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Women of St. Benedict’s fill shoeboxes with love

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The Women of St. Benedict the Abbot Church in Peters Township were so moved following a talk by the director of an outreach program in West Virginia, the ladies decided to begin filling shoeboxes with toiletries, mittens...

Bethel Park man retired after 50 years working at McGinnis Sisters

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At 3 p.m. Oct. 30, Bethel Park resident Jack Schricker walked out the door of McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores for the final time. Oh, he’ll be back – but as a customer and not as an employee.

Corbett and Wolf square off in race

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Even though the Nov. 4 general election will see voters select a governor, that, and the bid for lieutenant governor, may be the only hotly-contested races on the ballot in the South Hills.

Peters Township schools hires new dean of students

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During a brief special meeting of the Peters Township School Board Oct. 27, the board unanimously hired April Ragland as the new Dean of Students at the high school. No effective date was given.

Options discussed in Peters Township about Boyer Road intersection

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When the Whispering Pines development is built out, residents along Boyer Road are expecting traffic problems, including trucks attempting to make a left turn on to Bebout Road at the more easterly intersection.

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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.

Elderly Peters Township woman out $4,000 in elaborate scam

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An 86-year-old Peters Township woman is out $4,000 after bogus telephone calls convinced her she won a $600,000 prize from Publisher’s Clearing House, township police said.

South Fayette police officers trained on Project Lifesaver

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One of the worst fears caregivers face is when their loved one – an adult or a child – wanders away.

Pati Petite Bakery changes yet stays the same

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Pati Petite Cookies Inc. has been a staple in South Fayette Township with the yellow smiley face on the adjacent silo along Mayview Road since 1964. And even though the family-owned bakery was sold almost a year ago to t...

Peters Township and sanitary authorities applying for portion of Local Share Account Grants

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The deadline for applying for grants through the Washington County Local Share Account from gaming funds is Oct. 15, and Peters Township wasted no time in applying for money, including supporting requests for funds from ...

Peters Township residents conquer Mt. Rainier

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Dr. David N. Vaughan, D.M.D., a Washington dentist and a Peters Township resident, has climbed Mt. Rainier not once, but twice in the past 15 years, the most recent being Aug. 4-9.

Governor signs death warrant for Richard Baumhammers

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Gov. Tom Corbett signed a death warrant Oct. 6 for convicted killer Richard Baumhammers as Baumhammers, 49, exhausted his state appeals. The execution was set for Dec. 3.

Two men helping high school students and families prepare for college

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While playing paddle tennis at St. Clair Country Club a few years ago, Brad Killmeyer and Matt Sherwin discovered they had more in common than the game.

Town Hall South kicks off with Robert Edsel

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Robert Edsel, founder and president of The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, began his speech during a Town Hall South lecture Oct. 7 by asking all those in the audience who served in the military, in...

Chili cook-off benefits woman with paraganglioma

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Most have never heard of the disease paraganglioma. For Christy Hazaga and her mother Debra Mayotte, both of Pleasant Hills, the diagnosis is all too familiar.

$4 million in renovations for Peters Township’s McMurray Elementary School

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Members of the Peters Township School Board spent more than two hours during a special meeting Sept. 29 discussing possible renovations at McMurray Elementary School as outlined by HHSDR Architects of Pittsburgh.

Peters Township High School Assistant Principal resigns two weeks into the job

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Jason Marvin began his duties as the new assistant principal at Peters Township High School Sept. 15. On Sept. 29, the school board accepted his resignation.