Tony LaRussa, Author at North Journal

Author: Tony LaRussa


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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