Author: Tribune Review


Shaler Area grad awarded 2019 Millvalean Scholarship
August 16, 2019
Kelsey Cordera is preparing to start her freshman year at Edinboro University with a $3,200 scholarship from three women who also grew up in Millvale.

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Wig-wearing man who robbed Shaler, Harmar banks gets 6½ years in prison
August 14, 2019
A former Florida man was sentenced Tuesday to 6½ years in a federal prison for two armed bank robberies during which prosecutors said he wore a wig and face mask, according to U.S. Attorney Scott Brady.

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Photos: Shaler North Hills Library’s Car Cruise
August 12, 2019
It was a revving good time on Aug. 10 for Shaler North Hills Library’s 11th-anniversary Car Cruise, held in the library’s parking lot. Vehicles on display ran the gamut from classic cars to modern sports cars. DJ Clint Stokes played oldies, and a 50/50 raffle, hot dogs and more were part of the day’s festivities.

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Free art workshops offered at Millvale library
August 11, 2019
Adults can explore their creative sides through six free art workshops at the Millvale Community Library, thanks to two Millvale residents who have secured a $2,500 grant for the programming.

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Etna manager shows hometown pride over 42 years of borough employment
August 11, 2019
The solar-powered Etna welcome sign on Route 28 features a blue heron symbolizing the borough’s environmental commitment in an area the steel industry left polluted. One of the wading birds moved to Etna more than 10 years ago, which Manager Mary Ellen Ramage said is evidence of the community’s improvements to its waterways.

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This weekend in Shaler: Aug. 9-11
August 9, 2019
Happy Friday, Shaler! Before we give you some weekend highlights, we want you to know that for some neighbors, getting around will be easier – the Greeley Avenue Bridge in Etna reopened yesterday, following a rehabilitation project.

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Annual Cops vs. Kids basketball game set in Etna
August 9, 2019
The Etna Borough Police Department is planning its 14th annual Cops vs. Kids Basketball Game on the heels of its participation in the National Night Out relationship-building celebration between the police and the community.

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Shaler Area revamping district through capital improvement projects
August 9, 2019
The Shaler Area School District is completing nearly $3.98 million in capital improvement projects while students are on summer break, according to Sherri Ludwig, district business affairs director.

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Shaler roundup: Last Splash Pool Party, free movie, free yoga
August 8, 2019
Shaler Township’s Last Splash Pool Party for all Shaler Area School District friends and families will be held 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24 at Crawford Pool in Kiwanis. A donation of three school supply items per person is suggested to help fill the school bus.

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Photo Gallery: All Saints Festival in Etna an annual tradition
August 8, 2019
All Saints Church conducted its annual Summer Festival on July 17 to 20. With rides, games, food, raffles, prizes, entertainment and more, the festival is the major fundraiser for the church each year. The event takes place on the church grounds.

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Death of Penn Hills teacher shocks school district, Shaler neighbors
August 7, 2019
Nick Ionadi recalled greeting one of his favorite teachers at Penn Hills High School every morning by popping his head into the teacher’s classroom and yelling: “Hey, Babbit!”

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Penn Hills teacher fatally shot by police in Shaler
August 6, 2019
A Shaler man was shot and killed by police at his home Tuesday during a domestic dispute call, authorities said.

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Photos: Shaler Library Touch-a-Truck
August 6, 2019
Shaler North Hills Library held a Touch-a-Truck FUNdraiser on Aug. 4. The event featured vehicles from area first responders, appearances by Chase from “Paw Patrol” and the Incredible Hulk, construction vehicles and more.

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Around town: Etna-Sharpsburg National Night Out
August 6, 2019
Good morning, Shaler! Here’s what you need to know for today, Aug. 6, 2019.

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Photos: Etna Community Day
August 5, 2019
Etna’s annual Community Day took place Aug. 3 at the Etna Playground on Pine Street. Attendees were able to swim for free, play games, enjoy live entertainment and more. The event was sponsored by the Etna Neighborhood Association.

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Junior Miller leads strong returning core for Shaler girls golf
August 4, 2019
Emilee Miller needed to shore up the mental aspect of her golf game.

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Your weekend in Shaler: Aug. 2-4
August 2, 2019
Hello Shaler! If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, especially with the cancellation of The Regatta, we’ve got you covered.

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Ed Pfeifer: Don’t take that cool breeze for granted
August 1, 2019
Sirius, that’s the satellite radio station right?

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La Roche site of hard-to-recycle items event
July 29, 2019
On Saturday, July 27, the Pennsylvania Resources Council hosted a collection at La Roche University for hard-to-recycle items.

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Cherry City VFC hosts 80th annual Street Fair
July 29, 2019
The Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company hosted its 80th annual Street Fair. With games, food, rides, entertainment and a $10K cash drawing, this four-day event is always popular.

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Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean flavorless
July 29, 2019
What do you know about gluten-free baking or cooking? Unless you are forced to think about it, it probably doesn’t even cross your mind.

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Millvale Music Summer Picnic to bring community together in lieu of brew fest
July 29, 2019
Millvale plans to keep the borough rocking after an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 people visited venues throughout town for the third-annual Millvale Music Festival in May, according to festival chairman Paul Bossung Jr.

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Allegheny River lock 2 to close to all boat traffic for repairs
July 29, 2019
After years of chasing money for repairs, the Army Corps of Engineers is ready to start a $6.6 million project to fix the crumbling land wall of Allegheny River lock 2 near Highland Park.

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Shaler Area girls basketball gains confidence off McKeesport Summer League title
July 27, 2019
Facing the rigors of Class 6A basketball was a major challenge for the Shaler Area girls program last season.

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Four Shaler commissioners receive award for combined 106 years of service
July 26, 2019
Shaler commissioner Thomas McElhone recently recognized his four fellow commissioners, on behalf of the Allegheny County &Western Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners (AC&WPATC), for their combined 106 years of local government service.

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Allegheny CleanWays removes 11,300 pounds of trash from Allegheny River
July 25, 2019
Volunteers collected 11,300 pounds of trash from the Allegheny River and its shorelines during 16 cleanups held in June from Millvale to Freeport, according to the nonprofit Allegheny CleanWays.

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O’Hara, Etna residents can expand property, fight blight
July 25, 2019
O’Hara and Etna residents can expand their property and fight blight at the same time, with help from an Allegheny County program.

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Shaler Area School Board member has a quarter-century of experience
July 24, 2019
The way Shaler Area School Board member Jim Fisher sees it, he must be doing something right.

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Shaler grad relishes role as Maker Program director at Millvale Library
July 23, 2019
A Millvale Community Library program that teaches children to create is reaching out.

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3rd-annual FireTree Sculpture Festival held in Millvale
July 22, 2019
Millvale Riverfront Park was alive with creative energy July 20 as the Society of Sculptors poured into the region for an exhibition and demonstrations to celebrate the third annual FireTree Sculpture Festival.

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Fun Foods for Kids classes at Shaler North Hills Library
July 21, 2019
Shaler North Hills Library has a multitude of programs throughout the summer for people of all ages.

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Photo Gallery: All Saints Festival in Etna an annual tradition
July 19, 2019
All Saints Church conducted its annual Summer Festival on July 17 to 20. With rides, games, food, raffles, prizes, entertainment and more, the festival is the major fundraiser for the church each year. The event takes place on the church grounds.

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Another alligator found on the lam, this time in Shaler
July 19, 2019
Well, that “Gatorsburgh” thing is going to keep going.

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Duck race in Shaler an unusual fundraising opportunity
July 19, 2019
The Tom Rogers Memorial Duck Race was held July 13.

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Shaler North Hills Library bustling with summer activities
July 19, 2019
Shaler North Hills Library has a full schedule of activities for adults and children, such as Crafty Saturday. This event encouraged patrons to use their imagination to create one-of-a-kind items.

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Hampton wrestling coach looking to grow Etna club
July 17, 2019
It’s the dog days of summer, which oftentimes is when wrestlers separate themselves from the pack.

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Etna Farmers Market provides valuable service
July 16, 2019
The Etna Farmers Market is held on Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m., June 5 to Oct. 9, at 437 Butler St., Etna.

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Shaler library director makes library ‘feel like home’
July 15, 2019
Sharon McRae knows that a library career is about more than the books.

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Shaler solicitor expects vote on McElheny Road settlement next month
July 15, 2019
The Shaler commissioners may vote at their 7 p.m. Aug. 13 meeting whether to accept a settlement regarding a property request, according to township solicitor Harlan Stone.

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Sharpsburg camp gives teens a glimpse of gaming design
July 15, 2019
Ten lucky teens from Sharpsburg, Etna and Millvale got the chance to attend an intensive hands-on gaming camp at Sharpsburg Community Library where they learned the ins and outs of design, storytelling and graphics.

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FireTree Sculpture Festival set to brighten Millvale
July 14, 2019
The Society of Sculptors will fill Millvale Riverfront Park with a sculptural exhibition, artists’ demonstrations and a nighttime display of illumination at the third annual FireTree Sculpture Festival from noon to 10 p.m. July 20.

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Single lane traffic on Seavey Road in Shaler during road drilling
July 9, 2019
Drilling operations on Seavey Road (Route 4004) in Shaler will occur July 11, weather permitting.

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Fire causes significant damage to Shaler home
July 9, 2019
No one was injured when a fire caused heavy damage to the back of a Shaler home Tuesday morning.

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Shaler fireworks rescheduled
July 6, 2019
Shaler Township’s fireworks have been rescheduled for Sunday, July 7 at 9:15 p.m.

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Shaler commissioners to discuss legal settlement on property
July 6, 2019
The Shaler commissioners are slated to discuss a legal settlement regarding a property request at its 7 p.m. July 9 meeting.

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Green grocer necessary, well received in Millvale
July 4, 2019
Millvale is one of many communities that are classified as food deserts. These are areas where there are no grocery stores in close proximity, making it difficult for people who do not have access to a vehicle to get food.

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Shaler student valuing AGH internship experience
July 4, 2019
Shaler Area rising senior Samantha Goetz landed one of 30 spots in Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Healthcare Discovery Summer Internship, an eight-week paid learning experience for high school juniors and seniors.

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Spaghetti dinner raises funds for local artists following Etna fire
July 4, 2019
The R.E.A.A.D.Y. (Redefining Education Achieving Associate Degrees for Youths), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) & Performing Arts Foundation hosted a spaghetti fundraiser for local artists Joe Martin and Oreen Cohen, who both lost equipment and personal items in a June 15 warehouse fire in Etna.

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Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Kentucky mission trip a success
July 3, 2019
Twenty Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church members left on Father’s Day for a memorable week-long central Appalachian retreat.

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Crawford Pool a hot spot to beat the heat
July 3, 2019
After a very rainy month of June, summer weather finally seems to have arrived as Crawford Pool in Kiwanis Park has seen an influx in attendance now that the sun is out.

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Shaler Area grad named 2019 Global Scholar
July 2, 2019
Kayleigh Hegerle, a 2019 Shaler Area graduate, was the district’s first student to receive Global Scholar distinction through the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association program.

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Etna garbage collection days changing
July 2, 2019
Etna residents — mark your calendars.

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Etna Carnival delivers old-fashioned fun
July 1, 2019
Crowds of all ages filled Daugherty Veteran’s Field on June 24 through 29 for the annual Etna Carnival.

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Children enjoy grand opening of Ross playground
June 26, 2019
On June 21, children from throughout the North Hills descended upon Denny Park in Ross to try out the new playground and listen to some music. Built with state-of-the-art equipment that puts a premium on fun while also adhering to up-to-date safety standards, it received rave reviews from the children on hand.

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Etna-Sharpsburg to host inaugural National Night Out
June 26, 2019
Etna and Sharpsburg will join municipalities across the region in hosting a National Night Out this summer.

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