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Vincentian Academy’s musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” will have encore performances Friday, Saturday nights
February 24, 2020
Vincentian Academy’s school musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” was performed last weekend at the Greater Masonic Center. There will be an encore performance this weekend at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 and 29.

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Owner of 4 Shop ‘n Saves given probation for $300K coupon scheme
February 24, 2020
The owner of four North Hills grocery stores was sentenced Monday to four years of probation after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors for a long-running coupon scheme that bilked nearly $300,000 from manufacturers.

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North Allegheny grad Struk caps college swimming career
February 21, 2020
North Allegheny graduate Michael Struk ended his career as a member of the Washington and Lee men’s swimming team on a high note.

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Pier 1 stores in Ross, Washington among hundreds set to close
February 20, 2020
Two local Pier 1 Imports stores are among the more than 400 that will close this year, according to the retailer’s court filings this week.

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North Allegheny grad Piper Morningstar finds home at Washington & Jefferson
February 13, 2020
North Allegheny graduate and Division I transfer Piper Morningstar is hitting her stride in a new role as a sophomore on the Washington &Jefferson women’s basketball team.

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Ross firm purchases former Verizon building in Marshall for $3.45 million
February 7, 2020
A Ross Township real estate investment and development firm Friday closed on the purchase of a building previously occupied by Verizon at the RIDC Park in Marshall Township, according to a company partner.

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NA grad Chen swims short, long courses in same meet
February 6, 2020
North Allegheny alum and Pitt freshman swimmer Jerry Chen made the most of an opportunity to compete on long and short courses in the same meet.

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Another soccer honor for North Allegheny grad Alex Adams
January 30, 2020
The honors keep rolling in for North Allegheny alum Alex Adams after a wonderful freshman season on the Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team.

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Stanley Cup champ helps youth ‘Give Hockey a Shot’ at North Park Skating Rink
January 27, 2020
North Park Skating Rink was the site of the “Give Hockey a Shot” program on Jan. 25 where children had the chance to learn the basics of hockey. Former Pittsburgh Penguin and Stanley Cup champion Tyler Kennedy was on hand to offer instruction and encouragement as kids of all skill levels were able to learn more about the game. The event was sponsored by the Penguins Foundation. In addition to Kennedy, other coaches and hockey players were on hand to share their knowledge.

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Former North Allegheny golfer Meyer looks to build on solid freshman season at Penn State Behrend
January 23, 2020
To Penn State Behrend men’s golf coach Erik Barzeski, North Allegheny alum Ryan Meyer is the ideal player.

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Ed Pfeifer: The service of tradesmen, laborers greatly undervalued
January 22, 2020
Throughout our lives, each of us will periodically need professional assistance. For example, most of us will require legal counsel and all of us will need medical care. Many times upon receiving those services we lambaste the service provider for overcharging and ‘ripping us off.”

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Driver killed when car crashes into Port Authority bus on McKnight Road
January 22, 2020
A Pittsburgh man died Wednesday after crashing into the back of a Port Authority bus along McKnight Road, authorities said.

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Water main break closes North Allegheny’s Marshall middle and elementary schools
January 15, 2020
North Allegheny’s Marshall elementary school and middle schools will be closed Thursday because of a water main break on the Marshall campus, the school district said.

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Pittsburgh rap artist Frzy sets world record for longest freestyle rap
January 12, 2020
Pittsburgh Emmy-winning music artist Frzy said he saw two sunsets while rapping for 31 straight hours over the weekend at a North Hills mall.

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North Allegheny grads Ehling, McGrath make impact for Princeton swimming
January 10, 2020
North Allegheny graduate John Ehling has been a pleasant surprise as a freshman on the Princeton men’s swimming team.

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North Allegheny grad plays starring role for Gannon water polo team
January 10, 2020
North Allegheny alum Drago Marjanovic gave Gannon men’s water polo an added boost after being named varsity Division II All-America by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

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Man found dead during SWAT situation in McCandless
December 31, 2019
A man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head following a SWAT situation in McCandless, news partners WPXI-TV reported.

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North Hills Coin Club hosts kid friendly event
December 29, 2019
North Hills Coin Club hosted a coin collecting for kids event for children and their parents on Dec. 28, at Northland Public Library.

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Mild winter weather turns North Park into hot spot for the holidays
December 29, 2019
With unseasonably warm weather throughout the holiday week, North Park was bustling with outdoor activity that is usually not seen until spring.

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Ed Pfeifer: Plunging into the New Year with time-tested techniques
December 27, 2019
My friend Steve and I plunged a bathroom drain a few weeks ago, and although my resume includes the plunging of countless drains, this one was especially disgusting and difficult.

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Man killed in Marshall Township crash with mail truck
December 27, 2019
A 53-year-old man was killed in a crash between an SUV and a tractor-trailer on Route 19 in Marshall Township early Friday morning, according to the Northern Regional Police Department.

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Edgeworth manager, North Hampton fire chief charged in DUI crash
December 24, 2019
The Edgeworth Borough manager was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving after a crash earlier this month.

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Skate with Santa at Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale has big turnout
December 23, 2019
Santa Claus made a stop at the Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale on Dec. 22. Kids of all ages had the opportunity to meet, talk and Skate with Santa.

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Skate with Santa at North Park always a popular event
December 17, 2019
At North Park Ice Rink on Dec. 15, the community was treated to the annual Skate with Santa event. Many of the participants chose to dress in holiday-themed apparel to get into a festive mood.

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2nd Alta Via to open in McCandless; new Big Burrito eatery coming to Lawrenceville
December 17, 2019
Big Burrito Restaurant Group continues to expand.

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North Allegheny alum Marc Migliozzi makes history on Akron cross country team
December 12, 2019
North Allegheny graduate Marc Migliozzi made history as a senior on the Akron men’s cross country team.

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NA grad Josh Luchini wraps up stellar sophomore year for Lehigh soccer team
December 12, 2019
North Allegheny graduate Josh Luchini had a banner season as a sophomore on the Lehigh men’s soccer team.

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Holiday Concert at Shaler North Hills Library
December 12, 2019
On Dec. 15, celebrate the holidays with the Pittsburgh Recorder Society from 2 to 4 p.m. at Shaler North Hills Library.

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North Hills Chorale performs Christmas concert at Kearns Spirituality Center
December 10, 2019
A Christmas concert titled “Let Your Heart Be Light” was held at the Kearns Spirituality Center on Dec. 7 and 8. The North Hills Chorale performed this special concert in the Visitation Chapel to help the community get into the spirit of the season. The event was free and open to the public.

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North Hills Middle School teacher named Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
December 9, 2019
A North Hills School District teacher has been named the 2020 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera announced Monday.

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North Allegheny grad, Carnegie Mellon diver Mianzo continues to improve
December 5, 2019
North Allegheny graduate Maddie Mianzo had a productive month as a junior diver on the Carnegie Mellon women’s swimming and diving team.

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Pittsburgh woman to lead new nursing school at Grove City College
December 5, 2019
Janey A. Roach, a Pittsburgh native and former UPMC nursing director, has been named the first director of the new Charles Jr. and Betty Johnson School of Nursing at Grove City College.

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Ed Pfeifer: Insulate yourself from the coming winter
December 4, 2019
For the majority of my adult life I have lived in a warm, comfortable home with a fully functioning furnace and good insulation. But that wasn’t always the case.

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Slippery Rock University Brass Ensemble perform at The Block Northway holiday event
December 3, 2019
The Slippery Rock University Brass Ensemble performed at The Block Northway on Dec. 1, kicking off the season with a collection of holiday favorites.

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The Block Northway hosts kids holiday craft event
December 2, 2019
The Block Northway hosted a holiday craft making event where kids of all ages got a chance to get creative will getting into the spirit of the season.

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Inexperienced North Hills boys roster turns to speed, tenacity to compete
November 29, 2019
The North Hills boys basketball team will lean on its up-tempo style of play to overcome a lack of size and experience.

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North Hills Youth Football hosts ‘Turkey Bowl’
November 25, 2019
The inaugural Turkey Bowl was hosted by the North Hills Youth Football Association at McKnight Village Field in Ross on Nov. 23. General admission was free but guests were asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the North Hills Food Pantry.

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UPMC eyes major expansion in cancer, cardiac care in North Hills
November 25, 2019
From a robotic surgery tool that helps detect lung cancer sooner, to new alternatives to open-heart surgery, UPMC executives announced Monday a slew of major investments into expanding the health care system’s services, equipment and doctors available in the North Hills.

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Craft, vendor show slated at Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center in Ross
November 12, 2019
The Norwood Herrington Chapter No. 356 Order of the Eastern Star is holding its third annual holiday Craft & Vendor Show from 10 to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center.

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North Hills High School presents fall play ‘Clue’
November 11, 2019
Students at North Hills School District presented the fall play “Clue” over the weekend to packed audiences. The production is based off the popular board game.

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McKnight Road reopens after water main break
November 8, 2019
The northbound lanes of McKnight Road in Ross Township have reopened after a major water main break, according to Ross Township police.

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Former Steeler Merril Hoge appearing at The Tiny Bookstore in Ross
November 7, 2019
Before hosting the 2019 Steelers Alumni Weekend Dinner at Heinz Field, Merril Hoge will be appearing at The Tiny Bookstore in Ross Township on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hoge will be at the store to promote his most recent book, “Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy Football.”

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Election Day soup, salad at Little Hill United Methodist
November 5, 2019
An election day soup and salad day will be held at Little Hill United Methodist Church Nov. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.

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North Park site of 11th Annual Sakura Fall Tree Planting day
November 4, 2019
Volunteers came to North Park on Nov. 2 to help improve the eco-system by planting trees, mulching, weeding, and installing deer protectors. To learn more about the organization or to get involved in future projects, go to pghsakuraproject.org.

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Little Hill United Methodist hosts annual Holiday Craft Bazaar in Sewickley
November 4, 2019
The annual Holiday Craft Bazaar at Little Hill United Methodist Church is a place where people can find interesting items that are perfect gifts for the holiday season. The church is at 2350 Magee Rd. in Sewickley. Follow them on Facebook at @LittleHillUMC.

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North Allegheny football set to host Canon-McMillan in opening round of WPIAL playoffs
October 31, 2019
Last week’s loss to Pine-Richland cost the North Allegheny football team a bye week in the opening round of the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs.

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North Park bald eagles sighted back at nest as breeding season approaches
October 30, 2019
The North Park bald eagles are back visiting their nest along Kummer Road for an apparent second try at breeding.

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North Hills to vie for Northern Conference title
October 25, 2019
North Hills will take aim at the Class 5A Northern Conference title on Friday night.

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Weekend happenings: Brittany Burge Foundation walk scheduled in North Park
October 25, 2019
Bring your favorite four-legged friends and support the Brittany Burge Foundation on Oct. 26 with a walk beginning at 10 a.m. at Harmar Pavilion in North Park.

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Fall Greenhouse meeting in Wexford
October 23, 2019
The “Western Pennsylvania Fall Greenhouse Meeting,” hosted by Penn State Extension, will provide research-based information for greenhouse growers on pest and disease control, proper cultural practices, new varieties of plants and marketing ideas.

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Marshall Middle School Make-A-Wish teams with Monte Cello’s on Oct. 22
October 21, 2019
A club at North Allegheny’s Marshall Middle School that is devoted to supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 22 at Monte Cello’s restaurant in McCandless.

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Black belt testing held at North Hills High School
October 21, 2019
Students from Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do participated in black belt testing on Saturday, Oct. 19, at North Hills High School’s gymnasium. Students from multiple Young Brothers locations throughout the region took part in the testing.

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I-79 southbound work being conducted, expect delays Oct. 21 to 25
October 20, 2019
Work will be conducted on southbound I-79, from Oct. 21 to 25.

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Wexford Volunteer Fire Company, others receive grants from Guardian
October 19, 2019
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week and Crime Prevention Month, Guardian Protection hosted a free Community Safety Day on Oct. 5 at their Pittsburgh area headquarters.

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North Hills to host Shaler in Northern Conference matchup
October 18, 2019
The North Hills football team is hoping to finish strong before the WPIAL playoffs begin.

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North Allegheny welcomes West A for nonconference contest
October 18, 2019
The North Allegheny football team will try and stay unbeaten on Friday night, when the Tigers (8-0) host West Allegheny (3-4) at 7:30 p.m. in a nonconference contest.

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Weekend happenings: Genealogy Lock-in at Northland Public Library
October 17, 2019
There will be a Genealogy Lock-in from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18, at Northland Public Library. The library is partnering with the North Hills Genealogists Club for an after-hours program of hands-on research.

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Soergel Orchards Fall Festival fun for all ages
October 14, 2019
The Fall Festival at Soergel Orchards in Franklin Park is always a popular event as it offers a multitude of activities for people of all ages. Every weekend through October, the Fall Festival activities include a wide-variety of food and beverages, pumpkin and apple picking, tractor rides, a kiddie train, art activities, horse-drawn wagon rides, a working sluice to pan for gems, and much more.

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Psychic Sisters share their story at Northland Library
October 14, 2019
For nearly three decades, Suzanne Vincent and her sister, Jean Vincent, have used their psychic abilities in a variety of capacities, including working as ghost hunters, psychic profilers, mediums and assisting in criminal investigations.

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North Allegheny is seeking candidates for bus drivers, mechanics, transportation staff
October 14, 2019
On Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m., at 400 Hillvue Lane (the Transportation Building next to North Allegheny Intermediate High, off of Perry Highway in McCandless), interested candidates will receive a first-hand look at careers with North Allegheny’s Transportation Department, along with the opportunity to learn more about the growing team of bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, and transportation staff.

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Northland Public Library offers bevy of October events
October 13, 2019
Here are some of the upcoming programs being 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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North Hills football takes down Armstrong
October 12, 2019
Curtis Foskey rushed for 178 yards and five touchdowns to lead North Hills (5-3, 4-1) to a 42-0 victory at Armstrong (1-6, 0-5) in the Class 5A Northern Conference on Friday night.

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Christ Episcopal will host its annual Good Stuff Sale
October 11, 2019
Christ Episcopal Church will hold their second annual Good Stuff Sale on Oct. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The sale includes close to 30 tables where a multitude of items will be sold by individual church members and vendors, including crafts, specialty soaps, collections, home goods, and the “Big Big Bake Sale.”

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North Hills looks to lock up playoff berth at Armstrong
October 11, 2019
The North Hills football team will try and clinch a WPIAL Class 5A playoff berth Friday night when the Indians travel to Armstrong for a Northern Conference contest.

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North Allegheny hosting Hempfield in Class 6A contest
October 11, 2019
North Allegheny’s football team will try and keep its undefeated run going Friday night in a Class 6A Conference clash against Hempfield at 7 p.m. at Newman Stadium.

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Weekend happenings: Terrifying Tales from the Cabin to be held in Blueberry Hill Park
October 11, 2019
Terrifying Tales from the Cabin will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Jones-Neely Log House in Blueberry Hill Park — Have you ever experienced the fear of staying in a haunted house? Are you convinced you’ve had a close encounter with a ghost or spirit?

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Portion of Peoples Road in Ross closing for weekend
October 10, 2019
A portion of Peoples Road (Route 4009) in Ross Township will close to traffic from Friday night, Oct. 11 through Monday morning, Oct. 14 weather permitting.

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Closure of Highland Road in McCandless moved to Oct. 11
October 9, 2019
The closure of Highland Road between Oneida Avenue and Terrace Drive in the Town of McCandless was moved to Friday, Oct. 11. The closure, which will take place between 9 a.m. and noon, was originally scheduled for Oct. 10. Recent rain changed the availability of a crane needed for installation of pipe extensions.

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North Allegheny cruises past Butler
October 5, 2019
Luke Colella scored on a 52-yard punt return and a 5-yard run as top-ranked North Allegheny rolled to a 49-14 victory over Butler (0-7, 0-5) in Class 6A play on Friday night.

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North Allegheny, North Hills prepare for Week 6 football contests
October 4, 2019
North Allegheny is riding high after a 40-7 victory over Seneca Valley last week.

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Pair of North Hills organizations hosting celebrations of German culture
October 1, 2019
Two North Hills organizations are hosting events celebrating German culture — especially the food.

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Franklin Park church hosting ‘mock’ interview sessions for job seekers
October 1, 2019
The job search ministry at a Franklin Park church is sponsoring free “mock” interviews for people preparing to enter the workforce or changing employment.

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