your credit card while shopping in the Mall at Robinson.

Fire in Mt. Lebanon injures one

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A woman suffered smoke inhalation after a grease fire started at 9:34 a.m. inside her kitchen at 15 Bower Hill Road.

Faith newest member of the freshman class at Bethel Park High School

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Melissa Szabo has put her trust in Faith.

Castle Shannon mayor wins Pa. Mayor of the Year

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Donald Baumgarten says it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. The 81 year-old mayor of Castle Shannon has earned the respect of his peers and recognition across the commonwealth, winning the 43rd annual...

Phone scam in South Fayette

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Phone scammers routing calls from Jamaica are contacting South Hills residents and posing as representatives with Publisher’s Clearing House. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said the callers...

Swallow Hill/Lindsay Road construction continues

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While local drivers have dealt with traffic delays this summer, construction work on Swallow Hill Road is progressing on schedule.

Memorial service set for Christ

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A memorial service will be held for Dr. Ronald A. Christ at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Christ United Methodist Church. Dr. Christ, 80, died June 25, 2014.

Week of July 23

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Senior picnic

Bernie Queneau named honorary Eagle Scout at age 102

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Bernie Queneau is quick to point out that when, upon meeting someone, he prefers to shake a man’s hand and to hug a lady – with his wife Esther’s permission, of course.

Judicial branch upheld religious freedom

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In regard to your recent editorial, “Hobby Lobby ruling dangerous” (July 9): The recent ruling of the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case was far from “terrifying.” What is terrifying is the...

No wonder America has a weight problem

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A chicken burrito bowl at Chipotle, with brown rice, pinto beans, grilled fajita vegetables, salsa, sour cream and cheese packs a staggering 750 calories and 32.5 grams of fat – nearly half of the recommended inta...

Week of July 23

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Baldwin United Presbyterian Church will hold a vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 13 and 20 for children in kindergarten-fifth grade. Have fun, meet new friends and make c...

Week of July 23

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To turf or not to turf

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We Leboites should thank our lucky stars that the biggest concerns currently confronting our sleepy little suburb are to coldly cull or just politely neuter our dancing and prancing (into traffic) deer population and to ...

Week of July 23

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At the Bible Chapel, McMurray, a Celebration Weekend will take place July 26-27. Come for food and fellowship following the Saturday evening and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services. Light re...

South Fayette school board nixes federal lunch requirements

- South Fayette school district lunches will stay the same for 2014-15. The school board voted at its July 22 meeting to approve the recommendation of food service director Tricia Wood to maintain prices and a la ...

Court: real estate agents need not disclose murders, suicides

- Pennsylvania realtors do not have to worry about disclosing murder-suicides to potential buyers. The Pa. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on July 21 that such grisly events do not constitute material defects and ...

I-79 traffic restrictions

- PennDOT is announcing single lane closures starting July 24 in Collier, Scott and Robinson townships along a nearly five mile stretch of I-79 between Bridgeville and Campbells Run Road.

Mt. Lebanon School District to maintain turf fields

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The Mt. Lebanon School Board approved a maintenance agreement with the municipality covering Middle and Wildcat fields. The municipality recently approved a controversial project that will replace the grass on both field...

Helmet giveaway

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The Allegheny County Parks Department is hosting a free Hard Heads Helmet Fitting event for kids on July 24 at the 3B Action Park next to the wave pool in Boyce Park. Those 17 and under are invited to receive one of the ...

Tick bites, Lyme disease up in Allegheny County

- When it comes to Lyme disease, don't wait to see a bullseye. The Allegheny County Health Department Director is advising those who go outdoors to be vigilant as there were 145 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2...

Week of July 21

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CECIL TOWNSHIP

Triathlon provides soggy fun for kids with a cause

- Little kids like nothing better than splashing around in puddles and the children, ages 7-11, participating in the 14th annual Kids Triathlon enjoyed a soggy morning on July 19 doing just that at the South Park ...

Singin’ in the rain

- Mackenzie Conway of Bethel Park waves her flag and Cub Scout Ethan Fuson covers his heart while holding his pennant as the national anthem is sung prior to the Kids Triathlon. Despite inclement weather, ages 7-1...

St. Clair Hospital celebrates 60 years

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Piano jazz and the smell of grilled scallops greeted over 200 guests at the annual St. Clair Hospital Summer Swing fundraiser on July 18, as hospital leadership celebrated 60 years of growth at St. Clair Country Club. <...

Backyard chickens newest trend in South Hills

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With names like Scratchy, Ethel, Lorraine, Junebug, Daisy and Email, six chickens living in the backyard of the Lucas family residence in Peters Township are, by ordinance definition, family pets and are not strictly a f...

Week of July 23

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Louis L. Angelo of McMurray, son of Judy and Lou Angelo, graduated with a cumulative grade-point average of 4.0 from Drexel University with an Ed.D. in educational leadership and management with a concentration in human ...

Kous Kous Cafe owner finds lessons in teaching

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Abdel Khila is always trying to find the time to keep Kous Kous Cafe open when people want to eat his sweet and spicy Moroccan fare.

‘Hairspray’

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July 25, 26, 31; Aug. 1, 2

Beer Garden Bash

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Aug. 23

LocaL to perform

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July 27

Bower Hill Swim Club celebrates 50 years of operation

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Nestled in a neighborhood dale off Bower Hill Road, near Vanadium Road, sits a summer jewel … the Bower Hill Swim Club. Despite competition from large community pools and recreation centers, the five-acre complex ...

‘The Cat in the Hat’

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Through Aug. 2

South Fayette Township seeks input on flood plan

- South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners is seeking public input on its new flood plan ahead of a Sept. 25 deadline to update ordinances to meet federal law.

Hobby Lobby ruling taking the country in the right direction

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On June 30, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of a privately owned company, Hobby Lobby, protecting its owners’ religious rights under Bill Clinton’s 1993 Religious Freedom Restoratio...

County Parks host basketball camps

- The Allegheny County Parks Department has announced that it will host “Play Well Allegheny Basketball Camps” in Boyce Park, August 7-9, and in South Park, August 11-13. Each three-day camp is open to...

In Peters Township, chickens are considered pets

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Six hens in Peters Township may live in an outdoor coop and lay eggs, because according to the township’s zoning hearing board and its interpretation of township ordinances, chickens are family pets.

Week of July 16

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The partners of the certified public accounting firm of Goff Backa Alfera & Company, LLC (GBACO) announce the hiring of Julia E. Backa as a staff consultants. Julia is a 2011 gr...

Tom Corbett has Pennsylvania’s best interests at heart

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I am puzzled by polling numbers regarding Gov. Tom Corbett. They lead me to wonder, “Exactly what are Pennsylvania voters looking for in a governor?” In Tom Corbett, we have a hard-working proven man of pri...

Flashy U.S. Embassies not worth the cost

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As of this writing, the United States deficit is $366 billion – and that is actually a 26 percent decline from the previous year.

Week of July 16

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Acting camp

Week of July 16

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SF seniors meet

South Fayette School Board president’s arrogance unacceptable

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Public discourse hit a new low when South Fayette School Board president Leonard Fornella told a reporter for the Trib, “I won’t give incomplete, indecipherable financial information to a novice who won...

Week of July 16

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BP German awards

South Fayette school board mulls expansion

- Costs for any potential expansions and renovations at South Fayette School District will stay secret for now. After the district denied the Tribune-Review's right to know request citing "pre-decisional deliberat...