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Forbes, Boy Scouts partner to present teens program on career choices

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:03 EST

(image) Wind blows through the hair of Franklin Regional student Brooke Aston, 17, as she sits in a LifeFlight helicopter on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 during Forbes Hospital’s “Exploring” program, which introduces interested students to healthcare careers." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsX5i$b2pZGTzta7NMSbQIyWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Within the next five years, up to 30 percent of the staff at Forbes Hospital could look to retire, the president of the Monroeville facility ...(image)

St. Vincent College students make chemistry Christmas trees

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:02 EST

(image) Lab Manager Beth Bollinger, left, hands a first-place wreath to advanced chemical methods students, from left, Nicole George, Hannah Hosack and Connor McCormick for their "Chemis-tree" display of glassware filled with food coloring-dyed water in a classroom in the Sis and Herman Dupre Science Pavilion at St. Vincent College in Latrobe on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvoebk$rK$upFzfPqR8TUF7WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A group of St. Vincent College chemistry students on Thursday used beakers and test tubes filled with red and green dyed water to create “chemis-trees” ...(image)

Unity to boost fire company monies

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:02 EST

Unity supervisors are shifting 2017 spending plans to boost funding for local volunteer fire departments while keeping real estate taxes at the current 2.2 mills ...(image)

Astronaut, statesman John Glenn embodied heroism, Western Pennsylvanians recall

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:01 EST

(image) Astronaut John Glenn waves with crewmates as they depart crew quarters for the launching pad at the Kennedy Space Centre October 29, 1998. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtLwsuJc1iSI4Twd7i1RAw7WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
When astronaut John Glenn walked into a room, people took notice. “He was kind of bigger than life. Just seeing him was kind of impressive. ...(image)

Norwin High School pool closed to address water quality

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:42:49 EST

The Norwin High School swimming pool was closed Thursday and may not reopen until Wednesday because the water contains higher levels of chloramines – byproducts ...(image)

Woman not guilty of most serious charge in Delmont fatal overdose case

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:03:52 EST

Before a Westmoreland County jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon, a Delmont woman testified that she was a drug addict but denied buying the heroin that ...(image)

Conservancy sues Murrysville man, claims he dumped debris at nature reserve

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:54:49 EST

The Westmoreland Conservancy filed a lawsuit against a Murrysville man, accusing him of dumping trees, shrubs and dirt at its Flinn Nature Reserve, located off ...(image)

Woman testifies in McKeesport man’s murder trial

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:42:49 EST

Testimony will continue Friday in the first-degree murder trial of a McKeesport man accused of fatally shooting a suspected drug dealer at a New Stanton ...(image)

Youngwood will hold property tax line

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:36:52 EST

Youngwood council will meet 7 p.m. Dec. 19 to set next year’s property tax rate, which will remain the same as this year. Council this ...(image)

Judge orders Greensburg man to stand trial on charges of abusing sisters

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:30:49 EST

A judge on Thursday ordered a Greensburg man to stand trial on criminal charges of physically abusing three teenage sisters and sexually abusing one of ...(image)

Police tell Unity pet owners to check their yards

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:27:49 EST

State police in Greensburg are warning pet owners to check their property before letting pets outside unattended after a Unity man found that someone recently ...(image)

South Huntingdon man accused of hitting woman with mallet

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:12:49 EST

A South Huntingdon man was jailed for allegedly hitting a woman in head with a mallet during an argument at his Dutch Hollow Road residence, ...(image)

Duquesne Light will spray herbicides

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:06:52 EST

Duquesne Light will begin spraying herbicides this month along some electrical transmission lines to help prevent tall-growing trees and weeds from growing. The Environmental Protection ...(image)

Self-driving trucks to be on road in near future, experts believe

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:48:53 EST

(image) A Ward Trucking rig rolls through the Harmar facility on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. The autononous vehicle industry is looking to make inroads into driverless tractor-trailer rigs." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsOqtXaUip4jaVePLFZlyLzWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Tom Treadwell doesn’t see drivers for J.A. Trucking taking a back seat to self-driving rigs. “It’s not to say that it wouldn’t work well out ...(image)

Right of way fees smooth budget process for Export

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:00:01 EST

(image) Sunoco Logistics and West Penn Power sought easements at Old William Penn Highway and Borland Farm Road." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuWEQ22VXmP_tFa_3xDZy28WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
In a year when Export officials absorbed several hefty, unanticipated costs, timely revenue from right of way negotiations allowed the borough to plan its 2017 ...(image)

Property taxes to rise in Mt. Pleasant Borough

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:00:03 EST

Property taxes in Mt. Pleasant will increase for 2017, but not as much as borough officials had thought. Council this week raised property taxes for ...(image)