Author: Tony LaRussa


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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