All Stories http://www.observer-reporter.com/section/?template=rss&mime=xml All Stories en-us http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140418/NEWS/140419948&source=RSS South Hills police participating in Drug Take-Back Day April 26 Experts never advise flushing unwanted or unused prescriptions or over-the-counter medications down the toilet to eventually end up in the water system. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:28:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140418/NEWS/140419948&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140417/NEWS/140419949&source=RSS Expansion possible for South Fayette High School With enrollment at South Fayette High School expected to increase significantly in the coming years, Eckles Architecture has begun the process of a feasibility study to see how much space would be needed to expand the current high school. At an April 15 meeting, David Esposito of Eckles recommended a total of nearly 62,000 square feet be added... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:39:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140417/NEWS/140419949&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140417/NEWS11/140419950&source=RSS Mt. Lebanon rifle team future unclear Mt. Lebanon’s high school rifle team is safe for the time being, though it remains unclear whether the team will retain its own space in the district’s renovated high school or will have to travel elsewhere to practice. The team has spent the last two years in limbo as the school board debates a costly renovation of the existing... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:39:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140417/NEWS11/140419950&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140417/SPECIAL11/140419953&source=RSS (No heading) http://washingtonobserverreporter.pa.usmst07.newsmemory.com/default.php?pSetup=washingtonobserverreporter_southhillsliving Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:19:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140417/SPECIAL11/140419953&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140417/NEWS/140419954&source=RSS District attorney dropping charges against South Fayette student Close friends and classmates, as well as people who didn’t know Christian Stanfield, were on hand for a celebratory gathering Tuesday evening at Bubba’s Burgers in South Fayette Township. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:57:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140417/NEWS/140419954&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/LIFESTYLES03/140419956&source=RSS Celebrate Indian Pride fundraiser Registration is now open for “Celebrate Indian Pride,” a fundraiser sponsored by The Peters Township Quarterback Club in support of the PT Indians Football Team. The fundraiser will take place from 7-10:30 p.m. May 3 at the Le Gras Hall at St. Louise De Marillac Church, Upper St. Clair. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:44:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/LIFESTYLES03/140419956&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/UNKNOWN/140419957&source=RSS Jacoby, Friday, Maggi among WPIAL Hall inductees A former football coach, basketball standout and wrestling official are among the area products to be inducted into the WPIAL’s Hall of Fame. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:24:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/UNKNOWN/140419957&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/SPORTS/140419958&source=RSS Peters Township keeping pace in Section 5 baseball While Joe Maize is pleasantly surprised by Peters Township’s success so far this baseball campaign, the manager does not waver much from his pre-season predictions as the Indians embark on second-half action in Section 5-AAAA. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:24:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/SPORTS/140419958&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/OPINION02/140419973&source=RSS The failure of international baccalaureate evidence The scores are in. The Upper St. Clair “International School,” hijacked by the International Baccalaureate Organization a few years ago, ranked 57th in the Region for fourth grade on the most recent PSSA testing, and far, far lower state-wide. In case anyone wonders whether this is a fluke, you should note that last year, the... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:51:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/OPINION02/140419973&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/OPINION02/140419971&source=RSS USC residents get a lot for their tax dollars In his long-winded diatribe of April 9 (USC taxes too high), Oren Spiegler is mystified as to why USC’s township tax is higher than that of Pine Township. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:03:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/OPINION02/140419971&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/OPINION02/140419974&source=RSS Concussions a real danger on artificial turf I have read with interest the debate regarding laying turf on the recreation fields in Mt. Lebanon. Besides the obvious cost involved and the potential adverse effects to the surrounding areas by the impact from decreasing the amount of permeable surface for storm water runoff – which, by the way, the good citizens of Mt. Lebanon are... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:51:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/OPINION02/140419974&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/LIFESTYLES0303/140419986&source=RSS Seniors – April 16 Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health Plan sponsors Inspiring New Solutions and Providing Individualized Resources and Education at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Classes are free. To register, call 412-864-2092. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:14:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/LIFESTYLES0303/140419986&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/LIFESTYLES0302/140419977&source=RSS Religion - April 16 At South Hills Assembly, Bethel Park, Lunch Bunch with Bible study for ages 65+ will begin at noon April 17. Cost is $6. Call Pastor Paul. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:28:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/LIFESTYLES0302/140419977&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/LIFESTYLES04/140419976&source=RSS Sights & Sounds - April 16 Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy, “Candida.” Directed by Ted Pappas, “Candida” runs April 17-May 18 at the O’Reilly Theater in the Cultural District. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:42:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/LIFESTYLES04/140419976&source=RSS http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/OPINION01/140419963&source=RSS Franklin Regional incident hits too close to home L ast week, the all too familiar news of school violence hit close to home when 16-year old Alex Hribal allegedly went on a stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. The incident proves that no high school, no neighborhood, no one is immune to the senseless violence that is plaguing our nation. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:24:00 EST http://www.thealmanac.net/article/20140416/OPINION01/140419963&source=RSS