Tony LaRussa, Author at North Journal

Author: Tony LaRussa


Ross slashes $2.1 million from budget to make up for pandemic losses
June 21, 2020
Ross Township has carved out $2.1 million from this year’s budget to cover an anticipated 10% loss in revenue resulting from the state-mandated shutdown of non-essential businesses.

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McCandless issues schedule for reopening, resuming services
June 8, 2020
McCandless officials on Monday issued a schedule for the town’s plans to reopen facilities and resume services as the state-mandated shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic ends in Allegheny County.

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State waiver helps AHN keep construction on track for new hospitals in Pine, Harmar
June 8, 2020
The state’s waiver for construction of health care facilities during the mandated shutdown has allowed Allegheny Health Network to stay on track with plans to open a new 160-bed hospital in Pine Township, as well as a “small format” hospital in Harmar, officials announced Monday.

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North Hills primary voting locations announced
May 27, 2020
Registered voters living in the North Hills who have not returned a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary will be limited to one polling location for the municipality in which they live, according to Allegheny County election officials.

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Ross commissioner stepping down because of move
May 27, 2020
Ross Commissioner Jeremy Shaffer announced that he is resigning his seat on the board because his family is moving out of the township.

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McCandless taps retired real estate executive to fill vacancy on town council
May 26, 2020
McCandless has filled the vacancy for the Ward 2 representative to town council.

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Free virtual job fair a chance to connect with dozens of companies
May 17, 2020
People searching for a job can connect with more than 40 companies in the region during a free virtual job fair on May 27.

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The Week: North Hills – May 10-16, 2020
May 15, 2020
Here are some of recent Tribune-Review news stories and features from the North Hills.

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Public swimming pools in North Hills taking ‘wait-and-see’ approach to opening
May 14, 2020
Operators of several public swimming pools in the North Hills are waiting to make a decision about when, or if, they will open for the season.

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Former Ross Township police chief Dwight Gutherie dies
May 14, 2020
A long-time Ross Township police officer who rose through the ranks to lead the department during the 1980s has died.

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Free drive-thru covid-19 testing available at CVS in McCandless, Hampton
May 14, 2020
Two of the nine new drive-thru covid-19 test sites being opened in Pennsylvania by CVS will be located in the North Hills, the pharmacy chain announced today.

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Demolition underway at former Trader Horn site in McCandless
May 13, 2020
Demolition is well underway at the site of the former Trader Horn store and Bally’s fitness center in McCandless to make way for a mixed-use development that includes a personal care home, duplexes and a retail center.

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McCandless considers canceling Community Day as part of plan to plug $1-million budget hole
May 13, 2020
McCandless’ annual Community Day celebration to mark the end of summer likely will be a casualty of the financial hit the town is facing due to the state-mandated shutdown to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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McCandless mulls creative solution for speeding as stop sign request to state likely to fail
May 12, 2020
Despite several McCandless residents pleading for stop signs at a busy intersection in their neighborhood, the location likely doesn’t meet the state’s criteria for putting them up, according to town officials.

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Cranberry replaces Memorial Day service with video of event honoring fallen
May 11, 2020
Social-distancing guidelines will prevent Cranberry Township residents from gathering this Memorial Day to honor members of the military who lost their lives while serving.

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North Allegheny poised to tap retired Upper St. Clair superintendent as interim leader
May 11, 2020
The North Allegheny school board is expected to appoint a retired Upper St. Clair school superintendent to serve on an interim basis as the district’s top administrator.

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North Hills Genealogists hosting professional organizer who helps keep research tidy
May 11, 2020
The North Hills Genealogists club will host a virtual meeting of its monthly seminar on searching for family history records.

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The Week: North Hills – May 3-9, 2020
May 8, 2020
Here are some of recent Tribune-Review news stories and features from the North Hills.

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North Allegheny delays elementary school redistricting, keeps plan for middle school
May 8, 2020
North Allegheny is moving forward with middle school redistricting for the 2020-21 school year, but will wait a year before redistricting its seven elementary schools.

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North Allegheny to hold ‘live’ graduation, other events to honor Class of 2020
May 6, 2020
Unless restrictions on large social gatherings are still in effect, North Allegheny plans to proceed with a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020.

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Police: Dispute over ‘intimate partner’ led to killing of Pitt coronavirus researcher
May 6, 2020
The recent murder-suicide in Ross Township that left two men dead from gunshot wounds was the result of a long-running dispute over an intimate partner, according to investigators.

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North Hills graduation ceremony will proceed with social-distancing measures
May 5, 2020
The North Hills School District will employ social-distancing measures during a public graduation ceremony for members of the class of 2020, officials announced.

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Passavant hospital team provides update on response to coronavirus cases in North Hills
May 5, 2020
A team of experts from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center say the initial surge of coronavirus cases in the North Hills appears to be leveling out, but pockets of people infected with the potentially deadly virus remain.

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North Allegheny hires firm to search for new superintendent
May 5, 2020
The North Allegheny School District has hired a company to conduct a search for its next superintendent.

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West View cancels Memorial Day parade; Ross scratches July 4th celebration
May 4, 2020
West View’s annual Memorial Day parade and Ross Township’s Fourth of July celebration have been canceled due to uncertainties about whether social distancing and other measures to limit the spread of coronavirus will be lifted in time.

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Applicants sought to fill McCandless council vacancy
May 4, 2020
McCandless is accepting applications to fill the unexpired term for the Ward 2 representative on town council.

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Pitt coronavirus researcher killed in likely murder-suicide
May 4, 2020
Ross police say an incident Saturday that left two men dead from gunshot wounds likely was a murder-­suicide.

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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Bradford Woods
May 4, 2020
A raccoon picked up in Bradford Woods has tested positive for rabies, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.

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North Hills taking steps to avoid hiking taxes for 7th consecutive year
May 1, 2020
The North Hills School Board has approved a preliminary budget for the 2020-21 school year that holds the line on property taxes, maintains all programs and curriculum, and keeps staffing at its current level.

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Police: Pittsburgh man threatened with gun; possible link to car thefts in Ross
April 29, 2020
Ross Township and Pittsburgh police are conducting a joint investigation of thefts from vehicles and a possible related incident in which a man was threatened at gunpoint.

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Waste Management resuming yard waste, bulk pickup items
April 29, 2020
Starting Monday, residents in North Hills communities served by Waste Management can resume putting yard waste out for pickup and scheduling collection of bulk waste items.

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Food giveaway set in McCandless for those affected by shutdown
April 29, 2020
Food will be distributed at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McCandless Town Hall for people struggling during the mandated shutdown to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Section of McKnight Road in Ross down to single lane for pavement repairs
April 29, 2020
A portion of northbound McKnight Road in Ross Township is reduced to a single lane while repairs are being made to the roadway where a water main ruptured.

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All communities in North Allegheny, North Hills school districts report coronavirus cases
April 28, 2020
There are 56 cases of the novel coronavirus in the four communities that comprise the North Allegheny School District, according to the Allegheny County Health Department’s interactive map.

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Realtor, pizza shop team up to feed Passavant health care workers
April 27, 2020
A real estate company with headquarters in the North Hills and a local pizza shop have teamed up to feed health care workers on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus.

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McCandless seeking applicants for junior member of town council
April 27, 2020
High school juniors and seniors interested in an insider’s view of how local government operates can apply for a position as a junior member of McCandless council.

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The Week: North Hills – April 19-25, 2020
April 25, 2020
Here are some of recent Tribune-Review news stories and features from the North Hills.

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McCandless councilman to resign because of new North Allegheny job
April 24, 2020
First-term McCandless Councilman Bill Kirk is resigning his seat on town council to avoid potential conflicts of interest with his new job as head of project management for the North Allegheny School District.

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Franklin Park seeking applicants for junior borough council member
April 23, 2020
Franklin Park is accepting applications from candidates to serve as a junior member of borough council.

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2 North Allegheny seniors awarded scholarships from McCandless Democrats
April 23, 2020
Two North Allegheny seniors — Kendel Barber and Vincent Raitt — each will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the McCandless Democratic Committee.

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Ross OKs adding security cameras to 3 parks
April 22, 2020
Video surveillance cameras will be installed at three Ross Township parks to curb vandalism and add a measure of security for visitors.

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Cranberry cancels Community Days celebration amid coronavirus concerns
April 22, 2020
Uncertainty about when orders will be lifted to allow people to gather in large groups again prompted Cranberry Township officials to cancel this year’s Community Days celebration.

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Ross creates no-parking zones along parts of 2nd Street, Mazer Avenue
April 22, 2020
Ross Township has created no-parking zones along portions of 2nd Street and Mazer Avenue.

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Coronavirus fears prompt cancellation of summer youth program for kids in North Allegheny district
April 21, 2020
A summer recreation program for kids in four North Hills communities has been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, officials announced.

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North Hills charity collecting, distributing free food to families struggling amid shutdown
April 21, 2020
North Hills Community Outreach will distribute free food to residents in several communities Thursday.

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Restrictions to be put in place for I-279 inspection work
April 20, 2020
There will be shoulder restrictions along a stretch of Parkway North in Ross Township on Tuesday for wall inspection work, PennDOT announced.

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App needed to view, participate in Ross commissioners meeting
April 20, 2020
Ross Township residents can view and participate in the online commissioners meeting at 7 p.m. Monday by downloading an application and signing up in advance, officials announced.

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Cranberry volunteers provide a sanitary solution for first responders
April 17, 2020
Volunteers are helping Cranberry Township’s first responders by assembling nearly 500 spray bottles with hand sanitizer they can use to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

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North Hills school board sets sights on no tax hike for 2020-21
April 17, 2020
North Hills School District officials say while they do not yet know the full financial ramifications of the mandatory shutdown and stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of coronavirus, they are committed to keeping property taxes at the current level for the 2020-21 school year and not furloughing teachers.

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Time to kill? Bradford Woods urges rooting out invasive plants to help environment
April 16, 2020
Social distancing requirements forced the Bradford Woods Conservancy to cancel the planned cleanup day in the Reserve on April 11.

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Police locate McCandless woman missing since March 17
April 16, 2020
A McCandless woman who was missing for two week has been located and is safe, Allegheny County police said this afternoon.

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Vehicle procession draws hundreds to honor UPMC Passavant health workers
April 16, 2020
Residents and emergency responders in the North Hills showed their appreciation for health care workers at UPMC Passavant Wednesday night with a boisterous procession of vehicles with horns honking and lights flashing through the hospital’s campus in McCandless.

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First of four food drives this month being held Friday in McCandless
April 15, 2020
Friday will be the first of four food drives being held this month by the Town of McCandless to help people struggling during the mandated shutdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

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McCandless sewer authority helps with project to add permanent potties to busy North Park sites
April 15, 2020
Signs warning against physical contact faced an empty North Park playground this week as the coronavirus continued to spread. But when regular activities resume, visitors to two popular spots for kids will no longer have to use portable toilets.

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Vehicle procession at UPMC Passavant will honor health care workers
April 15, 2020
North Hills residents can show their support for health care workers by participating in procession of vehicles at UPMC Passavant hospital in McCandless.

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Bradford Woods Conservancy seeking residents needing help, volunteers to assist
April 14, 2020
The Bradford Woods Conservancy is spearheading an effort to match younger residents with elderly neighbors who need help with shopping or other chores.

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North Hills school board holding monthly meeting online
April 14, 2020
The North Hills school board is planning to hold its Thursday night meeting online so it can adhere to social-distancing measures, district officials announced.

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North Hills schools working on contingency plans to honor class of 2020
April 14, 2020
School officials in the North Hills are navigating uncharted waters as they try to develop alternative plans for graduation ceremonies if social-distancing orders prevent traditional gatherings.

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Residents can participate in McCandless council meeting
April 13, 2020
McCandless will conduct its council meeting tonight online using the Zoom platform to prevent the spread of coronavirus through person-to-person contact, town officials announced.

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Couple puts 3D printer to work making masks for front lines
April 7, 2020
Joe Dornetta never imagined the 3D printer he bought months ago would be anything more than a cool piece of technology to explore in his spare time.

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North Hills communities using technology to hold ‘public’ meetings during stay-at-home order
April 7, 2020
Most municipalities in the North Hills are planning to use technology or some other method to conduct public voting meetings while the state is under a mandated stay-at-home order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Carnegie Mellon, Chatham archivists discuss using college archives on North Hills Genealogists livestream
April 6, 2020
To comply with the mandated stay-at-home order to slow the spread of coronavirus, the North Hills Genealogists Club is replacing its regular monthly program at La Roche University with a livestreaming presentation at 7 p.m. on April 20.

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The Week: North Hills – March 29-April 4, 2020
April 3, 2020
Here are some of recent Tribune-Review news stories and features from the North Hills.

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Number of confirmed covid-19 cases increase in North Hills
April 3, 2020
A dozen municipalities in the North Hills reported increases in the number of covid-19 cases during the past week, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.

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North Hills school districts close buildings, fields; switch to remote learning
April 2, 2020
School districts in the North Hills are taking various steps to implement the governor’s decision to close all schools indefinitely to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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North Hills pizza chain helps feed customers with 1,000 free pies
April 1, 2020
A staple of North Hills restaurants helped keep its hungry hunkered-down customers fed on Wednesday by passing out 1,000 free pizzas.

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Adaptive device helps Carrick man share the funny for Wexford charity
April 1, 2020
Coming up with an April Fools’ Day prank to get a laugh won’t be necessary today.

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Virus cases in North Hills jump 22.6% in single day
March 31, 2020
Officials are urging residents to strictly adhere to the governor’s stay-at-home order as covid-19 spreads to Allegheny County suburbs including the North Hills, where the number of cases jumped more than 22% in one day.

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The Week: North Hills – March 15-28, 2020
March 27, 2020
Here are some of recent Tribune-Review news stories and features from the North Hills.

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Events at Bradford Woods Reserve canceled through April
March 27, 2020
The Bradford Woods Conservancy has canceled all events scheduled for the remainder of the month as well as April, officials announced.

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Cranberry seeking residents in need of essentials due to coronavirus shutdown
March 26, 2020
Cranberry Township officials are trying to identify residents who need food, water, toiletries and other essentials as a result of the mandated shutdown of non-life sustaining businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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North Hills communities to be impacted by waste hauling changes
March 26, 2020
The waste hauler for a majority of North Hills communities is suspending some of its services to prepare for a possible drop in its workforce due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Phase 2 of cemetery expansion gets OK from Ross commissioners
March 26, 2020
Plans to expand North Side Catholic Cemetery have received the go-ahead from Ross Township commissioners.

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North Hills residents respond to call for food donations to help neighbors
March 25, 2020
Scores of North Hills residents on Wednesday responded to a call for food donations by dropping off hundreds of pounds of groceries in a single hour at a Hampton church parking lot.

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Sisters of Divine Providence holding ‘Super Sweepstakes’ for charity
March 25, 2020
Plenty of people who take a chance at winning some cash hope for a little divine intervention to sway the odds in their favor.

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CCAC student newspaper staff wins multiple journalism awards
March 25, 2020
A journalist for Community College of Allegheny County’s student newspaper,”The Voice,” has been honored by a national organization for a series of comic strips she produced, college officials announced.

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Most parks in North Hills open, visitors advised to guard against exposure to coronavirus
March 24, 2020
Ross Township today joined several others in the North Hills by shutting down parks and recreational facilities to help limit exposure to the coronavirus.

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North Hills Community Outreach holding food drive Wednesday
March 24, 2020
A North Hills charity is holding a food drive on Wednesday afternoon to help families running low on supplies.

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The Week: North Hills – March 15-21, 2020
March 21, 2020
Here are some of recent Tribune-Review news stories and features from the North Hills.

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Fire damages ‘castle’ house in Marshall Township
March 18, 2020
Fire heavily damaged part of a Marshall Township home that was built to resemble a 13th century English castle, complete with turrets, battlements, a dry moat and a drawbridge.

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McCandless suspends some routine police business as precaution against coronavirus spread
March 17, 2020
To limit possible exposure to coronavirus, the McCandless Police Department is suspending several routine activities, towns officials announced.

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North Hills municipalities differ on need to cancel public meetings to curb coronavirus spread
March 17, 2020
Officials in several North Hills municipalities have decided to proceed with public voting meetings with some restrictions to reduce the chances of spreading the coronavirus while others are taking a more cautious tact by canceling the gatherings altogether.

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North Hills School District suspending most public events amid coronavirus fears; sporting events continuing
March 13, 2020
The North Hills School District has canceled a number of upcoming public events to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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McCandless cancels public meetings, issues guidelines to curb spread of coronavirus
March 13, 2020
The Town of McCandless is implementing so-called “social distancing measures” in all of its operations to limit contact between people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, officials announced this morning.

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Construction well underway for 2 new spots to ‘fill up’ in McCandless
March 13, 2020
Two new projects to help McCandless residents fill their bellies and gas tanks are taking shape.

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St. Brendan’s Church hosting gatherings for meager meals, prayer during Lent
March 12, 2020
St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church is offering the following programs:

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Coronavirus concerns cancel North Hills’ town hall on vaping dangers
March 12, 2020
An upcoming town hall meeting scheduled by the North Hills School District to discuss the dangers of vaping has been cancelled, district officials announced.

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Tragic history comes to life in North Allegheny’s ‘Titanic The Musical’
March 10, 2020
North Allegheny Senior High School brought history to life last week in musical fashion with its production of “Titanic The Musical.”

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Military officer, cancer researcher selected as 2020 North Hills School District Distinguished Alumni
March 9, 2020
The North Hills has selected a decorated military police officer and a cancer researcher to receive this years Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Veteran officer hired to lead North Hills School District’s police department
March 9, 2020
A retired municipal police officer who has been working for the North Hills School District Police Department since it was launched in 2018 has been hired to serve as its new chief.

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Eligible North Allegheny seniors can apply for McCandless Democratic Committee scholarship
March 9, 2020
North Allegheny high school seniors who are registered Democrats — or are the child of a Democrat — can apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the McCandless Democratic Committee.

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North Hills wants to extend superintendent’s contract 5 years when it expires in June 2021
March 9, 2020
The North Hills School Board announced that it already has decided to offer Superintendent Pat Mannarino a five-year contract extension when it expires in June 2021.

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Grown-ups can put their eye on the prize at adult Easter egg hunt in North Park
March 7, 2020
Hunting for Easter eggs isn’t just kid stuff.

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Fitness fundraiser at Block Northway benefits fight against dementia
March 6, 2020
The owner of a local fitness company is hoping to put a little more fun — and some sweat — into fundraising.

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Turning lane closed for 1 day for utility work along Babcock Boulevard in Ross
March 6, 2020
A turning lane at a busy Ross Township intersection will be shut down on Monday for utility work, PennDOT announced.

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Allegheny County police cracking down on North Park speeders
March 6, 2020
Allegheny County police are planning to step up speed enforcement in North Park after complaints about drivers ignoring the posted speed limits.

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The Week: North Hills – March 1-7, 2020
March 6, 2020
Here are some of recent Tribune-Review news stories and features from the North Hills.

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Traffic delays expected during 6-month repair project along Brandt School Road
March 5, 2020
Traffic on a section of Brandt School Road in Franklin Park will experience short stoppages during the next six months while extensive repair work to the roadway is being done, the Allegheny County Public Works Department announced.

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Paid census takers needed for decennial count of North Hills population
March 4, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring people in the North Hills to help with the massive job of counting the nation’s population this spring and summer.The part-time temporary positions pay $23.50 an hour and involve door-to-door canvasing of residents who did not respond to the Census survey before the end of April.

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Kids invited to ‘sing and dance in the aisles’ at North Allegheny’s free Disney-themed concert
March 4, 2020
Children in the North Hills are invited to dress up as their favorite Disney characters and sing and dance in the aisles at a free concert featuring Disney tunes performed by the North Allegheny High School orchestra.

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Hunting to trim Ross’ deer population could occur without formal plan being proposed by township officials
March 4, 2020
Even if Ross Township commissioners pass on approving a deer management plan that includes controlled archery hunts to thin the herds destroying local landscapes, causing motor vehicle wrecks and spreading Lyme Disease, residents could implement many of the measures — including hunting — on their own, according to the prime sponsor of the management plan.

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4th annual Yarn Bombing, other programs, activitites at Northland Public Library
March 3, 2020
Here are some of the upcoming programs offered at Northland Public Library. Some require registration online at northlandlibrary.org or by calling 412-366-8100. The library is at 300 Cumberland Road in McCandless.

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Ross approves creation of Athletic Advisory Board to track ball field conditions
March 3, 2020
Ross Township commissioners have taken an official first step toward creating a better way to monitor maintenance needs at its ball fields.

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McCandless boy seeking donations for shoe drive to help needy families
March 3, 2020
An 8-year-old McCandless boy is putting his best foot forward to help needy people in developing countries by collecting new and gently worn shoes.

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Ross OKs more than $750K in contracts for sanitary sewer improvements
March 3, 2020
Ross Township commissioners have awarded three contracts worth more than $750,000 to help repair and maintain the municipality’s sanitary sewer system.

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Waste hauler asks Ross to ban glass from curbside recycling; officials want alternatives
March 3, 2020
The company providing trash collection for Ross residents is asking township commissioners to ban glass from curbside recycling because it often contaminates other items that can be processed for reuse.

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North Allegheny moving forward with schedule changes at middle school despite questions about cost
March 3, 2020
The North Allegheny School Board has approved changes in the middle school schedule next year designed to boost mathematics and improve the learning environment, according to school officials.

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North Hills jazz band provides sounds of the season for annual Mardi Gras celebration
March 2, 2020
Members of the North Hills High School Jazz Band invited friends, family and neighbors to mark Leap Day on Feb. 29 with a Mardi Gras celebration.

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Genealogists to host program on using university archives for family history search
March 2, 2020
The North Hills Genealogists’ March 16 program will feature two representatives from local universities who will discuss how to use school archives to search for family history.

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Art show at Heritage Center in McCandless runs through April 1
March 1, 2020
The North Hills Arts Center is joining with the McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center for a show at the museum featuring a variety of pieces produced by local artists.

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Tickets on sale for North Allegheny spring show ‘Titanic: The Musical’
February 29, 2020
North Allegheny Senior High School is set to perform its spring show “Titanic The Musical.”

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The Week: North Hills – Feb. 23-29, 2020
February 29, 2020
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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5 school districts in North Hills receiving part of $53.7 million in state school security grants
February 28, 2020
Five school districts in the North Hills will receive a share of the $53.7 million in state grants to improve school safety, according to two local lawmakers.

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Local Daughters of American Revolution chapter responds to international ‘challenge’ to honor first U.S. president
February 27, 2020
The North Hills chapter of the National Society Daughters of American Revolution is always looking for opportunities to commemorate and celebrate significant moments in United States history.

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St. Brendan’s Episcopal collecting items for people in Haiti
February 27, 2020
St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church is offering the following programs.

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Upcoming show at North Hills Arts Center something to bark, squeal about
February 27, 2020
The North Hills Arts Center is hosting a free art show opening from 7 to 9 p.m. March 14 that will benefit two local animal rescue organizations: HelloBully, which rescues pit bulls; and the PigsburghSquealers pig rescue group.

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Person taken to hospital after rollover wreck on McKnight Road in Ross
February 27, 2020
One person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle rolled over Thursday morning on McKnight Road, Ross Township police said.

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Game commission recommends Ross institute managed archery hunt to thin township’s deer population
February 26, 2020
A state game warden is recommending Ross Township hold a managed archery hunt as a sure-fire way to thin the herd of the deer devouring expensive landscaping, causing vehicle wrecks and exposing residents to Lyme Disease from the ticks they carry.

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Vincentian Academy closing at end of school year amid declining enrollment
February 25, 2020
Vincentian Academy in McCandless will close its doors after 88 years because of declining enrollment, school officials announced on Tuesday.

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Teen vaping dangers topic of North Hills School District’s upcoming town hall
February 24, 2020
The North Hills School District will host a Town Hall meeting March 19 that will focus on the dangers teenagers face from vaping.

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North Hills gets good grades from parents on work-at-home snow days
February 24, 2020
The North Hills School District’s first use of a state program that lets kids work at home when school is cancelled because of weather or for other reasons was a success, according to a survey of district parents.

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Tick awareness program hosted by Longvue Acres Garden Club at Northmont Church
February 23, 2020
Sealarks Women’s Group will meet at 1 p.m. March 11 at Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Road, McCandless. There will be a program on hypnotherapy presented by Richard Bush. This group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone – widowed, divorced or never married. All women alone are welcome to attend and consider joining the group.

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The Week: North Hills – Feb. 16-22, 2020
February 22, 2020
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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Ross delays vote on cemetery expansion request so objectors can review revised plans
February 20, 2020
Ross commissioners have put off a vote on whether to allow the second phase of North Side Catholic Cemetery’s expansion project to proceed so objectors can have more time to review the plans.

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Ross official says different entrance might be solution to reopening Short Line Hollow Park
February 19, 2020
Ross Township’s Short Line Hollow Park is likely to remain closed until officials can come up with a plan to address the issues that forced the municipality to shut it down last fall.

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Ross Township commissioners award more than $1.5 million paving contract
February 19, 2020
Ross Township’s three-year blitz to address complaints from residents about the poor condition of streets has allowed officials to spend more this year on improving the municipality’s stormwater management system.

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Chill family fun focus of Winterfest at McCandless Crossing
February 18, 2020
The unseasonably mild temperatures won’t be enough to put a damper on Winterfest at the McCandless Crossing shopping center on Saturday.

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Heritage Center in McCandless serving as backdrop for art show
February 18, 2020
The North Hills Arts Center is teaming up with the McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center for a show at the museum featuring a variety of pieces produced by local artists.

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Girl Scouts setting up cookie connection at Block Northway
February 18, 2020
Didn’t get your fill of Girl Scout cookies yet?

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McCandless seeking volunteers for annual spring roadside cleanup
February 17, 2020
McCandless is seeking volunteers for its annual spring roadside cleanup on Saturday, April 4.

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Sticker program helps alert First Responders of McCandless residents with autism
February 16, 2020
McCandless residents with family members who have autism can alert first responders to their condition by placing a sticker on a window of their home and vehicles.

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St. Brendan’s Episcopal hosting hiking group, used book sale, more
February 13, 2020
St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church is offering the following programs.

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West View launches banner program to honor residents’ military service
February 13, 2020
West View has launched a program to honor past and present borough residents who answered the call to serve their country in the military.

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Residents begin moving in to new assisted living community in converted Ross hotel
February 12, 2020
Residents have begun moving into a new assisted living high rise that was created in a former hotel along McKnight Road in Ross Township.

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Northland Public Library announces a variety of upcoming programs
February 12, 2020
Here are some of the upcoming programs offered at Northland Public Library. Some require registration online at northlandlibrary.org or by calling 412-366-8100. The library is at 300 Cumberland Road in McCandless.

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‘I Made It Market’ at Block Northway a shopper’s paradise for specialty goods
February 11, 2020
There’s always plenty of great merchandise to shop for at The Block Northway in Ross Township.

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Healthy food, helping needy at the heart of chef’s new eatery in Ross
February 10, 2020
Veteran Pittsburgh chef Kevin Watson has launched his latest venture in Ross Township — Chef’s Table, which he dubs as the area’s “first restaurant with a heart.”

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North Allegheny students jump for joy to raise money for charity
February 10, 2020
Elementary school students in the North Allegheny School District are in the midst of a fundraiser to benefit North Hills Community Outreach dubbed Jump for the Hills.

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Ross switching sewer billing from quarterly to monthly starting in April
February 10, 2020
Starting in April, Ross Township residents will begin receiving bills for sewage service on a monthly basis instead of quarterly, township officials announced Wednesday.

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Democratic committee slates dinner for Feb. 15
February 10, 2020
The McCandless Democratic Committee will host its annual fundraiser Feb. 15 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. The event, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m., includes dinner, door prizes and an opportunity to meet candidates for political office, members of the committee and fellow residents.

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Cranberry 55+ Club seeking donations for annual food drive to help needy families
February 8, 2020
The Cranberry 55+ Club is holding a food drive through March 10 to help local families in need.

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The Week: North Hills – Feb. 2-8, 2020
February 8, 2020
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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Ross commissioner proposes Athletic Advisory Board for field improvements, maintenance
February 7, 2020
Ross officials know that the township’s thriving youth athletic leagues play an important role in attracting residents and keeping them in the community.

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St. Brendan’s Episcopal hosting numerous programs
February 7, 2020
St. Brendan’s Episcopal

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McCandless hires planning & zoning administrator to replace retiring department chief
February 6, 2020
McCandless council has hired a new administrator to lead the town’s Planning and Zoning Department.

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Dancers help ring in Lunar New Year with colorful performance at Ross Park Mall
February 6, 2020
A celebration to mark the Lunar New Year was held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.

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Ross man honored for 50 years of service with Coast Guard Auxiliary
February 5, 2020
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary recently recognized Ross Township resident Donald Kuczenski Sr. for his 50 years of service.

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Ross appoints residents to newly formed Environmental Advisory Committee
February 4, 2020
Ross Township commissioners on Monday appointed residents to serve on its newly created Environmental Advisory Council, which will serve as an advisory group on issues dealing with protection of natural resources.

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North Hills Drama Club takes audiences under the sea with performance of Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’
February 3, 2020
Members of the North Hills Drama Club took audiences on a journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends during the North Hills Drama Club ‘s winter musical “The Little Mermaid, Jr.”

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Neighborhood Block Party featuring ‘No Bad Ju Ju’ benefits North Hills Community Outreach
February 3, 2020
Early bird tickets are on sale for the 6th annual Neighborhood Block Party to benefit North Hills Community Outreach.

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The Week: North Hills – Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2020
February 1, 2020
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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Ross asking residents to report door-to-door utility solicitors operating in township
January 31, 2020
Ross Township police have issued an alert about a possible scam involving people going door-to-door asking to see residents’ utility bills and trying to get into their homes.

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Vincentian Academy theater students performing ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’
January 31, 2020
Students in Vincentian Academy’s Musical Theatre Program will perform “The Drowsy Chaperone” from Feb. 21 to 23 and again on Feb. 28 and 29.

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Northern Regional police: Men used stolen checks to make fake versions to cash
January 30, 2020
Police arrested two men they say were among several people who stole checks from mailboxes in an effort to create counterfeit versions they then attempted to cash.

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North Hills Genealogists hosting program on maximizing Google when searching for family history
January 30, 2020
The North Hills Genealogists Club will host a free program Feb. 17 on using the Google search engine to locate family history records.

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Ross hosting class on ancient art of ‘pysansky’ egg decorating
January 30, 2020
Ross Township has an upcoming event to help add a splash of color to the Easter holiday.

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North Allegheny hires new high school principal
January 29, 2020
A veteran educator working for the Mt. Lebanon School District has been selected to serve as the new principal for North Allegheny Senior High School.

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North Allegheny Intermediate performing ‘Clue, On Stage’
January 29, 2020
Students from North Allegheny Intermediate School will perform “Clue, On Stage” for its spring musical.

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Chinese New Year celebration at Ross Park Mall will feature dance performances
January 29, 2020
A celebration will be held to mark the Lunar New Year on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.

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McCandless passes on buying hybrids for police vehicles until road worthiness is proven
January 28, 2020
McCandless council has given the green light to spend more than $104,000 on three police vehicles, but decided to pass on buying hybrid versions until they have been in production longer.

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Traffic being restricted for a month along part of Siebert Road in Ross for utility line project
January 28, 2020
Starting Wednesday, traffic along a section of Siebert Road in Ross Township will be down to single-lane alternating traffic so crews can relocate utility lines, PennDOT announced.

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Knitters, crocheters gearing up for 4th annual ‘yarn bombing’ at Northland Library
January 28, 2020
Most knitters and crocheters are happy to use their skills to create beautiful and intricate items for themselves or family and friends.

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Ross grants preliminary approval for redevelopment of former liquor store site on Perry Highway
January 27, 2020
A plan to use the site of a former state liquor store on Perry Highway for a mixed-use development with 155 apartments, a pharmacy, fitness club, restaurants and a self-storage facility has received preliminary approval by Ross Township commissioners.

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North Hills wind ensemble only group from Pa. picked to perform at national music festival
January 27, 2020
The wind ensemble at North Hills High School will be one of just 16 groups from across the nation selected as a Featured Band this spring at the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Ross OKs change to start time for monthly township commissioner meetings
January 26, 2020
Ross Township commissioners have changed the start time for their regular monthly meetings.

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The Week: North Hills – Jan. 19-25, 2020
January 25, 2020
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai will not seek another term in office
January 23, 2020
Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai ended speculation about his political future Thursday by announcing that he will not seek another term in Harrisburg.

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Rising cost of providing services prompts West View to hike taxes for first time since 2009
January 22, 2020
For the first time in a decade, West View council has increased taxes to generate revenue needed to maintain the level of services provided by the borough.

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Student art exhibit at Block Northway an explosion of creativity and color
January 21, 2020
Art created by students from four North Hills high schools is on display at The Block Northway shopping center in Ross Township through Feb. 7.

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Tickets on sale for North Hills Drama Club’s production of ‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’
January 20, 2020
The North Hills Drama Club will perform its winter musical “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” for a three-night run Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

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Tickets on sale for McCandless Democratic Committee’s yearly fundraising dinner
January 19, 2020
The McCandless Democratic Committee will host its annual fundraiser on Feb. 15 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church.

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The Week: North Hills – Jan. 12-18, 2020
January 17, 2020
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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McCandless hosting panel discussion on causes, solutions to flooding
January 16, 2020
McCandless will play host to a panel of experts Feb. 5 who will discuss problems with flooding in the community and ways to reduce their impact on property.

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Students set to kick up their heels at high school musical preview
January 15, 2020
Thespians from half a dozen high schools in the North Hills will preview their spring musicals during a special event at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 and 7 at Memorial Park Church in Hampton.

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Carrier at post office on McKnight Road honored for heroic efforts on the job
January 15, 2020
A carrier at the post office along McKnight Road recently was honored with the Postmaster General Award for heroic efforts while on the job.

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McCandless approves street paving list, purchase of new truck
January 15, 2020
McCandless council approved several measures at its first business meeting of the year to help the public works department gear up for spring and summer projects.

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Health of Big Sewickley Creek Watershed topic of upcoming meeting
January 15, 2020
Environmentalists studying the condition of the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed will outline aspects of their research and steps residents can take to protect the community’s natural resources at a meeting in Franklin Township Jan. 30.

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Autism ‘sticker’ program launched in McCandless to alert first responders
January 14, 2020
Families in McCandless who have children or other family members with autism can now alert first responders to their condition by placing a sticker on a window of their home and vehicles.

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McCandless OKs liquor license transfer for new Alta Via restaurant
January 14, 2020
McCandless council has approved a request to transfer the liquor license from a former restaurant in Munhall to a new eatery being planned for the site of the former TGI Fridays along McKnight Road.

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Students set to kick up their heels at high school musical preview
January 14, 2020
Thespians from half a dozen high schools in the North Hills will preview their spring musicals during a special event at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 at Memorial Park Church in Hampton.

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McCandless council fills leadership positions, committee chairs
January 14, 2020
McCandless council has filled its leadership positions and assignments for committees that oversee key areas of the town’s operations.

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Ross kicks off intro to pickleball program for kids
January 13, 2020
Ross Township kicked off an introduction to pickleball program at the community center to teach kids ages of 8 to 14 the ins-and-outs of the game.

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State nixes North Allegheny’s request to practice run for Flexible Instruction Days
January 13, 2020
North Allegheny has cancelled the planned dry run of a new state program that lets school districts replace snow days.

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Pittsburgh musician Frzy looking to break Guinness record with 31-hour rap
January 10, 2020
Pittsburgh music artist Frzy will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest freestyle rap at a performance Saturday at The Block Northway in Ross Township.

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Block Northway exhibiting art created by North Hills area students
January 8, 2020
Art created by students from four North Hills high schools will be on display at The Block Northway shopping center in Ross Township from Jan. 13 to Feb. 7.

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Northland Library activities, events a great way to shake the winter doldrums
January 8, 2020
The solution for keeping kids busy during the long, cold winter months just might be right in the neighborhood.

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Haggis, pipe music set the tone for annual ode to Scottish poet Robert Burns
January 8, 2020
A celebration of all things Scottish will be held Jan. 25 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

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Slate of new school directors seated in 2 North Hills districts
January 7, 2020
Newly elected school directors in two North Hills school districts have been sworn-in for seats that they won in the Nov. 5 general election.

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McCandless cops seek tips on theft of baby Jesus statue on Christmas Eve
January 7, 2020
McCandless police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect wanted for stealing a ceramic baby Jesus statue from a Christmas display.

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Two North Allegheny schools closed after crash knocks out power
January 6, 2020
Two North Allegheny schools that were initially on a two-hour delay Monday morning because of a power outage, have closed for the day, according to district officials.

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New faces ready to take their seats among North Hills’ political leadership
January 4, 2020
Voters in the North Hills used the power of the ballot box in November to change the makeup of leadership in their municipalities.

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The Week – North Hills: Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2020
January 4, 2020
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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Impeachment topic of presentation by Duquesne University president at Franklin Park church
January 2, 2020
Duquesne University President Ken Gormley, who is a constitutional scholar, will give a presentation titled “Watergate, the Clinton Scandals and Impeachment in the Age of Trump” Jan. 16 as part of the Speaker Series offered by St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church in Franklin Park.

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News in the north: 2019 a year marked with ups and downs for North Hills communities
January 1, 2020
It was a year of highs and lows for North Hills communities. Here are some of the top issues that made news in 2019:

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North Allegheny boys lacrosse team spreads holiday cheer with community service
December 31, 2019
The 40 members of the North Allegheny boys lacrosse team spent the weeks leading up to Christmas spreading holiday cheer with several charity projects to benefit the community.

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Ross hosting intro to pickleball program for kids
December 27, 2019
Starting Jan. 11, kids in Ross Township and surrounding communities between the ages of 8 and 14 can learn the ins-and-outs of pickleball.

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McCandless council scaling back public meeting schedule for 2020
December 26, 2019
McCandless Town Council is streamlining its monthly meeting schedule in 2020.

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Options available for North Hills residents to discard withering Christmas trees
December 25, 2019
North Hills residents pining to keep a step ahead of the growing pile of needles under the Christmas tree need not fret.

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Franklin Park approves 2020 budget with no increase in property-tax rate
December 24, 2019
Franklin Park has approved a nearly $10 million general fund budget for 2020 that keeps the property tax rate at its current level with no planned cuts in services.

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Exploring local Jewish archives topic of next North Hills Genealogists program
December 24, 2019
The North Hills Genealogists Club is hosting a free meeting Jan. 20 to help people use local archives to learn more about their Jewish ancestors.

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The Week: North Hills – Dec. 15-21, 2019
December 21, 2019
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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North Hills superintendent hosting morning coffee to gather input from community
December 19, 2019
Residents of the North Hills School District who want to learn more about how the district operates from the person in charge are invited to meet informally with Superintendent Pat Mannarino over breakfast.

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UPMC Passavant signs on as sponsor for McCandless fitness court, will cover half the construction cost
December 19, 2019
McCandless’ efforts to build an outdoor fitness court is receiving a major boost from UPMC Passavant hospital, which has signed on as a sponsor and will cover half the cost of its construction.

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Lane restriction for maintenance work overnight along northbound I-279
December 18, 2019
A section of the Parkway North will be down to a single lane overnight for drainage work, PennDOT announced.

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Strong job, real estate markets allow McCandless to keep tax rate unchanged for 2020
December 18, 2019
McCandless has approved a budget for 2020 that keeps property taxes at their current rate.

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McCandless Holiday Heritage event features seasonal songs, stories
December 18, 2019
McCandless hosted a Holiday Heritage event Dec. 14 to help get residents into the holiday spirit.

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Marshall hosting learn to ski program
December 15, 2019
Marshall Township residents curious about skiing can learn more about what to expect on the slopes during a free class from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the municipal building.

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Even with steep property tax hike, Bradford Woods has one of the lowest rates in Allegheny County
December 15, 2019
Bradford Woods has raised property taxes for the first time in five years to help pay for anticipated increases in the cost of road repairs, police protection and legal fees.

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Deadline nearing to donate to Franklin Park ‘Presents from Police’ for kids at Children’s Hospital
December 15, 2019
Monday Dec. 16 is the deadline for Franklin Park residents to donate gifts to the Presents from Police program for kids receiving care at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Ross seeks applicants for newly created environmental advisory committee
December 14, 2019
Ross Township is seeking residents to serve on its newly created Environmental Advisory Council, which will serve as an advisory group on issues dealing with protection of natural resources.

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The Week: North Hills – Dec. 8-14, 2019
December 13, 2019
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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Ross OKs 2020 budget with same tax rate for 5th consecutive year
December 13, 2019
Ross Township has approved a budget for 2020 that keeps property taxes at the same rate for the fifth consecutive year while earmarking significant spending for road repairs, park improvements, stormwater control and public safety.

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Block Northway hosting Pittsburgh artist who creates pieces for Disney in Asia
December 13, 2019
A Pittsburgh artist who has produced original pieces for Disney’s Gallery and theme parks in Asia since 2016 will be at The Block Northway on Saturday.

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Allegheny Health Network cuts the ribbon on new neighborhood ‘mini’ hospital in McCandless
December 12, 2019
Allegheny Health Network cut the ribbon on its new neighborhood hospital in the McCandless Crossing shopping center and should be ready to start accepting patients in the next several weeks.

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6-month project to repair slide along Reis Run Road in Ross completed; road reopened
December 6, 2019
The section of Reis Run Road in Ross Township that was shut down May 31 due to a landslide is open, PennDOT announced.

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Franklin Park church hosting live nativity to tell story of birth of Jesus
December 5, 2019
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Franklin Park is holding three performances of its annual Live Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 15.

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North Hills student earns Girl Scout award for improving conditions for shelter cats
December 4, 2019
A North Hills High School freshman has earned one of the top honors in Girl Scouting for her leadership project to address cat overpopulation at a local animal rescue shelter.

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Victim of fatal wreck near Holy Trinity church in McCandless identified
December 4, 2019
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner has identified the man who died in an SUV that crashed near the parking lot o a McCandless church on Wednesday, according to authorities.

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Marshall Township OKs 2020 budget with no increase in taxes
December 3, 2019
Anticipated tax revenue from the construction of new homes and more businesses opening in Marshall Township will allow the municipality to keep its low property-tax unchanged in 2020.

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Bradford Woods getting conservation grant to improve storm water system along Willow Road
December 3, 2019
Bradford Woods is one of four communities that will receive grants totalling nearly $204,000 from the Allegheny County Conservation District to reduce erosion caused by storm water.

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Cemetery Road in Ross down to single lane for paving
December 3, 2019
A heavily traveled road that links motorists in Ross Township to the Parkway North will be reduced to a single on Wednesday and Thursday for repairs, according to township officials.

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Strong revenue projections for 2020 allow McCandless to keep tax rate unchanged
December 3, 2019
Strong anticipated revenue next year from wage, business and real-estate transfer taxes will allow McCandless to keep its already low property-tax rate unchanged.

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Cranberry fire department offering free smoke detectors to senior citizens
December 2, 2019
Residents in Cranberry Township who are 65 or older can get free smoke detectors next week from the volunteer fire department.

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McCandless police collecting toys, blankets, food for needy during holiday season
December 2, 2019
The McCandless Police Department is partnering with North Hills Community Outreach to collect items for the needy during the holiday season.

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McCandless hosting Holiday Heritage event featuring music, stories for kids
November 30, 2019
McCandless is hosting an afternoon event on Dec. 14 to help residents get into the holiday spirit.

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Ross budget includes spending for parks, road repairs, police body cameras
November 28, 2019
Ross Township commissioners are considering a budget for 2020 that keeps the property tax rate unchanged while earmarking significant spending for road repairs, park improvements, stormwater control and public safety.

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‘Blessed forward’ meals by Eden schools provide thousands of Thanksgiving dinners for homeless shelter
November 27, 2019
When students at Eden Christian Academy gathered for their annual Thanksgiving meal last year, they weren’t necessarily thinking about finding a new way to help the less fortunate.

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Bradford Woods church hosting event featuring live nativity scene
November 27, 2019
North Hills residents can get a glimpse into what life was like at the time of Jesus’ birth during an outdoor live nativity complete with live animals, on Dec. 9 at Bradford Woods Community Church.

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Tree lighting by Santa, family activities slated for Bradford Woods Light Up Night
November 27, 2019
Bradford Woods is ushering in the holiday season with Light Up Night activities Dec. 15 in the Bradford Wood Reserve.

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Late application sinks McCandless planning commission appointment; 9 vacancies filled
November 26, 2019
All but two of the 11 candidates for nine vacancies on various boards and commissions that advise McCandless council breezed through their appointments.

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Work to replace Jacks Run Bridge in Ross completed, road reopens
November 25, 2019
A section of Jacks Run Road in Ross Township that has been closed since late June for work has reopened, the Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced.

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Bradford Woods proposing first tax hike since 2015, rate could jump by 36%
November 25, 2019
For the first time in five years, Bradford Woods residents could receive a tax hike to help cover increases in road construction costs and borough operations, officials announced.

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Ross police report possible child-luring incident along Sangree Road
November 25, 2019
Ross Township police have issued a warning about a possible child-luring incident along Sangree Road.

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The Week: North Hills – Nov. 17-23, 2019
November 23, 2019
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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5-month project at busy Ross intersection done; most traffic restrictions lifted
November 22, 2019
The headache-inducing road-repair project that has snarled traffic at the busy intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Peoples Road in Ross Township since late June is complete.

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Hear ye, hear ye: Tickets on sale for North Hills choir’s 9th annual Madrigal Dinner
November 21, 2019
On Dec. 6, the cafeteria at North Hills High School will be transformed into the banquet room of a Renaissance-era castle for the 9th annual Madrigal Dinner.

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North Hills Chorale hosts Christmas concerts at La Roche University
November 20, 2019
The North Hills Chorale will present a Christmas concert titled “Let Your Heart Be Light” on Dec. 7 and 8 at La Roche University.

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Ross Township arranges calls with Santa
November 20, 2019
Ross Township has worked out a “special arrangement” for children to speak to the head elf in charge at the North Pole.

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Stop sign being added to McCandless intersection
November 20, 2019
McCandless police issued an alert for motorists to be aware of a new stop sign being installed along West Ingomar Road.

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Ross approves new communication system
November 20, 2019
Residents in Ross will now be able to download an app on their mobile devices to request services or register a complaint with the township.

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North Allegheny performs spoof celebrating old-time murder mysteries
November 19, 2019
Students from North Allegheny Senior High School performed “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” for their fall play.

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McCandless ‘found object’ art installation demonstrates creative use of castaways
November 19, 2019
The McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center held an opening reception Nov. 15 for an art exhibit titled “Down the Drain.”

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Ross approves state’s first Diamonds Direct store on site of former bank building
November 19, 2019
A new business approved by Ross commissioners will add a little sparkle to the McKnight Road corridor.

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Ross postpones vote on redevelopment of former Perry Highway liquor store site
November 19, 2019
Ross Township commissioners have postponed a vote on whether to approve a major redevelopment of the former state liquor site on Perry Highway until a zoning question can be clarified.

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Ross police lieutenant gets 5-day unpaid suspension; force ordered to sensitivity training
November 18, 2019
A Ross police lieutenant accused of making unprofessional and sexually explicit comments to fellow officers will serve a five-day suspension without pay.

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Debris gone from Reis Run slide, road expected to reopen in early December
November 18, 2019
Work to reopen a section of Reis Run Road in Ross Township that has been shut down since late May is expected to be completed by mid-December, according to officials.

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The Week – North Hills, Nov. 10-16, 2019
November 16, 2019
Here are some of the recent Tribune-Review news and features from the North Hills.

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‘Voice’ star Chris Jamison kicks off Block Northway’s month of holiday performances
November 15, 2019
The sounds of the holidays season will fill The Block Northway in Ross Township with a month-long series of special events and performances featuring local singers, musicians and dancers.

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McCandless seeks Ward 5 applicants to fill vacancy on environmental advisory committee
November 15, 2019
McCandless residents in Ward 5 who are interested in serving on the town’s Environmental Advisory Committee have until Dec. 11 to apply for the volunteer post.

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State grant provides money for disc golf course in Ross’ Denny Park
November 14, 2019
Money to build a disc golf course in Ross Township’s Denny Park is included in a pair of grants totalling nearly $300,000 that were obtained by state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Summer Hill.

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North Allegheny Foundation names recipients of 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award
November 14, 2019
The North Allegheny Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recognizing NA graduates who have made significant contributions to society.

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McCandless volunteer fire departments collecting gifts for Toys for Tots program
November 14, 2019
The three volunteer fire departments in McCandless are teaming up for the fifth annual Toys for Tots drive to provide holiday gifts to needy children.

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Events planned throughout North Hills to help usher in holiday season
November 14, 2019
Activities are planned throughout the North Hills to help residents get into the holiday spirit. Here are some of the upcoming events scheduled:

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Election turnout in North Hills higher than Allegheny average, but most still stayed home
November 13, 2019
The percentage of eligible voters who cast ballots for contested races in the North Hills was greater than the voter turnout for Allegheny County on Nov. 5, according to election results.

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Turzai announces nearly $1 million in state grants for improvements at 3 North Hills ballfields, Vincentian Academy
November 12, 2019
Four North Hills organizations will be receiving state grants totaling nearly $1 million for improvements, state Rep. Mike Turzai announced Tuesday.

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Ross Township hosting annual holiday craft show
November 12, 2019
Ross Township is holding its annual Holiday Craft Show featuring an array of vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the municipal center.

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Musical comedy ‘whodunnit’ on tap for North Allegheny fall play
November 12, 2019
North Allegheny Senior High School’s fall play “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” kicks off Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

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Charges dismissed against fired Ross cop accused of illegally using computers
November 8, 2019
All charges have been dismissed against a Ross Township police officer accused of illegally using department computers to search internal files.

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2 locations in North Hills collecting gifts for county’s Holiday Project for needy children
November 6, 2019
People interested in participating in Allegheny County’s “Holiday Project” to provide gifts for children who receive services from the Office of Children, Youth and Families can drop off donations at two locations in the North Hills through Dec. 6.

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La Roche holding monthlong celebration of international diversity, culture
November 6, 2019
La Roche University in McCandless is hosting a series of diversity and cultural activities throughout November to mark International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. State and Education departments that recognizes the importance of international education and student exchange worldwide.

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3 of 4 incumbents North Hills school directors lose re-election bids
November 6, 2019
Only one of the four incumbent members of the North Hills School Board who sought re-election in the Nov. 5 general election received enough votes to retain their seats.

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2 incumbents, 3 newcomers elected to North Allegheny School Board
November 6, 2019
Two of the three incumbent North Allegheny school directors seeking re-election in Tuesday’s general election emerged victorious.

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Franklin Park voters unseat 3 of 4 incumbent members of council
November 6, 2019
Three of the four incumbent Franklin Park council members seeking re-election were defeated in Tuesday’s general election.

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Voters elect 3 new members to McCandless council
November 6, 2019
Three new people were elected to the four McCandless council seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s general election.

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3 of 4 incumbent Ross Township commissioners re-elected
November 6, 2019
Three of the four incumbent Ross Township commissioners seeking reelection defeated challengers on Tuesday night to retain their seats.

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Ross man pleads guilty to trying to meet up for sex with federal agent posing as 14-year-old boy
November 4, 2019
A Ross Township man has pleaded guilty in federal court to soliciting sex from an undercover agent who was posing as a teenager.

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State gives North Hills the nod for kids to work at home during snow days
November 4, 2019
Students in the North Hills School District will no longer get a day off when it’s too snowy to make it to school.

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Probe launched into letter believed to be from Ross cops accusing lieutenant of bad behavior
November 4, 2019
A letter accusing a Ross Township police lieutenant of “harassment and ineffective leadership” for allegedly making unprofessional and sexually explicit comments to fellow officers prompted township officials to hire an outside investigator to review the allegations.

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Northland hosting programs on becoming a citizen, holiday stress, Islamic culture
October 30, 2019
Northland Public Library in McCandless is offering the following free special programs during November. Sign up online at: northlandlibrary.org to attend or call 412-366-8100.

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Weather worries prompt McCandless, Ross to move trick-or-treating to Saturday
October 30, 2019
Two North Hills communities are moving the day and time for Halloween trick-or-treating due to concerns about the weather, according to officials.

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McCandless hosting ‘found object’ art installation at Heritage Center
October 30, 2019
The McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center is hosting an art exhibit titled “Down the Drain” that will launch with an opening reception on Nov. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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North Hills Trunk-or-Treat for charity honors student who died in 2016
October 29, 2019
The student council and the Hands for Service Club at North Hills High School held a Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 26 to raise money for charity in memory of a student who died in 2016.

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Tickets on sale for North Hills fall play ‘Clue: On Stage’
October 28, 2019
Tickets are on sale for the North Hills High School Drama Club’s fall play “Clue: On Stage.”

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McCandless offering free class on creating backyard nature reserve
October 27, 2019
McCandless residents interested in learning more about how to create a certified backyard habitat can attend a free program Nov. 13 by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

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Free program helps job seekers stay safe while searching online
October 25, 2019
Job seekers in the North Hills can attend a free program on how to protect their personal information when using the internet to search for employment.

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North Hills waiting for OK to let kids do classwork at home on snow days
October 25, 2019
Snow days could go the way of the fountain pen and dodge ball if the state OKs a request by the North Hills School District to replace them with Flexible Instruction Days that allow students to do classwork at home.

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Get your boo on at North Hills events celebrating spooky season
October 24, 2019
Communities in the North Hills will celebrate the spooky season with trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween.

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Block Northway weekly farmer’s market wraps up season with Harvest Festival
October 24, 2019
The Block Northway will celebrate the end of its weekly farmer’s market for the season on Friday with its second annual Harvest Festival featuring fresh local produce and fine foods and gifts along with free family activities.

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5 of 9 Ross Township commissioner seats up for re-election
October 24, 2019
Seats for Ross Township commissioners representing Wards 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are up for re-election this year.

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Four incumbents running in Bradford Woods face no challengers in Nov. 5 election
October 22, 2019
Unless enough write-in votes are cast in the Nov. 5 primary for candidates who do not appear on the ballot, the four incumbents running for seats in Bradford Woods who secured party nominations in the primary will win seats Nov. 5.

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McCandless voters could replace majority of council in November election
October 16, 2019
At least three new people — and possibly a fourth — will be elected to serve on McCandless’ seven-member council when voters go to the polls Nov. 5.

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2 write-ins among 4 candidates challenging Franklin Park incumbents in Nov. 5 election
October 15, 2019
Democrats in two Franklin Park wards cast enough write-in votes in the May 21 primary to nominate candidates to challenge incumbent Republican members of council this fall.

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9 candidates running for 5 open seats on North Hills School Board
October 10, 2019
Voters in the North Hills School District who go to the polls Nov. 5 to fill the five seats up for election will see a near mirror image of the spring primary ballot.

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8 candidates vying for 5 open seats on North Allegheny School Board
October 9, 2019
All the candidates who sought party nominations to run for five open seats on the North Allegheny School Board received enough votes in the primary to run against each other in the Nov. 5 general election.

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North Hills Art Center’s 60th anniversary celebrated with mural
October 8, 2019
There’s no shortage of fabulous artwork to view when visiting the North Hills Art Center.

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North Allegheny hosting free seminar on future of work in Pittsburgh region
October 7, 2019
The North Allegheny School District’s fall Community Connections Seminar will feature a presentation titled “The Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region” Oct. 16 at Ingomar Middle School.

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North Allegheny Intermediate performing ‘Charlotte’s Web’ for fall play
October 6, 2019
North Allegheny Intermediate High School’s fall play “Charlotte’s Web” will be presented Oct. 16 to 19.

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Northland Library’s new Learning Garden hosts first event
October 4, 2019
Members of a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held the first event at Northland Public Library’s new Learning Garden to celebrate Constitution Week.

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Social justice concerns focus of upcoming ‘Friendship Dinner’ in North Hills
October 2, 2019
A consortium of North Hills churches and social justice organizations are hosting a Friendship Dinner Oct. 17 in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul’s Church United Methodist Church in Allison Park.

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Psychic sisters Suzanne and Jean Vincent appearing at Northland Library
October 2, 2019
Northland Public Library in McCandless is playing host to a program featuring renowned psychic sisters Suzanne and Jean Vincent, who will discuss their paranormal investigation of cases such as the Blairsville Dentist, the Caylee Anthony murders and Haunted Cambridge Springs.

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Free genealogy program takes dive into using ship manifests to explore ancestry
October 2, 2019
The North Hills Genealogists club will host a program Oct. 21 titled “Ship Manifests: An In-Depth Look,” which explores some of the most commonly used records in immigrant research.

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Franklin Park church hosting free CPR training
October 1, 2019
North Hills residents interested in learning how to properly perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation can attend a free session this month and in November.

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Ross Girl Scout’s service project on cat overpopulation earns Gold Award
October 1, 2019
A North Hills teen has earned a Girl Scout Gold Award for a project that focused on raising awareness about cat overpopulation.

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